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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 12-11-09, 06:40 AM   #1
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L.A.'s District carbon

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Old 12-11-09, 06:57 AM   #2
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i dont like the stubby bars. and i dont know what else. something just seems off to me. like its trying too hard to be cool or something
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Old 12-11-09, 07:38 AM   #3
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I'm confused. Trek says it's for the "World's greatest cyclist", then they mention a "Mr. Armstrong". Someone's gonna be pissed when they find out Lance has his bike.
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Old 12-11-09, 07:58 AM   #4
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Someone's gonna be pissed when they find out Lance has his bike.
Naw! Eddy won't be mad.

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its the first treck since the original "nude" oclv that has interested me
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Old 12-11-09, 09:51 AM   #6
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I'm confused. Trek says it's for the "World's greatest cyclist", then they mention a "Mr. Armstrong". Someone's gonna be pissed when they find out Lance has his bike.
Yes, but Cadel Evans is mad at most things anyways, so I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 12-11-09, 10:29 AM   #7
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Yes, but Cadel Evans is mad at most things anyways, so I wouldn't worry about it.
hey man, cadel evans doesn't deserve that ****
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Old 12-11-09, 10:44 AM   #8
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hey man, cadel evans doesn't deserve that ****
*Twitch* DON'T QUOTE ME!!
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Has anyone on this forum tried out a District yet? I saw one at a shop and was thinking of test riding.
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Old 12-11-09, 12:52 PM   #10
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the lance branding really ruins it for me.

i prefer thin-tube steel frames on fixed/single gears as it is.....but this just looks odd.
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Old 12-11-09, 12:56 PM   #11
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The bike is also $3,400. I don't understand who would buy this.
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The bike is also $3,400. I don't understand who would buy this.
is there some cache to owning an armstrong-branded bike? a few bits of yellow accent?
is there a need to own a carbon fixed gear? on race tires? SRAM Rival cranks? internal cabling?
wtf, indeed
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Old 12-11-09, 01:47 PM   #13
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That bike costs an arm and a leg, can't go fast, can't go long distances, can't handle anything offroad, can't do tricks, is not adaptable to bad weather, is a thief magnet, and can't even be comfortable. Its a worthless bike, but I suppose a light useless bike is better than a heavy useless bike because its easier to move outta the way.

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That bike costs and arm and a leg, can't go fast, can go long distances, can handle anything offroad, is not adaptable to bad weather, and can't even be comfortable. Its a worthless bike, but I suppose a light useless bike is better than a heavy useless bike because its easier to move outta the way.
It's also less likely to injure anyone, should it fall off the wall.
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Belt drive, WTF?


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Old 12-11-09, 02:04 PM   #16
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Belt drive, WTF?


What were you expecting on a full carbon bike?
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I'm confused. Trek says it's for the "World's greatest cyclist", then they mention a "Mr. Armstrong". Someone's gonna be pissed when they find out Lance has his bike.
You said it. You are confused.......
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Old 12-11-09, 03:17 PM   #19
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at least it looks better than the team radio shack madones.


That thing is gross. My roommate should get one, he works at Radio Shack.
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I think they failed to hit the mark with this one and it's target customer (super rich people) It needs ceramic disk brakes because it increases the cool wow factor. Regular brakes are for the peasants.
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Old 12-11-09, 11:11 PM   #21
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That bike costs an arm and a leg, can't go fast, can't go long distances, can't handle anything offroad, can't do tricks, is not adaptable to bad weather, is a thief magnet, and can't even be comfortable. Its a worthless bike, but I suppose a light useless bike is better than a heavy useless bike because its easier to move outta the way.
Um... I bet it can go just as fast as any other ss bike with the same ratio so not sure why you say that.
I bet it can go just as far as any other ss with the same ratio.
It is as adaptable to bad weather as any other bike, front fender attaches to down tube, rear fender attaches to seat post, I don't know what else you would need.
It's probably just as comfortable as any other bike in the world. Seat, seat position, handlebars, bar position are the keys things, this bike has them all and they can be adjusted or replaced as desired.
This bike is worth more than your intellect based on your last post.

Only thing that would seem off is the cheap a** pedals, but I suppose this bike is for the rich guy who asks the bike shop for there most expensive comfort bike to store in his garage, not to actually ride regularly.
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Ok but back to that crankset. Can I get one with a regular chain ring?
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it's a standard 130bcd crank. All you would need is to change out the belt specific ring for a regular chainring. The bb will probably be off though cause a belt won't be running 42mm chainline.
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Hey!

That's funny.

Even if he is a little ***** he has some bad luck
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Um... I bet it can go just as fast as any other ss bike with the same ratio so not sure why you say that.
I bet it can go just as far as any other ss with the same ratio.
It is as adaptable to bad weather as any other bike, front fender attaches to down tube, rear fender attaches to seat post, I don't know what else you would need.
It's probably just as comfortable as any other bike in the world. Seat, seat position, handlebars, bar position are the keys things, this bike has them all and they can be adjusted or replaced as desired.
This bike is worth more than your intellect based on your last post.

Only thing that would seem off is the cheap a** pedals, but I suppose this bike is for the rich guy who asks the bike shop for there most expensive comfort bike to store in his garage, not to actually ride regularly.
There are an aweful lot of qualifiers in your arguments. Seems to me like you are just into the black and yellow theme, Mr. Stryper.
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