Need a little guidance from our Schwinn folks.


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Wanted33

Look Ma, No Hands!
Oct 6, 2019
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Concord, NC
#1
Hi my Schwinn friends. I almost have my brides '57 Murray ready to ride, and I need something to ride with her. I know this isn't what you would call vintage, but it looks like a good bike for me until I can find that right old one for me. My question is, is this bike worth the $80 the owner is asking. Thanks again for all you've given this newby.

Jim

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DonChristie

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Nov 4, 2009
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#2
Hey Jim, congrats on soon to be tying the knot! If you want to be embarrassed 10 years from now looking at your wedding pics, thats the bike for you! Lol. I suggest maybe borrowing a set of classics for the big day or get yourself a better bike! Honestly, i would not take that schwinn for free! I guess $80 or so would be the going rate for it. IMO.
 
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piercer_99

I live for the CABE
Dec 27, 2015
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#4
I would recommend something a little less chinese.

just my opinion.

plus the coaster brake on those are garbage, unless of course you like to hear the death rattle when you ride.
 
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Wanted33

Look Ma, No Hands!
Oct 6, 2019
28
41
66
Concord, NC
#6
Hey Jim, congrats on soon to be tying the knot! If you want to be embarrassed 10 years from now looking at your wedding pics, thats the bike for you! Lol. I suggest maybe borrowing a set of classics for the big day or get yourself a better bike! Honestly, i would not take that schwinn for free! I guess $80 or so would be the going rate for it. IMO.
@DonChristie Thanks Don. I call her my bride, and have for 42 years. She's a good woman, and put's up with all of my crazy ideas. Witness the old Murray. :) Sorry for that confusion.

And, thank you all for the quick reply's. Sadly all new bikes in my price range seen to be made in China (like most everything else). I will take your advise, stay away from this one, and keep on with my search for a vintage American made bike.

Jim
 

Wanted33

Look Ma, No Hands!
Oct 6, 2019
28
41
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Concord, NC
#11
Jim,
In which part of the country do you live? There may be a CABEr in your area with something similar to your bride's bike that they're wanting to sell. Lots of stuff on the local FB Marketplace, check it out near you.
Thanks Eddie, I checked the Marketplace out yesterday. Got my eyeballs on a couple. I also received a PM from @bikemonkey (Micheal) in Albemarle, NC. I'm definitely gonna take a to Albemarle, and see Michael if all works out.

Jim
 
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Wanted33

Look Ma, No Hands!
Oct 6, 2019
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41
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Concord, NC
#13
Why New ? You Don't Want New...............................Do You ? @Rivnut has a great plan .....................I would try that first . :oops:

I really don't want a new Curtis, Just for the heck of it I've just been checking them out. From what I've read here and seen in reviews most of reasonable priced new ones are crap. So I'm keeping my eyeballs open on Craigslist, and FB marketplace. Got a couple I'm interested in.

Jim
 
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Wanted33

Look Ma, No Hands!
Oct 6, 2019
28
41
66
Concord, NC
#14
Thank you all for the help, and suggestions. I'm in a bit of a different situation concerning riding. My dearest was in a head-on car accident some years back, and has nerve damage in her back, and hip. So, I'm getting the old Murray fixed up for her to try. Hopefully riding a cruiser like it won't cause any problems with the nerves. So we are praying it doesn't, and if all is well then I'll buy me one that I can ride with her. I ordered two new ties from Wally World, but they can't seem to send me two of the same tires (yeah I know, it's Wally World). I sent the wrong one back last week, and reordered in hopes they would seen me the correct one to have matching tires. Picked the reorder up today. You guessed it, wrong again. So, I've ordered two from Amazon, and they won't get here until sometime next week. Hopefully I'll get two of the same tires this time, and get the bike on the ground for her to try. Keep your fingers crossed that she can ride it without any problems.

Thanks again, you folks are great.
Jim
 
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vincev

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Nov 2, 2008
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Thank you all for the help, and suggestions. I'm in a bit of a different situation concerning riding. My dearest was in a head-on car accident some years back, and has nerve damage in her back, and hip. So, I'm getting the old Murray fixed up for her to try. Hopefully riding a cruiser like it won't cause any problems with the nerves. So we are praying it doesn't, and if all is well then I'll buy me one that I can ride with her. I ordered two new ties from Wally World, but they can't seem to send me two of the same tires (yeah I know, it's Wally World). I sent the wrong one back last week, and reordered in hopes they would seen me the correct one to have matching tires. Picked the reorder up today. You guessed it, wrong again. So, I've ordered two from Amazon, and they won't get here until sometime next week. Hopefully I'll get two of the same tires this time, and get the bike on the ground for her to try. Keep your fingers crossed that she can ride it without any problems.

Thanks again, you folks are great.
Jim
Maybe you need a tandem.
 
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