I noticed someone in my area has an S-20 carbon for sale on craigs; I haven’t been able to find a lot of info on it though. They say it’s a 1999 with a 20.5″ frame (potentially perfect for me, my HG is a 21″). Where did the S-20 fit in relative to other Schwinns of the era? It doesn’t appear to be a homegrown as best I know, but what else can people tell me about it?
I tried to look it up on bicycle blue book but had no luck there. If anyone has a general guide to what it should be worth that would be great too. By the pictures on the ad it seems to be in great shape but I haven’t seen it in person yet. It looks like the frame has no rear mounts for disc brake but I have made it this far in life with v-brakes and cantis so I’m not too worried about that.
The carbon S-20 had the same main frame as the Homegrown All-Mountains of the type. The rear triangle may be different, and the components would be lower-level than on a Homegrown. It may have the 22mm disc mounts, like the Homegrowns. Not my area of expertise, honestly.
Thank you for the quick reply! It seems like an interesting creature, and I just might have to make a run over to look at it. The owner is asking $375, is that a reasomnable price for it? My best guess for what to price it against would be the carbon Gary Fisher Joshuas of the same ear, and $375 is slightly less than expected for those in BBB.
All that said, I don’t need a softtail right now. And my wife would probably rather I not buy another bike (regardless of how odd the next one is). It’s just fun to toy with the idea in my head…