On my quest to find a 56cm frame, I ran into a guy trying to sell his Scott... Very friendly guy, had lots of things to say. So I put together a short pic + quote page for you guys to enjoy.
Of course I went to look at this so called bike. First thing that came to my mind... Yes, it's a Scott, and crap it's heavy.I bought the bike in Europe (Schwinn is marketed in Europe as Scott). I bought it from a bike mechanic that was working for the Belgium Pro team Lotto. It was used in their developmental team (younger riders working their way into the pros). It was 100% pro circuit legal (as of 2000). And, until this year was ONLY professionally maintained.
I have taken this bike with me thru 7 different European countries and it did do the Paris curcuit just before the finish of the Tour in 2001. The longest daily ride I have taken it on was over 150k. The top speed I have had it at was 120 kmp coming down one mountian. It is tremendously reliable and would ride it any place any time.
He also says...
The rear hub was replace to a Sora, duralex with a deep well rim and extra heavy spokes in a sunray pattern. I used to road ride through the mountians and this gave a lot more power to the rear and stability.
Chromo Steel, why the hell is it still so heavy?... Rear wheel doesn't help .
... And, until this year was ONLY professionally maintained.
Shimano RSX100 Group. The steel is tig welded, my guess it's from the mid 90's probably 1996 or 1997. I would love to learn more about the bike though, anybody have information?
$150, how did I do?