The Schwinn Sierra
This page provides year by year images and info quoted from Schwinn catalogs for the Sierra from 1963 to 1985.
10-Speed gears! Deluxe road racing equipment! QUick release alloy hubs!
Three front chainwheels, five rear cogs, powerful climbing gear, 38 to 100 gear. flamboyant lime, red, radiant coppertone.
- 621-27" size 21" frame....... $96.50
- 623-27" size 23" frame....... $96.50
See the full 1963 Schwinn catalog.
Good quality road bike with 15 speed derailleur, 36 to 100 gear, quick release center pull brakes, large flange quick release hubs, aluminum alloy rims, 27" x 1 1/4" high pressure road tires.
Mudguards available at extra cost.
Colors: Flamboyant Lime, Radiant Coppertone, Sky Blue or Terra Cotta.
- 621 - Schwinn Sierra, 21" frame ............. $91.95
- 623 - Schwinn Sierra, 23" frame ............. $91.95
Schwinn quality features
- Derailleur - sprint derailleur, 15 speeds extra wide 36 to 100 gear, allows "fine tuning" to fit the ability to the rider to the demands of road and riding conditions.
- Hubs - alloy hubs, quick release, allows for easy removal of wheels so bike can be stored in car trunks - quickly reassembled and fast tire changes.
- Brakes - center-pull, quick release, hooded brake levers and sure stopping power.
- Fork - tubular chrome, sturdy and durable.
- Rims - Schwinn tubular S-6 rims, shock absorbent and wear - resistant.
- Equipment - Top quality 27" x 1 1/4" high pressure road tires, Maes style drop handlebar with steel stem, lycett leather racing type saddle and large spoke protector.
See the full 1964 Schwinn catalog.
Here's the perfect durable, "all-arounder." To school...a morning workout....a weekend spin... or cross country, the popular Schwinn Sierra is an ideal choice.
A balanced combination of high performance features to make riding the pleasure you deserve in a ten-speed bike. Enjoy the sheer fun and the exuberance of riding out under your own power. Available in four frame sizes to fit most adult-size riders.
- Schwinn Sierra- 20" frame Model 340.........$158.95
- Schwinn Sierra- 22" frame Model 342.........$158.95
- Schwinn Sierra- 24" frame Model 344.........$158.95
- Schwinn Sierra- 26" frame Model 346.........$158.95
Schwinn exclusive- quick release front hub with fingertip lock. (Model may be ordered with chrome finish fenders at extra cost.)
Frame: Schwinn designed and manufactured diamond style durable steel. Full chrome tubular front fork with special trim.
Frame Finish: Sky blue, Flamboyant red and Flamingo.
Wheels: Aluminum alloy large flange quick release front hub. Lightweight tubular steel rims.
Tires: 27" x 1 1/4" HP Sports Touring gumwall.
Handlebar and Stem: Randonneur alloy handlebar with cloth tape. Forged alloy stem.
Crankset: Lightweight designed, hear treated, one-piece crank. Double plateau Schwinn-Built 39-52 chainwheel.
Pedals: Reflectorized rattrap alloy.
Derailleurs and Gears: Schwinn-Approved GT-275 front. Schwinn-Approved GT-500 rear. 14-17-20-24-28 teeth cluster.
Brakes: Dual position, center pull alloy brakes. Easy adjusting brake cables.
Saddle: Racing style.
Weight: Approx. 35 lbs., depending on frame size.
Schwinn Sierra for ladies
Companion model to the men's Sierra, it's gerat fun for togetherness rides, and a popular model among students.
A bike designed for all-aroung riding comfort... the perfect selection for the occasional ride to anywhere, or a regular program for figure control. Larger frame size- 22 in. - makes riding a snap for the longer-legged girl who feels cramped on most other women's bicycles.
A balanced combination of high performance features to make riding the pleasure you deserve in a ten-speed bike. Enjoy the sheer fun and the exuberance of riding out under your own power.
- Schwinn Sierra- 20" frame Model 390...........$158.95
- Schwinn Sierra- 22" frame Model 392...........$158.95
(Model available with chrome finish fenders at extra cost.)
