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The most INSANE bike you will ever see

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Old 01-19-09, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Tariq08 View Post
riding a couple miles in the city on tubulars makes more sense than riding 50 miles in the middle of nowhere on tubulars, plus i know guys that do the latter and never, ever get flats, so what's the big deal
*Looks at location*

Wait a minute.... is this your bike???
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Old 01-19-09, 09:28 PM
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That's just about as smart as buying a Cadillac or a Lincoln w/ a big V8 and driving it 10 miles under the speed limit. There are just some things that should never be done. That being said. I think I'm a little jealous.
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Originally Posted by prendrefeu View Post
During the campaign (prior to being the selection from the Democratic Party), Obama was photographed riding with a small community ride in his neighborhood. Nothing special, he just had a hybrid. I can't recall the brand, but I do recall thinking "he needs to put some more air in his rear tire." Otherwise, he was riding.

Edit: Found the picture. It's a Trek. Yep, the "Great American Trek Bicycle Company" or however BikeSnobNYC puts it. Hey, it's a very standard brand. He's also got his kid(s) in tow on the ride, for bonus points.

Poor form, Mr. President. My roommate has that bike in its 2nd largest size, and let me tell you - its a boat anchor with poor welds.
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Old 01-19-09, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by cedricbosch View Post
*Looks at location*

Wait a minute.... is this your bike???
oh **** you saw that in AZ?

lol nah that isn't my bike..like i said i HOPE i'm that cool some day, not there yet though
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Old 01-19-09, 09:33 PM
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That bike almost DESERVES to be stolen.
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Originally Posted by Tariq08 View Post
oh **** you saw that in AZ?

lol nah that isn't my bike..like i said i HOPE i'm that cool some day, not there yet though
Yeah, right off of Shea and the 101.
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Originally Posted by kergin View Post
To be fair, it's a Trek.

Also, the chosen bike of W.
For crying out goddamn loud, will you stop that?

Stop dragging that political crap into otherwise decent conversations.
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Originally Posted by K&K_Dad View Post
Cadillac or a Lincoln w/ a big V8 and driving it 10 miles under the speed limit.
AKA every person over 70?
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Originally Posted by cedricbosch View Post
Yeah, right off of Shea and the 101.
ahh scottsdale..now it all makes sense..
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I really love this bike. My only gripe is what the hell is that second computer going to do that the Garmin 705 won't?
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I really love this bike. My only gripe is what the hell is that second computer going to do that the Garmin 705 won't?
I used to run a second computer with my Garmin.
Basic speed and mileage on the regular computer, everything else on the Garmin.
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Saw it on bikesnob - thought it was a joke. I can't believe this is real.
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We have a customer with a bike just like that, except it's a Cervelo Soloist Carbon with carbon riser bar, 808s, XTR shifters, Blackburn rack, Garmin, electric horn, HRM mount, and plastic/alloy toe clip pedals. I'll have to see if I can find the pictures of it.....
Before the Soloist, he had a Trek Y-Foil set up the same way.
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there's nothing wrong with the bike! Besides, i think the guy put the bike together how HE wanted it. It probably rides sweet, it's just the color scheme that's garish, that's all. Anyone know how to use software to change color on images? Do the bike in full matt black and take a second look at "the TRICKEST bike you'll ever see."
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Originally Posted by PlatyPius View Post
We have a customer with a bike just like that, except it's a Cervelo Soloist Carbon with carbon riser bar, 808s, XTR shifters, Blackburn rack, Garmin, electric horn, HRM mount, and plastic/alloy toe clip pedals. I'll have to see if I can find the pictures of it.....
Before the Soloist, he had a Trek Y-Foil set up the same way.
Please do! I'd really like to see another one of these unbelievably over-the-top commuters.

I knew this bike was missing something- it's the carbon risers.
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Originally Posted by bigpoints View Post
there's nothing wrong with the bike! Besides, i think the guy put the bike together how HE wanted it. It probably rides sweet, it's just the color scheme that's garish, that's all. Anyone know how to use software to change color on images? Do the bike in full matt black and take a second look at "the TRICKEST bike you'll ever see."
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Hey. At least he's riding a bike and not guzzling gas. If he wants to spend 12 large on a ridiculously overpriced commuter. Good for him. To me, other than the bling blow, it's not different than the Moots CoMooter.
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there's nothing wrong with the bike! Besides, i think the guy put the bike together how HE wanted it. It probably rides sweet, it's just the color scheme that's garish, that's all. Anyone know how to use software to change color on images? Do the bike in FULL matt black (no flames, no lettering) and take a second look at "the TRICKEST bike you'll ever see." C"MON, make your case.
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So how much cash am I looking at there? Someone mentioned $5k - does that include wheels/Garmin/etc?
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Madones start at about $2500, wheels probably cost say, $1200 or so. Add all the "upgrades", and $5K is in reach (and that's assuming he has the cheapest Madone)
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That is certainly not my style I do not condemn nor mock him. If he is happy who cares...I certainly wouldn't were it me.
I liken it to the city dweller driving his Lambo to work never exceeding 30 or 40 mph, or the person checking the time on his/her $5000 Rolex, etc. etc. etc. How about those with gold plated toilets? They clog and must be plunged just like the $100 Home Depot model LOL.
It is no big deal to me but not my style.
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Originally Posted by lukasz View Post
Saw it on bikesnob - thought it was a joke. I can't believe this is real.
I'm pretty surprised this is a guy's actual bike too. It looks like something a bike shop would do with their inventory just to mess around. Props to the guy for supporting his LBS though.
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Someone on another forum I'm in posted a $10K LaPierre all messed about, saddlebags, rack, and everything. Sad sight.
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