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Old 04-27-11, 07:54 PM
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Schwinn High Sierra

Thoughts on a mid 80's Schwinn High Sierra? It's in pretty good shape and has some cool Suntour aluminum thumb shifters and Mountech d/rs. Wheels are bolt on, high flange something or other, dia compe cantilevers. It has the OG tires some I'm assuming rather low miles. I might trade the guy a Schwinn BMX for it. I think it'd make a nice bike to ride during the winter months and handle banging around town better than my old 531 Free Spirit (which does great but I feel bad beating it).

Oh, its the big frame which fits me great
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Rob - Sounds like an excellent choice in a winter bike - Pics are required though.
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Old 04-27-11, 08:49 PM
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I don't have it.... yet
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they are awesome. especially the smoked chrome ones.
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somebody told me that most early mtbs had bolt on wheels bc they were worried a quick release could get snagged open while riding offroad, through the brush, on mountains.
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Do it, definitely a fun whip.
I've got just a normal sierra as my touring frame, but its fantastic for bombing around the city in snow and on ice as well.
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+1, it's a great bike.
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