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Old 05-29-09, 12:00 AM
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What does everyone think of this?

I've decided I wanted a change and something simpler(bear with me) when I head off to college. So I went to all three local bike shops and have pretty much decided on a 2008 Curbside. They're selling it for $490 new and I know I'm getting a good deal. I got to ride it and love everything on the bike except the saddle which I will probably replace with a Brooks because I love the feel of Brooks saddles. I'm posting here to get any and all input, still knowing that ultimately it is my decision. As a little bit of background, I ride roadbikes and have been touring once. I live in a valley so it is very flat ground but will be moving to Monterey Bay, CA where it is pretty flat around town but there will be some slopes. Thank you in advance!
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Grow a pair and make a decision like a man.
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Grow a pair and make a decision like a man.
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Originally Posted by MightyMike0 View Post
I've decided I wanted a change and something simpler(bear with me) when I head off to college. So I went to all three local bike shops and have pretty much decided on a 2008 Curbside. They're selling it for $490 new and I know I'm getting a good deal. I got to ride it and love everything on the bike except the saddle which I will probably replace with a Brooks because I love the feel of Brooks saddles. I'm posting here to get any and all input, still knowing that ultimately it is my decision. As a little bit of background, I ride roadbikes and have been touring once. I live in a valley so it is very flat ground but will be moving to Monterey Bay, CA where it is pretty flat around town but there will be some slopes. Thank you in advance!

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Old 05-29-09, 02:24 AM
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Grow a pair and make a decision like a man.
Tremendous.
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Where will you be storing the bike? You may not want to leave a brooks locked up outside in the elements all the time.
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just get it already
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Originally Posted by MightyMike0 View Post
I've decided I wanted a change and something simpler(bear with me) when I head off to college. So I went to all three local bike shops and have pretty much decided on a 2008 Curbside. They're selling it for $490 new and I know I'm getting a good deal. I got to ride it and love everything on the bike except the saddle which I will probably replace with a Brooks because I love the feel of Brooks saddles. I'm posting here to get any and all input, still knowing that ultimately it is my decision. As a little bit of background, I ride roadbikes and have been touring once. I live in a valley so it is very flat ground but will be moving to Monterey Bay, CA where it is pretty flat around town but there will be some slopes. Thank you in advance!
Decision made. Looking for some reassurance? You won't get it from me. As stated, grow some. Make some mistakes & learn.
I recommend a quick release for the Brooks & always leave it outside so it can get weathered...hehe
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Old 05-29-09, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by whenaminotme? View Post
Decision made. Looking for some reassurance? You won't get it from me. As stated, grow some. Make some mistakes & learn.
I recommend a quick release for the Brooks & always leave it outside so it can get weathered...hehe
And make sure to let you know where said bike is weathered, eh?
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Old 05-29-09, 09:54 AM
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it looks like you guys sure showed him eh?
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PS - The Curbside looks nice.

PPS - Have you looked at the Selle Anatomica seats as alternative to Brooks?
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Old 05-29-09, 02:15 PM
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I love my Curbside. Do it.
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Okay, so go ride it one more time...see if you catch yourself smiling. (You know, like a bigger smile than these comments bring to your face.) You sound sold, so just do it and post a pic of your smiley face.
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Hahah thanks for all the "advice."
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I just googled "curbside" and did not come up with a specific bike brand/model. But if you're moving to Monterey, don't get a ss or fixie - it will be too limiting, imo. Sure it will be fine around Asilomar but the the last time I was there I cycled from Monterey, around Asilomar, through 17 mile drive to Carmel, then down Hwy 1 to Point Lobos and back. Carmel Hill would have been a b*tch on a ss. Basically it'd be a very long walk.
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I just googled "curbside" and did not come up with a specific bike brand/model. But if you're moving to Monterey, don't get a ss or fixie - it will be too limiting, imo. Sure it will be fine around Asilomar but the the last time I was there I cycled from Monterey, around Asilomar, through 17 mile drive to Carmel, then down Hwy 1 to Point Lobos and back. Carmel Hill would have been a b*tch on a ss. Basically it'd be a very long walk.
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Old 05-30-09, 08:59 PM
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Well with the exception of Carmel, the area around CSUMB is flat enough. Seaside, Monterey, Salinas, and north until about Santa Cruz isn't too bad. If I need something that isn't fixed, I still have my road bike I can drive home and get.
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why dont you just bring it with you.
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Old 06-01-09, 09:49 PM
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It's more expensive. If I get a bike stolen I'd rather it was one that was less expesive.
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do not buy that bike!
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Old 06-02-09, 12:03 AM
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Too late. Just wondering, why do you say that?
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Why? Because its a lame bike is why! C'mon man it even comes with a top tube pad matching the saddle already, it might as well come with a person that rides it for you and a pair of Felt Skinny jeans and ironic tattoos! You said you wanted to buy something simple for college yet you bought one of the flashiest looking bikes on the market only second to the Fuji Obey. A friend of mine owns one of these, well his GF does actually, she bought it cause it looked "Cute."
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i would say that flashy and simple should not be looked at the same way. while a fixie may be colid gold and purple pandas painted on it it is still the most simple bicycle with a chain. also maybe the guy likes cute so thats why he bought it. It could also be that felt is a great company that makes great machines. with all of that said i think it's ugly but ride the piss out of it and then get a better looking one when you break it in 10 years or whatever.
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Aluminum frame, carbon fork, complete for 700ish. Buy it. Take off the top tube pad, maybe strip some of the parts that make it so matchy and cute and you have yourself a nice bike.

Oh no! You bought a complete bike that you can ride from day one and change out parts when you have the money to! You should've totally bought a frame that you searched for for 3 months on craigslist and ebay, then bought each and every piece. And if you can't install it yourself, take a box of parts and a wallet full of money to your LBS and hopefully by next season you'll have a sweet conversion!

All the kids on here that have conversions hate on the people who buy completes. You could buy a decent complete on bikesdirect but you chose a different path, how dare you!
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