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Old 09-20-2011, 12:20 AM
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Default Re: Schwinn Quality? Schwinn Hurricane?

Originally Posted by happyvalley View Post
Ugh, Schwinn, a once proud name, now a slippery licensing agreement to enhance an off-shore profit center.

I'm currently doing a full refurbish on a 1976 Schwinn Paramount road bike, not to motorize, just to rideeeee. Hand built in Chicago lugged frame, Reynolds 531, full Campy component group. Now thats a bicycle, and made to be taken apart and put back together.
I rather like the older Schwinns myself. My wife's bike is a Chicago-built cruiser. It felt really heavy as I was putting it back together. But after all the grease packing and adjusting, I hopped on - and it felt light and relatively responsive for a big heavy bike. I was expecting sluggish. No wonder my wife won't part with it.

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