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Old 05-07-07, 02:06 PM   #1
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DeeGee Pulls The Trigger

I realize there are some of you out there, perhaps MOST of you out there, who thought I'd NEVER buy a new road bike. Given my history of hemming, hawing, and hesitating, I can't say I blame you.

But behold -- I give you my brand new, 2007 Specialized Roubiax, which I just brought home! I am soooo excited I can't hardly stand it! I used all the advice I've heard on this forum, and in the end, it boiled down to a couple of things:

1. I simply love how this bike fits, handles, and looks.

2. I am proud to own this bike.

3. I am excited to own this bike.

I added Continental tires and a simple bike computer. I'll choose pedals in a month or so; they aren't part of the stock package. I'll probably -- are you ready for this? -- go clipless.

Anyway, here's the bike. I also want to enter this picture in the Dining Room Wall contest, when it comes up.

And then, after posting, I'm going for a RIDE, brother! Ride on!!!

EDIT: PS: I had myself talked into a Giant OCR 2, and went to the LBS today to make the purchase. Then I tried this bike once again, and couldn't say no, even though it was several hundreds of dollars more. I used the "we're only getting older and time passes so quickly, so get the bike you really want" rationalization.
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Old 05-07-07, 02:13 PM   #2
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Bloody hell.?
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Whoooo Hooooo. Very similar to the road warrior but with so much more bling. 10 sp to my paupers budget 9.

Very nice bike. Did you get it in the classic white as shown or the brushed.

Matching kit to follow?



Roadie.....Roadie....Roadie...Roadie..Roadie.Roadie

Where's DG and what did you do with his body?
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I have just had to sit down and re-evaluate my life. Miracles do happen...And I am speachless.

Not only have you done the Unexpected- You have gone over the top and bought a bike that is not only good- It is SUPERB. Then you change the tyres to a make that others here use aswell. Just don't tell me they are the GP4000's.

I am sorry but if you don't get out and do that 100 miler by the end of the year- I will have to arrange for big paul to visit you and drag you out on some of his hilly rides to get you in trim.
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Old 05-07-07, 02:18 PM   #5
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Whoooo Hooooo. Very similar to the road warrior but with so much more bling. 10 sp to my paupers budget 9.

Very nice bike. Did you get it in the classic white as shown or the brushed.

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Roadie.....Roadie....Roadie...Roadie..Roadie.Roadie

Where's DG and what did you do with his body?
Classic white. The bike shown is MY bike, in MY dining room! I'm letting all the bikes sniff each other out.
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Poor Diego sitting over in the corner......sniff.
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Hey Deeg,

Now that you've got the Roubaix are ya still gonna talk to us bike trash?

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Congratulations Gary. That is a nice bike. A friend of mine has a Roubiax and he loves it.
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Now that you've got the Roubaix are ya still gonna talk to us bike trash?
He'll be over in the Road Forum hangin' out with the big kids now.
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I have just had to sit down and re-evaluate my life. Miracles do happen...

Not only have you done the Unexpected- You have gone over the top and bought a bike that is not only good- It is SUPERB. Then you change the tyres to a make that others here use aswell. Just don't tell me they are the GP4000's.

I am sorry but if you don't get out and do that 100 miler by the end of the year- I will have to arrange for big paul to visit you and drag you out on some of his hilly rides to get you in trim.
The tires are Ultra Gators: http://www.conti-online.com/generato...orskin_en.html
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Its a "VERY" nice bike.


But if you go over to the road forum your going to get a rash.
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Now that you've got the Roubaix are ya still gonna talk to us bike trash?
That's a great question. Suddenly I have this urge to shave my legs.
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That's a great question. Suddenly I have this urge to shave my legs.
As we are still waiting for pics of Jet's legs- Are you going to beat him to the Pics?
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Thats how I rationalized

I just used the same rationalization to justify spending beau coup bucks on a custom built Seven. Just had it out for 4 laps around the park. Now the wife wants a road bike as well. The place that fitted her wants to custom build her a Serrota ( they only do custom builds), but told her that for her body type to get either a Roubaix Comp, or a Dolce Comp. It's bike season here though and they seem to be flying out the door as soon as they get into the shop. Good luck with your new ride.
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Yeah, Baby, YEAH!!!! Now, THAT's what I'm talkin' about!

