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Old 10-19-08, 05:50 PM   #1
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TT Pro comes tomorrow!

I dont know anyone that cares about bikes so I had to come here to yell " My bike comes
tomorrow!" Its a slate, just wish I knew what color that is, maybe grey? I have a cannondale
road bike and ordered the TT one size smaller cause I hear they run large. I have Jamie roy
wanted something less harsh and a different look. Now my two geared road bikes just collect
dust, wierd. Went cold on the roadie image I was into for years. Will try to get a picture
up later this week

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rad dude......im ordering a 55 tt pro in slate. kinda hard to find a better bike for less than 500 bucks
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rad dude......im ordering a 55 tt pro in slate. kinda hard to find a better bike for less than 500 bucks
yeah for sure. Well my cannondale is a 50cm, fits real good. I ordered a 47 TT hope it is going to be right.
The stand over I was looking at gave me the impression a 47 would be better than a 50 for me.
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"Went cold on the roadie image I was into for years."

It is really easy to "go cold" when you are only into something for the image aspect. You must have been one hellofa road rider with such dedication to the sport. Maybe you don't know anyone that cares about bikes and riding them because you don't care that much yourself?

Maybe you'll "go cold" on being a vegan sometime too, when the image reasons wear off of that little dabbling.

You ordered a bike...and PAID for it without knowing the color? Can we merge this thread with the Jacka*s thread? Just a guess, but maybe "slate" refers to, um, slate, like the stuff people use to make walkways? It's usually grey in color...
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"Went cold on the roadie image I was into for years."

It is really easy to "go cold" when you are only into something for the image aspect. You must have been one hellofa road rider with such dedication to the sport. Maybe you don't know anyone that cares about bikes and riding them because you don't care that much yourself?

Maybe you'll "go cold" on being a vegan sometime too, when the image reasons wear off of that little dabbling.

You ordered a bike...and PAID for it without knowing the color? Can we merge this thread with the Jacka*s thread? Just a guess, but maybe "slate" refers to, um, slate, like the stuff people use to make walkways? It's usually grey in color...
hahaha i love people who are in here just to trash people for no reason....good lord man go drink a beer and relax
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Old 10-19-08, 06:59 PM   #6
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OK, back on subject...

My Kilo TT should be here tomorrow too. I seriously considered slate as well (it is the same as the grey the Hour is available in), but my wife and daughter insist that tangerine is a nice looking color (no arguments), so that's what I ordered.

I also ordered a 19T cog as 65-70 is my favorite gear, and a new chain since I will need a couple links, and a pair of normal brake levers since I spend most of my time there. I ordered a 55 since it matches very close to my other bikes.

Wish I had it yesterday. The group ride I did would have been perfect for a "break in" ride - 41 miles, almost completely flat, and I stayed in 39/15 (70 inches) the whole time.
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hahaha i love people who are in here just to trash people for no reason....good lord man go drink a beer and relax
I know, dude tried the same **** in another thread a few minutes ago.
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"Went cold on the roadie image I was into for years."

It is really easy to "go cold" when you are only into something for the image aspect. You must have been one hellofa road rider with such dedication to the sport. Maybe you don't know anyone that cares about bikes and riding them because you don't care that much yourself?

Maybe you'll "go cold" on being a vegan sometime too, when the image reasons wear off of that little dabbling.

You ordered a bike...and PAID for it without knowing the color? Can we merge this thread with the Jacka*s thread? Just a guess, but maybe "slate" refers to, um, slate, like the stuff people use to make walkways? It's usually grey in color...
WTF Anyhow? Maybe I said it wrong? as in "the image" I ment I was really into being on a geared bike,
use to love the clothes and all, and my taste just changed after around 20 years of road bikes. I have "cared" still love bikes even having been put in the hospital twice being hit by cars; almost killed the second time and still ride, with titanium holding my bones together now. and I still ride so F... U! Sure I know what slate looks like, I was able to view every color BD had to offer except for slate...Just wondered what there verson of it is. People like you are what makes me "go cold" with Bike Forums. net
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"Went cold on the roadie image I was into for years."

It is really easy to "go cold" when you are only into something for the image aspect. You must have been one hellofa road rider with such dedication to the sport. Maybe you don't know anyone that cares about bikes and riding them because you don't care that much yourself?

Maybe you'll "go cold" on being a vegan sometime too, when the image reasons wear off of that little dabbling.

