Antique Vintage 1956 Schwinn Tiger 3-speed Bicycle
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Sold Date: 08/20/2008
Channel: Online Auction
This '56 Schwinn Tiger three-speed midweight bicycle is in great condition. Pinstriping and paint on the fenders and frame are in great shape and have very few chips. Tires are westwing brick tires and appear to be original. Back tire shows wear, front one is in a little better than good condition. Bike rides straight and shifts as it should. It does have Schwinn approved original bowtie pedals, but they are not the correct pedals for the bike's year.I would call it a 9 except the rims have tarnish and pitting, front and rear. T is also brake burn on the rear. Crank and sprocket are in great shape. I chose to put a repop seat on it. Although it's a repop, it is the correct style for the year. The handlegrips are repops as are the Schwinn decals and the Tiger decal. The original decals weren't super bad, but since I had these I put them on top of the originals and you could probably remove them without too much trouble. The front fender has one small ding on the left side. Rear is excellent. It appears the fenders may be off of a different Schwinn because the color fade is not quite the same as the frame. The frame looks like it has a little more metallic in the paint than the fenders - but it is still a stunning bike. All in all, this is an eye-popping, beautiful green with cream bike, as you can see from the pictures. This bike is a keeper but I really need to reduce my collection. Thanks for looking. Assume nothing, call with any questions - , I'd be more than happy to chat. Please do not bid unless you have the money. $100.00 paypal deposit required within 48 hours of end of auction. Full payment within 7 days. Don't want to sound harsh but I don't want deadbeat bidders, please. I was a professional cyclist, worked in bike shops in my day and have shipped several bikes. I know how to take care of it and ship it so this masterpiece of a bike makes it to you in the condition it is presently in. $75.00 for standard ground shipping (insured) anyw in the continental U.S. BID LIKE YOU WANT IT!! John PS - The serial number is V03003
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