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Old 02-29-08, 02:18 PM   #1
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Picking up my new bike tonight!

Bike shop called yesterday. Bike is built and ready for me to get a fitting and take her home. I'm scooting early from work to get there with plenty of time for getting "dialed in." Already have riding dates for Saturday and Sunday (I'm a social rider...) I'm stoked!!

Please keep your fingers crossed for good weather this weekend in No. Cal.

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Bike shop called yesterday. Bike is built and ready for me to get a fitting and take her home. I'm scooting early from work to get there with plenty of time for getting "dialed in." Already have riding dates for Saturday and Sunday (I'm a social rider...) I'm stoked!!

Please keep your fingers crossed for good weather this weekend in No. Cal.

Congrats & don't forget PICs

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Old 02-29-08, 02:52 PM   #3
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Isn't it a great feeling having a new bike?

I took mine out for a 9 mile spin around town yesterday with a bunch of college students holding a ride for alternative transportation.
Tomorrow I'm taking it to the best MTB trails in the area for a real test. Then sunday I'm going to another good trail system.

Between TruF and her new road bike, me and my new mountain bike and Yen and her hubby testing new road bikes, this forum will be full of pictures and reviews by Monday! Wonder how many more new bikes will come later as a response.

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Forecast for Sunday-Rain- wind and cold.

Sorry- that is for here.
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Sorry- that is for here.
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For here it will be 68 and partly cloudy Saturday, 70 and sunny Sunday.
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Enjoy the new ride!

I love new bikes....just wish I were getting one
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Forecast for Sunday-Rain- wind and cold.

Sorry- that is for here.
We're having a regular heat wave here.....40F, 14 mph winds, no rain or snow!
The bike is coming off the trainer and out to the road.
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Congratulations. My new dream bike ought to be here sometime in the first half of March.
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Old 02-29-08, 03:45 PM   #11
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We're up to a sunny 36 here right now. It feels really warm outside! I walked a couple of blocks to get a sandwich for lunch in my short sleeve shirt.

Looking forward to reading TruF's reports on her new bike.
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Forecast for Sunday-Rain- wind and cold.

Sorry- that is for here.
11 degrees in Boston this morning, more snow on the way tonight, I know the weather will be better in California. Enjoy the rides on the new machine.
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So...............what do you think your going to want to look at for your next bike..............
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A bitter 68 F here in N. California.
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Here she is: My new 2007 Ruby Expert Triple. Took her out for a ride around the neighborhood. Like butter! No nerve-wracking vibrations. But it was kind of funny that it just sounds different from my hybrid. I rode through some water and the tires picked up some gravel. And I could *hear* the gravel! Never heard anything like that before. And the hills around our home seem much easier. The real test will be on Sunday when we take our 30 mile ride. I'm in love. The LBS fitted her with platform pedals for now. I'll swap them out for clipless after I get used to riding a road bike. Don't think it will take too long.
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Looks like you got quite a deal.

Going from a 7.2 FX to a Ruby Expert is a very impressive jump!

I bet you are going to have a blast on Sunday.
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Does your bike get spoiled like my new Roubaix & spend the first week in the living room? At first the wife wanted to know what I was doing & I said; I'm not leaving this bike in the garage.
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Does your bike get spoiled like my new Roubaix & spend the first week in the living room? At first the wife wanted to know what I was doing & I said; I'm not leaving this bike in the garage.
As you can see from the pic, Ruby was in the house. I don't think my husband would mind if I kept the Ruby in the house, but is there an easy way to clean off the tires first?
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Looks like you got quite a deal.

Going from a 7.2 FX to a Ruby Expert is a very impressive jump!

I bet you are going to have a blast on Sunday.
Always have been an over-achiever, especially when the impressive jump is a 2007 closeout. And men aren't the only ones who like their toys.
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Always have been an over-achiever, especially when the impressive jump is a 2007 closeout. And men aren't the only ones who like their toys.
That's a good looking bike & you are an artistic photographer too. I bet you will feel like flying Sunday on your new bike, & 30 miles will be too short for you
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Yeah, I know I'm an old guy, but it just seems odd to me that someone would buy a bike already assembled, complete, from a bike shop.

My first road bike was like that, back in '68, but ever since it's been a matter of buying the frame and fork, then installing the components one by one . . . until eventually (a few days, a week, several months later) a complete bike emerges from the collection of parts.

Usually, after a year or two, the bike evolves from what was originally imagined and assembled, based on the rides it does and new parts that are introduced.

But to just walk in a buy a bike . . . complete and fully assembled (which means you pretty much have to trust the component choices of the manufacturer); that just seems odd to me.

Of course, when I buy a car, or most anything else, it's complete and assembled. It just seems strange (to me) to buy a bicycle that way!

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In this particular case, her final assembled cost is well below a build price. Even the list price isn't bad, and she got a big discount due to it being an '07.

As to parts quality, nearly the entire bike is full Ultegra on a full carbon frame and carbon crankset, for close to $2000. List price on the buildset alone is over $2000.
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Yeah, I know I'm an old guy, but it just seems odd to me that someone would buy a bike already assembled, complete, from a bike shop.

My first road bike was like that, back in '68, but ever since it's been a matter of buying the frame and fork, then installing the components one by one . . . until eventually (a few days, a week, several months later) a complete bike emerges from the collection of parts.

Usually, after a year or two, the bike evolves from what was originally imagined and assembled, based on the rides it does and new parts that are introduced.

But to just walk in a buy a bike . . . complete and fully assembled (which means you pretty much have to trust the component choices of the manufacturer); that just seems odd to me.

Of course, when I buy a car, or most anything else, it's complete and assembled. It just seems strange (to me) to buy a bicycle that way!

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