Great site! Thanks for all your efforts. This was my 1985 Schwinn Madison which I recently sold. I am still asking myself why? Anyway I believe it went to a good home. I felt this would be a good place to remember it.

I bought this bike new in 1986 from Village Cycles in N. Hollywood Ca. where I worked. From '86 to '89 it was used as my commuting bike on open track days for the Encino velodrome. It has never had a front brake, and was used often until I moved to Santa Cruz in late 2006. It easily has 30k+ road miles on it not including the Velodrome. I have brakes on my new fixed gear which I will post soon.

In 2002 it was revamped and made to be a bit more comfortable. The original white was powder coated to my take on Schwinn Stingray metallic blue, which was my first bike, and the one that started it all for me.

1985 23inch 58cm Schwinn Madison Lugged Columbus Tenax tubing.
Dura Ace 7400 road cranks 44 tooth D/A ring, and D/A bottom bracket. All from my Raleigh 753.
Suntour Superbe pedals, which I kept.
Dura Ace 15 tooth fixed cog. 77.5 gear inch
Original, Suntour Sprint high flange hubs 36 spoke 3cross, Original Weimann silver anodized rims
Re-laced DT 15 gauge spokes. Great Hubs Smooth as Butter
Specialized 700X25 slick tires.
Original, Strong seatpost w/upgrade campy binder bolt.
My 20 year old Ideale Saddle, which I kept
Dura Ace Headset Nitto Dynamic II stem and upside down Wald 3 speed bars, with original Schwinn grips all of which I kept.

Kind Regards,




Schwinn Madison - side view
Schwinn Madison - front angle view




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