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Its about time

  1. Jun 5, 2007 #1
    After waiting a week and a half shes here!

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    Oh yeah, its Ultegra components.

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    All carbon fiber frame....niceee.

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    Now, to remove all these damm reflectors!

    My first Road bike (a performance), that I bought for $600 bucks new (very cheap for a new road bike), is on its last legs. I got it back in highschool, and I was long overdue for a new bike. I saved up and got a nice one this time. She is fast and light as hell. (But a HUGE bike, 61" Frame! :eek::eek:)
     
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  3. Jun 5, 2007 #2

    Evo

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    Ooooooh, nice!!!
     
  4. Jun 5, 2007 #3
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    My first bike. I will miss her.....no not really. It runs bad, has rust spots, so much damn friction, its uncomfortable, the footpegs are wrong (mountain bike), the front wheel is different from a crash. It was a great bike for a first serious bike to have.

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    This is her before she got all beat up....:frown:

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    I would say she easily has a few hundred, if not a thosand miles on her.
     
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  5. Jun 5, 2007 #4

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    I don't even know anything about bikes, but I like the looks of the new one. Why do you want to take the reflectors off it? Do you not ride at night at all? If so, especially if you're in MD, don't you want the cars to see you? I don't even see that many on there...one on each tire and one under the seat...am I missing some from the photos?
     
  6. Jun 5, 2007 #5
    I only ride on trails during the daytime. Plus, they look so awful! Yep, theres only three, and im going to toss all of em in the trash!

    I would neverrrrrrr put my bike on the road with these nuts driving around here.

    The carbon just soaks up all the vibrations from the road. The difference is truly amazing. I took my friends bike out for a quick ride at school. His bike is a nice one as well, and I was really impressed. I realize after riding his bike how bad mine was. You can notice the difference instantly.

    On a nice bike, you just glide through the air. On my old bike it felt like you were fighting the friction to go anywhere. It was awful.

    Oh, and if anyone wants the blue bike I'll sell it to you for $350 bucks. Its not my size its a 58" bike. You can have the pegs and the riding shoes (size 12). Also, you can keep the cup holders (~12bucks). You need to take it to the shop to be tuned, and oiled. It wouldnt hurt to have them true the rims a bit. Also, the front wheel needs a spring added back to the quick release around the nut. Basically, you could get it back into good working order if you have the bike shop tune it for probably around ~100-150 bucks tops. I wasnt going to spend that money on a bike that does not fit me, so I bought a bigger better one.
     
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  7. Jun 5, 2007 #6

    Chi Meson

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    What's that "warning" sticker on the top tube?

    "Carbon fiber may explode at high energy" or something?

    I'm still riding my 1992 Specialized Epic (Carbon tubes in aluminum lugs). I bought new $600 wheels (Mavic Cosmic Equipe) 5 years ago to put off getting a new bike. I only rode maybe 200 miles last year though. These darned kids, you know.
     
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  8. Jun 5, 2007 #7

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    I was wondering that too, and then forgot to ask while commenting on the reflectors.

    And, now I'm amused that Cyrus has a fancy road bike that he won't take on the road. :rofl: Having driven in the D.C. area, I fully understand why, but it's still funny hearing him say it. :biggrin:
     
  9. Jun 5, 2007 #8

    G01

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    Nice Bike!
     
  10. Jun 5, 2007 #9
    how much for just the shifters on the old bike??
     
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  12. Jun 6, 2007 #11

    matthyaouw

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    Nice bike! Puts mine to shame completely.
     
  13. Jun 6, 2007 #12

    Kurdt

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    Lovely! I'm very jealous.
     
  14. Jun 6, 2007 #13
    That bike looks very nice :) It makes me want to get rid of my Dad's old bike that I ride a few times a week :) He used it in the 70s ;)
     
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  16. Jun 6, 2007 #15

    DaveC426913

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    Envious. Not jealous.
    -Grammar Police
     
  17. Jun 6, 2007 #16

    Kurdt

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    I thought the two were interchangeable? We live and learn. :tongue2::rolleyes:
     
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