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07-03-11, 12:42 PM
Hello, Forest here. I am a runner getting into triathalons, I was given a Schwinn frame,and Ineed to know 1. if it is worth rebuilding (it has a small split in the chain stay. the split is about 1" long ad it is inside the indention on the inside close to the seat post). The serial # is on the rear dropout and is SC300133. The color is Burgandy with cream or tan on the head tube. a sticker on the bottom of the seat post has 4130 chrome moly, it has suntour deraillers, weinmann single pull brakes, a sugino crank (tapered square) shifters are on top of the down tube and the wheels that came with it are 27 X 1 1/4, but I am pretty sure that they are not original. Any information would be helpful, thanks.
07-04-11, 06:47 AM
Howdy and welcome to the forums! Got a pic of the damage, sounds like it might be ruined.
Donor bike, strip the parts for the next one.
07-06-11, 11:21 AM
209465Hey, Sorry for the delay, here are a couple of pics of the damage.209464
07-06-11, 11:27 AM
I wouldn't risk it. YOu can find a similar bike for cheap so I just wouldn't throw the dice.
07-06-11, 12:23 PM
Strange place to see that kind of damage... looks like someone tried to clamp something on to the chain stay there, but it would be behind the crank so I can't imagine what it would be... a trainer maybe or workstand?
Unlikely to fail catastrophically so it might make an OK neighborhood bike, not worth spending much money on though.
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