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Old 11-28-06, 07:53 PM
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Schwinn High Sierra?

Is this a decent bike? I can't find any information on Schwinn *edit* High Plains from the 1990s. The guy selling it wants 50 bucks, and he says he's replaced some parts like new cables and the like. Is this bike from the 90's like he said? Is it a decent bike? I really know nothing about these, other than that it looks about the right size for me - I'm a leggy 6', and I'll be using it in the city and on bike paths most likely.


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Any experience with these? Thanks in advance!

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Old 11-28-06, 09:32 PM
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my dad has one like that (schwinn sierra) and hes about 6'3'' or something like that. hes been riding it for years
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Old 11-29-06, 10:22 AM
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I have a '94 Schwinn Sidewinder that I've ridden for years in the same types of places you're talking about riding, streets and bike paths, and it is still one of my favorite bikes. I know it's not the same as a High Sierra, but I thought I'd put in my 2 cents and hope it helps! (In fact, the Sidewinder is in my avatar, pulling the Chariot Caddie bike trailer!)
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Old 11-29-06, 11:28 AM
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I think if it rides well, brakes and shifts well, no damage to anything important, it sure is worth $50. Even if it needs minor attention (adjustments, grease, pads etc..) it still should be worth $50. Does it come with that rear rack and water bottle cage?
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Yes, it does come with the rear rack and fender and bottle cage. I think I'm going to go for it, particularly since he said he recently replaced all the cables and housings, and the wheels, tires, and rear casette have all been replaced recently - not totally new parts, but newer than mid 90s. And after carefully analyzing the pictures, I finally noticed that the bike is a High Plains, not a High Sierra, like the person said it was. Thanks for the input! I've heard good things about lugged steel frames, so I hope this is a good one.
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Old 11-30-06, 04:34 PM
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I say....GO FOR IT!
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