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Posted by: john TITLE: AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn
I have a old Schwinn "Tank" bike that is dark blue with white pinstriping. The serial #DA28888.This bike also has a chrome rack on the back. The bike is a little rough.what is it worth and what year was this made in

by: 65.93.105.22
Posted by John
It would seem to me that I have a 1965 Schwinn Fleet with factory rear rack,tank but no horn and no light on front fender.What point do you measure from to determine the size of frame.Not all that bad of a find,I just went to the front door of a house and asked the owners if I could have the bike that was in the backyard.A older man comes outside and taks me to the backyard where the bike that I could see from the road was a ladies bike from the sixties also and just behind the ladies bike was the Schwinn.After some small talk I asked if I could buy or have now 2 bikes and he said YES. That was it Free for the taking.
by: 65.93.133.165
Posted by ken
Serial numbers don~t encode that info, so you have to search.
Thanks to Bob Hufford and friends, a catalog is available; see if you find one that looks like yours.
http://www.geocities.com/sldbconsumer/1965/65cc1.html
The rack may have been a dealer option; does it match the ones in the catalog?
Let us know what you learn.
by: 209.7.150.163
Posted by John
The #s are at the left rear if you were sitting on the bike.What model would this be I dont see any sign of model on chain guard and the Schwinn logo under seat on down tube.Did they make this model in other colours.
by: 65.95.79.195
Posted by ken
If the number is on the left rear dropout, it~s a 1965.
by: 209.7.150.163

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