Posted by: Taylor TITLE: MIDDLEWEIGHT: Schwinn Corvette
I have a Schwinn Corvette that I purchesed off of the original owner. It has copper paint, a three speed Strumley and Archer rear hub with the control on the handle bars, a generator operated headlight and taillight, the mounting bracket for the front spring loaded rack, the crash bar and chrome springs on the seat, chrome fenders, chrome rims, the original whitewall Westwind tires, and the plastic starburst headbadge that is glued on. The serial number is H317810. I would really like to know what year this bike was produced.
Posted by ken
What date did you find on the S-A hub? How do you know the badge was used two years?
The only way to determine its value is to sell it. Condition has a lot to do with it. Mine had been pretty well beat up and went for a hundred US ten years ago, but with a 2-speed.
Posted by Taylor
Thank you very much. I too am not sure either of exactly when that headbadge was used. I would like to know when it was used. I do know for certian that it was only used two years. Also I would like to know about how much this bicycle is worth. Thanks again.
Posted by ken
August 63 according to the chart. That badge makes it an interesting model. Do you have links to any history of the badge? Just used in 62 and 63, I think, but I don~t know. Consumer catalog illustrations don~t show it. The Coppertone color is in the 63 catalog but not the 62, for what it~s worth.
I owned one with a kickback hub. Sold it and shipped it, and the buyer sent back pictures of the torn end of the box and the badge missing off the bike. I don~t know to this day whether it was a scam, but I assume so since that would be a long shot coincidence, first the box getting damaged right by the headset, then a thief coming along who knew what that badge was. I~ll never ship another bike. Anyway, keep an eye on it.
Posted by Gary M
scrub down the rear hub, its dated, and production is generally within a month of that date.
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