Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Queens, NY
Bikes: Bianchi Boardwalk, Schwinn Woodlands
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Hello all, I've been following this forum for the last couple of weeks and this is my first post. I was never big on bicycling and have not biked in about 8 years but want to start again to get some exercise.
I have two bikes, a Bianchi Boardwalk hybrid which I bought back in 1994 for less than $500 and a Schwinn Woodlands mountain bike which was given to me back in 1996 by a former landlord as the prior tenant left it behind. The Bianchi is still in very good condition and practically a new bike as I rode it only about 10 times and have less than 100 miles on it for sure. It has a bit of rust on the cogs as it was left in the basement of my former house for the past 10 years and now resides in my garage. I consider the Bianchi a pretty good bike for my level, but I don't know much about the Schwinn I have.
Can anyone tell me if the Schwinn Woodlands was considered a good bike? I think it was an entry level mountain bike, but I don't know what model year it was. I want to know if it was built before the time people consider Schwinn went down the tubes.
To me, the Schwinn brand is still a decent brand, although I know that a lot of people think its not good anymore as it began selling to mass market retailers back in late 2001/early 2002. I know that Schwinn went bankrupt at one point and has changed ownership a couple of times from Pacific Cycle in 2001 to Dorel a few years later.
Can anyone tell me what year my Schwinn Woodlands or anything else about the bike?
My Schwinn has the following markings: Made in Taiwan
Frame: Schwinn MTB CR-MO Tubing
Fork: GForce Tapered Fork
Saddle: Schwinn Mountain
Front & Rear derailleur: Shmano 200GS
Shifters: Shimano 200GS SIS 7S SL-M201
Brake levers: Shimano SLR
Cogset: Shimano Bio-space SG
Wheel/Rim: WEINMANN 2121 26 x 1.75 Alloy - Made in USA
Tires: 26 x 1.75 to Fit Rim TRA HB-7
Pedals: Wellgo - Nylon pedals - Made in Taiwan