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Old 09-13-2006, 07:06 AM   #1351
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Hey Cranky's we're gaining on the Helcopter thread in replies.....
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Old 09-13-2006, 07:17 AM   #1352
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try Craigslist or mtbr.com, unless you are planning to buy one new? This could start a new twist to bike night at the Vortex.
I'm thinkin' my odds on Craiglist are slim/none, dunno mtbr.com. I probably won't do it anytime soon, anyway . . . just talkin' shit. Hell, if I did that, I'd never reach my 300 lb goal.
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Old 09-13-2006, 07:44 AM   #1353
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So playing hooky today I was convinced to test ride this puppy -



No way I can afford it, but it seems like a revolutionary design. The headtube and top tube are very oversized oval CF, with an aluminum rear frame.

It felt like a nuclear submarine, utra quiet and smooth on the nast NYC streets, didn't flex in any way that I could feel. It 's a 15 lb rocket.

http://www.cannondale.com/bikes/07/c...six/index.html

Damn it sucked to get back on Basso after that test ride...
oooooooo, I saw one of those in the LBS. Sex on wheels. They had it priced less than some complete s-works and Look bikes, but the Six was a prettier ride.
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Old 09-13-2006, 07:46 AM   #1354
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I'm usually not like that. I know better! It ends up being ride 1-2x week for a bit, then ramp up to 3+x week and THEN I get fucked up somehow. Consistency is tough when yer constantly starting over!

The coughing is subsiding. The green mussels coming outta my lungs have pretty much dissappeared, but I still don't feel 100%.

Off to Sandy Eggo/Rosarito for a wedding this week (starting Wed) so prolly not gonna hit the Lunch Ride till next week...

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Glad my assumptions weren't correct.

I'm sure you'll find plenty of stuff down here and Rosarito to cure what ails you.
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Old 09-13-2006, 08:26 AM   #1355
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Seriously?

Do you have any links?
Sorry. Looks like that was an old price from a sale.
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Old 09-13-2006, 08:36 AM   #1356
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Sorry. Looks like that was an old price from a sale.

Yeah, I just did some research, looks like 3400 and up for the cheapest Systm 6.

It really did have an ultra smooth, stable ride, and I was on some crappy city tarmac. But It'll have to wait, at least until winter. I'd get the cheapo and swap wheels and brakes from Basso (they're better than the stock on that bike).

I'm psyched to ride again tonight. Did a tune up after last night's ride, fixed front deral problem. Fuck these things are maintenance hungry.
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Old 09-13-2006, 08:38 AM   #1357
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Fuck these things are maintenance hungry.
That's it, nevermind.
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Old 09-13-2006, 08:50 AM   #1358
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Old 09-13-2006, 08:57 AM   #1359
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Yeah, I just did some research, looks like 3400 and up for the cheapest Systm 6.

It really did have an ultra smooth, stable ride, and I was on some crappy city tarmac. But It'll have to wait, at least until winter. I'd get the cheapo and swap wheels and brakes from Basso (they're better than the stock on that bike).

I'm psyched to ride again tonight. Did a tune up after last night's ride, fixed front deral problem. Fuck these things are maintenance hungry.
As nice as that was, how many 'nice' bikes have you ridden? You might be surprised by the ride of some of the bikes half the price of that Cannondale. I haven't ridden many, but the phrase "diminishing returns" is what comes to mind when you start spending that much money on a bike.

If I was going to drop that kind of cash (and oh would it be fun to), I'd be looking at a custom bike or -drool- a moots or similar.

Want to see some gorgeous welds in titanium...
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Old 09-13-2006, 08:58 AM   #1360
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try Craigslist or mtbr.com, unless you are planning to buy one new? This could start a new twist to bike night at the Vortex.


Is that your touring bike? I tour on a C'dale T2000 w/front & rear panniers.
I just ordered a Bike Friday to try on tours that should be here Oct. 15th.
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Old 09-13-2006, 09:00 AM   #1361
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As nice as that was, how many 'nice' bikes have you ridden? You might be surprised by the ride of some of the bikes half the price of that Cannondale. I haven't ridden many, but the phrase "diminishing returns" is what comes to mind when you start spending that much money on a bike.

If I was going to drop that kind of cash (and oh would it be fun to), I'd be looking at a custom bike or -drool- a moots or similar.

Want to see some gorgeous welds in titanium...
They ride as well as they look. I have a Moots Compact for my road bike. Wish I had the Moots touring bike as well.
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Old 09-13-2006, 09:04 AM   #1362
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Velo-City coming soon to a Utopia near you. Interesting idea, sadly it is doubtful that it will happen.
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Old 09-13-2006, 09:07 AM   #1363
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Is that your touring bike?

It is, but right now it gets more use a training, stay in shape bike. It is my main ride.

I looked into a Bike Friday, but the extra cost was not worth it to me at the time vs what I got with the Surly set up. I still like the idea of being able to fly with a BF and not pay extra for a bike box.
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Old 09-13-2006, 09:12 AM   #1364
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They ride as well as they look. I have a Moots Compact for my road bike. Wish I had the Moots touring bike as well.
Stock or custom? If stock, what size?
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Old 09-13-2006, 09:22 AM   #1365
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As nice as that was, how many 'nice' bikes have you ridden? You might be surprised by the ride of some of the bikes half the price of that Cannondale. I haven't ridden many, but the phrase "diminishing returns" is what comes to mind when you start spending that much money on a bike.

If I was going to drop that kind of cash (and oh would it be fun to), I'd be looking at a custom bike or -drool- a moots or similar.

Want to see some gorgeous welds in titanium...

Looks sweet. I have ridden a few good bikes lately. My Dad's new S Works Tarmac, and another Specialized - Alleze (06) that a friend just brought.

The Basso has some nice Ti welds too, but it does more flexing than I like. I don't think I'd go w another Ti bike, at least not as a 2nd steed.

Either way I'm dreaming - no $$$$$$

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