Originally Posted by bab2000
You may. Without closeup images, it maybe this is a Schwinn frame. The front fork is chrome, correct?, the stem shifters and the suicide brake handles, and even the cable routing, are all features of the Schwinn builds for that era. Also M.Wards was Chicago based as was Schwinn a partnership is possible.
Are brakes center pull or side? Rims steel?
Is a serial number located on steer tube, right side base (from the rider's position)?
Well, I have no clue if the brakes are center or side pull. I dont even know what that means!! Feeling like a dork I must confess, my husband and I are just getting into the whole road bike world. I think the term is "noob"
There is a serial number- 5045574 and on the left side there is this EIL 80338P. On the shifter it says Shimano Eagle. The rims are a little rusty right now...so I dont know if they are steel or not. Wait, if they are rusty...does that mean they are steel?!?! How can you tell if the fork is chrome? Oh geez Im confused!! So much to learn!!
Oh- the bike is fun to ride! Even though hubby has only been like 10 feet on it (have I mentioned flat tires and a rusty chain?) he says that it just "feels right" Guess it WAS a good $4 after all!
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