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Old November 19th 08, 03:13 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Patrick Lamb
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OK, I can see the advertising power of a bicycle-branded coffee cup:

http://store.trekbikes.com/jump.jsp?itemID=821&itemType=PRODUCT&path=1%2C2%2C 15%2C385&iProductID=821&bShopOnline=1

But isn't it a bit ridiculous to buy a bike to get a coffee mug?

http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/urban/soho/soho/

And whatever happened to the coffee shop ride? I always thought it
was the American version of the Brit's tea shop rides, although the
Brits sometimes seem to ride to more than one shop in a day's ride.

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Old November 19th 08, 03:27 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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Patrick Lamb wrote:
OK, I can see the advertising power of a bicycle-branded coffee cup:

http://store.trekbikes.com/jump.jsp?itemID=821&itemType=PRODUCT&path=1%2C2%2C 15%2C385&iProductID=821&bShopOnline=1

But isn't it a bit ridiculous to buy a bike to get a coffee mug?

http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/urban/soho/soho/


It it weren't so damn ugly, that'd be a damn cool bike!

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Old November 20th 08, 08:39 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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nmp wrote:
Paul M. Hobson wrote:

Patrick Lamb wrote:


[..]

http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/urban/soho/soho/


It it weren't so damn ugly, that'd be a damn cool bike!


What is so ugly about it? I like it.


It's kind of battleship grey? And I'm not fond of flat bars for
anything other than straight MTBs. It's not the ugliest bike I've seen
admittedly - even today.

http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2008...lliErkkila.htm

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Old November 20th 08, 09:09 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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I don't think the coffee cup is the big draw...
It's the belt and the roller brakes. They just killed my two biggest
maintenance tasks. I guess I'll spend the recovered time drinking
coffee (or tea - does it really take a different cup?)
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Old November 20th 08, 09:10 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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On Nov 20, 3:39*pm, Dane Buson wrote:
nmp wrote:
Paul M. Hobson wrote:


Patrick Lamb wrote:


[..]


http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/urban/soho/soho/


It it weren't so damn ugly, that'd be a damn cool bike!


What is so ugly about it? I like it.


It's kind of battleship grey? *And I'm not fond of flat bars for
anything other than straight MTBs. *It's not the ugliest bike I've seen
admittedly - even today.

http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2008...lliErkkila.htm

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I have a rock garden. *Last week three of them died.
* * * * * * * * -- Richard Diran


Man, that is a shame. Dude went through the trouble to custom build
(assuming he's not full of it) a frame that'd take some real nice wide
snow/sand tires, and it ended up like that in the end? Man... rough
deal. I'd love a bike that'd take tires that wide, especially
something I built myself. I'd rather pay for 3 Pugsleys than ride
that thing though.
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Old November 21st 08, 12:43 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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"nmp" wrote:
Paul M. Hobson wrote:

Patrick Lamb wrote:


[..]

http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/urban/soho/soho/

It it weren't so damn ugly, that'd be a damn cool bike!


What is so ugly about it? I like it.


Silly not to have a generator hub. Real commuters typically need to ride
in the dark from late fall to early spring. Otherwise, a perfectly
sensible city bike, which is good to see from a large and high profile
US manufacturer.

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Old November 21st 08, 02:43 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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Too short cutsteer tube so the handlebars willbe too low. $1000 for
an urban cruiser?


On Nov 20, 9:18*am, nmp wrote:
Paul M. Hobson wrote:
Patrick Lamb wrote:


[..]

http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/urban/soho/soho/


It it weren't so damn ugly, that'd be a damn cool bike!


What is so ugly about it? I like it.


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Old November 21st 08, 03:06 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Paul M. Hobson[_2_]
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Tom Sherman wrote:
"nmp" wrote:
Paul M. Hobson wrote:

Patrick Lamb wrote:


[..]

http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/urban/soho/soho/
It it weren't so damn ugly, that'd be a damn cool bike!


What is so ugly about it? I like it.


Silly not to have a generator hub. Real commuters typically need to ride
in the dark from late fall to early spring. Otherwise, a perfectly
sensible city bike, which is good to see from a large and high profile
US manufacturer.


I just don't like the shape of the tubes. Too racy for me. What's
wrong with circular cross sections?

Drop outs are interesting though.

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Old November 21st 08, 03:58 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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On Thu, 20 Nov 2008 13:09:16 -0800, DennisTheBald wrote:

I don't think the coffee cup is the big draw... It's the belt and the
roller brakes. They just killed my two biggest maintenance tasks. I
guess I'll spend the recovered time drinking coffee (or tea - does it
really take a different cup?)


The belt? really? Surely they could have gone a bit more conventional
and used a regular chain with a full chaincase. Not so impressive, yeah,
but I imagine cheaper.

I'd just as soon get a Flying Pigeon and rebuild the rear wheel to take a
sturmey-archer AWC 3-speed coaster-brake hub.

-L



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Old November 21st 08, 04:12 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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On Nov 20, 8:43*pm, wrote:
Too short cutsteer tube so the handlebars willbe too low. *$1000 for
an urban cruiser?


No, for transportation. What's with this "cruiser" word? Looks a lot
like my last city bike with one more gear and an additional roller
brake. Bars are exactly where they want to be for an athletic cyclist.
It's still upright. Price is very fair considering the spec. Add a
rack and that's a perfect urban scoot.
 




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