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    How badly will I get pummelled if I buy a Langster Vegas or Seattle?

    Just wondering... Just how much shame will I have to endure If I get a Spesh Langster Vegas or Seattle. Mark Thurston in Toronto please do not answer. I will deal with you later...!!! Heheh.

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    everyone is already laughing at you if you're self conscious enough...

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    get a bike because its in your price range, and you feel comfortable on it...and most importantly, get it because you like the bike. Dont worry what other people think about it

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    This is ridiculous man. Don't be scared of ridicule from people. The langster is a great bike (I think its a little pricey now). While some people might think its overboard to spend the extra money on a gaudy paint job as opposed to the base model, if that's what you're into then go for it. I happen to like the seattle color a lot myself. You'll probably catch some flack from people, but don't worry about it. Find a bike you like to ride, and ride it.

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    who gives a eff? ducd, if you like it just get it. i rode a langster comp last summer and loved it. just get yo skillz up and people will be too busy looking at the back of it to laugh, nahmeen?
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    OK- Thanks peeps... Here in Toronto, everyone has that 'I'm more hotshyte than you are ' attitude. It's pathetic and the city itself seems so insecure to the point that it has even made me insecure. Generally I don't give a crap but all I ever hear is " Oh don't buy a Langster, it's for posers only..." All this from a lawyer type and Cat4/5 wannabe guys carrying Crumpler bags on the Subway. WTF. If I could find another job that paid 15 bucks an hour in London, Paris + New York , I'd go at dinner time...

    Anyway, what do you think of its " stealiblilty " ? I would have leave it locked up for an hour or so occasionally.

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    No more so than any other bike in that price range. Just get a good lock, and lock it up smart.

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    buy the seatle. they're awesome.

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    I'm more of a langster comp and sworks fan
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    i vote Seattle. i dig the umbrellas. and screw what other people think, if you dig it, and it is comphy for you, get the bike. i got a Pista, and most cats around here don't like them, but i love it. oh and crumpler bags are great! i use mine soley when i carry my laptop (other than that it is to small for everyday life). but plenty of pockets and great quality. and those guys love beer, so how could i say no to that.
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    here's the thing...no matter what bike you have or get, there's gonna be people that don't like it.
    so you might as well get what you like & enjoy it.

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    To thine own self be true. Shakespeare said that.

    You wouldn't spend nearly so much time thinking about what other people think of you if you could realize just how seldom that they actually do. I added that last part.

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    you'll look like a dork if you live in seattle or las vegas.

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    The Seattle is cool, and the Tokyo is alright. The others are dumb.

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    I live in Toronto...everybody on a bike here is pretty much a dork (including me on most days). You have to visit here to believe it. People who never even owned a bike before simply can buy a fixie and instantly become a bike authority. It's really quite ridiculous.

    My intention is simply to have one because they look fun to ride. Like when I was a kid before carbon fibre ever showed up.

    Without ragging too much on my own city, the Toronto bike culture is really messed up. The shops are pretty good though, if only slightly expensive. The people on bikes leave LOTS to desire however... small town goofballs at best. It embarrasses me to no end.

    I hope I don't turn into one of them.

    So back to the bike itself.... The Seattle is very much like a Sunday bike with top mounted brakes, the Vegas has drop down brakes... does it make any real difference when cruising thru the city?

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    i think you should be ridiculed for using the word "Spesh"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kangaroo7 View Post
    I live in Toronto...everybody on a bike here is pretty much a dork (including me on most days). You have to visit here to believe it. People who never even owned a bike before simply can buy a fixie and instantly become a bike authority. It's really quite ridiculous.

    My intention is simply to have one because they look fun to ride. Like when I was a kid before carbon fibre ever showed up.

    Without ragging too much on my own city, the Toronto bike culture is really messed up. The shops are pretty good though, if only slightly expensive. The people on bikes leave LOTS to desire however... small town goofballs at best. It embarrasses me to no end.

    I hope I don't turn into one of them.
    Hey, thanks! Oh and please go **** yourself!
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    I don't like the vegas because I think dice are stupid. But to each his own. Ride what you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabba Degrassi View Post
    Hey, thanks! Oh and please go **** yourself!

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    how about you get a tokyo and trade me for my new york. you know you want to. you do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kangaroo7 View Post
    I live in Toronto...everybody on a bike here is pretty much a dork (including me on most days). You have to visit here to believe it. People who never even owned a bike before simply can buy a fixie and instantly become a bike authority. It's really quite ridiculous.

    My intention is simply to have one because they look fun to ride. Like when I was a kid before carbon fibre ever showed up.

    Without ragging too much on my own city, the Toronto bike culture is really messed up. The shops are pretty good though, if only slightly expensive. The people on bikes leave LOTS to desire however... small town goofballs at best. It embarrasses me to no end.

    I hope I don't turn into one of them.

    So back to the bike itself.... The Seattle is very much like a Sunday bike with top mounted brakes, the Vegas has drop down brakes... does it make any real difference when cruising thru the city?
    im from toronto too and if you arent able to handle the TO screwface maybe you should get the **** out. ****ing *******.
    bike. throw. #MFDCR

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    I think the Seattle Version is super sexy, the CHicago too
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    Get a regular old Langster and make yourself a "toronto" version.

    It can have the CN tower on the headtube,
    a big EH! on the top tube, various maple leafs about
    and a rear disc that looks like a loony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kangaroo7 View Post
    OK- Thanks peeps... Here in Toronto, everyone has that 'I'm more hotshyte than you are ' attitude. It's pathetic and the city itself seems so insecure to the point that it has even made me insecure. Generally I don't give a crap but all I ever hear is " Oh don't buy a Langster, it's for posers only..." All this from a lawyer type and Cat4/5 wannabe guys carrying Crumpler bags on the Subway. WTF. If I could find another job that paid 15 bucks an hour in London, Paris + New York , I'd go at dinner time...

    Anyway, what do you think of its " stealiblilty " ? I would have leave it locked up for an hour or so occasionally.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kangaroo7 View Post
    I live in Toronto...everybody on a bike here is pretty much a dork (including me on most days). You have to visit here to believe it. People who never even owned a bike before simply can buy a fixie and instantly become a bike authority. It's really quite ridiculous.

    My intention is simply to have one because they look fun to ride. Like when I was a kid before carbon fibre ever showed up.

    Without ragging too much on my own city, the Toronto bike culture is really messed up. The shops are pretty good though, if only slightly expensive. The people on bikes leave LOTS to desire however... small town goofballs at best. It embarrasses me to no end.

    I hope I don't turn into one of them.

    So back to the bike itself.... The Seattle is very much like a Sunday bike with top mounted brakes, the Vegas has drop down brakes... does it make any real difference when cruising thru the city?
    lol, priceless dude.

    Yeah we're all pretty bad, if you go into the "Toronto fixed" thread under rides and races you constantly see us making posts about whether the city edition specialized langsters will buy us enough cred on the streets. We're that lame...

    I can't help but think it's not your choice in bikes that makes you the target of ridicule but that's just me. Just buy a buss pass if you're so worried about everyone laughing at you.
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