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bike recommendation thread Anonymous 03/16/14(Sun)23:51 UTC+1 No.637260 Report

should I buy a cinelli road bike?

I am looking at spending £900-£1,300 on a road bike.

>pic related
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Anonymous 03/16/14(Sun)23:56 UTC+1 No.637263 Report

>>637260
Why cinelli? I'm sure you are not looking at value here, because if that was the case, you should probably go with ribble, dolan, planet x, ridley, rose and whatnot.
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Anonymous 03/17/14(Mon)00:00 UTC+1 No.637266 Report

>>637263

Mainly because aesthetics.

I'm pretty much a pleb when it comes to anything above single speed.
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Anonymous 03/17/14(Mon)00:04 UTC+1 No.637268 Report

>>637266
But it looks like shit imo. Sloping TT, straight fork rake.

Pic related - at least geometry is "aesthetic".
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Anonymous 03/17/14(Mon)00:07 UTC+1 No.637270 Report

>>637266
>>637268
>aesthetics.
You sure it's not because someone told you Cinelli was a posh brand name?
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Anonymous 03/17/14(Mon)00:10 UTC+1 No.637271 Report

>>637270

I was unaware it was a posh brand name.

I always assumed it was entry/mid level bikes.
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Anonymous 03/17/14(Mon)00:11 UTC+1 No.637272 Report

>>637271
They're mid-tier. But you mentioned coming from single speed, and in the fixie world people think it's a posh brand.
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Anonymous 03/17/14(Mon)00:15 UTC+1 No.637275 Report

>>637272

I would like one of their fixed gear bikes but they are pretty pricey for something with no gears.
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Anonymous 03/17/14(Mon)00:16 UTC+1 No.637278 Report

>>637268

that's not at all bad looking and mega price drop from what I was expecting it would be.
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Anonymous 03/17/14(Mon)00:22 UTC+1 No.637282 Report

>>637275
>cable bosses and drilling for brakes make a frame worth substantially more money
Kek.
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Anonymous 03/17/14(Mon)00:33 UTC+1 No.637294 Report

>>637272
+1
Nailed it.
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Anonymous 03/17/14(Mon)01:26 UTC+1 No.637324 Report

>>637278
Yep, ribble is value oriented. I have winter trainer myself and enjoy every bit of it. I had sportive frame before, but it's chainstays were out of alignment for some reason and they've changed it to this one on my request.

Paid ~780 I think. Planning on joining a club any time soon and maybe try some of the racan stuff.
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Anonymous 03/17/14(Mon)02:45 UTC+1 No.637360 Report

>>637260
Jamis steel road bike.
best deal, doesn't look like shit, too.
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Litio 03/17/14(Mon)02:45 UTC+1 No.637361 Report

Hi guys, I daily ride about 20mi on the city (most of it isolated biek lanes) and I've found a Vairo XR8800 for REAL cheap, the paint is kinda decolorated and it has done the cross of Los Andes twice in Argentina. Should I stay or should I go?
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Anonymous 03/17/14(Mon)02:47 UTC+1 No.637363 Report

>>637361
no.
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Litio 03/17/14(Mon)02:54 UTC+1 No.637366 Report

>>637363
I'm currently riding an almost supermarket-tier mtb with 21 gears and no suspension, what would you recommend me? I also like to do a 30mi route sprint on sundays or sarturdays
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Anonymous 03/17/14(Mon)02:59 UTC+1 No.637368 Report

>>637366
Rigid 80s MTB or and old road ten speed.
You can easily get one of those for 100 bucks. If you look long enough you can get one for 50.
That BSO you posted might only cost ~12$ but will fuck you in the long run and be a piece of shit to ride in the mean time.
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Anonymous 03/17/14(Mon)03:02 UTC+1 No.637369 Report

>>637361

If REAL cheap means like 20 bucks then sure. If else, pass.
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Litio 03/17/14(Mon)03:26 UTC+1 No.637382 Report

>>637368
I've seen some old road ones for that price, I'm interested but unsure about the durabaility of it on Buenos Aires streets, a third of my ride is on the streets dodging cars and sometimes jumping to the walkside.

>>637369
It's going for about 150, like a half or third of what a normal used one costs
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Anonymous 03/17/14(Mon)03:31 UTC+1 No.637384 Report

>>637360
I think they're European people. does Jamis exist in Europe?

Not disagreeing with you, I have a steel Jamis and it's great, but I don't think they have them over there.
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Anonymous 03/17/14(Mon)03:49 UTC+1 No.637389 Report

>>637382

150 for that??? fuck no
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Anonymous 03/17/14(Mon)04:15 UTC+1 No.637395 Report

>>637382

>and sometimes jumping to the walkside.

Stop doing that. No excuses.
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Anonymous 03/17/14(Mon)19:07 UTC+1 No.637643 Report

>>637384

yeah we have them over here I have seen one or two online, never any in person though
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Anonymous 03/17/14(Mon)19:22 UTC+1 No.637649 Report

>>637643
>tfw no Quest Elite anywhere in Europe, even in online stores
>Evans said they'll have it
>they still don't
>holding off on buying a Genesis Equilibrium
>riding season is right around the corner
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Anonymous 03/17/14(Mon)20:08 UTC+1 No.637670 Report

>>637649
>Anti aerodynamic
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Anonymous 03/17/14(Mon)20:21 UTC+1 No.637672 Report

>>637670
you what mate
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Anonymous 03/17/14(Mon)21:04 UTC+1 No.637688 Report

>>637670
By riding the bike, you're making it less aerodynamic with your malformed body.
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Anonymous 03/17/14(Mon)22:44 UTC+1 No.637731 Report

>>637649

>riding season

freds.jpg
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Anonymous 03/17/14(Mon)23:19 UTC+1 No.637745 Report

Is this worth?
http://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/4336430902.html

Was interested in this but it is xbox huge.
http://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/4379505966.html
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Anonymous 03/17/14(Mon)23:22 UTC+1 No.637746 Report

>>637324
Do you live in Aberdeen?
>I think I know who you are if you do, I'm mad jealous of your segment times.
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Anonymous 03/18/14(Tue)00:24 UTC+1 No.637768 Report

Can someone recommend me one of these?
Sorry, I just posted in another thread. Didn't see this.
http://osonlineshop.com/bicycles/
6'1", around 32" inseam
Thanks in advance!
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Anonymous 03/18/14(Tue)00:51 UTC+1 No.637781 Report

>>637260
1,399
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Anonymous 03/18/14(Tue)00:52 UTC+1 No.637783 Report

>>637781
1,199
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Anonymous 03/18/14(Tue)00:53 UTC+1 No.637786 Report

>>637783
999
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Anonymous 03/19/14(Wed)21:10 UTC+1 No.638422 Report

>>637324
Photo taken on Greyhope Road, Torry, Aberdeen

Yeah, I know who you are (CT), nice time up the cat 3 today, esp given the wind (about 30s faster than your previous best).
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Anonymous 03/19/14(Wed)21:44 UTC+1 No.638439 Report

I have Shimano 5700 and I would not hesitate to pay more for Shimano 6800. Then again I also do a mix of extreme climbs and flats, so I take every gear I can get. If your terrain is less varied, the better shifting and extra gears don't mean a whole lot since you won't have to shift as often, you won't need as wide of a range, and it is easier to ease up on the pedals.

I would try to get something carbon with 6800. My input.
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