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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 05-14-10, 12:54 PM   #1
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New Schwinn Madison

Just got my new schwinn madison in the mail about to put it together in a few minutes. Ill put pics up and update you guys on how I like it after a 10 mile ride. Very excited Cheers
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Old 05-14-10, 01:04 PM   #2
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Welcome, Madison brother.
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Dam! If I see a blue one for sale I'm pulling the trigger.
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Dam! If I see a blue one for sale I'm pulling the trigger.
Philly C-List, if its still there. http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/1739169340.html
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Says in the listing that he won't ship. If you're not near Philly, you're SOL on that one!
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ill buy it for you and ship it!...lol
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That would work! 350 bucks is a good deal.
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Dam! If I see a blue one for sale I'm pulling the trigger.
EDIT: After the vacation my wife planned to Dominican Republic! LMFAO

I WILL have one of those blue bikes, sooner or later.

I'm in Jersey BTW, so posting that ad was really wrong!
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You NEED one. Here's a pic of mine, just to make you drool a bit:



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man i should have my madison by tomorrow. it shipped out earlier this week so we'll see. cant wait for the pics!
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Scrod, Did you remove or paint over the chrome that was on the bottom of the front fork or did yours come black?
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^^^ think that's just the reflection playing tricks on you...
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It's just the reflection.
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Yeah, man...just a reflection. My fork is blue/chrome.
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join the madison lovers thread!
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Yes, do it!

Here:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...n+madison+love
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Here is one in Denver with quite a few upgrades.

http://denver.craigslist.org/bik/1726479265.html
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I like how he lists some of the stuff that came stock on the bike as "upgrades". Also, I dig risers but those silly little bars have to go!
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But it's a "super fast and really fun fixie!" What else do we need?
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You NEED one. Here's a pic of mine, just to make you drool a bit:



I know. There's yours and I think one other blue one in the pic thread. I cant stand light blue, but that bike is just ridiculous. I'd set it up just like yours white tires, etc but maybe bullhorns with white wrap....and a brake. lol
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....and a brake. lol
Look closely.
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Yup, I've got a brake.

I've never really been fond of blue bikes either...until I saw the '08 Madison. Thanks for the compliment!
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So after my "jackass question" im riding fixed for the first time if you dont know what im referring to look it up and get a lol in. Its ****ing SWWWEEEET funnest thing ive done in a long time riding fixed is way better then i ever imagined. I even picked up track standing in a matter of minutes, I guess skateboarding and being a muay thai fighter helped me with balance. But anyway I prob rode about 10 miles and was scared of it being very difficult but I didn't even need to touch my breaks once, maybe there being any cars on the road helped but maaaad fun.
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