Posted by: carlso TITLE: AGE / VALUE: schwinn heav duti
hey,everybody i just picked up this bike from the junk and was wondering if it was worth it. it has ballon tires with little dryrot, red paint is ok,only needs a seat and post. its a schwinn heavy duti says on the chain guard. has thick spokes. i am just wondering if it is even worth messing with or if its worth anything to anyone. please help me. thanks!
Posted by rk
I just picked up a red 26"heavy-duti Schwinn,a little navel jelly and air in tractor tires,plus some chain lube and I was up and riding,I chekd the ser.,# and it is a march 71,making it 35 years old this month,cool bike for a cruzr,out!!rk
Posted by rod
Ihave three Heavy Duti frames: a black ~66 I Phantomized w/ hubcaps, tank w/ buzzers (a repro & a ~64 original), a chameleonized headbadge, a chrome chain, & a set of chrome 68-spoke Daytons wrapped in whitewall tires (the OG wheels & tires were already gone!); a black ~68 w/ only the fork, crank, Quality decal (which is also intact on my six-six!),sprocket, & headbadge; & a lemon yellow ~73 that I bought cheap simply because the front wheel was missing and the paint was ruined by a sloppy cream paintover. Just like any model Schwinn, they are worth investing time & effort into as well as its value depending on its condition.
Posted by scott
your bike is not as old as some but still a nice bike and people are interested in them. you should fix it up and ride it. also it would be a good candidate for one of the chinese engines. the heave construction is good for that.
hope this helps.
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