Bought this bike today love it appears to be all original including the paint in great shape never seen a front fender like this one not sure of the age can anybody help me out it’s a schwinn it says Chicago Schwinn on the sticker just below the seat
Yours I figured it to be a racer but I can’t seem to find this type of front fender is this something you’ve seen? It’s in great shape all original stored in a garage years what would you say the value is? It does have the Chicago Schwinn sticker still in tack
that style fender was used from around 1940 to 1962 or '63. values vary depending on where you live. here in the S.F. Bay area people are asking 300 bucks for bike like that and not selling them. search eBay completed listings to get a good idea of value.
The serial # is stamped into the rear wheel attachment area (dropout). As GTs58 mentioned, it is most likely an early 60's model. The oval head badge started in 1960 on the lightweights and didn't have "Chicago" on it till 65-66'.
That "Shark Fin" front fender went through 64' on the racers.
Cant see the chain guard though, it could possibly even be a Co-Ed model.
The second place of the serial # will be a number, that is the year, 60 something. The first place will be a letter, A being January, B February... etc.
As far as value goes.... cleaned and freshly maintained, these ask and sometimes get $150 or so. A lot of cool factor but not a rare bike.
Very clean, Nice bike.