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Old 01-24-04, 07:44 AM
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New Bike

Just bought this exact frameset in 54cm. Will put my Record 10-speed group on it. What do you think?
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Old 01-24-04, 07:50 AM
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Wow! An invisible bike. Thats cool dude! How do other riders react when you seemingly float by them?
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Old 01-24-04, 07:52 AM
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Thus far, they are amazed. Especially by the unobtanium frameset.
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Old 01-24-04, 07:56 AM
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Hmmmm.....stop the post on this one without the link and posted the one with the link. And it disappears. Here's the link.

http://www.deanusa.com/el%20diente/eldiente.htm
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Old 01-24-04, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by ParamountScapin
Hmmmm.....stop the post on this one without the link and posted the one with the link. And it disappears. Here's the link.

http://www.deanusa.com/el%20diente/eldiente.htm
I built up a Dean El Diente a few months ago. The frame is outstanding, the fit and finnish is on the level with Moots or Merlin. If you are having the frame built to order it will take a long time to be completed, but the wait is well wroth it.
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Old 01-24-04, 08:54 AM
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I was lucky. A friend lives next door to one of their fabricators in Nywat, CO and is having a CTi built. So I gave them a call after looking at 'Specials' on their website (some outstanding deals if you are the right size). Someone had just cancelled an order for a 54cm El Diente with a 1" headtube. I just happen to have a new 1" threadless CK headset and all carbon fork I bought to build-up an older Serotta with, so it all fell together. And, I got 40% off of their new price by going direct. Now if I can just get the weather to cooperate it will be great.
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Old 01-24-04, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by ParamountScapin
Thus far, they are amazed. Especially by the unobtanium frameset.
This reminds me of wonder woman, what good is an invisible jet if you can see the person in the cockpit? I guess the same would go for bikes. I geuss the positive aspect would be that you could tell every one that it was full DA 10sp. and no one would know it wasn't.
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Bite your tongue! Only the best quality for this bike. Full Record 10-speed.
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