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My Schwinn High Sierra

Old 07-05-15, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by krue1971
Yes, that link shows out of stock.
Oops! I'm not so good at that "reading" thing.




But there's also the Ebay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/BLACK-BURN-L...item51d38c504a
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Old 07-05-15, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Bikedued
Just because it didn't fit right, or you didn't like it, doesn't make a it a over rated bike.,,,,BD


Here's mine, posing with my other Roller Cam bike. An 85 C'dale SM600.

Very nice pair of bikes, love the OD paint on the Cdale
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh
My riding buddy Paul and I have High Sierras. His is an '85 and like yours has the Roller Cam brakes. Mine is an '87-88 and uses a cantilever in the front and a chain stay U brake in the rear. They are nice solid bikes and adapt well for different kinds of riding styles. The pic below is from last October. We did an end to end 60 mile gravel grind on the Northern Rail Trail here in NH.



I keep trying to convince Paul he needs to ditch the knobby tires and add fenders. But he want's to keep it original to how he bought it 30 years ago.

Which rack do you have on the front of yours?
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Originally Posted by krue1971
Very nice pair of bikes, love the OD paint on the Cdale
Unfortunately the OD is one of the things I want to get rid of, in favor of the dark green original color. I actually think this frame is painted with the aluminum boat paint.,,,,BD

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Originally Posted by krue1971
Which rack do you have on the front of yours?
I don't remember. I'll take a look today and see if it is marked with a brand. I thought I bought it off ebay and it was a Sunlite rack, but my searches have turned up nothing similar.
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh
Sorry you had such a negative experience...

Anyone else have this issue?
I don't know much about angles and how BB height affects things- I do know that I feel very "up there" on the High Sierra. While I think that's a product of the high bottom bracket, I don't know about "trail/rake" and if that is an exacerbating factor in the handling of the High Sierra.


The two bikes that I have with 26" wheels are ATBs, so they do have higher BBs, so the properties of all those factors get lumped in with "26" tires" in my mind.


As an aside to that tangent, I have bike that was running 700c- it had a *decent* rear wheel but a crappy quality front wheel. I ended up changing the bike to27" wheels to work with brake reach- and the ride got magically better. I associated the change with going from 700c to 27s, when really the BIG difference was the quality of the hubs.
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh
I don't remember. I'll take a look today and see if it is marked with a brand. I thought I bought it off ebay and it was a Sunlite rack, but my searches have turned up nothing similar.
I was at Budget Bicycle Center (yes, the famous BBC) last weekend and they had a really cool front rack- very much like the vintage Blackburn front mount racks (mounts to the fork ends and the brake hole)- but it had eyelets on the side for mounting lights and stuff.

I just checked the BBC site, and I don't see it there- but it was on the wall back by the panniers.
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Originally Posted by krue1971
Which rack do you have on the front of yours?
I forgot to take a picture. But I did check! It is the Blackburn MTF-1. Out of stock at Blackburn at the moment. But maybe you can find it at Amazon or Ebay.

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