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Old 04-28-13, 10:44 AM   #1
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Can someone tell me about my bike? High Sierra Black Chrome

I just bought my first bike and chose it mainly because it looked unusual and seemed to have all the basics I wanted in a bicycle. Once I got home from my first ride I decided to do a little research on it and find out what people had to say about it (maybe shouldve done this before I made such a major purchase, but oh well - i think with my heart) The problem is that I cant seem to find ANY info on it. Ill tell you what I know from looking at it:

Its a Schwinn and it says "high sierra" on it. The color is "black chrome" according to the store clerk. It also says "XCD 6000 Accushift" on it. Thats all I know and google didnt help me very much with so little info. The thing looks brand new and I paid a pretty penny for it so I thought there would more info than I am finding.

I am a complete novice so any info/reviews, etc.would be welcome.

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Old 04-28-13, 11:14 AM   #2
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I don't know anything about them, but they seem like they are pretty good bikes based upon the popularity in this thread http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...nn-High-Sierra

No clue which year your bike is, but here are the specs for the 1996 model http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...erra&Type=bike Decent enough components.
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Old 04-28-13, 11:23 AM   #3
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A nice bike. The "black chrome" finish had an unusual look. I would relube all the bearings before riding it seriously. Should we ask how much you paid?
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Old 04-28-13, 11:43 AM   #4
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I paid 350 - which he said was a deal and I guess I believe him because the other new bikes in the shop went up much higher. For a first time rider in a city where bike thieves are a constant threat I thought that was potentially a poor choice but there was nothing else like it in the store. He said it was old stock and just made up a price off the top of his head I think. So I guess I dont know if its new, or an old refurbished model, or an old model that just never sold.
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Old 04-28-13, 11:56 AM   #5
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I'd call it NOS (new old stock). It's been around a while but was not ridden. XCD 6000 is Suntour, which I always liked. Cantilever brakes and rack and fender brazeons would make it a great commuter bike.
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If it's NOS and has SunTour Accushift drivetrain parts, then it's been sitting around for a long time.

Classic non-suspended MTB. Should be a very comfortable ride, judging by the long wheelbase. (Lots of space between the rear wheel and seat tube.)
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I think Schwinn Outsourced to Japan, back then.
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It says made in taiwan. I dont know if that helps date it. Im curious just how long its been sitting around.
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Ask the mods to move this to C&V, you'll get more interest/ knowledge. Nice looking bike!
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that would be asking the place you got it from, .. right?
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If that is a NOS bike it is an old one! XCD6000 dates to around 1990/91.

Nice looking bike and if it is in new condition the price isn't outrageous.

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I like the finish and subtle decals on it. The smooth welding on the head tube looks really nice too. <--These, however, are the only things I like about he bike. How much exactly did you pay for the bike?
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What is the serial number? If it starts with G is was built by Giant in Taiwan. Giant built some nice steel bikes in their day.

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