Schwinn Protocol?

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Schwinn Protocol?

Postby Chadden » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:17 pm

I have the option to get a Schwinn Protocol for under $100, or maybe free in a trade for another bike. Thoughts on that bike to play around with and upgrade? Not sinking $100's into it but maybe buying take off parts to replace the suspension?
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Re: Schwinn Protocol?

Postby orvil » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:49 pm

Initial thoughts are the bike is extremely heavy so how much to spend and modify depends on how you plan to ride the bike. It looks like it has a steel rear triangle (not positive though) and only a couple inches rear travel. However you acquire the bike I’d recommend just riding as is.
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Re: Schwinn Protocol?

Postby Tomcat65 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:34 pm

That really looks like the frame will support a rear disc brake mount. But rear disc would require a new hub or a new wheel. But that's still the biggest bang for buck I see in that pic.
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Re: Schwinn Protocol?

Postby Chadden » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:14 pm

I'm only asking because I found one used, and I already have:

-Rock Shox Dart 3 front suspension (might not be a huge improvement but can actually lock)
-26" Mavic disc brake ready rear wheel off another bike
- 75mm 1 1/8" adjustable stem
-760mm bars off my Cannondale.

The only thing I'd have to buy would be decent pedals, tires, and rear disc brake calipers.
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Re: Schwinn Protocol?

Postby Tomcat65 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:49 pm

If you already have everything, there's no reason to not experiment with it!
Do it, have fun. If you love it, then well done. If you hate it, you'll know exactly why, and you'll know what to look for in the next one.
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