MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Is this a good candidate for resto? posted by: Chris on 10/26/2005 at 10:54:46 PM
I've been looking for a budget minded project bike to restore/kustomize. I found a guy that is selling a matching boys/girls set of early 60's Murray Sonic Flight that he says are in decent rideable condition. The mens bike is in parts (but all parts are there, which is okay due to my intention of re-painting it.
Anything I should be looking for with this bike? I have restored a 70's era cruiser, mostly with aftremarket accessories, but I know my way around a bike.

He's only asking $100 for it, and I'd have no problem spending another $100 working on it.


Any help would be appreciated.
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   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Is this a good candidate for resto? posted by Rod on 10/27/2005 at 8:16:14 PM
I say, 'Go for it!' Whatever you had to look for while restoring the 70's cruiser would pretty much apply here, and if you can't restore to OG status like you want, customizing should almost always be your plan-B. Good luck!
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AGE / VALUE:   shwinn corvette 2-sp G032084.... posted by: paiulie on 10/22/2005 at 3:09:03 AM
hi! got a nice corvette, GO32084, http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a342/steelwoolwarrior/1%20vintage%20bicycles/05_schwinn_corvette_2sp_02.jpg and was hoping to learn more about it's age and such. did it originally come with a tank? lights? any feedback would be appreciated. thanks.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   shwinn corvette 2-sp G032084.... posted by Ken on 10/27/2005 at 6:05:29 PM
Corvette did not have a tank; lights would be dealer accessories.
Yours is a 1960.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   shwinn corvette 2-sp G032084.... posted by Rod on 10/27/2005 at 8:23:43 PM
Your serial #'s 'G' indicates the month as July of '60. Like my '63 'Vette, the only accessory would the front carrier rack.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   shwinn corvette 2-sp G032084.... posted by Rod on 10/27/2005 at 8:24:18 PM
Your serial #'s 'G' indicates the month as July of '60. Like my '63 'Vette, the only accessory would be the front carrier rack.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   shwinn corvette 2-sp G032084.... posted by Rod on 10/27/2005 at 8:25:18 PM
Your serial #'s 'G' indicates the month as July of '60. Like my '63 'Vette, the only accessory would be the front carrier rack.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   shwinn corvette 2-sp G032084.... posted by rod on 10/28/2005 at 8:23:21 PM
I looked in my Schwinn book and I saw a Corvette also equipped w/ a battery-operated headlight.
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BALLOON:   my new schwinn posted by: john on 10/21/2005 at 5:51:03 PM
i just aquired an old schwinn bike and id like to know more about it, all i have is the serial#e143728. can anyone help me, iv been trying for a while and cant find anythingthat gives me info. on it thanx alot john
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   RE:BALLOON:   my new schwinn posted by rod on 10/21/2005 at 6:25:57 PM
Whatever model Schwinn you have, it was made in May of 1961. If the chainguard is intact, what's the model name?
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AGE / VALUE:   schwinn century posted by: jim on 10/20/2005 at 2:01:55 AM
its a skip tooth numbers under crank housing 98% orig mens 26 inch any guess on who might know where to find age # d54740
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   schwinn century posted by Ken on 10/20/2005 at 6:58:43 PM
http://www.angelfire.com/rant/allday101/SchwinnCodesRebuild1.html
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   schwinn century posted by rod on 10/21/2005 at 6:33:45 PM
Skip-tooth bicycles became extinct sometime in the mid-'50's, and your Schwinn was born in Chicago in April 1952.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   schwinn century posted by jim on 10/25/2005 at 1:38:39 AM
sorry about the mix up its c 54740 not d any help on this old of number much thanks
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   schwinn century posted by rod on 10/28/2005 at 8:33:54 PM
According to the serial # chart on this site, the 'C' (or rather March) numbers were stamped in 1952, '53, '56, and '57; feel free to doublecheck. Good luck!
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   schwinn century posted by jim on 11/3/2005 at 1:07:36 AM
then how thE $%%^ ARE WE TO KNOW WHAT YEAR THIS BIKE IS ????????????????????????????????????????????
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AGE / VALUE:   airman special posted by: Steve on 10/19/2005 at 8:07:03 PM
Maybe I'll get this right this time
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