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    New Country Road Bob

    Here are some pictures of my new Van Dessel CRB. I'm running it as a SS instead of fixie because I like to coast. Bike is 22.3 lbs as shown. I upgraded the seat and post and threw on some 28C Cont Ultra Gatorskins. The frame/fork has room for 45C, so it can be used as a road or a cross bike. I've been suprised that my average speed is similar to my geared road bike.....but I also only ride it about half as far. There are just too many hills where I live.
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    Sharp bike - I dig the curved down tube, and I've always liked their raw frame w/ panels motif. Enjoy!

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    I just can't seem to get into the opposing forces that are the simplicity of a SS bike and the complexity that some frame builders impose on it. I'm sure it's a quality bike and all, and to each his own, but I just can't see myself owning a frame that is bent this way and that for no reason.

    Or maybe I just don't know the reason.

    Cyclocross is for crazy people anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterC
    I just can't seem to get into the opposing forces that are the simplicity of a SS bike and the complexity that some frame builders impose on it. I'm sure it's a quality bike and all, and to each his own, but I just can't see myself owning a frame that is bent this way and that for no reason.

    Or maybe I just don't know the reason.

    Cyclocross is for crazy people anyway.


    you just don't know the reason....the right sort of curves are beautiful on bicycles (and women)...and this frame has the right sort

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterC
    I just can't seem to get into the opposing forces that are the simplicity of a SS bike and the complexity that some frame builders impose on it.

    I beg to differ!


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    I rest my case.

    BURN!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterC
    I rest my case.

    BURN!
    This?
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    ^ I'd hit that!

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    Look, I don't hate these bikes (in fact that last one looks pretty good I must admit) I just don't want to own one. I can appreciate the extra engineering that goes into it but it doesn't appeal to me.

    Like, I've been to the opera (La Traviatta (sp?)), and it was amazing, but I don't want to listen to it in my car.
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    I love the CRB, may be my next bike now that I have 2 geared bikes. My newest one is a Van Dessel Hole Shot and I've been supremely pleased with it, and the customer service of the Van Dessel crew (who are local to my hometown.)

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