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Old 05-23-13, 06:27 AM   #1
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this is some commuter bike

Saw this on locked on the streets the other day


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Old 05-23-13, 06:37 AM   #2
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I have a friend who commutes on a Cervélo S3. He has more money than he knows what to do with, so he bought the "best bike he could find".

He's had the bike for two years. Until about six months ago, he didn't realize he had to pump up his tires. He just brought it in for a tune-up every month or two.
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Old 05-23-13, 08:31 AM   #3
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I wouldn't be surprised if that Soloist is the rider's B bike.
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Old 05-23-13, 09:05 AM   #4
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slammed stem, nice seat angle, but the wheels detract. needs some aero carbon hoops with matching decals. i rate it warm.

oh. sorry. wrong thread.

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Old 05-23-13, 09:08 AM   #5
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I'd lock my bike next to that one. Theft magnet.
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Bet it's a fast, fun ride. A commuter bike is what you choose to commute on.
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Old 05-23-13, 10:10 AM   #7
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It's also not the only Soloist commuter.


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Saw this on locked on the streets the other day


Didn't even lock up the rear wheel. That's a pretty penny right there just begging to be swiped.
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Old 05-23-13, 11:09 AM   #9
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Not if it's a 7.
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I'd lock my bike next to that one. Theft magnet.
It's an ambush.
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this is some commuter bike

Some people must be in a darn hurry to get to work
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Some people must be in a darn hurry to get to work
It was locked up outside of Whole Foods. I am guessing hunger.
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Not if it's a 7.
I lol'ed. *roadie fist bump*
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Despite the name, they aren't really race wheels. They are relatively heavy and inexpensive, bottom of the Fulcrum line.
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I meet a guy once on the MUP about 4 years ago who's commuter was a Ridley Noah decked out in Dura Ace..... I was afraid to ask him what his good bike was.
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I know lots of people who commute on their race bikes, in order to do workouts at lunch or to ride directly to the Tuesday Night World Championships or because it's their only bike.

I do it most days during race season. Although I would prefer not to lock it up on a street. But then the OP noted it was in front of a store. Maybe just a quick errand?
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I remember seeing a guy with an awesome American-flag painted Colnago at the pharmacy counter in Costco once.
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I know lots of people who commute on their race bikes, in order to do workouts at lunch or to ride directly to the Tuesday Night World Championships or because it's their only bike.

I do it most days during race season. Although I would prefer not to lock it up on a street. But then the OP noted it was in front of a store. Maybe just a quick errand?
Well, I walked past it twice with an hour in between. Maybe the owner was just having some chow and staring at it(and me taking the photo, shoot) the entire time. It was just a little surprising to me since this is locked up incorrectly on a busy street in a major city, albeit in a wealthy neighborhood. Coincidently, it is also better than my A bike by a longshot.
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Despite the name, they aren't really race wheels. They are relatively heavy and inexpensive, bottom of the Fulcrum line.
yeah, kinda surprised to see such a relatively low budget wheel set on such a spendy frame.

maybe he swaps out the race wheels with the cheapos when he's just on a run to the local whole foods for some organic dairy & gluten free cheetos?
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What shocks me more than the bike is someone can ride with that saddle angle.
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Not hot. Saddle's not level, non drive side picture and the background is generally just too distracting. It's a no for me.
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I know lots of people who commute on their race bikes, in order to do workouts at lunch or to ride directly to the Tuesday Night World Championships or because it's their only bike.

I do it most days during race season. Although I would prefer not to lock it up on a street. But then the OP noted it was in front of a store. Maybe just a quick errand?
I don't race, but I do have a nice road bike (Calfee Tetra). My commute is 15 miles each way, so it's nice to do it on a "nice" bike. It lives outside during the day (no bikes in the building), although it's locked up and work is in a residential area, so I don't worry about it. There's a couple other pretty nice bikes that show up here periodically as well.

I don't see anything "strange" about riding in on the nice bike. I do have my "other" bike which is my "rain bike" now, but it's still a fairly nice (older) Cannondale so it's not like it's a beater or something.
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I guess I am not one to judge. I commute on a Sworks carbon Tricross with DA7900.
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I know lots of people who commute on their race bikes, in order to do workouts at lunch or to ride directly to the Tuesday Night World Championships or because it's their only bike.

I do it most days during race season. Although I would prefer not to lock it up on a street. But then the OP noted it was in front of a store. Maybe just a quick errand?
Absolutely; in college, I had one bike and it was my race bike. I locked it up with a u lock when I was at school. It is a lot easier and cheaper keeping one bike running. I still have the bike.
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Its a sting operation, becareful.
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