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Old 09-22-09, 12:03 PM   #1326
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Many new bikes around here... here's mine!


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Old 09-22-09, 02:01 PM   #1327
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nice bike tuz....slick fenders...

yo this article pisses me off...its so expensive to incorporate bicycles with transit...
we should just give up and all drive...yay!
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/698943
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very nice job tuz. nice clean lines and great colour choice.
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Old 09-23-09, 08:38 AM   #1329
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Thanks! It's a sweet bike so far. With fenders (now w. flaps and rear light mounted) and Brooks, it's 24lbs. And the fork is pretty wicked: it's bend only near the bottom and has generous rake.
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Old 09-23-09, 10:08 AM   #1330
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24 pounds? Not bad at all.
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Big thanks to Krusty. Bikes all put away nicely and the seatpost is perfect. Wicked bar and stem too.
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New Norco catalog today... 10 sp mountain bike components! *rolleyes* get your gold card out if you want to be the first! 11-36 yo!

Also, the 3sp sturmey fixed gear is out too. For about half the price of the 10sp mtb cassette alone.
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I saw a nice Norco single-speed with the belt-drive system and disc-brakes in the old catalogue and I figured it would be a perfect winter bike, it even had tabs for fenders. But damn, it was like $1200 or something nutty like that. I guess the prices for the belt-drive stuff will come down a bit once they gain in popularity but for now, they seem pretty high...
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Old 09-23-09, 08:25 PM   #1334
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I saw a nice Norco single-speed with the belt-drive system and disc-brakes in the old catalogue and I figured it would be a perfect winter bike, it even had tabs for fenders. But damn, it was like $1200 or something nutty like that. I guess the prices for the belt-drive stuff will come down a bit once they gain in popularity but for now, they seem pretty high...
I don't think the trek belt drive is close to that price.
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the trek belt drive is about US$1100

and then your maintenance cost would also be pretty high, everything is more expensive

not into it personally
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Old 09-24-09, 02:18 AM   #1336
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Big thanks to Krusty. Bikes all put away nicely and the seatpost is perfect. Wicked bar and stem too.

You're most welcome. Thanks for the pints! The first load from my garage the other evening was 1.25 metric tonnes, filled the truck, and was less than half what was there. Lord, the home renovation industry is wasteful, but the shoddy, moldy materials have to go.
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Old 09-24-09, 07:03 AM   #1337
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the trek belt drive is about US$1100

and then your maintenance cost would also be pretty high, everything is more expensive

not into it personally
Hmm... that Norco doesn't look like a lot of bike for the money once you take away the belt drive. Also, has anyone done the belt system with an IGH? To be fair, these aren't bad bikes - it's just that we aren't into $1200 SS city/utility bikes, but there should be some market for these out there. Maybe a system like bikeshare would benefit from reduced maintenance?

The only obvious loser in the belt-drive category has to be that Trek Madone CF SS monstrosity.
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This is the one I was thinking of, the MSRP is 1175$USD but I am sure you could get it for a bit lower than that.

http://www.bicycletimesmag.com/conte...and-city-bikes



I'd love one of those 12lbs Madone SS belt-drive bikes with a 47X15 setup, I'd never need another bike ever again...
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Old 09-24-09, 11:48 AM   #1339
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i don't see the need for a belt drive on that norco. how much maintenance can a bike like that with a chain instead of a belt really be?
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Old 09-24-09, 01:45 PM   #1340
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i don't see the need for a belt drive on that norco. how much maintenance can a bike like that with a chain instead of a belt really be?
exactly

i could see wanting a belt on a motorcycle, from what i hear the chains on those are a pain in the butt, but a bike chain is fairly light and easy to maintain

you also have a lot more options with a bike chain, you don't need to get a new chain whenever you change your gear ratio

seems like more of a novelty than anything
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Y to ISIS

easton vuelta wheels, 3T bar and stem, just need a few more pieces.
Hey does anyone know who makes that modular/snap together cable guide system?
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easton vuelta wheels, 3T bar and stem, just need a few more pieces.
Hey does anyone know who makes that modular/snap together cable guide system?
Nokon?
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that's the one holy ship that stuff is expensive!!!! .. ok maybe later for that stuff!
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I'd never need another bike ever again...
Except that it is carbon and is unlikely to last that long. I have been wrenching bikes for more years than I care to mention. Until recently a busted frame was a fairly uncommon thing. Since carbon became "The Next Big Thing" I have lost count of the # of busted frames I have seen. One guy has gone thru 2 of the same model in 2 years. Great for bike companies....bad for the consumer.

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Hey does anyone know who makes that modular/snap together cable guide system?
There are a few. NOKON and Aztec Powerlines are 2. I have used both and hated them. Pain in the ass to install/maintain and expensive. They are a few grams lighter but not worth the negatives IMHO.
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Except that it is carbon and is unlikely to last that long. I have been wrenching bikes for more years than I care to mention. Until recently a busted frame was a fairly uncommon thing. Since carbon became "The Next Big Thing" I have lost count of the # of busted frames I have seen. One guy has gone thru 2 of the same model in 2 years. Great for bike companies....bad for the consumer.

As our team motto says "Friends don't let friends ride carbon!"
Is there a particular region on the bike where you see failure more often than not with CF? To be honest, I've never ridden a CF bike. Ever. I should just take one on a test ride to see if I notice any serious difference that can't be attributed to different wheels & tires.
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