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Old 10-08-04, 10:49 PM   #1
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Just Got Back From Interbike

Waaay too much to tell and the three time zone difference has me zombied...but one word; Carbon.

This year everything and everbody is featuring carbon...even the old line Italian companies are offering carbon frames in a big way. The prices for all carbon frames are dropping and paint jobs, clear coats and finishes are looking much nicer as well. Also saw some very impressive factory paint jobs coming in '05 from Trek, Cannondale and Giant. As usual Colnago had some great looking (but pricey) offerings.

I had a chance to meet Hincapie, Hamilton, the Bostrom brothers (I'm a AMA Superbike fan) and numerous other celebrities. Brought home lots of swag but boy do my feet hurt.

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Old 10-09-04, 05:55 AM   #2
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hehe, as much as I hate this image, it fits:

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Sorry, most all my pics are of riders and people like Phil Ligget. Phil signed autographs every day and seemed most congenial. However, the guy who gets the award is Tyler Hamilton. This guy was in a succession of booths for two days straight signing pictures for various sponsors. He may have to retire from cycling due to writer's cramp. Frankly, I was amazed at how slight of build he is....almost small. Floyd Landis was not as large as I thought he was either.
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Dammit!

You could totally walk the entire length of Interbike for 3 days and not know certain celebrities were there! It took 3 days for me to find Pegoretti alone, and that was in the final hour of Interbike, and let me tell you, that place was huge!

Bike porn coming when I get in touch with Joe and figure out how to get these totally large, 18 M pics uploaded onto his server. I got different pics for each type of bike, from folding, to recumbent, to race, to specialty custom made bikes.

I can't stand Vegas, but Interbike was well worth dealing with all that crap there.

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The guys from my LBS were there as well. They said it was awesome! I'm looking forward to the pics...
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He He, I found some links of bike porn of Interbike from another forum. There is CARBON up the wazoo all over the show floor at every manufacturer. Carbon is so sexy Enjoy

http://www.corystarr.com/interbike2004/index.htm

http://www.cyclingnews.com/shows04.p...s/photos#inter
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Have attended Interbike since the early 80s.
Over 1,000 booths, over 1,000,000 sq. ft. of 'stuff'!
Usual celebrities, including father and son: Eddy and Axel Merckx.
It's easier to pedal a century than to see it all at the show!
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I cannot believe I missed Eddy- a day late and a dollar short. But this is the first I've heard that Axel was also there.

Double damn!

I wish they would just advertise in one place where all the celebrities are going to be, what time, and what day. It would have made life a whole lot easier!

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Koffee,
The daily newspaper that came out listed what celebs were appearing where. Still, I saw lots of famous people who were just hanging out.... The worst thing....now I've got the carbon bug. Seems like every sweet bike I looked at was weighing in at 15 lbs!
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What daily newspaper?

*sigh* I was too overwhelmed.... my first Interbike. I won't miss it next time.

15 pounds! Eek! What heavy bikes were you looking at? Every carbon bike I saw weighed in at much less!

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I went to Eurobike last month, and also noticed the trend towards carbon everything. I have one question about interbike though; were all the booths serving coffee? I don't mean standard american coffee, but espresso and cappuccinos and such? they were all free everywhere at Eurobike, and it was great!
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Not free most of the time, but they sure did pour out the free beer and free energy drinks!

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Free beer? Meet you there next year Koffee!
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