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    Cadillac Bike

    I recently bought a Cadillac bike and find it humorous how people react, mind you usually negatively. Love to hear what people think about this.

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    Can you post some pictures?
    There are 10 types of people in the world - the ones that can count in base 2, the ones that can't count in base 2, and the ones that didn't expect this to be in base 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny
    I recently bought a Cadillac bike and find it humorous how people react, mind you usually negatively. Love to hear what people think about this.
    Whatever floats your boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny
    I recently bought a Cadillac bike and find it humorous how people react, mind you usually negatively. Love to hear what people think about this.
    Which one did you get? The top of the line ERT-1 is actually an excellent road bike, but I suspect you are paying a fair amount of money for the name, rather than the bike. Although, now that I think about it, you are paying a fair amount for the name 'Madone', too .

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    Cadillac

    It is actually the ERT-1 which is the souped up model. I could not resist. I paid a mere 2300 dollars for it. Just the frame(which is Deda black pearl) and Dura Ace components far exceed that. I can't tell you what a dream it is to ride. I guarentee there are no bikes that can touch it at that price. The components it has are hard to list. I would dare a person to find a bike at $4000 to compare. I am told there was only 30 made. I guess chance has favored me. Thanks for your inquiry. I guess my only challenge is to live down the snobby haters out there lol.

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    I would send a pic but I am not sure how to on here.

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    Do you have a Photobucket account?

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    I think you're a freak.

    They already make FUGLY, tacky, gaudy cars. Now they've branched into the bike market, yippee skip.

    Pat on the back for you.. any reason you couldn't buy a REAL bike from a REAL manfucturer that actually DESERVES your money?

    It's a ****ing CADILLAC you muppet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny
    ...I guess my only challenge is to live down the snobby haters out there lol.
    Well count me in. "snob" LOL coming from a Caddy owner yeah, you got style
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny
    It is actually the ERT-1 which is the souped up model. I could not resist. I paid a mere 2300 dollars for it. Just the frame(which is Deda black pearl) and Dura Ace components far exceed that. I can't tell you what a dream it is to ride. I guarentee there are no bikes that can touch it at that price. The components it has are hard to list. I would dare a person to find a bike at $4000 to compare. I am told there was only 30 made. I guess chance has favored me. Thanks for your inquiry. I guess my only challenge is to live down the snobby haters out there lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny
    It is actually the ERT-1 which is the souped up model. I could not resist. I paid a mere 2300 dollars for it. Just the frame(which is Deda black pearl) and Dura Ace components far exceed that. I can't tell you what a dream it is to ride. I guarentee there are no bikes that can touch it at that price. The components it has are hard to list. I would dare a person to find a bike at $4000 to compare. I am told there was only 30 made. I guess chance has favored me. Thanks for your inquiry. I guess my only challenge is to live down the snobby haters out there lol.
    It's a good thing you only paid $2300 because its not worth much more than that. For $4000 you can do better. Obviously you didn't buy it for its riding quality but as a status symbol, evidenced by how its marketed and how your original post you comment how its funny how people often react negatively, before soliciting our reaction. Then you proceed to get your nose out of joint because we didn't croon and massage your ego. You were obviously hoping to hear something different, maybe you should try starting a thread in the road forum?

    Speaking of snobby, just look at how the advertising blurb is written up. Nothing about actually riding and quite abit about 'exclusive' this and 'not mass produced' that. The thing is that every component on that frame is off the shelf and pretty common I get the impression that this bike won't be ridden anywhere near as much as it will be bragged about....

    http://www.abikestore.com/Merchant2/...Store_Code=cbs

    Anyhow, in case you haven't heard the component that matters most on a bike is the engine what sort of weekly milage is that bike's engine good for? what sort of distance can it cover in the one hour TT? how does it go up a 10% climb? that's what really matters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclaholic
    Anyhow, in case you haven't heard the component that matters most on a bike is the engine what sort of weekly milage is that bike's engine good for? what sort of distance can it cover in the one hour TT? how does it go up a 10% climb? that's what really matters.

    But what if it has cruise control?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Monkey
    But what if it has cruise control?
    You might need cruise control while you sort out your pedals. The writeup says "Complimenting the crank on the ERT1 are Dura Ace SPD Clipless Pedals." But the full spec list says "Pedals: Shimano Ultegra 6610 SPD Clipless Pedal w/Cleat"

    For that sort of money I would have expected KEO carbons on Ti spindles at least, but like I said for $4K you can do better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclaholic
    You might need cruise control while you sort out your pedals. The writeup says "Complimenting the crank on the ERT1 are Dura Ace SPD Clipless Pedals." But the full spec list says "Pedals: Shimano Ultegra 6610 SPD Clipless Pedal w/Cleat"

    For that sort of money I would have expected KEO carbons on Ti spindles at least, but like I said for $4K you can do better.

    Still, I bet it's a plush ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Monkey
    But what if it has cruise control?
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    Did you just say "minarchist?" I'm going to start a 10-page vaginathon because only Libertarians can define Libertarianism. Also, you're mean.

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    holy carp, I swear to god I could actually smell that webpage's rectal outpouring of ego-boosting exclusivity and techno-porn.
    Quote Originally Posted by KrisPistofferson View Post
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    That's a good looking bike! It's got that Cadillac style. Now all you need is an ESV to really give the haters something to crow about.

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    30 bikes over 4 sizes? WTF, over?

    It's a Kent for God's sake. the same people that brought the GMC Denali bike to Wally World, right next to their Tonka and My Little Pony bikes. I'm sure it's not a bad bike, but the thought of a Cadillac or GMC bike built by Kent is just silly. At least the Ferrari mountian bike was built by Calnago, and apparently Lamborghini actually built the ones that had their name on it at one time.
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    ugh, I feel dirty. I lowered myself to troll bait.
    Quote Originally Posted by KrisPistofferson View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus
    I think you're a freak.

    They already make FUGLY, tacky, gaudy cars. Now they've branched into the bike market, yippee skip.

    Pat on the back for you.. any reason you couldn't buy a REAL bike from a REAL manfucturer that actually DESERVES your money?

    It's a ****ing CADILLAC you muppet.
    Cadillac isn't making anything. They're just putting their name on it (or leasing their name to someone else to put on it).

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    It doesn't look like such a bad bike. I just have to laugh at the ad copy.
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    One of my bikes is a Hummer - of which I know there is not another one in the city.

    I get stopped and asked about it all the time.

    And the kids around here have there eye on it too ...


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    If you like the way it rides and it can survive your style of riding, then good for you. A good bike is a good bike, no matter how you slice it.

    I just find the idea of Cadillac badging a bike a bit strange to say the least. It makes me wonder when we will start seeing other oddly branded bikes like a Charmin beach cruiser (what can I say, i have an odd sense of humor).
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    Oh Lord, take me back. I wanna ride on Geronimo's Cadillac!
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    I think they're great. When the oil is used up and the Earth descends into a strange new world of savagery and super science, the car companies will need to make something besides cars.
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