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Old 03-08-01, 11:51 AM   #1
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I had a pleasant bicycle commute to work today on my 1973 Varsity. Not really fast, not really effortless, but silky and in control so I could enjoy the scenery in comfort.

One of my colleagues treated me to lunch today. We went to the restaurant in his big old Cadillac (He didn't have a bike). That Cadillac was one smooth ride. It sucked up the bumps like a feather bed.

I had to comment to my friend, "Man, this Cadillac rides like an old Schwinn!"

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Old 03-09-01, 10:57 AM   #2
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I thought about a bumper sticker for my bike, "My other bike is a Toyota". I just don't know where to hang it.

That's a good story.
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Old 09-06-05, 07:08 AM   #3
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I've had 4 Schwinns in my life time. I've had 0 Cadillacs. I think you insult Schwinn by comparing the two...but that's just me.
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Did you know that there is a cadillac bicycle? Try this link:

http://www.cnn.com/2005/AUTOS/07/26/cadillac_bikes/

There also is a Hummer bicycle, sold by GM as an accessory to the real hummer. If I had a few hundred dollars lying around I would get one.
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Old 09-06-05, 08:39 AM   #5
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The Cadillac bike is just an alluminum made-in-Taiwan job. If you wanted to get a knock off, Ferrari would be the one to get.

http://www.brittonbikes.com/colnago-2005/cf3/04-cf3.htm

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I have both a 27 yr old Cadillac and a Schwinn. Agree on the thought behind the comparison, although it'd be more on target with a classic cruiser bike. The Schwinn is a lot cheaper to run, but it doesn't have an automatic transmission so what do you expect. Both have leather seats.
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Old 09-06-05, 05:55 PM   #7
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I have both a 27 yr old Cadillac and a Schwinn. Agree on the thought behind the comparison, although it'd be more on target with a classic cruiser bike. The Schwinn is a lot cheaper to run, but it doesn't have an automatic transmission so what do you expect. Both have leather seats.

my schwinn gets better gas milage than your cadillac...hehehe
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Zowie:

Great Zounds! It is fascinating that you dug up this thread from 2003.

Ya man, if gas gets any more expensive, the resale value of an old Schwinn will be better than a Cadillac or an SUV!
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There also is a Hummer bicycle, sold by GM as an accessory to the real hummer. If I had a few hundred dollars lying around I would get one.
The Hummer bike is a bigger turd than the H2 (as if that's possible.)
Seriuosly the Hummer bike is a POS of the highest order.
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