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Specialized Langster Monaco

Harry BHarry B Posts: 1,239
edited September 2008 in The bottom bracket
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  • JameyJamey Posts: 2,152
    Yeah, saw one last week. Very nice.

    The branding reminded me very much of Lancia (for anyone that remembers them) but I since read that it was Martini and went "oh yeah" :)
  • Jez monJez mon Posts: 3,809
    It's nice, but i think pretty much all of the Bike Porn at the London FGSS forum is far superior. But then I'm not a big fan of sloping tube geometry, even though all my bikes have it!
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  • Ash_Ash_ Posts: 385
    For the benefit of those that don't want to have to find a picture:

    09speclangmonaco-2.jpg

    Well, I'm not sure if I like it or not, but I think it's certainly a lot better-looking than the previous 'London' special edition. Of course, when all the wannabe's are riding round the capital on one, it'll look a bit mundane.

    On a slight aside, Langster publicity tends to say things along the lines of 'equally at home on the track or road...' Has anyone used one on a track? What's it like? (I'm thinking Manchester / Newport here).
  • PostieJohnPostieJohn Posts: 1,105
    I did stop and 2nd look it, always a good/bad sign, depending on if you are my bank manager, or not.
  • Eddy SEddy S Posts: 1,013
    Ash_ wrote:
    On a slight aside, Langster publicity tends to say things along the lines of 'equally at home on the track or road...' Has anyone used one on a track? What's it like? (I'm thinking Manchester / Newport here).
    That Specialized publicity material hasn't changed since the Langster was introduced in '05 but the bike has changed quite a lot.

    The bikes from '07 are essentially (lazy) street geometry and the BB is far too low on those '07-onwards Langsters to be able to use them on an indoor velodrome.

    I used to use my '05 Langster at Newport till I got dedicated track bikes but it has the suitable geometry.
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