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Old 10-25-06, 11:29 AM   #1
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Bingo!



http://www.bikes.com/bikes/2007/city/metropolis.aspx

I had to post this as I find it somewhat exciting! This bike is 99% perfect for my type of 4 season commuting:

1) internal hub - check - would be much nicer than having my rear block full of snow in the winter, and I like gears for things like pulling my kids around
2) disk brakes - check - four season braking, but would perfer hydros
3) fenders - check
4) 700c - check
5) alm frame - check - had some issues with steel and rust since I don't do a lot of winter maintenance, it's kind of hard at -30C.

All it needs is a flat bar rather than the riser and a set clipless pedals, and obviously a set of studded Nokians for the winter. Perhaps even a pannier for this baby, as up till now I've gotten by with my trusty old backpack.

Decisions, decisions. I'd be all over this other than for the fact that my job is moving to a location where I would imagine bike theft is much more prevalent. My current commuting beater ows me nothing, and wouldn't be much of a theft target.

Thanks for entertaining my rambling!
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Old 10-25-06, 11:32 AM   #2
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Thanks for highlighting this!
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Old 10-25-06, 11:32 AM   #3
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Nice, hits all the critical points for me. I like it.

This must be a Canadian brand, how much does it sell for CDN/US$?
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Sweet!

Gonna be pricey though. Hudson Trail Outfitters carries Rocky Mtn around here. Their disc flat bar road(RC-something) is going for like $1k. I may have to look into one though.
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Old 10-25-06, 11:55 AM   #5
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I like it. I'm sure finding a dealer will be hard, and finding one in-stock next to impossible.
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Old 10-25-06, 11:56 AM   #6
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nice find - any idea as to rrp?
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Gonna be pricey though.
- especially since the company had to buy/license 'bike.com' - that must have cost a very pretty penny, indeed!

- and only two dealers in Florida! but guess what? one of them is less than two miles from the house!

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p.s. mebbe i'll go take a peek at one tomorrow?
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That is cool to see, thanks. Replacing the 16t cog w/ 18t would still let me handle my topography in my current style. But no trailer on the hills...
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