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Old 12-04-07, 02:01 PM   #1
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Bought a new Bike

So it seems that the Look 585 is for sale. The new bike is a much better fit for me. Not as exotic, but a better fit.
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Old 12-04-07, 02:27 PM   #2
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whad ya get? What size is your old bike (my brother is Looking, pun intended)?
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Old 12-04-07, 02:28 PM   #3
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What's better about the fit? I'll take better fit over exotic any day.
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Old 12-04-07, 02:36 PM   #4
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What's better about the fit? I'll take better fit over exotic any day.


The big difference is 3cm taller headtube. The top tube is also a few mm longer. I was looking for less saddle to bar drop.
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Old 12-04-07, 02:36 PM   #5
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whad ya get? What size is your old bike (my brother is Looking, pun intended)?
Its a 59.
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Old 12-04-07, 03:27 PM   #6
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Old 12-04-07, 03:31 PM   #7
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please p.m. me details(bike specs etc) and what you are asking for the bike.
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Old 12-04-07, 03:48 PM   #8
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Its nothing Special-ized. Looks like all the rest. I wont get it till next week.

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Old 12-04-07, 05:12 PM   #9
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Its nothing Special-ized. Looks like all the rest. I wont get it till next week.

Nice....
why not the Madone?
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why not the Madone?
Several reasons actually. One Im not impressed with the handling on my current Madone. Two, I dont get the same discounts on Trek products. Three my Madone doesnt fit like the Tarmac, but the new models might. Three, Im not a fan of Bontrager stuff. Four, my team is sponsored by Specialized. Five, I got a great discount. Six, I dont want two Madones.


Oh, did I mention this bike has the same or better parts, and much better wheels for $1000 less?
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Old 12-04-07, 06:42 PM   #12
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Its a 59.
A 59?

I ride a 59, and you're a lot taller than I am! Cripes, you musta been cramped!

Sorry I can't buy it - two new bikes in the last year probably blew my "New Bike" kharma with the wife till at least 2009!
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Old 12-04-07, 06:45 PM   #13
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Pretty sweet. Did you test ride it? Did it feel much different from the Look?
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Pretty sweet. Did you test ride it? Did it feel much different from the Look?
Ive ridden em, but no real rides. Meaning no good climbs, or what really matters is decents. Thats where the Madone sucks. Too much work to control. The main thing is the fit. The Tarmac has a 30mm taller headtube, so that drop will be much less. Allowing me to ride comfortably in the drops. I checked with some very reliable friends that assured me it decends atleast as well as the Look does. The 08 is also the 8r carbon, so its equal to an 06 Sworks. The feel is just much roomier for me, so Im thinking my breating and comfort will be better, and my hammies wont cramp when in the drops for a long time.
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Sean doesn't have enough bikes Makes me think about bike shopping now ... thanks a lot Sean.
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Its nothing Special-ized. Looks like all the rest. I wont get it till next week.

whoa... that's sure purdy Sean! I hope it handles exactly like you are hoping!
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Well not really. I will actually recover some money in this deal. The Tarmac is so reasonable that I can part out the Look and come out ahead. Ive come to realize that the best, fastest, most exotic bike is the one that fits the best.
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Well not really. I will actually recover some money in this deal. The Tarmac is so reasonable that I can part out the Look and come out ahead. Ive come to realize that the best, fastest, most exotic bike is the one that fits the best.
I'm with you on that one!!!! I am looking forward to your first ride report
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Congrats on the acquisition BigSean! Looking forward to getting dropped by you on the climbs now.
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Congrats on the acquisition BigSean! Looking forward to getting dropped by you on the climbs now.
I dont know about all that, Im still a good 45 lbs heavier then you.
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I dont know about all that, Im still a good 45 lbs heavier then you.
Not when he's training with the 4 gallons of water on his back
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Congrats on the new bike, Sean.
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Why not the S-works Tarmac? Not that the tarmac itself isn't balls, but from a guy who was bumpin around on a look frame, I was just wondering why not the final dose of bling?
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