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The Crappy Cutter (Urban Velo's Illustrated review)

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The Crappy Cutter (Urban Velo's Illustrated review)

Old 12-09-08, 08:05 PM
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The Crappy Cutter (Urban Velo's Illustrated review)

http://urbanvelo.org/schwinn-cutter-review/#comments

BUY IT!
STAY AWAY FROM IT!
WHATEVER!!!
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Old 12-09-08, 08:14 PM
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doesnt seem too bad, although a BD bike seems better and also the fact that you can get a superior madison for about the same cost.
edit: BTW, hate the stem
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Yep.
That's a bike.
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its an SE Draft with a different branding . . . POS all around. What a way to waste a cool name on a $hitty bike schwinn!
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Old 12-09-08, 09:06 PM
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it's a bike. it gets you from a to b. it'll last as long as it needs to.


besides, i read this hours ago and i didn't feel compelled to start a thread about it.
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looks like doo doo.
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it's a bike. it gets you from a to b. it'll last as long as it needs to.


besides, i read this hours ago and i didn't feel compelled to start a thread about it.
Well aren't you the most awesomest thing since phil hubs!
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It's a cost issue. Off course it's going to have to make concessions in component spec, it's MSRP $329 and will probably be sold for less at retail. It's a cheap, very basic, entry bike.
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it's a cost issue. Off course it's going to have to make concessions in component spec, it's msrp $329 and will probably be sold for less at retail. It's a cheap, very basic, entry bike.
+1
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26.75 pounds stock without pedals

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Originally Posted by MIN View Post
It's a cost issue. Off course it's going to have to make concessions in component spec, it's MSRP $329 and will probably be sold for less at retail. It's a cheap, very basic, entry bike.
But a bike from BD costs about the same and is just as nice, if not nicer.

But you are right, I am not sure what the retail price is on this so ...
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Old 12-10-08, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by devilshaircut View Post
But a bike from BD costs about the same and is just as nice, if not nicer.

But you are right, I am not sure what the retail price is on this so ...
bikesdirect bikes are cro-mo and lighter. the cutter and the draft being high tensile steel is just sad

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Yeah, the bikes direct and bike island offerings are a better deal. But a large majority of people - especially if it's their first fixed gear bike - might prefer the hands-on buying experience at their LBS. While I wouldn't ride this thing, I also wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to someone interested in buying their first fixed gear bike. It's miles ahead of anything you can get at Walmart without that $500+ price tag on most decent entry-level bikes.
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Yeah I definitely support buying at LBS when possible.

I guess the price lets you have an American tradition?

Material/component wise though, I think BD has done better at the price point.
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bikesdirect bikes are cro-mo and lighter. the cutter and the draft being high tensile steel is just sad
Yeah, thats gonna make a big difference leaning up against the wall at the coffee house.
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Some coffee houses have walls that are very delicate, and the difference of 7-8 pounds could cause the Cutter to embarrassingly cut right through the wall, living up to its name.
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The style of cranks they used is just .. wtf

my friend bought one of those to throw on a cheap conversion and within days, the chainring came loose and it has about 1/4 inch of back and forth play. Really safe for a fg
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The style of cranks they used is just .. wtf

my friend bought one of those to throw on a cheap conversion and within days, the chainring came loose and it has about 1/4 inch of back and forth play. Really safe for a fg
It's a single speed.

I was more interested to see how the Oso Bike turned out when I finally found and online review. I kind of wanted to believe it would turn out ok but that wasn't the case...
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I am huge fan of schwinn since I was born! Why do you think cutter is crappy bike?? I just wondering..
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Originally Posted by GMERGOD View Post
I am huge fan of schwinn since I was born! Why do you think cutter is crappy bike?? I just wondering..
Bikes made now under the Schwinn name have nothing to do with the Schwinn bikes made when you were born. You can read the rest of the posts in this thread to find out why people think it's a crappy bike.
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