Schwinn Varsity 1200?

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Re: Schwinn Varsity 1200?

Postby JazzOne » Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:42 pm

jellybeandriver wrote:
JazzOne wrote:I know you've been looking for a road bike in the $200 range. I found this Volare today:
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Schwinn-Men-s ... qrstuvwxyz

It's more expensive, but it has all the cool features of the old Varsity 1200, and it could go on sale.


Thanks, I have seen that bike and am mulling it over. Also thinking of the Hyper Spinfusion 700C

Found the Schwinn for $250. Sorry, I'm not a fan of that Hyper Spinfusion. Love the paired spokes on the Schwinn.

http://www.homeclick.com/schwinn-s5460c ... x57vw_wcB#.
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Re: Schwinn Varsity 1200?

Postby jellybeandriver » Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:55 pm

JazzOne wrote:Found the Schwinn for $250. Sorry, I'm not a fan of that Hyper Spinfusion. Love the paired spokes on the Schwinn.

http://www.homeclick.com/schwinn-s5460c ... x57vw_wcB#.


Let me know how you like it!
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Re: Schwinn Varsity 1200?

Postby audiomatron » Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:56 am

I went to one of the Wal Marts in Hattiesburg, MS a week or so ago looking for the Genesis RoadTech. They didn't have it, but they did have the Schwinn Varsity (the blue one). I gave it a good look, liked what I saw and bought it. So far, I love it! http://audiomatron.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/new-bike.jpg. The frame is really nice and light, and the rims are very similar to my Vuelta rims on my other bike. The brakes have serious stopping power. The rear derailleur shifts like a dream. The front one is okay (probably fine, but I spent a lot of time trying to adjust it myself - I'm still learning).


This past weekend I went riding with a co-worker and his son who both just got Giant bikes. His son had a flat bar road bike. It had the same rear derailleur as mine. Both had Shimano "trigger" type shifters. The front derailleurs were different but seemed to be about the same quality. The stems on the two bikes appeared to be exactly the same except for the color. Both had side pull brakes. His was 600.00 (I think). Mine was 200.00.

Anyway, its a great bike if you can find one like the one I got. I've ridden probably 100 miles so far on it with no trouble. I've never seen the green ones with the regular wheels. I did see a red and black one at my local Wal Mart, but it was way up on the top shelf.
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Re: Schwinn Varsity 1200?

Postby JazzOne » Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:22 am

Damn, I'm jealous! Cool bike. I especially like the Schwinn logo on the inside of the chain stay. Nice touch. Keep us updated.
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Re: Schwinn Varsity 1200?

Postby RickM » Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:52 am

I had on for 3 years, just sold it 2 months ago (and am still whining about it). Great bike. Very light (some 26 lbs) and effortless to ride thanks to the slim tires. Got mine as a floor model for some $125, but it is definitely worth the $200, considering all the components.

I had my wheel trued once and everything else (cables/shifters/chain etc.) cleaned/adjusted/lubricated) once a year, never had any issues.

Did I mention that I really miss the bike? I had the 'original', black and white with yellow tags on the rim. I bought another bike but the deal fell thru, now I am without a bike, and unless I find a Hybrid (which I can ride on dirt and loose gravel as well) soon, I will get another Schwinn Varsity.
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