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Old 09-23-13, 10:43 AM   #2051
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I pulled the side ears under and laced the two sides together just like Brooks does on the swallow, so I think it will be ok..
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Old 09-23-13, 10:47 AM   #2052
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I pulled the side ears under and laced the two sides together just like Brooks does on the swallow, so I think it will be ok..
i was just curious, im not saying it will or it wont. ive just heard that some of their saddles can crap out real quick if you dont treat them just right.
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Old 09-23-13, 11:11 AM   #2053
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I would assume if you dont maintain it then it will crap out just like any other leather product
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Old 09-23-13, 11:18 AM   #2054
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And now for something completely different.

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Old 09-23-13, 11:38 AM   #2055
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Moar pics please
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Old 09-23-13, 09:16 PM   #2056
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that Al sticker would be kewl on either of my cannondales:



I see you got rid of the Blue. That CAAD9 is sweet!
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Old 09-23-13, 09:32 PM   #2057
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thx.

still have the blue, which is a great ride for someone who wants a bike for climbing and longer rides or races



If I was more of a hilly road racer or climber the Blue would be a better ride, but that's not me.
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Old 09-23-13, 09:48 PM   #2058
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Nice Langster. Was thinking of getting one of the new ones. Does it ride any different then the old one?
I've never owned any of the old Langsters, so I couldn't tell you from experience how the ride is different. I do know that the previous Langsters, with the exception of the Langster Pro and Langster Comp, didn't have track geometry. The new ones do, so this would definitely have an affect on how it rides. SlamThatStemBro made a comment a few pages back that you may find helpful.

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I couldn't agree more. I went from a 2010 to the 2012 and while it weighs a bit more in the frame the stiffness and handling have increased a LOT. I love the idea that I'm riding a Single Speed Aluminum Tarmac!

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Old 09-24-13, 09:25 AM   #2059
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My new ride. Just got it yesterday !!!
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Old 09-29-13, 01:39 PM   #2060
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And now for something completely different.

Finally got the pictures from the photog:





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Old 09-29-13, 02:01 PM   #2061
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I can't see the bike because there's some obnoxious thing in front of it.
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Old 09-29-13, 02:26 PM   #2062
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I'd pay to see her ride it in those boots.
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Old 09-29-13, 04:41 PM   #2063
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It was pretty funny to see her try.
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Old 09-30-13, 05:31 PM   #2064
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Just got it

But I already scratched it and I'm ****ing pissed about it
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Old 09-30-13, 05:34 PM   #2065
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But I already scratched it and I'm ****ing pissed about it
****, people might think you ride it.
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Old 09-30-13, 05:39 PM   #2066
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Just got it

But I already scratched it and I'm ****ing pissed about it
Needs a bottle cage for your wipes.
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Old 09-30-13, 05:59 PM   #2067
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Just got it

But I already scratched it and I'm ****ing pissed about it
Oh whatever, the first scratch means you can stop worrying about keeping it pristine and start riding it for real. Own your scratches, you've earned them.
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Just got it

But I already scratched it and I'm ****ing pissed about it
I remember my first scratch too...
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Old 09-30-13, 07:11 PM   #2069
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I bought my kilo damaged from bikeisland.com so that I wouldn't have to worry about the first scratch
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Lol. I knew it was going to happen eventually sitting in a bike rack on a college campus. Oh well. A sharpie will make it look good enough. Also sort of related, I ordered bulhorn bars, black/grey splash bar tape, chrome casual clipless shoes, and nashbar platform/clipless pedals. Now I just need to steal someones tools.
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Don't steal tools, they're expensive. Maybe your school has bike coop nearby.

Also, take pride in scratches.
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Old 09-30-13, 09:05 PM   #2072
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Don't steal tools, they're expensive. Maybe your school has bike coop nearby.

Also, take pride in scratches.
Yeah I wouldn't steal them. One of the guys on my xc team has some bike tools he said I could borrow. If not my parents will be down to visit in a few weeks so they can bring me my tools.
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Its so light!
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Its so light!
i cut wut u did thar
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