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    novice repairing schwinn

    hello to all you biker folk- all of this bike talk is pretty much greek to me, i've been out of riding for ten years (now i'm 26) but i inherited a 1993ish schwinn high plains that i'm trying to rescue from disrepair. i need some advice on what to repair to get it going again. it looks like the tires are shot(dry rot), chain is rusty, but the frame is free from rust. the wheels look good (aluminum doesn't rust, thank God,). i plan to use this just as a to school and back bike (2 mi. round trip), so where is a decently priced place to get tires, chains, gear cables, brake pads, etc.? i would really appreciate it if you guys can help me out. i am pretty much in the dark right now.

    thanks...

    ben

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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Between Crystal River and Hernando, Florida, 6 miles west of the Withlacoochee Trail
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    I've had several since 1999 but have settled on my beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my latest, a 2015 Cannondale Supersix EVO
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    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2015 Cannondale Supersix EVO carbon

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    Gretassister
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    Well, I can't recomend a place to go without knowing where you are. Where I live good bike shops are hard to find. It sounds like you know what to replace though. I'm in the process of repainting my old Schwinn.

    Joyce

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