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    Quote Originally Posted by 99Klein View Post
    I liked the exposed cables. Lighter shifting and three coggs at a time.
    Me too. Also, you can change the cable and housing without having to rewrap the bars. I have also seen people attach cue sheets to the cables with clothespins or small bulldog clips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buffalowings View Post
    I have a Podium 2 (stock is 21.3lbs according to jenson, I upgraded wheelset, crankset, seatpost and seattube, and it weighs about 18.3-18.7lb depending on the scale. I'm the person that walks into a bike shop and starts flicking the downtubes/toptubes of display bikes and every bike I flick sounds lighter....
    That's always a worthwhile upgrade. I replaced my chainstays for lighter ones and was so disappointed with the ride quality. Should have gone for a seat tube swap.

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    lol, seatpost, and saddle*
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    Thanks for all the input- I was away for a couple of days so couldn't see some posts until now. The same sketchy guy with the Fuji also has a Pod 3... Looked like a good deal, esp with 105's, but for some reason im not too confident about diamondbacks.... There has to be a reason that a bike with 105 is so relatively inexpensive. I can't quite put my finger on it, maybe because they're not as popular as some other brands? Am I just being dumb and ignorant?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Icculus21 View Post
    Thanks for all the input- I was away for a couple of days so couldn't see some posts until now. The same sketchy guy with the Fuji also has a Pod 3... Looked like a good deal, esp with 105's, but for some reason im not too confident about diamondbacks.... There has to be a reason that a bike with 105 is so relatively inexpensive. I can't quite put my finger on it, maybe because they're not as popular as some other brands? Am I just being dumb and ignorant?
    Diamondbacks have little to no brand recognition. Their BMX heritage hurts the brand further, but the aluminum frames are made by kinesis and the carbon fiber by one of primary producers of carbon frames. The component specs are just as good as more highly regarded makes. Also, they do make a $7k bike. I like passing people riding bikes with wheels that cost more then my bike as a whole. Must feel pretty bad to be smoked by someone on a Wal-Mart bike (it isn't a walmart bike..but if it ain't a trek or specialized, or some fancy ass branding on the toptube that most people are unable to pronounce without butchering the name, it is essentially the same as a GMC Denali roadbike from wally world.
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    I have a podium 2 and have been very satisfied with it. I test rode a couple big name bikes for settling on the podium. I'm glad I got it especially considering the price difference.

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    Who is this sketchy guy? I'm in Queens and on the hunt for a good deal on a road bike. Some sketchy dude on craigslist always has bikes for sale. He has a brand new 2011 Jamis with 105 components for a good price. $700 I think. But who still has a brand new 2011 bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcracin View Post
    Who is this sketchy guy? I'm in Queens and on the hunt for a good deal on a road bike. Some sketchy dude on craigslist always has bikes for sale. He has a brand new 2011 Jamis with 105 components for a good price. $700 I think. But who still has a brand new 2011 bike?
    Sounds like the same guy, his location is listed as Brooklyn Heights. I have no idea where he gets these bikes from, but they look like fantastic deals. I've communicated with him and he seems like a perfectly nice person, but I'm just nervous about not having the support of a LBS, or even the factory warranty.

    I'll probably go with the Trek, planning to get to the shop today. Just the fact that it's discounted to begin with and mostly better components than non-discounted bikes costing the same. Plus the security of a LBS - free lifetime brake and gear adjustments, 30-day satisfaction guarantee in case I decide I don't like it, 10% store discount, etc... all stuff that doesn't come with an individual bike purchase which, IMO, more than justifies the added cost.
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    Yea definitely sounds like the same guy. I don't think the LBS support is as important, but I'm really leaning towards buying a new bike more than anything else. I test rode that used CAAD10 105 on craigslist for $1400 with the fulcrum 3 wheels. It felt a little sloppy. I'm a complete noob to road bikes but it just didn't feel as crisp as I'd like it to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Icculus21 View Post
    They're very similar component-wise, and I'm not sure if the Trek is worth the extra $180. However, the Fuji is from a sketchy builder (although brand new) while the Trek is from a LBS which would provide me with essential services that would surely make up for the added cost. I plan to ride both bikes this evening, and hopefully make a decision.
    I think peace of mind is worth the $180. Your LBS will be there for adjustments, tune-ups, warranty issues & 10% off accessories (maybe).

    I paid $900 for a 2013 1.2 so to me that price for a 1.5 is a smoken deal.

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    Went with the Trek! I went on about a 7-mile ride this morning and so far so good! The only thing is there was a clicking coming from the rear wheel... I'll have to take a look later and see if a small pebble or something got stuck in the tire. Otherwise, to the bike shop we go. There's a 30-day satisfaction period just in case I got a lemon...

    Ok to store a bike like this???
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    Yes, it is fine to hang a bike by the front wheel.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirHustlerEsq View Post
    CAAD10 becuase it is the American standard. Check-out a 105 bike before you buy Tiagra, I can't stand the floppy cables in my face.
    That's what she said...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Icculus21 View Post
    Went with the Trek! I went on about a 7-mile ride this morning and so far so good! The only thing is there was a clicking coming from the rear wheel... I'll have to take a look later and see if a small pebble or something got stuck in the tire. Otherwise, to the bike shop we go. There's a 30-day satisfaction period just in case I got a lemon...

    Ok to store a bike like this???
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    Nice. Congratulations!!! Which bike shop did you buy it from and how much was it?

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    Thanks! Here's a better photo...
    Bike Habitat - $900 ($1,240 original MSRP). I felt it was too good a deal to pass up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Icculus21 View Post
    Thanks! Here's a better photo...
    Bike Habitat - $900 ($1,240 original MSRP). I felt it was too good a deal to pass up.
    Congrats. That is a good solid bike that will serve you well. Those Bontrager stems look so meaty. I had one on one of my previous bikes (Trek 1600 SLR)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerrycan42 View Post
    Congrats. That is a good solid bike that will serve you well. Those Bontrager stems look so meaty. I had one on one of my previous bikes (Trek 1600 SLR)
    Thanks. I hope so! So far I have about 20 miles on the bike and there's a clicking noise which I think is coming from the rear hub (it's constant for every rotation, no matter how fast or what gear). Also, the bike shop said they're replacing the Tiagra rear derailleurs because of mulitple complaints (although that's not Trek's fault). They say it's likely a bad batch of derailleurs that Shimano didn't catch, so hopefully they can find what's going on in the wheel when they replace the derailleur. Otherwise, rides nicely and seems like a solid bike overall.
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