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Old 01-20-14, 10:55 AM   #1851
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I had to pre order a November, as they weren't offering black with black as an option for an inventory bike.
Excellent. What are the changes?
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The Reynolds aren't as well behaved as the Rails in the wind, but I like them just fine.
The Assaults? I assume it wasn't the 66s. Is that why you bought the CX Rays?

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The Assaults? I assume it wasn't the 66s. Is that why you bought the CX Rays?
Correct on the Assaults. CX-Rays are just good stuff, and should help in the wind, as well as piece of mind.
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Excellent. What are the changes?



It looks like I would need a bow tie to ride it.



I little more understated. The $500.00 in savings didn't hurt either.
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Old 01-20-14, 11:42 AM   #1855
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Great pictures TS!

Congrats on the new frame LAJ!
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Is it the same frameset as your old one?

Agree on the CX Rays.
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Cool photos, ts.
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This picture makes me so happy.

This picture made me smile very wide even though I didn't have a dog in this fight and even though we can assume he went home and got pity schtupped by Gisele Bundchen so how bad is his life really? Still, a smile is a smile so thanks.
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so how bad is his life really?
My wife said the same thing.
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Congrats on the new frame LAJ!
Thanks mvnsnd. Waiting till the last day isn't usually my style, but that's how it played out.

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Is it the same frameset as your old one?
It's completely different. Lighter and faster (they say), but if it does just as well as my Wheelhouse, I'll be happy.

I just noticed Di2 shifters are less than 6700.

Crap.
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It's completely different. Lighter and faster (they say), but if it does just as well as my Wheelhouse, I'll be happy.
Congrats. Can't say I really care for dojo.
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Congrats. Can't say I really care for dojo.
That's why I waited so long. It grew on me, but I can't say it hit me like a ton of bricks like the Wheelhouse. Either way, the November folks sold me more than the dojo.
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I little more understated. The $500.00 in savings didn't hurt either.
that's really nice looking. i'm glad they updated their logo.
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Black on black is always the answer.
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My blue and black Russian Paketa was pretty sweet, though. When they took that one and replaced it with the Made in Boulder eggplant frameset, I was very sad. That eggplant Paketa was ugly as hell.
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Luckily, the eggplant bike killed itself with a little BB corrosion. Then came the black on black.
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Man, I put 25-pound kickass mountainbikes up on CL for $140 and I get crickets.

Put a 28-pound Novara touring bike up for $225 and it's like chumming for sharks on Portland CL.

Musta been the orange Newbaum's.
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woot! got hired to shoot an event so new (to me, it's used - D7000) camera has been ordered. i get to go from 6.1MP to 16.2MP (which is kind of a big deal when i'm trying to shoot for print pubs.) and use cards bigger than 2GB. (for whatever reason, the D50 can only handle 2GB cards... that's only about 200 shots RAW + small jpg which sucks when i sometimes shoot 2K shots a day at a race.)
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that's really nice looking. i'm glad they updated their logo.
I have mixed feelings on the logo. We have as much fun on Halloween as we do on Christmas, and the old one was a reminder of that. And, the Addams Family. I do get the reasoning behind the change though.
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woot! got hired to shoot an event so new (to me, it's used - D7000) camera has been ordered. i get to go from 6.1MP to 16.2MP (which is kind of a big deal when i'm trying to shoot for print pubs.) and use cards bigger than 2GB. (for whatever reason, the D50 can only handle 2GB cards... that's only about 200 shots RAW + small jpg which sucks when i sometimes shoot 2K shots a day at a race.)
Most excellent. After seeing the shots you put up this morning, I can't wait for the new batch.
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My blue and black Russian Paketa was pretty sweet, though. When they took that one and replaced it with the Made in Boulder eggplant frameset, I was very sad. That eggplant Paketa was ugly as hell.
There's still a lot to be said about loyalty.
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I have mixed feelings on the logo. We have as much fun on Halloween as we do on Christmas, and the old one was a reminder of that. And, the Addams Family. I do get the reasoning behind the change though.
it's definitely very halloween/addams family and has a personality. i think it's the big white circle/full moon that bugs me. i don't mind it as much when it's just the outline.
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Yep. That's a handsome combination. (Doesn't hurt probably that orange and blue are Broncos colors.) Maybe I should style more bikes.
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There's still a lot to be said about loyalty.
I have a few brand loyalty issues. Outside of Campy, it's the US stuff. I appreciate a quality American product, even if it's a bit more expensive.

The Paketa guys have always been good to me. A Paketa was the first road bike I coveted. I coveted the Litespeed Tuscany, but couldn't afford it. Finally bought the Russian frameset and hung it from the ceiling until I could afford to build it up.
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