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Old 09-21-06, 07:42 PM
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alanbikehouston
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The company that owns the rights to pretend to be "Schwinn" imports three levels of bikes. Cheapo's for Wal-Mart and K-Mart, assembled by the guys who stock the shelves. A slightly better grade of bikes for sporting goods chains. And, some actual "real" bikes that are sold in bike shops.

As with most things, the price is a clue. If a really first-rate bike shop choses to stock a Schwinn bike that sells for $700, that means that bike is comparable in quality to other bikes in that price range. And, if a Schwinn bike is selling for $79 at Wal-Mart, it will be worth...
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