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Old 01-21-07, 07:11 PM   #18501
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It's got pretty steep gearing out of the box...
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Odd, I was at Urbane on Saturday and was playing around with the Fremont as well. It is very light and Urbane had their models set up as fixed but I am pretty sure it is fixed/free so that could make it very versatile. I wasn't super-impressed as it is 900$CDN; the brakes and brake-levers were no-name and the pedals are some really cheap plasticky things but the fork was CF, so that is kinda neat. I'd much rather ride a conversion for a lot less money but the rear spacing is 120mm, so it is track-inspired however the geometry seemed pretty slack to me.

Looks nice but those pictures don't show how massively thick the down-tube is; it looks like one of those old C-dales from the late 1980s.
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but the fork was CF,
Meh, you can get cheap carbon forks for like $50.
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Old 01-21-07, 07:33 PM   #18504
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I wasn't super-impressed as it is 900$CDN
For about the same price, we're getting in the fully built steamrollers near the beginning of March. I already own a steamroller, but I like it so much I would almost consider getting a fully built one as a real beater. Probably no where as light as the Bianchi though.

edit: of course, I'm really holding out for a Japanese Keirin Frame

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Old 01-21-07, 09:12 PM   #18505
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For about the same price, we're getting in the fully built steamrollers near the beginning of March. I already own a steamroller, but I like it so much I would almost consider getting a fully built one as a real beater. Probably no where as light as the Bianchi though.

edit: of course, I'm really holding out for a Japanese Keirin Frame
There was a thread not long ago about this very subject & only the cross check is available guess that guy’s problems will be solved with the complete SR.
As for the fremont ahh its ok. The pista has it beat by a mile or more.

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This bike looks like it was run over my a truck...in a good way.

http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2007/jan/TonyQuiroz.htm

(Funny carbon work)
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Meh, you can get cheap carbon forks for like $50.
Hehe, I am even less impressed now. That is a whole lot of money for a nothing-special bike.
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Old 01-21-07, 11:30 PM   #18508
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hey, check it out, i thought of a theme for our next group ride.
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Old 01-21-07, 11:38 PM   #18509
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For about the same price, we're getting in the fully built steamrollers near the beginning of March. I already own a steamroller, but I like it so much I would almost consider getting a fully built one as a real beater. Probably no where as light as the Bianchi though.

edit: of course, I'm really holding out for a Japanese Keirin Frame
One of my friends is going to Japan soon. How serious are you about getting a frame?
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Old 01-21-07, 11:50 PM   #18510
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This bike looks like it was run over my a truck...in a good way.

http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2007/jan/TonyQuiroz.htm

(Funny carbon work)
That is an ugly bike. The rock lobster bad ransom note lettering is nasty. Just my .02.
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Old 01-22-07, 07:53 AM   #18511
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hey, check it out, i thought of a theme for our next group ride.
umm... you go first!
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Old 01-22-07, 08:30 AM   #18512
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Meh, you can get cheap carbon forks for like $50.
Cheap and carbon are not two words I want to hear describing the same thing.
I was looking at the Fremont when I was there last as well. I love the baseball bat downtube, but alas for 1000$ I think it could be a nicer bike. It is light, that's for sure, but too much I'd have to replace on purchase.

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Old 01-22-07, 08:38 AM   #18513
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Cheap and carbon are not two words I want to hear describing the same thing.
I was looking at the Fremont when I was there last as well. I love the baseball bat downtube, but alas for 1000$ I think it could be a nicer bike. It is light, that's for sure, but too much I'd have to replace on purchase.
but it says Bianchi!
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Old 01-22-07, 08:40 AM   #18514
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but it says Bianchi!
I know *sigh* I have a soft spot for Bianchis, the frame might be amazing if given a chance to fly, but not with that crank, those brakes, maybe not even with those wheels. You gotta be going something right if you been building frames for over 100 years.
Their carbon D2? stuff is insane.

I wonder how much they'd let a frame/fork set go for?
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Old 01-22-07, 08:53 AM   #18515
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This one screams "traffic jammer" at me: http://www.bianchiusa.com/07_roger.html



Also, this paint scheme makes baby jesus cry: http://www.bianchiusa.com/07_cross_concept.html

edit: hmm.. now I want that Bianchi Roger.
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Old 01-22-07, 09:04 AM   #18516
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This bike looks like it was run over my a truck...in a good way.

http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2007/jan/TonyQuiroz.htm

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Holy mile long seatpost batman.

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Old 01-22-07, 09:08 AM   #18517
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Roger Dodger!!!!!!! More than 1000bucks retail but a much nicer bike IMHO

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Old 01-22-07, 09:19 AM   #18518
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Also, this paint scheme makes baby jesus cry: http://www.bianchiusa.com/07_cross_concept.html
hahahahahahahaha...id call that paintjob: 80s splash!
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Old 01-22-07, 09:22 AM   #18519
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Anyone else here thinking about jumping onboard the IRO group buy?
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Old 01-22-07, 09:58 AM   #18520
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Old 01-22-07, 10:04 AM   #18521
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would you buy a BFSSFG iro

http://irocycle.com/iro/index.php?ma...products_id=61

also: I'm thinking about it. Depends on whether my confusion as to wtf Tony is actually building eventually gets solved.

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Old 01-22-07, 10:07 AM   #18522
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Wes beat me to the information punch but I'm probably going to get one as a dedacci frame for 150US seems too good to pass up. I'm now trying to figure out whether to get threaded or threadless but either way seems like a really good deal.
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Old 01-22-07, 10:13 AM   #18523
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Threadless man! Unless you like carrying around massive headset wrenches...
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Old 01-22-07, 10:21 AM   #18524
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Threaded ftw! You can just convert it to a threadless setup if you want to later on. And it looks cooler.

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Cheap and carbon are not two words I want to hear describing the same thing.
Yeah I don't know. I've heard equally of super expensive carbon fork failures
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This must be decided by a battle between Shiz and Operator. See you both after school by the flag pole.
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