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    Finally pulled the trigger

    A while back, I was contemplating a new bike: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...uilty-about-it. Well, it came home today. I got a Giant Defy Composite 2, composite frame and forks with Apex components. The best way I can describe it is that it feels like an extension of my own body.


    Pictures to follow when I get the right pedals on it.
    Only mad dogs, Englishmen, and triathletes go out in the mid day sun.

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    The Defy is a great bike. I put many enjoyable miles on mine, even though mine was aluminum. I would have bought another one when I decided to go with a carbon bike, but I am not a fan of Giant's new kook with the square down tube and flat top tube.
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    The Colnago looks pretty sweet. Did you get the 105 one or the Ultegra?
    Only mad dogs, Englishmen, and triathletes go out in the mid day sun.

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    It took from the beginning of March to nearly the end of July to get the bike. That is a long time to prevaricate about the colour of what you are getting. So pics needed now if you are ever back in the house as you have nearly 4 months of riding to catch up with.

    So you had better start sorting out N+1 for when it is required. Normally takes a year before that comes along but may take longer in your case.

    Great bike so get out and ride.
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    Congrats...all the best. My Giant Roam is very well made and I looked long and hard at the Defy before buying my Raleigh revenio. Can't go wrong with either.

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    sweet, congrats! I know the feeling of enjoying a new ride. I finally made the leap to integrated shift levers ... ugh long time coming I know but now I'm always in the right gear and I don't have to shift my center of gravity to shift. take good care of it so guys like me can enjoy it when you move on again ... :-)
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    Congratulations on the N+!, how about posting a picture of it in the N+1 for 2012 thread when you get a chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qcpmsame View Post
    Congratulations on the N+!, how about posting a picture of it in the N+1 for 2012 thread when you get a chance.

    Bill
    I will next week. I'm out of town starting Thursday.

    I took it out for 15 miles Sunday morning. What a difference all those gears make! I have been mostly running the last few months in preparation for a triathlon this fall, and on the first ride I shaved a few minutes off my previous personal best on that same loop, then jumped off and ran four miles, and felt good at the end of it all.
    Only mad dogs, Englishmen, and triathletes go out in the mid day sun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FormerFF View Post
    The Colnago looks pretty sweet. Did you get the 105 one or the Ultegra?
    I've got Ultegra. Neither the LSB or distributor had the Colnago in white with 105 in my size. The distributor only had the Ultegra in stock, so the LSB let me have it for $100.00 over the cost of the 105. I couldn't turn it down since I saved $300.00 on the difference.
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    That was a good deal from the L B S.

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