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Old 10-01-15, 02:05 PM
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if i didnt already have the flying tigers one i wouldve bought one. i had to talk myself out of getting a second one as it is.
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Old 10-01-15, 11:19 PM
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Ha, I own two of the sale kits already, had to talk myself out of buying more too. Half my collection is HP kits.
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Old 10-02-15, 08:06 AM
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Aventon Cordoba complete bike for $449 with free domestic shipping. I'm not going to provide any links or pics, 'cuz I don't want to start another riot. Google it if you're interested.
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Old 10-02-15, 08:31 AM
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I had no idea that Heavy Pedal existed.

The Harlequin Jersey has the number 220 on it. What does that mean? I think is is "Second to none", right?

It's not like 420, is it? I'm really not into the pot smoking lifestyle and just want to make sure.

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Hows the chamois on these? Good for 50+ miles?
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i find it to be fantastic, pillowy but not in a "bunches up under your taint" kinda way, it stays put, and also not in a "im wearing a diaper" kinda pillowy either

great for centuries and beyond
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I've put a great number of miles on my HP kits.

220 has no drug references as far as I know and I'm quite a bit into the pot smoking lifestyle (no cancer for me!)

I'm not sure what the 220 is for. The kit is in honor of the VW Harlequin, so I'd guess it is something related to that.
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
Aventon Cordoba complete bike for $449 with free domestic shipping. I'm not going to provide any links or pics, 'cuz I don't want to start another riot. Google it if you're interested.
$379 at City Grounds.
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Old 10-02-15, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
$379 at City Grounds.
The $379 version is built up by CityGrounds using an aluminum fork and crappy 6KU parts package, not the new complete bike being offered by Aventon that has a carbon fork and much better components (which retails for $449 regardless of where you buy it).
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Old 10-02-15, 12:07 PM
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The $379 version is built up by CityGrounds using an aluminum fork and crappy 6KU parts package, not the new complete bike being offered by Aventon that has a carbon fork and much better components (which retails for $449 regardless of where you buy it).
Kinda figured there was a different build kit, the way it said "built by CG" on there.
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Old 10-02-15, 01:35 PM
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Kinda figured there was a different build kit, the way it said "built by CG" on there.
Remember that old saying, "There's no free lunch."
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Old 10-02-15, 03:35 PM
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Remember that old saying, "There's no free lunch."
But a customer brought us pizza and beer yesterday!
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Ben's has a bunch of sales on the Nitto anodized parts on sale. Kind of hidden because the sales aren't listed unless you scroll down the drop down menu.

The drop down menus have various gold/gunmetal/red/blue/purple colors.

Jaguar stem $69.99
https://www.benscycle.com/p-2503-nit...ill-stem.aspx?

2500AA straight bar $29.99
https://www.benscycle.com/p-1252-nit...r-colors.aspx?

B123AA $76.99
https://www.benscycle.com/p-1260-nit...r-colors.aspx?

RB021 bullhorn $42.99
https://www.benscycle.com/p-4943-nit...r-colors.aspx?

RB018AA bullhorn $54.99
https://www.benscycle.com/p-4946-nit...d-colors.aspx?
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Old 10-19-15, 09:09 PM
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Nashbar has 25% off, and free ship >$49
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Old 10-19-15, 11:28 PM
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Nashbar has 25% off, and free ship >$49
Good lookin, just got a set of tires, pair of shorts, and a hat for $75.
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Nashbar has 25% off tires today.
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Guess I should buy more tires.
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Richard is selling 2 custom painted Wabi Special frames which cost $675, $150 less than it should. More pics on his facebook page


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Old 11-01-15, 03:45 PM
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^ Why, oh why, threadless...
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^ Why, oh why, threadless...
I talked/ complained to him about it and he said that a threadless is more practical or easier to replace (if needed) compared to a quill stem. He also showed me an old bike of his that had a quill stem and demonstrated how it made a creaking sound when he put pressure on the handlebar and he didn't like that. Anyway, he said he's going for practicality more than the looks.
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I talked/ complained to him about it and he said that a threadless is more practical or easier to replace (if needed) compared to a quill stem. He also showed me an old bike of his that had a quill stem and demonstrated how it made a creaking sound when he put pressure on the handlebar and he didn't like that. Anyway, he said he's going for practicality more than the looks.
So:

- a part that requires disassembly/reassembly for fit adjustment is more practical
- one creaky stem is sufficient evidence for a categorical judgment
- producing lugged frames has nothing to do with looks, everything to do with practicality

Got it.
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Old 11-01-15, 07:27 PM
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- a part that requires disassembly/reassembly for fit adjustment is more practical
Something I've wondered. Not trying to challenge. Sincerely asking...

Does a quill stem require that the bar be slid out of the stem necessitating removal of tape and levers if the quill is to be replaced because of too short or long reach?
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Something I've wondered. Not trying to challenge. Sincerely asking...

Does a quill stem require that the bar be slid out of the stem necessitating removal of tape and levers if the quill is to be replaced because of too short or long reach?
Not if it's a quill stem like this one >>> https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...s.php?id=50888
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Something I've wondered. Not trying to challenge. Sincerely asking...

Does a quill stem require that the bar be slid out of the stem necessitating removal of tape and levers if the quill is to be replaced because of too short or long reach?
Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
Not if it's a quill stem like this one >>> https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...s.php?id=50888
Some more options discussed here and in similar threads:

http://www.bikeforums.net/singlespee...faceplate.html
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Something I've wondered. Not trying to challenge. Sincerely asking...

Does a quill stem require that the bar be slid out of the stem necessitating removal of tape and levers if the quill is to be replaced because of too short or long reach?
Originally Posted by leegf View Post
Some more options discussed here and in similar threads:

http://www.bikeforums.net/singlespee...faceplate.html
I would expect a sensible person to get the stem length dialed in prior to mounting levers and taping. In that scenario, replacing a threadless seems more tedious to me, even without the removable faceplate.
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