NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
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I was just at wally-world last night and checked out the Schwinn's, all the while hearing over the PA about how Schwinn's are NOW at Wal-Mart, one of the "greatest" bikes....etc.
The first thing I did was pick the bike up. Man, it had to weight 40 lbs, then I looked at the welds. A 5-year old hopped up on heroin could do better. The components were all Shimano very low end stuff, all OEM only level stuff! The frame was Hi-tensile steel, (soft and heavy), the wheels were heavy, and the front was already out of tru. Handlebars, stem and seatpost were no name, seat was huge!
All in all, I'm sure we'll be seeing many out on the roads. Pacific bought the Name and kept it, but not the quality that was previously associated with it.
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
"Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger