I bought this Schwinn 19" High Plains today for $35.00. I only bought it because of the Araya rims 26 x 1.5, HE-VP-20 made in Japan.
After getting the bike home and taking a closer look I noticed hat the frame doesn't appear to be low quality.
The main tubes and front fork have a CroMo Sticker, and the dropouts are forged. the bike was made in Taiwan.
The seat tube has a sticker that says Oversized Cromo and another which reads " Engineered and Tested". It also indicates a lifetime frame warranty.
The is a sticker on the right chain stay with what appears to be a serial number
It has Shimano Altus C50 Crank, Alivio brake levers, front and rear derailleur.
The 4 digit date code on the Head badge is 2073. Is this a 2003? The components do not match the Schwinn High Plains in the 1993 catalog. It has shifter with a lever for the thumb that can be pumped, not the grip shifters.
Also the FD will no shift to the largest chain wheel, and the FD shifter will not move to the "3" position. will adjusting the FD limit screws fix this problem?
The frame is TIG welded. It is blue with red "High Plains" lettering.
The wheels and seat tube bolt are quick release.
Thanks in advance for your help and comments.