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Old 02-04-2011, 07:27 AM   #18886
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youre killing me here. what are your thoughts on the Motobecane bikes? everything ive read about Bikesdirect seems good...
They're made in the same factories that make all the rest of em. Good stuff.

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Old 02-04-2011, 10:16 AM   #18887
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They're made in the same factories that make all the rest of em. Good stuff.

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Which, from what I've heard, is most likely the Giant factory. Sorry, no links to support this claim.

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Old 02-04-2011, 10:19 AM   #18888
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youre killing me here. what are your thoughts on the Motobecane bikes? everything ive read about Bikesdirect seems good...
Only negatives I've heard come from the mountain biking community. Some of their mountain bikes seem to have pretty steep head angles by modern standards.

I was thinking about a mail order bike (Motobecane, Fezzari, Sette, etc), but ended up going with a Giant Trance X when I bought my full suspension rig. Price was right and I liked supporting the shop I bought it from.

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Old 02-04-2011, 08:51 PM   #18889
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youre killing me here. what are your thoughts on the Motobecane bikes? everything ive read about Bikesdirect seems good...
I know know two people that purchased from Bike Direct, Both are pleased with their purchase.
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:18 PM   #18890
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Had a great CX ride last night with a couple of guys from the LBS. I managed to rack myself on the steerer while out of the saddle climbing a particularly nasty strech of trail. I also came to the conclusion that I need more/brighter lights after running wide in a bunch of corners and bouncing off of some trees. But it really was a great ride other than that!

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Old 02-05-2011, 07:20 AM   #18891
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Ultimately, my riding style and type has changed over the years. i used to be able to fit in short fast rides, but i want to ride some longer rides (MS150), so i need a better solution.
Which is why I sold both my skinny-tired bikes.
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Old 02-05-2011, 08:25 AM   #18892
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Please tell me why this is a bad idea:



$349, shipped, on BikesDirect.com - and the geometry is WAAAY better for me than my Pista.
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Old 02-05-2011, 10:44 PM   #18893
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Well, for starters, it's a fixie. You don't seem nearly smug enough to ride a fixie.
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Old 02-05-2011, 11:33 PM   #18894
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Well, for starters, it's a fixie. You don't seem nearly smug enough to ride a fixie.



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Old 02-05-2011, 11:42 PM   #18895
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Well, for starters, it's a fixie. You don't seem nearly smug enough to ride a fixie.
I'll have you know, kind sir, that I once owned the southernmost fixie of the fourty-eight contiguous. And I took it there from Miami myself!



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Old 02-06-2011, 07:43 AM   #18896
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Please tell me why this is a bad idea:



$349, shipped, on BikesDirect.com - and the geometry is WAAAY better for me than my Pista.
I would want to swap the brake levers out (hoods rather than flats), but other than that, this is a fine SS with NO hipster pretentiousness. Get the orange one.
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:46 AM   #18897
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I'll have you know, kind sir, that I once owned the southernmost fixie of the fourty-eight contiguous. And I took it there from Miami myself!
Ok, I was wrong. You're smug enough. get the bike.
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:04 AM   #18898
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Heheeeee

The Arrowhead 135 made the front page of the Minneapolis Sunday paper!

(yeah, you get an advert, first)




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Old 02-06-2011, 11:37 AM   #18899
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Ok, I was wrong. You're smug enough. get the bike.
You'll note drops and spandex - not smug enough for capris and fist-wide handlebars yet!

BTW, I pulled the trigger on black and chrome.

TheNedster, good call on the hoods. I almost never ride on the flats anyway.
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Old 02-06-2011, 01:30 PM   #18900
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I'll have you know, kind sir, that I once owned the southernmost fixie of the fourty-eight contiguous. And I took it there from Miami myself!



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