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Old 07-30-08, 08:35 PM   #1
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My New Vassago Bandersnatch...!!!

hello all just picked up my first bike since my schwin when i was 10 (20 now) and thought i'd share it with you guys....

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Old 07-30-08, 08:41 PM   #2
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Very nice.

Those look like Ergon grips. Are you sure you're not 50?
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Very nice.

Those look like Ergon grips. Are you sure you're not 50?
50? I'd say closer to 66



Nice bike OP! Love the hubs.
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SLX crank..............
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thanks for all the comments, and the ergons may make me seem old but they feel damn good

and yeah i thought i was gonna get an lx crank but the lbs suprised me with the slx upgrade
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Sweet lookin' bike/setup, not familiar at all with Vassago. Andy- Brit, are ya?
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Brit? ha i wish i was in oxford, england but i'm actually in the dirty south Oxford, Mississippi
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great looking bike! i like the hub and frame colors

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50? I'd say closer to 66
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Nice looking ride!

What is this SLX? I am not familiar with that.
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nice bike

Vassago seems to be the hot brand right now.

I'd love to ride one to test out the geometry.
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Vassago seems to be the hot brand right now.
Funny...I never got that impression.
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^why is that funny?

Funny how.

What the **** is so funny about it

Anyway, it is definately the hot brand in the 29er world.
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Nice, how do you like the Hope hub? I got one that I'll be putting on my Redline.
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Clean looking bike! congrats
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thanks for all the great comments....

das...well it's my first decent bike so i don't have anything to compare the hubs to but they seem to be great....there is an audible clicking sound from the rear but i don't mind that..
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thanks for all the great comments....

das...well it's my first decent bike so i don't have anything to compare the hubs to but they seem to be great....there is an audible clicking sound from the rear but i don't mind that..
try not to get your new bike dirty. just keep it in your family room and look at it when you watch tv like i do with mine.

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Nice, how do you like the Hope hub? I got one that I'll be putting on my Redline.




1. Very noisy...louder than CK. (I like loud freehubs)
2. Light (need to use a spider'd cassette b/c individual cogs eat into it)
3. Positive engagement!
4. Rolls smooth.
5. Piece of cake to rebuild. (ya can take most of it apart with your hands)


Best upgrade I've done to my ride.

(I know the Q wasn't for me, but I never pass up a moment to talk up Hope Pro II's)
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Nice looking ride!

What is this SLX? I am not familiar with that.
SlX is Shimanos new groupo. Supposed to replace Lx
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SlX is Shimanos new groupo. Supposed to replace Lx
+1

LX and Hone were supposed to be fairly equal but for different purposes. LX being lighter duty and Hone for the aggressive "rough rydah". The Hone 2-ring crankset was a slightly different beast b/c it was a "3-way" with Daddy being Saint and his 2 biznatches were LX and XT. Their freaky little offspring had a reverse LX spider, Saint pedal inserts, LX arms, XT/Saint spindle, XT rings.

SLX is supposed to "integrate" all that crap and offer a group that is LX level with a few different offerings dependent on your intended purpose.

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