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Rick Perry 04-30-20 12:10 PM

Schwinn mountain bike
 
I picked up this old bike that needs some work, I am new to this. It is a Schwinn High Plains team issue 21 speed. ( I cant find a serial # in all of the places mentioned) possibly 1990-92, anyway It needs tires and tubes, The rims are 26 X 1.5/ 1.75 but the tires are 26 x 1.95, I think I should go smaller because I cant get the wheel out without loosening the brake. Will any brand work with the correct measurements?

freeranger 04-30-20 01:32 PM

Needing to loosen the brake to remove the wheel is normal. You do not need smaller tires. https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair...d-installation

2cam16 04-30-20 04:14 PM

I'm assuming it's either on cantilever or v-brakes. Either one needs to be unhooked to remove a wheel. That's normal. Whatever you do, don't loosen the cable to remove the wheel.

qclabrat 05-01-20 07:27 AM

26x1.95 is a good size for that era of bike. Maybe even a tad bigger if it matters to you.

davei1980 05-01-20 08:02 AM


Originally Posted by qclabrat (Post 21448735)
26x1.95 is a good size for that era of bike. Maybe even a tad bigger if it matters to you.

+1 maybe up to 26x2.2

Good pickup, Schwinn bikes were LBS bikes back in the day I think so that is not a bad ride. You'll have fun with some decent tires, brakes and shifty bits.

iwazi 05-04-20 10:03 AM

Iím nearly positive my Ď92 High Plains came with 26x2.125 knobby tires when I got it back in the day. The catalog shows it coming with 26x1.95 though. Iím running 26x1.5 tires on it now since itís primarily a neighborhood cruiser for rides with my son.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...62493f850.jpeg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e3eeda033.jpeg

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...94b7899c2.jpeg

iwazi 05-04-20 10:26 AM

Double check your brakes. On my bike in both the front and back, with the stock parts, the cable can be unhooked, allowing that side to flop over freely and allowing ample room to get the wheels off.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3f1526fde.jpeg

Mr.Moon 01-20-21 06:44 PM

I recently picked up a Men's Schwinn High Plains 27.5" Team Issue 21 Speed Mountain Bike in really decent condition, along with a Boy's Kent Abyss Freestyle PRO18FS BMX Bicycle. Got the pair for an absolute steal, at $22.00 from Thrift Store. Neither one even requires any work. The Schwinn even has solid, new looking tires.

Snotrub 01-21-21 02:34 PM


Originally Posted by iwazi (Post 21454599)
Double check your brakes. On my bike in both the front and back, with the stock parts, the cable can be unhooked, allowing that side to flop over freely and allowing ample room to get the wheels off.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3f1526fde.jpeg

^^^This. Squeeze the two side of the brakes together and that end shown above should lift right out. Congrats on your new (to you) bike.

DMC707 01-21-21 03:13 PM


Originally Posted by Mr.Moon (Post 21887104)
I recently picked up a Men's Schwinn High Plains 27.5" Team Issue 21 Speed Mountain Bike in really decent condition, along with a Boy's Kent Abyss Freestyle PRO18FS BMX Bicycle. Got the pair for an absolute steal, at $22.00 from Thrift Store. Neither one even requires any work. The Schwinn even has solid, new looking tires.

Cool story bro

brixxton 01-27-21 02:25 PM

Traded Bianchi for Schwinn
 
The Lynx just wasn't ffg doing it for me. So I sold it for more than I paid. It's amazing what an hour with a toothbrush and some aluminum foil can do.Now l have found a Schwinn Hurricane 1993 for half what the Lynx cost me.
Great Black/Red paint needs the usual, chain, tubes and loving. Is 1993 considered vintage?
Gonna sit Next to my IBoc Will post pictures when its not shamed by what Im seeing on here. Inspiration

Phillipnamese 02-06-21 09:38 AM

Nice


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