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So here is my new bike ya'll!

Old 01-07-06, 12:34 PM
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So here is my new bike ya'll!

Here is my new baby, Mistress Tarmac. I got cheap when a LBS went out of business last week. Their loss my gain!




Here it is on the trainer, with flipped stem

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Old 01-07-06, 02:32 PM
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nice

I gotta say, in spite of my tendency to retro-grouchiness, these new Specialized models are quite nice, asthetically. I do like that curved and tapered toptube and generally the balanced asthetic of the entire bike.
What size is yours?
Which Model is this? Tarmac Pro?
The cosmetics, as modern bikes go, isn't overdone and it compliments the frame construction.
I considered getting one earlier this fall, but fell back to going with some newer version steel.

On this morning training group ride, one of the young guys was on a S-works Tarmac DuraAce. Gotta say it quickly caught my eye. Didn't get a chance to chat it up, since we were mostly hauling in the Big Ring, and its hard to talk when your tongue is scraping the front wheel...
What really got me to appreciate these bikes are the dims they are building them in, very sensible and well proportioned. And it looks like they even give you a good stem length to start with.

Let us know how the ride quality is and impression on the overall tighness and quality as you put some miles on it.
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very nice. How cheap is cheap?
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Wow that's a nice bike. And your Ikea bed is not so shabby either
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I just don't like those tubes. Whaddayagonnado?
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Is your bed made yet?
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Originally Posted by bvancouv
I just don't like those tubes. Whaddayagonnado?
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Super Mario likes the tubes. Nice bike Greg!!!
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Originally Posted by jimbud
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Super Mario likes the tubes. Nice bike Greg!!!
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Originally Posted by greglandron
Here is my new baby, Mistress Tarmac. I got cheap when a LBS went out of business last week. Their loss my gain!
One of the top 5 bikes I'd have if I had unlimited funds. Congrats.
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Original price was 2200. Got for 1539 with tax!
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Oh and it's a tarmac comp, but since it's 2005 it has ultegra flight deck and rear derailleur. And the bed isn't made today cause, the maid had the day off.

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Great bike and even better price! How's it ride?
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Very slick! Im going to need a reveiw!
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Originally Posted by greglandron
So here is my new bike ya'll!
Ya'll? Did you purchase your new ride from Bubba's Bike Boutique?
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