Frame: Schwinn designed and manufactured lighweight style durable steel frame with full chrome tubular front fork with special
Frame Finish: Sky blue, Flamingo, and Lime green.
Wheels: Aluminum alloy large flange, quick release front hub, lightweight tubular steel rims.
Tires: 27" x 1 1/4" HP Sport Touring gumwall.
Handlebar and Stem: Randonneur alloy handlebar with cloth tape, forged alloy stem.
Crankset: Lightweight, designed, heat treated, one-piece crank, double plateau Schwinn-Built 39-52 chainwheel.
Pedals: Rattrap alloy, with reflectors.
Derailleurs and Gears: Gt-275 Schwinn-Approved front. Schwinn-Approved GT-500 rear. 14-17-20-24-28 cluster.
Brakes: Dual position, center pull alloy brakes. Easy adjusting brakes cables.
Saddle: New improved racing style with springs.
Weight: 35 lbs., depending on frame size.
See the full 1977 Schwinn catalog.
Experience the advantages of a bicycle that will take you through the back country or around the corner to the store... that's Schwinn Sierra.
An all terrain bicycle with quality features, but at an affordable price.
- Dia-Compe cantilever brakes and mountain levers
- Ukai aluminum alloy rims and Schwinn sure-grip Maximizer tires
- Custom-designed Avocet Touring saddle
- Durable Schwinn flash-welded frame
- Tange mountain bike fork
Available in midnight blue and chestnut.
See the full 1983 Schwinn catalog.
Escape to the adventures of off-road biking.
Discover the excitement of fat tire travel on a sophisticated machine at an affordable price. The heart of the Sierra frame is the lightweight 4130 chrome-moly main tube triangle. Combine this with cantilever brakes and wide-range geaering and you have a bike that can take you just about anywhere. The mountain bike-style handlebars and wide anatomic saddle allow a comfortable upright riding posture with excellent control. Alloy rims and skinwall tires provide super traction on all types of terrain. Get into the fun of off-road riding, add excitement to street riding or commuting... get yourseld onto a Sierra.
- SA8, SA1:
Maroon or Midnight Blue.
Schwinn High Sierra
The High Sierra takes to rugged mountain trails, meandering country paths or short
touring trips with ease. It's great for commuting and street riding too. The Schwinn exclusive custom-moly tubing throughout for
The high-tech drive system features SunTour MounTech front and rear derailleurs with SunTour Micro Lite levers, plus Dia-Compe 980 cantilever brakes. Panaracer skinwall tires hug the pavement or bite into the dirt for great traction both on and off the road.
- HS8, HS1, HS3:
Black or Smokey Pearl.
See the full 1984 Schwinn catalog.
The Schwinn Sierra is designed for the cyclist who expects to spend most of his riding time off-road and wants a dependable performance machine at a reasonable price.
Features like 15-speed gearing, sure stopping cantilever brakes and sealed mechanism hubs make the Sierra the ideal choice for the all terrain enthusiast.
Frame and Fork
Full 4130 chrome-moly frame and fork complimented by forged double eyelet dropouts, water bottle braze-ons and rear rack fittings.
Araya light alloy rims are spoked to new SR sealed mechanism, small flange hubs with chrome-moly 3/8" axles. Mounted to the rims are dirt grabbing 26" X 2.125" skin wall tires.
New Shimano AT50 light alloy cantilever brakes provide maximum braking performance with all the adjustability features for which Shimano is known.
Bicycling! Magazine's "Good Buy" pick in 1984, the High Sierra returns in '85 an even better buy for all terrain touring cyclist.
Improvements include new Tri-Caliber tubing, a state of the art all terrain fork, more braze-ons and improved sealed components.
Frame and Fork
Full 4130 chrome-moly tubing Tri-Caliber main tubes and forged double eyelet dropouts to easily mount fenders and front and rear racks.
Also new for '85 is a leather covered Viscount Terra saddle with more padding, a wider base and shorter overall length.
Shimano sealed mechanism hubs are laced with stainless steel spokes and new ARAYA 7X, 1.5" light alloy rim. The new 26" x 2.0" tires provide excellent traction in the dirt yet none of the annoying vibrations of a knobby on pavement.
See the full 1985 Schwinn catalog.
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