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06-11-08, 09:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,969
Posted By John Dark

Something similar happened to me recently. I...

Something similar happened to me recently. I placed an order with an area shop -- which is actually also one of the major mail order places -- for a specific frame size & color. Before I placed the...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-08, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By John Dark

I was recently trying to decide between a...

I was recently trying to decide between a custom-built Soma Double Cross and the Salsa Casseroll triple complete. I went with the latter and have been extremely happy with my choice.
Forum: Commuting
05-30-08, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 659
Posted By John Dark

I-376 is an interstate highway, so i doubt bikes...

I-376 is an interstate highway, so i doubt bikes would be allowed on it in the first place. The slowdown is primarily due to the Squirrel Hill Tunnels (Pittsburghers slow down to a crawl before...
05-29-08, 10:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,353
Posted By John Dark

Overall, I noticed prices went up and component...

Overall, I noticed prices went up and component specs went down in the 2008 models compared to 2007. Not just Kona, but most makers.

All other things being equal, it's usually better to buy a...
05-27-08, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By John Dark

LeMond Poprad Disc Salsa La Cruz

LeMond Poprad Disc
Salsa La Cruz
Forum: Commuting
05-26-08, 08:07 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,276
Posted By John Dark

It's only 32 with fenders. Without fenders, it's...

It's only 32 with fenders. Without fenders, it's either 35 or 37, depending on which section of the Salsa Cycles website you read.
Forum: Introductions
05-23-08, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By John Dark

Las Cruces is scandium, not steel. Did you mean...

Las Cruces is scandium, not steel. Did you mean La Cruz instead?
05-23-08, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By John Dark

a few free word associations... Kona -...

a few free word associations...

Kona - "tattoos"
Surly - "evangelicals"
Salsa - "responsive"
Cannondale - "proprietary"
Specialized - "unfortunate fonts"
05-21-08, 01:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 556
Posted By John Dark

Come on people. You're getting a bicycle, not a...

Come on people. You're getting a bicycle, not a wife. It doesn't matter if it's already been ridden or not.
05-21-08, 05:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By John Dark

Just yesterday I was thinking it would be a good...

Just yesterday I was thinking it would be a good idea if someone took all the information on it and built it into a Wiki.
Forum: Commuting
05-16-08, 08:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,590
Posted By John Dark

+1 for the Casseroll triple. I ordered mine...

+1 for the Casseroll triple. I ordered mine yesterday.
04-11-08, 12:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,090
Posted By John Dark

I've been doing similar research for a sub-$1000...

I've been doing similar research for a sub-$1000 general use cross bike. In addition to the ones you've listed already, my finalists are: Soma Double Cross (frameset only but the shop could build it...
03-26-08, 07:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,337
Posted By John Dark

Yes very specific reasons. I'm looking for a...

Yes very specific reasons. I'm looking for a steel, do-it-all, complete bike, for under a grand. The KHS is nice but it's msrp is over $1000. Plus it's more race oriented: AL and has a carbon fork...
03-26-08, 07:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,337
Posted By John Dark

The Soma would be my first pick but it's not sold...

The Soma would be my first pick but it's not sold as a complete bike.
03-23-08, 07:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,337
Posted By John Dark

Yeah, I'm aware of all the very sound,...

Yeah, I'm aware of all the very sound, traditional advice: proper sizing, the importance of frame quality, try before you buy, etc. I'm factoring all that in. But in this post, I'm specifically...
03-23-08, 11:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,337
Posted By John Dark

Masi vs. Surly vs. Bianchi

How do the specs on these match up, overall? Seems like each has strengths and weaknesses. If you had to rank them best to worst....

Masi Speciale CX
fd: Tiagra
rd: 105
sh: Sora STI 9 sp....
08-28-07, 04:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,557
Posted By John Dark

Doesn't this make backpacking difficult? Or at...

Doesn't this make backpacking difficult?
Or at least comical.
08-21-07, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By John Dark

I threw together a few suggestions, which can be...

I threw together a few suggestions, which can be found here: http://byke.wordpress.com/
08-17-07, 06:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,540
Posted By John Dark

Last time I looked Jenson USA had an '06 Bianchi...

Last time I looked Jenson USA had an '06 Bianchi Axis with build kit for $895, but only in three sizes.
07-30-07, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By John Dark

The price is actually a hyperlink in itself to...

The price is actually a hyperlink in itself to the best price I could find on the net.
In the example of the Axis, it's on deep discount at Jenson right now.
07-30-07, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By John Dark

<$1000 bike buying guide: reactions

I am trying to develop a fully-hyperlinked guide to best bike buys for under $1000. The general idea was to have 10 picks in each of 10 categories of bike (this later shrunk to nine when I combined...
07-25-07, 02:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,100
Posted By John Dark

Maybe the Ibex X-Ray Race? ...

Maybe the Ibex X-Ray Race? http://www.ibexbikes.com/Bikes/X-RAY-RCE-Details.html
No disc brakes but full 105 for $999.
07-03-07, 09:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 627
Posted By John Dark

"The RE-Cycle". geddit? ...

"The RE-Cycle".

geddit?




?
06-07-07, 10:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,262
Posted By John Dark

Thanks for the suggestions. However.... ...

Thanks for the suggestions. However....



...Your budget was probably 3-4 times what mine is. I'll keep all of it mind though for when my ship comes in.
06-07-07, 06:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,262
Posted By John Dark

It was an accommodation to the midge bar, which I...

It was an accommodation to the midge bar, which I am really curious about. With it's short drop and wide flare, I wasn't sure STI would operate smoothly on them.


Yeah, at first I had Panaracer...
06-02-07, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,262
Posted By John Dark

Aha. Here's a perfect example of why I made this...

Aha. Here's a perfect example of why I made this thread.

I have no idea what external bearing BBs are and what their advantages and disadvantages would be. Can you sum it up. Or maybe time to hit...
05-30-07, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,262
Posted By John Dark

I had 175 down first but talked myself out of it...

I had 175 down first but talked myself out of it because of the potential for knee concerns down the road.
05-30-07, 06:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,262
Posted By John Dark

What do you think of this Soma build?

So I did my own research, mostly from lurking here and other helpful places like sheldon brown's site, and came to the conclusion that I am going to buy and build up a Soma Double Cross (58 cm) later...
05-29-07, 07:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,650
Posted By John Dark

The customs are more expensive. But these are...

The customs are more expensive. But these are the rough prices of complete bikes for the production models, according to their website:

Quickbeam: $1400
Bleriot: $1900
Rambouillet: $2350...
05-29-07, 06:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,650
Posted By John Dark

Check out Rivendell. Most owners are pretty...

Check out Rivendell. Most owners are pretty satisfied and most of their production line models are in your price range.
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