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Old 01-29-10, 01:01 PM
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The new bike is here at last!

It's been 5 months since the lady in the pickup ran over me and my former Zinn steed.
The new one has arrived!
I'll post photos here later, but I gotta go for a ride NOW!

(If you're curious to see her, I have a couple photos here: https://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...&id=1148684488)
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Old 01-29-10, 01:35 PM
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Nice bike.

Get a haircut.
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Old 01-29-10, 01:43 PM
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that's quite a head tube
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Old 01-29-10, 03:16 PM
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Her? I thought the pictures were going to be of the lady who ran you over. Please tell me you dont refer to your bike as a "she".

Originally Posted by bretgross
It's been 5 months since the lady in the pickup ran over me and my former Zinn steed.
The new one has arrived!
I'll post photos here later, but I gotta go for a ride NOW!

(If you're curious to see her, I have a couple photos here: https://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...&id=1148684488)
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Old 01-29-10, 05:08 PM
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Must have been thinking of the 'maiden voyage', and in nautical parlance the tradition is strong.
No, I don't 'name' my bicycles -- and I'd feel uncomfortable saying that I rode 'him'. But that's just me.

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Her? I thought the pictures were going to be of the lady who ran you over. Please tell me you dont refer to your bike as a "she".
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Damn nice bike. Is that a cross frame?
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Old 01-31-10, 02:34 PM
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Actually, it's a 'compact' custom road frame for a tall, old man. Nothing extreme (ST & HT angles are 73 and 72 degrees) but very responsive (for me) and comfortable.

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Damn nice bike. Is that a cross frame?
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The waiting is over... got the first ding today.
I leaned it against a bush in my driveway while I put my shoes on and (you guessed it) it fell over. DOH!

Now that she's not "spotless" I can relax and have more fun.
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Nice bike..
Hey wait, there's no bike, just a request that I sign up and drink the cool aid.

So when you gonna post a picture?
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Nice bike! Proper bike fit is a revelation when you're tall isn't it. I've had my Zinn for a couple of months now - and the experience keeps getting better and better. It's a joy to ride.
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Once in a while someone will remark about the head tube, like there's something wrong with a tall rider having a tall head tube.
Every ride seems even better as my body become familiar -- and comfortable -- with the machine.
On my way home yesterday I had a nice 10-15 mph tailwind, so I felt like I was flying. At one point I was headed up a little 3% incline and I stood up to sprint. As I picked up speed and shifted a couple of times I was amazed at how stable the frame was and how the singing of the rear tire made me grin. Longer cranks are great! I think I'd gone about 500 yards before I realized it.
Lennard did a wonderful job designing and building this bike.
I couldn't be more pleased.

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Nice bike! Proper bike fit is a revelation when you're tall isn't it. I've had my Zinn for a couple of months now - and the experience keeps getting better and better. It's a joy to ride.
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what size cranks did you get?
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Need facebook acct just to see bike.
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195mm
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what size cranks did you get?
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