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Old May 9th 06, 09:19 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Team,

Need your hunting skills. Where to buy cheapest XL compact frame bike
decked out with Tiagra flight deck?

Order of priority...

1.) At minimum Tiagra flight deck.
2.) XL Compact Frame Size
3.) 8-speed

Thanks,

Randolf

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Old May 10th 06, 01:48 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Team,

Need your hunting skills. Where to buy cheapest XL compact frame bike
decked out with Tiagra flight deck?

Order of priority...

1.) At minimum Tiagra flight deck.
2.) XL Compact Frame Size


Why the need for 'compact' if it is a XL?

3.) 8-speed


Tiagra hasn't been 8s for a while....

Thanks,

Randolf


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Old May 10th 06, 03:16 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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I have a small inseam and a gorilla torso. Need long top bar and
relatively short stand over. I'm fine with 9-speed. I don't want/need
expensive components, but would like the functionality of at least
Tiagra shifters...make sense?

Randolf

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Old May 10th 06, 05:56 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Need your hunting skills. Where to buy cheapest XL compact frame bike
decked out with Tiagra flight deck?

Order of priority...

1.) At minimum Tiagra flight deck.
2.) XL Compact Frame Size
3.) 8-speed

Thanks,

Randolf


Randolf: There are many companies that specialize in putting nice components
on el-cheapo framesets and wheels. But that doesn't get you the best bike
for the money, it just gets you something with a really cheap frameset and
wheels, possibly with a ride not to your liking. The frame and wheels are
the only things (apart from choosing correctly-sized stem, bars, & seat
position... along with proper assembly) that determine how a bike actually
*rides*. Fit & feel. And that varies greatly from manufacturer to
manufacturer.

You should check out this article on our website-
www.ChainReaction.com/roadbiketestrides.htm, for an idea of what to look for
when test-riding a bike. It's one of the few pieces on our website that's
brand & material neutral, so it's helpful no matter what bike you're looking
at. It will also help you to figure out if the dealer is setting things up
as they should.

--Mike-- Chain Reaction Bicycles
www.ChainReactionBicycles.com


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Old May 10th 06, 06:43 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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I'm not interested in marketing. Need a functional bike. Like a user
friendly flight deck and some hill climbing gears, but not a pussy
(granny) wheel. My dream bike would be fully Tiagra so when I fly by
those Dura-Ace guys I can laugh that much harder.

Randolf

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Old May 10th 06, 07:02 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Team,

Need your hunting skills. Where to buy cheapest XL compact frame bike
decked out with Tiagra flight deck?

Order of priority...

1.) At minimum Tiagra flight deck.
2.) XL Compact Frame Size
3.) 8-speed


Try
www.chucksbikes.com . condition 1 & 3 are mutually exclusive. Tiagra
is 9spd.
----------------
Alex

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Old May 10th 06, 07:30 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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oups.com...
Team,

Need your hunting skills. Where to buy cheapest XL compact frame bike
decked out with Tiagra flight deck?

Order of priority...

1.) At minimum Tiagra flight deck.
2.) XL Compact Frame Size
3.) 8-speed

Thanks,

Randolf


Sorry I don't have an answer but what is so important about the flight deck
compared to other devices?


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Old May 10th 06, 08:35 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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wrote:
Team,

Need your hunting skills. Where to buy cheapest XL compact frame bike
decked out with Tiagra flight deck?

Order of priority...

1.) At minimum Tiagra flight deck.
2.) XL Compact Frame Size
3.) 8-speed

Thanks,

Randolf


http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...ier_aquila.htm

Don't worry about compact, just get a frame with the right top
tube/stem length. The seatpost will make up the difference for your
legs. If needed, you can just go get a 140mm or 150mm stem later on.

If I were you though, I'd find a used 105 bike on Craiglist or similar,
depending on where you live.

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Old May 10th 06, 09:08 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Default Where to buy cheapest XL compact frame bike decked out with Tiagra flight deck?

I wasn't trying to sound smug. Just have this neighbor who spent a
small fortune on a titanium & carbon bike. Now he thinks he can start
training for the Tour de France. He rides like once a month. I ride
minimum five days a week if I can help it and ride a very old
bike...88' Trek 400 with a 55.3 top tube. I'm 6'1" with an inseam of
32" while wearing shoes. My helmet is about dead center over the front
axle.

Been ready to cut loose on a bike that actually fits. Rode neighbor's
old LeMond which is a 58.5 TT, 120 bar-stem with the seat all the way
back on an 1" offset stem and seat height at 41.5 inches. Couldn't
believe the time I could make with a larger bike. Was like riding a
Cadillac. Never got tired and could just GO! Wasn't for the thing
creaking and poor tuning I'd have bought it for $700.

Randolf

 




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