Makes my piddly little Reno look like white -well, I guess, blue- trash...
I suddenly feel so... so... inadequate.

Go, Deeg, Go!
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Yeah, Baby, YEAH!!!! Now, THAT's what I'm talkin' about!

Makes my piddly little Reno look like white -well, I guess, blue- trash...
I suddenly feel so... so... inadequate.

Go, Deeg, Go!
Hey...don't even say that! You are one of the reasons I decided to take the plunge. I saw the joy you were getting from the Reno and I had to get me some of that!
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Beeeeuutiful roadie... now you need water bottle cages, and those clipless thigamagiggies you always talk about, and you're ready to go.

I see you are charging it, be sure to unplug it before you roll it away from the dining room wall!
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I have to wait for my daughter to get home for school before my first ride, because I need to talk with her about something. I can't stand just sitting here, so I ust did my first modification (not counting swapping tires). I removed the handlebar reflector.
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Nice! I'm just going to go home and throw my 1200c in the trash.

After careful statistical analysis I have determined that the end to Gary's bike search will decrease 50+ traffic by 40%, or increase it by 40%.
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My earlier comments about losing the DG are hereby retracted. What a nice bike! Congratulations, when is the first ride report? Now, about that century.
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Beeeeuutiful roadie... now you need water bottle cages, and those clipless thigamagiggies you always talk about, and you're ready to go.

I see you are charging it, be sure to unplug it before you roll it away from the dining room wall!
Yeah, I have to start a new habit. But once charged, this baby will FLY up hills and into the wind!
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3. I am excited to own this bike.


EDIT: PS: I had myself talked into a Giant OCR 2, and went to the LBS today to make the purchase. Then I tried this bike once again, and couldn't say no, even though it was several hundreds of dollars more. I used the "we're only getting older and time passes so quickly, so get the bike you really want" rationalization.
That is one cool looking bike

Your rationalization is very similar to mine. I'm entering my second childhood and this time I get to choose the toys.

I hope you bought shoes, shorts, jersey, helmet, gloves, socks and all the other necessary accessories to match the bike
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Hey...don't even say that! You are one of the reasons I decided to take the plunge. I saw the joy you were getting from the Reno and I had to get me some of that!
Oh... well then... never mind

Oh, you will get the joy, believe me; that sucker looks fast just standing there against the wall.
The joy will be further multiplied once you swap out the pedals. One week on and I'm still all abuzz.
Now... you need to come on up this way so I can show you what hills are all about.
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Oh... well then... never mind

Oh, you will get the joy, believe me; that sucker looks fast just standing there against the wall.
The joy will be further multiplied once you swap out the pedals. One week on and I'm still all abuzz.
Now... you need to come on up this way so I can show you what hills are all about.
Maybe I'll "tour" up there?!
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I realize there are some of you out there, perhaps MOST of you out there, who thought I'd NEVER buy a new road bike. Given my history of hemming, hawing, and hesitating, I can't say I blame you.

But behold -- I give you my brand new, 2007 Specialized Roubiax, which I just brought home! I am soooo excited I can't hardly stand it! I used all the advice I've heard on this forum, and in the end, it boiled down to a couple of things:
We should report that someone who can actually make a decision is posting messages and signing DG's name to them....

Seriously, Gary, congrats on the Roubiax, it is a spectacular bike and rides like a dream. I nearly bought one last month but the LeMond Buenos Aires won out--but not by much. You will love this bike more as you ride it more. Here is a good test: Take it on one of your favorite rides and compare your times. I predict you will be delighted and amazed. Of course you will have to ride more now, because your usual rides will not take nearly as much energy as they have in the past.

P.S. If you ever get that mother to DC, Bobby C and I will race you to Mt. Vernon and back. Again, congrats.
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