AGE / VALUE:   schwin tandem with weird serial number posted by: marc on 2/21/2005 at 9:14:15 PM
I just picked up a purple schwinn tandem and I'm having trouble dating it. The serial number is pecuilar. It's seven digits and is located on the left rear drop out. The first two digits are N4. I can't find a match on the serial number page here. Any info would be great. Anyone know what happened to

   RE:AGE / VALUE: schwin tandem with weird serial number posted by Peter on 2/24/2005 at 4:08:29 AM
I am not an expert but, will make a few suggestions to help you based on my experience ... your bike sounds like it is prior to 1965 based on the one letter only.
the number on the rear drop out leads me to believe it is an early 1960's ... I think serials before were on the frame on the bottom of the crank area ...
not sure how they dated other parts some years, but search the bike ...
look at the hubs .. especially the rear ... if you have it apart .. look on the cranks ... handlebars .... there may be evidence you have overlooked that may have a year on it somewhere ...
usually if you find a dated part ... the bike was assebled sometime soon after that ... I would say within a year ...
hope this helps a bit ...
good luck ... and happy riding ...


AGE / VALUE:   roadmaster sky queen posted by: Bob on 2/20/2005 at 3:29:02 AM
I have a amf roadmaster sky queen in good condition for its age. nice girls muscle bike if anyone is interested.

AGE / VALUE:   schwinn countrytime lemonade posted by: dan on 2/19/2005 at 3:36:05 PM
Does anyone have any info on the bikes schwinn made for countrytime lemonade in the 80's ?

   RE:AGE / VALUE: schwinn countrytime lemonade posted by Peter on 2/20/2005 at 8:50:27 PM
I saw a few of these on E bay ... I think I may have seen one in a Schwinn bike shop some time ago ... I believe these bikes were late 90's ... not Chicago made, but Japan I believe ... I think they came out around the time when they first started the repo krates ...
I do not think they were a hit ...
look and see if the serial number, located near the right side of the headbadge starts out with 3 letters, and then the number ... if so, it definitely was late 90's
if your bike only has 2 letters to start the serial, then it was late 60's-70's depending on the second letter ... with regard to the 2 letter serial, the first letter is the month, meaning "A"= January and the second letter is the year, "C"= 1967, "D"= 1968 and so on ... the only letter that I know of that they did not use, was the letter "I".
This site has an area to check serial numbers as well.
I do not recall seeing this bike anyway else ...
hope this helps you ...


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   schwinn countrytime lemonade posted by Kathy on 9/25/2006 at 6:35:53 PM
What did you ever find out about your CountryTime Lemonade Bike? We have one still in the box that we are looking for a market to sell, if worth it. Any info that you have would be appreciated.

WANTED:    posted by: mike on 2/18/2005 at 8:45:52 PM
im looking of any non schwinn offbrand muscle bikes, mainly boys bikes. pots replies here


   RE:WANTED:    posted by wes on 2/21/2005 at 2:04:46 AM
ive some id part with basket or complete will deal

   RE:WANTED: posted by mike on 2/21/2005 at 4:57:50 PM
wes, can you post a list of all the bikes and parts you have and prices.



   RE:WANTED:    posted by jim on 2/23/2005 at 5:23:52 PM
Mike, Have a look at The guys who run that site are pretty reasonable. If you see something you want, make an offer...

   RE:WANTED: posted by mike on 2/23/2005 at 10:45:26 PM
i was thinking of buying that 1970 stingray 3 speed that they have. whats the lowest price that i could get it for?

   RE:WANTED:    posted by carlos on 3/10/2005 at 1:19:55 PM
i have a murray for sale i think its a girls would u still be interested email at this bike is not stock

MISC:   'Antiques Roadshow, FYI' 2-March-2005 posted by: VVVintage Vintage Bicycles, Inc. at on 2/18/2005 at 12:41:26 AM
Wednesday March 2nd on PBS at 8pm Eastern in Boston.

We were there all day back in September for filming.
They seemed to be very interested in musclebikes.
VVVintage Vintage Bicycles covered cycles from the 1930s to the 1960s. We're not sure what will air. It may be a few seconds or it may be a few minutes.

For this episode of 'Antiques Roadshow, FYI' their web site says: "Clay gets a thorough schooling in the finer points of bicycle collecting".

Here's a link to the 'Antiques Roadshow, FYI' site. You can find your local times and channels in the US.

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