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    Senior Member CNY James's Avatar
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    some guy with a big truck pulled into my driveway today...

    he left this behind...



    I opened it up...



    pulled out the contents...



    got a little help from a friend...



    and finally...




    First thoughts....

    Bikes Direct said it would only come with a freehub but it also came with a fixed gear. It was installed, the freehub wasnt. I took it about 100' before I turned around and put the freehub on Fixed just felt weird and living on a moderately heavy traffic road, it didnt seem like the right time to try it out. It rides nice, plenty stiff, very responsive. My BD buying experience was good, I'd go back. Might upgrade a few things before I'm done but as a whole, I like the bike

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    What is it?

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    Check the tension again on that front skewer. I doubt those little fingers of hers is going to set it to the proper foot pounds. haha.
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    wow, what fun! congrats!
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    Big Congrats, and I hate ya too..

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    BD is a very good deal for those of us that do our own wrenching. I am at my limit of bikes right now (I have 3 that I ride...2 more I gotta find homes for) or I would buy another bike I was going to buy a SS 29er off BD, but I ended up building up a 26" ss mtb for cheaper, on a $20 Rockhopper frame


    That bike looks pretty sweet from here, Did you check tension and true on the wheels? That would be a very good thing to do!
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    Senior Member CNY James's Avatar
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    It's a Dawes SST-AL. Havent checked the wheels yet but just spinning them on the bike they seem pretty true out of the box. Might not be the case after a few miles but for now, I'm not too concerned.

    Didnt get to log any miles tonight, it rained all day and I had some stuff to do around the house. Hoping to get 5-10 miles in tomorrow morning before work. I'll post back with an update when I get a chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loose Chain View Post
    What is it?
    It's a bicycle, but it's too small for the rider. Nobody could reach that far down to the handlebars.
    Well, OK--I couldn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CNY James View Post
    Fixed just felt weird:
    It's unnatural......
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    Senior Member CNY James's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Dog View Post
    It's a bicycle, but it's too small for the rider. Nobody could reach that far down to the handlebars.
    Well, OK--I couldn't.
    fits fine, did 7 or 8 miles before work this morning & it rode nice. Same size as the rest of my bikes.

    also keep in mind that the picture was taken immediately after assembly, before I made any adjustments.
    Last edited by CNY James; 06-10-10 at 08:33 PM.

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