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Poser needs help!(19 posts)

Poser needs help!poser
Feb 14, 2002 7:49 AM
I have 4 bikes and I need to get rid of at least two of them to free up some cash and space.

1. 2001 Litespeed Ultimate, silver, Dura Ace, Ouzo Pro, etc.
2. Colnago Dream Plus, Mapei, DA/Ultegra
3. Festina Compact, Campy Record
4. OCLV USPS Trek 5500, white 2001, DA

The festina's top tube is 1cm too long for me, but it's nice otherwise. I prefer the handling of the OCLV to the Colnago but there are too many OCLVs on the road. Which two should I get rid of?
Feb 14, 2002 8:15 AM
do you have the matching team kits for each???
I'll help youPaulCL
Feb 14, 2002 8:24 AM
I'll take any one of the bikes you want to get rid of. I'm kinda partial to Colnagos, so I'll take that one off your hands.

Knowing this might be hard for a poser, but if you enjoy riding the OCLV...keep it!
Why give away the one you like?cory
Feb 14, 2002 8:31 AM
Sounds like you're thinking of getting rid of the bike you like most just because other people have one, too. Up to you, of course, but...
re: Poser needs help!raboboy
Feb 14, 2002 8:30 AM
awww, did your dot com go under?
Sounds like you had too much money to beging with. ;)
are you SERIOUSLY asking this or trying to make us jealous?!?!xx
Feb 14, 2002 8:34 AM
are you SERIOUSLY asking this or trying to make us jealous?!?!poser
Feb 14, 2002 12:42 PM
Not trying to make you jealous.
are you SERIOUSLY asking this or trying to make us jealous?!?!pmf1
Feb 14, 2002 12:47 PM
If it were me, I'd limit it to the LS and the Trek, probably ending up with the LS. I say this because
1. I don't like aluminium bikes
2. I like compact bikes even less
3. There are much better choices of carbon bike than the Trek 5500
4. I have an Ultimate and am pleased with it (I also have 2 carbon bikes that I'm pleased with -- neither is a Trek).

But why should you care what I think? I'm not going to ride it, you are.
re: Poser needs help!jtolleson
Feb 14, 2002 9:02 AM
I'd keep the Litespeed and the OCLV.

If you are going to have two bikes, they should fill two different niches. Here, you've got the aggressive and stiff quick steering Ultimate for speed, racing, crits, or just showing off. Wanna ride centuries, do a tour, whatever, then you need something long distance comfort oriented, and the OCLV is probably the most distance worthy offering in your stable. (The Dream Plus is a great bike but I've still not quite bought into the high-end aluminum thing; I also don't care for the Mapei paint scheme). You already said the Festina TT is too long.

So, that's my two cents.
I need help with Posercyclaholic
Feb 14, 2002 9:03 AM
I have my own particular problem:

With which instrument should I unmercifully beat "Poser" as due punishment for offering up one of the most pointless, pretentious, egotistical, and vacuous posts in the history of the RBR fora?

1: Wooden baseball bat
2: Aluminum softball bat
3: Tire iron
4: 2x4
Steal is Real - use the Tire Ironxx
Feb 14, 2002 9:30 AM
nah, go with the aluminum batTig
Feb 14, 2002 10:21 AM
Sure, you won't be able to bash all day with it like the steel tire iron, but the less comfortable "ride" that he will feel combined with a better power transfer makes it a better choice. The lighter weight means a faster swing speed. The "tink" sound it makes when popping a skull may not be as classic as good ol' wood, but you get used to it. Might I add that the new carbon fiber-handled aluminum bats take some of the hand numbing vibrations out of each hit.
Feb 15, 2002 12:16 PM
I cannot stop laughing! HAHAHAHA!!! Get TIG a RBR hat and t-shirt!!! Classic! I especially love the unable to bash all day but the power transfer rocks bit!

Andy - Wannabe
Good old Louisville Slugger!Softrider
Feb 14, 2002 10:23 AM
Aluminium bats are just WRONG!!!!!
Very well put!Crankist
Feb 14, 2002 10:41 AM
FYI: Alum. cleans easiest.
Where's the Ti hammer with OCLV handle...nmJL
Feb 14, 2002 10:45 AM
I need help with Poserposer
Feb 14, 2002 1:03 PM
Oh, shut up. Why don't you go attack those with Porsches, Mercedeses, and Jaguars. I chose to spend my hard earned money on a sport I like, what's your f*cking problem with that? With a little research, I managed to spend less than retail. And I know I can get back more than half that if I need to get rid of the bikes, so the real commitment is not that much. If you are so ignorant as to think a few thousand bucks is a hugh amount of money, I suggest you go out and take a look at the real rich people in corporate America.
From one poser to anotherElefantino
Feb 14, 2002 11:14 AM
If this is a serious question, not one posted to make us either drool or look for blunt instruments, here's my opinion:

• Keep the OCLV. If you like the handling, it's a good bike. Who cares how many of them are on the road? I just had my OCLV repaired and repainted — in white Postal colors. Why? Because I wanted to.

• Keep the Litespeed. It's the king of the stable. Ride is better than either the Colnago or the Festina/Specialized..

Now: If you really want to become an official member of Poserdom you must:

• Buy a Postal kit. The 2000 (white) jerseys go best with the white paint sceme.

• Buy a Navigators kit. Goes well with the Litespeed.


Mail me the other two bikes. I will give them a good home.

post a pic so we can visually determine which to let go nmsecourir
Feb 14, 2002 11:56 AM