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    Anyone familiar with the 2009 Specialized Langster?

    So I just copped a Langster frameset for a good 90 bucks and I noticed how frickin light the frame was. I figured that since it was from Specialized it should be worth something and for $90 it seemed to be a steal. Mind you that the threads were fine and the frame appeared to have no dents or scratches.

    Anyways, I've been riding on steel so far and the weight of this langster frame just amazed me. I mean it's just light as F*#$! But it may just be "too light". I wanted to know if any of you guys know how hard of a beating a Specialized Langster can take. I don't do tricks or anything but, I do some occasional bunnyhops for the fun of it.

    I'm going to be slapping on some b43's on the frame but it's just the frame that I'm worried about. I feel like it would split in two after riding off a curb. Thanks!

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    Don't do bunnyhops for the **** of it and you'll be fine.
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    This is just a #humblebrag right? about a decade ago this company called Google came out with a search engine, you should try it.

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    Nope and Yep. I don't see anything from the langster worth bragging about. I guess the price is pretty brag worthy? I have google booked as my homepage. I'd only spend time starting a thread here if I couldn't find anything elsewhere. I clearly titled it for those who are Specifically familiar with the Specialized Langster. Apparently you aren't so why visit the thread? Lol.

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    Which langster? There are a lot of them.
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    i feel like specialized knows how to make bikes pretty well. so if you use it how it was intended to be used, you should be fine.

    edit: also this thread is the worst
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    Cool it, man. There are a lot of threads worse than this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by calv View Post
    Cool it, man. There are a lot of threads worse than this one.
    i'm sorry...thought i was being helpful. i'll try to be better about that from now on....?
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    they are ok, it was one of my first fixed gears, and i rode it before i really learned to ride with finesse, and it took well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seanifred View Post
    i'm sorry...thought i was being helpful. i'll try to be better about that from now on....?
    he was talking about me, but I deleted the post I made.

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    well i should edit my first post so it can make sense
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    I know what when I "copp" something really light, especially for some "good" paper moneys, I like to keep it really light by putting light weight wheels on it and riding it that way. Keep the beatings for your steel frame & build this one up nice. What components do you plan on putting on it aside from the anchors?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdoboBoy95 View Post
    I'm going to be slapping on some b43's on the frame but it's just the frame that I'm worried about. I feel like it would split in two after riding off a curb. Thanks!
    So you're wound up about how light your frame is, and then you're going to bolt a pair of boat anchors to it. Why? You're going to ruin any advantage the frame may offer, not because of the extra weight but by having that extra weight on the rims of your wheels.
    I had a good bike ... so I FIXED it

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    Thanks for the replies guys! I'll definitely baby this frame much more than I initially intended to. I understand the "boat anchors" thing too LOL. I'll have to shop around for some sturdy light wheels/rims. Any suggestions? Weight isn't too much of an issue when it comes to lifting bikes up but I guess adding on a heavy pair of wheels would just defeat the frame's purpose haha. Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdoboBoy95 View Post
    Thanks for the replies guys! I'll definitely baby this frame much more than I initially intended to. I understand the "boat anchors" thing too LOL. I'll have to shop around for some sturdy light wheels/rims. Any suggestions? Weight isn't too much of an issue when it comes to lifting bikes up but I guess adding on a heavy pair of wheels would just defeat the frame's purpose haha. Thanks again.
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    Lifting bikes ha

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdoboBoy95 View Post
    Thanks for the replies guys! I'll definitely baby this frame much more than I initially intended to. I understand the "boat anchors" thing too LOL. I'll have to shop around for some sturdy light wheels/rims. Any suggestions? Weight isn't too much of an issue when it comes to lifting bikes up but I guess adding on a heavy pair of wheels would just defeat the frame's purpose haha. Thanks again.
    Wabi wheels. light, strong, haven't had them go out of true yet, even riding in a wide variety of weather and on such ****ty roads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bat56 View Post
    Lifting bikes ha
    Bro, do you even ha?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    Which langster? There are a lot of them.
    Word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Street rider View Post
    Wabi wheels. light, strong, haven't had them go out of true yet, even riding in a wide variety of weather and on such ****ty roads.
    What this guy said, I have these wheels and they are the tits. I plan on throwing them on all future builds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaytron View Post
    Bro, do you even ha?
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    Bro, do you even ha?

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    Wows. I'll definitely check those Wabi wheels out. They're lookin pretty promising with that price per pair Thanks thanks!

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