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Old 10-01-16, 10:51 AM
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84 Schwinn High Sierra

A 1984 High Sierra just appeared on CL. What is it worth (not to flip).
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Old 10-01-16, 11:59 AM
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$50-$100.
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Old 10-01-16, 02:19 PM
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$50 is a definite buy- go for it!

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I bought and sold a later model for $80. I had intended to convert to 650B but just never got around to it. When selling, it sat for some time at $100. Eventually I let it go for the same $80 I paid for it having only tuned it up a bit. Your's pictured with the original handlebars and lugged fork may fetch a bit more on a good day.
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I bought and sold a later model for $80. I had intended to convert to 650B but just never got around to it. When selling, it sat for some time at $100. Eventually I let it go for the same $80 I paid for it having only tuned it up a bit. Your's pictured with the original handlebars and lugged fork may fetch a bit more on a good day.
I am going to look at it tomorrow morning. It appears to be in great condition - if it is, I will bring it home. I have always liked those handlebars and it has Mountech derailleurs - the ones that some love to hate. I wonder what is under the saddle cover.
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I would say $150 or so as presented mainly because it appears to be 1st generation model with the original parts including the vector bars which sell for $40-50 by themselves.
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Old 10-02-16, 09:47 AM
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Well I bought the High Sierra this morning. There are more paint chips and scrapes than I like, but the frame is sound and straight and it seems to be all original. It even had the original saddle under the gel cover. I took it for a ride and everything works. I gave it a quick bath when I got it home.

I really like the Suntour power shifters, so now I'll be shopping for the right shade of nail polish for touch-up.
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You'd probably have better luck with Testors paint from a hobby shop. Not so many metallic blue grey nail polishes. Enjoy!
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The High Sierra is fairly clean now and all of the add-ons are gone (except for the kickstand). I changed the saddle while I glue one side of the cover. It has a strange SR seatpost with a quick release for the saddle angle and reach. I think it is a keeper - I like the drive train, the bull moose bars, and I'll reserve judgement on the seatpost.
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You can always sell the seat post on eBay if you want to recoup some $. Those sell for a decent price.
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You can always sell the seat post on eBay if you want to recoup some $. Those sell for a decent price.
I may do that if I can't adjust it to suit my butt. I've got to say that the frame geometry is long and low - it rides bigger than it looks.
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I'd like to pick up an early 80s mtb one of these days. They're fun bikes.
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I am again building up my 84 HS to see if I like the ride. It looks just like the one dweenk has, just without the original parts. Wish it had the stem and bar set!

That's a great looking original bike dweenk !
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