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    i smell bacon yummygooey's Avatar
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    The "Should I..." Thread

    I'm indecisive. Are you?

    Should I ditch the FTP build and buy a GTB complete for $750?
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    Yes.

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    I would jump for a GTB anyday over a FTP.... especially considering the soon to be ruined image and reputation of them from the horrendous builds yet to come from the nashbar sale.
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    Does anyone know the top tube length of a 54cm GTB?

    Edit: Guy on PedalRoom says a 54cm GTB has a 56cm TT. Le bummers. Back to the FTP.
    Last edited by yummygooey; 06-30-11 at 01:27 PM.
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    Should I...

    Buy a new Affinity Lo Pro and move all of my existing stock/mediocre parts to it?
    Buy another frame of equal quality to mine and save a little money on other upgrades.

    Actually, just writing this helped. I don't need answers, but input helps

    Also, I would definitely pick the GTB over the FTP.

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    What do you ride now?

    I know! I'm just going to build the FTP, ride it, and sell it if I ever come across another good deal on a GTB or a Pulse. I don't want to push the limits with the TT length on the 54cm GTB.
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    Just use a 2cm shorter stem? It won't effect steering a noticeable amount like the worrywarts might say

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    I like this thread and I think it is a really good idea.

    Should I...

    Build up a new 2011 721 (when they come out) or buy a somewhat comparable complete bike from BD and upgrade the minor components? (crankset, bars, pedals, saddle, etc.) Note: I already have a Trek Earl worth ~$350 and a very nice Cannondale road bike, and I am by no means rich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
    What do you ride now?

    I know! I'm just going to build the FTP, ride it, and sell it if I ever come across another good deal on a GTB or a Pulse. I don't want to push the limits with the TT length on the 54cm GTB.
    Currently a Motobecane Track. The problem is that it's too small for me (49 cm) and I want something twitchier; steeper angles, shorter wheelbase, etc.

    I find those GTBs difficult to come across. Is the TT that much longer on the GTB?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stryper View Post
    Just use a 2cm shorter stem? It won't effect steering a noticeable amount like the worrywarts might say
    I use a 70-80mm stem on a 54cm bike. That's already pretty short.

    For my FTP I erred on the side of caution and got a 52, for which I can use a 100mm or so stem and probably feel ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by homebrewk View Post
    I like this thread and I think it is a really good idea.

    Should I...

    Build up a new 2011 721 (when they come out) or buy a somewhat comparable complete bike from BD and upgrade the minor components? (crankset, bars, pedals, saddle, etc.) Note: I already have a Trek Earl worth ~$350 and a very nice Cannondale road bike, and I am by no means rich.
    Motobecane Team Track!
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    Quote Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
    Motobecane Team Track!
    If they're ever in stock :\

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    Should I buy a CAAD 10 or build up a Bob Jackson Vigorelli?

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    I'd go for a CAAD 10 if I had the fund.

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    I always pick sw8 fixxays over road bikes for some reason, but I'd say CAAD 10 on this one.
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    Caad 10 with which group?
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    Either Rival or 105, I don't know yet. And neither of those will be happening to soon, but ya know, it's fun to think of what comes next. I might wait for the CAAD11...

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    should I buy another frame that I don't really need or not? and if I should, should I get an all city big block or try for a used bareknuckle?
    gtb's look cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherblock View Post
    Either Rival or 105, I don't know yet. And neither of those will be happening to soon, but ya know, it's fun to think of what comes next. I might wait for the CAAD11...
    This is a pretty good deal for RED and if steel isn't your thang, sell the frame and get a SuperSix or a SystemSix; both very good frames.

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    Get the SRAM!
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    wow, when was that thing added to the site?
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    It's been there a while, but I don't want to be afraid of tinkering with it. When something breaks on RED it'll be expensive. 105 is probably more n00b friendly ;D

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    Not sure...but I realized this was added not too long ago, which is a hell of deal for Di2.

    This is the what I want though...Apex.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherblock View Post
    It's been there a while, but I don't want to be afraid of tinkering with it. When something breaks on RED it'll be expensive. 105 is probably more n00b friendly ;D
    Tiagra 10 speed should be coming out soon, even more affordable.

    http://road.cc/content/news/31511-sh...omponents-2012
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    I'm going to stick with the CAAD, I want prebuilt.

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    Should I...



    ...use 23c tires on Sun CR-18? I kind of want to say yes, but I am not sure...

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