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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 11-30-08, 08:06 AM   #1
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2009 Schwinn Sprint

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Old 11-30-08, 08:13 AM   #2
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Nice frame, low end components.

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they've photo-shopped out evidence of brakes
Photoshopped? I'm figuring they just took a photo without the brakes mounted.

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Old 11-30-08, 09:30 AM   #3
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mmm, 853.
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Old 11-30-08, 10:33 AM   #5
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now I'm jealous. I want the stem and saddle and seatpost
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Old 11-30-08, 07:30 PM   #6
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now I'm jealous. I want the stem and saddle and seatpost
I want the 835!
That's some highclass ish.
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Old 11-30-08, 07:37 PM   #7
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I like that frame a lot more than the Maddy.
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Old 11-30-08, 07:48 PM   #8
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Nice frame, low end components.

Better than the other way around.
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Old 11-30-08, 07:58 PM   #9
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much better than the madison.
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Old 11-30-08, 08:07 PM   #10
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much better than the madison.
How so?
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Looks sweet.
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That's some highclass ish.
goes without saying
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How so?

Looks and tubing first off.
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Old 11-30-08, 08:46 PM   #15
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those bars seem small to me.
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Old 12-01-08, 09:50 AM   #16
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The Sprint has vanished from the website. I sent an email to Schwinn asking about the price and availability.

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Old 12-01-08, 10:57 AM   #17
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Huh? Link works
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I was wrong, but it gets worse...I spoke to Schwinn and this is an international only bike and not available to anyone in North America.

Of course baby jebus is now crying. Poor little guy.

ps: Don't ask me why is shows up on the North America website.

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I was wrong, but it gets worse...I spoke to Schwinn and this is an international only bike and not available to anyone in North America.

Of course baby jebus is now crying. Poor little guy.

ps: Don't ask me why is shows up on the North America website.

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What?! Poppycock!
I will never understand why companies do this. If you are going to build a quality bike, just release it worldwide so everyone can ride it!
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has anyone heard what price point this may be at?
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Check out the other bikes that are also available internationally -- it's odd given that all the bikes come from China and Taiwan... why not stick a few of these Sprints into the containers headed to the US?

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Its all this secrecy and localized release of products that makes people upset at companies. Schwinn doesn't have the pull or reputation right now to do something like this. They're barely getting their rep to a somewhat stable level with the release of the madison they damn well better have this available in the states.
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Old 12-01-08, 04:21 PM   #23
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The Sprint linked about is from the Czech Republic site, not USA or North America.

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Its all this secrecy and localized release of products that makes people upset at companies. Schwinn doesn't have the pull or reputation right now to do something like this. They're barely getting their rep to a somewhat stable level with the release of the madison they damn well better have this available in the states.

Wow... someone's angry.
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