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Old 05-08-09, 05:14 PM   #1
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OK, here it is. Da new bike.

Hope this worked. Dan'o the slightly less FNG now. Got the new bike, the Felt Z-70. Love this bike
Supposed to do a group ride Sat the 9th. YEA!!
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Old 05-08-09, 05:17 PM   #2
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Here's another view.
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Old 05-08-09, 05:18 PM   #3
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Chip, slowly back away from the bike, just sitting there I can tell it's "TOO FAST" Just kidding, sweet looking machine for sure, I gota feeling that your gona fly on that baby! Congrats!
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Nice bike.................and it's a great color. Next, the mandatory white garage door.....
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Very nice! What wheels are on it?
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Mmmmmmmmmmmmm... two different color water bottle cages is that for identity purposes Mmmmmmmmmmmmm

Great looking bike, my daughter and I have been looking at the Felt Z-70 also. Give us a full rundown after you have a few miles on it. Might sway my thinking one way or the other.
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Someone please review the rules about white garage doors. I had to do it when I got my new bike. I don't know why he gets out of it.

Beautiful bike, beautiful bike, BUT:

1. Bottle cages are a disaster. They most be either red, silver, or white, and they must match.

2. Saddlebag is way way to big.

3. Anywhere but on this forum and you would be severely docked for not flipping the stem.

4. The white handlebar tape, however, is almost enough to cancel these other infractions.

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One of the first things I noticed as I was taking it on my normal run (the one I've done a whole two times previously-LOL) is that I was doing it much quicker than on my MTB. I looked at my GPS and saw that I was doing under a 3 min mile pace and realized I'd never gone this fast on a bicycle before!!!

Waiting for the weather to stop raining so I can get some of the wife's stuff OUT OF MY GARAGE!! LOL, but most of it is WHITE!

Had'ta wipe all the drool off the bike before I could take the photos though!!

Carbon Fiber water bottle cages at LBS were $60 each. These weighed less and I already had them. I used to race Kawasaki's, so lime green and purple are my two colors, so lime green cage and an Indigo cage as nobody had purple (LOL). Maybe for Christmas I'll as for one from da wifey! But I doubt anybody else will have that color combo so mine should stand out in a crowd!

Wheels are Mavic's, I believe (according to one site) Mavic CXP 22S, 28-hole/32-hole.

I'm sure I'll learn more as I go along, but other than it sure is pretty and feels good, don't know much more about the technical parts of the components.
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That bag is the perfect size.

If I was any good at photoshop, I would put a white (or preferably off-white) garage door behind the bike.

I am drooling just a bit.

Great choice.
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Here it is, nice and big pic:

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Nice bike.................and it's a great color. Next, the mandatory white garage door.....
The white washing machine door doesn't count?
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OK, since I'm still the sort'a FNG, what's the deal with the white garage door?

That background doesn't count. Not a washing machine, that's where I keep all my oils and stuff to work on the bike, so it's all dirty, making it off-white
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OK, since I'm still the sort'a FNG, what's the deal with the white garage door?

That background doesn't count. Not a washing machine, that's where I keep all my oils and stuff to work on the bike, so it's all dirty, making it off-white
Nice bike. You did Real good.

They are just messing with you about the garage door.
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Nice bike. You did Real good.

They are just messing with you about the garage door.
But the garage door ain't in the photo! In fact, it's open and it's 82 degrees outside (and I should be riding except for the 25+ MPH gusts! (LOL)
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What is this blue thing? An alien pod?
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Didn't mean to come across as the heavy around here. there some other positives (besides the bike, which speaks for itself):

1. No wheel reflectors to slow you down.

2. No dork disc.

3. Nice pedals.

I'm not a big fan of the pump affixed to the bottle cages. It's much too practical. It's much better to have CO2 cartridges in the saddle bag. That way your son can "borrow" them without you knowing about it, only to discover when you're trying to fix a flat in the pouring rain that you have no way to inflate your tires.

But I digress.
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The white washing machine door doesn't count?
Ok, ok.....partial credit because he's a new guy but...........................


The white garage door provides a background that does not eat up a lot of memory when your picture is converted into a jpeg. This means that more of any given file size picture is available for detail. It is a trick that allows higher quality pictures than one would normally be able to produce in the limited bandwidth that Bike Forums can give us for picture uploads.
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Man, with all these new bikes showing up, you would never think we were in a recession. Have fun with the new ride.
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Nice looking bike.

What the heck does FNG mean?
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The wife says it's called a Stability ball. It's used for aerobics to balance on, etc. Also used for rehab. Don't know why it has an "Udder" though? Maybe for the lonely cowboy?

Actually, I fill it up with beer and use the utter as the straw!
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I'm not a big fan of the pump affixed to the bottle cages. It's much too practical. It's much better to have CO2 cartridges in the saddle bag. That way your son can "borrow" them without you knowing about it, only to discover when you're trying to fix a flat in the pouring rain that you have no way to inflate your tires.

But I digress.
The kid has moved out, and the CO2 pump will come in the future. Most of this is stuff transferred from the MTB. Didn't even realize it attached to the water bottle cage until I saw one like that on another bike. I've had it zip-tied to the MTB for over a decade!
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Nice looking bike.

What the heck does FNG mean?
FNG: it's a military term of endearment. It means Fantastic New Guy, although the "F" sometimes has a different meaning. I'll let you pick your favorite adjective! Kind'a like when some A-hole in a car cuts you off and you say "Hi" with just one finger!
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Very good looking bike, but those water bottle cages are way too Fred. Sorry.
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Nice bike and looking at the models on either side of it- You picked the right one.

Other than the water bottle carrier colour- and that won't matter once you have a bottle in them- The only criticism I could pick up on the spec. was the wheel hubs. Only because I do not know the Felt Hubs but Giant have done the same on their wheels- Inhouse hub on CXP33 rims- so I presume there is a little shed somewhere turning out OM wheels for the manufacturers.

All you have to do now is flip the stem- fit the Bottles and go. Enjoy.

And watch out for when ypu come to clean it. Use the right polish on the right material as it is ally with C.F. stays. Don't want the wrong polish to go on the wrong part of the frame.
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Very good looking bike, but those water bottle cages are way too Fred. Sorry.
But they go with my large lime green GT water-bottles! Also, on the seat tube there is a rainbow of red, green, blue, yellow, so the cages match that. See, I'm making a fashion statement (LOL) I'm also saving $120 for CF bottle holders!

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