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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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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.
    Last edited by RonH; 12-23-10 at 06:35 PM.
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    you going to take off the dork disk too?

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    flip that stem, you'll go faster.

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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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    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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    Wow! What a great Christmas present.......and it's black
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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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    just keep riding BluesDawg's Avatar
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    Sweet!
    What size is that? It looks like you could have gone one size larger.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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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?
    Who is John Galt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allegheny Jet View Post
    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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    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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    just keep riding BluesDawg's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
    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.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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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...
    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.
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    SaaaaaaWeeeettttt! congrats on a great looking bike.
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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by t4mv View Post
    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by opengun View Post
    flip that stem, you'll go faster.
    Don't flip it. This is the 50+ forum, remember? (JK )

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