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Old 07-07-07, 07:45 AM   #1
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Druelling Bibs Ready?

Ok. Picked it up and specs of the bike as below.

Weight as in pic 15lbs 1/2 oz
Pedals and Bottle cage weigh 410 grammes so This is light

Crankset- Truvativ Elita Compact with 36/50 rings
Wheels Shimano WHR 600
Tyres Vredesten Fortezza 23's
Easton EA 30 Bars and stem
C.F.Seat post with micro adjust
Fizic Aliante Sport saddle
Ultegra Cassette and front Mech
105 Brifters and Rear mech.
Brakes are cheap No name but are proven by the shop owner and work.

Took a ride from the shop for 10 miles and a coffee and Pie (Lemon Meringue) Bearings are still tight but the C.F.Forks and seat post take a lot of buzz out of the stiff wheels and the 140PSI tyres. The mechanic at the shop has never set a bike up for me before and he only made two mistakes- Nose of the saddle was high and the Stem was flipped to low. He just took one look at me- and set everything else up perfectly. The Shimano A520 pedals I reserve my doubts at present as they are one sided and No adjustment for Pressure.

This thing is light and response on the pedals is instant. Steering is in no way sluggish and I thought the Giant was pretty direct.Tyre grip is as if on rails so no sneezing on this bike.

As I say- the bearings are still tight and lots of grease to work out so ride will get better. Got home- got it on the scales and checked the scales are right- Flipped the stem and adjusted the Tilt on the saddle. Compared to giant and only difference in the riding position is that the bars are 2" lower. Don't think that will be a problem as with the stem in the lower position it felt comfortable.

Price- A Lot- even by UK standards at 2,500 but that cannot be converted to US prices directly as Bikes over here are Expensive. It may be expensive but I think I have a lot of Bike for the money
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Old 07-07-07, 08:06 AM   #2
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Sweet ride Stapfam. Now don't go taking that thing out in the dirt.
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Old 07-07-07, 10:33 AM   #3
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It's a beauty, all right. Is that an aluminum frame? I've been looking at those pedals myself, would be interested in your impression after you've used them a while. Are you sure there's no adjustment? In the pisture it looks like there is an adjustment screw.
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Old 07-07-07, 11:04 AM   #4
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Is the first pic of the bike pre-flipped or post-flipped?
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Old 07-07-07, 11:48 AM   #5
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It's a beauty, all right. Is that an aluminum frame? I've been looking at those pedals myself, would be interested in your impression after you've used them a while. Are you sure there's no adjustment? In the pisture it looks like there is an adjustment screw.
There is an adjustment screw but I was looking in the wrong Place. It is aluminium and can't tell you the alloy but there Are spme additives to the Alloy.

I am used to the double sided M520 pedal so at present find it slightly difficult to only have a one sided pedal. In particular as they are still well greased and are not free running yet to present one side up- or down- or however it is supposed to work.

Now as to DG- It is not a reverse photo as I have bought an American Drive train, that is on the wrong side of the bike, So as not to confuse you.
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