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Oracle of Delphi

Hey Z28, I bought a new bike last week

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That's a gorgeous bike. Lots of luck with it. My sister still loves her Ladies Maverick, though right now it's hooked up to a trainer.

I've actualy been having bike envy the past week. I walked into a high-end bike shop over the weekend and saw a 2008 Cervelo something-or-other that could have been mine for $2500 (down from $3500). I came pretty close to caving, but didn't pull the trigger.

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What does she weigh?

I'd rather appeal to your excitement in the new ownership experience, PCS, than Google the information.

In my 'day' under 30 lbs./14 kilos was magnifique.

They really were 'iron' horses then.

Lots of luck climbing the Alps.

[stray thought] what a bitch hearing of Natasha Richardson's skiing mishap. I've been reflecting on this since last night.

Everyone have a care in what you do.

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What does she weigh?

I'd rather appeal to your excitement in the new ownership experience, PCS, than Google the information.

In my 'day' under 30 lbs./14 kilos was magnifique.

They really were 'iron' horses then.

Lots of luck climbing the Alps.

[stray thought] what a bitch hearing of Natasha Richardson's skiing mishap. I've been reflecting on this since last night.

Everyone have a care in what you do.

The new bike is in Delaware, I brought my old bike to Germany. I'd say 27 lbls at most, haven't actually weighed it ...

Here is my old bike (2005 IronHorse Orange Warrior Comp Hard Tail), I'm a big IronHorse fan, made in the USA Long Island, NY ...

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2005 Specs

Specification:

* FRAME: ALLOY 6061 FRAME, 1 1/8" ZERO STACK HEADTUBE, REPLACEABLE DROPOUT AND DISC MOUNTS, FENDER MOUNTS, MONOSTAY

* FORK: MANITOU AXEL COMP 100MM

* HANDLEBAR: ALLOY RISER BAR

* STEM: 5 DEGREE RISE 31.8 BORE, SAND BLAST ALLOY THREADLESS

* HEADSET: ZERO STACK THREADLESS, 1 1/8"

* BB: TRUVATIV POWERSPLINE

* CRANK: TRUVATIV X-FLOW CR-04-IX-S3 POWER SPLINE

* RINGS: 44/34/24 STEEL

* PEDAL: ALLOY PLATFORM

* CHAIN: SHIMANO HG-73

* SEAT: WTB PURE V SPORT SS

* SEAT POST: SAND BLAST ALLOY MICRO ADJUST

* F. HUB: ALLOY QR, DISC MOUNT, 32HOLE

* R. HUB: ALLOY QR DISC MOUNT 32HOLE

* F. DER: SHIMANO DEORE

* R. DER: SHIMANO DEORE

* SHIFTER: SHIMANO DEORE

On the news here they say Natasha is in bad bad shape, what a shame, just goes to show you how fleeting life can be ...

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PCS: I agree with the site that I rarely get out of the middle ring - on my normal route in Toronto (IE: Flatsville) When I take trips to Hamilton with their escarpment (read: 330 foot cliff), I need a small ring. Seems like a strange choice to just remove the front gears altogether.

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Wow, I like bikes but $2,500 is just too much for me!

Agreed.

But I need to find myself a bike that can go anywhere, but save my bad back....

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Agreed.

But I need to find myself a bike that can go anywhere, but save my bad back....

Firned of mine has one of these:

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He paid $300 for it I think. I've used it and it's nice. I like the compact functionality. I would pay $300 for a bike, not $400 more than what my Intrepid cost. :P

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Ironically, the suspension fork on the 'Hummer' bike looks like it's not really made for 'off road' :P

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Firned of mine has one of these:

BLACK_HUMMER_OPEN.jpg

Folded%20Boulder%20Grey%20Hummer%20H3%20

He paid $300 for it I think. I've used it and it's nice. I like the compact functionality. I would pay $300 for a bike, not $400 more than what my Intrepid cost. :P

Not bad....

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Folding bikes =teh suxxors when you actually ride them.

PCS, I'm jealous. I want a new bike in the worst way.

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I believe this was the sexy beast I could've had for $2500.

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I know them, they are a Canadian manufacturer and have been around for about 15 years or so.

That is a beast, and I seem to be digging the colors of red, black and white these days ...

Let me know if you decide to get it ...

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That's a Mongoose, isn't it? I recognize the frame. I fixed one up for my friend after he found it with a toasted bottom bracket.

Look on Craigslist for a great starter road bike. I'd do that over buying one of the newer Made-in-China entry level bikes. Even a steel 10 speed from the 80s will fare better on the road than a mountain bike. If you try to take that Mogoose more than 5 miles on the road, the low gearing will burn your thighs out.

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That's a Mongoose, isn't it? I recognize the frame. I fixed one up for my friend after he found it with a toasted bottom bracket.

Look on Craigslist for a great starter road bike. I'd do that over buying one of the newer Made-in-China entry level bikes. Even a steel 10 speed from the 80s will fare better on the road than a mountain bike. If you try to take that Mogoose more than 5 miles on the road, the low gearing will burn your thighs out.

It is a Mongoose, yes.

I usually take 20 mile rides here in hilly PA, so I can definitely vouch for that statement. It is geared far too low, being that its a mountain bike. Anything above 20 mph and I have to peddle my ass off to maintain. :P

The suspension and braking is nice, however.

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