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Old 01-19-09, 06:18 PM
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Not like anyone cares, but, there now exists pictures of me on my new bike...





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this is some really fascinating stuff, dude. pcaddy will be proud.
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Old 01-19-09, 06:20 PM
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this is some really fascinating stuff, dude. pcaddy will be proud.
Well you know I was only like 9th in the last who posted the most this week thing, so I figure I have to do some thread intervals.
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Nice pics.
I Like the middle one.
How tall are you?
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Shorts in January...damn.

BTW, nice bike
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5'9", and it was like 80 degrees, or at least high 70s yesterday.

Great weather but I got myself a little dehydrated
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Which denial-and-deception technique(s) did you use on your SO to pull this off?
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1) what size frame is that? 54.8?
2) how long is your stem?
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Are you enjoying the new bike?

It looks great and you look really comfortable on it...
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I promised to sell some stuff off to pay for it...

It's a 54cm frame

And a 10cm stem, but it's the wrong angle... supposed to be a -17 and I got a -6 in a -17 package instead... correct angle on it's way.
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1) what size frame is that? 54.8?
2) how long is your stem?

getting a little personal there, aren't you?
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Wasn't your last bike pretty new? Of course, as many miles as you put on, a new frame might be in order every year or so.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Wasn't your last bike pretty new? Of course, as many miles as you put on, a new frame might be in order every year or so.
I plead the 5th.

But for what it's worth, I only bought the frame, bars, stem and steatpost, and everything else I already had.

Edit: ok, so I got new Nokons also. And a new cassette... but that's just a maintenance thing.
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Sweet ride Umd.
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Originally Posted by umd View Post

And a 10cm stem,
Got me beat; I'm playing with my 60 mm stem at the moment.
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Nice...I really want a new frame and I'm thinking Specialized. I couldn't do an SL2 justice though. My frame is a 56, shop convinced me to go with it instead of a 54 and find it's just a tad too large.

I forgot Bicycle Bob's sponsors you guys. I actually got those same Specialized arm warmers that guy in the 3rd pick with the tatoos has. Love them, they're great. Also bought some kool stop pads there. Beats most the shops down here.

I will say though that those pictures just aren't as flattering as the old one...I don't see any striations. haha
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Could you find a couple more shadows to be photographed in?
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Is it just me, or does the dude with the ink look like he's pulling out of the ride/race? PT n'all.
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In your pics, what the heck is all that green stuff in the background?
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Yeha, Bob's great... they take good care of everybody, not just us.

It's funny I was thinking about the straiations also, but this was taken at a pretty casual part of the ride (a few minutes later we were doing 40mph leading in to a city limit sprint) so there wasn't much muscle tension.... yeah, that'smy excuse and I'm sticking to it.

As for the shadows, that's what happens on a SUNNY day
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umd - perfect fit. Really - textbook even. Got any pictures of you with your pedals at top or bottom dead center?

....seriously wicked good fit. Looks natural.

I'm just shy of your height and have been slowly converting from 52->54 frames. Kind of in between. Think I need 54 just to get near the fit you have.
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Originally Posted by prendrefeu View Post
Is it just me, or does the dude with the ink look like he's pulling out of the ride/race? PT n'all.
The ride forks right there... left turn goes over an extra hill and then both forks meet up in a regroup and head back into town together.

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In your pics, what the heck is all that green stuff in the background?
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All I can see is sunshine....riding with bare skin exposed....and green grass.

Oh, and the bike looks great too.

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Yes, nice pics, but what saddle are you riding?
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Originally Posted by dysFTP View Post
Which denial-and-deception technique(s) did you use on your SO to pull this off?
Where do I go to educate myself on these?

Originally Posted by big john View Post
Wasn't your last bike pretty new?
Yes, what did you do with your "old" bike? (Can I have it? )
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