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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperZ
    This is now the best looking bike on the forum! Congratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 14max
    Viper - You even make chains look good. I HAVE to get a new camera...
    Thanks Max! The Chain really does look gorgeious on the bike with all the differnt shades with silver, bronze and black on it.


    Quote Originally Posted by redfooj
    wow.... that is so SHINY! melikes shiny things
    I agree!


    Quote Originally Posted by rufvelo
    That's very true! Never saw a more desirable chain before - plus it talks to you from what I gather [

    This is now the best looking bike on the forum! Congratulations!

    Thanks for your vote Rufvelo It means a lot to hear that. Especially when the chain is talking to me and I get all these voices in my head, it's good to have a second opinion
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    Viperz:

    How do you like the feel of the saddle now that you have riden it a few times? I am looking at the same saddle for my project.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgasmd
    Viperz:

    How do you like the feel of the saddle now that you have riden it a few times? I am looking at the same saddle for my project.

    I have only ridden it twice, however the one ride was a 100km ride and my only though about the saddle was

    "Damn, this is a nice and comfortable feeling saddle..."


    Now that it winter here I will not be riding it on the road until spring/summer, but our club starts its indoor sessions today, and I may take it to the indoor track to ride. Or I may take the Trek....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperZ
    I have only ridden it twice, however the one ride was a 100km ride and my only though about the saddle was

    "Damn, this is a nice and comfortable feeling saddle..."
    That is great to hear. I may end up with the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgasmd
    That is great to hear. I may end up with the same.
    Depending on what you are use to riding, the biggest difference bewteen the Aliente si it has a proniunced kickup at the back of the saddle. More like a motocycle saddle.

    To me coming from a flat Arione, this felt different, but welcomed. How you respond to it maybe totally different.

    However I really like this saddle best of all my saddles so far
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    Any updates? Have you ridden the bike any more? Just to throw this out, it has been in the mid 70's to mid 80s' down here for the last few weeks. How is the weather up there??
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgasmd
    Any updates? Have you ridden the bike any more? Just to throw this out, it has been in the mid 70's to mid 80s' down here for the last few weeks. How is the weather up there??

    Hey, DG, sorry, no updates. I haven't been riding the road bikes and have been riding the MTB, commuting to work and for pleasure.

    Which leads into your next question. We are moving into our cold season where -30 to -40C is typical, however with global warming, we maybe lucky and only see a few days of it rather than weeks on end. It was -30C the other day, but today it has warmed to -18C when I rode to work in the morning.

    The Roads are snow covered with hard packed snow & ice, which isn't too bad on streets that have been graded, however on ungraded streets you have very deep ruts with many compounding ruts running on every which way. It's fun, to ride, but you have to concentrate more as complacency is not your friend.

    We had a wicked snow storm last week, which crippled the city for a day or two. It was -27C with winds as high as 80km/h.

    Here are some photos for you just so you can appreciate your +23C weather even more


    The Street I live on



    The Day after











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    OMG!

    Such beauty.

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    And, can you believe we got a few inches of snow which literally closed down half the state of Washington?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patriot
    And, can you believe we got a few inches of snow which literally closed down half the state of Washington?
    Seriously, Portland got what, 4 inches, and the city was shut down for 2 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 55/Rad
    OMG!

    Such beauty.
    Heh, thanks Rad. I suppose a person becomes slightly desensitized to it after a few decades



    Quote Originally Posted by Patriot
    And, can you believe we got a few inches of snow which literally closed down half the state of Washington?
    Patriot, I can fully appreciate that, as you guys have a different terrain, and seasonal climate. As such, it's not a challenge your state faces for 120 days of the year, every year. Here, cold and lots of snow is a given, as such, the infrastructures are planned and designed for snow removal. A credit to the city snow removal team and department of Highways for how quickly they were able to get it cleared up.

    For that one day however, the city was nearly shut down, and Highways were definitely closed for visibility was zero.
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    Great photos of the snow. I miss those days growing up in Northern Ontario. Down here in the City it is extremely tame, just black ice and slush. When we do get snow we call the military and with all of them over seas, I don't know what this City would do.

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    I hear people are still cutting their grass in Toronto...
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    ahhh beautiful!

    i wish we had that much snow in connecticut

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    Quote Originally Posted by onkey
    ahhh beautiful!

    i wish we had that much snow in connecticut

    enoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by 55/Rad
    Seriously, Portland got what, 4 inches, and the city was shut down for 2 days.
    This hints at why.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starclimber
    This hints at why.
    That was awesome! Thanks, I hope nobody was seriously hurt....

    Rad, notice the Bimmer Driver looked to do OK
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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperZ
    We had a wicked snow storm last week, which crippled the city for a day or two. It was -27C with winds as high as 80km/h.
    37C and 32C here the last two days - and we had heavy rain.

    It was like living in Darwin or Singapore.

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    Vipah,

    Couple of questions for ya.

    1. what kinda wheels are those? (i like'em)
    2. i have that same seatpost but its used and isnt in perfect shape. is it possible to use some
    special solution to make it look new?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperZ
    That was awesome! Thanks, I hope nobody was seriously hurt....

    Rad, notice the Bimmer Driver looked to do OK
    Oh yeah, that footage played on every station - even made for a good laugh on The Tonight Show.

    The rear wheel drive, torque heavy Bimmer stayed warm in the garage those 2 days. But the 4-runner saw plenty of action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starclimber
    This hints at why.
    ...like a hastily organized neighbourhood drifting competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperZ
    I hear people are still cutting their grass in Toronto...
    It's not that nice here. Actually the last week ít's actually been like a normal Canadian winter, -16 this morning.

    How do you find the Aliante over your Arione. I like the Arione I'm using now, but the Aliante would look nicer on the bike I'm about to build up.

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    Classic, with temps like that it sounds like you're enjoying a nice summer


    Onkey, the wheels are C-Record hubs laced with DT spokes to Campagnolo Omega rims that I got from 55/Rad. Thanks, I really like them as well.





    As for the seat post. Mine was not in great shape either and was slightly pitted. I had to polish it with an cream aluminum polish to remove the pitting. The seat post does not have the satin like finish the rest of the C-Record group does, but you can't tell, and it looks better than it being all pitted.

    If you need that satin finish, fire BF member Lectron a PM. He made a solution mixture that would place that satin like finish to polished aluminum when dipped into it. I forget the recipe....
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    That Portland video reminds me of curling with cars I showed the video to my wife, and she said she had seen it on TV. We get King 5, Komo 4 and other Washington channels on HD, she saw it when it aired.


    Clausen, I know, I was just joking about cutting the grass My Family and I are going to be in Toronto at the end of March, what's the weather typically like then?

    I have only had one ride on the Aliante, and it was for a 100km ride. From what I can tell, I like it very much. It has a very pronounced kick at the back of the saddle that I like. It reminds me of a motorcycle saddle. That said may Arione took a while for me to get use to... However, I'm pretty comfortable with it now. I think the Aliante was comfortable from the get go... This next season will tell which I like more, or if I can live with both.
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