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Schwinn High Sierra

Old 09-08-18, 02:01 PM
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Schwinn High Sierra

Ran across a Schwinn High Sierra, I think it's an '85. Terrible pictures but the seller sent me this side shot. I've been thinking about something like this to put together a sort of multi-terrain, knock around, campus bike for my son. A bike he can throw on the carrier and ride across campus when he has to park farther from class. Probably swap out a trekking or drop bar. I'm not really concerned with the aesthetics as long as it's not dented up and the components are in decent shape. Depending on advice from you guys, I may go take a look tomorrow.

What do ya'll think about this bike for the purpose I described above? What about a price? Seller says excellent shape. From the pics, I would say decent shape but it could be dirty and poor pics. Asking $60 but that seems high to me. The market in this area is not very good but there is not much to choose from either.

I like that it has the extra braze on's and the components seem to be adequate. Not digging the seat and bars but those would be swapped. What say the experts? Thanks ahead of time.
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Old 09-08-18, 06:13 PM
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The bike appears to be original except for the saddle. I wouldn't change the original alloy SR high-rise handlebars and the Tange Supple Grips are legendary. As a rider the rack is a bonus and the price is well below normal for that bike, which was 2nd in the Schwinn ATB lineup that year.

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Old 09-09-18, 08:17 AM
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I have become very picky. I wouldn't bother with a bike like this.
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Old 09-09-18, 11:38 AM
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For the stated purpose, its a fine choice at an attractive price.
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$60 seems like a great price to me, you're basically going to tear it down anyway, right? IMO the frame is worth most of the asking price. If you can get it cheaper, even better.
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Old 09-09-18, 12:15 PM
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I would happily pay $60 if it were the correct size.
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Old 09-10-18, 12:11 PM
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For the stated purpose, its a fine choice at an attractive price.
Agreed. Great campus bike, good price.
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Old 09-10-18, 04:30 PM
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Nice frame with the mid-fork braze ons, cool high flange wheelset, and super nice crankset and shifters (at a minimum). Definitely worth the price
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Old 09-11-18, 01:38 PM
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I bought my 84 High Sierra for $50 in a low price market area. I would have paid $60 without complaint. They are very decent bikes.
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Old 09-11-18, 06:48 PM
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Made a deal and picked it up this evening. It has it's fair share of scratches and scrapes and more than it's fair share of grime but everything works so I consider it a win. I like the old Suntour Power Thumb Shifters. They have that old mechanical look. I think it will be fun to work on. Updates to come. Thanks to all for the replies.
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Old 10-22-18, 01:07 PM
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Glad you bought it. I have one too, that I bought brand new. It has a different stem without the high rise bars, but it still works really well. I plan to use it as a touring or city bike. They don't make them like they used to!
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Old 10-24-18, 07:55 AM
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$60 for a working bike? You can't go wrong.
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