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Old 06-14-13, 01:57 PM   #326
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gsteinb, I think the bulk of the price difference is the special "McLaren Team Orange" paint accents. Our SoCal crit meister has one. I'll ask him when I see his next week.

caloso, generally you want a TT bike on the smaller side so that you can get as low as possible. At the same time, depending on your personal body geometry, cockpit length can be more important -- as is my case.
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gsteinb, I think the bulk of the price difference is the special "McLaren Team Orange" paint accents. Our SoCal crit meister has one. I'll ask him when I see his next week.

caloso, generally you want a TT bike on the smaller side so that you can get as low as possible. At the same time, depending on your personal body geometry, cockpit length can be more important -- as is my case.
And my case, apparently. Small is good, but 50CM 650C is TOO small, even for little me.
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At the same time, depending on your personal Body Geometry
Subliminal shill for Specialized.

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Old 06-16-13, 01:35 PM   #329
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Old 06-16-13, 03:45 PM   #330
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Who is our moderator?

Funny, I've never been accused of being a shill before. Of course there's always a first time and if the shoe fits...
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I was, but I was too moderate. According to the list it's a bunch of people who, other than Walter and G, haven't ever set foot here. So they are getting credit for doing nothing. We need to start a ruckus. Make them earn their $10 Amazon gift certificates.
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I'm just saying there's something on the horizon that's going to drive the UCI bat**** and strike fear into Sand Diego TT crowd.

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You're riding a tandem with Kwakerson?
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Old 06-18-13, 02:42 PM   #337
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Picked up my new custom built road bike today... sitting here at work trying to be semi productive when all I really want to be doing
is taking it out for its first ride... #bikingfirstworldproblems.
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Picked up my new custom built road bike today... sitting here at work trying to be semi productive when all I really want to be doing
is taking it out for its first ride... #bikingfirstworldproblems.
Wow. You have some kind of patience! I'd be going bonkers.
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Not the best picture, but that's mostly the camera:
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Old 06-18-13, 08:40 PM   #340
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Sweet! But...only one bottle cage? You must be planning on short rides.
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Sweet! But...only one bottle cage? You must be planning on short rides.
Nah... just wanted to get out riding... the other is sitting here on the piano waiting to be installed.

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First ride is in the books - I haven't been on a bike like this, well, ever. Lots to get used to, but some guy took off from a stop light and I went after him, and there we were at 31+... oh my. Taking it out on Saturday for a century, goal is sub 5 hours.
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Esteban, that's pretty sweet! A top drawer bike is quite the experience, isn't it? Good luck on the century this weekend! I'll be watching for you on Strava.
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Looks nice... I see you went with a wide gear range.
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Yep - I'm still in 'get some amount of fitness then think about what's next' mode, and that has mean a lot of climbs and organized rides - I hope to graduate to something a bit smaller soon (my sense is I'm close, but lacking some confidence), but for now I went with the mid cage RD and 12-32 which gives me a pretty low bail out gear.
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That CAAD 10.3 makes a GREAT crit bike, I found out today! By the way - Shovel - I removed the decals from the Corimas and the bike looks a million percent better when those wheels are on it.
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Schmexy. Now slam that stem.
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Schmexy. Now slam that stem.
That's next! Actually, I lowered it one spacer for the race yesterday. It felt really good!
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