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    Quote Originally Posted by Motolegs View Post
    You have created a monster!


    Getting closer to taking the plunge on the Mirage?
    Yeah, just waiting on some extra money to come through. Like I said college budget sucks haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by v70cat View Post
    Save your money and purchase a Cad 10 105.
    I'd love a cannondale. But not right now. Going for an affordable, durable first roadie.

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    The Mirage is a good one. It's easy on the eyes, relatively fast, steel framed, and smooth pedaling. You'll like it a bunch.
    What, me drive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motolegs View Post
    Already bought the Motobecane. Darn nifty ride too.
    OP is a poor college student, likely laughing at the turns this thread has taken, over his savory steaming bowl of spicy ramen noodles. He can't afford a Cannondale.
    Possibly the best post of this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by v70cat View Post
    Sora is not the best or even second best
    Oh I have some upper level stuff, too. It's good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe932 View Post
    Possibly the best post of this thread.
    Joe, this thread has drifted quite a bit from the original OP. Personally, I like the idea of road bikes for commuting. Heck, I like 'em for everything. DT shifters, Shimano 2300.. doesn't matter IMO. To me a road bike has built in slickness. It enables me to fly down the road.

    None of these systems are overly complicated. Whatever works.
    What, me drive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motolegs View Post
    Joe, this thread has drifted quite a bit from the original OP. Personally, I like the idea of road bikes for commuting. Heck, I like 'em for everything. DT shifters, Shimano 2300.. doesn't matter IMO. To me a road bike has built in slickness. It enables me to fly down the road.

    None of these systems are overly complicated. Whatever works.
    How can we possibly get another 20 pages of arguing with reasonable people like you getting in the way ?!?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by v70cat View Post
    Save your money and purchase a Cad 10 105.
    Aluminum is passe and 10 speed drivetrains are old fashioned.

    SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD Dura Ace Di2 or nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post

    SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD Dura Ace Di2 or nothing.
    Say what?

    484!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    Personally, I would do the DT shifters:

    1) You save $50
    2) You have DT bosses if you ever want them. You can put on cable stops if needed in the future, but you can never go the other way.
    3) You can swap out brake levers for comfort far more easily. TRP RRL brake levers are as comfortable as my Campy levers, if you want to spend that $50 on something down the road. If you go 2300, you will have 2300 ergonomics for ever.
    4) You can shift DT shifters brilliantly with practice in friction mode, especially 8 speed. With practice, 2300 shifters will remain 2300 shifters.

    I agree with RollCNY. I'm not a competitive rider and like the simplicity of DT shifters. Nothing bad or expensive has ever happened to a DT shifter on any bike I've owned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
    Aluminum is passe and 10 speed drivetrains are old fashioned.

    SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD Dura Ace Di2 or nothing.
    He does not have much money and the fact is the Cad is a lot of bike for the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
    How can we possibly get another 20 pages of arguing with reasonable people like you getting in the way ?!?!
    Carbon sux! Campanaglo is junk! Downtubes or death!
    What, me drive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motolegs View Post
    Carbon sux! Campanaglo is junk! Downtubes or death!
    Much better
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric S. View Post
    I agree with RollCNY. I'm not a competitive rider and like the simplicity of DT shifters. Nothing bad or expensive has ever happened to a DT shifter on any bike I've owned.
    Quote Originally Posted by Motolegs View Post
    Carbon sux! Campanaglo is junk! Downtubes or death!
    The only DT lever I ever broke was Campagnolo.

    Had to put the cable in my teeth and shift by nodding my head all the way home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
    The only DT lever I ever broke was Campagnolo.

    Had to put the cable in my teeth and shift by nodding my head all the way home.
    You owe me a new keyboard. How can I clean sticky spewed beer off of this one after reading your post?
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    All you guys are *******....



    ..because real men shift with suicide shifters.
    Quote Originally Posted by Terrierman View Post
    No wonder everybody hates you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post


    ..because real men shift with suicide shifters.
    OMG. Look at that! A humongous solid metal dork disk!

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    Quote Originally Posted by achoo View Post
    OMG. Look at that! A humongous solid metal dork disk!
    We have come a long way but I am sure someone embracing old will say that it is simple and better. It is also says campy so it has to be better.
    Last edited by v70cat; 03-30-14 at 10:12 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post


    ..because real men shift with suicide shifters.
    I wouldn't mind using that tire. Don't make 'em like that anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
    I wouldn't mind using that tire. Don't make 'em like that anymore.
    What is special about the tire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by v70cat View Post
    What is special about the tire?
    Seta = silk.

    SILK BABY!!!!
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    Why does the tire looked bulged and the tire rim interface look irregular?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebel1916 View Post
    Why does the tire looked bulged and the tire rim interface look irregular?
    It's a tubular that is not pumped up, so it's flopped around a bit. Setas were great race tires.
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    It's a beaut either way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
    Seta = silk.

    SILK BABY!!!!
    So silk is better than Kelvar.

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