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Well, I dumped last years bonus in one phone call today: )..(15 posts)
|Well, I dumped last years bonus in one phone call today: )..||asphalt assault|
Feb 22, 2003 2:39 PM
|...I ordered all the parts for the Mongoose Ti frame that I'm building. Full Ultegra, Chorus HS, wheels built with Velocity Deep V, carbon fork...should be under 18 lbs which is almost half of what my FS MTB rig weighs.
This is going to be interesting. The last "road" bike I had was a Schwinn Varsity 10 speed circa 1971.(remember those things?)
Thanks to all of you who have lent me advice in the past few weeks, I'l let you know how she rides...if you can get me off the thing:^)
|What else are bonuses for? Congrats! n/m||Bonked|
Feb 22, 2003 3:34 PM
|... Nothing is as satisfying as a good dump...||Akirasho|
Feb 22, 2003 3:42 PM
|... can I get an AMEN!!!
Be the bike.
Feb 22, 2003 5:40 PM
|glad you got a new rig, but....||merckx56|
Feb 22, 2003 3:54 PM
|why on earth would get a Campy headset? They aren't sealed and, if not properly taken care of, have the tendency to pit easily. Just aksing...?|
|Would you believe...||asphalt assault|
Feb 23, 2003 5:01 AM
|The salesman told me they were good and I believed him? I would have popped for a King but it's a 1". I figured that if/when the frame dies I would be stuck with it because everything...MTB and road...is 1 1/8 now.
Any suggestions on a more budget priced HS? Cane Creek, FSA?
The order won't ship til next week as they have to build my wheels so it's not too late to cancel on that HS.
Thanks for the Tip!
|He probably told you that...||merckx56|
Feb 23, 2003 6:06 AM
|because they had one in stock and needed to move it. FSA makes great stuff. The Orbit XL-II is cartridge bearing and should run you about $40-45. Cane Creek makes several but the C2 is likely the most economical at about the same price. King does make 1" stuff, but you're spending upwards of $100. Ritchey Scuzzy Logic pro is @ $50-55 and their WCS will run around $100. If they say they can't get these headsets, tell 'em they're full of crap. I just checked inventory at Quality and they have plenty of each.|
|Get a used 1" King on ebay for ~50$ (what I did 3000 miles ago)||PeterRider|
Feb 23, 2003 7:34 PM
|re: Well, I dumped last years bonus in one phone call today: )..||Jack9|
Feb 22, 2003 7:07 PM
|Did you get a Mongoose Pro from TST? How do you like it? I'm thinking of geting one too.|
|re: Well, I dumped last years bonus in one phone call today: )..||Ti-Boy|
Feb 23, 2003 4:38 AM
|Good man! I just dumped this years bonus in one phone call. Problem is I don't have this years bonus. But I have a new Vamoots.|
|I got it from....||asphalt assault|
Feb 23, 2003 4:49 AM
|GT/Pacific as a warranty replacement for a Zaskar (MTB) frame I broke over a year ago. I kept bugging them and they finally came through. They couldn't seem to find me an MTB frame that fit me and I told them I'd "settle" for a road frame in my size...all they had was Ti, bummer: )
Where/what is TST? I'd like to look on their website for some info on this frame. I'm not 100% sure it's a Mongoose because it has no decals but I don't know what else it'd be coming from Pacific. Obviously it's not a GT, it's not a triple triangle design.
I havn't ridden the frame yet so i'm not sure how I like it, it looks real nice though.
|re: Well, I dumped last years bonus in one phone call today: )..||Fez|
Feb 23, 2003 6:03 AM
|Sounds sweet. Be sure to post pictures of your rig.|
|TST is Titanium Sports Technologies||Jack9|
Feb 23, 2003 11:04 AM
|TST is Titanium Sports Technologies They made my ti softail.
Since 1989, the highly skilled men and women of TST have been fabricating road, mountain, cyclocross, triathlon and recumbent bike frames for a number of foreign and domestic customers such as Bachetta, Bontrager, Colorado Cyclist, Dean, Diamondback, Fuji, Gary Fisher, GT, Ibis, Kona, Marin, Mongoose Pro, Sampson and Yeti.
All frames are made in the U.S.A in Kennewick, Washington using cold relieved Ti-3%Al-2.5%V seamless tubing, the same tubing used in aerospace high pressure hydraulic systems.
TiSport carries a variety of close-out bike frame models to choose from. Keeping at the forefront of the titanium bike industry, TiSport is always designing new and improved frames to beat the competition. Call TST for bike frame availability.
|Thank You Very Much!...||asphalt assault|
Feb 23, 2003 5:35 PM
|You'v helped me positivly identify this frame and also I know for sure what size it is.
You da man!
|Just ordered one like yours||Jack9|
Feb 24, 2003 5:04 PM
|I have been thinking about it for a few months and just ordered a ti road frame, model FFBROO $629. The one with Ovalized and Curved Chainstays, and Tapered and Curved Seat Stays. Should be here in a week. I already have a ti softail from them. A fantastic bike. The most beautiful welds I have ever seen.
They still have 300 bikes left, out of thousands, the guy said. Lots of sizes.
Which model did you get?