Old 03-25-07, 06:25 PM
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Just picked up the Schwinn a few hours ago

And have spent the last 3 hours working on it. Wasn't as good of shape as I thought, the chain and casette were rusted. Something that surprised me was the condition of the hubs. They were flawless, a little surface rust on the skewer ends. Spin like the day they were made. The bike was missing a crank arm, so I tore it off of my old bike and its a perfect match. The plastic pedal on the original crankarm of the Schwinn was smashed, so I put the alloy pedals from my old bike on there too. The cantilevers are in good shape but desperately need to be adjusted. They dont provide any stopping power whatsoever. I believe all the cables are stretched to uselessness. Headset is good to go, no roughness at all. Derailleurs were in good shape, rear Acera looks to be pretty nice quality. Tires were sunrotted to the core, so that was another part from the old bike. Bike is surprisingly light (compared to my old bike, which weighed in at 44.5lbs). One thing that sucks, geometry is totally off for my height. I'm 6'3 and the seatpost is nowhere near long enough. I get this badboy all set up to go on a short ride before dinner, and the second I stand up to really crank it, the chain snaps. Trip to the LBS will include new cables, chain, and seatpost. Will post pictures tomorrow.

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