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I am thinking of going with downtube shifters and a steel fork in one version of it.
Just got back from a group ride and i didn't get dropped!
Most of the bikes were twice the cost of mine and half as old.
I was going on vacation and didn't want to take my "good" bike on the plane so I bought this one. They dented the top tube but I really didn't care. If they did that to my "good" bike I would have been really upset.
I also have a lugged 725 Audax bike by Argos, heavier, but extremely comfy for long rides.
For more pictures and info go here: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.ph ... ge=1&pp=25
mises wrote:I've decided to get a steel frame made for vacation and other non-goal oriented use
I'd really love to have a decent classic-looking titan frame for that purpose, if there simply wasn't the price tag.
But a Merlin Extralite or Litespeed (non-Ghisallo) would be too sweet for "cruising".
Check out Landsharks website if you want to see how inexpensive a good custom bike can be.
BugMan is WW of the Year.
Tippster wrote:Is this site weight weenies or did I misread...
You're kind of right in that it is a psychological issue. After I finished my recent Crumpton SL build I realized there was no freaking way I was going to trust that 7 x as much $ as my car beauty to airlines, hotel employees and the like. Plus when I ride a bike like that I am completely unable to take it easy, ride along and enjoy myself in a relaxing way; it always becomes the enjoyment of pain and testing my limits instead.
If I got a frame that could be into a competitively light bike I wouldn't be able to keep myself from getting on the treadmill of ever lighter parts and pretty soon I would have another very expensive bike that I would be afraid to take anywhere other than when under my butt. So it's going to be steel.
It would also give me a good place to store the 1265g clincher wheels I built up for vacation use but am now unwilling to insult my good bike by using.
Man, how long have you had those Deltas, and they sure are in good shape!! I sold mine back in college!
ya know, it wouldn't be this forum if someone didn't try and piss all over another one's parade.
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