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    Schwinn Madison love

    There's been a little talk about the Schwinn Madison recently but I feel there should be more.

    Now that my Kilo Club membership card has been revoked, I'd like this thread to be a gathering place for Maddy owners to post pics and make fun of each others' bikes until we all get kicked off the forum. (I'm kidding).

    Here's mine:



    Last edited by Scrodzilla; 03-06-11 at 07:58 AM.

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    beautiful

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    Hot Cat Scrod.
    Your build makes me want to get a Madison as a new frameset
    Beware of my pickles.....
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    Never mind the content...look at the volume. That's a lot of piss!

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    I WANT MINE BACK NOW THAT ITS COOL (notallcaps)
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    damn! very nice.

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    She's a pretty one...
    Do you still have your 'scrambled egg' Kilo TT?

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    I do, but I'll most likely be selling it soon.

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    It looks really nice. Btw what size is your kilo tt?

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    cross-post from schwinn sprint thread:


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    That is mine.... an original 1986 Schwinn Madison. Made with mild Columbus Tenax tubing. Only drawback is it it can't take tires larger than 25c but who cares - its my first FG bike acquisition! ;-)

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    Im really not a fan of the madison ( two tone color scheme on the frame, stock components are kind of bottom of the barrel and its on the high weight end for a track bike). That being said, I have heard only good things. I like that old white model, they should have went back to that for 2010.

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    The reissue was inspired by the 1980s Madison, which interestingly enough, was sold as the last of the great Chicago Schwinns even though the factory closed about 1982!

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    I owned one for a bit, it was alright for what I paid , but meh I found better. No love from me on the madison. Im sorry Scrod.

    My brief days with the madison (don't worry it found a great new home):



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    scrod, what is your front brake setup? i have the same bars as you and i like how your brake lever looks on them, as well as the entire front brake.

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    Thanks! Click my Velosoace link. All the info is there.

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    I'd do dirty things to that Scrod's Maddy.

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    sold mine last year and i miss it.

    stripped fork
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    shoulda took better pics while i still had it =(

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    I like your Madison about 10x as much as I liked your Kilo. This shade of blue is really complemented by all the white; it looks great.

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    So now if I buy your frame I won't be as cool... damnit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Young Version View Post
    I like your Madison about 10x as much as I liked your Kilo. This shade of blue is really complemented by all the white; it looks great.
    Agreed (and thanks)! My gold Kilo with all the white/silver parts was really nice but I think my blue Madison looks even better. More importantly, it fits me better and isn't quite so flexy underneath me. It may be heavier, but it feels much more solid.
    Last edited by Scrodzilla; 04-27-10 at 09:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WoundedKnee View Post
    So now if I buy your frame I won't be as cool... damnit.
    Why not? Kilo TTs are still damn good bikes. I just happen to like my Madison better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Why not? Kilo TTs are still damn good bikes. I just happen to like my Madison better.

    I'm just joking around. Did you post the 35c photos?

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    2007 (apparently hard to find?) white maddy. REAL track geometry

    before tape and other components


    after first upgrades




    I got this bike a while ago with the intention of riding it on the track. after i got the bike and rode the hell out of it i saw that there was a lot of criticism about it (especially as an actual TRACK bike) so i decided to upgrade it towards more of a street feel.

    i have half come to the conclusion that since i am a big guy, this bike should be okay for me as entry level track racing. i just dont like the thought of being laughed off the track :/ but AYHSMB.

    current upgrades:
    surly cog
    dura ace lockring (formula one stripped)
    profile design pursuits with fizik tape and cane creek tt lever
    thompson elite seatpost and stem
    black gr-9s with christophes and exustar straps

    very near future upgrades:
    clipless pedals and shoes
    dura ace 7600 cranks (already purchased)
    track drops
    some kind of 144 bcd 50 or 51t chainring (recommendations?)
    moar cogs

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