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Here's More (Official) Airborne MP Info(17 posts)

Here's More (Official) Airborne MP InfoRich Clark
Oct 8, 2001 8:56 AM

No official word on prices, though.

re: Here's More (Official) Airborne MP InfoLC
Oct 8, 2001 9:08 AM
Why is the top tube so frickin Long?

The shortest effective TT is 53.4cm
re: Here's More (Official) Airborne MP Infosdk
Oct 8, 2001 1:30 PM
Did anyone notice that it says "available December 2001" What the F*&^..... Ithought it was supposed to be available after interbike?? I guess Airborne should have said, " a picture of it will be available after interbike"
Looks Beutiful! excited with some reservationsChris Zeller
Oct 8, 2001 4:19 PM
The bike looks gorgeous with the curved CF seat stays and double butted tubing. The internal cable routing has really got my mouth watering!

But I thought I heard Jamie Raddin (Co. president) practically promise it would be out after Interbike on their messageboard. Not that I could afford one anyway. I think they still haven't decided on the price. I've heard everything from $1200-1800. The low end sounds reasonable and I hope they go that way, the high end is rather steep. May be better to go with a custom frame either DEAN (not double butted, cheaper? custom, CF too) or DEAN Xlight (same weight, custom and no CF to worry about). Or even go with a Litespeed or Seven. A little more but it buys you better pedigree and a better frameweight. Heck, my touring frame (Carpe Diem)is only 1/2 lb heavier than this and half the price. All in all, it looks great but I was hoping for a better price and a faster delivery.
Airborne? what's uperg
Oct 8, 2001 4:22 PM
what is the deal with airborne? The feeling I get around my romping grounds is that airbornes are real economical ti bikes. You get some good components. But I saw someone take the seatpost out of their airborne and it was discolored from the titanium. Is that characteristic of all ti or just airborne quality ti.
Airborne? what's upSteveS
Oct 8, 2001 7:04 PM
You saw what, a discolored seatpost and assumed that was caused by the titanium? Since I have two Airbornes I can certainly check that out easily enough, I am wondering what you are claiming happened between the two metals.
Airborne? what's uperg
Oct 9, 2001 3:31 AM
maybe something on the ti- a copper like color? I did not know what it was caused from. The guy next to me said it was from the ti, but what does he know. It was just a standard syncoros seat post that was pulled out of a fairly new airborne.
Airborne? what's upnatz
Oct 9, 2001 4:31 AM
Could it perhaps have been Ti-Prep or another anti-seize compound?
Airborne? WHO CARES?!nm
Oct 9, 2001 4:41 AM
Probably the ti-prepRich Clark
Oct 9, 2001 6:41 AM
Tell your friend with the "discolored" seatpost to wipe it down with some alcohol. It comes right off. (I saw the same thing on my Airborne when it was new.)

Oct 10, 2001 7:00 AM
Yup, anti-seize/Ti prep. It has copper metal in it; stops the galling (reaction between different metals).

Airborne advertizing dept. strikes again!Rusty McNasty
Oct 9, 2001 6:44 AM
I see they are still pimping RbR as their own personal forum. Have they no shame (or advertizing budget)?
Surely Huffy can afford it.

i It may be titanium, but I know a "gas-pipe" frame when I see one.
Where? nmRich Clark
Oct 9, 2001 9:18 AM
Here's More (Official) Airborne SPAM!!!!DAC
Oct 9, 2001 12:15 PM
Yeah, these guys have been spamming recently, too. I really can't see seriously considering any bike that is made by Huffy, especially when it is advertised mostly by a massive spam campaign. Seems like they could afford the advertising $$ if they wanted to.
I've seen their bikes, and aside from the price, I'm not impressed. I'm even less inclined to consider one of their products now that they are shoveling their $h!t onto every forum available.
If we ignore them, maybe they will go away?
Prove it, or retract it, liarRich Clark
Oct 9, 2001 6:14 PM
Listen, Jack, I'm just a regular participant here who happens to own an Airborne. I posted this link because there was an earlier thread discussing the Manhattan Project.

That's not spam, any more than it is when people post links about any other new model from any manufacture, something that happens all the time here.

I don't know what your problem is, but the fact that you have to resort to flat out lying to support your ridiculous assertion pretty much sums up its worthlessness.

Show me where anyone from Airborne has ever used a discussion forum as advertising, let along conducting a "massive spam campaign."

Go ahead. Show me.

two words: "water bottle" nmDAC
Oct 10, 2001 4:48 AM
Thank you for conceding the argumentRich Clark
Oct 10, 2001 5:18 AM
Since whatever once's opinion might be about the water bottle promotion, it had nothing to do with spamming discussion boards.