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Old 07-09-04, 08:32 AM   #1
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When do the new langsters arrive?

Just wondered if anyone knew when Specialized dealers would have Langsters again?

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what size do you want?
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Hopefully some time when hell freezes over.
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what size do you want?
I'm not sure...I'm 5'8" with a 30in inseam

would appreciate help or input
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haha, sarcasm noted

why? They seem like a good deal pricewise.
I don't want to build a bike, just buy one.
I'm open to suggestions.
I'm finally in a position to be able to buy a couple new bikes for myself.
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I'm not sure...I'm 5'8" with a 30in inseam

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I'm 6' with a 32-33 and my langster is a 56 -- a shade too small for me. I think there are a few langsters still for sale here in columbus, I dunno how far that is from you.
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I'm 6' with a 32-33 and my langster is a 56 -- a shade too small for me. I think there are a few langsters still for sale here in columbus, I dunno how far that is from you.
I'm up west of Toledo @ Angola Indiana
Basically where IN, MI, & OH meet
Do you think it's a decent bike?
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yeah it's a decent bike.for the price you could upgrade components and still not have spent too much money. probably want to switch out components right away.
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yeah it's a decent bike.for the price you could upgrade components and still not have spent too much money. probably want to switch out components right away.
its decent, i guess. i've had it since february and replaced ...
the stock freewheel that it comes with is removed, replaced with 17t dura ace cog
rear hub
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and soon enough i'm gonna need a new bottom bracket, getting some strange noises from down there.
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soon all you'll need to replace is the frame...just kidding.
i like mine. so far have replaced:
back wheel and hub due to damage to original hub
drops for bull horns for personal aesthetic reasons

want to replace:
saddle-for something more comfortable
stem-for something shorter
bars-for something more compact

everything else i can deal with til they break
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soon all you'll need to replace is the frame...just kidding.
I want to, i wish i'd gotten a steel frame instead, i prefer the steel ride. And that I had a frame that fit me a little better.

how is that medallion gold plus club membership treating you interpol?
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where's lobo when you need his expert advice?
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My Lanster's BB makes some horrible noises too.
The LBS where I bought mine said Specialized isn't making anymore Langsters
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how is that medallion gold plus club membership treating you interpol?[/QUOTE]


i don't get it.
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where's lobo when you need his expert advice?
Here I am!!

I actually broke my Langsters frame; likely because it wasn't designed strong enough to haul my fat ass around. For now I am on a Redline Monocog. I look forward to getting back on a fix in the future. I was able to salvage most of the components on the Langster. I am keeping an eye out for a good dirt cheap steel frame. The more scratches and ugly the better.

If you are not a lard ass like myself (5'11, 300lbs) I would recommend the Langster. If I had to do it all over again I would have tried to find a dirt cheap 70's/80's heavy duty steel road frame and put used crappy/heavy/but safe parts on it.
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then take down your cheat icon until you watch this....

http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail74.html

I suggest it to any homestar fan
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Have you looked at the IRO bikes? Steel frames and a damn good price for a complete. I wish I would have been able to wait a couple of extra days to get one instead of my Langster.
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I'm not sure...I'm 5'8" with a 30in inseam

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50 or 52, assuming they have the higher BB of a track bike.
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Have you looked at the IRO bikes? Steel frames and a damn good price for a complete. I wish I would have been able to wait a couple of extra days to get one instead of my Langster.
Seen it, still not cheap enough. Hoping someone will be trying to unload a baby $hit brown steamroller on ebay for a twenty.
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http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail74.html

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damn, my bad. perhaps i don't deserve my very own the cheat.
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I actually broke my Langsters frame; likely because it wasn't designed strong enough to haul my fat ass around. For now I am on a Redline Monocog. I look forward to getting back on a fix in the future. I was able to salvage most of the components on the Langster. I am keeping an eye out for a good dirt cheap steel frame. The more scratches and ugly the better.

If you are not a lard ass like myself (5'11, 300lbs) I would recommend the Langster. If I had to do it all over again I would have tried to find a dirt cheap 70's/80's heavy duty steel road frame and put used crappy/heavy/but safe parts on it.
Hi Lobo, How exactly did you break the Langster's frame? Did it happen during a ride? Also, where did the frame break?

I'm about 5'8" and 215lbs, (more like 230 when I ride with my gear) and ride over some pretty hard roads, always wondering if my Langster can handle it, so far no problems.
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Hi Lobo, How exactly did you break the Langster's frame? Did it happen during a ride? Also, where did the frame break?

I'm about 5'8" and 215lbs, (more like 230 when I ride with my gear) and ride over some pretty hard roads, always wondering if my Langster can handle it, so far no problems.
yeah, i'm 6' and 220 (235 with gear) and now you've got me worried I'm gonna snap mine. Awesome. At least mine's warrantied, i'd just make the LBS replace it with a steamroller or a soma.
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Hi Lobo, How exactly did you break the Langster's frame? Did it happen during a ride? Also, where did the frame break?

I'm about 5'8" and 215lbs, (more like 230 when I ride with my gear) and ride over some pretty hard roads, always wondering if my Langster can handle it, so far no problems.
I was riding down a street and all of a sudden I hear a weird metalic crack. About 5 minutes later I am pedaling straight to China without a front wheel. The post below the drops cracked on both angles which left me coming straight down on the concrete. I don't have a computer but I estimated around 400 miles of use before this happened. The rear brake cable snapped and I was left to drag two pieces of bike for 3 miles getting looks from everyone.

I don't blame the bicycle manufacturer at all - I should have known I would be too heavy for this bike - even when I was buying the bike the salesman tried to steer me away from it.

Next time I will make sure the frame is made out of crude but strong steel.
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Lobo, maybe you should look at the surley karate monkey. Beefy like a MTB but sized for 700c wheels. And the IRO idea was for the other guy asking about Langsters.
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Lobo, maybe you should look at the Surly karate monkey. Beefy like a MTB but sized for 700c wheels. And the IRO idea was for the other guy asking about Langsters.
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