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    Renewed interest in biking, Portland OR.

    Hey there, figured I'd make a thread here too...

    I'm 29, pretty active, and have recently decided that I want to get back on a bike for various reasons (just got my son a new bike, another way to get out and enjoy the weather, gets me out from behind the wheel). Thing is, I haven't read a bike since I was a kid.

    My uncle just gave me his (late 80's?) Schwinn Impact. It has a flat back tire, but beside that, he says it's ready to ride. I'd like to get it into riding condition, maybe take it in for a tune up, but I was looking around the intertubes and found this...



    ...which has inspired me. That's basically the same bike, just in mint condition with a couple of accessories. I want my bike like that.

    Can anyone give me some info on where to start, first off, how to get it back on the road, and maybe where to go from there?





    ... side note, the gym I train at is IMPACT JIU JITSU, so it almost seems meant to be

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    ... also, anyone in the Portland area know where I can take this to get it into safe riding condition without ripping off a complete newb?

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    That's the bike as it is right now. I have more pics if interested? Also, any techy guys need any specific pics? Any help would be awesome.

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    Welcome to Bike Forums! You may wanna visit the Bike Mechanics forums. They can probably help ya with fixing and finding parts.

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    Thanks a lot man. I'll check it out right now!

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    Howdy and welcome to the forums! Looks like a nice bike to try and build after. Also might check the Commuting or Touring section of the forums.

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    Minor, that bike looks like it needs nothing but a good cleaning and lubing. Hubs, bottom bracket, headset, should be cleaned and repacked with grease. You might want to get better fenders if you want fenders. Other than that it looks like a good solid vintage rigid MTB, and a good looking one at that. The folks over at the Classic & Vintage forum would appreciate seeing that.

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    Thanks a lot guys. I'll keep you abreast of my travels. I'm looking forward to getting after it.

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    What does it take to get into trollheim to b.s. off topic?

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