Bicycle Advice, please.
At a local barn sale, I just ran across two Schwinn Hornet Model A’s, both in excellent condition. One’s a 1950 and the other is a 1953 model. The 1950 has had a bit of [very well done] touchup painting. The other is nearly pristine. Original decals and whatnot are intact on both. Even the seats are original (ouch!) and the lights/horns work, which is cool, cause they’re so retro. Both are perfect sizes for hubby and I. The fellow wants $1900 for the two of them. I like the solidity of older bikes. I was wondering whether these would be good candidates for electrifying, and what a good price to pay for them, in the Midwest, would be.
Would this be a good plan, or would I be better off with a modern model?