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Old 02-22-08, 04:48 PM   #1
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choose for me

so i am indecisive unable to decide between two bikes, one is a duratec t8 perfect condition the other one is a classic schwinn madison with a small amount of rust near the bb and $160 cheaper i am going to be using it for riding on the track and the road and i can't decide if i need another steel frame or if it is time to go with an nice aluminum frame so you decide for me.

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Old 02-22-08, 04:55 PM   #2
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Do you need the money, or do you need to free up space?
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Damn it dude, your username is my website. Do they both fit?
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Old 02-23-08, 03:23 AM   #4
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so i am indecisive unable two decide between to bikes
Doublefail.

Actually, triple, because you're asking others to make a decision for you.
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ouch.
that's a pretty huge fail .
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yeah i realize i triple fail and i am ok with that, i need the space not the money and they both fit and i like them both which is why i am having trouble deciding
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I like the Schwinn Madison a lot more than the Duratec T8, but I am notoriously strongly biased towards steel frames.

Maybe a pic of that rusty BB?

Also, are you talking built-up bikes or framesets only? If it's bikes, it would be nice to know the components in question. The Schwinn comes with very basic components by default, but I dunno about the Duratec - it might be even worse for all we know.

The Duratec seems slightly better suited for the road, geometry-wise. I don't like the fact that it uses an integrated headset. Pressed-in cups make so much more sense in the long run.

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