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Specialized Langster Impresions

Old 04-13-08, 08:17 PM
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My commuter.

2008 Specialized Langster Boston 58cm.

Added bars, seat, pedals, cage, computer, and taillight.

I absolutely love this bike! Very fast and comfortable.



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Old 10-29-08, 10:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Hirohsima View Post
I think just about any road/fixed/SS bike in the $600-800 is only good for the frame. Most bikes at this price point have crap components. The Langster Comp has good bits, but costs $600 more and you still have parts on that bike that I think are crappy. (plus if you are like me, and run F/R brakes, the comp is not an option). But to answer your question, most midpriced SS/FG bikes don't come as frame only builds, and not everyone wants to spend a ton of money all at once. Part of the fun is upgrading your bike.

I have replaced the fork with an Ouzo Pro, and the seat clamp for a Campy since this pic was taken,... so now the only bits that are original on my bike is the Frame and Headset.

Here is my Langster:
Looking clean! Myth or fact: I heard if you powdercoat/paint your frame, it will void your warranty with specialized. Any troof to that?
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Old 10-29-08, 11:31 PM
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yep truth
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I don't. I ride a 58 05 langster.
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No toe overlap for me either: 2007 56cm. In fact I have about 1cm clearance from my toe/shoes to the front wheel.
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Old 10-30-08, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by I_luv_hooters View Post
The "Seattle" langster is a joke. I have yet to see anybdy ride a fixedgear bike with a latte on their bars. Don't buy one of the special edition Langsters unless you want to be laughed at. Theres somebody selling one on CL for $700 here... LOL
Dude it might be a good idea to chill out and try not being so judgemental. The themed Langsters are all about fun. My wife is going to absolutely love the Tokyo version that I'm going to surprise her with. When did riding and owning a bicycle become so damm serious?

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Old 10-30-08, 10:16 AM
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I like my langster so much i'm gonna order an sworks one here pretty soon
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Old 10-30-08, 10:36 AM
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I thought this thread was going to be full of kitschy, city themed bikes
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i got a langster.....i ride it single speed, its a 07' i think with armadilo tires.....i love it, although i haven never ridden any other bikes besides really ****ty ones so i don't know what to compare it too.....to me its seems really light and fast and handles great.
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Originally Posted by Saddle Up View Post
Dude it might be a good idea to chill out and try not being so judgemental. The themed Langsters are all about fun. My wife is going to absolutely love the Tokyo version that I'm going to surprise her with. When did riding and owning a bicycle become so damm serious?
Double plus one... This guy's a tool.
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Old 10-30-08, 06:54 PM
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I know my Langster Comp is in the same boat as the Pro and just behind the S-Works but you can find the Comp's on eBay for steals sometime.

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I have an 07 Comp (more track geometry) and just ordered an 09 standard Langster. I wanted the road geometry of the 09 and the front and rear brake option for SS if desired. The 58cm 09 Langster has the same geometry as the Tarmac.
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Originally Posted by RichPugh View Post
I know my Langster Comp is in the same boat as the Pro and just behind the S-Works but you can find the Comp's on eBay for steals sometime.

Pretty bike! I like this pic more than any of the other ones in your Velopage.

Regarding the Langsters in general, I dig some of them. I had the chance to buy an '06 for about $350 and turned it down.
In retrospect, I'm glad I did, because that money paid for the Forge I currently ride. The Chicago one looks great, though.
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Old 10-30-08, 08:38 PM
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I have put probably 1000 miles on my 2008 Langster. I really like it. It feels light and fast. Just a couple gripes.

The brake pads were really noisy for the first couple hundred miles. They made kind of a metal on metal noise, but it went away as they broke in.

Second, when I bought it it was making noise as I pedaled. I noticed the chain would get tight and then loose as the pedals were turned. I followed the instructions on Sheldon's site to fix this by centering the chainring, and the noise went away.

Third, I had kind of a popping noise when pedaling sometimes. I traced it to the freewheel, which is a Shimano mx-30. I oiled it up and it got better. Finally the other day I packed that sucker with waterproof marine wheel bearing grease and the noise is gone for good. I had the same problem on a SS MTB I built last year using the same freewheel. Now the bike rides very quiet.

I ride over a lot of bumps, and I go up and down curbs with it and so far the factory wheels look perfectly true.

I am thinking about bullhorns with TT levers, but lately I have been riding in the drops, so I think I may keep the original bars.

Nothing really sticks out as something that needs to be upgraded - except maybe the brake pads and freewheel, though neither is an issue at the moment on my bike.

I am 5'9" on a 54cm and the fit feels perfect to me.

I do have maybe 4mm of toe overlap.

Best thing is, the place I got it from was no longer carrying Specialized, so I got it on clearance for 399, regularly $650.
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Old 11-02-08, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by uke View Post
Pretty bike! I like this pic more than any of the other ones in your Velopage.

Thanks mang. Here's a full size one. Keeping the Langster Love rollin'...

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Old 11-02-08, 02:26 PM
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I like the colorway. keep it clean.
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here is my langster comp.

if you are getting into this 'fixie craze' for cool points or respect, dont choose the langster. no matter what you do, no one except you will like it.

i think it is a great relaxed geo street use 'track' bike and i love mine.

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Old 11-02-08, 03:21 PM
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Langsters are a joy
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Old 11-02-08, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by 91MF View Post


here is my langster comp.

if you are getting into this 'fixie craze' for cool points or respect, dont choose the langster. no matter what you do, no one except you will like it.

i think it is a great relaxed geo street use 'track' bike and i love mine.

I <3 mine too. So damn smooth and responsive. I use mine langster for commuting, fun rides, and a great workout. My only complain is maybe the alu. fork (I have an 05 and it's a bit jarring.)
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Originally Posted by huck finn View Post
My only complain is maybe the alu. fork
the comp has a carbon fork.
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Originally Posted by dougland89 View Post
^that bike is confused.
Haha why confused?
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Old 11-02-08, 05:35 PM
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I used to hate on Langsters, but they've really been growing on me lately. I'm going to try to do a weight-weenie fixed build (inspired by: http://weightweenies.starbike.com/fo...c.php?p=368961), and I'm deciding between using a Langster or a Sputnik as my base.
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Old 11-02-08, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by 91MF View Post
the comp has a carbon fork.
oh hai, I know. I however don't have the comp.
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Old 11-03-08, 09:26 AM
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is $400 good for a '08 Chicago Langster
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Old 11-03-08, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Vitus_979 View Post
is $400 good for a '08 Chicago Langster
um, I think they retailed for like 780, so I'd say yes... not to mention it's the illest of the city themed langsters... hop on that
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