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Old 03-23-09, 05:08 PM   #1
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looking to make this N+1

I have a chance to get this Masi caffe Solo. I have been riding this Masi for two days now and it is geared so much like my road bike I believe it would make a great addition to my stable. The price is right and my wife has given in.

I am close to dropping the hammer. I just think I will need bar ends to set it off.





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Old 03-23-09, 06:55 PM   #2
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It's difficult to evaluate this bike without a white garage door in the background.
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Old 03-23-09, 06:59 PM   #3
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Is it white?It's hard to tell but if it is ,are you sure? What with all the things spoken about white bikes.
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Old 03-23-09, 07:03 PM   #4
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I would have to ride over to a friends house. I have a carport. What do you think of the color?
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Is it white?It's hard to tell but if it is ,are you sure? What with all the things spoken about white bikes.
I think the 08 is listed as white. But you never know. And I called and decided it is my new n+1. It will be staying with me. My wife saw the look in my eyes and said go ahead and get it.
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Purty bike! It will be fast, being white and all.
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Looks like a good one. I'd be looking for a different handlebar right off the bat. Something with some curve.
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Looks like a good one. I'd be looking for a different handlebar right off the bat. Something with some curve.
I don't want to put the cart before the horse so to speek But I have already been to the LBS. I have seen some bar ends that make it look a bit more like a treking bar. But I need to take my time. Additional expenses after talking my wife into a bike rather that just a spare set of wheels and rear Cassette could equate to time spent on a rather small sofa. Or at the very least a need to turn on the heater in the house.
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Handlebars can be pretty cheap (especially compared to carpal tunnel). Every bike needs something changed.
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Handlebars can be pretty cheap (especially compared to carpal tunnel). Every bike needs something changed.
I agree and it most likely will be one of the first changes. Well after a new set of Time Attack pedals.
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Nice bike..........excellent color............I have a thing for flat bar road bikes for crusin.
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The wife says ok, what are you waiting for, pull the trigger.
Looks to be a nice ride.
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The wife says ok, what are you waiting for, pull the trigger.
Looks to be a nice ride.
Good advice. Done.
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Probably just the lighting, but the thing looks Celeste to me. If it's really white, maybe you can paint it later.
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Probably just the lighting, but the thing looks Celeste to me. If it's really white, maybe you can paint it later.

Looks a bit white to me.
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