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Hello Hello Hello....GTRider
Apr 22, 2001 6:15 AM
Hi I would like to take a moment to introduce myself.My name is James,but those at MTBR know me as GTRider.I have not owned a GT for about 6 months,but you don't change something you have used for many moons.I currently ride A 99DBR X6 and have been intriged about going to road riding for the last few months.I used to commute alot and ever since i sold my hardtail i have not been able to do so.Plus all of my MTB friends have told me,it may do me some good to build some more endurance so i can climb.So yesterday i bought a 2001 Allez A1
Here are the spec's
FRAME A1 Premium Aluminum, smooth-welded, tapered stays, replaceable rear der. hanger
FRONT FORK Kinesis alloy racing, 1" threadless
HEADSET Ritchey Logic Ahead
STEM Ritchey Comp threadless
HANDLEBARS Ritchey Logic Road
TAPE / GRIPS Specialized cork ribbon, by Cinelli
BRAKES Shimano Tiagra with MC shoes
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Tiagra, 31.8mm Clamp, double/triple
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Tiagra, short cage (Double), long cage (Triple)
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Tiagra STI (Flight Deck Compatible)
FREEWHEEL / CASSETTE Shimano Tiagra 12-25 9-speed, silver
CHAIN Shimano HG-72
CRANKSET SR Suntour Superbe Pro
CHAINWHEELS 52Ax42Ax30A (Triple) alloy
BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano BB-UN-40, 68 mm x 110mm (Double) 118 mm (Triple)
PEDALS Time atac alum
RIMS Mavic CPX-21 double wall alloy, 700C, 32-hole
FRONT HUB Ritchey Sport, forged alloy, 32-hole QR
REAR HUB Ritchey Sport Freehub, forged alloy, 32-hole QR
SPOKES Specialized 15G black stainless with brass nipples
FRONT TIRE Specialized Turbo Pro, 700 x 23C, Kevlar bead
REAR TIRE Specialized Turbo Pro, 700 x 23C, Kevlar bead
TUBES Specialized Presta
SADDLE Specialized Comp with Body Geometry Technology
SEAT POST Specialized 6061 3D Forged alloy 27.2 x 250 mm(Replacing with my thompson)
SEAT BINDER Specialized forged alloy collar w/ Cr-Mo Allen head binder

The pict is from the specialized website
I have been a member of the MTBR group for 4 years and i have meet alot of great people there.Hope i can find that here.
GTRider(Hope i don't get the red X trying to post the picture)
Apr 22, 2001 6:36 AM
Nice ride, and welcome to the fold!
Apr 22, 2001 1:41 PM
Glad to have ya. Nice lookin ride as well!
Apr 22, 2001 1:54 PM
My local club has been rejuvenated by MTBR's. It has doubled the turnout at our training rides. I must admit at one time I was a typical roadie snob. But meeting people with a different perspective has made me come to realize that a bike is a bike we just ride them in different places.

I have been riding since the mid 80's and have never owned a MTB but I think I'll be taking the plunge next winter.
Welcome on, GTRiderboy nigel
Apr 22, 2001 2:49 PM

I posted something on recently (a pedal question), and got some fine and enthusiastic responses. Nice bunch over there. We've got a cool group here as well, and you'll get some sound and friendly advice from most of the RBRers.

Cool ride. Specialized makes a nice bike, and yours should serve you well for years and years. Plus, there's always upgradability, should you desire a lighter this or a firmer that over time (which many of us do as we progress). Have a great time on it, and enjoy the SPEED of it all.

come on ...dont pamper himjohn de
Apr 22, 2001 5:28 PM
the bike is ok...they arent really this nice, you'll see
you haven't left yet?fuzzybunnies
Apr 22, 2001 6:09 PM
try to ignore this guy gtbiker, he seems to show up at random moments with some inane comment. Welcome to the group. TTFN
re: Hello Hello Hello....dug
Apr 23, 2001 5:57 AM
You didn't tell us what kind of rim strip you use.
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