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Cycling Year Round in Canada

1987 Schwinn Sierra

I rebuilt my 1987 Schwinn Sierra this summer. I’m still attached to this Vintage bike. I had a lot of good rides with this bike over the years in Connecticut, New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts and Montreal.

Notable rides on this bike:

  • Green Mountains, Manchester, Vermont
  • Cape Cod, Massachusets
  • Tour de Lile, Montreal
  • Hartford, Connecticut
  • Five Borough Bike Tour, New York City
  • White Mountains, North Conway, New Hampshire
  • Appalachian Mountains, Pennsylvania

I have no idea how many km I’ve rode this bike. They didn’t have the fancy GPS when I bought this thing. It is on it’s second set of tires and rims.

The bike was bought used from a friend in 1989. He had bought the bike brand new in 1987 from Groton Schwinn cyclery in Groton, Connecticut. Here is a snapshot of some original advertising.

1987 Schwinn Sierra

1987 Schwinn Sierra

The Sierra is now my backup bike since the purchase of my “Bad Boy” in 2010.

Here is my Sierra being put back together in the basement.

Sierra Rebuild

Sierra Rebuild

Here is a scan of the Premier Issue of Mountain Bike Action Magazine in 1986. Note the reference to the then state-of-the-art Schwinn Sierra. I only found the cover online. It would be interesting if anybody ever comes across the actual article.

Premier Issue Mountain Bike Magazine 1986

Premier Issue Mountain Bike Magazine 1986

I would also enjoy reading the article on converting your 10 speed into a mountain bike. So funny.

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  1. Mr. Dan on said:

    Wow, that takes me back. I remember a time when mountain biking was young and dedicated mountain bikes were a weird new breed. For all the miles you’ve put on your bike the paint is still in showroom condition. Many happy miles ahead for both of you.

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