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After 3 Weeks, I Finally Got My New Bike!

Old 06-01-04, 09:45 PM
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It's a 2003 Santa Cruz Roadster with Mavic Ksyrium Elite Rims, Ultegra Cranks, BB, Brakes, Pods, etc., Easton EC 90 Carbon Forks, EC70 Carbon Seatpost, Easton EA70 Bars, Vredestein Fortezza Tires and a Selle San Marco Seat. I paid $1,300 shipped. What do you think? Good Deal?



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looks good. interesting handlebar angle...

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Old 06-01-04, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by shaq-d
looks good. interesting handlebar angle...

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They're actually loose in the pic. I am still adjusting everything. The entire bike was taken apart for shipping purposes.
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I think that's the biggest picture I've ever seen on my computer. Nice looking bike - I could really see the detail if not the whole bike at a glance.

Glad it finally arrived.

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Nice frame and fork. What's with the platforms?
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Originally Posted by Chuvak
Nice frame and fork. What's with the platforms?
Those are the Crankbrothers Mallet C's. I ride with sneakers a lot just for a trip up the street.
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So um.. where are you going to be parking this bad boy in the city...?
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Originally Posted by slvoid
So um.. where are you going to be parking this bad boy in the city...?
I do have the Kryptonite New York Fahgedaboudit lock but I know people that easily get through those so It goes everywhere I go. I never leave my bikes out.
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My fahgadaboudit lock is 1/3rd the weight of my bike. I stopped carrying it around for short trips, that thing is MASSIVE.
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My fahgadaboudit lock is 1/3rd the weight of my bike. I stopped carrying it around for short trips, that thing is MASSIVE.
I know, I love it!
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Originally Posted by CRSO
It's a 2003 Santa Cruz Roadster with Mavic Ksyrium Elite Rims, Ultegra Cranks, BB, Brakes, Pods, etc., Easton EC 90 Carbon Forks, EC70 Carbon Seatpost, Easton EA70 Bars, Vredestein Fortezza Tires and a Selle San Marco Seat. I paid $1,300 shipped. What do you think? Good Deal?


Nice bike! That bike is so sweet, you may want to lock it up even indoors! Is there a significance to the rear wheel well cut into the frame?
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Originally Posted by vrkelley
Nice bike! That bike is so sweet, you may want to lock it up even indoors! Is there a significance to the rear wheel well cut into the frame?
I don't know why it's like that but it certainly looks pretty good. I did a lot of research and found this frame. I wanted a good, light and sturdy frame that looked nice. I ride Santa Cruz snowboards and have always ridden SC Skateboards as a kid so I know they make a good product.

I still need to adjust it tomorrow (well, today) but I took it for a test ride and the bike is very very fast.
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for $1,300, you got a BOMB deal, tell me who was that dealer, I'll get one myself, the ksyrium alone would cost you around $700.00, plus the components, wow, that's not only a good deal but the deal no one should miss....
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The seatpost is on backwards. Nice bike!
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Originally Posted by RacerX
The seatpost is on backwards. Nice bike!
depends .. maybee he is racing tri's ...

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Nice RIDE! Love the flat downtube! Where did you land such a great deal? Did you purchase the bike new or used?



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Originally Posted by vrkelley
Is there a significance to the rear wheel well cut into the frame?
Shortens the wheelbase of the bike while still allowing for clearance of the tire.
I would expect the ride to be quick, almost to the point of twitchy. Usually see
this on TT bikes (See Lances's Trek, Cervelo P2 or P3 forget which), and on Tri
bikes (quintana Roo etc.).

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Originally Posted by lotek
Shortens the wheelbase of the bike while still allowing for clearance of the tire.
I would expect the ride to be quick, almost to the point of twitchy. Usually see
this on TT bikes (See Lances's Trek, Cervelo P2 or P3 forget which), and on Tri
bikes (quintana Roo etc.).

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The ride actually is twitchy. I feel like I'm going to twist the bike around when I pedal hard. It is really fast.

The seatpost isn't on backwards, I was just trying the riding position. It's back the other way now.

I got it off of eBay. It didn't sell for his reserve and I offered 1,200 and we agreed on 1,300 shipped. I guess it worked out.
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Is there a significance to the rear wheel well cut into the frame?
I thought it was mainly aero, but there's a conspiracy theory somewhere on this forum suggesting that they only do it to shorten the chainstays as much as possible to make the alu less likely to bust
 
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Originally Posted by nutbag
I thought it was mainly aero, but there's a conspiracy theory somewhere on this forum suggesting that they only do it to shorten the chainstays as much as possible to make the alu less likely to bust
That's what I heard also.
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conspiracy or not, the fact is that a shorter chainstay places more weight on your rear wheel. which gives better grip on the rear wheel. which makes you faster. the penalty is the ride is harsher.

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Originally Posted by shaq-d
conspiracy or not, the fact is that a shorter chainstay places more weight on your rear wheel. which gives better grip on the rear wheel. which makes you faster. the penalty is the ride is harsher.

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This rides like butter.
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Originally Posted by nutbag
I thought it was mainly aero, but there's a conspiracy theory somewhere on this forum suggesting that they only do it to shorten the chainstays as much as possible to make the alu less likely to bust
Yeah, but they do this with other materials too...

I think it's mainly done to tuck the wheel in for shorter chainstay length and better climbing and acceleration and/or to improve aerodynamics.

Carbon Fibre triathlon bikes...



Carbon Fibre roadbikes...



'Course all the anti-CF crowd will make remarks about the fragility of CF now.

But we also have this...

Titanium roadbike...
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Your new bike is nice, well worth the wait I'd imagine. That Aegis is ridiculous, I've never seen it and I don't know if I should have, everything else will seem so not aerodynamic.
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