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    09 Schwinn Madison

    Hello,

    Somewhere on the forum I read that the 09 Schwinn Madison was coming out in yellow and black and yellow. SIZE="4"]Does anyone know how the 09 will differ from the 08 other than color? [/SIZE]


    I've narrowed my choices to the Madison or the SE Lager. Most forum participants seem to favor the Madison. I'm leaning to the Schwinn. But the SE is a hundred dollars cheaper. Your thoughts would be appreciated.

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    a hundred dollars cheaper? are you sure you can't find a better deal on the madison? I've seen (and purchased) the madison for under $400..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgie View Post
    a hundred dollars cheaper? are you sure you can't find a better deal on the madison? I've seen (and purchased) the madison for under $400..
    Morgie,

    Could you tell me where you've shopped. My local Performance Shop will usually match prices so any information would be wonderful. Even if I have a problem I could still have it shipped if necessary. My best price around here is about $450 +/-

    What do you think of the Madison? What do you particularly like or dislike about the bike?

    Thank you.

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    The best part is that it's chromed completely underneath. An hour with some JASCO and you will have a completely chrome frameset.

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    I purchased mine from Simple Living Cycles in framingham Mass. Performance had madisons at like 400 about 8-9 months ago with the use of a sale plus 10% online coupon code.

    I liked:
    the look, the price, formula hubs, front and rear brakes and levers. (I ended up using the rear on a build for my lady so having it came in handy)

    I disliked:
    the extremely HEAVY fork, cheap-o stem and bars

    Read here: http://forums.roadbikereview.com/sho...d.php?t=106686


    FWIW- with a bar/stem swap and a few minor things mine weighs in at about 20.*lb
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    Thank you Morgie.

    Does anyone know how (or if) the '09 Madison will differ from the '08 other than color?

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    Simple Living Cycles is more of a fluke than the rule, though. I don't know how he stays in business, he must sell his bikes just a few dollars above his cost. I assumed he owned that entire building and was selling bikes for moral reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgie View Post
    I purchased mine from Simple Living Cycles in framingham Mass. Performance had madisons at like 400 about 8-9 months ago with the use of a sale plus 10% online coupon code.

    I liked:
    the look, the price, formula hubs, front and rear brakes and levers. (I ended up using the rear on a build for my lady so having it came in handy)

    I disliked:
    the extremely HEAVY fork, cheap-o stem and bars

    Read here: http://forums.roadbikereview.com/sho...d.php?t=106686


    FWIW- with a bar/stem swap and a few minor things mine weighs in at about 20.*lb
    I got my '07 from Simple Living for $350. I really need to get another from him, but the shipping is a PITA.
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    black + gold Madison is bonar

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    Quote Originally Posted by delorean View Post
    black + gold Madison is bonar
    +1
    suddenly I dont like my blue one as much

    Definitely go for the madison, I got mine from simple living in framingham for 370 and absolutely love it, no complaints, if you can find anything in that range (350-400) i say go for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j3ffr3y View Post
    +1
    suddenly I dont like my blue one as much

    Definitely go for the madison, I got mine from simple living in framingham for 370 and absolutely love it, no complaints, if you can find anything in that range (350-400) i say go for it.
    daaaamn, you get that at an LBS? online?
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    Quote Originally Posted by delorean View Post
    daaaamn, you get that at an LBS? online? used?
    new at Simple Living Cycles in Framingham, MA
    http://www.slcycle.com/
    their website sucks, but its a great shop except for the fact that its about a half hour drive from my house.
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    Im almost pos its the same exact bike just a different color, Id take my Maddy over any SE Lager any time
    Forgot to mention, the brake levers and calipers were (magically) removed from the pic to make the bike look "cleaner" the cables behind the tube ; )
    EDIT: I now see a few differences, but nothing major.



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    I really like the yellow one for some reason, and I don't usually like yellow. The old-school lettering kills!

    Heck, now I can't decide if I like the black one better.

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    I love it.
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    i dont really dig any of these complete bikes that these manufacturers are putting out to capitalize on the fixed gear fad, it kind of takes away the inherent awesomeness of building up a bike yourself and customizing it yourself in the process

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    Do the yellow and black have different bars and stems?
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    Black one looks great.


    Where do you find one of these though? No LBS near carries Schwinn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by novacane View Post
    i dont really dig any of these complete bikes that these manufacturers are putting out to capitalize on the fixed gear fad, it kind of takes away the inherent awesomeness of building up a bike yourself and customizing it yourself in the process
    yeah but if you don't have the mechanical know how/time/cant find a good vintage frame/dont have tools these bikes are great.

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    Im going to pic up a yellow one whenever they decide to release them
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    I emailed Schwinn today and the 09s do in fact come with brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    Im going to pic up a yellow one whenever they decide to release them
    They are availabe. I know 2 places already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Christopher View Post
    I emailed Schwinn today and the 09s do in fact come with brakes.

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    All the new Madisons came with brakes.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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