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    Chinese companies won't stop making them like this

    TW R100 Jr 52 cm 700c Shimano 21 Gears Road Bike Bicycle Mechanical Disc Brakes | eBay This might be on par with some I have seen earlier in the year...no comment


    Edit: I don't mean that all chinese bicycle companies are bad, there are just a few prime examples that made me chuckle a bit

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    "The New Fashion"
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    Weight: 18kg

    wtf?

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    Waterproof BB!
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    i know how to write dumb $h!t

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    Quote Originally Posted by krusty View Post
    Weight: 18kg

    wtf?
    Must be the newfangled 40mm alloy Zipp 404s keeping it so light.

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    Carbon Steel Frame and Saiguan derailleurs... can't really beat that at that price point.
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    I don't see what your problem is. It's got disc brakes, says "CARBON" on the frame, and it even comes with a kickstand. Pound for pound, that's got to be the best deal going!

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    Someone needs to point to them out that photos of a bike with the front on the small ring is not hot.

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    Wow!! Totally worth the price of the white one just for the Zipp 404's! You could throw the rest of the bike away. Wait a minute...
    "The older you do get, the more rules they're gonna try to get you to follow. You just gotta keep livin', man, L-I-V-I-N." - Wooderson

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    Quote Originally Posted by krusty View Post
    Weight: 18kg

    wtf?

    More weight= heaver bike= more for the money

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    That is fantastic.

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    The.

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    A brand new road bike is overpriced at $474. Wow.
    Telemachus has, indeed, sneezed.

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    Does anyone actually buy these? What would the bike actually look like if you did? And what's with the "carbon steel" description when the photos clearly show carbon fiber?
    so much Schwinn

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    Steel is real - you people are just haters.

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    anyone else think the yellow on yellow rims is kinda hot?
    http://www.cdnclouds.net/p/1ee5f9226...cd8aad6_A5.jpg

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    Oh yeah, that's super hot!!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Seizedpost View Post
    Does anyone actually buy these? What would the bike actually look like if you did? And what's with the "carbon steel" description when the photos clearly show carbon fiber?
    I think LBS's should buy these and put on floor display with a sign -- "Beware of Internet Shopping!"

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    Its hideous and yet strangely beautiful.

    36 spoke deep rims? All the disadvantages of deep rim (weight) with none of the advantages (aero).

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    the downtube looks like a 2x4, lol

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    I can't... stop... staring...

    If I had the money lying around, I would almost want to buy one. I would probably take it to a location to see if the stupid bike thieves would even touch it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seizedpost View Post
    Does anyone actually buy these?
    Two sold this month, though I suppose they might have been saving themselves some money vs one of these... Fortress FX 55 32lb Anchor for 52 58' Boats | eBay
    They look like big, good, strong hands, don't they?

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    Come now, it isn't that bad.
    Rockefeller was the king of steel!!!

    I do find it somewhat offensive that they're taking well known US names and slapping them on their bikes.

    Perhaps you should buy the Machete instead.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Seizedpost View Post
    Does anyone actually buy these? What would the bike actually look like if you did? And what's with the "carbon steel" description when the photos clearly show carbon fiber?
    You don't weld carbon fiber.

    From wikipedia: Carbon steel is steel in which the main interstitial alloying constituent is carbon in the range of 0.12–2.0%.

    Compared to something like chromoly which is more common for steel bikes. Or manganese-molybdenum alloy steel used in the popular (at the time) Reynolds 531 tubing.

    Carbon steel isn't something to brag about for bike frames unless your customers just read the "carbon" and associate it with carbon fiber.

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    Oh, I didn't realize it was welded. I didn't look closely enough.
    Edit: Machete Pro Disc Brake Futuristic Awesome Road Bike! Shimano Tourney groupset.
    Last edited by Seizedpost; 08-28-15 at 04:53 PM.
    so much Schwinn

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