Schwinn Madison Road Bike

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $570.00

Product Description

  • Rims: Alex R500 semi aero 32* ft/rr
  • Tires: Schwalbe Blizzard Sport 700x23
  • Front Brake: Tektro 510A dual-pivot caliper w/ DIN pads
  • Bars: Alloy 25.4mm clamp dia. 43cm width
  • Headset: VP A71 threadless

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Francois Poisson a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: July 16, 2009

Strengths:    Surprisingly quick and turns on a dime. Very nicely put together steel frame from Taiwan- very clean welds. Beautiful paint in baby blue. Very responsive ride.

Weaknesses:    Front handlebars and stem are pretty bad but I switched them out anyway.

Bottom Line:   
I love this bike for its simplicity and honest value. After years of setting up retro ten speeds into single speeds and trying to get it perfect I just fell for this schwinnat first sight. It had the look and the color of the retro bikes while still designed to be modern and stylish.

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Favorite Ride:   around the block (15 miles)

Price Paid:    $375.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   1972 Schwinn Super Sport Single Speed conversion

Bike Setup:   Because of many broken bones in each arm I added a Ritchey stem and Nitto upright handlebars. Also Shimano SPD pedals.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ryan Keefe a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2009

Strengths:    Feels great, quick handling, super smooth and quiet, simple to maintain. Fun!

Weaknesses:    Brakes are horrible. Saddle is horrible. Weight (who cares...).

Bottom Line:   
I bought a Schwinn Madison from my LBS when they first came out to motivate myself to get back on a road bike after not having ridden one for several years. I have the white one, love the retro look. It's a little heavy but who cares? I don't notice the weight. The ride is very similar to my lugged steel Proteus / Yamaguchi from fifteen years ago - smooth and quiet. The stock brakes are worthless, dropped the rear altogether and installed a Ultegra front brake and Ultegra BR600 brake levers, immensely better. This is a great bike to get a workout and enjoy cycling on basically flat roads and paths. In my younger years I would have loved this bike in D.C. to outsprint the cabs from light to light!

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Favorite Ride:   W&OD Trail

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Bike Setup:   Added a straight blade carbon fork, a aero front wheel, Ultegra front brake and brake levers, egg beater pedals.

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