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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post




If Trek wants to make them and people want to buy them, what does it matter if they don't fit into your small finite view of what "should be"? Just sayin. 


I'm just failing to see the point, and not one serious rider will by that thing, I would love to have one if it was given to me but what could I do with it?

 

The gearing is to high to climb my hill, heck its to high for lance armstrong to climb my hill. You couldnt race it because again in road racing youd die with out gears, its not MTBing where you can learn to deal on a SS. Lastly even if you lived in a flattish area and werent racing it, you couldnt even commute on it unless you had a very safe place to store your bike, that bike would be stolen in 10 minutes left unattended anywhere in a city.

 

SO again I am stating I love the bike, and its pretty badass but its utterlly the most pointless thing ever made. 

 

I am functional bike snob, IM a beater 150 dollar downtube shifted chromoly job has more purpose and value than the trek could ever have.

post #362 of 375
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Originally Posted by rachelv View Post

Yeah, hard to justify for sure. But man, I have a Langster that I commute on right now, and a bike that's 5+ lbs lighter and full carbon would sure be a fun way to spin around the city. Plus, LOOK at it. :) I am not a huge Trek person in general, but if I were loaded I would have that bike in a second.
 


 


your langster is really cool bike and serve alot of functions well. which model do you have?

 

like this one the best personally looks nice and clean and yeah considering you could buy this bike and still get a geared road bike with Full red for 3400 dollars id say you can see why I am arguing a 3400 dollar SS

 

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sometime simple and plain is pretty freaking good. 

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Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post

rachelv...the Langster is by far the better city bike. Don't kid yourself into chasing the grams and pounds, just get out and ride more!


I do, I ride all the time! I still would not complain about owning that bike. :)

 

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your langster is really cool bike and serve alot of functions well. which model do you have?


sometime simple and plain is pretty freaking good. 

 

I do love my Langster. I have the base 2010 model. I added a pink chain and some pink skiing stickers and I get compliments on it on a fairly regular basis. :) And just FYI, the gearing on the Disctrict Carbon would be a-ok for anything and everything you'd ride commuting in NYC. :)

 

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I do, I ride all the time! I still would not complain about owning that bike. :)

 

 

I do love my Langster. I have the base 2010 model. I added a pink chain and some pink skiing stickers and I get compliments on it on a fairly regular basis. :) And just FYI, the gearing on the Disctrict Carbon would be a-ok for anything and everything you'd ride commuting in NYC. :)

 

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not concerned with the gearing, more concerned that you could NEVER safely lock up the district.

 

Sweet bike BTW, the Pink Jackson sticker is very much you.

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Great pic.  One of the epic bikes of all time that made one of the epic rides.  I will still rate that Giro victory with any of Lance's or Greg's TDF victories and that stage as the greatest single race an American has ever raced.
 

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Now we're talking!

 

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Originally Posted by Roadrash View Post

Great pic.  One of the epic bikes of all time that made one of the epic rides.  I will still rate that Giro victory with any of Lance's or Greg's TDF victories and that stage as the greatest single race an American has ever raced.
 


 



A little more info on the above bike.....

this is from Andy in 2004

 

“In '88 I had a fantastic frame made by John Slawta of Landshark that got me

up and over the snowy Gavia pass. He used Tange Prestige tubing back then.”

 

Andy Hampsten

 

 

And a few more pix........

 

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post #367 of 375

Rossi,

 

One does not to be an elite rider to appreciate low weight. Talk to me when you are 75 y.o. I went from a 17 pound  bike to my BMC and what a difference in climbing. I really noticed the difference.

 

Rick

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Greatest ride by an American bicycle racer ever.....
 

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Thread Starter 

Sorry to knock it off-topic, but this is making me drool.

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Ridley Noah

Full Campy

Lightweight Standard Wheels

 

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Originally Posted by epic View Post

Sorry to knock it off-topic, but this is making me drool.

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eeewww!!!! It said ROAD bike!

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Isn't there a mtb thread for THAT kind of stuff 

post #373 of 375

Didn't you give someone else crap for Trailing up the Road thread?  

Meanwhile, that is a radical looking bike.  What components?
 

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Sorry to knock it off-topic, but this is making me drool.

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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

Didn't you give someone else crap for Trailing up the Road thread? 


 


A) that person was doing it to be an ass.

 

B) I didn't think the OP would mind.

 

C) I don't think there is a drool-inducing mountain bike thread.

 

The defense rests.

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--- Seeking Rossi Smash --- This may be a little late from the thread a few years ago, but I'm curious about your Specialized Allez Team bike from the late 80's. Please tell me more about it if you have it. Thanks!
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