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Old 07-02-06, 05:16 PM   #1
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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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Old 07-02-06, 05:31 PM   #2
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what's second base on a bike again? Fondling her saddle?
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Old 07-02-06, 09:51 PM   #3
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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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what's second base on a bike again? Fondling her saddle?
A cut-out saddle?
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Old 07-03-06, 12:46 AM   #5
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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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Old 07-03-06, 11:33 AM   #6
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Congrats! Now it's time to go out and put on some serious mileage.
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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
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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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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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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