Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: San Diego,CA
Bikes: Rivendell Bleriot 650b, Salsa Las Cruces, Kona Fire Mtn
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New Randonee tonight....
I've made up my mind finally in what I want. I was against the Randonee for a while because I rode a
52cm a couple of times and it just didn't feel right. I finally went back and rode the 55cm, I can't explain what a difference it made! It was like a totally different bike! I can attest that you really do need to get a real good idea of what size you need. I always knew a bike that was too big would be pretty much unridable, but I had no idea just one size down would make that much of a difference (Randonees go from 52 to 55cm)! So, tonight after work I'm going by REI and picking up my new 55cm Randonee! I looked around for a used mount, but found that people keep their touring bikes for a LONG time and finding one substantially cheaper than a new Randonee meant getting very old technology in parts and since I'm a tech geek.... Besides, I'll get my %10 back, so I'm really getting $95 off.
Now I have to decide which Brooks I want and which pedals. I'm thinking the B68 and Crank Bros. Smarty or Candy pedals. Any comments?
Thanks for all the help and am looking forward to learning more,
If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the A-Team.
Litespeed Xicon with Campy Chorus 11sp/DT Swiss
Salsa Las Cruces Cross with Chorus 10sp/Ksyrium SL
Kona Fire Mountain
Last edited by threeflys; 09-25-07 at 09:40 AM.