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    Quote Originally Posted by vvill View Post
    Yeah I've seen the Civilian line-up but not a big fan of their BIG FRENCH WORD theme.

    The Spot frame is "only" $1400 though. Surely supplying your own Gates Centertrack drive parts, fork (the Spot one is Al steerer-carbon legs, so plenty of other similar on the market) BB7s, crank, wheelset, and other standard parts you could build it for less than $3400? People often end up with their own saddle and handlebars / wrap anyway, and brake levers can be pretty cheap too.
    Funny ha-ha, I thought the big french words make it fancy
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcv View Post
    Funny, I thought the big french words make it fancy
    Maybe? I don't know, I don't really like flashy/gaudy designs on my bike. Or anything about a king.

    Funny that SSCX is all the rage now. I spent some time over the weekend looking at some of them online for no particular reason. The full Spot build is supposedly <19lb which is nice for steel + disc brakes although their warranty isn't that generous for a $1400 frame. The All-City Nature Boy and Masi Speciale looked nice too although they're heavier, and Felt and Redline make Al SS CX bikes. I guess I should actually figure out if I do want to ride a SS let alone a SS CX first though... I figure if I get a SS it should be a SS CX for the versatility of wider tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vvill View Post
    Yeah I've seen the Civilian line-up but not a big fan of their BIG FRENCH WORD theme.
    *snerk*

    If/when I ever get a new bike, I might have to cut some custom lettering that says BIG FRENCH WORD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vvill View Post
    Price seems a little high but all the stock stuff is pretty nice


    http://spotbrand.com/bikes/product-page/mod-disc-ss/
    Look at the component spec and frame info on the bike and you'll see why the price seems a little high. I'm picky as heck about how I'd build out a bike and honestly, there isn't much that I'd change on that bike. Everything is pretty close to top shelf for this kind of bike. I'm tempted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vvill View Post
    Maybe? I don't know, I don't really like flashy/gaudy designs on my bike. Or anything about a king.

    Funny that SSCX is all the rage now. I spent some time over the weekend looking at some of them online for no particular reason. The full Spot build is supposedly <19lb which is nice for steel + disc brakes although their warranty isn't that generous for a $1400 frame. The All-City Nature Boy and Masi Speciale looked nice too although they're heavier, and Felt and Redline make Al SS CX bikes. I guess I should actually figure out if I do want to ride a SS let alone a SS CX first though... I figure if I get a SS it should be a SS CX for the versatility of wider tires.
    My brother has a Nature Boy - it's a fun bike, rides great, and looks awesome. Wouldn't be my first choice as a race bike but as a do-everything bike it's great.

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    Darn. I already have a do everything bike (or two)

    Quote Originally Posted by KelOnWheels View Post
    If/when I ever get a new bike, I might have to cut some custom lettering that says BIG FRENCH WORD.
    And ELITE! Which etymologically comes to us via Old French, apparently.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt View Post
    Look at the component spec and frame info on the bike and you'll see why the price seems a little high. I'm picky as heck about how I'd build out a bike and honestly, there isn't much that I'd change on that bike. Everything is pretty close to top shelf for this kind of bike. I'm tempted!
    It is a nice spec, I agree. I might pay teh dollarz for that frame, maybe not $2000 more for the full thing though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vvill View Post

    And ELITE! Which etymologically comes to us via Old French, apparently.
    So it will also be a BIG FRENCH WORD!

    Now I want a BIG FRENCH WORD jersey. Who wants to start a cycling wear company with me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveK View Post
    My brother has a Nature Boy - it's a fun bike, rides great, and looks awesome. Wouldn't be my first choice as a race bike but as a do-everything bike it's great.
    I keep looking at the Space Horse... I just wish it had disc brake attachment thingys. (I are technical!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KelOnWheels View Post
    So it will also be a BIG FRENCH WORD!

    Now I want a BIG FRENCH WORD jersey. Who wants to start a cycling wear company with me?
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    Someone at work has these tires and they are awesome & stripey and I wants some!

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    Because they would be amazing with the stripey jersey!

    Except apparently they're lousy tires.

    Oh well.
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