I still can't beleive it!
We went to the bike shop to find a cargo bag for our jogging stroller and I walked out with a 06 Langster! I've been wanting a Fixed/SS for quite sometime and was planning on stripping down the Campione into one this summer.
I was lustfully looking at this bike when my wife walk up and said "Do you want it?" Not clueing in on her intentions, I muttered "Uh-huh" then, to my suprise, she said, "Well, we aren't living on rice, so if you want it, buy it" Startled, I managed "Huh? ... Umm.. Wha? are you serious? I already have 4 bikes, I don't "need" another bike. (Then I realized, hey, wait a minute, why am I trying to convince her that I don't "need" another bike? Just shut up and go with the flow ) She said, "Why not? if you want it, get it."
The LBS was clearing out thier 06 bikes and it was on sale so .... behold!
She's got 48 x 16 gearing on both sides of the hub (SS & Fixed) ... maybe a little tough for Calgary terrain considering I live in a suburb called Panorama Hills and commute through areas called Beddington Heights, Huntington Hills, Mayland Hieghts, Pineridge and work in an area called The Foothills Industrial Park. Meh, you get the picture... I wanted a training bike so maybe 48 x 16 will be OK.
I can't wait till the snow melts so I can get out! I'm dialing in the geometry tonight!!!
Thanks for letting me vent my joy!
T.J. (AKA The dude totally in love with his wife)