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Old 01-06-2010, 02:36 PM   #226
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Old 01-06-2010, 11:29 PM   #227
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I should leave this for the bike thread but here goes:

Bikes like this, and many carbon bikes, are virtually commodity items made in the big bike factories in hong kong, taiwan, and china. That doesn't mean they're bad, it just means you could just as well buy a generic carbon frame off of ebay (around $400 shipped if I remember right, with the fork, headset, and seat tube). Of course, bike companies get great deals on componentry, so it may be just as cheap to buy the whole bike if you get a good price on it. . . . .look up the modern Motobecane bikes, the motobecane name was bought, and they're high quality low cost bikes with the same sort of frames, good componentry, etc.

I'm dissing these bikes, I just can't get into how many modern bikes are nothing more than a paint job and a nice name. . . .

/rant.
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:06 AM   #228
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No clue where the KTM carbon frames are actually made, but there's a good chance they outsource it to Taiwan. Sure is pretty, but at 4900-6400 Euro, that is stratospheric pricing for a bike.

A good friend built my ti cross bike ... considering having him do my next roadie...

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Old 01-07-2010, 09:08 AM   #229
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I should leave this for the bike thread but here goes:

Bikes like this, and many carbon bikes, are virtually commodity items made in the big bike factories in hong kong, taiwan, and china. That doesn't mean they're bad, it just means you could just as well buy a generic carbon frame off of ebay (around $400 shipped if I remember right, with the fork, headset, and seat tube). Of course, bike companies get great deals on componentry, so it may be just as cheap to buy the whole bike if you get a good price on it. . . . .look up the modern Motobecane bikes, the motobecane name was bought, and they're high quality low cost bikes with the same sort of frames, good componentry, etc.

I'm dissing these bikes, I just can't get into how many modern bikes are nothing more than a paint job and a nice name. . . .

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Old 01-07-2010, 10:28 AM   #230
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:50 AM   #231
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Here is mine... its (I think) an 04 Specialized Hardrock Pro, w/disc brakes...

I really should ride it more.... maybe I should get a rack for my strom to carry it with me to places I travel to




I really want to get a fancy full suspension bike with hydraulic brakes...

but would I use it to it's potential?
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Old 04-20-2010, 04:01 AM   #232
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I've been using mine more and more around our little town lately, so I built a little rack for it. (Just bought a Schwinn one at Walmart and cut off the extra bits that were unnecessary...) It's like a mud guard/pack holder with the added bonus of being able to carry a fishing pole.




I just found a little catch and release fishing hole about 3 miles from the house on back roads...
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Old 04-20-2010, 08:18 AM   #233
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Here's my 2008 Trek 4300 about an hour after I bought it at the bike shop at a trail head up on skyline drive outside of Santa Cruz.

It's a okay bike, it has Disc brakes and a better fork than the Rock Shock Jett on my old 2001 Gary Fisher Marlin but the component group is pretty low end and it's a tank. After taking it back to New Orleans I've only done one 5 mile trail ride so I mounted up some Kenda Kwicks aired up to about 60psi for taking on rides in town, my buddy and I just did a 25 mile ride around New Orleans on Saturday. I really want a roadie for so I can have a higher average speed but the downside is I won't be hopping any curbs with one...
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Old 04-20-2010, 08:28 AM   #234
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My delivery vehicle (the "Truckcycle") is getting alot of use these days, running printed items to local businesses, shirts to UPS, etc.

Just added a 3 speed hub, and Mountain Eagle gave me an Ohlins steering damper off an Aprilia RSV 1000 to tame the beast.

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Old 04-23-2010, 02:35 PM   #235
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Hey, where'd you get that wall storage pole...thingie?

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Old 04-23-2010, 02:45 PM   #236
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Hey, where'd you get that wall storage pole...thingie?

nashbar, minoura bike stand.
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Old 04-23-2010, 03:22 PM   #237
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This is my 1984 Schwinn High Sierra. Bought it brand new in College and have rode it regularly ever since. Amazing. The rear tail bag is just as old.

Can't get rid of it. Might actually purchase a new bike but will always keep the Schwinn....

Sorry for the bad pic it's on the bike rack with my wifes K2 bike from REI.....

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Old 04-27-2010, 10:10 AM   #238
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I rebuilt my commuter last summer (replaced most of the drivetrain, brakes and wheels). Lost a bit of weight, gained hydro disc brakes (love them!), a couple of extra gears out back and improved shifting. I also went to 170mm cranks which seem a bit easier on my lousy knees and have the added benefit of improved cornering clearance.





I've also got a Cannondale R400 road bike, a K2 Animal XC/freeride bike and a Kona Stab DH bike.
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Old 04-27-2010, 01:20 PM   #239
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my moto club had a barbQue, I rode my pedal bike.



brought all that back from Trader Joes in my panniers.
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Old 04-29-2010, 06:32 PM   #240
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I should leave this for the bike thread but here goes:

Bikes like this, and many carbon bikes, are virtually commodity items made in the big bike factories in hong kong, taiwan, and china. That doesn't mean they're bad, it just means you could just as well buy a generic carbon frame off of ebay (around $400 shipped if I remember right, with the fork, headset, and seat tube). Of course, bike companies get great deals on componentry, so it may be just as cheap to buy the whole bike if you get a good price on it. . . . .look up the modern Motobecane bikes, the motobecane name was bought, and they're high quality low cost bikes with the same sort of frames, good componentry, etc.

I'm dissing these bikes, I just can't get into how many modern bikes are nothing more than a paint job and a nice name. . . .

/rant.
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