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Old 06-09-07, 02:13 PM
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Photos in the garden, starring a new member of the family!

It's a lovely day out there today in the central valley of California. Since I slept in too late to actually get in a nice early morning ride, I thought I'd at least get out the camera and include the new bike in a few pictures in the garden. Enjoy!











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Old 06-09-07, 02:15 PM
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Old 06-09-07, 02:17 PM
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Yeah yeah, I forgot to put it in big-ring/small-cog. Sue me.
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Is that an XT RD? <curiously curious Jon look>

Nice bike. I mean.. for a "road bike". Why'd you go with surly?
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Old 06-09-07, 02:22 PM
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Yep. XT rear derailleur (the hubs are XT as well) to accomodate the 11-32 cassette.

Surly makes some good-looking, affordable steel frames. I was drooling over a Mercian, but the exchange rate would have made such a frame cost two and a half times what the Surly cost, and I was already over budget.
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Originally Posted by x136
Yep. XT rear derailleur (the hubs are XT as well) to accomodate the 11-32 cassette.

Surly makes some good-looking, affordable steel frames. I was drooling over a Mercian, but the exchange rate would have made such a frame cost two and a half times what the Surly cost, and I was already over budget.
Like you needed the Chris King headset. Must be a hippy thing.
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Old 06-09-07, 02:39 PM
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Eh, the King and Thomson stuff didn't end up being a huge extra expense compared to what I was already getting, so I just went with it.
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Schweeeeeet bike, baybuh! That is a beaut!

What size, and how much does it weigh? [Gee sounds like you have a new baby in the house. ]

That is one seksay machine. When I get out there on the West Coast, you gonna let me touch it? Pweeese?
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Where are the fenders?
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Old 06-09-07, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by VegaVixen
Schweeeeeet bike, baybuh! That is a beaut!
Why thank ya.

It's a 60cm, and no idea how much it weighs. Lighter than my old one, but with all of that steel and leather, it's not quite a featherlite.

Yes, there will be touching...
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Originally Posted by bmclaughlin807
Where are the fenders?
Still looking for fenders and racks. I'm liking the hammered Honjo fenders, though. Mmm, shiny.
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Gorgeous! Like the burgandy color. Also like the backdrop. Wish I could grow roses like that.
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X, I think this came out beautiful. Now if only we can get you to ride with us.
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Old 06-09-07, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
X, I think this came out beautiful.
Thanks, Siu. I think it came out nicely, as well.

Alfster, I had thoughts of powdercoating it a dark green when I ordered it, but once I saw the color in person, I changed my tune. It's a really nice color. As for the roses, they just grow like crazy. There were twenty or thirty bushes already thriving when we moved here fifteen years ago, and they just keep growing like very pleasant weeds.
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X - You do justice to your beautiful, new bike by taking beautiful pics of it in such a lovely setting.
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my new bike's cooler
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Originally Posted by the wonginator
my new bike's cooler
Gotta find some roses, Al.
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Old 06-09-07, 04:04 PM
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X - You do justice to your beautiful, new bike by taking beautiful pics of it in such a lovely setting.
Thanks, Donna. I love taking pictures in front of the greenhouse this time of year.
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Yes the pics of your garden are really pretty. Too bad my thumb isn't that green.

Oh and Donna? You're cool.
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Old 06-09-07, 04:41 PM
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fantastic pictures! the bike is in excellent condition and oh so clean! love the garden as well it's nice to part of what you call home beautiful!
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An extremely cool ride. I especially like the color, bar tape job/flight deck combo. I suddenly have the urge for some KJ Vintners Reserve Merlot 2001
Nice job and a very nicy comfy garden you've made as well
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Yowsa! I covet the burgundy LHT!!! Nicely done-- very classy with the Brooks accents.
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Nice roses. I really like that color on the LHT, plus I bet it's a comfortable bike on a long ride. Do you have any touring plans for the season?

Nice, thanks x
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Do you have any touring plans for the season?
Not at the moment, no. It's something I'd like to try someday, though. For now it's my commuter, and my general-use bike.

Thanks BDG, Steve, VM, and Shifty.
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Nice bike, X.

I have a Crosscheck and it's my favorite ride. Surly make a great frame.
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