What bikes do we lust over?

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suspect there are like 1,000 straight-from-alibaba carbon frames with variations of faux-brand "really fast."

the times recommends: gluten-free dining in italy! (Hunt3r), Saturday, 5 July 2014 19:34 (five years ago) link

Is that titanium?

i reject your shiny expensive consumerist stereo system (Scik Mouthy), Sunday, 6 July 2014 06:12 (five years ago) link

100% agree with you, when I first saw the bike the Meilenstein was uppermost and I was wondering who made these wheels with such cool graphics, then I saw the crappy Lightweight decals and they are an instant turnoff.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Sunday, 6 July 2014 06:37 (five years ago) link

Titatnium, yes

I really like that it is a seat mast, it makes the top tube/seat tube lug really nice

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Sunday, 6 July 2014 06:38 (five years ago) link

yeah my objection is not the visual aesthetic, that seattube 'lug' is nice.

i do think the aesthetic of a 1 1/8 stem clamp over a 44mm headtube continues to be bad.

the times recommends: gluten-free dining in italy! (Hunt3r), Sunday, 6 July 2014 13:12 (five years ago) link

Definitely agree on that one, I'm not sure tapering the tube would make it much better.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Sunday, 6 July 2014 13:19 (five years ago) link

I'm also not entirely sure what the whole tapered steerer thing is supposed to achieve, test theres a bigger crown race but I've never hear a complaint about the load bearing capacity or longevity of a 1 1/8th inch crown race

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Sunday, 6 July 2014 13:21 (five years ago) link

I now have a ti bike with a 1" hs, and a carbon cx with a pretty massive 1.5/1.25 hs, and while the dif is apparent in riding I don't think it's due to control or precision issues on the road. Imo. On dirt I like the os headset though. Longevity? My 97 Chris King 1" is flawless still.

the times recommends: gluten-free dining in italy! (Hunt3r), Sunday, 6 July 2014 13:45 (five years ago) link


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