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General Bike Thread (Desiderata, questions, porn)

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by kronik, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. random-adam

    random-adam Senior member

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    If somebody were giving me one, that looks quite nice -- but if I was to spend my own dollars, I'd pick up a Linus Roadster 8 for less than a third of that (especially if not riding it five days a week).

    Obviously missing are the disc brakes, internal cable routing, and a few other goodies... but I can't personally justify $3k for what was originally a basic kickarounder.
     
  2. otc

    otc Senior member

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    Yeah...Linus or Public will sell you something pretty similar for a fraction of the price. Public steps it up a little bit over Linus, but the prices go up too (although they are having end of season discounts/closeouts...and there is a bike pretty similar to the linus for only $50 more).
     
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  3. j944

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    Specialized 29er BMC 26 Orbea 29er LOOK 555
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  4. rdawson808

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    stupid ass FSA BB30 piece of shit. Anyone have one of these? I'm going back to the shop for the third time in as many months to get this damn thing fixed. This time they're swapping it out for a new one.
     
  5. Biscotti

    Biscotti Senior member

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    Maybe you should go to a different shop :satisfied:
     
  6. rdawson808

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    I'm inclined to agree with you--however, from the complaints I've read on-line, this problem is wide-spread, so it's not the shop's fault. But I am going to insist we swap this thing out for something better, and not at my cost. It's still under warranty, otherwise I would go to a different shop.
     
  7. Biscotti

    Biscotti Senior member

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    Finally got this bike DIALED (at least for now)...lightest bike I've ever owned (17 pounds even):

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  8. otc

    otc Senior member

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    I could make a pretty light bike if I forgot half of the frame and too...
     
  9. Biscotti

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  10. otc

    otc Senior member

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    but seriously...how do you ride it for more than 5 minutes without a place to sit down.

    I mean, it doesn't have to be a real place to ride and sit, but something to rest on between runs even?
     
  11. Biscotti

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    Firstly I just drive to wherever I ride and then pretty much set up shop. The idea of riding 5 minutes straight sounds exhausting. (even in competitions, a rider is limited to two minutes per section).
     
  12. Ich_Dien

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    This bike confuses me...my aero road bike is also lighter w/ deep section rims :hide:
     
  13. otc

    otc Senior member

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    Your wheels probably have 1/3 the spokes (and the deep section is replaced with a wide section).

    17lbs does sound a bit heavy for something so small that looks so pimped out, but maybe that's normal. 17 pounds is certainly not heavy for any kind of bike :)
     
  14. vm1336

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    Need pics!
     
  15. Biscotti

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    It is pimped out; however, some things just can get only so light. Rims are wide (and need to be), rear tire is 2.6" wide, bars are 30" wide, chain is fairly burly, etc.
     
  16. LawrenceMD

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  17. Biscotti

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    That's an amazing video; however, watching it saddens me. Martyn suffered a spinal injury several weeks back, and it doesn't seem likely that he will make a full recovery.
     
  18. LawrenceMD

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    oh shit.. that sucks... i got vertigo watching the 1st person camera views of him going over the top of the bridge.
     
  19. otc

    otc Senior member

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    I remember seeing that video...it's pretty awesome but not really realistic (not that I don't think you know this).

    I doubt Biscotti has a bunch of advertisers lining up to replace all of those parts.

    Here's a rundown of things that I don't think would survive a day in the park:
    - Derailleur and Hanger when your bike slips to the left on the fence you are trying to ride on top of
    - Tires - at least one would pinch on sharp corner or otherwise puncture on some offroad junk
    - Carbon rims - would probably crack a rim on a bad landing on a the same corner that takes out your tire. Could also pop some spokes.
    - Brifters - those things aren't going to survive a slam into a rock
    - Carbon frame when your miss a landing and crack all of your weight on a thinwalled tube.

    Always nice to see a few thousand bucks in damage from a day of riding :)
     
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    Some photos of today's ride...thanks to my buddy for taking the photos. I'm pretty happy with the quality...I bought one of those Fuji x100 the other day, and I am in love with it now.

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