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New Macalu(14 posts)

New MacaluJosh-at-excelsports
Jan 16, 2003 8:11 PM
Well I thought you guys would like to see this. We just saw our first new Macalu. They are not in stock yet, but they are pretty nice. Check it out...What do you guys think?

http://www.excelsports.com/new.asp?page=8&major=1&minor=1&description=Race+Lite&vendorCode=MACALU
re: New MacaluThe Human G-Nome
Jan 16, 2003 8:45 PM
do you have any history? never heard of the manufacturer. they look like a few other bikes.
Excel House Brandjtolleson
Jan 16, 2003 8:47 PM
the straight guage ti Macalu was made by Litespeed (and even had a Litespeed badge... it was basically a re-badged Arenberg as far as I could tell). Maybe this is too?
Excel House BrandThe Human G-Nome
Jan 16, 2003 9:05 PM
this would tend to confirm that...
Hey Josh.Sintesi
Jan 17, 2003 2:56 AM
I like your company but isn't this unwarranted spam? This is against the Constitution and unAmerican.
Which is spam, the bike or the free advertisementwspokes
Jan 17, 2003 4:50 AM
After all, another cookie cutter frameset in S,M,L, XL...a text book economy decision just like the garment and fabric industry. no longer make tailor made shirts because it costs too much, lower profits, and takes time. Make less sizes, hype up the fact that all everyone really needs is a cookie cutter s-XL frameset and with enough manufacturers doing this some people will buy into the theory and SoLD. It looks like a schwinn giant insert other name here...yawn...
I agree but he could have remained anonymousColnagoFE
Jan 17, 2003 6:23 AM
and posted it as a regular forum person. At least he identified his bias with Excel. I'll give him points for that.
Hey Josh.Josh-at-excelsports
Jan 18, 2003 1:00 PM
Sorry, I didn't think of it as spam, I read a lot here and I saw other discussions on the Macalu's. Though you guys would be interested in seeing this. If you want to take it as spam and don't want it here I appologize.
Josh
Hey Josh.Niwot
Jan 18, 2003 11:30 PM
The point is that Excel makes more than enough $$$ to buy an advertisement on this site if they want to let everyone know about a bike they are selling.

And it's not just Excel. Others have tried to use this board as free advertising for something they are trying to sell on another website or on eBay. When someone does that, people typically respond by saying if you want to advertise, you should buy an ad.
Hey Josh.Josh-at-excelsports
Jan 19, 2003 7:13 AM
I understand your point, Please understand that I have nothing to do with the advertizing end of things. I am just an employee. I was just excited about this bike so I thought I would share.
Hey Josh.Fez
Jan 19, 2003 9:02 AM
I don't know what you do for that company, but I think your sign on name, along with the fact that you posted your house brand bike has some wondering if it is spam.

That said, its a nice bike.
geometry is not consistent...C-40
Jan 17, 2003 5:40 AM
Not a bad looking frame, but I wonder if anyone figured out that the effective TT length of the small size is actually about 2mm longer than the medium size.

The small has a 74 degree STA and the medium has a 73. To compare the TT lengths, add 1.2cm to the TT length of the small.

I would measure and list the head tube length. This is a critical dimension that helps the buyer figure out the handle bar height that can be attained without a lot of spacers.
C-40, you rule geometry! Can you climb as well? :) nmSpunout
Jan 17, 2003 6:14 AM
sure...C-40
Jan 17, 2003 2:09 PM
Climbing is the only place that a lightweight like me has a chance of leaving the group behind.

When I get to Colorado late this year, I'm going to try some serious climbing, not just hill hopping.