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Old January 28th 06, 03:50 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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It appears that the venerable name "Varisty" has been resurrected by
Schwinn. I was at Walmart tonight and they have an aluminum framed
road bike that Schwinn is calling Varsity. It was $199.

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Old January 28th 06, 05:09 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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Olebiker wrote:
It appears that the venerable name "Varisty" has been resurrected by
Schwinn. I was at Walmart tonight and they have an aluminum framed
road bike that Schwinn is calling Varsity. It was $199.


You should not shop at Walmart. Walmart is evil.
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"Rich" wrote in message
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Olebiker wrote:
It appears that the venerable name "Varisty" has been resurrected by
Schwinn. I was at Walmart tonight and they have an aluminum framed
road bike that Schwinn is calling Varsity. It was $199.


You should not shop at Walmart. Walmart is evil.


And, like many bikes, those "Schwinn" bicycles are produced in China under
labor conditions and wages that would not be tolerated in USA (except at
WalMart), Canada, or the EU. Schwinn is now nothing but a name. The
original Schwinn company is a memory; they sold their name to the highest
bidder.




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It appears that the venerable name "Varisty" has been resurrected by
Schwinn. I was at Walmart tonight and they have an aluminum framed
road bike that Schwinn is calling Varsity. It was $199.


If it's not 16-gauge gas-pipe tubing, it's not a Varsity.

I always thought it would have been a cool marketing scheme to put the
Varsity name on something superlight and high-quality. The ultimate inside
joke.

--Mike-- Chain Reaction Bicycles
www.ChainReactionBicycles.com


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Old January 28th 06, 11:27 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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Rich wrote:
You should not shop at Walmart. Walmart is evil.


I agree and I normally avoid it, but I had no choice last night.

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Mike Jacoubowsky wrote:
It appears that the venerable name "Varisty" has been resurrected by
Schwinn. I was at Walmart tonight and they have an aluminum framed
road bike that Schwinn is calling Varsity. It was $199.



If it's not 16-gauge gas-pipe tubing, it's not a Varsity.


I would have thought 12 guage or maybe 8 guage, 16 is pretty thin for
gas pipe. Isn't there a requirment that Walmart bikes need to weigh in
excess of 20kg (44lbs).

I always thought it would have been a cool marketing scheme to put the
Varsity name on something superlight and high-quality. The ultimate inside
joke.


Kinda like Ford building a nice high quality hybrid mini-van and calling
it an Edsel.....

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Old January 28th 06, 03:53 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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"Mike Jacoubowsky" wrote in message
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It appears that the venerable name "Varisty" has been resurrected by
Schwinn. I was at Walmart tonight and they have an aluminum framed
road bike that Schwinn is calling Varsity. It was $199.


If it's not 16-gauge gas-pipe tubing, it's not a Varsity.


Years ago when I went to Davis there were many bikes, and not surprisingly,
some number of bike collisions. Those Schwinn Varsity could pancake a good
racing bike like a SUV in a collision with a compact.


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Dear Mike:
I once thought of putting Varsity graphics on one of those SuperSport
fillet'-brazed straight chromo frames. With a Wald one piece triple
chain-ring crank. Would really impress going up the Del Mar grade.....
So far, the right frame has not come along.

Robert Leone

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Old January 28th 06, 04:44 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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Olebiker wrote:
About the appearance of a Schwinn "Varsity" in Walmart.

On second thought, I suspect it's a trademark protection thing. If you
have a trademarked product, you can';t just sit on it and file forms to
maintain it. You have to use it in trade every so often. The wider the
use, the better. A one-time limited production run of a bunch of cheap
road-component bikes dumped off at WalMart for sale around the country
counts as use in trade. For further details, please contact an
intellectual property legal specialist -- this is based on this
trademark and copyright law comic book (and I DO mean comic book, art
by the Pander brothers) I read once.

Robert Leone

 




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