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    Sons new Bike is Home

    Posted this in the Road section but just so happy I bought this for my son I thought I'd share it with all my fellow clydes. One thing this kid will never be is a clyde, scrawny little bugger. He must have been on the trainer for an hour when we got it home after fitting at LBS. Spent about 35-40 minutes doing that. Kids gonna kill me in a few years. He cranked it up at the shop and had a cadance of 165 in 34-17. Friend at LBS even dropped his jaw! Not bad for a 12 year old.




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    Holy smokes he's got a nice bike!...First thing you want to do is replace the rear wheel with a Deep V, 36 spoke 4 cross!

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    will you please adopt me, I want a bike like that one.
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    Dang, that is one lucky young man there!

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    Holy smokes he's got a nice bike!...First thing you want to do is replace the rear wheel with a Deep V, 36 spoke 4 cross!

    No No No, CR18 with a 48h rim/hub combo.

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    So how long did he hold that cadence?

    Killer bike, and it looks like it will used as intended. Good job, Dad.

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    +1000 Good job dad!

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    Nice. I wish my Dad was that cool.

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    thanks for sharing. I'm gonna show this to my son and daughter
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    Good dad, good dad, good dad!
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    I'm so jealous. 165 RPM? Dang.
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    Good job Dad! and very nice bike.

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    He can hold 165 for about 5 seconds but 150 for I'm not sure he just kept going till I told him to back it off! After this was posted he managed to hit and I mean just hit 180, man his little legs were pumping.
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    Nice Ride.
    If I showed this to my daughter, I would be out a bit of money.
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    If he can hit and hold 180 for a fair bit, you might want to enter him in Gold Sprint comps, usually held wherever cyclists booze it up.
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    Very cool - I think we are practically neighbours. Lucky kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedWhiteandRed View Post
    Very cool - I think we are practically neighbours. Lucky kid.
    If you are near Oshawa then yes we are practically neighbours.
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    Naaa, That kid needs a set of Zipp 404's and toss the crank for an SRM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by youcoming View Post
    Posted this in the Road section but just so happy I bought this for my son I thought I'd share it with all my fellow clydes. One thing this kid will never be is a clyde, scrawny little bugger. He must have been on the trainer for an hour when we got it home after fitting at LBS. Spent about 35-40 minutes doing that. Kids gonna kill me in a few years. He cranked it up at the shop and had a cadance of 165 in 34-17. Friend at LBS even dropped his jaw! Not bad for a 12 year old.
    That's awesome! Don't give up on him being a clyde.. maybe he'll be tall!

    Is he going to post here?? Maybe as Weecoming? I think maybe a vid of him cranking out that cadence with some speedmetal would be good.

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    Nice!

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