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Old 09-20-2011, 10:03 PM
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Thumbs up The Bicycle thread.. what'cha riding?

Picked up another tonight... Found a nice deal on Craigslist - Giant Cypress ST "comfort bike", a few months old and a couple of nice mods, damn... this is one comfortable ride! I have my beach crusier and I have my Cannondale mountain bike, but this may just become my favorite. Such a nice easy ride..

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Old 09-21-2011, 02:36 AM
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I have 3 mountainbikes and 1 road racing bike.

3 months ago I bought a custom made titanium Van Nicholas Zion 29'er mountainbike



It has a rohloff speedhub and Fox terralogic fork.

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Old 09-21-2011, 05:02 AM
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My newwest baby is my QR CD01 (pic from google image b/c Im not in my computer w my pix... http://www.agusani.com/product_image...48651_zoom.jpg )

My road bike is a LOOK 555.

I leave a Cannondale r900 on my computrainer

I have a Cannondale h500 as my 'putzing around bike)


oh...edit..theres a pic on my new bike in my pictures on my profile page on here ...my road bike is pretty pink too.

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Old 09-21-2011, 05:18 AM
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Old 09-21-2011, 05:55 AM
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I guess this qualifies as my comfort bike. It's a Van Dessel Straight Up Single coaster brake cruiser. I turned the Moustache bars around to point forwards because they look better that way and are more comfortable because it allows me to stretch out.

My MTB is a Bianchi CuSS single speed. No suspension, rim brakes, OFS!!!

My main ride is a Cervelo R5. Way light, stiff, responsive, damps vibration, blah blah blah... I no longer sell Cervelos so I just ordered a Bianchi Oltre and will sell the R5 frameset. Anyone interested in a 54 frameset, less than 6 months old in perfect condition?
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Old 09-21-2011, 05:58 AM
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I have 3 mountainbikes and 1 road racing bike.

3 months ago I bought a custom made titanium Van Nicholas Zion 29'er mountainbike



It has a rohloff speedhub and Fox terralogic fork.

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My main ride is a Cervelo R5. Way light, stiff, responsive, damps vibration, blah blah blah... I no longer sell Cervelos so I just ordered a Bianchi Oltre and will sell the R5 frameset. Anyone interested in a 54 frameset, less than 6 months old in perfect condition?
Why did you guys stop selling Cervelo? ...seems like every other person I know does/or has had, a P3 w Zipps (its actually a going joke among some of my friends)
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Old 09-21-2011, 06:39 AM
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My newwest baby is my QR CD01 (pic from google image b/c Im not in my computer w my pix... http://www.agusani.com/product_image...48651_zoom.jpg )

My road bike is a LOOK 555.

I leave a Cannondale r900 on my computrainer

I have a Cannondale h500 as my 'putzing around bike)


oh...edit..theres a pic on my new bike in my pictures on my profile page on here ...my road bike is pretty pink too.
How do you like the LOOK? I am currently in negotiations with a private seller for a 566 with full SRAM. We are a little apart on price...
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:56 AM
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For now nothing. Gave my old Trek Multitrack away. It has been good to me for many years, has seen several bike rallies, and she only shook me off the saddle once. I have little time to ride these days so off it went to the brother-in-law to use at college for "commuting."

I'll be replacing it with a Trek or Specialized hybrid next year. I decided a road bike isn't meant for me in the areas I ride in and the hybrids are just about perfect for me for both casual rides of 60+ miles in a bike rally.
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:11 AM
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Why did you guys stop selling Cervelo? ...seems like every other person I know does/or has had, a P3 w Zipps (its actually a going joke among some of my friends)
Cervelo tried to strong-arm us into stocking more bikes. We were selling 40 - 50 per year and they kept insisting on more. They eventually opened a close competitor who couldn't sell any and started dumping them on eBay but May. That poisoned the waters and we had enough. The bikes are good but the company philosophy is stupid. That's what happens when you try to pay for a pro team.

I know what you mean about everyone with a Cervelo and zipps. I've spoken with a lot of people who don't want it just because everyone has them now.
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:31 AM
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A few years ago when I hurt my knee I decided to pick up cycling. I wanted an inexpensive bike to start, until I decided whether or not I was going to ride seriously enough to warrant a major purchase. I bought a Motobecane Grand Sprint, which is basically a mail order bike. It's got an aluminum frame with carbon forks and stays, full Ultegra set (except FSA carbon crankset) and American Classic wheels. I've ridden it on and off for the past couple years and been extremely pleased with it, especially considering it cost me under $1,000. I think this this bike is a great value.

About a month ago, I finally decided that I want to get serious about cycling and have started training every day. Now we'll see how long it takes me to want to upgrade my ride...
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:03 AM
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Still the ancient 5.2SSL, I hope to get something new next spring. Either a 6.5 Madone or a Pinarello.


And the neighborhood cruiser
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:33 AM
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Still the ancient 5.2SSL, I hope to get something new next spring. Either a 6.5 Madone or a Pinarello.


And the neighborhood cruiser
The neighborhood cruiser is awesome.
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To drift slightly OT, what kind of racks do you use with your car? I'm driving an e90 330 and I'm not really excited about a roof rack or trunk mount rack, for fear of scratches, dents or paint wear. That would leave me with installation of a hitch to plug a rack into.

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I know what you mean about everyone with a Cervelo and zipps. I've spoken with a lot of people who don't want it just because everyone has them now.
Yeah, at least mybike is a bit more unique. ...I mean, it's like florescent pink. Ha. I've seen a couple, but none w the white volna aero bars, bright pink tape,pink pedals...you get the idea. (and you've seen it on FB...lol)

That sucks that they were such DB's... must have big heads now that they're so popular. No cool to treat shops like that.

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+1...that is a cool looking bike!!
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To drift slightly OT, what kind of racks do you use with your car? I'm driving an e90 330 and I'm not really excited about a roof rack or trunk mount rack, for fear of scratches, dents or paint wear. That would leave me with installation of a hitch to plug a rack into.

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eh... i have thule roof rack, LOVE it (have had it for years and used it on many different vehicles) The only car I used the hitch rack on was the x5. ...it was a Saris..great rack!!
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Old 09-21-2011, 02:05 PM
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eh... i have thule roof rack, LOVE it (have had it for years and used it on many different vehicles) The only car I used the hitch rack on was the x5. ...it was a Saris..great rack!!
Cool, admittedly I haven't spent much time reviewing roof racks. I'll take a look though.
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To drift slightly OT, what kind of racks do you use with your car? I'm driving an e90 330 and I'm not really excited about a roof rack or trunk mount rack, for fear of scratches, dents or paint wear. That would leave me with installation of a hitch to plug a rack into.

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Touring. Bike rides inside. I'm thinking about removing my roof rails.
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Touring. Bike rides inside. I'm thinking about removing my roof rails.
My Trek 850 Multitrek always fit in the trunk of my E90 if I folded the seats down and removed the front wheel. I expect my next bike to travel the same way.
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My Trek 850 Multitrek always fit in the trunk of my E90 if I folded the seats down and removed the front wheel. I expect my next bike to travel the same way.
That's definitely another option, and the least expensive! I probably won't have the kids in the car when I'm transporting the bike, anyway.
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