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To the bike freaks

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by Pecheur, Jul 2, 2002.

  1. Pecheur

    Pecheur Regular Member

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    Is this a good buy?

    * 54cm Cannondale CAAD 4 Road frame.
    * Brand New Tiagra 9 speed group set.
    * ITM post and Ritchey stem.
    * ITM bars
    * Wheels: Tiagra hubs on velocity rims with near new Michy tyres.
    * Cateye HR 1100 computer (inbuilt Heart Rate Monitor)

    With a brand new group set and a near new frame the price is a steal!

    Selling Price $1600 (about $800 US)
     
  2. kwun

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    Pecheur, would you ever use this baby on a long trip? have you been on a CAAD4 before?

    i have a CAAD3, and it is very torturous for any rides longer than 50miles. make sure you get a good saddle that fits your backside.

    for the average ride up to 40 miles, it is very nice and fast.

    make sure you inspect the frame and look for cracks near the BB and headtube. those places are prone to failure especially on Al frames. my friend cracked his headtube with less than 1000 miles on the bike.

    the price is very decent.
     
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    ahem..Kwun..

    Kwun, unless you guys are talking about buying mountain bikes so you can play badminton while riding your bike around the court, I don't see how this is related to badminton? *points to your comment in Matt's favourite songs thread*. Besides, I thought it says on the homepage of Badmintonforum, under General Chit Chat - anything goes..can you please define 'anything' ? :p Also, I've seen post about arm wrestling, World Cup..hmms..don't make start bitch slapping you Kwun! *grin* and I'm also very handy with the pillow, so watch out! :p
     
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    Pecheur Regular Member

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    Silly Kiwis ;)

    The whole point of this board is to talk about non-badminton stuff, that's why it's the General Chit-chat board ;)

    If it was badminton related it would most likely belong on one of the other boards.
     
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    Perhaps kwun means anything that is related to sport? ;)
    Or perhaps he just doesnt want some really "unrelated" posts that "eat up" the space and bandwidth of the forum and caused some unwanted troubles that we had earlier?

    hum..shall keep my mouth shut. :p
     
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    *glares at Nic and quietly sew up a Nic voodoo doll* now where did I put my pins.. *smiles sweetly*

    Jokes aside, if this chit chat forum is only for badminton related or sports related, then it should be specified so and the phrase 'anything goes' should not be advertised on the BadmintonForum homepage because it is misleading..*tries not to be to sound like a lawyer* :p

    Personally, I think it is a catch-22 situation. If we don't have a chit chat forum and concentrate solely on badminton postings..sooner or later, we'll get burnt out. So having this column is good because it provides a 'break' for posters to talk about other stuff besides badminton. So this forum in fact should be about anything BUT badminton. But I also appreciate what you're saying Nic regarding the disc space. The problem is, how do we decide what should be in the chit chat forum and what shouldn't be? Hehe..I just think that Kwun likes talking about mountain biking more than 'love' and 'favourite songs', hence his posts.. :p Then again, fair enough I suppose, after all, hehe, it's his website and it is up to him to decide what he wants to see on the forum :)

    I suppose at present, all we can do is to post less badminton unrelated stuff, but allow the topics to still be 'anything goes'.

    A
     
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    The first and very important rule to learn about "what women want"

    Never displeased nor offended ladies ;)
     
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    Re: ahem..Kwun..

    oh dear. what have i done? :(

    ok ok. just talk whatever. but dont' try to make this place into a marriage consultation forum, ok? :)
     
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    Re: Re: ahem..Kwun..

    Nic is looking for a potential life time partner who is as well a badminton fanatic! :D
     
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    and u said it in one sentence too:p
     
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    lol, cooler
     
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    Cooler voodo doll on its way..

    *glares at cooler and throws a rotten egg at him* *starts sewing a cooler voodo doll and stick another pin at Nic's voodoo doll..especially at the groin region* * cackles with glee*
     
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    Hmm ...

    Not too bad a price. But are you talking about a 2nd hand bike ??

    If you are then I don't think its a great buy. Just fairly decent.

    First off.. Aluminium has a Fatique life no matter how gently you ride it. Everytime you ride it, its slowly dying on you ... ( Of course it isn't that bad .. just exagerrating to make my point clear :p )

    And its really harsh on the butt. What seatpost is it using or what saddle is it ???

    And very important for Alu bikes is what fork are you getting as it will help soak up quite a bit of the vibrations if its a good one. The Tiagra is decent groupset, but if 105 is available, think it will be a much better option if you wish to go for upgrades in the future.

    Just my little points on what to look out for.

    Hope it helps.
     
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    Thanks for all the replies

    I rode the bike and you peeps are right, it really is quite a harsh ride, guess I'll have to look for another bike when I move further from work (currently live 5 km, just over 3 miles, but will probably move 15 km from work).
     

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