thats one bad ass looking bike.... damn it man....
Lotta specialized sales to Clydes this year
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Thanks for the compliments. Tom I kinda followed your lead. I had the Trek 7.5 for about almost 3 months then I fell (not as bad as your fall). Fortunately my body saved the bike Just road rash to my left leg. So I go and buy a road bike since I knew that I wanted one anyway.
That bike has more carbon fiber than an F40 . Nice bike.
Very Nice! But I wouldn't make a habit out of storing it on the couch.
2006 Trek Pilot 1.0
2005 Trek Navigator 300
That's one UGLY Spoke Protector on that bike! What were they thinking when they put that thing on there? Looks like it came off a Wally World Huffy!
A Mess of old bikes...
92 Trek 970
08 Gary Fisher Paragon
Believe it or not, I actually cleaned it with baby wipes prior to the photo shoot. I strangely picked a weekend that the woman was gone. Of course when she saw the pics, she hit me upside my head anyway.
As to storage, I picked up one of those Ultimate Storage Rakks. My shrine area of the basement is getting crowded. I have all my Ferrari Formula 1 items, my racing kart, and now my Tarmac. If I keep spending at this rate, I'll be sleeping on that couch. . . . Hence the baby wipes!!!!
You people with your new bikes are making me jealous! I bought my mountain bike 20 years ago, my first touring bike 15 years ago, and I just bought a new tourer - an LHT. Now I want a new mountain bike and a new road bike (for centuries, fast day rides, etc.) My wife doesn't think I'll need another new bike for another 10 years or so. Aargh!!
Yahr...I won't be able to get a new bike until my wife gets wood floors. That's going to be a while. Guess I just better settle in to what I got for a while.
(unless I can save up all of my walking around money ($25 a week) for a couple of years)
Oh...and to OP - nice bike!!!
I love that you let your bike sit on a white couch...says a lot about its place in your life.
Thanks Adrien. . . . I hadn't even thought of that. She is already very jealous of the karting. If she starts thinking about the bike that way . . . it might put her over the edge. Fortunately I planned for a fall back just in case. I gave her my three month old 07 Trek 7.5 Disc. This replaced the 20 year old Trek 950 that she was riding. You don't think she would bite the hand . . .
Nice bike but what is with the reflectors? Just kidding! Saftey first, I wonder if you can get them in CF?
Makes me want to put together my new purchase - but I'm just too busy to...
I knew everyone would rip on me for the reflectors and spoke protector. I'm just getting used to biking again. I've never had a bike that cost this much before so I'm *** shy on changing things. They really don't bother me. I figure when I upgrade the wheels and tires that I will no longer be a newbie. I guess I still have that don't want to void the warranty mentality. Give me some credit. . . I went from a 07 Trek 7.5 Disc to a 07 Specialized Tarmac Comp in three months. I just hope that biking doesn't consume me to the degree that my karting has. I will definately need another full time job.
Man, I can't even get away from the Tifosi on Bike Forums!
That's a great looking bike!! Congratulations on your new purchase
biking may well consume you as much as karting. I used to be big into the autox scene, and had a great miata.
told my wife i get the speed out of my system on my bike -- it's cheaper, better for me and better for the planet.
I keep reading several posts about people complaining about Specialized tires. I don't know where or how these people ride but I haven't had any problems (yet). I guess I'll just leave the rims and tires for the trainer and bad weather days. I like the look of Zipp wheels but not the price tag. Any tire and wheel suggestions?
I've been racing karts for 31 years now and don't feel like stopping anytime soon. I race just short of the national level all over the midwest. My lady would kill me if I took up another $12K/year hobby.
Thanks for all the encouragement and help!!