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Old 03-08-08, 04:38 PM   #1
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Black Beauty....Finally completely set up, well, except for the computer :(

Well, here she is, more or less road ready for endurance riding.



I moved the video camera and strapped a light in.





and the full effect. Once the snow breaks, I'll have the stereotypical garage door photo, with the cranks just so.



and how well the lighting works



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An egg beater man Eh? Great looking bike my friend!
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Yeppers, an egg beater man

You can walk better in Mountain Shoes off the bike.
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Sweet ride

Please let us know how the eggbeaters go. There've been a few reports of poor bearings and cages breaking under normal use. That said, many people have no problems with theirs.
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Yeah, but egg beaters are also fully rebuildable if you have an issue. There's a rebuild kit. , unlike Schimano.....hmmm, kinda like Campagnolo

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Please let us know how the eggbeaters go. There've been a few reports of poor bearings and cages breaking under normal use. That said, many people have no problems with theirs.
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Nice. Didn't see the camera mount though.
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Look UNDER the aerobars. I moved it in toward the stem.
Less wobble that way.
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Yeah, but egg beaters are also fully rebuildable if you have an issue. There's a rebuild kit. , unlike Schimano.....hmmm, kinda like Campagnolo
Good to hear - happy trails.
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You the man! Keep us posted on those endurance rides.
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Yup, Tom, it's a beauty! ...but we're going to have to find some black water bottles to finish it off...
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Lordy, those would look good!

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Red Water Bottles

Red Water Bottles would also Look Nice .
Great Bike Tom. Look out Georgia Roads.
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^^^
That's Black Beauty, not Black Widow .

Tom, are we going to get a full length feature film from some of the rides?

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Do bicycles look anything like spiders?
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Which model of eggbeaters? They look like the Cs.
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Thats a real beauty! I love the matching water bottle cage colour and the tyre colour...it's the little touches that distinguishes a master craftsman.

Let's see some on board videos of your ride. I love seeing rides in USA. You have great open country roads rather than little country lanes here.
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Do bicycles look anything like spiders?
Depends on the way the wheels are laced.

I know, you are talking about red waterbottles to highlight the black .

I'm just having a bit of fun .

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Tom's bike

Handle bars look like a spiders mouth.
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Handle bars look like a spiders mouth.
Interesting observation! Perhaps Tom will have to change his bike's name ...

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Wicked Spider Bite $800

I just Today figured out why I bought the New Felt.
It was waiting in it's nest for me to come by.
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Can't wait to see your bike in June
BTW, obligatory roadie forum comment: You are cross chaining

Now the weather needs to get better and you can fully enjoy your new steed.
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I just Today figured out why I bought the New Felt.
It was waiting in it's nest for me to come by.
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Thos aero bars look like they might provide a comfortable perch -- how are you liking them?

Also curious - why the cording around them - must be a reason, but could only guess it might have something to do with locking them in place for some reason?
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