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Old 07-06-19, 01:59 AM
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Derailleur and chain a rusty tangled mess. Not sure if derailleur salvageable or not yet.


was cleaning out someoneís backyard and they said whatever I find I can keep. Well this was basically the only thing worth keeping. Schwinn Sidewinder, not sure what year. I know itís a dept store bike but I happen to need a mtb at the moment. Paint looks decent. Tires are trashed. All cables are trashed, chain a tangled mess. But it fits my 2 requirements, Hardtail and cheap (free) . Will update as I progress. Any info on these things? Looks to have a sa suntour fork and Shimano turney derailleur.
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Old 07-06-19, 02:51 AM
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Where is the "after" photo?
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Old 07-06-19, 08:39 AM
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Where is the "after" photo?
I just got this there is no after photo yet.
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Where is the "after" photo?
This is the after picture. Should have seen the bike before.....
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Old 07-10-19, 08:07 AM
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The after photo will be at the scrap yard?
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Old 07-18-19, 01:29 AM
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Ready for new tires and tubes tomorrow.
Co worker rides a bike to work and someone stole his new bike (2 days old) so decide to repurpose the 2 bikes sitting in my back yard. Old girls bmx and this bike. I had sold the bars from the schwinn a week ago so used the girls bmx bars and front brake since originals locked up. Going to put new tires tomorrow. Got the chain soaking in oil overnight. I dig the look, looks like big bmx.
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Old 07-18-19, 01:39 AM
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Just sat on it to feel riding position and whoa!! Very upright and awesomely comfortable. I may be onto something here lmao making me want to do this to a vintage mtb I want to get somewhere down the line.
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Old 07-18-19, 12:39 PM
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Done ready to ride!! All gears and brakes functioning.
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Picked this up as a parts bike for my parts bike lmao.
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Old 07-19-19, 03:30 PM
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New owner of the bike definitely likes how the old Schwinn rides. He said rode better than his new bike that got stolen which was a full sprung mtn bike. Success!
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Much improved over the before. Kudos for giving the bike a second life and a pardon from the scrap heap.
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