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Old 01-12-07, 02:17 PM   #1
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sold out, or maybe bought in?

so, i ended up selling my track bike and buying a carbon road bike. my riding style and goals have changed over time, and this is the best choice for me right now. i'm still going to put together a beater/training conversion whenever i get a chance, though. you may now banish me to the road forum immediately.

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enjoy your spandex and butter.
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What kind of bike did you have?
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This forum is so consistently off topic that I don't think it's really going to be an issue.
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i'm thinking of selling my carbon road bike & buying a new track bike... hmm...
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I just bought a carbon bike too Jesse. I struggled with the idea (I like old stuff), but I was over the tetnus shots.

Seriously though, it's the 21st century. Shoot me if I like sub-14 pound fast bikes!
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chamois cream is the ****.
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chamois cream is the ****.
ooooh is this like mad libs? replace the **** with an other word? how about ding-dong.

Chamois cream is the ding-dong.
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ooooh is this like mad libs? replace the **** with an other word? how about ding-dong.

Chamois cream is the ding-dong.
aliens maybe?
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worst?
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Hey road bikes are cool.......
But, after spending a few days in the Roadie forum, you'll be back.
You wont be gone that long.
I just built a single speed. You know what ? I like it too....I guess Ill banish myself
to the SS & ........Oh..Im already here
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Okay...I admit it. My carbon bike is a track bike. But I'm gonna ride it to the velodrome.On the streets!!! The horror!!!
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What kind of bike did you have?
a gt gtb with sugino 75s, nitto bars and stem, mavic/miche wheels, etc.

don't hate the (lycra and chamois butter using) player, hate the game.
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i can't believe you guys cant appreciate a freshly lubed gooch. your loss.

on the topic of road bikes, they are also the ding-dong. hope you enjoy yours.
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i'm thinking of selling my carbon road bike & buying a new track bike... hmm...
I am trying to sell my carbon roadie to buy a fixie. I have news for you...you will take a bath on a used CF bike/frame. The only offer I have so far was just silly...I wont sell it if I can't get what I want...it can sit in a box until my son is old enough...and that's going to be a few years.
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yeah, used carbon is suspect. maybe not for any good reason, but it is.
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a gt gtb with sugino 75s, nitto bars and stem, mavic/miche wheels, etc.

don't hate the (lycra and chamois butter using) player, hate the game.
****!

I would of bought it .
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I just bought a carbon bike too Jesse. I struggled with the idea (I like old stuff), but I was over the tetnus shots.

Seriously though, it's the 21st century. Shoot me if I like sub-14 pound fast bikes!
Is it custom carbon?
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Old 01-12-07, 04:29 PM   #20
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Why not have both?
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Is it custom carbon?
I don't think any true "full custom" carbon bike/frame exists for the average buyer. I've heard the cost to make a new mold for a single frame is prohibitively expensive to make a single frame unless you are are a sponsored rider like lance, etc...

www.aegisbicycles.com in Maine is pretty close to full custom carbon.
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Does the Columbus mecano CF kit count as full custom? Its about as custom as a steel bike...
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I don't think any true "full custom" carbon bike/frame exists for the average buyer. I've heard the cost to make a new mold for a single frame is prohibitively expensive to make a single frame unless you are are a sponsored rider like lance, etc...

www.aegisbicycles.com in Maine is pretty close to full custom carbon.

so is Parlee and Calfee. not exactly frames for the average buyer.

i don't see the point in selling a bike to get another. why not just hoard?
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Does the Columbus mecano CF kit count as full custom? Its about as custom as a steel bike...
Pretty close. It does come in S, M, L sizes.

Is the whole mess just epoxied together? Sketch city.
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yeah as far as I can tell... Maybe there are a few pins in there.
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