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Old 08-30-06, 05:11 PM   #1
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New Schwinn Madison street date?

Anyone know when the new Schwinn Madison's supposed to come out? It seems like it's going to be a pretty good deal for just over $500. It looks pretty sweet, too.
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Old 08-30-06, 05:47 PM   #2
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do you have pictures of it, I have not seen it, and I cant find any.


Edit: I spoke to soon, I found some



For those who have not seen it
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Old 08-30-06, 05:49 PM   #3
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her name is madison, and she is tha flame that burns in my heart. I must have one
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Old 08-30-06, 05:55 PM   #4
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that thing sucks so much
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Old 08-30-06, 06:14 PM   #5
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I think I am the only one who has noticed that its an EAI bareknuckle. They just chromed the crown.
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Old 08-30-06, 06:43 PM   #6
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It's got different drop-outs and a different seatpost collar.
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Old 08-30-06, 06:49 PM   #7
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It's got different drop-outs and a different seatpost collar.

maybe its made in the same factory then, cause the fork is defnately the same. Whoever gets one compare it to a bareknuckle, I wana know how similar they are in person.



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Now that Ive been going over the 2 bikes, I htink the rear triangly on the knuck is a bit different too, with smaller seatstays.
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Old 08-30-06, 07:19 PM   #8
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eh how so? It kinda makes my loins quiver. I want it.
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The same factory is a definite possibility. And yeah, the forks look identical.

But is the Schwinn the same tubing as the Bareknuckle?
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That bike could be my first fixed/single.
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The same factory is a definite possibility. And yeah, the forks look identical.

But is the Schwinn the same tubing as the Bareknuckle?


that im not sure about. I know they are both steel frames. The Knuck is dedaccai tubing I know, but no info on the schwinn.
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does anyone know if Schwinn bikes are available to purchase online anywhere? Or are they pains like Bianchi and difficult to get?
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I don't know about the fork, but eyeing how the seat stays mate with the seat tube, it doesn't look like a Barenuckle to me.

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her name is madison, and she is tha flame that burns in my heart. I must have one
no left crank arm in that picture


mmmm i like the white
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I emailed Performance several weeks ago asking about the availability date, and they replied they thought it would be in the stores sometime in November.

It looks almost identical to the 1985 Madison, except it's TIG welded instead of lugged.

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maybe its made in the same factory then, cause the fork is defnately the same. Whoever gets one compare it to a bareknuckle, I wana know how similar they are in person.
That type of fork crown is a relatively common style. For another example, check this one that was made by a friend of mine from college. Hardly exclusive.
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Why do people get so excited about another road
bike with fork ends instead of drop outs?
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The geometry on this looks slacker than the BK.
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Why do people get so excited about another road
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Some just like bikes and aren't to particular (or snoobish as the case may be).
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This will look great next to my Surly Steamroller, Motebecane Messenger, Bianchi Pista, IRO, and Fetish Cycles track bikes with velocity hubs
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This will look great next to my Surly Steamroller, Motebecane Messenger, Bianchi Pista, IRO, and Fetish Cycles track bikes with velocity hubs
As long as it looks good.

I can't see why you would actually ride it if you own those bikes.
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It's amazing how they've been able to uglify it since 1985.
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I think I am the only one who has noticed that its an EAI bareknuckle. They just chromed the crown.
I thought the same thing as well until I looked at some of the bareknuckles posted in the photo section. The front geometry/fork is dead similiar but the fork ends and chainstays look noticeably different.
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I guess I shouldn't be surprised that I'm decidedly ho-hum about a bike that is both
a) similar to the bareknuckle, which I am decidedly ho-hum about
and
b) a "modern reinterpretation" or what-have-you of a bike that I am decidedly ho-hum about

Decidedly ho-hum,
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