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Old 04-01-12, 03:05 PM   #1
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N+1, at last.

I've been riding my Gunnar for more than 5 years and I've been eyeing a Ridley at the LBS, but work issues, etc. have kept me from buying. It's rare to find a frame with the
dimensions I like so when the LBS guy called and told me he had a Seven in my size, I went to have a look.
Turns out it's as close to a perfect fit as anything I've been on and the price was so low I couldn't say no. I doubt it even has 100 miles on it and the owner needed cash,
so it's mine.

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Old 04-01-12, 03:12 PM   #2
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Very classy looking bike. I especially like the paint. Bet it has a nice ride too.
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Old 04-01-12, 03:18 PM   #3
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May not be the same manufacturer but I think it is. The only seven bikes I came across were mountain bikes and they were good. Lightweight steel frames that were strong and rode very well.

But Ride report necessary now and specs.
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Old 04-01-12, 03:20 PM   #4
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Congrats on the new bike. It isn't often when we find just what fills the bill and are able to take advantage of it..
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Wow, now you have to dress to match the colors. Class ride.
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Old 04-01-12, 03:32 PM   #6
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Nice looking bike. Don't you just love it when a great deal finds you?
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Nice bike!

Is that an Axiom SL? Those start at $5200 with a 105 group set. Go way up from there.
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Old 04-01-12, 04:46 PM   #8
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Thanks, guys. Stapfam, they do mtb frames and handlebars in their shop in Mass. The founder came from Merlin Metalworks in 1997.
I do have blue jerseys and helmet, so I match.
Deals like this don't find me very often and so far I am quite happy with it. Only a short 25 mile ride and still need to dial the fit a little. Can't wait for a day in the mountains on this bike.

It's an Axiom Race with Campagnolo Chorus and Cole wheels.
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Very nice bicycle Big John, you scored a nice N+1 with the Seven. Be sure to post a pic in the 2012 N+! thread.

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sweet color scheme
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Whoa - that's seriously good! Great find!
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Old 04-01-12, 08:53 PM   #12
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I really do wish you all would QUIT buying these AWESOME looking road bikes, I mean I just bought a 2012 Coda Sport Hybrid in Sept. 2011 and well, now I find myself "eyeing" ROAD bikes, arrrugh! Come on folks this N+1 thing is really HARD on my meager BUDGET! Big John, Sweet machine, ENJOY!
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