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Old 10-10-19, 08:11 PM
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Some tweaks left to do.

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That's the bizness, right there.
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It's just gorgeous.

I'm still so awed over all of this.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
Some tweaks left to do.
Is that the Ghost, the Phantom, or White Lightning? The black components look really good on it. Not feeling the yellow seat bag.

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Originally Posted by seypat
Is that the Ghost, the Phantom, or White Lightning? The black components look really good on it. Not feeling the yellow seat bag.
Hard Rock.
Bag is a New Hampshire thing.

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Old 10-12-19, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
Bag is a New Hampshire thing.
I thought the bag tied with the coloring in the decals.
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I thought the bag tied with the coloring in the decals.
Well there you go. The only thing that matters is if the person that will be riding the bike likes it.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
Hard Rock.
Bag is a New Hampshire thing.
I could probably spring for one of those cool double barrel behind the saddle bottle holders if you feel it would enhance the build.
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Originally Posted by seypat
I could probably spring for one of those cool double barrel behind the saddle bottle holders if you feel it would enhance the build.
Not for this one....but you could ask her.

I think Carrie will find her sweet spot somewhere between this:


and this:



If she picks up those clip-ons, and keeps a spare saddle/seat post combo like above, she'll be able to swap back/forth at will.
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Originally Posted by seypat
I could probably spring for one of those cool double barrel behind the saddle bottle holders if you feel it would enhance the build.
I'm hoping two bottles will be enough for me. They do provide water on the course. My next long race is only a 56 mile bike.
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Originally Posted by rccardr
Ship the Ironman to me and get it back a couple weeks later.

Fin.

Like the man said, we have people.
I'm laughing here reading you and RobbieTunes. It's like a Centurion Mafia...

These are great bikes. They are kinda right, just work on what you have. I have two kids and a stressful job, bike tinkering after kiddos are in bed or on the weekend makes for stress relief. I can understand a donor bike if needed though for parts.

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Edit: I guess I stopped reading way to early, this thread is amazing, both entertaining and great story!!!

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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
Not for this one....but you could ask her.

I think Carrie will find her sweet spot somewhere between this:


and this:



If she picks up those clip-ons, and keeps a spare saddle/seat post combo like above, she'll be able to swap back/forth at will.
Great job Robbie, as usual.
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Box picked up today. Ships this week.
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You Da' Man, Top R!

Enjoy this sweet ride when you have it rolling [MENTION=504409]TriBiker19[/MENTION].

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Clip-ons on the way. Just had a thought - are they gonna spoil that posh wrap job?
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Clip-ons on the way. Just had a thought - are they gonna spoil that posh wrap job?
I'll be as careful as possible putting them on. Lord knows I couldn't re-wrap nearly as well.
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I believe there is an Ironman on your porch....

You may want to wear perfume home.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
I believe there is an Ironman on your porch....

You may want to wear perfume home.
I heard that the delivery man made it about four feet out of his truck before my husband got down the driveway to greet him. I arrived home to a large box in the kitchen and my husband holding out his pocket knife so I could unbox it.

And this is the view in the back of the kitchen now. Thank you so much, Robbie!!! It's just beautiful.

(The pedals I ordered will arrive tomorrow. We had 1.5" of snow this morning so I wasn't going to take it out today anyway.)

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Originally Posted by TriBiker19
I heard that the delivery man made it about four feet out of his truck before my husband got down the driveway to greet him. I arrived home to a large box in the kitchen and my husband holding out his pocket knife so I could unbox it.

And this is the view in the back of the kitchen now. Thank you so much, Robbie!!! It's just beautiful.

(The pedals I ordered will arrive tomorrow. We had 1.5" of snow this morning so I wasn't going to take it out today anyway.)

very nice well done by all
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Excellent! Both the bike and the thread.
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I shoulda known -- bottom-to-top bar wrap. So the clip-on install will have minimal impact.

Every inch a (imagine drool smilie here...) build.
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Originally Posted by TriBiker19
I do appreciate it! I'm looking into signing up for a 16 hour class in complete tear down and rebuilding at a shop about an hour away. I think that's one of the things that I need badly. To figure out how to do maintenance on it, take it apart with confidence that I can put it back together. At bare minimum, I'll be able to fix my kids' bikes when they break them.

Someone else in this thread mentioned another Ironman listed only a couple of hours away from me. Last night I emailed and asked for pictures. I haven't heard back.

If I come across any of the bikes listed on the website linked above, I'll jump on them, even if it's not in the best condition--who needs to park in the garage, anyway?

I agree that I just need to put time into priorities and the bike needs to be a priority for the race. I am not schlepping my current rider up 3200' of elevation over 56 miles.

Thanks for the suggestions!

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The class is your best move if not volunteering at a co-op.

I would make sure they are C+V capable with no pushback, it needs to be a prerequisite and is becoming in shorter and shorter supply now days.

The experience will be priceless moving forward even if you choose not to do everything yourself, you will be able to speak to the task with whoever is doing it and hold them accountable while building a rapport that will further your skill and knowledge.

All that being said I encourage you to work through it on your own with help, it's a great skill that is very satisfying and will save $$$ from now on.
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[MENTION=504409]TriBiker19[/MENTION] first have fun with that cool new ride, as for learning to tear downs I did not take a class (probably would have helped) but stumbled my through a number of entry level bikes and taking them apart and putting them back together. Figuring out what tools I needed. I found that the manual Zen and the art of road bike maintenance was very helpful. I hear others swear by Parks big blue book of bicycle repair and then of course there is you tube and the website mytenspeeds, Take it slow, have fun, feel free to walk away when it all goes south and of course ask questions here.
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