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Old 12-22-10, 08:14 PM   #1
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Mom, it followed me home.....can I keep it?

I decided I didn't really want a mtn bike after all.
I went bike shopping today (planned on just looking and getting prices) to look at a Felt F75 and a Cannondale CAAD 10. Long story short, I didn't get either one. The sales guy pulled down a Specialized Tarmac Elite SL2 with SRAM Apex components and Mavic CXP22 rims/wheels. The price was a few dollars more than I was planning on spending but after all, it is Christmas.
What do you think?


Haven't had a chance to remove the reflectors yet. First ride will be tomorrow.
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Old 12-22-10, 08:28 PM   #2
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you going to take off the dork disk too?
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Old 12-22-10, 08:30 PM   #3
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flip that stem, you'll go faster.
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Old 12-22-10, 08:47 PM   #4
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Reflectors are still attached, as are the dork disk and CPSC lawyer labels, but, the computer's mounted and ready to go. We see where Ron's priorities are!

Yeah, so what is it with black bikes this season?!
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Nice looking ride. I have a Tarmac Pro and love it.

What do they call a 52/36 crankset? It's too big for a compact and smaller than a regular.
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Old 12-22-10, 09:08 PM   #6
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Ninja's in training?? Running " Shine "?? History repeating, You can have any color as long as it's black.
Nice bike , post the test flight results. Looks like speeds close to Mac 1!! Congrats!!
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Old 12-22-10, 09:12 PM   #7
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Don't we ALWAYS end up spending a few dollars more than we planned before leaving the shop with our new bike? Happened to me - "it's only $250 above the maximum I wanted to spend!"
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Old 12-22-10, 09:15 PM   #8
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What do you think?
Bikes don't just follow you home, young man. Besides, who's going to feed it? Take it for a walk? Pick cinders out of its tires? You know as well as I that those jobs will fall to your father and me. Now you march out and give that bike back to its owner, who's probably crying his eyes out right now with grief.
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Old 12-22-10, 09:17 PM   #9
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Wow! What a great Christmas present.......and it's black
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Old 12-22-10, 09:20 PM   #10
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WOW Ron, Merry Christmas. Have fun riding it.
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We need to start a "show your black bike" thread. Enjoy!
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Old 12-22-10, 11:25 PM   #12
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Sweet!
What size is that? It looks like you could have gone one size larger.
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Something's missing. It doesn't have any tires for one thing. No suspension fork. Those are funny looking handlebars for a mtn bike. Where's the rear rack?
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Nice looking ride. I have a Tarmac Pro and love it.

What do they call a 52/36 crankset? It's too big for a compact and smaller than a regular.
A Compact Standard Combo with a 110mm BCD? That's a huge range with an 11-28 cassette.

Nice bike, congrats.
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Old 12-23-10, 07:32 AM   #15
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The white tape, stem and saddle look great on that bike. They didn't look good on mine so I switched to black tape and black saddle. Merry Christmas.
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you going to take off the dork disk too?
I like the new design of dork disk that came on my new Roubaix. It comes off over the cassette. No need to remove the cassette to lose the DD.
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Old 12-23-10, 08:35 AM   #17
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Very nice.

I was wondering in the other thread why you weren't looking at anything in carbon.
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Sweet! I love new bikes...
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SaaaaaaWeeeettttt! congrats on a great looking bike.
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Old 12-23-10, 09:28 AM   #20
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Congratulations on the new addition.

So, is the weather going to cooperate so you can put some miles on it this week and give us a ride report?
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Old 12-23-10, 10:58 AM   #21
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I'd like to report a missing bike. I'm sure you've noticed the posters stapled to he telephone poles in the neughborhood:

Missing, black bike with white face and chest. Curvy build, but muscular, and fast - very fast. Responds to the name "Tarmac", but ignores the "Hey, wait for me!" command. If found, do not, repeat, do not take her home with you. Please make an immediate call to my cell phone, and I will pick her up. Reward negotiable. Do the right thing, and get this bike to her proper owner!
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Very nice machine. I've always liked black bikes.

Enjoy it.
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Hey RonH,
Very nice bike. I live in Gainesville, GA....and today looks a little cool but certainly warm enough for a first time ride. What a nice way to start the holidays.

Where did you buy it? Did they have any in 48-49cm? Nevermind...I'll find divorce papers under the tree.
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Reflectors are still attached, as are the dork disk and CPSC lawyer labels, but, the computer's mounted and ready to go. We see where Ron's priorities are!

Yeah, so what is it with black bikes this season?!:p
Black is a fast color, amost as fast as red, but faster than white
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flip that stem, you'll go faster.
Don't flip it. This is the 50+ forum, remember? (JK )
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