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Old 12-14-10, 01:14 PM
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Schwinn Impact Mountain Bike

I’ve wanted to add low-cost C & V mountain bike to my modest collection, and just picked up this Schwinn Impact…looks to be a 1988. Looks like it’s a pretty decent model, cromolly frame, Suntour Accushift components...it's a little beat up...but I want a beater for a bad weather around town bike. The frame is TIG welded, not lugged, which is a dissapointment....does anyone have one of these in their stable?

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Old 12-14-10, 01:55 PM
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Looks like you need to run your brake yoke over top of your front reflector. The current set up can't be good for consistent braking....

That said, I've a later Schwinn Moab Chromoly frame from my youth and an early 90's Specialized Stumpjumper comp. Neither of them are lugged, and I can't say I find it disappointing at all. They ride just fine as yours will.
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Old 12-14-10, 01:58 PM
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It'll be a great winter beater bike. The shop I worked at sold a lot of those. They are solid if unexciting.
Always thought that was a funny name for a bike.
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Old 12-14-10, 02:00 PM
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I almost bought one of these a couple months ago in "black chrome". it was a giant sized frame and had a nice ride but the bottom bracket was loose and needed new tires. the online schwinn catalogs seem to be missing the years that it was offered.

here is a pic of the one i looked at

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Now that is a sweet looking color, and actually in my size range. That'd make a nice cruising bike if i had the terrain to cruise on...
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Old 12-14-10, 04:50 PM
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That black chrome is great looking...I saw in some catalogs that the Impact was offered in that color for several years...the pics on the CL ad were kind of fuzzy...I was hoping for black chrome...but...can't have everything I suppose.....
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I had one earlier this year, moved on to another home. I think mine was a 1994. Originally bought it (and used it) as a donor, then I ended up rebuilding it with another donor. So not many of the parts are original.

+1 Solid, basic recreational rider.


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1988 Immaculate Schwinn Impact

Moved here to Conroe, TX, 40 miles north of Houston just off the I-45.
Wanted a Schwinn type bike and came upon one just like is shown by ohjonnybegoode up top, but for the top bar dropped to allow for semi-step into the other side when mounting (maybe the ladies version?).
It has miraculously been apparently unused with zero dings and no rust.
However, the seat was replaced for a large buttocks fit and chromed, steel, full fenders were added, along with a Schwinn type generator light set, front and back.
I paid $225 in the China Town area of West Houston metro after finding it on Craigslist.
I intend to care for it and keep it inside when not used, and, in immaculate condition overall.
The manufacturing number is on the bottom of the crankshaft: C61815587.
Figured it was built on June 1st, 1988, but, would appreciate any confirmation.
The bike has zero rust and appears to have been never used by what would appear to be two prior owners.
The front derailleur needs adjustment or lubrication maybe with black/carbon powder.
Will post photograph if any interest is generated by this post.

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Old 05-11-20, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by IamGumbyDammit View Post
Moved here to Conroe, TX, 40 miles north of Houston just off the I-45.
Wanted a Schwinn type bike and came upon one just like is shown by ohjonnybegoode up top, but for the top bar dropped to allow for semi-step into the other side when mounting (maybe the ladies version?).
It has miraculously been apparently unused with zero dings and no rust.
However, the seat was replaced for a large buttocks fit and chromed, steel, full fenders were added, along with a Schwinn type generator light set, front and back.
I paid $225 in the China Town area of West Houston metro after finding it on Craigslist.
I intend to care for it and keep it inside when not used, and, in immaculate condition overall.
The manufacturing number is on the bottom of the crankshaft: C61815587.
Figured it was built on June 1st, 1988, but, would appreciate any confirmation.
The bike has zero rust and appears to have been never used by what would appear to be two prior owners.
The front derailleur needs adjustment or lubrication maybe with black/carbon powder.
Will post photograph if any interest is generated by this post.
I'm interested, just for the mere fact that I'm also in the Houston area if for nothing else.
I love those old rigid steel MTBs. Super versatile, usually inexpensive, and will run for decades if well-maintained. Ride it in good health!
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Iv'e had this one for a few years. I think it's a 1990. Beautiful black chrome paint, Mechanically sound. Not sure of it's value.


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