My new ride
After bad advice by one LBS resulting in a very expensive mistake I passed my ill fitting Madone 4.5 to a new home. I am sure a person with a different build will appriciate this bike more than I did.
I have since changed bike shops and with the help of their great staff I finally got my dream ride put together. Been a long time since I had such a good fitting bike.
Frame is a Look 585 Optimum with all D/A except for the FSA SL-K Carbon Crank and Mega Expo Ceramic Bottom Bracket. Ritchey Matrix Carbon Stem and Evolution Bars, Easton EC90 Carbon Seat Post, my Red Sella Italia SLR Gel Flow from my previous ride, a Mavic WinTech ES Computer, Mavic Ksyrium ES Wheels, Conti GP 4000 Tires, BBB Carbon Bottle Brackets and Keo Sprint Pedals
After my first short ride all I can say is what a dream. I was in such a rush to ride it after I got home that I forgot my gloves. Since we used some Fizik gel under the Red Fizik tape together with this superb carbon frame and full carbon fork I hardly missed my gloves.
Thanks to everyone on this forum for their help with some of my more inane questions as I performed my due diligence the second time around. The questions may have seemed weird but there is a method to my madness.
By the way, One of the things I learned is that there is a vast difference in release force between the Ultegra SPD-SL pedal and the Look Keo Sprint. If you have knees like mine that have seen a dislocation or two in the past, you will appreciate the ease of exiting out of the Keo. Regardless of how the Shimano's were adjusted, they were much harder to get out of.
Last edited by jmel7771; 01-10-09 at 02:06 PM.