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Old 04-16-14, 07:18 PM
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Schwinn crossfit?

So I have a few questions about this bike if anyone can answer them. I recently picked up this bike from a used bike place, the wheels on it are 27" but I'm almost possitive it should be 700s am I wrong? Also is this bike made of steel? I want to get my fork corrected because the privous owner obviously got into a front end collition of some kind. Is it possible to bring it to a shop and have it corrected and it be safe???
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Magnet? Front end collision may = toast. Have someone knowledgeable check TT and DT for any, any creases or ripples.

Bike originally came with 700s.

Most the shops around here will not straighten a bent fork. They want no part of the liability. If that is true in your area, that means a new fork. At that point, finding another deal is a cheaper option.

The Cross fit was Schwinn's entry level hybrid from the early 1990s. So you have a crashed 20 year old hybrid, missing its original wheels. Really not worth repairing, unless you can do all the work yourself and own a pile of parts. And this assumes main frame is not damaged.

Since you bought it from a shop, I would be taking it back immediately!

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I was given a Schwinn Crossfit frame about a year ago that looked like it had just been pulled from the weeds. The wheel I salvaged from it was a 700c. I pulled a few other parts, IIRC and gave the rest to a co-op. They probably tossed it in the recycling pile. Not much going on with that bike.
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