We have Schwinn Sprint that has been in the garage for quite a while. My boyfriend (a recreational mountain biker) wants to start commuting to work so we thought we might tune up the old Schwinn. But it is heavy and we aren't sure that it is even worth the tune up. Is anyone out there familiar with this bike? Any opinions? Should we spend the tune up money on a better used bike?
This will not be a flat commute and he will be dealing with some busy streets sans bike lane.
Blue with pink and yellow decals
Schwinn badge imprinted with 1186 (118th day of 1986?)
straight seatpost (I did a little research; this is not a mid 70s model)
a bit scuffed up
wheels and frame look straight