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    Crap! I knew this would happen

    Went to the LBS to buy a new set of Shimano pedals and they came attached to a new Carbon Synapse 5.

    First ride tomorrow AM..replaces my Synapse 7 but that was a 56 and too big, this is a 54.
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    Nice bike, and a very good deal! Crap, just getting new pedals thrown in when purchasing a new bike is a good deal.
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    Outstanding choice of "pedals". I think you will be pleased

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    Nice, I like the red bar tape. Enjoy the ride
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    I don't believe you. The picture of the bike shows 07-30-2010 so obviously this is a hoax.

    Nice ride by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ely View Post
    I don't believe you. The picture of the bike shows 07-30-2010 so obviously this is a hoax.

    Nice ride by the way.
    Trying to fool the bank that it was not bought till the pay cheque went in

    What pedals???? They look like M520's and I thought you would have got A520's at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allegheny Jet View Post
    Nice bike, and a very good deal! Crap, just getting new pedals thrown in when purchasing a new bike is a good deal.
    Sweet deal, but I think it was more on the order of getting a new bike thrown in with the pedals. Just where is the OP's LBS, anyway? I think I need to pay 'em a visit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ciocc_cat View Post
    Sweet deal, but I think it was more on the order of getting a new bike thrown in with the pedals. Just where is the OP's LBS, anyway? I think I need to pay 'em a visit!
    You know, I'll bet your legs would age 30 years if you a bought a new CF bike.

    Very pretty Mike. Not bad for an impulse purchase.
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    So did they take the 7 in trade?
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    Nice bike. "Hate" when that happens.
    A few years ago I went to LBS to get a new pair of snow tires for my commuter,
    brought them home attached to a new bike.
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    i'm envious. It looks like a road rocket.

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    I wish thay had taken it in trade but this dealer refuses to touch anything used..no used sales or trades at all which is too bad but that is his policy.

    I put the Syn 7 on e-Bay a couple of hours ago and have maybe 40 views and 4 watchers so I guess it will sell quickly (10% view to watcher ratio is a very good sign)..I put it on for $575 with no reserve..an '09.
    If anyone wants the link PM me.

    I wanted another triple but I am going to try the double but I think I am going to need to change the rear gearing a bit to match the low I had with the triple.

    Ride report tomorrow!!

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    So it's a compact? I love mine.
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    Do you ride western NC with the compact? I'm afraid my weak ass Florida legs will need a bit lower gearing to go where I would like.

    It seems close..the low gear on my new one is 10% higher than my triple..I suppose I could change the rear cogs a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    You know, I'll bet your legs would age 30 years if you a bought a new CF bike.

    Very pretty Mike. Not bad for an impulse purchase.
    Wow, that would make me 85 in human years!
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    Nice bike, good luck with it and enjoy the ride!

    By the way, the same thing happened to me earlier in the month. We went to buy a new bike for my wife (Trek 7.5 FX) and ended up with a accessory of a Cervelo RS for me.
    Isn't it funny how that happens.
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    Just got in from my first ride (I didn't test ride it before I bought it) and it is quite nice.

    I got in a sweaty 52 miles this morning and feel pretty good. The fact that this is the first bike I have ever owned that fits me is part of it. For some reason I always was under the impression I needed a 56-58 CM but I was riding with a guy who said right off that my 56 was too big..and he was right. After doing some checking around a 54 is much more my size.
    During the course of the ride I adjusted the seat up and forward and added a little twist up on the bars.

    Much of the comfort on this ride came from the stock seat. I have always tossed the stock seats but decided to try this one and it is an easy chair (for me). It is a Prologo Kappa pas. Ass felt great and nothing fell asleep..what more can you ask for?

    I may change the gearing. It comes with a 50/34 chainring set up and I think I would do better with a 48/32 if they are available.

    One more thing. There is an ugly spoke protector behind the cassette. Is it ok to remove this? Is there a better looking one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bykemike View Post
    One more thing. There is an ugly spoke protector behind the cassette. Is it ok to remove this? Is there a better looking one?

    Mike
    Ah, the dork disc.

    When you are absolutely sure the RD is set up correctly and the low limit screw is right you can remove it. Don't want to mess up your new wheel and RD yet.
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    "Ah, the dork disc"


    Too funny, I guess there is a name for everything.

    I told a friend of mine about the my love for the seat on this bike..he has one he likes for the same reasons, he calls it his "Nosleepwewe" seat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ely View Post
    I don't believe you. The picture of the bike shows 07-30-2010 ...
    That's why I don't have the date printed/showing on my digital pics.
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    I may change the gearing. It comes with a 50/34 chainring set up and I think I would do better with a 48/32 if they are available.

    I used to have a triple with 30/26 as my lowest gear. 52/42/30 on the crankset and I rarely used the 52. Went compact and 50/34 and 12/27. Found I could use the 50 now-just could not pull the 52 except downhill.

    It took a bit of confidence training but Those hills I found hard in 30/26 were no harder in 34/27. Started on the 8% and they were easy- went to the 10% and no harder- then the 12% and finally the 12% with the 15 to 20% kink in it. If I had tried the hardest hill first- I think I may have given in too easily. Then finally the 16% and it surprised me- I was sweating a bit by the end and cadence was a bit low- but another milestone passed.
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    Here's a thread from the road forum that illustrates my point about being absolutely certain of your adjustments before removing that dork disc.
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    I once walked into the LBS for some chamois lube, and walked out a bike. Forgot the chamois lube too.

    Hope you like your accidental purchase as much as I like mine.
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    To think I thought I got a deal with my $25 nashbar pedals!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    I may change the gearing. It comes with a 50/34 chainring set up and I think I would do better with a 48/32 if they are available.
    46/34 is standard Cross setup if that works.

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