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Can you indentify this bike and drive train/gearing?

Old 12-22-11, 03:54 PM
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Can you indentify this bike and drive train/gearing?

My BIL has this bike hanging in the garage and wanted to see if I could find out what it was and any info on the drive train. It's a 3 speed and it says Guardian on the sticker as if it's a Guardian brand bicycle but I couldn't find any info on the Guardian brand. Also, The bike was bought used about 20 years ago and the guy he bought it from mentioned something about the drive train being unique in some way. Any ideas on the bike or drive train/gearing will be much appreciated
TIA Walter
ps. My wife and I have done 2 X-country self supported bike tours, so I'mtrying to help him out.
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Old 12-22-11, 04:30 PM
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Walter,

It's difficult to place that bike with an upside down set of handlebars. It has a grip shift with two cables, which makes it unusual. The photos to get are a good one of the whole bike from 5-10ft away on the drive side. If you can, take a few pictures of the crank, hubs, brakes. Photos that are in focus will be best.

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Old 12-22-11, 06:46 PM
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+1

Picture is almost worthless, unless someone can identify that shifter. Still tells us nothing about the bike though. Steel (?) cheap looking stem may indicate a low-end cruiser type bike, but again, need photos of the whole thing.
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Old 12-22-11, 07:01 PM
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I agree on both counts, lousy pic and very likely a lowend model

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+1 Bike brand that doesn't show up on google = private label, store brand. During the bike boom, every gas station, tire store, hardware store, discount store, and so on, had their "own" brand. Of course they did not make the bikes, they just had a company put various decals and stickers on the bike, and they had their brand. I bought my first bike as a kid at a lawn mower repair shop, they had their own brand too. They didn't even sell new lawn mowers, but they had a line of bicycles.
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I have worked on a couple of bikes with dual cable twist shifters recently at the bike coop they are just evil. If possible would replace them with normal thumb shifters.
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Bike Picture

I attempted to upload a few pics to the site but it continually told me the files were to to large. The pic that's there is the only one that would load. Anyone have any suggestions for uploading pics when the file is to large?
ps. the files that were deemed too large were of the entire bicycle and slightly over 2mg.
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Old 12-26-11, 11:24 AM
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I open them in Microsoft Picture Manager. There you can downsize them, I just choose "documents." You can do all sorts of other stuff too, but it's definitely not a photo shop program.
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Old 12-26-11, 12:06 PM
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set your camera up for a smaller picture in your camera menu
Best Guess Schwinn Stem shimano 333 shifter on a banana seat with a sissy bar the reflector is a dead givewaway


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I attempted to upload a few pics to the site but it continually told me the files were to to large. The pic that's there is the only one that would load. Anyone have any suggestions for uploading pics when the file is to large?
ps. the files that were deemed too large were of the entire bicycle and slightly over 2mg.
TIA Walter
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