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    My new ride!



    Yes I was able to send DH out today in the wee hours of the morning, to meet up with a gentleman over in Huntsville, to pick up my new ride. The Yellow Peril, a Bacchetta Giro 26, low miles on it, and the bag included. So of course, yesterday I scooted over to REI and found the appropriate color coordinated new helmet!

    I did take it out for a spin to test it this afternoon, though not the Wilmeth road loop I had originally planned. Got a late start, and it turned out to be a wise decision, as I found out at the end of the ride, that the rear disc was dragging a bit, making the bike feel sluggish. DH kindly adjusted it for me, and it should be much more sprightly on my next ride.

    It does ride quite nicely--not quite as jarring as DH's F5 seems to me, though the tires are similar. I like the BPivot stem, once we managed to adjust everything so I wasn't whacking my shins on the bars...No problems with from wheel/heel clearance, But I think I will want to add a layer of denser foam under my tailbone, as I did have some minor discomfort.

    I am looking forward to the Ride Ataxia Denton event, as I am going to ride the Yellow Peril there!
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    That is one hot bike!

    I bought the same helmet so it would match the bike. My wife thought I was daft.

    Giros rule!

    But I'm a bit biased!

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    http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b353/vic303/002-6.jpg
    What bag is that, if I may ask?

    Nice lookin' ride!

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    Sweet, even without a matching water bottle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vic303 View Post
    The Yellow Peril, a Bacchetta Giro 26, low miles on it, and the bag included. So of course, yesterday I scooted over to REI and found the appropriate color coordinated new helmet!

    I did take it out for a spin to test it this afternoon, though not the Wilmeth road loop I had originally planned. Got a late start, and it turned out to be a wise decision, as I found out at the end of the ride, that the rear disc was dragging a bit, making the bike feel sluggish. DH kindly adjusted it for me, and it should be much more sprightly on my next ride.

    It does ride quite nicely--not quite as jarring as DH's F5 seems to me, though the tires are similar. I like the BPivot stem, once we managed to adjust everything so I wasn't whacking my shins on the bars...No problems with from wheel/heel clearance, But I think I will want to add a layer of denser foam under my tailbone, as I did have some minor discomfort.
    Very nice! Is it a Giro 26 ATT (aluminum) with stock disc brakes or is it a Giro 26 (steel) with disc brakes?
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    Jan it is the steel Giro 26 with disc brakes.
    Nosofastlane, the bag is the Bacchetta All-in-one Bag. Retail is $65 in yellow or black.
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    nice looking bacchetta

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    Wow, I'll see that one at night..even without lights!

    We'll be back out on the trail sometime early next week, so we'll probably see you then.

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