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Old 11-18-08, 03:24 PM   #1
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2008 Madison with a 27.0 post?

Anyone?

Mine arrived form Performance and specs are different.

27.0 post
Silver brakes and cranks
Jalco rims instead of Alex R400
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Old 11-18-08, 03:48 PM   #2
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Hrm, that is odd. How much was it, if I may ask?
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Hrm, that is odd. How much was it, if I may ask?
$425 @ Performance

I called Schwinn, basically the bike was dumbed down specs wise. The 27.0 might have been a running change, or the tolerance was off so a 27.0 was used .

Now I need to return the sweet Velo-Orange post I bought in 27.2.

I wish a had a Performance or a Schwinn dealer here who stocks these.
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Old 11-18-08, 04:52 PM   #5
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I replaced the stock seatpost on my wife's '08 Madison with a Kalloy Uno 250mm x 27.2mm seatpost (I just went with the specs listed on Schwinn's site too), it was a little snug like the stock seatpost but it fit fine. I even compared the width to the stock seatpost before installing it and it looked like it matched.

I'll be replacing the seatpost yet again with a 250mm x 27.2mm Thomson Elite seatpost that I won in an eBay auction, hope that fits too

Edit: My wife's bike also came with Jalco rims and chrome Truvativ cranks/silver chainring.

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Old 11-18-08, 05:01 PM   #6
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mine came with the jalco rims too. going to check the seatpost now
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