Schwinn Fastback Comp

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WindyG
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Schwinn Fastback Comp

Postby WindyG » Sat May 18, 2013 18:23 pm

Treated myself with a new bike after getting frustrated with the Viking Roma I had.
Full spec at the bottom, changes from standard are pedals and a Charge Spoon saddle also removed the chainring guard and fitted shorter Blackspire bolts. Totally loving the bike the 105 kit seems very slick and the bike overall weight is good enough for me at 9.4kgs, having carbon forks does soak up the harsh roads for sure.

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Frame - Schwinn Fastback Triple-Butted Smooth-Welded Aluminum
Forks - Schwinn Fastback Carbon with Alloy steerer
Rear Derailleur - Shimano 105
Front Derailleur - Shimano 105
Shifters - Shimano 105 18 Speed
Chainset - Suntour NCX Compact 50/34t
Bottom Bracket - Suntour External Bearing
Chain - KMC DX10, 10-speed
Freewheel - Shimano 105, 11-28t, 10-speed
Headset - FSA Integrated, 1 1/8"
Stem - Schwinn S1 Road Alloy, 31.8
Handlebars - Schwinn S1 Road Alloy, 31.8
Front Brake - Schwinn Cold-forged Alloy Caliper
Rear Brake - Schwinn Cold-forged Alloy Caliper
Brake Levers - Shimano 105
Rims A-Class - ALX295R doublewall 20 Hole (F), 24 Hole (R)
Front Hub - A-Class ALX295R 20 Hole
Rear Hub - A-Class ALX295R 24 Hole
Spokes - Aero stainless black
Tyres - Continental Ultra Sport, 700 x 23c
Saddle - Charge Spoom
Seatpost - Schwinn S1 Road Carbon Wrap, 27.2 x 350

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Re: Schwinn Fastback Comp

Postby I7 Extreme » Sat May 18, 2013 22:09 pm

i hope you lock that up when its in that shed because that lock could be cut through in 5 seconds.
http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/b ... ves-37340/

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Re: Schwinn Fastback Comp

Postby WindyG » Sat May 18, 2013 22:21 pm

That's not the bike shed, just a storage shed I have a workshop behind the camera where all the bikes are with a much better lock and alarmed and to get to that there are 2 sets of 6 foot fences and gates to get through plus floodlighting, I am a bit paranoid security wise.

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Re: Schwinn Fastback Comp

Postby I7 Extreme » Sun May 19, 2013 21:00 pm

that's great to hear, if everyone was that prepared there wouldn't be any bike robberies from homes

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Re: Schwinn Fastback Comp

Postby notlongnow » Tue May 21, 2013 10:19 am

Don't see many of those about great spec too :D

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Re: Schwinn Fastback Comp

Postby WindyG » Tue May 21, 2013 17:26 pm

They are owned by the same company that own Cannondale, it's basically the same frame as a CAAD but not as tidy around the welds.
The choice was a Cannondale CAAD 8 Tiagra or the Schwinn I prefered the 105 spec over the Tiagra and it was cheaper.

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Re: Schwinn Fastback Comp

Postby starSide » Mon Oct 07, 2013 20:35 pm

WindyG

sorry for resurrecting this thread, but I am looking at one of these at the moment (quite a heavy discount at Pauls Cycles).. I just have a couple of questions:

Does this have long reach brakes, so that guards can be fitted?
Does it have rear rack mounts on the seat stays?
Does it have the threaded holes for guards and rack down by the rear cassette?

thanks
PC

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Re: Schwinn Fastback Comp

Postby WindyG » Tue Oct 08, 2013 18:56 pm

Sorry it doesn't have any of the above so no guards or racks can be fitted, wrong type of bike for that kind of use.

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Re: Schwinn Fastback Comp

Postby RideOnTime » Sun Oct 13, 2013 20:21 pm

tring aling a ding-dong

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Re: Schwinn Fastback Comp

Postby WindyG » Sun Oct 13, 2013 20:35 pm

RideOnTime wrote:tring aling a ding-dong


eh thanks I guess :-)


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