BALLOON:   what year is this posted by: robert on 3/31/2006 at 9:15:51 PM
i picked up this bike for free. it is a girls bike and has the lower bracket between the tubes for the tank. has the schwinn badge with chicago on it. #'s are 2h035329, they are a little faded and hard to read after 2h03. the first # is a two, definitly. located on rear left. any help on identifing would be great!
thanks, robert
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BALLOON:   what year is this posted by: robert on 3/31/2006 at 9:15:51 PM
i picked up this bike for free. it is a girls bike and has the lower bracket between the tubes for the tank. has the schwinn badge with chicago on it. #'s are 2h035329, they are a little faded and hard to read after 2h03. the first # is a two, definitly. located on rear left. any help on identifing would be great!
thanks, robert
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AGE / VALUE:   pre-fire bike posted by: shaun on 3/31/2006 at 12:19:01 AM
I have what I beleive to be a 38-39 schwinn w/springer front and internal brake on front.The WORLD on neck plate and skiptooth sprockets.Serial #x84596.If anyone can tell me anything or knows anything please e-mail me.
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BALLOON:   seat tube paint posted by: matthew on 3/30/2006 at 11:15:43 PM
67-69 schwinn typhoon w/ pinstripe paint on seat tube, kinda late 60s hot rod lookin. surrounds quarter sized schwinn stamp/logo on seat tube, this pinstripe panting is about a foot long. is this stock? I have never seen this.
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   RE:BALLOON: seat tube paint posted by Miguel on 4/3/2006 at 3:58:51 PM
I believe that is stock. Actually I believe it's a Corvette decal, but I'm no expert on older Schwinns. The decals are on ebay, I have seen them lately.
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BALLOON:   not to sure of the model or the year posted by: robert on 3/29/2006 at 8:54:47 PM
i just purchased a 50's schwinn (thats what they told me), s/n c74567 located under the crank. i think it is a 1952 phantom? the chain guard has the circle (i guess were the decal goes) located towards the top of the guard. unlike the common ones where it is located at the bottom.
also i think the badge is blue with lines shooting out from the name. this is what i can notice from the pic's.
any info would be great and if you have any ideas or books i might be able to get to retore this to its orginal form would be helpful.
thanks, robert
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   RE:BALLOON:   not to sure of the model or the year posted by Gordon on 3/30/2006 at 1:47:20 PM
In 1952 Schwinn serial numbers were moved to the left rear dropout, so it is unlikely your bike is a 1952. However, the number doesn't match any of those listed for 1948-51, and numbers prior to that were lost in a fire. The first year for the Phantom was 1949. The chainguard does not sound original for a Phantom - does the bike have chrome fenders like a Phantom and a cantilever frame?
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   RE:RE:BALLOON:   not to sure of the model or the year posted by robert on 3/30/2006 at 7:28:16 PM
thanks for your info.
i now find out from the seller that the #'s are located at the left rear drop which makes it a late 50's i think. the fenders are painted and the light is missing. he is asking $322.00 for it and i am not to sure it is worth that price now. what do you think?
thanks, rob

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   RE:BALLOON:   not to sure of the model or the year posted by rod on 3/30/2006 at 8:50:53 PM
Phantoms are Schwinn's equivalent to Cadillacs of all its models; I remember seeing an early-50s Black Phantom in the most rustiest state of any Schwinn I've ever seen go for $800, so to answer your question: $322 is a bargain to jump on, believe it!
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