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Old 03-20-08, 11:39 PM   #1
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Schwinn Madison

OK guys and girls, I would like to know if anyone has or knows of someone that has this bike for sale? I sent emails and asked around the LBSs without any luck I need one in 54-55 cm. If any one knows anything please let me know

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check performance.
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seconded. i don't know too many family owned lbs that stock schwinn anymore.
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Old 03-21-08, 11:49 AM   #4
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Nah, I called them up and they told me that its either not a Schwinn bike or they just dont carry it I told them,"Yeah, you just dont carry it!"
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This might be obvious, but have you checked the Schwinn dealer locator? http://dealer.schwinnbikes.com/ For where I am, Orlando, six (locally-owned) dealers popped up within 25 miles and I know for a fact that at least one of them has them in stock. As for national dealers, not a clue... Ben's cycle has a few of last years' model in stock still, I think.
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All I know is that they're not as pretty in person as they are on the internet. I saw a kid riding that bike today, and I was very disappointed.
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huh I saw one last week in person and thought it looked pretty good.
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why exactly are you looking for a madison as opposed to all the other off the peg ss/fg bikes on the market in that price range. they're all pretty much the same.
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huh I saw one last week in person and thought it looked pretty good.
i've seen them both recently and for some reason, i like the white madison even more than the blue one.
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there's a thread for this kind of thing, i don't care how desperate you are.
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i like its fork.
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there's a thread for this kind of thing, i don't care how desperate you are.
Why do guys like you always want to talk down about something? cant help a fellow cyclist out? dont like the post? dont read it!
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Old 03-21-08, 02:15 PM   #13
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why exactly are you looking for a madison as opposed to all the other off the peg ss/fg bikes on the market in that price range. they're all pretty much the same.
I figure if Im going to buy a bike thats "pretty much the same as all the other off the peg ss/fg bikes on the market in that price range" I might as well get one that doesnt LOOK like all the other off the peg ss/fg bikes on the market in that price range
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I really like that fork. I think they are potentially classy looking bikes, but I like the white they had last year better. Toss on a set of track drops in chrome, ditch the brakes/levers in favor of a BMX lever and front only, silver crankset and a white turbo.
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I loved the 07 Madison the first time I saw it. It's the retro styling really that did it. I almost got one as an employee for the company but they didn't have any left in the warehouse. The 08 looks nice too. The Madison is by far the best thing going under the Schwinn brand name. They should have thrown a freewheel and some risers on for the Varsity instead of that Wal-Mart monstrosity.
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I'm assuming the frame is still made in a taiwanese sweatshop somewhere...?
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I'm assuming the frame is still made in a taiwanese sweatshop somewhere...?
more likely a Taiwanese factory.

Blick: What do you think about some of the new higher end Schwinn roadbikes, like the Fastback and the new Peleton. I think they look ok for what they are.
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Blick: What do you think about some of the new higher end Schwinn roadbikes, like the Fastback and the new Peleton. I think they look ok for what they are.
I only glanced at them a while back, but they seemed like every other road bike (in a good way). I only praise the Madison because it shows that the marketing team is willing to address niche users.
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I'm assuming the frame is still made in a taiwanese sweatshop somewhere...?
Factories in Taiwan aren't exactly sweatshops. I'm sure that abuses occur, but Taiwan is a nation with strong labor laws, and bike makers are skilled laborers, probably analogous to someone making Schwinn Varsities in Chicago in 1955. They're burgeoning middle class.
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I like this bike.
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http://cgi.ebay.com/2008-Schwinn-Mad...QQcmdZViewItem

size 56cm (large), but...maybe you can get away with that?

oh, and theres some white ones too (one size large, and one that i believe might be a medium) just search schwinn madison on ebay.
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why do *******s like you alway want to talk **** about something? cant help a fellow cyclist out? dont like the post? dont ****ing read it *******!
hey man, i was just following your sig's advice.
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The paint is nice, but the straight-blade forks just don't work.
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The paint is nice, but the straight-blade forks just don't work.
the madison's fork is probably what appeals to most of the people who want 'em.
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the madison's fork is probably what appeals to most of the people who want 'em.
I guess that it is not found on too many fixed gears, but why did they have to put it on a bike that's a throwback schwinn?
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