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Old 11-25-21, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by OTS View Post
I have a Schwinn CrissCross Hybrid running the Suntour XC 7 speed stuff on my fendered dynamo-hubbed winter commuter. Actually once cleaned up, it does a decent job. You might try it before you make the switch.
+1 I would agree the 7x3 acushift stuff actually works pretty good on MTB with softer gearing I have gotten ti to work good with Suntour Acushift freewhells and Shimano Freewheels. If the pulleys on the RD are good I would get a new better quality 8speed chain and see how it works before you change everything.
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Old 11-25-21, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Glennfordx4 View Post
LOL. I live in Cruiser Country and just yesterday picked up 10 Cruisers and a new never built Wally World 27.5 wheeled bso. These Schwinns can make a good cruiser with work, I have had a bunch like this have the same damage and every other one I get have the brazeon Brake posts in different places making it very hard or not at to get the brakes working.
On bikes of this level the cheapo Linear pull post brakes actually work pretty good and are fairly easy to setup adjust. There 3x better than cheapo disk brakes which are starting to show up on lesser Cruisers and MTB shaped objects.
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Old 11-25-21, 11:22 AM
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Some Strida Mark I pics. I will post a new thread about it shortly. Shockingly nice ride and comfortable seat. Aluminum, belt drive, single speed, drum brakes, fully functional except top joint, and only $40. All it needed for now was a rear tube replacement, but I also ordered a 3D printed top joint replacement (white ASA body with black ABS letters).


Left side view. Note there is no kickstand. It's intended to be rested on the rear rack while folded.

Another left side view.

Crack in the top joint. I ordered a 3D printed replacement in ASA for $40.

Strida folded up. Like a stroller in shape.
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