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Old 01-18-2013, 07:03 AM
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Default Re: been a while, building up a new bike.

Matt the American Made Schwinns have a nice smooth transition from the head tube to the bars it is a forged piece - you won't see any welding here that's how you know it's a Schwinn if it is nice and clean but looks like it was stuck in there but no welding it's prob a huffy of somthing snotty welds and it's prob chinese. Also keep in mind that with the older Schwinns there is a mid weight and heavy or ballooner. The light weights are a bit lighter but the big difference is how wide tires you can put them. Try that antique bike place on Monsgnr. Highway in Somerville. If you have the wheels with a blown hub I would just replace it.
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