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    Got my new bike today!

    After months of lusting, I took the plunge and got a 2008 Specialized Roubaix Elite Triple. Carbon everything, zertz everywhere, beautiful, light......sigh. Yes, my lust has turned to love and I couldn't be happier. I had a great bike store experience too, which was good since I had to travel 2 hours to get to the bike store. They did measuring, fitting, tweaking, swapping, extended test ride and gave me a good price to boot. And before anybody says anything, I'm aware of the photo rule so I will be posting pictures soon.

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    Congrats on that new love! I hope she treats you well for many years of plearurable riding!
    Just because God says He will save all mankind does not necessarily mean He won't (1 Tim.2:4-6; 4:10,11)

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    Way to go! I love hearing about new bikes.

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    I am green with envy. Congtats ----- I know you'll love it. Lp

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    Great choice. You'll love this bike!!!
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    Congrats! New bikes are way cool.
    The thoughts and opinions expressed by this poster are his own and should not be misconstrued as gospel. They are and were not meant to inflame, enrage or otherwise tick anyone off, usually.
    2012 Ti Motobecane with SRAM Red 2013~2008 Trek Madone with SRAM Force~2010 Specialized Hardrock 29er~2006 Trek 4300~Garmin 800 CTR
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    It's gonna be a great ride. I will probably convert mine from a compact double to a triple sometime this summer.

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    Your going to love that bike. I bought the 2007 model and it's a great bike. I just changed the saddle out on my for the Toupe and so far so good. Have fun, I know you will
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    Congrats on the new bike and, your bike shop experience. Keep the rubber side down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metric Man View Post
    Congrats! New bikes are way cool. ...
    Actually, the bike does not yet exist, because he did not post a photo of it.
    "Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
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    Quote Originally Posted by John E View Post
    Actually, the bike does not yet exist, because he did not post a photo of it.
    Proof is necessary- but it should really be an action picture. Either the entry into Club Tombay- or first climb up the 15% for 3 miles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    Proof is necessary- but it should really be an action picture. Either the entry into Club Tombay- or first climb up the 15% for 3 miles.
    It would take me 1/2 hour to climb 3 miles @ 15%.

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    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    It would take me 1/2 hour to climb 3 miles @ 15%.
    Plenty of pics coming then.

    But that is 6mph- Pretty good average.
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    Here is a photo of the new bike. By the way, it's a 2007, not a 2008. That explains the great deal I got on it!
    Last edited by Mo-bile; 06-20-08 at 05:18 AM.

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    Great bike! Contrat's

    I'll swap you a used and recently repaired 99 Cheve Silverado with new bike rack for the bike!
    F Thomas

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    Okay, that picture was way too small--I'm trying again! Be patient with me...
    Last edited by Mo-bile; 06-20-08 at 05:18 AM.

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    All of these new emoticons and no green-with-envy emoticon! If we had one, I'd post it.

    New new bike!

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    Photo is still way too small. It looks great from what I could see, though.

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    Great looking bike and congrats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Weak Link View Post
    Photo is still way too small. It looks great from what I could see, though.
    I'm having trouble figuring out how to make it bigger. Any tips?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mo-bile View Post
    I'm having trouble figuring out how to make it bigger. Any tips?
    Take it you have it in your documents file and hope you have XP. Open the folder and there will be a menu on the left- one of which is "E-Mail this pic". E-Mail it and providing it is below 100? bs when it opens up in a new e-mail- open it and "save as" (What ever you want to name it) in a new folder. I keep a special E-Mail folder for 50+ and all the pictures in it can be attached to a posting

    And it is one of the rules that you have to get pics of new bikes against the garage door. Unless the door is not wide enough.

    Then we can see how well you maintain the door and hence what your Painting skills are like
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    Take it you have it in your documents file and hope you have XP. Open the folder and there will be a menu on the left- one of which is "E-Mail this pic". E-Mail it and providing it is below 100? bs when it opens up in a new e-mail- open it and "save as" (What ever you want to name it) in a new folder. I keep a special E-Mail folder for 50+ and all the pictures in it can be attached to a posting

    And it is one of the rules that you have to get pics of new bikes against the garage door. Unless the door is not wide enough.

    Then we can see how well you maintain the door and hence what your Painting skills are like
    Well, I have a Mac and I don't have a garage door--guess I failing on all fronts!

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    Okay, one more try...
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    That seemed to work, so here's a more close-up view...
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    Nice bike, I know you'll enjoy.
    Go for it!

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