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Old 03-04-11, 05:48 PM
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Bikes Direct "City Bikes" have landed.

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...sex_deluxe.htm

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Old 03-04-11, 05:51 PM
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pretty cool. do wish its mercier instead of windsor~
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Old 03-04-11, 05:55 PM
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Ha...what difference does it really make?
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Old 03-04-11, 05:56 PM
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Saweeet!!! BUT, 1 1/8" quill?!

EDIT: save $50 if you don't want the "extras".

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/city_bikes.htm

The 3-speeds come in some pretty classy colors, but the font on the chainguards kills the aesthetic, IMO.

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Old 03-04-11, 05:59 PM
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"sex_deluxe.htm"
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Old 03-04-11, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by happypills View Post
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HAHahaaaha! I think the 1/8th inch quill might be one of Bikes Directs type-o's.
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Old 03-04-11, 06:08 PM
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I sure hope so. Rare instance where a typo could be a good thing.

At any rate, a good way to pick up a nice mixte frame for CHEAP.

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Old 03-04-11, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by muckymucky View Post
pretty cool. do wish its mercier instead of windsor~
theyre owned and built by the same people. i dont see why it would matter what brand it was.
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Old 03-04-11, 06:42 PM
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I think the three speed could be cooler with a coaster brake rear. I've always wanted to own a bike with that setup.
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Old 03-04-11, 07:16 PM
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Old 03-04-11, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by FastJake View Post
I think the three speed could be cooler with a coaster brake rear. I've always wanted to own a bike with that setup.
I miss my Schwinn Breeze 3speed with coaster brake and centerpull front.
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Old 03-04-11, 08:18 PM
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yeah I think I'm going to pick up the three speed mixte for my wife....her words were "pretty, finally you show me an attractive bike"

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tl;dr
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Old 03-04-11, 09:05 PM
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My personal response to the Sex Deluxe. [NSFW]
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So who will be the first to get one?

I have a tweed blazer that would pair wonderfully with the Oxford Deluxe in Olive.
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i dig 'em...
and the price point is very reasonable...
i expected them to be much pricier...
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Old 03-04-11, 09:49 PM
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I have a Pashley Guv'nor so I'm not even considering one of these.
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Of course a Pashley Guvnor costs 5.33 Oxfords or 4.57 Oxford Deluxes.
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Originally Posted by schwinnbikelove View Post
...a good way to pick up a nice mixte frame for CHEAP.
*ahem* You mean a "ladies" frame? (...or so says the BD website; I know they're mixte's and that we dudes ride them and that it's cool). The disappointing thing is that the Mixte/Ladies bikes max out at 49cm
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Old 03-04-11, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by zazenzach View Post
theyre owned and built by the same people. i dont see why it would matter what brand it was.


the forks...
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Originally Posted by RunningPirate View Post
*ahem* You mean a "ladies" frame? (...or so says the BD website; I know they're mixte's and that we dudes ride them and that it's cool). The disappointing thing is that the Mixte/Ladies bikes max out at 49cm
That is a bummer. I'd love a 52cm mixte. It's nice to see that they're real mixtes and not one of the pseudo mixtes with single top tube.
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Old 03-05-11, 07:48 AM
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There are a lot of offerings this new "retro" line from Bikes Direct will compete with: from Globe, Trek and Public Bikes.

Its a worthy successor to the classic Raleigh Sports city/utility bicycles that are still in widespread use even today.
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Old 03-05-11, 11:46 AM
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Looks pretty expensive
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Old 03-05-11, 12:40 PM
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Love it.

the price is the best point $ 229 for minor paint damaged ones!!
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Old 03-05-11, 12:46 PM
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