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Old 03-23-10, 05:07 PM   #1
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Woo Hoo!

The good news is my frame set is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow. Even better, it's coming FedEx.
The bad news is tomorrow is a goofy work schedule so I probably won't be home when it arrives.

That's Karma. The universe is unfolding exactly as it should.
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Old 03-23-10, 05:37 PM   #2
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(Cue Carly Simon: Anticipation)
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How appropriate. Frame is red, just like ketchup. I can't think of that song without visualizing a bottle of ketchup in my mind.
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Since you will be at work have them drop it off at my house I will sign and hold it for you.
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And I thought you were going to say
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You're So Vain
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Well....did it arrive O.K. ?

Will we get to see build pics? Pleeeeease?
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[QUOTE=cranky old dude;10575979]Well....did it arrive O.K. ?

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Not yet- The delivery driver didn't fancy the reception he'd get.
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He's too busy with it.
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Good news is I was home when the FedEx lady made the delivery. Bad news (but not bad enough to dampen my elation) is - different FedEx lady.

Today I installed the headset, fork and wheels so now it's a roller and starting to look like a bike. Everything is just a little bit different from a diamond frame bike and, being it's a fremeset, there aren't any assembly instructions. The threadless headset, for example, doesn't use a top cap and starnut. Insted there's a dual purpose part that clamps the handlebar riser to the steerer tube and also contains a pair of 36mm threaded nuts that tighten downward to preload the headset. Simple and elegant once I figured it out.

Doesn't look like my Magura hydraulic brakes are going to work. For a reason I haven't figured out, the front caliper doesn't want to fit. The rear caliper will fit but there's an issue with the hydraulic hose routing. I have a nifty set of red DX V-brakes that match the bike frame. I'm thinking they'll solve both issues and provide more than adequate the braking power.

All my front derailleurs are the wrong clamp size. I thought I had a shim that would work but it's too clumsy looking so I ordered a simpler one. That'll take about a week but I can ride the bike without a front derailleur.

Hopefully tomorrow I'll get enough done so that I can try out the riding position. I also need to buy new batteries for my camera so I can take a picture. It's supposed to be 29 and rainy tomorrow so the traditional garage door photo doesn't look too promising. Goofy work schedule tomorrow so I'll get an extra hour between routes to work on my new bike. Yipee!
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Keep in mind that if the V-Clamp for the seat isn't adequately tightened (both the QR and the 4 adjusting machine screws) the seat might decide to slide towards the rear of the bike.
Have fun!
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Keep in mind that if the V-Clamp for the seat isn't adequately tightened (both the QR and the 4 adjusting machine screws) the seat might decide to slide towards the rear of the bike.
Have fun!
That's just on your bike because your legs produce so much more power than the design parameters envisioned. Doubt it could happen on mine.
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Don't confuse me with Jan Ullrich.................
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she wrote this song in 1971 in 15 minutes while waiting for her first date with Cat Stevens
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