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SOLD 1986 Schwinn Madison

UPDATE: Sold this to a friend in Atlanta. Met a guy through the local bike community in Atlanta who had a 1986 Madison broken from a car hitting him about 3 years ago. He has been looking for one ever since then. Needless to say, this bike went to a GREAT new home! A co-worker was looking to clear out his N+1 stash and let me have this 1986 Schwinn Madison for a steal. It has lived pretty much its entire life in the Milwaukee area and was raced heavily in Kenosha at the Washington Park velodrome. I believe it was even one of the tracks loaner bikes at one point. I'm planning on putting a little love into it and cleaning up the frame and replacing a few items here and there. It's a blast to ride.

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino NJS 75 crankset

Pedals:
Shimano PD-A600

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Sugino 50T and Suntour 15T cog

Handlebars/Stem:
control tech stem, Cinelli bars, new Fizik Wrap

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle Turbo Reproduction

Brakes:
Origin8 Classic (front only)

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Campagnolo Omega 19 to Suzue track hubs, Michelin pro endurance4 700x25

Accessories:
MKS NJS chain tensioners

More Info:
SOLD February 2018 in Atlanta

Added by CSM. Last updated 9 months ago.

As of over 1 year ago, CSM has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

12 Comments

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

I love these frames, still haven't found one in my size.

Posted over 1 year ago

CSM

CSM says:

UPDATE: February 2018. I moved to Atlanta and haven't been riding this as much as I had hoped. I ended up meeting a local track guy who recently lost his 1986 Madison after getting hit by a car. He was eager to buy it and so I sold it! I think she went to a good home though.

Posted over 1 year ago

cyclegoth

cyclegoth says:

sweet stem

Posted almost 2 years ago

Scrodzilla

Scrodzilla says:

Please don't refinish it! It's a vintage bike and perfect the way it is.

Posted about 2 years ago

CSM

CSM says:

Haven't been there but I'll have to check it out! I'll probably bring this one by so they can take a look at it. I'm sure seeing a bike they sold over 30 years ago would be pretty cool to them.

Not sure what else my co-worker is looking to sell but I'll ask. What size do you need?

Posted about 2 years ago

oouellette

oouellette says:

Looks great. I got mine powder coated at heritage bicycles in Chicago, although I wouldn't recommend it because the powder coat, although it has held up well, has some very fine pin holes in it. It was very inexpensive though and they were easy to work with. I imagine you can find something in Milwaukee equal or better than coming To Chicago.

Posted about 2 years ago

oouellette

oouellette says:

Got my decals at velocals.com

Posted about 2 years ago

CSM

CSM says:

Thanks for the tips! i'll be sure to post updates as I get to working on this

Posted about 2 years ago

CSM

CSM says:

Crap, I accidentally removed your comment above about not refinishing it. My apologies!

I'm gonna keep the paint/frame condition as is. The steel is in good shape with no dings. I actually spent some time with some microfiber rags and some chemicals I have for no-rinse car wash and the frame is cleaning up very nicely. Can't complain with this bike, especially for the price ;)

Posted almost 2 years ago

40degreerake

40degreerake says:

Awesome. Did you scoop this in Milwaukee?

Posted about 2 years ago

CSM

CSM says:

Picked it up from a co-worker who lives in Burlington. His wife used it as a track bike mostly in Kenosha. Judging by the original sales sticker from Allis bikes, it has spent its entire life in the area.

Posted about 2 years ago

40degreerake

40degreerake says:

Cool. Allis bike shop rocks by the way. I live in West Allis, so I'm not partial. LOL. What else did they have. Looking for a 26er mountain bike.

Posted about 2 years ago