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Tsuru 10-15-09 01:01 PM

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Originally Posted by riff (Post 9863849)
Winter/rain bike?! Now I want to see what the "fair weather" bike is... :)

no kidding... and his beater bike, probably a freaking fancy trek or something!

Sinn 10-15-09 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by riff (Post 9863849)
Winter/rain bike?! Now I want to see what the "fair weather" bike is... :)

Click the link for Serrota in his sig.

garysol1 10-15-09 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Tsuru (Post 9863890)
no kidding... and his beater bike, probably a freaking fancy trek or something!


To be fair I work at a Specialized, Serotta, Bmc, Ridley etc......shop and I just wait for the end of the year closeouts. I really do not have very much into that Roubaix at all but yea, it is way to nice to be a rain bike..........

riff 10-15-09 02:31 PM

That Serotta merits some bigger/better pics! Please?!

garysol1 10-15-09 02:46 PM

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Originally Posted by riff (Post 9864507)
That Serotta merits some bigger/better pics! Please?!

Thanks :) Here are a few pics of the bike with a few different color schemes ....

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...rotta/hsg5.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...rotta/HSG8.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...a/DSC00719.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...Picture031.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...g7-4-09002.jpg

Sinn 10-15-09 03:03 PM

I'm gald to see that you're still rocking the 7800. It looks good with that frame.

After riding 7900 for a little while, I came to the conclusion that if I couldn't get it for a killer deal on a new bike, I would just buy a frameset and put my trusty old 7800 on there.

garysol1 10-15-09 03:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Sinn (Post 9864706)
I'm gald to see that you're still rocking the 7800. It looks good with that frame.

After riding 7900 for a little while, I came to the conclusion that if I couldn't get it for a killer deal on a new bike, I would just buy a frameset and put my trusty old 7800 on there.

I am going to hold out for the 8000 series (guessing at the number) I am not real impressed by the 7900 either and to be honest I have yet to ride any group that I prefer over 7800 and that includes Record and Red.

riff 10-15-09 03:27 PM

Beautiful Serotta! Thanks for sharing the pics! I am taken with the black tape/white hood combo!

CrimsonKarter21 10-15-09 06:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Fobdot (Post 9860921)
My new road bike came in today from overseas!!
http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/r...e/DSC04214.jpg

Question though: The shifting is a bit unsmooth. Are bikes supposed to be tuned out of the box?

Care to give details on how you came upon a NIB bike from Giant? I'd really like to report them to Giant.

tagaproject6 10-15-09 06:08 PM

^^^Not legit???:twitchy:

droobieinop 10-15-09 06:20 PM

that is the cleve in the background isn't it? sure miss riding up there.

what shop do you work at? nevermind, i don't know any shops in lorain.

CrimsonKarter21 10-15-09 06:21 PM

It's a real Giant, but dealers are not allowed to sell bikes anywhere but their shop. People who would rather save $100 buying the same bike online as they can in their local shop are usually not...experienced... enough to correctly assemble a bike.

garysol1 10-15-09 06:27 PM

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Originally Posted by droobieinop (Post 9865875)
that is the cleve in the background isn't it? sure miss riding up there.

what shop do you work at? nevermind, i don't know any shops in lorain.

Yep....Thats Cleveland in the background. I am at Spin Bike Shop in Lakewood.......

thegunner 10-15-09 06:59 PM

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Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21 (Post 9865791)
Care to give details on how you came upon a NIB bike from Giant? I'd really like to report them to Giant.

they sell em straight from the box overseas, my friend's tcr alliance tm was self assembled as well*

jcardz 10-15-09 08:55 PM

Just finished a few weeks ago. I'll post a better daylight picture soon. Black carbon SLR on the way.
As for components its a little mix-mash...

http://www.jcardarelli.com/bike/DSC070601.JPG

estabro 10-16-09 06:13 AM

That Serotta is not bad.

CrimsonKarter21 10-16-09 07:20 AM

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Originally Posted by thegunner (Post 9866126)
they sell em straight from the box overseas, my friend's tcr alliance tm was self assembled as well*

I know they do it, but dealer's have been stripped by Giant for doing that.

PedallingATX 10-17-09 01:34 PM

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Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21 (Post 9865883)
It's a real Giant, but dealers are not allowed to sell bikes anywhere but their shop. People who would rather save $100 buying the same bike online as they can in their local shop are usually not...experienced... enough to correctly assemble a bike.

Really? I would much rather save $100 by ordering overseas and assembling it myself...and I know for a fact that I could handle the assembly. It's not a matter of experience, it's a matter of how much money you are willing to spend. For me, the "support" and "help" of a LBS isn't worth the extra money, so if I came across a NIB Giant, Trek, Jamis, w/e, I would probably jump on it.

G6612 10-17-09 02:16 PM

2003 cannondale r1000
2010 cannondale super six 3

WantsAPuppy 10-17-09 08:42 PM

My first bike =D
 
http://s35.photobucket.com/albums/d1..."0" alt="love"

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d1...e/DSC05570.jpg

Thats my mommy and me after we bought my first bike a couple of weeks ago. :love: :love: :love:

CrimsonKarter21 10-17-09 09:05 PM

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Originally Posted by PedallingATX (Post 9874911)
Really? I would much rather save $100 by ordering overseas and assembling it myself...and I know for a fact that I could handle the assembly. It's not a matter of experience, it's a matter of how much money you are willing to spend. For me, the "support" and "help" of a LBS isn't worth the extra money, so if I came across a NIB Giant, Trek, Jamis, w/e, I would probably jump on it.

And go crawling into the bike shop when you don't have BB tool or whatever.

bezlar 10-18-09 08:33 AM

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Cranks due in Monday. Can't wait to ride. My last name is Dolan so this was a no brainer for second bike.:D

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CrimsonKarter21 10-18-09 09:09 AM

My sweet new, all-natural, bashguard, plus 25 pounds of mud.
http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/6796/guerciotti010.jpg

rob! 10-18-09 11:45 AM

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Originally Posted by PedallingATX (Post 9874911)
Really? I would much rather save $100 by ordering overseas and assembling it myself...and I know for a fact that I could handle the assembly. It's not a matter of experience, it's a matter of how much money you are willing to spend. For me, the "support" and "help" of a LBS isn't worth the extra money, so if I came across a NIB Giant, Trek, Jamis, w/e, I would probably jump on it.

Just the simple fact that you'd assemble the bike yourself means you'd probably never need the support or help of a LBS anyways.

I'd buy almost everything online if it were not for the fact that one of my best friends is part of a family bike shop business in town that has hooked me up with quite a few good deals and gives me a regular discount off sticker price.

Fleabiscuit 10-18-09 05:08 PM

Awesome looking Trek. I love the color schemes of the new Treks. Very classy and fast looking at the same time.

Cheers,

J


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