I got the good news last night, that my bike would be here this afternoon. The bike fits great, I think the shop did a good job getting everything right. The guy that has been helping me at the shop seemed to pay attention to all the details, that in my short experience know about. It is a christmas gift so i was only able to take it on a short 8 mile ride today. It is gonna get some getting used to but it felt great.
I was able to easily sprint up to 25mph on this bike, it give great bursts of speed when you push it. On my MTB I would max out at 20mph. I feel cool riding the bike too and that counts for a lot lol.
I am not sure how the brakes should work on a road bike, but the ones on mine don't seem to have my stopping power. They are tektro's, i'm used to stopping instantly on my MTB. Is this typical or something that I should bring up when I take the bike back for it's first tune up.
This was my first ride on a road bike, I had the chain pop off twice. I think it was because I had the gears crossed in a way the bike does not like. Small front gear with little back gear and vice versa. The second time the chain came out was when I kinda paniced at a stop light getting my foot out of the pedal. I kinda yanked harder then i think i needed to.
anyway here are the pics.