I’ve recently acquired (through inheritance) a mid-60’s era Schwinn Twinn tandem bicycle. It’s a really cool rig, and it’s in great shape (even the original tires keep inflation), but I’m a lone rider, and it’s a bit too much bike for me. This bike should be in the hands of a collector–not sitting in my storage room. I’d love it if one of the experts here could have a look and tell me more about it, or give an estimate on it’s value. (Of course, if that estimate comes with an offer, we can discuss that as well.) ;-)
Everything appears to be original, except for the speedometer–which appears to be of the same era. It’s a Sears speedometer/odometer, that looks like it was designed for use with this bike, and I suspect it was purchased with the bike when my aunt bought it (at Sears?) in the mid-to-late 60’s. I have several other pictures that I’d be happy to share on or off-line, if you’re interested.
Thank you Marko82,,,the bike looks to be 70s maybe a 60s tandem ,whats the ss number ? anyways the value is 135.00 to 700.00..i know a wide range but condition is everything and a two speed is better than a one speed coaster brake model .I think with the photos you have 245.00 is a good price for a buyer or the seller ,if the bike is a kick back two speed ad 75.00,,,if a 5 speed ad 160.00,,,we are having a bike swap meet this sat and sunday,,14 th and 15 th,,,day brake till last man standing ,,,,a good place to sell your tandem,,,412 716 4956 info,,thanks
@Marko82 – Thanks for the tip.
@Craig (bicycle heaven) – Thanks for your comments here, and for the nice chat on the phone. I didn’t notice on first inspection, but after talking with you, I looked again and confirmed that the bike is a kick back 2-speed (Bendix). At your suggestion, I think I’ll be heading down to the swap this weekend with this, and a couple other old cruisers I have collecting dust.
If anybody’s interested in pics, info, or talking deals in the mean time, let me know!