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    lit the fuse

    I can't say "pulled the trigger" because I have to wait till Feb for delivery.
    But I put down money on a Kestrel RT700 frameset as part of the deal offered over in Road by Bikesdirect

    $ 808 was just too good a price to pass up. I'll end up swapping all my Ultegra parts (and American Classic wheels) from my current bike and selling that frame.
    Maybe if I can sell my old Cannondale Black Lightening and maybe my other old bike I won't be out of pocket too much....

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    Fantastic looking frame. The colouring may not be to everyonse tastes but DG will just have to be upset about it.

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    Niiiiiiice!
    The colors fit the name. Can't wait to see the finished product
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    What size would that black lightning be and will you be disposing of the frame or just the whole bike? More details Curtis, enquiring minds want to know.

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    That frame looks better live than on screen. It's really more copper than orange. I'd have preferred the black/gray carbon version, but not enough to spend hundreds more or it.
    Still, I think I'll get used to it...

    That Cannondale:
    I'd want to sell the whole thing. It's 53 cm
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    So that's why the jerseys were so expensive..................

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    I think the colors look good and the bike will be when completed.
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    very pretty................it's so ..............black. yummy.

    too small though..drat.

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    Very cool. Would love to hear the ride report when the fuse has burned down all the way in a few months.
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    [QUOTE=cccorlew;5775142]

    $ 808 was just too good a price to pass up. I'll end up swapping all my Ultegra parts (and American Classic wheels) from my current bike and selling that frame.
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    I've seen a somewhat similiar color scheme on a new Bianchi, (luludogs (John) Looks super! I think Orange is the new yellow!

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    My favorite color combo on a bike is metallic orange with silver trim. I've seen a couple of bikes in this color combo that made my heart skip a beat.
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    Ride reports as soon as humanly possible
    Interesting that copper stirs some souls. Maybe it will stir mine in person.
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    Nice looking frame. I really like the colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cccorlew View Post
    That frame looks better live than on screen. It's really more copper than orange. I'd have preferred the black/gray carbon version, but not enough to spend hundreds more or it.
    Still, I think I'll get used to it...

    That Cannondale:
    I'd want to sell the whole thing. It's 53 cm
    Is that the bike you rode with us? Why are you selling it?

    I need a fast bike...is this fast? Or was it you who made it so?

    I totally lurve the color of the Kestrel. Gorgeous! My favorite colors -- something about orange/copper that I find attractive on an instinctive level. Don't be alarmed if I gravitate to that bike on our next ride; it's the bike with which I flirt...sorry, Curtis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Rider View Post
    Is that the bike you rode with us? Why are you selling it?

    I need a fast bike...is this fast? Or was it you who made it so?

    I totally lurve the color of the Kestrel. Gorgeous! My favorite colors -- something about orange/copper that I find attractive on an instinctive level. Don't be alarmed if I gravitate to that bike on our next ride; it's the bike with which I flirt...sorry, Curtis.
    No, I rode my Motobecane SL 10 speed i got early this year. The Cannondale was my bike till then. It's a got downtube shifters that do friction, 6 speed or that new fangled 7 speed click shifting. It i srock solid and may be just a bit too solid for my agingness.

    I got it when it came out. It was amazing how much comment it got. It looked SO very odd next to Columbus and Reynolds tubing.

    But I'm looking forward to a softer ride now, and his oughta be it.
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    I'm standing on the verge of clicking "buy now" in that group deal. Wrestling between the RT700 & Evoke-
    what size did you order? I also ride 53's on my current bikes, but the semi-compact Evoke might throw that off.

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    I'm getting the 51.My oldest bike (photo in thread above) is a 53. I'm currently riding a Motobecane SL in 52. If you wade through the thread in stickies over in rod there are links to fitting sites with calculators I did all the measurements and came up with 51cm, which is what the BD guy suggested.
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    Thanks, I'll do that. I went to measure my Litespeed this morning, but all the tapes I have are inches- no metric! Off to the hardware store.
    That RT700 is looking better everytime I check on it....

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    Save your money. There are at least 14 zillion conversion sites on the web. Measure, then convert.
    http://www.metric-conversions.org/le...entimeters.htm
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    Sweet paint scheme!!! Let everyone know how it rides and Happy Holidays to all.

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