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    New poster,Hello and a question

    Long time member (never posted but read a lot). I had given to me a Schwinn PROBE bike, and can't find anything about it. Anyone know. It has all the parts on it just need tires and cable replaced. It is a tall bike 61" color Blue head tube badge Schwinn made in USA

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    How about a picture?

    61" is five feet. Did you mean cm? That's still a tall bike, but within the realm of production frames. Or 16"?

    If it's older, be aware that Schwinn used bizarro tire sizes on some bikes. They're findable, but a pain.
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    Sorry wrong measurement. bike is a 59cm. and has 26x2.125 tires on it. I was told it was one of the last Schwinn bikes 1990. I am thinking it was produced in Mississippi. before Schwinn closed the door's. Thank you for any help you can give. Camera not working with my new computer. I will post picture later when I get compatible camera.

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    Schwinn still exists. Maybe one of the last American-made Schwinns?

    What did you want to know about it?
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    Yes one of the last American made bikes. I was just trying to find what year it was built.

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    More than you ever wanted to know about Schwinn serial numbers.
    http://www.re-cycle.com/history/schw...nb_serial.aspx

    There's stuff like this all over the 'net. Late '80s/early '90s is a little new for a lot of Schwinn enthusiasts, but between your serial number and old catalogs, I bet you can nail it down.

    It's too bad Schwinn couldn't make it work. As I understand it, they were trying to make a good-quality mass market bicycle. I think there are some players trying to do that now, but the current system is pretty entrenched.
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    Thank you for the info. Just what I was looking for.

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