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    New bike, Yippee

    Just gave my credit card number for this

    http://www.bikes.com/bikes/2006/solo/solo-50st.aspx


    You sensible people will say, ride it first, buy after making sure, and I agree

    But, it's craftsmen built from a small bunch of enthusiasts, it's steel with carbon, not everyone has one, and it's PRETTY

    And my present new bike, 17 years old now, I bought unseen also as an affair of the heart, and it's taken me all over UK, London to the Med, Helsinki to Stockholm, commuting in Paris, 20,000 miles so far


    Yip yip yip I can't wait

    Oh yea, there's no sense or necessity, I feel like a teenager

    (Did I mention I'm excited?)

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    Everyone is getting a new bike.....I want one

    Nice bike and I'm sure you'll enjoy it. How long before it arrives?
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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Wow it's WHITE!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    Wow it's WHITE!!!
    Easy there, DG... only the front half is white.
    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW! WHAT A RIDE!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    Wow it's WHITE!!!
    and I insisted on white bar tape

    Is this possibly a reason to start a new thread?

    If so, I need to state my position - white bar tape is for superior cyclists

    Discuss

    But I won't read it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    Wow it's WHITE!!!
    I must be color blind, I saw black and blue. Congratulations. Looks like a fun ride.

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    Looks great - they make fantastic bikes! Pictures when it arrives.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverly View Post
    Everyone is getting a new bike.....I want one

    Nice bike and I'm sure you'll enjoy it. How long before it arrives?
    Thanks, Beverly

    I first was aware of this bike when I bought a pair of tandem wheels from Rocky Mountain Cyclery in Boulder CO. They are also dealers for Rocky Mountains Cycles, a Canadian company who are the builders of the bike I've just bought - I think the similar name is just a coincidence.

    The wheels arrived, well packed and faultless, a couple of weeks after placing and paying for the order. So I'm a happy buyer from them. Credit where it's due

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    Quote Originally Posted by wobblyoldgeezer View Post
    and I insisted on white bar tape

    Is this possibly a reason to start a new thread?

    If so, I need to state my position - white bar tape is for superior cyclists

    Discuss

    But I won't read it
    White bar tape is for cyclist with clean hands who don't ride too often
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverly View Post
    White bar tape is for cyclist with clean hands who don't ride too often
    Ever tried soap, Beverly?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverly View Post
    White bar tape is for cyclist with clean hands who don't ride too often
    Now sour grapes doesn't help much

    But haven't you had a new bike this year already? I even missed the posting so you didn't announce it loud enough.

    You are right though- white tape do require clean hands so Wobbly will have to buy some new gloves now to keep his bike nice and clean. But then I suppose he could always do a DG and only ride it gently down to the beach to watch the Biker babes along the promenade-


    I think My name has just been put on a hit list for sacrilidge.


    For some reason- I have gone off white bikes but the Blue and black highlights do make it look good.
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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old School View Post
    Easy there, DG... only the front half is white.
    I beg your pardon, but the website says, and I quote:

    COLOUR(S)
    White + Viper Blue + Carbon

    Now everyone knows the first color mentioned is THE color of the bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    Now sour grapes doesn't help much

    But haven't you had a new bike this year already? I even missed the posting so you didn't announce it loud enough.

    You are right though- white tape do require clean hands so Wobbly will have to buy some new gloves now to keep his bike nice and clean. But then I suppose he could always do a DG and only ride it gently down to the beach to watch the Biker babes along the promenade-


    I think My name has just been put on a hit list for sacrilidge.


    For some reason- I have gone off white bikes but the Blue and black highlights do make it look good.
    White tape?

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    Good for you and the next thing you'll tell us about, is all the fun your having, congradulations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    But haven't you had a new bike this year already? .
    I think I posted my first acquaintance with this bike, and my wish to buy it. That must have been about four months ago.

    In the meantime, I posted about buying my sweet spouse a Trek FX 7.5. She loves that, and is a bit hard to keep up with! She rode it this summmer from London to Helsinki, and we ride with the Bahrain Wheelers every weekend - and she not only keeps up well, but also leads groups of newcomers.

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    Nothing like a new bike and the first ride, enjoy
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    I've never come across a bike from that company. I just ran a dealer check for Wisconsin and it turns out that I just drove past one yesterday. I've read a couple of positive reviews posted by owners.
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    Lovely bike, definitely just ride and enjoy it!

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    Thanks for all your responses - I feel like a kid who's just peeked in early December into the wardrobe where the Christmas presents are hidden.

    So - your advice about doing a new bike justice? I mean, I'm still a bit cr-p, maybe I get ready to have a Whopping First Ride? (Yup, I'm a Bobcat, I listen to "Modern Times" more often than would be advisory)

    (If this reference is obscure, that's another thread)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wobblyoldgeezer View Post
    Thanks for all your responses - I feel like a kid who's just peeked in early December into the wardrobe where the Christmas presents are hidden.

    So - your advice about doing a new bike justice? I mean, I'm still a bit cr-p, maybe I get ready to have a Whopping First Ride? (Yup, I'm a Bobcat, I listen to "Modern Times" more often than would be advisory)

    (If this reference is obscure, that's another thread)
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    Looks like a great bike. How much of it is carbon?
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    You should Ride the Price (you know, like Ride Your Age)
    ok pal, you and me together, a mile a dollar, last in buys the beer, round a minute for the gap? All readers are witnesses

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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    Now sour grapes doesn't help much

    But haven't you had a new bike this year already? I even missed the posting so you didn't announce it loud enough.

    You are right though- white tape do require clean hands so Wobbly will have to buy some new gloves now to keep his bike nice and clean. But then I suppose he could always do a DG and only ride it gently down to the beach to watch the Biker babes along the promenade-


    I think My name has just been put on a hit list for sacrilidge.


    For some reason- I have gone off white bikes but the Blue and black highlights do make it look good.

    I haven't bought a new road bike since last year....it was a mountain bike I bought this year. Does that count

    The 2008 WSD Madone I've been looking at is "Pearl White". Maybe I shouldn't come down too hard on these white bikes and tape or I just could wait for another year and see what color they have available
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    Quote Originally Posted by wobblyoldgeezer View Post
    Ever tried soap, Beverly?


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    Soap?? I thought I was supposed to wipe the dirt accumulated while riding on my black shorts
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    You should Ride the Price (you know, like Ride Your Age)
    Somewhere I read a similar suggestion about the price you paid for the bike should be near the miles you ride each year. I think it was on this forum, too. Sounds like a sensible thing to me
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