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    completely un-ss or fixie related but..

    i got a volpe!

    i already got to 2nd base with her. tonight is going to be one sweaty romp. i'll post pics later.

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    what's second base on a bike again? Fondling her saddle?

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    Congratulations! I have a Volpe, too. It's a great bike, I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattface
    what's second base on a bike again? Fondling her saddle?
    A cut-out saddle?
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    a volpe? have fun with mis-matched front deraileur, shiite cranks, bottom bracket, headset, stem, handlebars, rear deraileur, shifters, chain, seatpost, seat.




    you should have saved up for a tricross comp or elite

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    Congrats! Now it's time to go out and put on some serious mileage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by borrachobandito
    a volpe? have fun with mis-matched front deraileur, shiite cranks, bottom bracket, headset, stem, handlebars, rear deraileur, shifters, chain, seatpost, seat.
    you should have saved up for a tricross comp or elite
    Sorry to offend you by my choice of bike, *******. Paying more than twice as much for the Tricoss Comp, though it is a sexy bike, wasn't what I wanted. The components on the Volpe work just fine. Now, the chain, seatpost and saddle are ****ty, but after getting a new chain for free and replacing the seatpost and saddle I've still paid less than half of what I would have for a Tricross Comp. If I ever actually start riding cyclocross, maybe I'll look at a Tricross, but for riding around the city, it's too expensive (and looks it) to just leave locked up outside.

    Edit: I, too, am interested in knowing what second base is...
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    Moved to general cycling land.
    Higher ground for the apocalypse!

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    An '03 Volpe was my first real bike.

    Although I think borrachobandito's comment was pretty crass, it does carry some weight.

    Every single component except for the deraillers (with major maintenance) and cranks had to be changed out over its 3 year lifespan.

    Yes, lifespan - only 3 years. The drive side dropout cracked at the chainstay - never wrecked.

    I break lots of bikes though (this was my 4th frame - 2 italians, a Mainstreet pedicab frame, and the taiwanese Volpe). I was pretty happy with it for the price. It got me started into cycling - and car-freeness. Hopefully, yours will last longer than mine. Congrats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by biff
    An '03 Volpe was my first real bike.

    Although I think borrachobandito's comment was pretty crass, it does carry some weight.

    Every single component except for the deraillers (with major maintenance) and cranks had to be changed out over its 3 year lifespan.

    Yes, lifespan - only 3 years. The drive side dropout cracked at the chainstay - never wrecked.

    I break lots of bikes though (this was my 4th frame - 2 italians, a Mainstreet pedicab frame, and the taiwanese Volpe). I was pretty happy with it for the price. It got me started into cycling - and car-freeness. Hopefully, yours will last longer than mine. Congrats.
    There's a ten year warranty on that frame. You should have taken it back to the LBS and demanded a free replacement.

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    yeah, haven't ridden it enough yet. tomorrow is the big long test run. i can already tell the saddle could be a quick switch out. but still, i'm stoked as a muufaaa. like whoa. it's so nice. like so nice.

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