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Old 05-21-05, 09:18 PM   #1
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Good evening! My name is Mike and I finally decided to register since this forum is really active on mountain bike topics.

But I wanted to say hi, and I am a owner of:

1995 Schwinn MOAB Elite 26" (made in Boulder, Co)
Some of the specs on my bike are the following:
21 spd, Shimano brakes, cables (M55t PADs), Shimano Alivio gears and 3 piece crank case, Tioga steering, rear rims Shimano ALTUS, front rim is a Mavic made in france (very lite btw), Rear tire is a KENDA, and I had to get a new tire today for the front and I never heard of it but it is a ROLL-X.

There is no shocks on it.
This bike actually been sitting at my parents home for about 3 years and I was going to buy a new bike, but parents insisted me to take a look at this MOAB before getting a new one. I did and it rides great. I did some research and it seems to be one of the better schwinns before they sold out (I think).

But enough of my rambling. I just wanted to say hi and I plan to get back into this sport. I been riding every day. Now I just need to get tehe gears fixed since I am only able to change to 3 gears only. lol

oh btw, anyone here in Austin, TX that rides the greenbelt or any other trails around here? Probably a dumb question, but maybe I can ride with you all once I get everythng working out.

Thanks and take care
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Old 05-21-05, 09:31 PM   #2
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Welcome to bikeforums, Mike.

Nothing wrong with only having 3 working gears... unless they're really low or really high

I think there are a few members near you... they'll hopefully reply here.
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Old 05-21-05, 09:36 PM   #3
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Thanks Madman,

The 3 gears that work are all on gear 7 and switchable frome 1,2,3 gears. lol. I can't change off from gear 7 thats on the left side of the handlebars.

A guy at work rides mountain bikes and it pretty heavy into it. I think he was some cop patrol like 4 years ago, but he was nice enough to offer to take a look at my bike gears and fix/adjust it. I thought that was awsome of him.

Thanks
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Old 05-21-05, 11:43 PM   #4
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Old 05-22-05, 12:30 AM   #6
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Old 05-22-05, 01:35 AM   #7
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I have a 98 Schwinn Moab too my friend. We are a rare event. It has treated me well and she is quite a different bike from when I bought her. You know what they say about riding a bike, it's like riding a bike. You neverforget. Welcome back to the fun!
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Old 05-22-05, 02:04 AM   #8
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Hey man, welcome to the forums. Glad to see another Austinite in the mix. You should check out Walnut Creek along with the Greenbelt. I ride with a couple of guys that I work with but you should also check out www.bikemojo.com, the majority of everyone there is from Austin.
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