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I have schwinn sprint (ten speed) and don,t even know how to change gears and which gears are which. Also do you know where I can get a users manual (preferably for free) I have problems downloading o

Have a problem downloading manuals, so even if it costs, I will probably be better of ordering a user manual to be sent to me.

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Here is the Schwinn site with manuals:

Here is contact information:

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SOURCE: Need users manual for old Schwinn Airdyne - analog model

Sheldon Brown's Bicycle glossery is a good place to start, you can google him and he may be slow on replys but he can usally steer you in the right direction.

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SOURCE: how to use thumb shifters on a 21 speed Schwinn Highplains bike

OK, for a beginner in the world of 18 speed bikes, put the chain on the big sprocket up front, it should be about 46 teeth, make sure it is center and doesn't make noise, if it does, adjust it just a hair either way, now, the rear, put the chain on the big sprocket in the rear, make sure the front didn't start making noise, if it did, adjust it again. You are now ready to take off, in low gear, as you start out, it is easy to pedal, soon you will be peddling air, shift into second gear in the rear only, don't touch the front. Just a little push with the thumb will make it shift, now were going faster, easy peddling, shift into 3rd, then 4th, etc, coming to a stop, down shift the back sprocket back into low gear (big sprocket) and be ready to take off again. Soon you will be shifting that thing like a Ferrari! The front sprocket, will be used for moderate terrain, wheelies, and mountain climbing, that will come later, learn how to shift the rear first. As each gear climaxes, hit the shifter, it will get smoother as you go, and keep the chain quiet, no climbing on the next sprocket or falling out of gear. Hope this helps.

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Go to and you can download a manual for free. Make sure that you use metric wrenches because all bikes are metric. If, you bought from a bike shop, they will help you with what is needed.

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any particular one in mind?

You might find it at the manufacturer's support site or these guys...

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