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Schwinn High Sierra puzzle

Old 12-21-15, 03:42 PM
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Schwinn High Sierra puzzle

I've had this for a while and am trying to figure out what's up with it. I'm pretty sure it's an '84

as I've had one previously, but there's a lot of stuff going on with it that doesn't match up and

has me confused:

Head badge – no High Sierra in logo

fork Crown

no fast back seat stays

Different parts: Specialized/Mountainbikes bull moose bar, hubs and headset. Suntour XC-1pedals, Sugino AT crank (dated 12-82)

Downtube decal – what’s left of it is different

Serial # BS367xxx

My guess is that it’s just an early production model and changes were made during the run.

Any thoughts?
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Old 12-21-15, 08:18 PM
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This may help https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...mtb-frame.html
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Hey thanks - that gives me a lot to sort through.
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Old 12-22-15, 01:59 PM
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Ok, this is some good info and makes sense of all the stuff going on with this frame. Thanks Again.
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Old 12-23-15, 09:02 AM
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You might want to add pics and description of your bike to that older thread, would be interesting to compare.
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1984 was pretty early in the MTB story. Could have been changes during model year. Schwinn wasn't as deep into them as like Ross was, in the same MTB era.
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I have seen three other Schwinn MTB frames with this format of serial number. All appear to be for the 1984 model year. I think that the first number in the serial number is the year of frame manufacture, in this case 1983. I think these frames were made in Japan.

Later in 1984 many of the Schwinn MTB frames have a Giant of Taiwan serial number.
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