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    Schwinn Cimarron-Need some help with gears.

    Hi guys. Recently dusted off an old Schwinn Cimarron that's been sitting in a shed for years. My father got it in the 80's as payment for some auto work he did for a friend, and judging from what I have read it appears as though he was payed pretty well for the time!

    Anyways, we are having some trouble with the Shimano DEORE XT system on the bike (don't know too much about bikes yet, bear with my lacking vocabulary). They don't have the "deer head" on them. The shifter for the front derailleur seems to only have one position where it clicks in, and we can't get the derailleur adjusted to where it can switch between all three gears.

    Anybody have experience with these bikes? I really just need some kind of resource as to how everything is supposed to work. The serial number on the bike looks to be "T926279", but it appears as though someone messed with the numbers at some point.

    Any help is appreciated. Please let me know what useful information I can provide.

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    Take to Local Bike Shop and have them tune it up, its 50 bucks and they go through the whole thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YakimaDeathYaks View Post
    Take to Local Bike Shop and have them tune it up, its 50 bucks and they go through the whole thing.
    Yeah I think I might just have to do that. This thing is a little too old to be puttering around on in the dark. Thanks.

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