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Old 11-08-21, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by countalmaviva View Post
NICE find! Mine is exactly the same model year and was, if you can believe, totally original (right down to the chain grease). I had a Suntour Superbe seatpost, too.
Would you happen to know what day of the year yours was build (the 4-digit code on the head badge)? Mine is 115 (1155). Just curious if it got changed or if they did a swap at the factory. I started selling Schwinns in 1986, and we did not have any left by the time I got there.

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Originally Posted by balindamood View Post
Would you happen to know what day of the year yours was build (the 4-digit code on the head badge)? Mine is 115 (5115). Just curious if it got changed or if they did a swap at the factory. I started selling Schwinns in 1986, and we did not have any left by the time I got there.
Mine is 1006. I forgot what that means, actually. Do you know how to interpret it? That's the assembly date, right? I hope yours was brazed by a different worker, because mine developed a crack in the BB which I had to get repaired!
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Old 11-08-21, 10:43 AM
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Unless you have a 1986, then I think your last digit should be a 5. The first three digits were the day of the year (numbered sequentially), the last digit is the year (5=1985). I did an initial frame check when I bought it and did not see any issues at the time. The full tear down will include a more detailed check. I need to pull the seat post and see if there is a date code on it.
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1985 Cimarron serial #1995

Tried to post picts… but too many rules!
Bought & built mine while working at Clifton Park Schwinn, NY.
Mostly original, I swapped out the saddle, mushroom grips & mini toe clips (love them).
Trying out Michelin Country Rock tires for the rail trail this spring.
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Well, it's 2022. I restored this several years ago and ride the heck out of it! Smiling all the time!



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Well, it's 2022. I restored this several years ago and ride the heck out of it! Smiling all the time!



Handsomely done!
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85 Cimarron

Just converted to drop bars... Fun ride! AND BTW it's For Sale! - see Marketplace



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Rode 50 miles yesterday through the top of West Virginia on the Cimarron. Slow but fun!


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Rode 50 miles yesterday through the top of West Virginia on the Cimarron. Slow and fun!
FIFY. Beautiful bike, BTW.
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FIFY. Beautiful bike, BTW.
Ha! Yeah, That's what I meant!
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Ha! Yeah, That's what I meant!
When I'm riding a great bike on a beautiful ride, I'm in no rush to finish.
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Rode 50 miles yesterday through the top of West Virginia on the Cimarron. Slow but fun!


Love this! What kind of brakes do you have on there?
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Love this! What kind of brakes do you have on there?
Thanks- Tektro cantilevers. Jagwire cable housings. The tektros are 'reasonably' priced, work well, and they are AWESOME!!!!!



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Thanks- Tektro cantilevers. Jagwire cable housings. The tektros are 'reasonably' priced, work well, and they are AWESOME!!!!!


Thanks! They caught my eye because I noted the exposed springs, like my Dia-Compe 981 set. Is the spring tension adjustable on yours?
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Thanks! They caught my eye because I noted the exposed springs, like my Dia-Compe 981 set. Is the spring tension adjustable on yours?
yup
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