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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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    Introducing "Black Beauty"!

    Well, here it is! My new ride!

    "Black Beauty"





    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.


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    Ooooh, check out the cog shine! Looks great!

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    She looks great! How's that ass-hatchet treating you?
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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'll be doing the virgin ride tomorrow, after I get back from the ADA Diabetes Walk here in Lafayette. I'm Volunteer Staff at the event.
    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.


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

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    I don't know about everyone else, but those smaller seats are more comfortable than the padded seat on my comfort bike by a long shot.
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    She looks sweet Tom....you need to take some glamour pics (before you dirty her up)....put up a sheet or find a nice wall so all the "normal house object" are out of the way. You need glamour pics of a ride that sweet.
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    Make sure to get ther rear spokes retensioned after maybe 3-400 miles. Check them now, take note of tension. Then check them again in a few. IF you want to avoid trouble. Shop will want to true them but they need tension.

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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 Mr. Beanz View Post
    Make sure to get ther rear spokes retensioned after maybe 3-400 miles. Check them now, take note of tension. Then check them again in a few. IF you want to avoid trouble. Shop will want to true them but they need tension.
    Oh yeah, I trust Linn down at Hodson's.....he built the wheels and will be maintaining them for me. One thing.....this bike is LIGHT!

    Yeah, I'll be getting better shots tomorrow afternoon, I have a white garage door in mind for the shot!
    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.


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    Very nice. Congrats on your new ride.

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    SWEEEET Nice Bike.

    So, does the USPS know you have one of their mail bins?

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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 jboyd View Post
    SWEEEET Nice Bike.

    So, does the USPS know you have one of their mail bins?

    Jay
    How do you think I get my fan mail?
    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.


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    Nice

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    Nice ride Tom. Looks like the shoulder is feeling better.

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    Very Nice. Welcome to the Specialized Family
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Well, here it is! My new ride!

    "Black Beauty"
    Sweet lookin' ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jboyd View Post
    SWEEEET Nice Bike.

    So, does the USPS know you have one of their mail bins?

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    And we want it back

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    Nice!

    I though that had higher grade components on it? Nothing wrong with Sora's, I like mine. It would be nice to have the indexing capabilities of the 105's. My only complaint is the front der won't stay in adjustment.
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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 Caincando1 View Post
    Nice!

    I though that had higher grade components on it? Nothing wrong with Sora's, I like mine. It would be nice to have the indexing capabilities of the 105's. My only complaint is the front der won't stay in adjustment.
    Sora Brifters, Tiagra DR's and hubs.
    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.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Sora Brifters, Tiagra DR's and hubs.
    I dang near pulled the trigger on an Allez before I found a steal on my trek. Cool bikes! It will only take you a few rides to get used to the shifters. I ride a lot on the hoods so I really like the thumb shifters on the Sora's.
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    love the red accents
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    Is that the new 9-speed Sora with the little gear indicator on top?

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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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    Yes, it is!
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    One thing Tom: flip it!

    Nice wheels. The Deep V's are pretty strong if built right although they're a bit heavy for a roadie wheel. Not so good for acceleration, but good for keeping the speed up. Now ride it like you stole it or I will!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jyossarian View Post
    One thing Tom: flip it!

    Nice wheels. The Deep V's are pretty strong if built right although they're a bit heavy for a roadie wheel. Not so good for acceleration, but good for keeping the speed up. Now ride it like you stole it or I will!
    Well, considering I do distance riding, I think I'll keep the stem as it is and the deep V's are good flywheels for endurance
    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.


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    Nice!

    Me wants new bike


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