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    New bike....in da house

    Literally:


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    Yes, I already rotated the bars straight. I think I'm gonna have to drop the bar stem. May ride it first and see how it feels but I think the bars are higher than the seat right now.
    Last edited by bigbadwullf; 10-02-12 at 08:42 AM.

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    Looks very fast!

    Rick / OCRR

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick@OCRR View Post
    Looks very fast!

    Rick / OCRR
    Obviously you haven't seen me ride...lol !

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    Nice bike. Now you need a pic of the bike with the drive side facing the camera...and some pie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikey Mikey View Post
    Nice bike. Now you need a pic of the bike with the drive side facing the camera...and some pie.

    Yes, I think the unwritten BF bike photo rules include:

    Drive side
    Chain on large chain ring and parallel with ground
    Drive side crank arm parallel to the ground and forward
    Pic taken in front of garage door

    Then the obligatory comments will include

    Flip that stem!
    And/or slam that stem!
    Too many logos

    BTW sweet looking ride...Enjoy

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    Looks like a very nice ride, Enjoy!

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    Drive side. Google SRAM Rival. Looks a lot like every bike that has it

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    Two water bottle carriers? You can lose weight there.

    Ride report required now and the pic with the Christening Pie.
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    Giving in to the immense pressure. No garage door shot. Crank not quite perpendicular to planet Earth...my bad


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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    Two water bottle carriers? You can lose weight there.

    Ride report required now and the pic with the Christening Pie.
    Gotta have 2 on this side of the pond and a bit closer to the equator. In just a 2-hour ride both of the bottles will be empty!

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    Nice bike, I just recently went with a plastic-fantastic bike myself.
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    Nice bike. Flipping the stem should give the lower height you're after. Consider carbon bottle cages.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    Nice bike. Flipping the stem should give the lower height you're after. Consider carbon bottle cages.
    +1 on the flip; but, the need for carbon cages? I just found Blackburn cages, $14.00 each, 23g ea.!!!!! They hold the bottles perfect. Most carbon cages weigh more than that.

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    Nice bike! Waiting for ride report. BTW the valve stems are not in same position in the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Segundo View Post
    Nice bike! Waiting for ride report. BTW the valve stems are not in same position in the picture.
    Gotta work on the photographic skills.
    Ride report:
    Rocket Ship.
    The End.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Segundo View Post
    Nice bike! Waiting for ride report. BTW the valve stems are not in same position in the picture.
    OMG...How did I miss that! Great catch; we will get this guy on track

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    1. you gotta fix you .sig file. It lists n-1 bicycles.

    2. Flip the stem.

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    you can't ride it in da' house ... get it outside and ride!

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    Can't believe I actually did this:

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbadwullf View Post
    Obviously you haven't seen me ride...lol !

    I think he meant the bike, not you.

    Very nice ride man!

    Enjoy it and ride safely.
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    So what are your initial impressions on carbon vs previous ride?

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    Smooth. Rocket. Ship. End of story.

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    Great looking bike! Enjoy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbadwullf View Post
    Can't believe I actually did this:


    well done........................we are silly

    Once again, sweet looking ride

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