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  1. strantor

    Do pre-walmart Schwinns get any respect?

    It has a Hyperglide cassette rear luckily. I am thinking about getting a lower geared cassette since I am usually towing the trailer with 80lbs of gear, food, and kids inside. I've been told that I may need new derailleurs for the larger cassette, so I may perform all the upgrades you suggest at...
  2. strantor

    Do pre-walmart Schwinns get any respect?

    Frame says CR-MO, so I assume that means 4130.
  3. strantor

    Do pre-walmart Schwinns get any respect?

    If forced to choose, it would be option 2. Quote: Originally Posted by Volnix What kind of steel is it? Is it the branded stuff like Reynolds and Columbus? You got a picture? I don't know. When the sun comes up I'll try to see if it says anywhere. needs a new front...
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    Do pre-walmart Schwinns get any respect?

    I was given a Schwinn Mirada Sport from 1992, before Schwinn was whored out to Walmart. I was thinking this thing might make an OK touring bike; made of steel, seems pretty solid and has threaded eyelets for panniers and mud guards. So if I tried to rub shoulders with any hardcore touring...
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    Please confirm my cassette and chain selection will work

    I need lower gears because I pull a bike trailer with 2 kids in it, and it gets hard going up hills. Especially since I'm not in shape or an experienced cyclist. My highest tooth count sprocket in my cassette is 28 tooth. The guy at the bike shop told me that 28 tooth is the highest you can get...