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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    I just pulled the Trigger!

    Assembly will start tomorrow! I have a BLACK Specialized Allez in the works! Custom Deep V Wheels, hand built, in black, black spokes, Tiagra group and red rubber in 700X25!! I'll put up pics as soon as I have the bike in possession! Hopefully, my shoulder will let me ride it in the Hilly Hundred! If not, there's always next year.

    I'll be riding a modern bike! wHOOt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    I'll be riding a modern bike! wHOOt!
    So much for the retro grouch!
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    I'll still; be a retro grouch at heart and will be keeping my old Schwinn on the road as long as I can keep getting parts for it
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    Welcome to the 21st century! Congrats!
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    Sounds like it's going to be awesome! Hope the shoulder heals up quick so you can go ride it.

    So... does this make you a technogrouch?
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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Here's the stock pic!

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    Sounds like a sweet ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Assembly will start tomorrow! I have a BLACK Specialized Allez in the works! Custom Deep V Wheels, hand built, in black, black spokes, Tiagra group and red rubber in 700X25!! I'll put up pics as soon as I have the bike in possession! Hopefully, my shoulder will let me ride it in the Hilly Hundred! If not, there's always next

    You going to move to clipless pedals or are you going to remain a partial retro grouch? (or had you already switched?)
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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronjon10 View Post
    You going to move to clipless pedals or are you going to remain a partial retro grouch? (or had you already switched?)
    I'm thinking clipless

    Looking at some Sidi Mtb shoes and Crank Brothers, or Speedplay Frogs.
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

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    Clipless? Is it April 1st already?

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    Did Crazy Lady approve of this?
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    Congratulations. I hope that your shoulder heals quickly so you can enjoy it soon. What hubs are you using for the wheels?

    I had a shoulder injury in a crash early in the season this year. I was able to keep riding, but it was a long while before I felt comfortable standing or riding in the drops. Take it easy on that wing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    I'm thinking clipless

    Looking at some Sidi Mtb shoes and Crank Brothers, or Speedplay Frogs.
    Go for it. You'll never want to go back after your second ride. Good call on the mtb setup. The extra 3 oz of weight (or whatever) is well worth the ease of walking around.

    Congrats on the new bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Assembly will start tomorrow! I have a BLACK Specialized Allez in the works! Custom Deep V Wheels, hand built, in black, black spokes, Tiagra group and red rubber in 700X25!! I'll put up pics as soon as I have the bike in possession! Hopefully, my shoulder will let me ride it in the Hilly Hundred! If not, there's always next year.

    I'll be riding a modern bike! wHOOt!
    Oh Tom!

    You disappoint me! Aluminum frame? Brifters???

    -100 on that stuff! Give me a steel frame, bar end or downtube shifters that are friction compatible every time, and I'm a happy camper!

    (add a nice brooks saddle, and I'm even happier, although I must confess that I like my clipless pedals, so I'm not a complete retro-grouch )

    But seriously, congrats on the new bike purchase. Pics (real, not stock pics) are now of course, required.

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    Double, compact double, triple? Us "gear" heads want details.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Assembly will start tomorrow! I have a BLACK Specialized Allez in the works! Custom Deep V Wheels, hand built, in black, black spokes, Tiagra group and red rubber in 700X25!! I'll put up pics as soon as I have the bike in possession! Hopefully, my shoulder will let me ride it in the Hilly Hundred! If not, there's always next year.

    I'll be riding a modern bike! wHOOt!
    Nice lookin' bike there sir!

    Is this going to be your "travelling light" bike, while your old bike stays the long distance pack mule?

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    Triple, Tiagra and I'll be transferring the leather saddle!
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wogsterca View Post
    Nice lookin' bike there sir!

    Is this going to be your "travelling light" bike, while your old bike stays the long distance pack mule?
    Exactly! As well as my commuter

    The Allez is for racing and distance rides
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

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    Nice ride, I'm sure you'll enjoy it and put it to good use.

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    Sidi shoes are great, worth every penny.

    Congratulations on the bike!

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    I got a nashbar flier with Sidi's for like 60$.
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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Did Crazy Lady approve of this?
    Yep! Hey, I bought her a computer, and paid her tuition for her current program for her Bachelors degree in accounting she's going for. She better not have said no
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    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

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    Congrats. Looks like a real nice bike.
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    Deep V's!

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    Deep V's!
    Yuppers! Custom HAND BUILT deep V's!
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