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Road Test/Bike Review (1991) Value Bikes FUJI, DIAMOND BACK, and SCHWINN

Old 09-28-21, 08:06 AM
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Road Test/Bike Review (1991) Value Bikes FUJI, DIAMOND BACK, and SCHWINN

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Thank you for posting that! Much appreciated .
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Enjoyed reading it, because I've got a (I believe) 1992 Diamondback Expert as my one 'modern' bike. It uses a Shimano RSX drivetrain with brifters. About five or six years ago, shortly after closing up the big shop in Montpelier and moving to Ashland, one of my most loyal customers drops it off for me . . . . as a gift. My size, I figured I'd ride it for six months or so, and then sell/trade it off. Obviously, it hasn't gone anywhere, and was probably my most common road bike for my Sunday rides with Poguemahone, until about a month ago when the free hub failed. It's hanging in the barn now, as I look for another set of seven speed wheels to put it back on the road, eventually planning on rebuilding or replacing the rear hub. One hell of a nice riding bike. I won't call it a keeper (it's not special enough), but I have a feeling its going to become one anyway.
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Certainly an enjoyable read. I even have 2 of the machines in question, Expert TG and Paramount 3
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Originally Posted by sykerocker View Post
Enjoyed reading it, because I've got a (I believe) 1992 Diamondback Expert as my one 'modern' bike. It uses a Shimano RSX drivetrain with brifters. About five or six years ago, shortly after closing up the big shop in Montpelier and moving to Ashland, one of my most loyal customers drops it off for me . . . . as a gift. My size, I figured I'd ride it for six months or so, and then sell/trade it off. Obviously, it hasn't gone anywhere, and was probably my most common road bike for my Sunday rides with Poguemahone, until about a month ago when the free hub failed. It's hanging in the barn now, as I look for another set of seven speed wheels to put it back on the road, eventually planning on rebuilding or replacing the rear hub. One hell of a nice riding bike. I won't call it a keeper (it's not special enough), but I have a feeling its going to become one anyway.
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/274322577186

Sorry! I just tested the lin
k and saw 0 available. I used a couple and it seemed they would never run out.
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So the Schwinn PDG Series 3 was built in Japan, at least initially.
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very cool

i have a Master TG and one of the PDG OS bikes

i need to get out riding more
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I had a DB TG for a short while- it was 105, so maybe it was a Master? Either way, its the same frame as the Expert.
That frame always felt incredibly stiff and not light- so identical to what the review describes.
9/6/9 OS tubing and those stocky stays do exactly what you would expect- make for a stiff ride that is on the heavier side of things.

Between the frame angles, 408mm stays, and lack of flex- it really did noticeably jump when you would first start.
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Thank you for posting this. I recently picked up a 1991 PDG 5.
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