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Leader L735TR - not a coffee bike

Old 12-07-07, 09:36 AM
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Leader L735TR - not a coffee bike

I don't mean to flame the owner (to each his own and all that), but I just don't get this:


http://velospace.org/node/5572

It's set up as a short hop, to-whole-foods-and-back, bike-polo-and-then-starbucks bike. Risers+massive downtube = a lot of discomfort after 10 miles of riding.

Clearly this frame is designed strictly for track, but I have yet to see one set up as a proper track bike, with track drops, track cranks, etc. Can anyone who is actually using this frame as it was intended (for track) post some pics? Or at least, if you have this frame and use it for around town or street use, are you happy with it or are you thinking of flipping it for a more practical frameset?
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Old 12-07-07, 09:43 AM
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Those things are hideous and cheap. Maybe thats why.
There are tons of us who ride frames made for the track on the street.
Have you been asleep?

You can get those frames for about 250 bucks. Whats the difference
between doing that to one of those over a Langster or any other cheapo frame?

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Old 12-07-07, 09:44 AM
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Everything about that picture just looks WRONG.
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Old 12-07-07, 09:49 AM
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If you think that's bad, you'll be really upset when you see what people have been doing to pista concepts. Not to mention HEDs.
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Old 12-07-07, 09:49 AM
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Old 12-07-07, 09:50 AM
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I dont know, I think that bike looks good (xcept lose the toptube protector)
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Old 12-07-07, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by knucks View Post
I dont know, I think that bike looks good (xcept lose the toptube protector)
Good for what, though?
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Old 12-07-07, 09:57 AM
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Yeah i like it, mostly the wheels are a ghastly color, other than that throw some drops maybe a carbon TT bar and i'd ride that, and This
Complaining that bikes are not being used for their orginal purpose, he paid for it. do you onestly care what someone else does with a frame?


Allthough i would not buy one, Aluminium=Satan


Edit
After a closer look those frames Look pretty Shabby, I think we will be seeing Alot more of this as fixed gear blows up huge, Sport chek is gona
have frames like those in a few years mark my words

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Originally Posted by kjohnnytarr View Post
Good for what, though?
Riding.
What do you use your bike for?
Posing for pictures?
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Old 12-07-07, 09:58 AM
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i like frames with bigger downtubes, but i can't stand those risers or the TT protector.
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Old 12-07-07, 10:21 AM
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isn't that frame made in taiwan...seriously?

i think people buy it because it looks too legit to quit
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Old 12-07-07, 10:23 AM
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i want to get that frame.
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Old 12-07-07, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by jdms mvp View Post
isn't that frame made in taiwan...seriously?
A bike made in Taiwan? No way.
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Old 12-07-07, 10:28 AM
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so it IS made in taiwan =P
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Originally Posted by jdms mvp View Post
isn't that frame made in taiwan...seriously?
Ok you lost me. Like 99.9999999999% of frames nowadays are made in Taiwan. What's your point?
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Old 12-07-07, 10:33 AM
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uh my point was rather a question which could have been answered with a simple....yes....or....no...
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Old 12-07-07, 10:35 AM
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Also!

Originally Posted by bike owner dude
I'm still working on this bike. hoping for some positive feedback.
"Positive feedback" = tell me which parts are awesomely tight so I can make my bike more badasser. I feel like I don't impress the womens enough with my sexual riser bars and shiny green V wheels.
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maybe it was the "seriously" which was taken the wrong way.

i should* have stated "serious question" at the end...
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Originally Posted by jdms mvp View Post
maybe it was the "seriously" which was taken the wrong way.

i should* have stated "serious question" at the end...
The seriously had me thrown off. No worries though.
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Old 12-07-07, 11:03 AM
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Track bikes are ridden on the street, at least here in Echo Park. The closest velodrome is 25 miles away!
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Old 12-07-07, 11:27 AM
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uhhh, jackass thread?
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Originally Posted by kjohnnytarr View Post
Good for what, though?
Posing.

No but seriously, riding anywhere. Sure, I'm going to guess that person jumped on the trend, but who cares? At least he's out riding, amirite?
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Old 12-07-07, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by knucks View Post
...At least he's out riding, amirite?
Truth. Anything that gets 'em on a bike. Hell, when I die, I want my bones brazed together into a beach-cruiser.
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This bike doesn't look any different that 95% of the bikes I see posted here. The frame makes for a good, cheap race bike (light and stiff).
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Originally Posted by deathhare View Post
What do you use your bike for?
Posing for pictures!!!
see above quote: definition of tarck bike culture - and it is for sale!
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