With efforts like this, it is easy to see why Schwinn didn't do too well with their early "mountain bikes". Nothing too high end but it sure is clean.
some how I knew you would be one of he people that replied to this thread:thumbsup:82Sidewinder said:Wow, that is super clean Jeff!:thumbsup: I have one of those too. Mine is brown with gold anodized components, and it's a 5 speed.
It rides well enough but is more of a BMX cruiser than a mountain bike.
The seat was changed out by the original owner.kingsting said:Beautiful example! Thanks for sharing. Was the seat changed on this bike?
26 years ago I awoke to an identical bike under the tree for Christmas. I loved that bike and most of the kids in the neighborhood thought it was strange or made fun of it. Oddly enough, they all wanted to ride it and they liked it when they did.
I now have two chestnut models, a silver one, and a blue 83'. All are ten-speeds.
In '83, they came out with the Sierra. It had the same frame as the Sidewinder, but with canti bosses and alloy wheels. '84 was the first year for the Taiwan-made Sierra and High Sierra.haaki said:A year or 2 later they did the Sierra
my dad got his Sierra in 83.82Sidewinder said:In '83, they came out with the Sierra. It had the same frame as the Sidewinder, but with canti bosses and alloy wheels. '84 was the first year for the Taiwan-made Sierra and High Sierra.
i guess '84 was the first model year for the high sierra, but they hit the shops (durango anyway) in the fall of '83. saw a lot of sierras tooling around that summer, glad i waited a few months. it was a pretty darn nice bike for $350 (a stump sport was $500, and those goofy rosses with the gold rims were only ten bucks less than the schwinn). things sure happened fast for a few years!82Sidewinder said:In '83, they came out with the Sierra. It had the same frame as the Sidewinder, but with canti bosses and alloy wheels. '84 was the first year for the Taiwan-made Sierra and High Sierra.
Absolutely. Any LBS can order them for you.GregB406 said:Any Sidewinder owners have a suitible brake pad recommendation? For some reason, it stops worse than my 1989 schwinn beach cruiser which has steel rims. I was considering the little salmon pads from Harris Cyclery. Are they superior?
Used to own? When? Those are my pics and I've been searching forever to find out what year it was made and what model. It doesn't quite match any Sierra or High Sierra I have found so far. I would love to know more about it. I have since built that frame up into a fancy-pants city bike. I'll get images of its new life up soon.haaki said:and here's the pix I found of the lugged version I used to own