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Old 03-08-11, 07:08 PM   #1
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Vintage Schwinn Madison frame on ebay? Any forum member here buy it? *cough* Scrod?

$321 seems pretty pretty fair for a vintage Madison frame. The condition looks pretty excellent for its age too. Any lucky forum member pick it up?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...torefresh=true
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Old 03-08-11, 07:10 PM   #2
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Hahaha i was just scanning evay and saw this and imeadatly thought of scrod
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Hahaha i was just scanning evay and saw this and imeadatly thought of scrod

The bikenerd in me is already choosing what components I would put on that bike.
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Meh. Not.
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Old 03-08-11, 07:13 PM   #5
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You guys are funny. I was eyeballing it - and even threw a bid or two at it - but it got up a little higher than I can spend right now.
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Don't let the Columbus Tenax tubing deter you. Vintage Madisons are sweet bikes. You won't be able to fit fat tires on them but otherwise they're value fixies with a strong and light steel frame!
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I picked up a repainted one locally for 100 bucks plus a kashimax saddle and flat bar!
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Wow purdy; droll @ the columbus tubi....
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Tenax is decent but not really droolworthy.My 62cm le tour frame weighs ~ 7lbs.
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Tenax is decent but not really droolworthy.My 62cm le tour frame weighs ~ 7lbs.
I know but I don't care; I'm coming from the stand point of: as long as it's any columbus VS say for example, today's madison's no name tubing...I'm taking the columbus. The profit motive kills quality.
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I get what you're saying but sometimes labels are just labels.I like that the schwinn has columbus tubing but it was a freebie.If i was shoping for a frame and the choices where obscure columbus,obscure reynolds and double butted 4130 , I'd go with the lightest.When i looked up tenax the range went from "production grade"sl to blemished sl to straight gauge cromo,from seamless drawn to rolled and welded.
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I get what you're saying but sometimes labels are just labels.I like that the schwinn has columbus tubing but it was a freebie.If i was shoping for a frame and the choices where obscure columbus,obscure reynolds and double butted 4130 , I'd go with the lightest.When i looked up tenax the range went from "production grade"sl to blemished sl to straight gauge cromo,from seamless drawn to rolled and welded.
As a columbus fanboy; I'm inclined to disagree with you on that point.
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