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07-23-07, 05:57 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By fireworks

What companies qualify as having 'reputable'...

What companies qualify as having 'reputable' frames, and still let you select your parts?

That's the other problem. Everything (ie frame, wheels, fork) goes up in quality with the price on an off...
07-14-07, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By fireworks

I'm a "dream machine" kinda guy with practically...

I'm a "dream machine" kinda guy with practically everything I buy, but the budget is "nice".

Well, I'm currently looking at bikes like the Trek FX series/Marin Point Reyes/Specialized Globe.
...
07-13-07, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By fireworks

Good frame or good parts?

Which is smarter to start with?

I'm think that it makes more sense to spend the money on the frame and fork than the other way around.

With that in mind, who has something like that in their...
07-12-07, 09:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 294
Posted By fireworks

Eclipse bike spec

Any good?
http://www.eclipsebicycles.com/en/Bikes_30/EC_AN6_Extra-Lite_153602/1908.html
07-11-07, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 866
Posted By fireworks

Thank you! Anybody have any opinions on the...

Thank you!

Anybody have any opinions on the spec?
07-10-07, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 866
Posted By fireworks

Anybody?

Anybody?
07-09-07, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 866
Posted By fireworks

Pinarello Treviso

Anybody know if there are any dealers in Canada for Pinarello? Specifically Ontario/Quebec?

http://www.pinarello.com/main_eng.php. Flash again, so look under 'City'.

I'm a sucker for good...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-07, 09:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,922
Posted By fireworks

Alright, I'm looking for a bike. Here's the...

Alright, I'm looking for a bike. Here's the problem I'm having. Most bikes for sale today have carbon forks, probably for marketing reasons. I'm talking at the $1000ish price point here; my...
07-07-07, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By fireworks

One more thing. How do the Stevens compare to...

One more thing. How do the Stevens compare to this Opus?

http://www.opusbike.com/site.htm

You'll have to go looking for the Capriccio, under urban perfomance. The site is in flash so no...
07-07-07, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By fireworks

Sorry the comparison functionality mustn't be...

Sorry the comparison functionality mustn't be keeping both bikes in the url.

The comparison I was trying to make was between the X6 _Lite_ (rigid fork) and the Strada 600 (ridgid fork). ...
07-06-07, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By fireworks

Strange huh? I don't know if this is true...

Strange huh?

I don't know if this is true or not but by population there seems to be more bike companies in Canada, and just a greater general interest as well.

Are we _really_ that different...
07-06-07, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By fireworks

Excellent! Can you help me with this then?...

Excellent!

Can you help me with this then? What's the diff between these two? I just don't know the parts well enough...
...
07-06-07, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By fireworks

Anybody heard of these guys?

Looks pretty decent for $1000.

http://www.stevensbikes.de/2007/index.php?bik_id=123&sect=equipment&lang=en_US
07-05-07, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 691
Posted By fireworks

Really? The only place you can even find a...

Really? The only place you can even find a reference to Canada is on the international site, and there isn't a listing of Canadian dealers on the US site. WTF.

What happened to Bianchi in...
07-04-07, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 691
Posted By fireworks

Bianchi's in Canada?

Hi folks,


Do dealers in Canada have the international website bikes or the US ones?
07-04-07, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By fireworks

Which way are you going with that?

Which way are you going with that?
07-04-07, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By fireworks

Finding a dealer is no problem, I live in Canada!...

Finding a dealer is no problem, I live in Canada!

I was hoping somebody had one...
07-03-07, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By fireworks

Little help with a spec...

I'm looking at this bike:

http://www.argon18bike.com/en/oxygen.htm

What do they mean by Shimano 9s? Also, is this a good bike for $1K? I know there isn't a lot of detail there but...
07-01-07, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,244
Posted By fireworks

I currently weigh 180 lbs, buck naked. ...

I currently weigh 180 lbs, buck naked.

Really? There is absolutely no difference between them other than weight?


False! No market syndrome. Short of going to suspension carbon seemed to...
07-01-07, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,244
Posted By fireworks

Allright, here's he most amount of detail that I...

Allright, here's he most amount of detail that I can relay based on what I've learned to date.

I'm going to use it to haul the kids around in a trailer, run local errands (say up to 20 mins away),...
06-30-07, 09:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,244
Posted By fireworks

Hmm. Okay I wasn't expecting so many proprietary...

Hmm. Okay I wasn't expecting so many proprietary tools. Or the wheels to need truing. I assumed the factory QA would have ensured that.

