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    Senior Member deadprez012's Avatar
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    The Diamondback is Back!! But...

    After some weeks poring over parts, straightening things (a laughably S-shaped wheel, mostly), and waiting for a 1" threaded carbon fork............the Diamondback is finally ridable again!

    1993 Diamondback Interval, for those curious; hit by a car while making a left through a protected left about 3 weeks ago and stored lonely and broken in my kitchen since.

    I didn't ask many questions (though I send thanks to responders to my fork thread) but I picked up lots of little things from the CVers and others on BF. Cycling is (more) fun again!

    So, question: the Interval rides better, handles better, and feels better than my (much adjusted) Denali so it will get way more play time...but is a bit too small. Is it in my best interest, since I aspire to do tris and long, fast rides on the better of my bikes, to keep this Interval or pass it along? The carbon fork, (generously donated) Specialized saddle, SPD-style clipless pedals are all non-original replacements for wreck-damaged goods; the wheels, Biopace chainrings, and a variety of decals were already non-original items. Keeper or keep searching?
    Running season is in full bloom but I have the itch to ride cross.

    Latest post: 2011/10/14 - Red Raider Road Race 10km Race Report

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    Senior Member RobbieTunes's Avatar
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    The only Interval I've seen was nice but a little heavy. If you aspire to race, then a move up would probably be a good idea.
    Robbie ♪♫♪...☻
    You will not believe how fast I used to be...

    1979 Centurion Semi Pro
    1982 Lotus Classique
    1985 Cinelli Equipe Centurion
    1985 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra
    1987 D'Arienzo (Basso)
    1995 Hot Tubes TT
    1995 Trek OCLV 5500
    1997 Kestrel 200SCi
    1998 Kestrel KM 40 Airfoil
    2004 Quintana Roo Kilo
    2006 Cinelli XLR8R-2
    2013 Eddy Merckx EMX-3

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