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Old 09-26-06, 10:34 AM   #1
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2007 Schwinn Madison

Anyone experience this bike yet? It seems to be priced right for the lighter budget . . .

http://www.schwinnbike.com/products/...ail.php?id=724

Are the 74 to 75 degree seat tube and head tube angles more classic to track geometry? How would these angles feel on an hour or hour and a half road ride? Thanks.
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There are many threads on this already.
1 of them is still on the main page, too.
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I'm getting one this week and will let you know what my impressions are. Plenty of talk about it in this thread.
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Oops, I should've checked the threads before posting about it. I got excited and jumped the gun, sorry. I would like to hear your critique, SingleSpeeDemon.
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Oops, I should've checked the threads before posting about it. I got excited and jumped the gun, sorry. I would like to hear your critique, SingleSpeeDemon.
Oh, you'll hear it. I don't post often, but when I do it's typically about obscure, ugly bikes that nobody gives a sh*t about.
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I am still curious how track geometries handle on the longer road rides . . .
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how they handle or how comfortable you are after a long ride?
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how they handle or how comfortable you are after a long ride?
Sorry, I don't understand the question . . .
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Sorry, I don't understand the question . . .
I think the qustion is "what is more important to you, the responsiveness of a track bike or the less-agreesive position of a road bike?"

I think...
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I think the qustion is "what is more important to you, the responsiveness of a track bike or the less-agreesive position of a road bike?"

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Thanks. This would be my first track type bike so I don't know how they feel.
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After doing more research I find that the Raleigh Rush Hour and Fuji Track are in the same catagory (price wise). The Fuji has the lowest MSRP but has no brakes while the Schwinn and Raleigh both have brakes . . .
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bfloyd: go here: A discussion of budget fixed-specific frames/complete bikes
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