I finally pulled the trigger on a new bike.
Competitive cyclist restocked the ridley noah rs 2012 frames and I got the ok (well maybe not an ok but at least an I wont kill you) from the wife.
I ordered the frame and am going to build it up with a zip service course sl cockpit (I found the bars and stem on ebay cheap), going to get an ultegra crank, and use my di2 parts off my giant, and put my giant ultegra parts back on (the giant) so that leaves me having to buy a crank, chain, and brakes for the new bike. I have two sets of wheels already, so I don't need to go there.
I am pretty physched...have been wanting a faster type road frame for a while and will be fun to see the difference between the endurance frame and the ridley. I plan to set the giant back up for centuries and raise the bars back up, and put the cushier saddle back on.
ought to have it built up in a few weeks, I will take some photos once its done.
She did make me sell my cross check, so have to tear that apart and get it on ebay. I think selling it in pieces will be better than assembled. Darn thing doesnt have 50 miles on it lol
That's what I'm doing right now... laughing my ass right off. Just tell me your wife isn't riding some trek 1.1 from 1998 though. That's a pretty attractive price for the frameset.
Congrats though, those are sweet looking bikes. IMO a -17 stem looks silly on sloped tube frames, so I wouldn't go less than -10. You did say "speed" so no + angle on the stem allowed.
All the weenies on the 41 drool over rotor 3D cranks, maybe you should look into that.
i bought the 6 degree sl stem or the 84 depending on how you view things. I already bought the crank off ebay got a new dark grey gloss one for 224.00 hard to pass up that deal. I just have to find some brakes now.
and no the wife is riding a 21012 trek 5.2 womens. the service course sl is the aluminum zipp line, not the carbon, I dont want to go carbon on my bikes, I cant stand the cost to replace them if I drop it. I am moving the hed 2 rims over to the giant and the enve carbons on the ridely lol...now if my fat butt could just raise my ftp by 50 I might be cool.
Last edited by vesteroid; 12-25-12 at 02:26 PM.
I have a zipp service course SL stem... meh. It's a stem. Looks shiny. I would have gone non-SL if I could have found it, I have about zero interest in snapping Ti fasteners and the weight difference is negligible. The all-black or whatever they call it is definitely slick looking.
I sure hope you leave your Ridley unattended for 5 seconds at the Tour de Palm Springs.
I checked the website today and it showed shipping 1/7 vs today. I called to see whats up (as I called prior to placing my order and was assured it was instock and could ship immediately).
Then I get the sad news that they actually dont even have it, and the one they have coming in on 1/7 is already spoken for....this is the second time this has happened to me with this bike at this store (competitive cyclist) Last time I placed an order for a full bike, and then they called and told me they really didn't have an xl frame.
So...the very nice guy Clay D I talked to, finally got me to switch to the black white frame instead of the red white, and threw in some mandible cages and took 100 off for the trouble.
I am happy with that compromise I suppose....really wanted that red frame, but the black is nice too, and for the cost savings, i am all over that.
I was kind of freaking out, when he fist told me I couldnt even get the frame as I already bought some things off ebay to build it...
But alls well that ends well.
It doesn't matter. I'll enjoy the black frame too. Assuming i can get you to leave it laying around unattended of course.
I saw that the full ultegra version of that bike was only a grand more... what a deal.
No jealousy here though, I'll just be happy with my spoke wrenches and call it a day.