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Old 08-31-09, 04:53 PM   #1
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Ridley's "Believe it or Not" (bike porn adults only)

Coming soon to a race near you (excuse the excess glue, I rushed those for Gila):
















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Old 08-31-09, 04:59 PM   #2
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Wow.

I'm a little surprised you couldn't find a rear derailleur with red accents.

What's she weigh in at?
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Old 08-31-09, 05:03 PM   #4
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I bet that is one nice bike. I will say (and prepare to duck as I do it) that no ridley has ever done it for me visually. I do want to put some time in the saddle on one...I have yet to ride a single ridley.
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Old 08-31-09, 05:11 PM   #5
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Mavic SSC brake in the front.

I love mine.
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Old 08-31-09, 05:35 PM   #7
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Can I get that cable in blue and black?

EDIT: Wait a minute? Weren't you running Record earlier in the Spring?
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Old 08-31-09, 05:44 PM   #8
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At the Spring Series I get to see a lot of bikes. Since it's one of the first races the bikes will see, they're new, beautiful, have the latest groups, the coolest parts, and they're everywhere. I rarely, and I mean rarely, walk up to someone and ask to check out their bike. Parlees with Record and Lightweights? There there and there. But when I saw a guy on that frame (it was blue - I can't even remember what group was on the bike, or even what wheels), I walked over. I'm usually a functional kind of guy, and I know that a top tube that isn't straight isn't necessary, but holy smokes the bike looked cool. All that swoopy doopy stuff is awesome.

I took a lot of shots of it at Interbike last year too. I just loved the bike, the presentation, everything. Our team even had a Ridley team buy but I couldn't go in. I rarely "want" a bike, but I'd buy that one if I could.

Effiing A. What a nice bike.

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Can I get that cable in blue and black?

EDIT: Wait a minute? Weren't you running Record earlier in the Spring?
The controls are Record, the rear is Chorus but is tweaked and lighter than stock record. Comes in just under 15 pounds. The cables you can get in blue and black.

Still have the blue Noah BTW.
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No Lightweights? No SR11?

I'm dissapointed in you.

I love those frames though. Freaking gorgeous, and that seat mast is just sexy.
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Still have the blue Noah BTW.
When's the garage sale. I want to get there before EDR.
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The controls are Record, the rear is Chorus but is tweaked and lighter than stock record. Comes in just under 15 pounds. The cables you can get in blue and black.

Still have the blue Noah BTW.
Local, or did you order?

Oh yea, the blue one. If only we could ever get you on some good equipment

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When's the garage sale. I want to get there before EDR.
Bet I can get there faster
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Old 08-31-09, 06:16 PM   #13
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Local, or did you order?
Order. I don't know if anyone stocks, or if QBP or one of the other big catalog distributors carry them.
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did you drill for the srm cable? (i think that is the lone black cable coming up behind the stem)
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Old 08-31-09, 06:48 PM   #15
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None of you can get any of his fire sale items faster than me....I can be however be bribed to look the other way when the time comes
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Let's face it.

It's no Cervelo.
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None of you can get any of his fire sale items faster than me....I can be however be bribed to look the other way when the time comes
Sadly, I think I would probably knock my teeth out with my knee caps if I tried to ride Ex's rig.
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Let's face it.

It's no Cervelo.
Didn't you see the last picture?
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Hi Mr. Ex,

When are you going to spring for a good bike? <JK>

I am a big fan of red bikes and that one looks great -- even though it is more black than red.
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I'm jealous... I think it would even fit.
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I think I am truly the odd man out and may have "bad taste" by most rider's standards. I can never get into the curvy lines on the Ridleys, Specialized, Willier, Pinarello, etc. I find the basic IF or Parlee or Look to be the most aesthetically pleasing.

On another note, I am very interested in the bike in terms of performance. I don't suppose you got a frame weight did you? Also I know you have owned a number of high end race bikes; how does this compare in terms of performance? What aspects does it excel at and where is it lacking. Just curious. The shop I work for sells look, ridley, and parlee for the high end carbon bikes and I've always been curious about ridley.
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Well I guess if you're in to that kind of thing it's kind of good looking.

I am in N. TX, so I can be there for the garage sale.
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Let's face it.

It's no Cervelo.
cervelos are for fat people
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Man, that's smoooth looking. Thoughtfully appointed, as expected

So, are we going to have new kit colors next year?
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That is amazing. My current dream bike is a Ridley Noah.
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