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You might consider a Brompton, just to have another Option. There is an accredited dealer in Manila too. http://brompton.com/dealers/5130/buzzwheel-marketing-corp Greetings, Josef
Check the frame, cosmetics etc. Check the components; derailleur, brake system. Check the rims, make sure its not wobbly or missing a spoke. Lastly, I would look up the serial number which can be found on the bottom of most bike frames, under the crank set. Riding a stolen bike is bad bike karma.
Check the bike is the right size for you If the bike is still on sale commercially, check what the new price is. You can find out about many brands/models from bikepedia.com Find out what components (gears and brakes) it has and what they'd cost new (by Googling) Check for any hairline cracks in the frame, especially around the head tube, bottom bracket ...
The Schwinn Paramount was a special machine, as Sheldon Brown describes. I cannot tell you what components it had, because it seems that they were custom built to order only. Maybe the people at the Schwinn Paramount Registry can help more. Looks like it's valuable. Look after it.
I'm not sure if this is a "legal" answer since it involves upgrading you as well. I highly recommend getting cycling shoes if you don't have it. It's almost a direct conversion of money to performance with minimal additional effort.
Ride like that video, and you won't make it to sophomore year. As for protecting the bike, you might consider a fixie - most people wouldn't be able to ride it away.
Cornering a road bike at speed (revised after feedback from joelmdev) Firstly your tires must be hard - near the maximum pressure written on the side wall. Riding soft tires is a recipe for death under oncoming traffic, because they don't have as much grip and just slide out from under you. For wet or loose surfaces, slow down. In these conditions, all ...
A quick note on pannier racks: I switched from a rucksack to panniers in my second undergrad year, and I must admit that it wasn't incredibly useful at first. Carrying a few books and lecture notes, a rucksack is only inconvenient on the bike if you're cycling more than a few miles. But then when you arrive and get off, you're probably spending a few hours ...
The most important thing for a college campus (and commuting in general in places where there are a lot of potentially not nice people) is to have a cheap bike and locking it properly - in particular, one that doesn't attract attention. Old and scuffed up bikes are best for this. I think an old mountain bike or flat bar hybrid (like a 80s/early 90s ...
First, let's answer the first to questions together, as they are closely related. Does one lean with the bike? ...and... Does the bike stay more upright? Short answers are yes and yes in most cases. To elaborate, let's take a look at what you're trying to achieve when cornering. I found this image recently and I think it does a great job of ...
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