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Old 06-07-2013, 03:58 PM
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So glad I didn't skimp or go wild on tire or tape color. The lug detail is beautiful.






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Old 06-07-2013, 06:04 PM
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So glad I didn't skimp or go wild on tire or tape color. The lug detail is beautiful.
Holy crap!!!! That's a beautiful $20,000+ bicycle.
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:17 PM
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Holy crap!!!! That's a beautiful $20,000+ bicycle.
It's all mechanical, no electronic shifting. It wasn't cheap, but not near that much money.
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:20 PM
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It's all mechanical, no electronic shifting. It wasn't cheap, but not near that much money.
Just curious, what does it weigh?
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:34 PM
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Just curious, what does it weigh?
Haven't even weighed it yet. Heck, I don't even own a scale.

It's a 59-60 cm bike (not small,) and my saddle is kind of anachronistic. I'm guessing in the 16-17lb range. Noticeably lighter than my old Madone.
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:34 PM
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wow, most beautiful welds i've ever seen. but why not monocoque?
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:59 PM
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Haven't even weighed it yet. Heck, I don't even own a scale.

It's a 59-60 cm bike (not small,) and my saddle is kind of anachronistic. I'm guessing in the 16-17lb range. Noticeably lighter than my old Madone.
Is it a brass rivet Brooks pro saddle?

Best saddle I ever had. Had one on my road bike back in the day before there was no carbon fiber - 1974 to be exact.

Took a while to break it in.
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:59 PM
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I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good mountain bike for beginners. I've been doing some research but the information is so overwhelming.
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:09 PM
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:45 AM
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wow, most beautiful welds i've ever seen. but why not monocoque?
They do make an all carbon bike, but I think their origins are in Ti bikes. I'll see if I can dig something up.

Rode 45m this AM, and on some sections, I didn't really notice any difference from my old bike, while on other rougher roads, it was noticeably smoother. It will take a few rides to adjust to the Campy way of doing things as well. Several times I tried a Shimano shift, and surprise, it didn't work.
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Old 06-08-2013, 12:29 PM
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I've read it's best to spend around $500.00 on a hardtail but I'm between 500-899 price range.
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Old 06-08-2013, 12:50 PM
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I've read it's best to spend around $500.00 on a hardtail but I'm between 500-899 price range.
It all depends on what type of riding you plan on doing (singletrack, bike path, downhill, etc) and your experience/comfort level on a bike. It sounds like you are just getting into "mountain biking" so I would get a hardtail in the $700-$1,000 range. You will get a decent bike for that price point and will be able to enjoy some nice singletrack rides. If you go to cheap you will outgrow the bike fast and will end up having to buy another one or upgrade the "cheapie".


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Old 06-08-2013, 05:16 PM
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I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good mountain bike for beginners. I've been doing some research but the information is so overwhelming.
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Old 11-11-2013, 06:10 PM
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:11 PM
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I have a Cinelli Aliante, Soma Rush, Two Fuji Track Pros, Nashbar tandem, Masi Gran Criterium, Teledyne Titan, Too many other to name because I forgot. Pictures are too hard to find and its too late :P

Pretty much road bikes and track bikes though.
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:18 AM
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I have a Cinelli Aliante, Soma Rush, Two Fuji Track Pros, Nashbar tandem, Masi Gran Criterium, Teledyne Titan, Too many other to name because I forgot. Pictures are too hard to find and its too late :P

Pretty much road bikes and track bikes though.
Teledyne Titan ?!? Now there's a blast from the past. Bet not too many riders know what that is. You should post some pics.


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Old 11-15-2013, 04:02 AM
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I am a runner and a weightlifter but i felt like buying a bike so i went to walmart and got a bike. The first bike i got had not even lasted a week, It just completely deteriorated. The second bike a got from walmart , the rear tire bent. Never buy bikes from walmart...
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Old 11-15-2013, 04:53 AM
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I am a runner and a weightlifter but i felt like buying a bike so i went to walmart and got a bike. The first bike i got had not even lasted a week, It just completely deteriorated. The second bike a got from walmart , the rear tire bent. Never buy bikes from walmart...
I don't understand why anyone would buy a bike from Walmart? ...Particularly since you are a runner and lift- you're an athlete, I'd imagine your triathlete friends had a great time ragging on you (I know I would!!!) lol.


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Old 12-01-2013, 08:56 AM
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:35 AM
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Old 12-01-2013, 02:21 PM
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Old 12-01-2013, 02:37 PM
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Lol, I don't bike... I lift weights and drive something with 4 wheels
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