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Old 01-07-11, 11:36 AM   #1
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I feel kinda dirty.......

I consider myself a bike rider - pretty much all types, but I definitely lean to the dirt side of the sport - have for the better part of 20 years now. So yesterday, as I left the LBS with a new 14.88 pound Specialized Tarmac SL3 Pro in tow, I thought to myself - "what did I just do". I still have a nice XC and DH bike - and have always owned road bikes - just nothing like this. I feel like I might need to start being a snob to justify owning it. Like wearing my HR monitor while weighing my food, while obsessing over the weight of my socks and bar tape. I'm starting to freak out a bit - is there help for me, or should I just give in and shave my head to save 14.3 grams?
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^^ and shave your legs, put on the skin-tight kit, go hang out at Two Wheel Transit and sprinkle every conversation liberally with the word 'century.'
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To save your dirty soul, ship that SPEC Tar spot on your soul to me with a $500. repentance check and I will dispose of this blemish on your here to fore good record.

14.88 pounds, sheesh, my hydrobag and tools weigh that much! You got cheated! Doesn't seem to weigh enough for the money they charge.
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14.88#? Good luck getting your money's worth at the scrap yard with that kind of weight...you got gypped!
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The pressure you must be feeling, anything less than 20
Mph for a metric century would be total failure. You are a brave man
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^^ and shave your legs, put on the skin-tight kit, go hang out at Two Wheel Transit and sprinkle every conversation liberally with the word 'century.'
Skin tight kit - probably
Shave legs - maybe
Hang out at Two Wheel transit - NEVER

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It's in the mail - hope I got the address right.

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14.88#? Good luck getting your money's worth at the scrap yard with that kind of weight...you got gypped!
If I would have got another DH bike - $ per pound would have been much better

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The shop said at this weight I would not have to pedal anymore - Isn't that true?
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At least it's not a fixie.

I'd kind of like to see pictures, but does that mean I have to venture into the Road forum? Or are you allowed to post them here?
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^^ NO! Links only. Sucks˛ bikes (Specialized X Road) especially have no business here.
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I will post a pic - but with a mtb in it as well. Don't want to piss the mods off
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Like I would care.
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I'll gladly take that bike I meaaan guilt away from you.
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...and sell if for a mountain bike, says I.
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Nah - not you, talking about that creepy Doug guy.
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Nah - not you, talking about that creepy Doug guy.
If he's not taking his meds, he is bound to lose it for no reason at all.
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^^ If you weren't such a girl, I'd ban you now. But they'd hear the wailing all the way over on the other forums and not let you in. Then I'd feel guilty.

I'm only a creep because you pathetic losers drove me over the edge.

BTW, I'd like to see this 14.88 lb. rocket ship. Dang!
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^^ and shave your legs, put on the skin-tight kit, go hang out at Two Wheel Transit and sprinkle every conversation liberally with the word 'century.'
Pics! Pics!

We don't sell Spesh at TWT anymore, but those SL3s are pretty sick bikes in my book, so I hope you do bring it by sometime. It'll rile up the Madone-heads Bet you can't wait to hammer up Mt. Spokane with it this summer!

edit: here, this is a sponsored Trek rider with a climbing tutorial for ya. The music's good:


ALL YOUR BASE !!

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I'm personally a little jealous.
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I still have a couple more days in SO Cal before I'm back to Spokane - I will post pics then. Untill then I will hurt more Mandone/Tarmac heads here with the Bike Friday. Nothing like ripping past carbon on 20 inches (Note: it is a BF pocket Crusoe - so kind of a mountain bike - and only used for sanity while traveling)
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Pics! Pics!

We don't sell Spesh at TWT anymore, but those SL3s are pretty sick bikes in my book, so I hope you do bring it by sometime. It'll rile up the Madone-heads Bet you can't wait to hammer up Mt. Spokane with it this summer!

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Gotta love it when he stands and just crushes all the souls behind him.
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Gotta love it when he stands and just crushes all the souls behind him.
Yeah, I like it right at 2:00 where he drops the hammer for the SECOND time What planet is he from?!
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You're going to bunny hop something and the wheels will explode.
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As far as I'm concerned, you're not a real cyclist until you can do well on both a mountain bike AND on a road bike.

The two disciplines are not mutually exclusive.

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^^ I guess I am doomed to being an unreal cyclist.
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The two disciplines are not mutually exclusive.

Nice bike.

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I don't think you are a real cyclist until you can learn the proper disciplines of road and mountain - and do a tail whip on a Razor scooter and ride one of these:
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Don't worry...recumbents count as road bikes.
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