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Old 05-22-08, 06:08 PM   #1
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My Replacement Bike

As posted in the Northern California forum:

My Replacement Bike

Ride report to follow.

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Old 05-22-08, 06:31 PM   #2
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Oboy.......................the "Return of the Green Hornet"



Did you get any indication of what they changed to make this frame less prone to the shimmy. The mechanic in me would really like to know.
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Great looking bike! It even matches the woodwork
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Wowsers, Red. That was some fast service from both Orbea and your LBS.
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Old 05-22-08, 08:43 PM   #5
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I think you need to repaint the living room trim. It's a couple of shades off from the bike.

Nice bike, BTW.
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Did you get any indication of what they changed to make this frame less prone to the shimmy. The mechanic in me would really like to know.
I have no idea but will ask the LBS owner.
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Great looking bike! It even matches the woodwork
Thanks!

Re the matching woodwork -- how OCP is that?
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Wowsers, Red. That was some fast service from both Orbea and your LBS.
No kidding! These people know customer service.
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Sweet!!!! Please, a ride report is in order. Especially how do the Cane Creek wheels preform.
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Zowie! That's beautiful.
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Thanks!

Re the matching woodwork -- how OCP is that?
Hate to say it but with a bike that colour- I would look to change Clubs to get a strip that matched the bike. The Olive and Orange may get noticed too much when you start passing other riders.

Either that or go Fredina. Wear anything you want that does not match the bike.
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Did you get any indication of what they changed to make this frame less prone to the shimmy. The mechanic in me would really like to know.
I have the same question. When I worked at a Nishiki shop in the early 1970s, I recall a running production change in the 25" Competition frames (straight gauge replacing double-butted tubing in the downtube), specifically because of high-speed shimmy.
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We just got back from a ride -- 11 miles into a 15 mph headwind w/gusts up to 25 mph. Then we turned the corner and with a tailwind, got some speed and dashed up a couple mild hills, then added a couple short, steep climbs at the end, just for grins.

The Diva delivers! It's easy to over-control it, esp. between wind gusts, so a light hand is in order. It is very comfortable, stiff, absorbing the shock from the road and dampening it to provide a very smooth ride. It's very responsive as well; sprinting up the hills and even accelerating into the wind was actually quite easy. With each pedal upstroke the bike gained speed.

The top tube is shorter than the Orca's so I am not so stretched out when in the drops, which makes for a more comfortable ride right away. I feel pretty dialed in already, but I'll know better after I rack up some more saddle time. I this bike!

As for being OCP, well, let's just say that I added to my jersey collection yesterday:





Cgallagh saw a lot of this view today
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Not a bad view for a ride.
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Not a bad view for a ride.
Dunno- Those lumpy pockets need smoothing out and you need glasses-Long distance ones of course. Or you will do if you don't get the tyre pressure down to 60 and get the brakes binding a bit
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Pockets? What pockets? I don't see any stinking pockets? Heh heh heh
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I think my next bike will be an Orbea (and the new Orcas are such a nice shade of blue)
That is seriously HOT!
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We just got back from a ride -- 11 miles into a 15 mph headwind w/gusts up to 25 mph. Then we turned the corner and with a tailwind, got some speed and dashed up a couple mild hills, then added a couple short, steep climbs at the end, just for grins.

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The top tube is shorter than the Orca's so I am not so stretched out when in the drops, which makes for a more comfortable ride right away. I feel pretty dialed in already, but I'll know better after I rack up some more saddle time. I this bike!

As for being OCP, well, let's just say that I added to my jersey collection yesterday:





Cgallagh saw a lot of this view today


Nice helmet.

On a serious note you have a very nice bike,congratulations. The Orca is on my short list. Lp
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