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Vintage Schwinn Bike for sale

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Price
$300 OBO
Payment Terms
Paypal /Cash App
Location
Coooerstown, Pennsylvania
Zipcode
16317

TroyBoy

On Training Wheels
Hi i have this bike i found , i believe its an mid 60s Schwinn typhoon from what i can tell , but i cant be sure as im no bike expert and all of the markings are wore off. I was at a property helping a friend get some parts for his camper and on the way out i saw this thing laying there . Man it was in awful shape just laying there rusting away but something wouldn’t let me leave it lay there . The property owners were like sure get that piece of junk out of here . It didn’t have a front wheel / fender and the back fender was mangled . I believe the original was a 2 or 3soeed hub shift (shown in pics ) So i brought this heap back to my garage and did a soft wire brush to remove a lot of rust , It’s still no daisy but you should have seen it then . But amazingly once i got everything freed up it all functions . The bike is rideable currently . The mangled back fender I pounded all the dents out and used a section to put
on the front .I had an old bike rack laying around from one of my mountain bikes so i fabbed it to fit the bike . The bike is pitted up and has bumps bruises and scars everywhere but i didn’t want to mess with paint because i wasn’t sure if that affects value. So it’s a complete bike but not all original , as you can see i put a front tire on it from one of my mountain bikes , as well as the rack . So what all is pictured will be in the bike as well has the rear hub shift rim and the single speed that’s on it . I’m asking $300 for the bike and if i’m way off base let me know , like i said im far from an expert and im not 100 sure what i got . All of the 64 typhoons i saw have similar markings , So thats the full disclosure guys . Any info you could give me on it , i always like to learn and would appreciate it ..


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Side note : i keep reading that there should be a serial number stamped on frame underside , is this true because i can’t find any on this ?
Welcome to the Cabe, I'm glad you got it for free. At least you won't lose any money on it. GLWYS.
thank you,and yea thats true.honestly how i came up with 300 was seeing a few restored on ebay selling foir 6ish.i figured id shoot for half being a ridable bike.lol

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I think $300 is a little optimistic. I'm sure others will weigh in but I'm seeing about $75 on a really good day. I'd try to sell local because even at $300 it's not worth shipping. GLWTS
yea probably is.appreciate the feedback,what does shipping usually cost average for a bike.i saw some on ebay that were 2 hundred to ship and was thinking thats alot,especially if one was buying a bike for 75.lol
 
The serial number will be on the left rear drop out above the axle nut. I see you have a chain on it now.
 
Hi i have this bike i found , i believe its an mid 60s Schwinn typhoon from what i can tell , but i cant be sure as im no bike expert and all of the markings are wore off. I was at a property helping a friend get some parts for his camper and on the way out i saw this thing laying there . Man it was in awful shape just laying there rusting away but something wouldn’t let me leave it lay there . The property owners were like sure get that piece of junk out of here . It didn’t have a front wheel / fender and the back fender was mangled . I believe the original was a 2 or 3soeed hub shift (shown in pics ) So i brought this heap back to my garage and did a soft wire brush to remove a lot of rust , It’s still no daisy but you should have seen it then . But amazingly once i got everything freed up it all functions . The bike is rideable currently . The mangled back fender I pounded all the dents out and used a section to put
on the front .I had an old bike rack laying around from one of my mountain bikes so i fabbed it to fit the bike . The bike is pitted up and has bumps bruises and scars everywhere but i didn’t want to mess with paint because i wasn’t sure if that affects value. So it’s a complete bike but not all original , as you can see i put a front tire on it from one of my mountain bikes , as well as the rack . So what all is pictured will be in the bike as well has the rear hub shift rim and the single speed that’s on it . I’m asking $300 for the bike and if i’m way off base let me know , like i said im far from an expert and im not 100 sure what i got . All of the 64 typhoons i saw have similar markings , So thats the full disclosure guys . Any info you could give me on it , i always like to learn and would appreciate it ..


