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    '08 langster, text preview

    a teaser catalog came in to the shop today, showcasing a few of the '08 specialized bikes

    included in their lineup is a 6-model deep line of langsters - including (off the top of my head) the:

    -seattle (green, trick looking alum fenders, bent bars)
    -new york (taxi scheme, flat bars?)
    -chicago (labeled "Gangster" on the top tube, black)
    -london (brit paint scheme, track bars, keirin grips)

    also i believe the standard langster is offered.

    also this year is a SS version of the tricross! track ends - sweet! wish i had more time to check out the catalog today for more specs, but just wanted to give a quick rundown of what i saw.

    boo ra ka shah

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    wish i could see pix! Does this mean the '08 langsters will be $700?

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    there's also a boston and a san francisco

    boston has track drops and keirin grips (needs a beer holder or something)

    SF has risers

    The only one that actually strikes me as having anything to do with the city it's named after is the seattle, which also comes with a handlebar coffee holder. the rest of them just have a color scheme that may or may not have anything to do with their namesake city. SF needs to come with an aerospoke, and boston doesn't have a drop of green anywhere on it. needs some irish or red sox coloring. and some beer.

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    do not inflame regional tension!
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    Can't wait to see them...might have to pick up a new bike next year.

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    SS Tricross? Me. Want. Now.
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    I saw the 08 catalog at my LBS yesterday...and the Langsters look nice. The Seattle variant received a chuckle from me: lush green paint color, coffee cup holder, fenders & rear rack, and even a small coffee cup emblem on the seat tube.

    Also in the lineup was a classic color scheme that looks very similar to the 07 Bianchi Fremont.

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    the chicago also has the word gangster on it.

    and the london says god save the queen
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    Can anyone scan the pages?

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    whaaat? where's our philly langster. We're at least 5% cooler than seattle.

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    the philly model was stolen while they were preparing to take the pictures

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    Quote Originally Posted by soyboy
    the philly model was stolen while they were preparing to take the pictures
    oh come on, its not THAT bad...
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    What the hell would the Philly Langster say: "Yo, Adrien!" on the TT?
    Would it have a cheesesteak holder?
    And a headbadge depicting a political machine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RDRomano
    What the hell would the Philly Langster say: "Yo, Adrien!" on the TT?
    Would it have a cheesesteak holder?
    And a headbadge depicting a political machine?
    Yes it probably would have a cheesesteak holder considering the NY has a taxi theme. I found them all pretty disturbing personally.
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    I'm writing a letter to specialized requesting a Dallas bike with stirrups for pedals and at least one revolver holster. Maybe have an elephant trampling a gay pride parade on the tt, so long as we're rolling with stereotypes.

    Imagine actually owning and riding any of these in the respective cities. Street cred would reset to zero (except the TX one)

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    Quote Originally Posted by soyboy
    the philly model was stolen while they were preparing to take the pictures
    hahah

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDRomano
    What the hell would the Philly Langster say: "Yo, Adrien!" on the TT?
    Would it have a cheesesteak holder?
    And a headbadge depicting a political machine?
    nah a use all cheesesteak/pretzel/****** holder would pretty much sum it all up.

    for added philly-ness it could say E-A-G-L-E-S on the TT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix
    Yes it probably would have a cheesesteak holder considering the NY has a taxi theme. I found them all pretty disturbing personally.
    The Philly one would be similar to the NYC one, except it would be a stock Langster underneath an actual taxicab.
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    So you can always be reminded of how close but how far you remain from championships?
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    The Houston version would come tig-welded to a roof rack.

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    San Francisco should definitely come with shorter gearing and the ability to fold so we can take it on the train!

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    ****, the only bike there should be is a minneapolis bike with a grainbelt color scheme.

    Edit: there should be an Anchorage Bike with Moosehorn Bars and fur

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    Milwaukee version with a beer holder and a bottle opener integrated somewhere into the frame. And it should be cheese-colored.

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    the SF one comes but gets stolen and traded for meth. the new york one comes already having been hit by a taxi.

    there was talk on the nyc board about how the boston one should have a crappy faux-tribal or barbed wire tattoo, and a hat with a pre-scuffed brim. brah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mide
    nah a use all cheesesteak/pretzel/****** holder would pretty much sum it all up.

    for added philly-ness it could say E-A-G-L-E-S on the TT.
    haha, I remember at the mummers parade just walking around and starting eagles chants. haha. people are so easy sometimes.

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