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    Senior Member milehile's Avatar
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    Poll: What brand do you prefer?

    Just throw in your vote for your favorite brand and why.

    I'll throw in a funny one. My favorite brand is Huffy, just because that's what I do when I ride a bike. Huffy, puffy, pass out.

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Specialized

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    Nishiki, that's been my bike since 1984, Specialized for my mountain bike (actually, rainy weather bike and utility hauler).

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    Laid back bent rider unixpro's Avatar
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    I like either Glenlevit Single Malt or Ben & Jerry. You didn't say it had to be bike related

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    Ooh, Ben and Jerry. Honestly, how many people in the Clydes forum going to the local supermarket and buy a pint right now? I know I might. And maybe pick up a new bike helmet and some lights.

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    Rims: Velocity
    Bike: Lemond
    Components: Shimano
    Tires: Continental
    Shorts: Trico
    Saddle:Terry
    HB tape: Dedaccia
    Helmet:Giro
    Jersey: Cheapo Performance
    Pump: Blackburn frame pump

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    This Space For Rent Stujoe's Avatar
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    Specialized. I've only owned 2 but they have been awesome and indestructible as well as good looking. Hey, they are kind of like me! (Not) lol

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    Wookie Fred chewybrian's Avatar
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    +1 for Giro helmets, since they make a non-custom xxl that fits my freakishly large head.

    Also a vote for Gary Fisher.

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    Anything Italian...or italian sounding. I have a Basso Lotto w/ full campy record and a tommasso aggriazato w/ mostly dura-ace, rest token stuff.
    My next bike will be a pinnerallo w/ campy centaur or maybe a new basso (steel frame) w/ chorus.....or...or...or.

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    Surly, with Specialized being a VERY close second. I love the ride of steel, and love how well Surly frames/complete bikes are thought out. Specialized makes tanks that are absolutely gorgeous, though. If Spec made a steel touring/cross bike, I would have had a really difficult decision.

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    I've been a Lemond/Trek guy. But after Treks public bashing of Greg Lemond, which should have been kept behind closed doors, it left a bad taste in my mouth. My next bike will be either Specialized or Pinarello.

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    Specialized. Not just their bikes either, Their body geometry gloves and saddles are great. I hope someday to be able to have a need/money for a comfort 700c specialized bike for the Canal path here where I live. crossroads i think is the model name? My girlfriend liked the Trek better (colors)...

    I do want Roval wheels...but...not till i get a lot of money and loose some weight

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThinLine View Post
    Anything Italian...or italian sounding. I have a Basso Lotto w/ full campy record and a tommasso aggriazato w/ mostly dura-ace, rest token stuff.
    My next bike will be a pinnerallo w/ campy centaur or maybe a new basso (steel frame) w/ chorus.....or...or...or.
    same here..i want a colnago so bad i cant stand it.....an old steel one preferably

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    Bike: Seven
    Components: XTR Rapid Rise Rear Ders
    Tires: Continental (anything that folds)
    Shoes: Sidi
    Shorts: Fox baggies
    Helmet:Giro
    Jersey: REI Outlet cheapies

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    Vorsprung durch Technik epcolt's Avatar
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    Specialized and old Raleigh's. Specialized equiptment
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    +1 for Surly. I presently ride a Long Haul Trucker, but am lusting after a Travelers Check because I travel a lot for my job, and it would be nice to have a full-size bike that would fit in a suitcase.
    Steel Club = BF-STL-00064

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    Everybody relax, I'm here haenous's Avatar
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    Felt
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    2008 Felt B2 Comp
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    Like I told my last wife, I said, "Honey, I never drive faster than I can see, and besides... it's all in the reflexes."

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    Road bike/touring
    Rims: Mavic
    Hub: Phil Wood
    Spokes: DT Alpine
    Bike: Cannondale for touring. I haven't decided on pure road bikes yet
    Components: As little Shimano as possible
    Crank: Race Face or Shimano XT
    Chain: Sram
    Headset: Chris King
    Seatpost: Race Face or Salsa
    Stem: Ditto
    Saddle: Brooks B17N or Pro
    Bars: Salsa Bell Lap
    HB tape: Dedaccia
    Derailers: XT rear, Tiagra rear
    Tires: Continental
    Shorts: Pearl Izumi
    Jersey: Izumi or Primal
    Helmet: Summer: Whatever's on sale Winter: Bell Metro
    Pump: Topeak Road Morph. Is there any other pump made?


    Mountain bike
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    Bike: Specialized...right now
    Components: Same as above
    Tires: Kenda or Panaracer Fire
    Saddle:Flite
    Grips: Grab-on
    Pump: Topeak Mountain Morph. Ain't nothing else.

    Hydration system: Camelbak Blowfish and Camelbak Podium bottles
    Rack: Tubus
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    I've got two Worksman bikes, and enjoy them. I'd like to get a Raleigh roadster, and that Big Dummy looks like a cool bike. Some of the Electra cruisers are pretty nifty.
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    Pre-Trek Lemond. Next one will be a cervelo

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    I'm a steel guy. I look at the material and the geometry first (just look at the hodgepodge in my sig).
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    Bruce Gordon. 1: I get more recognition then all the other bikes I've had put together. 2: I have not been able to break it yet. 3: The builder is local and has been friendly and helpful.
    This space open

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    Specialized. Picked up a new Tarmac this year. Love it. Picked up some bib shorts a monht or so ago. Love them.

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    Specialized I guess, I find myself liking there gear without overtly trying to, I tried on 7 pairs of clipless shoes and the specialized felt worlds more comfortable than the rest to me, and I ride a specialized.

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    If I had to pick one brand I would pick Specialized. Over the years I have owned many Spec. bikes and the company always stands behind its warranties without argument! I also like their tires, tubes, gloves etc. I don't like their shoes... for that give me Sidi's (always comfortable and durable) and for helmets - Giro.

    For jerseys and shorts - Terry. I've dealt with Terry for many years and they are still a small, personable company. The clothing is high quality, long lasting and very functioning. I also love my Terry saddles.

    For the last 2 years I've been riding a Santa Cruz Superlight MTB. Love the bike. It's perfect for my type of riding but not certain the company is the best. They aren't as responsive as Specialized. Pump - love the Topeak pumps - I have the road and mountain ones. Also like all the Camelbak hydration packs - my favorites are the Rogue and the Mule.

    Pedals - have gone through different one - Speedplay, Dura Ace and now Time (on both my road and MTB bikes). They are all good.

    And anything Chris King...
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