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Old 03-03-14, 03:41 PM
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Schwinn High Sierra Fork



Hi,

I've just picked up a High Sierra frameset for duty with an Xtracycle. It has roller brake mounts so I'd make it about an '87 model. There's something curious on the fork. On the inside of the legs about 2 in. up from the ends are small screw mounts. The fork has mid blade rack mounts and double threaded eyelets by the axle. But what purpose could the double inside screws be intended for?

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They're for the front axle "Lawyer Clips" to keep the front wheel from falling out of the dropouts when some knuckleheaded owner forgets to secure the QR.



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Let's see that High Sierra!

Those are really cool bikes.
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Thanks Scooper,

Now that I see the drawing of the clip I remember them. As if lawyer lips on the ends weren't enough!

I found the frame on the local CL. It had some rust in the corners but otherwise looked straight. There were some junk wheels with it but otherwise just a frameset. But the bull moose bars were the clincher. I've hooked it up to an Xtracycle that I had along with a sidecar. The car comes off in a couple minutes so the rig can get back to "normal" single track duties. A new U-brake is on the front and a 200mm disk does the job on the Xtracycle end. That's a fishing rod holder on the back.

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Very cool setup with the sidecar "platform", Tom. Thanks for the photos.
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OMG, the sidecar mounts up using stems! Love that!
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That is mighty cool.
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The stems work really well. The top knuckles are left a little loose so the third wheel rides up and down, allowing more normal handling and will pivot all the way up to fit through narrow ways. Actually it stays up with a bungee for going without a load or passenger. For max. loads (rated at 250 lb.) the stems are tightened up forming a rigid tricycle. In some urban environments this thing could take the place of a car!
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That's a clever setup, and the 250 pound payload is impressive.
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