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Offline Rat Rod

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1988 SCHWINN SIERRA
« on: July 11, 2009, 10:11:43 PM »
Won this on Ebay in a "Pickup Only" deal. This one has a 19" frame.

The lady said her husband road it 5 times back in 1988 and then it was stored in doors since then.

The original tires were dry rotted and the bike was covered in a thin layer of grunge.

I threw on a new set of tires and gave the bike a quick bath and this was the result.






















Offline Eric Amlie

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Re: 1988 SCHWINN SIERRA
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2009, 11:21:28 PM »
Nice bike!

Nice photos!

Congrats!
Wanted: 1963 Schwinn Superior

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Re: 1988 SCHWINN SIERRA
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2009, 05:32:54 AM »
The Black Chrome finish is outstanding.  It appears showroom condition as pictured.
Congratulations.


Offline BobHufford

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Re: 1988 SCHWINN SIERRA
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2009, 09:26:17 PM »
Outstanding example and I too am impressed with your photography.

Congrats,

Bob

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Re: 1988 SCHWINN SIERRA
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2009, 08:05:54 PM »
Very nice bike. I've been looking at Mountain/ Hybrid bikes lately and I do like these late 80's Schwinn bikes. This one is beautiful.  :o

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Re: 1988 SCHWINN SIERRA
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2009, 08:38:29 PM »
Thanks everyone!

Just an FYI....the camera used is a Nikon D40 with the factory lens.

Once you go digital SLR you never go back.  ;)

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Re: 1988 SCHWINN SIERRA
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2009, 10:19:59 PM »
Very nice bike. I've been looking at Mountain/ Hybrid bikes lately and I do like these late 80's Schwinn bikes. This one is beautiful.  :o

Same here, have found the Schwinn MTB previously owned market to be slim pickens, and then to locate a tall (23") frame more of a challenge.

I did a awful thing according to your book of business Jennifer, ... I found a 25" Giant (think a early 90s or late 80s model) for a reasonable fee and brought it home :-[  New tires, and perfectly functional was hard to turn down.  It rides smooth as a knobby fitted bike can, and I find the gear range a bit low to my likes, and the frame is more compact than I like, let alone the totally black scheme, not worthy of a picture ::)

Rims I thought were alloy, but now think aluminum, as they can not draw the attention of a magnet.

Frame is Chro-moly complete, and geometry is almost identical to the Schwinn MTBs I have observed and compared to an Impact of same size I got close to last week. 

For now this may get fitted with the trailer fittings on the rear QR, for towing grandkids on rides and jaunts to the park.  When I have them in tow, no one notices the bike (or the rider :o), those darlings get all the attention.

 

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Re: 1988 SCHWINN SIERRA
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2009, 10:56:19 PM »
Here are a few shots of my 87 Sierra with a bit larger frame....actually the perfect size for me at 5'9".

I'm thinking it's a 21" frame.







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Re: 1988 SCHWINN SIERRA
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2009, 07:53:05 AM »
You've got two of these sweeties and a nice camera?????

You lucky...

Very nice.

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Re: 1988 SCHWINN SIERRA
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2009, 07:30:34 PM »
Looks like the smaller one has to go...medical bills.  :'(

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