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March 30, 2006

"So cool they brought it back. Lucky me."

Some of you may remember when I opined about the Schwinn Panther from 2000. After years of lusting after one and being thwarted at every turn I finally managed to find one last year. Of course with my having finally found one what should happen?

Schwinn is bringing it back.

Here's a pic of the new one:


Now part of me is a little annoyed that they are doing this but it's really just a half hearted effort to be annoyed. After all why should I be upset when other people are going to have a chance to own something this neat. Sure they'll pay a bit less than I did but that doesn't make it any less of a great ride.

The interesting twist is that they've decided to do a ladies version. Pink and black.
Here's what it looks like:


Not that hot if you ask me but I suppose it's a valiant attempt at something clever.

I suppose it's too much to hope for that they might make a little cruiser to go with mine for Jack to have in a couple of years. Who knows.

Either way the ball is squarely in your court now. Go forth and buy a Panther. Your cool factor will rise 10 points minimum and you'll have a bicycle that the rest of the mortals will covet long after you pass them on those big, fat, black, gnarly tires.

Posted by Jim at March 30, 2006 01:21 AM


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