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Old 09-08-07, 12:41 PM
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Horrifying new bike search yields kool vitamin bike

My poor old mule just wont cut it here in Fl.
Its been a sturdy, reliable and (t)rusty friend since
2002, three different states and all seasons in those
states I can never get rid of it but now it will
have to be on weekend / shore ride duty.
I am undergoing the horrifying ritual of doing something I
said Id never do again and look for a new bike. The
stuff I used to do in VT to build my junkommuters just
isnt available here. My choices were :
1) Jamis Commuter 3.0 - no one has one, needs to be ordered.
2) Breezer Freedom - See above^
3) Swobo Otis - very nice, but @ 700.00, not enuff bike.

Today, I went into my LBS in Juno and the ever helpful and friendly
gentlemen tells me in Nov. this Euro Specialized, aptly named after the
old peoples vitamins Ill probably be taking soon, is coming in in
8, 3 and SS versions......



I guess Ill be riding the old buzzard 'til November
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Old 09-08-07, 12:56 PM
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i kinda like that, maybe with a rattlecan of olive drab and brown it would look better
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Nice design, borrowed heavily from the Stumpjumper/Enduro frame.
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Nice. That little curved bit going into the seat tube looks a little weird. Make sure to jam a tennis ball in that gap. Oh, and does it come with a free bottle of vitamins?
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Sweet bike.

It appears to even have bolts for mounting front and rear racks, an amazing rarity on disc braked bikes.
Oh if only I didn't already have too many bikes, at least according to my wife. Though this is a good sign of manufacturers designing decent commuting bikes that aren't the dreaded hybrid or a track bike. Maybe they'll still be making these when I finally wear my wife. down. I mean really, what reasonable person thinks that 4 bicycles is even close to enough.
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A silver centrum!!!???!!! roflmao!!!
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Originally Posted by Treespeed View Post
Sweet bike.

It appears to even have bolts for mounting front and rear racks, an amazing rarity on disc braked bikes.
Oh if only I didn't already have too many bikes, at least according to my wife. Though this is a good sign of manufacturers designing decent commuting bikes that aren't the dreaded hybrid or a track bike. Maybe they'll still be making these when I finally wear my wife. down. I mean really, what reasonable person thinks that 4 bicycles is even close to enough.
Not me, that's for sure! And my wife is slowly coming around to my way of thinking, she currently has 4 bikes and asked about a folder earlier this week BTW the ridable count is around 15 here

Lem interesting ride, I have been looking at disc brakes but they are a ways down the pike for me at them moment. I do have one frame that is set up for them, except for the fork.

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Old 09-08-07, 04:41 PM
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someone airbrush (or that photoshop thing?) the centrum logo onto it
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You asked for it...

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Ha Ha....

Ready for the TdF, now !
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HAHAHAHAHA!! thanks!
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Nice editing.
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Great looking bike! It's a shame we have to wait till the end of october. I didn't see this bike available in the US on Specialized's website. But it is available for sale in the UK bike shop in the UK they do ship anywhere:

http://www.evanscycles.com/product.jsp?style=86134

Specs:
Frame: Specialized A1 Premium Aluminium fully manipulated low centre of gravity low standover
Fork: Specialized A1 Premium Aluminium steerer and lowers
Gears: N/A
Shifters: Shimano SG-3C41 IG3-speed
Chainset: Specialized single speed design 42T with CNC guard
Brakes: Shimano BR-M415 mechanical disc
Wheels: Specialized/Alex RHD 26 on Specialized Hi Low Disc Hubs
Tyres: Nimbus Sport 26x1.5
Handlebars: Specialized A1 Premium Aluminium
Stem: SBC 3D Forged two bolt 31.8mm
Saddle: Specialized Body Geometry
Seatpost: Specialized alloy two bolt head
Pedals: Globe anti-slip composite

Seems like lots of great commuter bikes in Europe, glad to see that this will be avaialble stateside.
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...and Centrum Silver is formulated for older folks
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Lem, I'd probably go with the Breezer, but this is a more dude-ly bike. Kinda stripped down, though.
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Hot. Needs a cromo fork though. And I prefer SRAM i-Motion to Shimano Nexus/Alfine.
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I can see you getting a new bike, but still don't understand why a bike that worked fine in Vermont doesn't work here in Florida??? What's so different about a Vermont bike? Or am I missing something.
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I can see you getting a new bike, but still don't understand why a bike that worked fine in Vermont doesn't work here in Florida??? What's so different about a Vermont bike? Or am I missing something.
Not missing anything at all.....
Im a one-cog-only kinda guy, whether its SS or fixed. As you know, there
are steep hills '0 plenty in the land of syrup and sasquatches !
I got used to pushing a big cog and making great time on hills especially
because there is an equally steep one to bomb down on the other side of the
one you just wheezed up. The problem with the 64 gear inch VT bike is
that in FLA. I am spinning like a wildman and going nowhere because everything
flat. I really think I could push 76-80 inches no problem here, but ...there is
traffic too, so a first gear for bumper sucking NJ tagged Buicks in traffic,
and another BIG inch gear for rolling down Old Dixie Hwy. at 30mph or
so are my requirements here. Any sugestions ?

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Get something with a 3 speed hub and put whatever size cog on it you are comfortable with. (You knew I'd say that. )
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That's a real purty bike, but, um, I hate to tell you this.... they forgot to put the gears on it.


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Nope. There's 3 cables on that bike. The hub has gears.
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