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New bike stuff arrived today. This is gonna be fun!(8 posts)

New bike stuff arrived today. This is gonna be fun!KLM
Apr 3, 2002 3:26 PM
Can't think of a much better sight than this:



Now, I'm just waiting for the frame.
"can't think of a better sight than this"lonefrontranger
Apr 3, 2002 3:35 PM
I can: All my boxes said "Record" ;-)

Seriously, enjoy yourself! There's nothing more fun than building a dream project. Good choice on tires BTW you'll love the APs.
a better sight would be boxes that said Campy!ColnagoFE
Apr 4, 2002 7:40 AM
Just kiddin ya--;) Sorry couldn't resist. Have fun with your new stuff!
Lucky son of a....Ahimsa
Apr 3, 2002 4:58 PM
Nice.

I can't wait to build up my dream ride (someday, maybe).

What wheels?

What frame?

What color?

Cheers!

A.
Lucky son of a....KLM
Apr 3, 2002 8:44 PM
This stuff is going to go on what will be my first time trial bike. This is sort of a long time dream come true. I've always wanted to have a bike that was designed with just one purpose; to go FAST. I rode some bikes at a couple local shops and finally decied on a Quintana Roo frame. The QR frame I'm getting is called the Ti-Phoon. It's made in Chattanooga, TN by the same guys that make Litespeed. It is actually a Litespeed Ultimate with time trial geometry. None of my local shops could get the 2001 model, so I found it online for a great price. It's due in soon. Since I ride a 55c I had the option of 650 or 700c wheels. I decided the 700c wheels would make for better compatability with the stuff I already have. QR's 700c bikes also have a 76.5 seat tube angle that just feels better to me than the 78 degree st angle on the 650c wheel bikes. Until I get a full time trial dedicated wheelset (aero front and disk rear) I'm going to be using either my Rolf Vector Comps or my Mavic Open Pros w/alloy nips. I'll post pics of the frame when I get it. I'm pretty psyched right now.

Ken
Are Conti tubes compatible with Michelin tires :) (nm)Ray Sachs
Apr 4, 2002 7:02 AM
only in 8 speed :-) (nm)RideLots
Apr 4, 2002 7:56 AM
great funRideLots
Apr 4, 2002 7:56 AM
I know what you mean. I almost feel deprived if my LBS builds up a bike for me. In fact, after I got my Cervelo home this time, I darn near tore the whole bike apart and rebuilt it. They did some goofy things with the cables, had a 1 inch spacer on a time trial bike, wrong gearing...

I just don't feel good about a bike unless I know that it is put together with anti-seize in the right places, torques right, cables trimmed perfectly, and all that.

Obsession is fun!