I have a really old schwinn bike in my back room. I dont know how old it is for sure. Everything on it is original the seat the paint the horn the basket the loading rake and even the tires. I have 2 things to ask How can i tell how old my bike is? And how much do you think it is worth?
You can usually determine the age of Schwinn bicycles from their serial number:
Schwinn made many bikes over many years. Old Varsities and Continentals are very common and are not worth much today. Cruisers (26" balloon tire single speed or occasionally 2 speed kickback shifting) in good shape with original parts can fetch hundreds of dollars while a nice Stringray Krates bike can fetch over a $thousand. Schwinn Paramounts are collectable and more or less valuable depending on age, condition, and how many original parts remain, $700-$1,000 is the usual range for a good condition Paramount..
I'm sure there are many identifying factors, but it would need to be appraised.