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Certifried
11-26-2012, 09:29 AM
Proteus had their Cranksgiving sale over the weekend with an amazing discount on many bikes. They still have a couple 2011 bikes, and they're 50% off. I know Jeff (Greenbelt) probably won't post here because he's too nice to "spam" the forums with Proteus sale info. I'm not, so I will haha

From their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/proteusbicycles): "Crankgiving leftovers this year: a Felt Brougham 56 fixed gear/single speed and a 51 Jamis 1x8 "SatelEight" road bike. Those two bikes will stay at 50% off until they find a good home!"

So if you know someone who needs a bike at a great price, have them check out Proteus in College Park.

jrenaut
11-26-2012, 10:04 AM
Ooh, a fixed gear for $225? Sounds EXTREMELY tempting except that I might already be at S-1, I'd want to replace all the components (bars, which would lead to brakes, pedals, tires, suddenly it's back to full price), and I don't even know if I'm going to like riding fixed gear. But that is an awesome deal.

vvill
11-26-2012, 10:17 AM
And a Felt too. I clicked on the facebook page but didn't see a post about it.

jrenaut
11-26-2012, 10:18 AM
You can see it on their website (http://www.proteusbicycles.com/sale-bikes/).

vvill
11-26-2012, 11:37 AM
Thanks.

Hmm. A bit... gregarious looking for me.

Certifried
11-26-2012, 12:51 PM
I think they've also got a Kona Token on sale, unless it already sold. That's a women's e-bike, normally $1995, on sale for $999.50

Riley Casey
11-26-2012, 02:02 PM
That Jamis had my ears perk up til I realized that 51cm was a bike for a person about a foot shorter than me. :( :p

KelOnWheels
11-26-2012, 04:20 PM
That Jamis had my ears perk up til I realized that 51cm was a bike for a person about a foot shorter than me. :( :p

Hmm. I do believe that Jamis has somewhere in the neighborhood of a 53cm ETT length.

KelOnWheels
11-26-2012, 04:22 PM
That Jamis had my ears perk up til I realized that 51cm was a bike for a person about a foot shorter than me. :( :p

And you're 6'8"? :eek:

Riley Casey
11-26-2012, 06:28 PM
The calculator I found on line called out a 51" road bike as being suitable for a low end height of 5ft 2". I know Proteus works hard to do proper bike fitting but I fear that the only solution that would get me on a 51cm bike might involve a bone saw. :eek:

vvill
11-26-2012, 08:24 PM
Or you will be truly ELITE. 500mm seat post!

Greenbelt
11-29-2012, 10:40 AM
2111

There's one more, alas. I tried to buy the 18" 2011 Kona Humuhumu with the (weirdly customized) drop bars for myself, to use as a knockaround bike -- I was going to put a rear rack and those collapsable baskets on it -- and for light duty trail rides. But Anthony and Laurie told me it was too small for me -- I had the seatpost set at max height, and they said they'd be embarrassed to have a shop regular riding a bike that didn't really fit. So sadly it's back on the floor. I'd been eyeing that bike all year waiting for the sale... I might order a 20" though, I still like my idea...

ShawnoftheDread
11-29-2012, 10:54 AM
2111

There's one more, alas. I tried to buy the 18" 2011 Kona Humuhumu with the (weirdly customized) drop bars for myself, to use as a knockaround bike -- I was going to put a rear rack and those collapsable baskets on it -- and for light duty trail rides. But Anthony and Laurie told me it was too small for me -- I had the seatpost set at max height, and they said they'd be embarrassed to have a shop regular riding a bike that didn't really fit. So sadly it's back on the floor. I'd been eyeing that bike all year waiting for the sale... I might order a 20" though, I still like my idea...

A single-speed mountain bike with drop bars? Some pink tape and one of us could be Dirt Jr.

vvill
11-29-2012, 05:08 PM
I've been coveting a MTB with flared dropbars for some time. Horizontal dropouts for SS would be even better.

Greenbelt
11-29-2012, 05:40 PM
A single-speed mountain bike with drop bars? Some pink tape and one of us could be Dirt Jr.

Looks like it sold today. I gotta head to potluck now and hear the scoop! But I'm thinking the bar tape will be purple...