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    Junior Member Charlie1717's Avatar
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    First Bike Ever! (sort of) Have a few questions.

    Hi my name is Charlie, I'm from Columbus IN.
    I am extremely new to biking. I've never owned a street bike, but today I drove by a bike on the side of the rode for free. So I took it. It is a Schwinn World Sport, and that's really all I know about it. It has a bit of a rust issue.
    I've replaced the rear tire/tube and put on a new chain.

    I have a few noob questions. I've never used shifters like this before (the two handles next to the handle bars) They don't seem to do anything? So I don't really know what to look for on that.
    Also my rear brakes aren't coming together close enough to do much stopping power (I think I'll be able to figure that out.)
    So If anyone has any suggestions that would be awesome. I look forward to learning alot!
    Here are some pictures!




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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Welcome to BikeForums.
    Ask the folks in the Classic & Vintage forum. They know EVERYTHING about old bikes.
    My bikes --> 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2013 Cannondale CAAD 10 2 (5) "Racing Edition"

    Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~ Charles Schultz

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    Junior Member Charlie1717's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    Welcome to BikeForums.
    Ask the folks in the Classic & Vintage forum. They know EVERYTHING about old bikes.
    Thanks Ron, I posted there and already got the answers I needed!
    Thanks!

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