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Old 07-25-11, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by BluesDawg
I'm sure it is a great bag. I'd move it over to that yellow bike to the left of your new C'dale and find a smaller black bag for the new ride.
Considering that it came off the old yellow Trek (and before that the old red Gitane), I'll probably do just that. I was in a rush to get out and beat the heat yesterday morning, and didn't want to take the time to repack the stuff, and figure out the unnecessarily complicated strap system on the other, newer bag I have, so I just grabbed it off the old bike and headed down the road. I'll be changing them over formally in the next day or so.
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Old 07-25-11, 07:54 AM
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I'm sounding like the fashionistas who launched into me when I first posted pictures of my new bike.

(but they were right)
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I ride this Masi Gran Criterium S. It's an aluminum frame with CF fork and rear. I like that combination. It has Dura Ace but I think 105 is just fine. I agree with those who say consider them all then buy what works for you.
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Old 07-25-11, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by bruce19
I agree with those who say consider them all then buy what works for you.
I guess I should have started a new thread instead of bumping this one. Once again, the purchase has been made. I appreciate the buying advice (which I admit I asked for back when I started the thread), but at this point it's falling on, if not deaf ears, at least an empty wallet.

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Old 07-25-11, 10:14 AM
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I think you're smart to wait on the fitting. Most of the changes I thought needed to done to my bike weren't necessary or even wise.
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Old 07-25-11, 10:40 AM
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It's not black.

It's white

Never mind- few road rides in the rain and it will tone down.

Best Cleaner/Polish--Used to say Pledge but the wife ran out last week and nicked my Bike can back.-- but any Spray on wax furniture polish works a treat. Even gets dirt out of the scratches where scratches should not be.

So when the PIE Ride report?
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Craig,

I'm editing my post because I didn't see where you posted that you already bought the bike. I'm glad that you got the bike you wanted. I'm sure that you will enjoy it for years to come. Enjoy the ride.
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Old 07-25-11, 04:41 PM
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I hope you didn't take any offense, John_V - as the OP and the last poster in the thread at that time, it's all too easy for me to forget someone else might start reading at the beginning and jump in with what they hope will be helpful advice before slogging through the rest of the posts.
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Old 07-25-11, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by CraigB
Considering I posted pics of the bike I just bought, the helpfulness quotient is reduced considerably.

Seriously, though, I'm glad you got a great bike for yourself. The Enduras are nice bikes, but a bit beyond my price range. Ride it in good health.
Sorry about that, I thought I saw all the threads and missed that you already bought one. Enjoy your new ride.
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