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TrekJapan 04-30-09 01:40 AM

Sincere apology to all Okinawa folding bike fans who wanted
 
to see the Speed TT at Haebaru Bridgestone.

You'll have to come to my house instead. Couldn't take it anymore. Went and picked it up today.

Slapped a PET bottle holder on it and a couple lights (not everything in the photo). I'm going to pick up a black arclite rack for it. LBS had silver but this bike needs black trim.

I know a bike like this probably shouldn't have a rack but I like having a rack. Sue me.

Anyway, any Oki guys want to see it or ride it let me know.

And yes I know the seat is tilted too much and yes I know the Suntour folding pedals aren't cool for this bike. I'll pick up some SPuD's for it soon. Bike not set up in any way shape or form in this photo.

Too windy here today to go to far anyway.

John

http://homepage.mac.com/hagensieker/.Public/speedtt.jpg

Kaito 04-30-09 06:48 AM

OMG! YOU GOT IT! :eek:
WOW! Looks great! I'm VERY curious how she rides!

If you happen to be anywhere near Camp Lester during lunch, please join us for a lunch ride!

Today a friend and I did a quick 25km ride past Torii, around the flight line, into gate3, then around an awesome road w/dips & curves that hugged the fence line back to gate1.

We're planning on riding again tomorrow from 1130 on. ;)

Hope to run into you! And would love to check out your SpeedTT!! - Since I can't gawk over it a Bridgestone!

Apology accepted! :p
Enjoy!!
Kaito

brakemeister 04-30-09 08:27 AM

congrats
thor

neilfein 04-30-09 09:40 AM

That's a beautiful bike! Do you have a picture of it folded?

vmaniqui 04-30-09 11:03 AM

nice. very ery ry y nice.....i am drooling.....

TrekJapan 04-30-09 12:50 PM

Kaito,

Where are you kicking off from? Not sure I can make it today for the ride. I'm planning on running this morning and going to yoga. I might be able to swing by though. I'm close to Lester.

John

migjet 04-30-09 02:00 PM

Worthy purchase! I'm sure you'll enjoy the ride!
Would love to see the improvements when you're done....cheers!

Kaito 04-30-09 02:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TrekJapan (Post 8829818)
Kaito,

Where are you kicking off from? Not sure I can make it today for the ride. I'm planning on running this morning and going to yoga. I might be able to swing by though. I'm close to Lester.

John

John-san,
We're heading out from the hospital. (where we work) I'm officed right above the fitness center, next door to the post office.

If today doesn't work for you, sometime soon, ne. We ride regularly, weekdays during lunch, and weekends, usually early am rides.

Here's my keitai - 090 5720 0527
If you don't mind, give me a buzz when you're free. It would be nice catching up with you. :)

yoroshiku~!
K.

TrekJapan 04-30-09 03:18 PM

I was in your building a week or two ago meeting with the engineer up there. I'm the visual landing aids guy and they're putting a VLA in on the new hospital helo pad.

I might be able to swing by. I live on the MCB and work there as well. I'm close to the Commissary gate.

I run to work in the mornings and if nothing serious happens at work I sneak out at lunch and go to yoga.

The Speed TT is at my house but if I walk home for lunch I'll grab it and shoot down to Lester.

I usually go to the Cove right next to you on Friday nights as well. Usually ride a foldie down there, do the yopari thing and take a taxi home with the foldie in the trunk.

John

djgonzo007 04-30-09 03:46 PM

Very nice! Will you take a picture of it folded?

Kaito 04-30-09 04:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TrekJapan (Post 8830826)
I was in your building a week or two ago meeting with the engineer up there. I'm the visual landing aids guy and they're putting a VLA in on the new hospital helo pad.

I might be able to swing by. I live on the MCB and work there as well. I'm close to the Commissary gate.

I run to work in the mornings and if nothing serious happens at work I sneak out at lunch and go to yoga.

The Speed TT is at my house but if I walk home for lunch I'll grab it and shoot down to Lester.

I usually go to the Cove right next to you on Friday nights as well. Usually ride a foldie down there, do the yopari thing and take a taxi home with the foldie in the trunk.

John


HA! Go figure! :lol: If you were here meeting with the engineers, you were 20 feet away from where I'm officed! - Where you turned left, at the top of the stairwell, I'm located straight thru. (second door to the left) Name's tagged at the left of the door too. :) ~ I'm with the Directorate of Public Health (DPH), and work in Industrial Hygiene.

Today's another windy one! (wish I were kitesurfing!) But we're still planning on heading out around 1135~1145ish. If you swing by, or even are on your way, denwa kudasai. please call, we'll wait for ya, or decide on an easy meeting-point.

I, and another person here at the hospital, would love to see your SpeedTT.

Again, if you're too busy, we can coordinate a ride next week, ne. ~ can't this weekend - my son and I are going cycling on Kume-island, so we'll be off the bigger rock, and hopping (rather floating on a ferry) to a smaller one. :D

TGIF!
Kaito *my desk denwa: 643-7541 yoroshiku~!

ciriarte 06-06-09 05:31 PM

Speed TT - brakes
 
I saw that bike hanging from the ceiling ... it wasn't too long ago so they must've gotten another one. How do you like the linear pull brakes? I did an internet search on the Speed TT and it looks like past models used to have regular calipers. When I saw the linears on the one in Bridgestone, I thought, "ugh, why did they do that?"

Chris

TrekJapan 06-06-09 07:00 PM

They must have had one in the back because I bought this and went back a couple days later and another TT is hanging as you know.

The calipers are fine. Just got back from a 60K ride and never a problem with the brakes.

John

vmaniqui 06-06-09 10:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TrekJapan (Post 9054692)
They must have had one in the back because I bought this and went back a couple days later and another TT is hanging as you know.

The calipers are fine. Just got back from a 60K ride and never a problem with the brakes.

John

john,

where's the pic of your TT folded.....

thanks,
vic


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