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Persistent Smile Syndrome

Old 01-27-15, 01:09 PM
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Persistent Smile Syndrome

Today was not only my first commute in almost a month (weather/flu/weather), but also the inaugural shakedown ride of my new Charge Plug 4! I cannot stop smiling! Fast, comfortable and competent! My first ride with brifters and disc brakes! I had interrupters put on the uppers and I am just waiting to install fenders. Fifty degrees Farenheit this morning with 70 expected this afternoon! The 700x38 Kenda tires have little knobs (knobules?) but rode smoother than I expected, so I may wait to replace them. Due to handlebar thickness I couldn't mount the Airzound horn and bell where they are on the road bike, so now they're by the brifters which isn't bad and actually pretty good. The Plug 4's skinny steel frame doesn't flex as much as my 1983 Nishiki road bike, but is still way more comfortable than my stiff MTB commuter. And the Plug's relaxed geometry (compared to my other bikes) made for a beautiful non-twitchy ride, perfect for this 53 year old bike commuter! Yay bicycles! and Viva la Bikeforums.net (and you members) for teaching me about bikes and how to enjoy cycling more than if I stumbled around blindly on my own! Can't wait to ride home! (MUST...STOP...SMILING...NOW)

The day I brought her home:

This morning at the office:
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Old 01-27-15, 01:55 PM
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Nice. Great weather too.

Did you tape canister to the top tube? Couldn't it fit in one of the bottle cages?
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I could, but on the weekends, especially in warm weather, when I take longer rides I like two water bottles. The airzound comes with a flimsy velcro mount. On my other two bikes I added a velcro strap. But I was so eager to ride I just wrapped some black duct tape. I'll probably make some changes ovee time.
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