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    this bike is an aqueduct Matthew A Brown's Avatar
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    In praise of the Moots seatpost.

    matthewandre: i just realized what i like about my seatpost
    matthewandre: aesthetically
    adamkell: ?
    matthewandre: the clamp is a circle
    matthewandre: and its about the same size as the the dustcap/BB area
    matthewandre: two similar elements at either end of the seatpost/ seat tube
    adamkell: ah, good eye
    adamkell: that's nice symmetry
    matthewandre: i agree
    matthewandre: never thought of it that way
    matthewandre: and design-wise, its pretty hard to go wrong with a circle
    matthewandre: visually, structurally, etc
    matthewandre: circles are strong
    adamkell: are you really bored at work?
    matthewandre: oh absolutely
    matthewandre: i've already im'd the mr rogers vid to a buncha people
    matthewandre: not sure what else to do
    matthewandre: i might make a thread
    matthewandre: i'm thinkin about it
    matthewandre: the threshold, it is low
    adamkell: quite
    matthewandre: see: quicksilver
    adamkell: but there are a lot of other bored people out there
    matthewandre: agreed
    matthewandre: sigh





    It's kindof a ***** to switch saddles, but I've never had anything close to a problem with it. And this is also the guy I used on the tour a couple years back. Quality.
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    Moots anything is the ****in best...
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    Quote Originally Posted by juvi-kyle
    Moots anything is the ****in best...
    Unless Moots made a track bike, in which case if would be the ****ing worst.
    Culture? Art? Making a difference? Hey, go **** yourself. We're too busy drinking, doing drugs, trying to **** random people and you want us to make money on top of all that? Really?

    Well, ****. I don't give a ****.

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    if they made a track bike i would be the first one to buy it
    id have to take out a loan or something though
    yeah so i suck and spelling and typing you dont have to remind me

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrRed
    Unless Moots made a track bike, in which case if would be the ****ing worst.
    track bikes are the worst period...SS MTB are the ****ing jam...
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    not so much. zerobug's Avatar
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    For twice the cost of a Thomson it better do something.

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    this bike is an aqueduct Matthew A Brown's Avatar
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    I imagine quite a bit of the cost is that the f'n thing is titanium. And I'm not going to argue that the Thomson isn't a better value-- my MTB and my tourer both have Thomsons.


    But that's part of why I will inevitably drop good cash on bike treats... three years later I glance at this guy and I'm still learning and noticing things. So maybe that might be zerobug's "something".
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    Moots' welds make me weak in the knees.
    Moyer Cycles: done and done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dutret
    trackosaurusrex.com is just about the best thing ever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew A Brown
    So maybe that might be zerobug's "something".
    I didn't mean to criticize, I'm definitely in the "spend too much on pretty bike things" category... just had a minute of sticker shock when I was looking at their site. I rode with a guy on a century that was on a Vamoots and it was some serious hotness. It had the whole stem/post/bottle holder treatment and had a serious industrial beauty thing going on.

    Check their cross frame... there's some crazy **** going on with the seat stays.
    Last edited by zerobug; 05-24-06 at 06:57 PM.

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    this bike is an aqueduct Matthew A Brown's Avatar
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    Christ, I honestly had no idea **** was that expensive.


    Feel kinda like a jerk now, sheesh...




    That cross frame is unreal.
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    they make nice beater bikes...

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    this bike is an aqueduct Matthew A Brown's Avatar
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    Seriously, that thing is coming off of the bike soon as I get an proper replacement.


    --And going on the soon to be SS-MTB, to what I'm gathering will be to juvi-kyle's approval.
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    Moots singlespeed 29er ... the thought of that actually made me tingle a little bit. And MY GOD that's the nicest selection of bikes I've seen on a site in months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew A Brown
    Seriously, that thing is coming off of the bike soon as I get an proper replacement.


    --And going on the soon to be SS-MTB, to what I'm gathering will be to juvi-kyle's approval.
    SS MTBs are the ****ing jam...and my Uno is goin to be the SHAJAM!
    Quote Originally Posted by dutret
    trackosaurusrex.com is just about the best thing ever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by juvi-kyle
    what about a Seven SS Sola Ti?



    a steal at $7K (only 4K for steel)

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    not a big Seven fan...but **** maybe I will go with a Matt Chester.
    Quote Originally Posted by dutret
    trackosaurusrex.com is just about the best thing ever!

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    Their factory dog is very friendly, too...
    Falling down is not exercising.

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    Sevens are hot but they are notorious for shoving their geometry and bike positioning ideals down your throat... there are more than a few tales of new owners who didn't get what they were expecting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juvi-kyle
    SS MTBs are the ****ing jam...
    word.
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    Quote Originally Posted by juvi-kyle
    not a big Seven fan...but **** maybe I will go with a Matt Chester.
    Chesty gone night night.
    (no more bikeys, dog)
    I didn't come here, and I ain't leaving.

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    Juvi's new Uno is not the shajam, that Mister Rogers video is the shajam. No disrespect.

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    I have the same post (non setback as well), it's great--but yeah, it's a pain to change saddles, which I don't do often anyway

    moots suggested I use acetone to take the decals off, it took the finish off as well but it looks better anyway

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    Everyone collects something. I had a roommate in college that collected venereal diseases. Stephen Hawking collects dust. And I collect Bikes
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    Quote Originally Posted by anarchocyclist
    Juvi's new Uno is not the shajam, that Mister Rogers video is the shajam. No disrespect.
    def not my uno...I would never apply the SF treatment to one of my bikes. It is a friends and I think it is the shajam...so piss off. No disrespect.

    edit: wait you are talking about my new SS MTB, not the UNO I posted for a friend. But I still feel the same. No disrespect
    Quote Originally Posted by dutret
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