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AGE / VALUE:   1980 Schwinn Tornado

Posted by robert on 8/22/2007 at  1:02:35 PM

I came across an old bmx that is supposedly a 1980 Schwinn Tornado. The frame looks like a mini cruiser frame. The tires are 20" but the cranks are tiny and the bike seems like it was made for a child, I can't even ride it. I can't find any info on it, and while it does appear to be a ligit Schwinn I'm having doubts. Anything on the bike would be appreciated. Thankyou.
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       RE:AGE / VALUE:   1980 Schwinn Tornado posted by jj on 8/23/2007 at 5:05:05 AM
There are a number of pictures of the Schwinn Tornado in the Picture Database (click on "Picture Database" at the top of any page).

It sounds like you do have a real one.
Reply back here letting us all know, after you check out the photos.


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       RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   1980 Schwinn Tornado posted by Robert on 8/23/2007 at 12:38:22 PM
jj- Thx for the pic. That is the bike I own. I don't know why I couldn't find anything on it. I did manage to find someone selling one on Craig's List that looked the same but had some new parts on it (I am almost certain mine is all original). Is it a common bike? Does it have any value? Thx again. Rob.
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       RE:AGE / VALUE:   1980 Schwinn Tornado posted by paul on 8/28/2007 at 12:07:13 AM
Rob, it is a valuable bike. The Tornado was one of schwinn first bmx style bikes. Most shwinn's had the smaller cranks and lower bottom brackets. I have a tornado as well. Just a cool old bike to have..
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       RE:AGE / VALUE:   1980 Schwinn Tornado posted by paul on 8/28/2007 at 12:07:14 AM
Rob, it is a valuable bike. The Tornado was one of schwinn first bmx style bikes. Most shwinn's had the smaller cranks and lower bottom brackets. I have a tornado as well. Just a cool old bike to have..
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       RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   1980 Schwinn Tornado posted by Rob on 9/11/2007 at 2:53:12 PM
Hey Paul. Thx for replying, it definetly is a cool bike. One I will be Holding on to. rob.
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