Schwinn Hornet value

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bookojj

On Training Wheels
Jun 11, 2019
5
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Huntington Beach
I'm new to the forum, but I've been collecting old bikes for years. I have a couple of Schwinn Hornets (1952 I believe) which I plan to sell. One is original and one has been painted. Any idea how much to ask for them? Any help would be most appreciated.
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GTs58

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Sep 2, 2012
10,780
Central Arizona
Don't know what the value is, Cali prices are higher, but those garage doors are KILLER! Coolest looking garaged doors I've seen.
 

bookojj

On Training Wheels
Jun 11, 2019
5
61
Huntington Beach
Thanks brother. We were shooting for a West Indies look. Do you have any suggestions on how I can place a value on these bikes? I don't want to give them away, but I'm not trying to get rich off them either. I don't think the girl's versions carry nearly as much value.... I just need the space, and I'm keeping my '37 Cleveland Welding Supply Roadmaster.
 

John G04

I live for the CABE
Oct 17, 2016
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Bethlehem, PA, United States
I think the blue girls schwinn is worth around $175 its a nice survivor and equipped but is a girls bike. Nice!
 
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Jay81

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Apr 26, 2015
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Roseville MI
Welcome to the Cabe.
I'd say $125 - $150 on the blue one since it's missing the headlight.
Brown one has several missing / incorrect parts, and being repainted also hurts the value. $50?
The wheels on the brown one (if they are Schwinn S2 wheels) are probably worth more than the complete bike.
 

Rivnut

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Nov 24, 2012
948
Shawnee, United States
There's a very similar bike on Ebay right now for $200. I think that at $150, a pwrson could part it out and make a profit.
Tank $75
Rack 65
Chain guard 25
Truss rods 50
Seat 60
Wheel set 60
Even the head badge is worth $30.
Check out similar items on Ebay and set a price for yourself.
 

bookojj

On Training Wheels
Jun 11, 2019
5
61
Huntington Beach
great input guys. Maybe I should part it out??!?!?? Cheers!!
 

Jay81

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Apr 26, 2015
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great input guys. Maybe I should part it out??!?!?? Cheers!!
That's entirely up to you. Yes, they are worth more that way. But, it is also a p.i.t.a.
Get ready to find boxes and packing material, and make multiple trips to the post office / fedex.
And then the bare frames are virtually worthless, may as well throw them in the trash.
Parting would definitely get you top dollar, but it's not for everyone. You really have to decide if it's worth the time and effort that it takes.
Just something to think about.
 

bookojj

On Training Wheels
Jun 11, 2019
5
61
Huntington Beach
great input. I will post them cheap on local craigslist. Many thanks for the help!!!
 
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razinhellcustomz

I live for the CABE
May 28, 2018
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kiel wisconsin
I'm new to the forum, but I've been collecting old bikes for years. I have a couple of Schwinn Hornets (1952 I believe) which I plan to sell. One is original and one has been painted. Any idea how much to ask for them? Any help would be most appreciated.
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I just bought a guys bike hornet and i value that at around $400.00. Mines got the rack and truss rods,but no tank. I think maybe $200.00 for the blue one and maybe $100.00-125.00 for the brown one. It's worth what ever some one's willing to pay. I think this would be a good starting point. Good luck. Ride ON . Razin.
 

Rivnut

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Nov 24, 2012
948
Shawnee, United States
great input. I will post them cheap on local craigslist. Many thanks for the help!!!
Start high, you can always come down. If you parted out the blue bike, you could make more $. But that's just one less to be ridden. Some of us older guys like ridind "step throughs". They're easier to mount and the gearing makes them easier to ride.
 
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Jay81

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Apr 26, 2015
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Roseville MI
This thread is a great example of how prices/values vary by region.
 

Rivnut

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Nov 24, 2012
948
Shawnee, United States
TRM also makes a mullet rear fender.

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Blackbomber

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Aug 23, 2018
796
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Unionville, CT
Oh, I checked them out, alright. The tank is cool (and I want one). Too much of that, however, and I feel it might resemble a motorcycle from one of those discovery channel soap operas from last decade. But that’s me.
 
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razinhellcustomz

I live for the CABE
May 28, 2018
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kiel wisconsin
Go on Facebook and search for TRM Convertible Tanks. Make that girl's bike into something really rad.
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This really does it for me and girls bikes. Nothing wrong with riding them , as long as yoir knees in the breeze. I've seen these tanks before. Does any one know what they go for? Thanks and Ride On. Razin. P.S. Gweels bikes are cool too!!!
 
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