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Old 08-20-07, 06:21 PM   #1
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Mom's bike is here! fixed the saddle position

Mom's new bike is here! It's awesome, folks, really awesome. I'm loving it. Here's some pics:

I corrected the saddle position thanks for all who expressed concern!
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Old 08-20-07, 06:31 PM   #2
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That's a great looking bike. How many miles do you have on it
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Old 08-20-07, 06:36 PM   #3
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That's a great looking bike. How many miles do you have on it
108 since Friday. I had to take today off because of rain, I'm bummed!
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Old 08-20-07, 06:41 PM   #4
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Oooooo... she's a stunner. And look at those seat stays. Nice.
That thing looks fast just standing there.
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Old 08-20-07, 07:24 PM   #5
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108 since Friday. I had to take today off because of rain, I'm bummed!
So you're the one causing all the rain around here!

Nice bike.
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Love the orange!

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Mom's new bike is here!
Mom's new bike????????? Looks more like Mom's new hot rod is here. That is one great looking ride. As another has posted, it looks fast just sitting there!
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Beeeeeeauuuuuuutiful!!! That looks like a very special bike. Love the color.

So was the long wait worth it?
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Mom's new bike is here! It's awesome, folks, really awesome. I'm loving it. Here's some pics:

very beautiful, Mom! Up here in Ann Arbor a lot of the more accomplished lady cyclists of our age have custom Serottas as well, mainly Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society members. I'd love to see Mrs. Road Fan on one!

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Nice. Don't your wrists hurt with that saddle sloping forward like that?
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Love the orange!

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As would Eddy. Great color.
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To use the vernacular of my esteemed colleages: Purty! Those are unique gear-grips, really out there ahead of you. What's the size of the frame (50?) and width of the handlebars (42?)?
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Nice. Don't your wrists hurt with that saddle sloping forward like that?
I had to tip the nose down like that because when it was level I had quite a bit of discomfort in an unmentionable area. My hubby would not be happy if my new bike interferes w/our love life

I'm going back to the shop tomorrow to trade the saddle for something different, better, I hope.
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Beeeeeeauuuuuuutiful!!! That looks like a very special bike. Love the color.

So was the long wait worth it?

it was sooooooo worth waiting for, Yen. I'm glad I was patient. It's amazing how much better this bike feels compared to my old one....night and day.
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To use the vernacular of my esteemed colleages: Purty! Those are unique gear-grips, really out there ahead of you. What's the size of the frame (50?) and width of the handlebars (42?)?
The brake levers have shims to accomodate my smaller hands, which may account for the "out there" look.

It's a 52 short w/44 cm handlebars, salsa short and shallow.
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Boy, mom that sure is a pretty bike, congratulations.
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It's a 52 short w/44 cm handlebars, salsa short and shallow.
Wow, if that's a 52 with the wheels so close to the crank ... my 48 Serotta's Chainrings must be mounted onto the front fork.
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Wow, if that's a 52 with the wheels so close to the crank ... my 48 Serotta's Chainrings must be mounted onto the front fork.
someone I was riding w/saturday pointed that out to me also, that my toes are pretty much level w/the front of the tire, actually overlap a bit. I haven't had a problem w/it. I only notice it when going slowly and turning sharply. I just have to keep in mind...I can't do that! I guess that is the result of the frame's compact geometry.
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Hi,

Nice!

I hope that the person who fit you on the bike can get you set up with a better seat angle/seat as the current set up does not look conducive to long rides.

Otherwise a great looking ride and one that I know rides very well. I know you'll enjoy it.

I'm in the process of building up my 50th b-day Serotta Attack.
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Beautiful!!

And the bike's name is????
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Very nice looking bike ... and I don't always say that.

I too can't imagine riding with the seat set like that. I once tried it with about half that downward angle and my wrists and shoulders were hurting within 2 miles.
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Hubby likes it. He said "Looks like another one to put on the list...."
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<snip>I'm going back to the shop tomorrow to trade the saddle for something different, better, I hope.
Dare I say it?
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As would Eddy. Great color.
Not to put too fine of a point on it, Jay Tee, but Eddie Haskell spelled his name "Eddie," not "Eddy." And we don't really know what color his bike was, as Leave It To Beaver was shot in Black and White.

Just sayin' ...
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That is one beautiful bike. I hope you will enjoy it in very good health for many years to come.
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