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Schwinn Sidewinder for City Duty

Schwinn Sidewinder for City Duty

Regular price $395.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $395.00 USD
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$395 - 2018 Prices!

There is no question that our used bikes are more expensive than they were several years ago. Two years ago, we could make smart buys of close-out saddles, overstock tires and go deep on chains when they were on sale. Fast forward to 2021 where I am buying parts for over retail on eBay. Also, we pay more for used bike projects. Not to mention general labor and business increases.

We challenged ourselves to build a nice quality burrito slayer with lots of corner cutting but not a lot of function lost. It is rare to find something this clean and complete where almost nothing needs to be replaced.

Usually this would have gotten new tires, a new silver Dirt Drop style stem, a chrome or alloy bar, new pedals, new alloy seat post, new grips and we would have replaced the plastic-y Altus shifters with friction Sunrace thumbies.

Instead, the stem was already high and the bar is actually really nice and wide with great rise and sweep. We had a used set of Michelin Pro Tek tires that were in excellent condition. We didn't replace the pedals and they are still the original plastic pedals and would need to be replaced if this was to be a commuter. The grips are used but fine. The saddle is new but we left the black steel seat post with non integrated clamp.

It was a modest bike to start with but it was from a good era of Schwinn when they were owned by Scott Sports and the bikes were made by Giant in Taiwan.

18"  with an effective top tube length of 56 CM
A low standover means this would fit a pretty wide range
Range of 5' 7"ish to 5' 11"ish depending on leg to torso


Size, seat tube: 18"


This bicycle has been refurbished to the Blue Tag standard which includes a 30 day warranty. For more on Coco's color coded refurb standards, click.

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