You ordered a bike...and PAID for it without knowing the color? Can we merge this thread with the Jacka*s thread? Just a guess, but maybe "slate" refers to, um, slate, like the stuff people use to make walkways? It's usually grey in color...
Hey, cool out man. The people in it for the image mean good deals on craigslist later when they move on. It's a win-win.
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WTF Anyhow? Maybe I said it wrong? as in "the image" I ment I was really into being on a geared bike,
use to love the clothes and all, and my taste just changed after around 20 years of road bikes. I have "cared" still love bikes even having been put in the hospital twice being hit by cars; almost killed the second time and still ride, with titanium holding my bones together now. and I still ride so F... U! Sure I know what slate looks like, I was able to view every color BD had to offer except for slate...Just wondered what there verson of it is. People like you are what makes me "go cold" with Bike Forums. net
Soooo... are you selling your geared bikes? Anywhere near Dallas?
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Soooo... are you selling your geared bikes? Anywhere near Dallas?
Ha ha ha... no not me, no way, sorry. Every now and then I get the itch to go out on one. Pumped up the tires and rode the Litespeed today. I still love that bike; kind of like an old friend made out of titanium. We've been through alot together, several thousand miles; she was hit head on by a car and was put in the abmulance with me and we spent the whole time in the hospital together. Had to change alot of parts cause of it but the frame is still like new.
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Okay, VG, you definitely just wrote it wrong and I jumped to a conclusion, or two. There are just so many "image" conscious "cyclists" around this forum that I took what you wrote as giving up on road riding to be more cool.

Anyway, glad to hear that you are just switching gears
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missed UPS and i can't pick it up there until tonight between 8 and 8:30.. bummer.
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i thought for sure you'd have your camera to document hah
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how many vegans does it take to change a lightbulb?
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how many vegans does it take to change a lightbulb?
Umm how many? Starting to think maybe the name I use isn't such a good idea. I made it 4 years after going vegan, it's been 8 years now and not such a big deal to me; I've got very use to the way of life. Yeah gonna change it tomorrow.
Didnt get the bike today like it was suppose to, UPS tracking said they screwed up and will be in on the 21. grrrrr. damn it.

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Mine came today. Pretty nice, especially for the price. The Seat post is a bit clunky, and the seat is mediocre, like most low to mid priced bikes. The bars have a surprisingly small drop, especially for a "track bike". Other than that, it seems nice, though all I have done so far is a quick ride around the block. Tomorrow I hope to ride to work on it (6 miles), so should have more input
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looks good....minus the rear reflector

it looks much more tangerine than it does on the BD site
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looks good....minus the rear reflector

it looks much more tangerine than it does on the BD site
The reflector is actually a blinkie light. I regularly work past sunset, so I need it. The front light is on a quick release, so it can go on or off in 10 sec.

The color is a pearl. It changes from a yellowish orange to an orangish yellow depending on the light. Kind of unique for a bike, but I like it - dont think I know anyone with a bike anything like it.

So now, 6 miles later, my impressions:

The cockpit is a bit crampted compared to what I am used to - Partly that I cant get the seat as far back as I am acustomed to, and partly that I think I need 2 cm more of stem length. Certainly ridable, but more upright than I am used to

The gearing is OK, but I prefer to spin more. A 19t is on the way, but now I wonder if 18 wouldn't be better... We shall see.

Now for those saying it has faster, twitchier (choose your adjective) steering than say, the hour, all I can say is, the steering is much slower and stable than my road bike. And my road bike (Mondonico) is a classic stage frame, NOT a criterium frame. I suspected that would be the case, and for how I will use it, it suits me fine - but for those wanting an agressive handling bike, it is not that. By the way, mine is a 55cm -- pretty middle of the sizing.

I hadn't realized that it has no water bottle bosses, but it doesn't. Mike, if your listening, why add fender eyelets, and rack mounts, but no water bottle bosses - very odd! I can get clamps, but it is a peculiar miss. The rack mount came in handy though (note how my light is mounted ).

All in all, I think this bike is a very good deal, and I am satisfied.

So, until next time (after a couple more days), that's my input

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rad dude......im ordering a 55 tt pro in slate. kinda hard to find a better bike for less than 500 bucks
conversions can be just as good and way cheaper
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Umm how many? Starting to think maybe the name I use isn't such a good idea. I made it 4 years after going vegan, it's been 8 years now and not such a big deal to me; I've got very use to the way of life. Yeah gonna change it tomorrow.
Didnt get the bike today like it was suppose to, UPS tracking said they screwed up and will be in on the 21. grrrrr. damn it.
Everybody knows vegans can't change a thing.
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