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    yeah, you might want to rethink eliminating the...

    yeah, you might want to rethink eliminating the Jamis so quickly. that steel frame might be better for your needs. and the frame is really the most important component - all else can be changed...
  2. sounds like the components are pretty similar...

    sounds like the components are pretty similar between them so that leaves comfort and looks. the difference between an aluminum frame and steel is pretty huge. i'd go back and try them again if you...
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    great. thanks for the input. sorry for the noob...

    great. thanks for the input. sorry for the noob questions. it would be nice not to soak my legs and hose down my bike so often. i will definitely look into these. one last thing: do the disc brakes...
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    yes but: 1. they didn't offer that, and 2. the 9...

    yes but: 1. they didn't offer that, and 2. the 9 spd SLX are discontinued so they couldn't get them for me, which is why i got them myself. it actually ended up cheaper because i got them on Amazon...
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    i asked about the plastic temp ones because i...

    i asked about the plastic temp ones because i have a new bike on the way and i've been debating this with myself. i would like to not install full fenders due to weight and to avoid that rattling...
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    so what about those temporary strap-on plastic...

    so what about those temporary strap-on plastic fenders? do people not like those around here? i guess these won't help you with the front tire but the frame kinda takes care of that, no?
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    yesterday actually, but i dropped off a new set...

    yesterday actually, but i dropped off a new set of shifters (Shimano SLX) to replace the stock ones (Shimano Alivio) on my brand new '13 Jamis Coda Elite scheduled to finally arrive at my LBS...
  8. i just went through this myself with a new bike....

    i just went through this myself with a new bike. i'm not sure there is enough difference between Acera and Alivio to make it worthwhile, but that's up to you. and i don't know how much the Alivio's...
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    all that and a lot less like to shriek,...

    all that and a lot less like to shriek, especially when wet. nice post.

    i have one bike, so it needs to do a lot of stuff, sometimes in snow. the only racing i do is with buses & cabs (and maybe...
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    so turns out the 9 speed SLX components are...

    so turns out the 9 speed SLX components are discontinued. it's all 10 speed for SLX and higher now (and they're calling them all Dyna-Sys i guess). thought i was just gonna have to go standard...
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    ok so i decided to be somewhat reasonable and...

    ok so i decided to be somewhat reasonable and resist the unnecessary bling. just one upgrade: the shop's gonna build my 2013 Elite with SLX shifters in lieu of the Alivio (keeping the Deore derails)....
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    yeah i really don't need the extra gear you...

    yeah i really don't need the extra gear you mentioned, and you're right i am indeed being very picky and looking for weak points because i have a little extra money to spend. i wouldn't have even...
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    wow, just did some reading up on the Radonn's and...

    wow, just did some reading up on the Radonn's and i'm really impressed. i had no idea the stock tires would be so good. debatable whether a set of Kevlars would be any better, considering both...
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    really?! i have been annoyed repeatedly in the...

    really?! i have been annoyed repeatedly in the past hoping to get away with stock tires only to get a flat within a week or two and upgrading anyway. so i vowed to just always go Kevlar as a first...
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    now that one is actually well out of my budget...

    now that one is actually well out of my budget range. but very cool indeed. i bet it would be stolen before i got it home. ;)
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    ok then. with this possibility: . . . plus...

    ok then. with this possibility:


    . . . plus this opinion:



    . . . i think the most i'll do is ask the shop to put on Kevlar tires (i've eventually been forced to put them on 3 of my previous...
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    right, it was an order from a LBS (Bicycle Space...

    right, it was an order from a LBS (Bicycle Space on 7th, for the DC folks). and not for a different color but rather size (the right size was in the wrong model). anyway, thanks for looking out for...
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    ok, cool. i'll think about it while i wait for...

    ok, cool. i'll think about it while i wait for mine to be shipped.



    yeah that's the kicker - i was willing to spend $1500 or so to get more premium components but all the hybrids at this level...
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    ok so i finally got out to a LBS to ride some....

    ok so i finally got out to a LBS to ride some. didn't have much time so the ONLY bikes i rode were Jamis Coda series. bottom line: i loved the Coda Elite and have a 21" on order. should be a couple...
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    haven't heard of that maker, thanks. i don't have...

    haven't heard of that maker, thanks. i don't have time right this second but i'll check them out later tonight.


    edit: ok i got a chance to look at these and they are very nice indeed. but i've...
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    btw, is it pronounced "Jam-iss" or "Jame-iss"? or...

    btw, is it pronounced "Jam-iss" or "Jame-iss"? or neither?
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    yeah calling a couple shops makes me think they...

    yeah calling a couple shops makes me think they might be hard to come by. plus i read some reports of shifting trouble and chains slipping off. anyway the Coda Elite is looking better and better, and...
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    i know i said i wasn't gonna ask for any more...

    i know i said i wasn't gonna ask for any more opinions until i ride some this week but i finally found another one: Orbea Carpe H10. it checks all the boxes, with CF fork and also appears to have a...
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    this is really gonna out me as serious noob (ship...

    this is really gonna out me as serious noob (ship probably already sailed) but just so i'm clear: when you all say "steel" does that always mean CroMoly? (and the "alloy" is always aluminum, right?)
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    ^ that did occur to me after reading about bike...

    ^ that did occur to me after reading about bike after bike that had one component that i wished were different. but i think a lot wil be revealed once i'm able to get out and ride some. i'm sure all...
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