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Old 09-01-06, 11:52 AM   #1
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Finally Finished Felt



Yay, yesterday I finally built up the Felt frame that's been sitting in my garage for awhile now.

Felt F50R frame
Reynolds Ouzo Pro Peleton fork
FSA carbon compact crank
Neuvation R28 SL2 rims
Tufo C S33 Special tires
Ultegra groupset

Right at 18 lbs without pedals. So much lighter and snappier than my OCR1.

(Of course I'll have to change the bar tape to some other color after Labor Day )
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Old 09-01-06, 11:55 AM   #2
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That's a really slick looking machine ya got there. Clean. Well done.
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Old 09-01-06, 11:57 AM   #3
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Ah, gotta love the details:

-white bar tape: check
-red valve caps (perfectly aligned): check
-hardwood floors: check
-etc, etc...

Nice bike.
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Old 09-01-06, 12:01 PM   #4
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Ah, gotta love the details:

-white bar tape: check
-red valve caps (perfectly aligned): check
-hardwood floors: check
-etc, etc...

Nice bike.
bike: check
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Old 09-01-06, 12:05 PM   #5
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Ah, gotta love the details:

-red valve caps (perfectly aligned): check
Actually, you're suppose to hide the valve behind the fork and stays

Nice bike!
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Old 09-01-06, 12:22 PM   #6
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Actually, you're suppose to hide the valve behind the fork and stays

Nice bike!
Geez, tough cowd. But as long as we're talking about details, you both have valid points.

Sea Green Sky, can you fix these imperfections and post another pic for re-inspection at 1400 hours?
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Old 09-01-06, 12:25 PM   #7
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I just bought a set of those wheels, how do you like them?

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Ah, gotta love the details:

-white bar tape: check
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-hardwood floors: check
-etc, etc...

Nice bike.
You made me laugh apple juice out my nose. I'm not OCP, I'm just tidy
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I just bought a set of those wheels, how do you like them?

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I like them quite a bit so far. Very light and stiff enough for me (but I'm only 155 lbs). My only nitpick is that the skewers are a wee bit cheap, but that's easily fixed. For the price I think they're an excellent value.

I got excellent service from John at Neuvation. The RD was just nicking the drive side spokes when using the lowest gear so he FedEx'd me a new wheel with the spokes laced on the inside of the hub flange and paid for shipping mine back. He definitely won a repeat customer with his service.
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Im closer to 195 lbs. John has a great reputation for customer service.
These wheels are pretty darn light, and Im pretty easy on wheels comparted to
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You can show this bike off in person tomorrow.... but Celtic will not be able to see it cause he's leaving us!
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You can show this bike off in person tomorrow.... but Celtic will not be able to see it cause he's leaving us!
Wish I could, but I have a golf tournament in Oregon for the holiday. Besides, I'm not in fighting trim quite yet anyway - I'd probably get dropped on the first big climb . I'll probably start doing SoCal group rides around the end of September.
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You are always welcome to bring that sweet bike out to play with us....
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You can show this bike off in person tomorrow.... but Celtic will not be able to see it cause he's leaving us!
Actually, I'll be there tomorrow, but it'll be my last group ride as a Californicator. 2 of the next 3 weekends I'm out of state and the last weekend of September the gf and I are packing and moving. I'd really appreciate it if you guys could set aside a 55cm Lemond and a wool jersey in case I'm ever back in Cali.

But don't think of it as me leaving, think of it as you gaining a place to crash should you ever venture to the Denver area. There may even be a cold Fat Tire Ale or 2 waiting for you as well.

So Sea Green Sky, are we seeing that ride of yours tomorrow?
*edit* -- OK, have fun in Oregon!
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Actually, I'll be there tomorrow, but it'll be my last group ride as a Californicator. 2 of the next 3 weekends I'm out of state and the last weekend of September the gf and I are packing and moving. I'd really appreciate it if you guys could set aside a 55cm Lemond and a wool jersey in case I'm ever back in Cali.

But don't think of it as me leaving, think of it as you gaining a place to crash should you ever venture to the Denver area. There may even be a cold Fat Tire Ale or 2 waiting for you as well.

So Sea Green Sky, are we seeing that ride of yours tomorrow?
*edit* -- OK, have fun in Oregon!
What!? You're leaving?! When/why did this happen?

I'm not even gonna be able to say bye in person
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What!? You're leaving?! When/why did this happen?

I'm not even gonna be able to say bye in person
It has been in the works for a few months. I LOVE SoCal, but there were some quality of life factors (ie having a nice home, yard, etc for under 800k) that my gf and I had to consider and so we decided on Colorado.

You can say bye in person when you visit Colorado. I'll be settled in by next Spring and will have some good rides routed. Then you can have the option of road tripping in Chimivee's VW Bus or flying and having your bikes flown. The cost of having the bikes flown out will be offset by the free hotel room, AKA my house.
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Dang man, Ive never met ya, but saying bye soounds like a good idea.

Good luck and enjoy.

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There may even be a cold Fat Tire Ale or 2 waiting for you as well.
Can we make that of a different beer, because you will find that only tourists drink Fat Tire anymore... Wynkoop, Sandlot, and the Bull and Bush are much tastier options on the beer.


Sea Green Sky, have fun in Oregon! Sounds like a cool trip!
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Dang man, Ive never met ya, but saying bye soounds like a good idea.

Good luck and enjoy.

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Thanks man, will do.
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Can we make that of a different beer, because you will find that only tourists drink Fat Tire anymore... Wynkoop, Sandlot, and the Bull and Bush are much tastier options on the beer.


Sea Green Sky, have fun in Oregon! Sounds like a cool trip!
I'll have to give those a try, but until I find a beer as good as Harpoon IPA or Magic Hat #9 (which I can't find out here or in Colorado) I may be in tourist mode for a while.
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How aboout the local stuff, Stone Ruination, or from Nor Cal Bear Republic Racer X both great IPA's. Now Im thirsty.
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Hhhmmmmm, I usually like the local stuff. I'll keep my eyes peeled for them this holiday weekend.
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Here in San Jose we get it from Bev-Mo, awesome stuff.
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