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Welcome to the CABE!
Definitely a 61-65 bike, that being said, the serial number will be on the left side of the frame near the rear axle. This website will help you nail down the date the frame was stamped. https://www.angelfire.com/rant/allday101/SchwinnCodes1.html
The extra rear wheel you have there looks to be from a 60's-80's middleweight, unfortunately the Shimano(333) brand hub was never used by Schwinn.

My going rate on bikes seems to be $100 for anything riding, with most of the value being in the work(cleaning and servicing) it took to get the bike on the road again. $200 if it's something vintage with curb appeal. Then if they have vintage accessories, the accessories have a value of their own that ads to the price of the bike. Also, like most of the other guys here will say, find the age of the bike with certainty and use price comparisons from similar bikes that have Actually sold, while keeping condition and incorrect pieces in mind.

I hope you enjoy your first step into collecting vintage bikes!!!
 
Welcome to the CABE!
Definitely a 61-65 bike, that being said, the serial number will be on the left side of the frame near the rear axle. This website will help you nail down the date the frame was stamped. https://www.angelfire.com/rant/allday101/SchwinnCodes1.html
The extra rear wheel you have there looks to be from a 60's-80's middleweight, unfortunately the Shimano(333) brand hub was never used by Schwinn.

My going rate on bikes seems to be $100 for anything riding, with most of the value being in the work(cleaning and servicing) it took to get the bike on the road again. $200 if it's something vintage with curb appeal. Then if they have vintage accessories, the accessories have a value of their own that ads to the price of the bike. Also, like most of the other guys here will say, find the age of the bike with certainty and use price comparisons from similar bikes that have Actually sold, while keeping condition and incorrect pieces in mind.

I hope you enjoy your first step into collecting vintage bikes!!!
yes i am finding it very interesting.thank you for welcoming me and i really appreciate the info as well.Everyone on here has been very helpful pointing me in the right direction
 
Awhile back, I got a ‘65 American from a local guy in worse shape than yours and said Ol Lordy, what am I going to do with this rust bucket. Fenders were rotted through, wheels were rusted and paint was a mess. Stripped the bike, painted the old paint/rusted frame with Rust Reformer, put on another set of fenders and chopped the rear one, put on a new wheelset, rear one with a 3 speed Nexus hub with shifter, 2.125 tires and another seat. Used everything else including the original springer fork and made it a rider. I love it. Met up with a guy who remembered me as the guy riding ”the SteamPunk“bike. Still break it out of my collection and cruise the neighborhood on it.
So that being said…. With it being free, put some spares on it, funk it out and ride it!

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Hi i have this bike i found , i believe its an mid 60s Schwinn typhoon from what i can tell , but i cant be sure as im no bike expert and all of the markings are wore off. I was at a property helping a friend get some parts for his camper and on the way out i saw this thing laying there . Man it was in awful shape just laying there rusting away but something wouldn’t let me leave it lay there . The property owners were like sure get that piece of junk out of here . It didn’t have a front wheel / fender and the back fender was mangled . I believe the original was a 2 or 3soeed hub shift (shown in pics ) So i brought this heap back to my garage and did a soft wire brush to remove a lot of rust , It’s still no daisy but you should have seen it then . But amazingly once i got everything freed up it all functions . The bike is rideable currently . The mangled back fender I pounded all the dents out and used a section to put
on the front .I had an old bike rack laying around from one of my mountain bikes so i fabbed it to fit the bike . The bike is pitted up and has bumps bruises and scars everywhere but i didn’t want to mess with paint because i wasn’t sure if that affects value. So it’s a complete bike but not all original , as you can see i put a front tire on it from one of my mountain bikes , as well as the rack . So what all is pictured will be in the bike as well has the rear hub shift rim and the single speed that’s on it . I’m asking $300 for the bike and if i’m way off base let me know , like i said im far from an expert and im not 100 sure what i got . All of the 64 typhoons i saw have similar markings , So thats the full disclosure guys . Any info you could give me on it , i always like to learn and would appreciate it ..


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Be happy with $50 and call it a day!
 
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