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Old 09-02-09, 10:24 PM   #1
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My New Volae Century

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I would like to share my first bent with you. Purchased from Rick at Gold Country Cyclery near Sacramento.

I picked it up last Saturday, four days ago, and I am having a great time. I am really loving riding this machine. Jesse

I have added some accesories that work well for me:

Dual Mirrcycle mirrors
Cateye Strada with cadence
Speedplay Frogs pedals.. what I have used for years
Detours Goodie Too bag for easily reaching snacks
Dual water bottle cages.. I will also use a Unbottle behind the seat on longer rides
Incredibell Bell
Mountain Man rear rack
Norback Frame pack from Hostel Shoppe
Kickstand from Hostel Shoppe
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Old 09-03-09, 01:02 AM   #2
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Nice ride.
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That looks really nice. If I get another life, I think I'll get one.
The chain doesn't rub on that frame pack?
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I have the under seat pack slightly displaced from centerline so it is not near the chain
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Nice bike! I went up to the Hostel Shoppe on Monday and picked up a 2008 Volae Club. After riding it for 100+ miles I can say it is the nicest, fastest bike I have ever owned.
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Here is a video of my first ride on my new Volae Century

http://www.vimeo.com/6441481

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FYI my video has a soundtrack.. enjoy... Jesse
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Nice video. I miss Canned Heat.
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Old 09-05-09, 09:08 AM   #9
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If anyone is reading here wondering what it's really like to ride a bent, Jesse's video shows it very well. Not many riders are so secure and organized as to video their first ride but it does not take long until you have the same feeling as portrayed.
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Here is another version of the video, this one on youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUQ8NQsmVkQ


youtube would not allow the Canned Heat soundtrack, but the video clip runs smoother

the music is one the generic tracks youtube makes available when you upload a video

turn those speakers on

I will post some images of my camera setup later today..I have come up with a very sweet solutiion

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That is one very sweet ride. I see you've also got the "T" mount up on the deraileur mast. I use a Volae Tour (vintage 2005) as a commuter and "Around town" bike and I love it. I bought mine used a little over 12 months ago and I've often imagined that I would have gotten the Century had I bought new. I'm toying with the idea of building a lightweight tailbox for it but I'm not certain yet if I will.

Great video too.

Enjoy the bike!!
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