I'm actually disappointed by that list of tools. I...
06-30-07, 08:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,244
Posted By fireworks

Okay that sounds interesting. As for the frame,...

Okay that sounds interesting. As for the frame, I assume there is a way to find the correct fit without going to a shop? BikesDirect is a web retailer after all.
06-30-07, 07:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,244
Posted By fireworks

Build your own?

Hi,

I was wondering if anybody can help out by listing good retailers with regard to price, for assembling your own bike?

I'll accept any advice too. I don't have any experience assembling...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-07, 11:43 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,168
Posted By fireworks

Any particular suggestions?

Any particular suggestions?
06-17-07, 10:39 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,747
Posted By fireworks

Sure why not? No matter what you want to call it...

Sure why not? No matter what you want to call it it's still an ad hoc search. What I'm suggesting is that you look for a CMS type project and spend time on the custom parts you want instead of on...
06-17-07, 08:36 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,747
Posted By fireworks

I'm not sure I agree. If you wanted to give...

I'm not sure I agree. If you wanted to give something useful to the community it shouldn't be a learning project for your work.

I'm pretty sure the wiki would work. I've never had a problem...
06-16-07, 10:04 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,747
Posted By fireworks

I'd suggest using some kind of wiki/CMS for this....

I'd suggest using some kind of wiki/CMS for this.

The wiki might seem like a weird fit but it allows all of the editing and community based approach you need. Should work right of the shelf too. ...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-07, 09:56 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,168
Posted By fireworks

I'm willing to hear you out. Like I said I don't...

I'm willing to hear you out. Like I said I don't really know a lot about bikes yet.

The main usage would be for errands around the neighbourhood, pulling the kids in the trailer, and late night...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-07, 07:35 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,168
Posted By fireworks

Yes, but maybe I don't want to commute on just...

Yes, but maybe I don't want to commute on just anything. I was already aware that you could on basically any type of bike. I don't plan on just walking up to the first bike that fits and buying it....
Forum: Commuting
06-15-07, 07:40 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,168
Posted By fireworks

Is there any truth to carbon forks failing? From...

Is there any truth to carbon forks failing? From what I know carbon will degrade over time and with exposure to UV.
Forum: Commuting
06-13-07, 03:19 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,168
Posted By fireworks

What is this metal crown of which thou speakth? ...

What is this metal crown of which thou speakth?

I looked the Jamis website to see the Coda's but I don't see any with curved forks.

I don't know who makes the other bikes you mentioned.
Forum: Commuting
06-13-07, 11:44 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,168
Posted By fireworks

I do have one thing left to ask. What...

I do have one thing left to ask. What non-suspension fork material is the best for shock absorption, and how close is it to the feel of a suspension bike. I _know_ it isn't going to the same, but...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-07, 10:26 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,168
Posted By fireworks

Sorry if I sounded argumentative. I just posted...

Sorry if I sounded argumentative. I just posted those links because they had weights associated with them.

I'm open to any bike that will do what I want. How narrow a tire will the stumpjumper...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-07, 08:05 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,168
Posted By fireworks

Well these links indicate that the Stumpjumper...

Well these links indicate that the Stumpjumper and Rockhopper are 30lbs.

http://www.galbraithmt.com/bikes/specialized_fsr120.htm
http://www.galbraithmt.com/bikes/specialized_rockhopper.htm
Forum: Commuting
06-11-07, 07:06 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,168
Posted By fireworks

How much does your CrossTrail weight and can you...

How much does your CrossTrail weight and can you look the suspension? How's the rolling resistance and gearing?
Forum: Commuting
06-11-07, 07:05 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,168
Posted By fireworks

Actually, I'm having a hard time finding weights...

Actually, I'm having a hard time finding weights for bikes. Any place I can check?



Well I don't really want to do any off roading and I prefer to keep my blood under my skin! :)
I'm not...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-07, 01:52 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,168
Posted By fireworks

Good point about the disc's. From what I can...

Good point about the disc's. From what I can tell it shouldn't be a problem.

Okay so the SOHO is expensive, but what's a good alternative? I know you mention you can do better, exactly what...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-07, 09:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,348
Posted By fireworks

I'd suggest running. Kevlar won't stop a sharp...

I'd suggest running. Kevlar won't stop a sharp object. Something like a knife will go right through it. It's still a fabric... :)
Forum: Commuting
06-10-07, 09:01 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,168
Posted By fireworks

I don't want to threadjack but I'm in the market...

I don't want to threadjack but I'm in the market for a bicycle, and I ended up reading this thread while doing research.

My question is related to mountain bikes as all rounders, but specifically...
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