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    Senior Member wahoonc's Avatar
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    I should know better by now...

    Went to the LBS to pick up some parts I had ordered for one of my other bikes...

    I walked down the used bike line and got in trouble

    Bought two

    A 2008 Schwinn Classic 3 and a 2007? Giant Melbourne city bike.

    The Schwinn comes with the Wald 520? rear baskets on it, don't plan any real modifications at this time, just going to ride it and enjoy.

    The Giant is going to get a tune up and be headed off to Boston to live for a while with my son.

    The picture of the Schwinn is a stock photo, for some reason the one I took at the LBS didn't come out.

    Aaron



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    ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.

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    Cool.

    I personally feel like I gotta set limits on myself as far as knowing what I intend to buy and promising to stick with it before I even enter the shop....

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    They both look like great city/commuter/utility/fun bikes.

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    How many bikes do you have now????I got 6,,,,,,,,,,just traded for a murray single speed gonna change the wheels put a 3 speed internal hub, put new tires and change the handle barsand ride for awhile spring and summers around the corner in my area!!!!!

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    Senior Member wahoonc's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fastfingaz View Post
    How many bikes do you have now????I got 6,,,,,,,,,,just traded for a murray single speed gonna change the wheels put a 3 speed internal hub, put new tires and change the handle barsand ride for awhile spring and summers around the corner in my area!!!!!
    Dunno.. are we counting complete bikes? Or the parts to build bikes or?... Somewhere around 30, and probably enough parts to build 5 or 6 more.

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    ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.

    "Cycling should be a way of life, not a hobby.
    RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"
    _Nicodemus

    "Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
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    Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"
    _krazygluon

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    Senior Member wahoonc's Avatar
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    Finally got around to dragging my bikes home... I bought them back in February and just now got a chance to get back down to the store with a truck to pick them up.

    Here are pictures of the Schwinn, I am going to have fun with this one. Right now the only planned changes are to add a Sturmey-Archer XL-FDD hub (90mm drum brake with a dyno), chrome B&M LED bullet head light and a fender mount tail light. Baskets may or may not stay, if they go I will put a front package rack of some sort on it.

    Aaron

    Webshots is bailing out, if you find any of my posts with corrupt picture files and want to see them corrected please let me know. :(

    ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.

    "Cycling should be a way of life, not a hobby.
    RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"
    _Nicodemus

    "Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred
    Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"
    _krazygluon

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    Dirty Schwinn-Lover deeth82's Avatar
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    Nice finds, Wahoo!! Both of those bikes look classy and built for utility. I wish our LBS's would carry used inventories like that...mostly all they get back from the general public are used road bikes, either from people who never used them or from weekend warriors trading up.
    Ride what you like, how you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
    Finally got around to dragging my bikes home... I bought them back in February and just now got a chance to get back down to the store with a truck to pick them up.

    Here are pictures of the Schwinn, I am going to have fun with this one. Right now the only planned changes are to add a Sturmey-Archer XL-FDD hub (90mm drum brake with a dyno), chrome B&M LED bullet head light and a fender mount tail light. Baskets may or may not stay, if they go I will put a front package rack of some sort on it.

    Aaron

    The riding position on the Schwinn looks tremendously comfortable,nice.

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    Love those baskets Beautiful classic bike
    "Whenever I see an adult riding a bicycle, I know there is hope for mankind." (H. G. Wells)

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    I love that Schwinn! Luckily I have no LBS that such a selection.
    sharon

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