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    New Ride...

    I've been test riding bikes the for the past several weeks when weather permitted and had narrowed down the options.

    I made my decision and brought her home today!!

    2009 Specialized Ruby Elite. New bike and older model so it was a pretty good price.

    Full 105, Shimano 105, 10-speed, 12-27t (Cassette) - 50 x 34t (Compact) Chainring.









    Can't wait to take her out for a true first ride!!

    Shannon

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    Looks like an awesome bike, enjoy it!

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    Congrats - my wife has the Ruby and she loves it. Couple of thousand miles later and it rides as strong as day one. Good quality bike - congrats again!

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    Very nice bike! Sleek looking and eloquent.

    Is there something wrong with me that I think a bike looks eloquent?
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    My first bike tour could be this fall! Pittsburgh to DC October 2011???

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    Quote Originally Posted by B.Alive View Post
    Very nice bike! Sleek looking and eloquent.

    Is there something wrong with me that I think a bike looks eloquent?
    If bikes speak to you, then nope, nothing wrong at all. Don't feel bad, basses and guitars have been know to talk to me...

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    Very nice bike.

    My bikes speak to me all the time. Before I rode today my touring bike whispered to me that it may be a little wet on the MUP so I should use it since it has fenders. The other bikes always ask for new things, like new seats and more miles.
    I don't do vintage, I bought them new, rode them, kept them. Now they are just old bikes
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    It seems when people describe the 105 group they use phrases like "slick shifting" or "smooth" or "bullet proof". Less expensive groups get "good value" or "durable" phrases attached to them. I think you made a very wise choice. Did you know right away that this was the bike for you?

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    Very nice bike. Hope you, and it have many happy miles together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jethro56 View Post
    It seems when people describe the 105 group they use phrases like "slick shifting" or "smooth" or "bullet proof". Less expensive groups get "good value" or "durable" phrases attached to them.
    I always describe 105 shifting as "tolerant" - I ask my bike to do some stupid stuff and it never refuses, no matter how dumb the request.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john423 View Post
    I always describe 105 shifting as "tolerant" - I ask my bike to do some stupid stuff and it never refuses, no matter how dumb the request.
    Not too far from that to "forgiving."
    Craig in Indy

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    Congratulations on your new bike.
    Nice bike!
    Enjoy
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    That bike screams fast.

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    Nice

    I'd love to take that for a climbing ride! Have fun with it

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    Ruby is a great looking and specd. bike. Did they fit it to you? That will make all the difference in the world.

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