Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
Reload this Page >

Schwinn Madison love

Notices
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)

Schwinn Madison love

Old 11-12-18, 02:07 PM
  #1126  
ecsjr
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 94
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
"Will be building this 2010 up sometime this winter."

That's my favorite Madison color.
ecsjr is offline  
Old 11-12-18, 06:11 PM
  #1127  
3speedslow
Senior Member
 
3speedslow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Posts: 7,917

Bikes: A few

Mentioned: 106 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1464 Post(s)
Liked 256 Times in 193 Posts
Originally Posted by ecsjr View Post
"Will be building this 2010 up sometime this winter."

That's my favorite Madison color.
Cool machine! I saw yours in the thread when I revisited these pages. Been looking off/ on for just a frame sale for awhile. Finally pulled one out of LA by way of a good friend.

Love the maroon as well though my favorite colour is brown. Size is great for my fit too. I plan on going all black with the Madison and switching my 2014 chrome Rush to silver components.

But for now I wait...
3speedslow is offline  
Old 03-15-19, 11:44 AM
  #1128  
3speedslow
Senior Member
 
3speedslow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Posts: 7,917

Bikes: A few

Mentioned: 106 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1464 Post(s)
Liked 256 Times in 193 Posts


No rear cabling. Need to get the 31.8 clamps from the LBS.


ATM, I think the badge will stay.


Love this burgundy colour. Really comes out in the sunlight.
...and indeed I did wait. My choice though, I would rather ride the great beaters i have through the winter.

But it is Spring! Time for the 2010 Madison to roll out. This is the first parts grab and build version. Might last awhile, might get changed out quick. First ride was really impressive. Smooth, quick and the fit is good.
3speedslow is offline  
Likes For 3speedslow:
Old 03-15-19, 02:01 PM
  #1129  
mouse
dumb
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Tucson
Posts: 355
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 173 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post




Love this burgundy colour. Really comes out in the sunlight.
...and indeed I did wait. My choice though, I would rather ride the great beaters i have through the winter.

But it is Spring! Time for the 2010 Madison to roll out. This is the first parts grab and build version. Might last awhile, might get changed out quick. First ride was really impressive. Smooth, quick and the fit is good.
What a beauty... the polished bits on the front fork really do it for me.
mouse is offline  
Old 12-17-19, 07:39 PM
  #1130  
3speedslow
Senior Member
 
3speedslow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Posts: 7,917

Bikes: A few

Mentioned: 106 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1464 Post(s)
Liked 256 Times in 193 Posts
Any Madisons still rolling the roads? Still on mine!
3speedslow is offline  
Old 02-16-20, 03:33 PM
  #1131  
oouellette
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Batavia IL
Posts: 400

Bikes: '86 Madison + '18 Kilo WT

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 32 Post(s)
Liked 23 Times in 6 Posts
2020 Edition

Made some small updates to my 1986 Madison including Nitto B305AA bars, 28c Pasela PT, and gold Izumi chain. Enjoy



oouellette is offline  
Likes For oouellette:
Old 03-21-20, 02:28 PM
  #1132  
ilikebikes
K2ProFlex baby!
 
ilikebikes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: My response would have been something along the lines of: "Does your bike have computer controlled suspension? Then shut your piehole, this baby is from the future!"
Posts: 6,097

Bikes: to many to list

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked 9 Times in 6 Posts
Blue madison

Looking for a blue 53, 54cm Madison. If anyone has a complete bike in great original shape let me know.
ilikebikes is offline  
Old 05-26-20, 04:58 PM
  #1133  
3speedslow
Senior Member
 
3speedslow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Posts: 7,917

Bikes: A few

Mentioned: 106 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1464 Post(s)
Liked 256 Times in 193 Posts
I could not ask for a better work bike!


Dinking beer after work at the boss mans house.
3speedslow is offline  
Likes For 3speedslow:
Old 05-27-20, 02:12 PM
  #1134  
KlunkerBiker
Not-so-newbie
 
KlunkerBiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2020
Location: Post Falls, ID
Posts: 17

Bikes: Not enough

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Liked 6 Times in 3 Posts
Well, since we're talking Madison's again...

My Madison as seen below from this post: Schwinn Madison love



Is Currently in the "configuration" below. I was going to put brakes and brake hoods and with the road bar to make it more "street safe", but I just couldn't get into it, so it's been like this for the last 5 years at least. Not sure what to do...


2010 Madison. Needs some direction...

2010 Madison. Needs some direction...
KlunkerBiker is offline  
Likes For KlunkerBiker:
Old 05-27-20, 06:07 PM
  #1135  
3speedslow
Senior Member
 
3speedslow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Posts: 7,917

Bikes: A few

Mentioned: 106 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1464 Post(s)
Liked 256 Times in 193 Posts
KlunkerBiker

No thoughts of using pursuit bullhorn bars?
3speedslow is offline  
Old 05-27-20, 10:43 PM
  #1136  
KlunkerBiker
Not-so-newbie
 
KlunkerBiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2020
Location: Post Falls, ID
Posts: 17

Bikes: Not enough

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Liked 6 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post
KlunkerBiker

No thoughts of using pursuit bullhorn bars?
No, not so much. In the past I have tried several types of pursuit bars on other bikes and never could find a comfortable position other the center of the bar. I should probably just put the original track bars back on and get into better shape 😬
KlunkerBiker is offline  
Old 05-28-20, 08:35 AM
  #1137  
IAmSam
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1,347
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 296 Post(s)
Liked 39 Times in 23 Posts
Originally Posted by KlunkerBiker View Post
No, not so much. In the past I have tried several types of pursuit bars on other bikes and never could find a comfortable position other the center of the bar. I should probably just put the original track bars back on and get into better shape 😬
I happen to like that ergo-ish kind of bar that's on there now - have similar on a couple of my old steelies, including my sw8 phiksie...

If you are planning on keeping the brake it shouldn't be too hard to find some decent hooded levers, bartape, and a bit of cable...easy install and voila - you are ready to go.

Have fun - ride safe...
IAmSam is offline  
Likes For IAmSam:
Old 05-28-20, 11:48 AM
  #1138  
KlunkerBiker
Not-so-newbie
 
KlunkerBiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2020
Location: Post Falls, ID
Posts: 17

Bikes: Not enough

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Liked 6 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by IAmSam View Post
I happen to like that ergo-ish kind of bar that's on there now - have similar on a couple of my old steelies, including my sw8 phiksie...

If you are planning on keeping the brake it shouldn't be too hard to find some decent hooded levers, bartape, and a bit of cable...easy install and voila - you are ready to go.

Have fun - ride safe...

Thanks Sam! At some point I had levers for this bar, I think I got stuck in two places, 1) I had a problem finding good looking cable clamps that would fit the large diameter top tube, and 2) for some reason I kept ordering the wrong reach brake for the rear??? Sometime I do dumb stuff.

If I remember correctly back to 2015 or so, this bar was the best looking I could find that gave a flat transition from bar to lever. I have boxes of stuff I need to go through still from the closing of my shop, just trying to get my garage setup to start on this and a million other projects. At this point I just need one bike the get out on and start burning off some of this lockdown weight, lol.
KlunkerBiker is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
rosefarts
General Cycling Discussion
19
09-20-18 02:43 PM
bike_galpal
Classic & Vintage
2
09-25-17 05:55 PM
DurocShark
Classic & Vintage
23
04-16-17 08:14 PM
JimboMartin
Classic & Vintage
9
07-14-15 02:16 PM
jsharr
Classic & Vintage
3
05-30-12 05:02 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.