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First Flight(23 posts)

First Flightflying
Sep 6, 2002 11:24 AM
The frame arrived at work yesterday. So at 6pm I got home stripped my parts off my bike & by 10:30 was done.
Used up one of my nine lives when I had to test ride it in the pitch black night in front of the house. As I pull back up the drive I turn the bar towards the garage..It turns the wheel doesn't. ooops thats right I only set the tension on the headset but didnt tighten the stem ...DOH!!

Reserve judgement as all I had was a early before work run around the crater this morning. So far I like it though.
Went together well & the Look quality is quite good.
I left 35mm of steerer tube with spacers till I suss it out.
LOOK's great to me :-) nmDave Hickey
Sep 6, 2002 11:27 AM
Ugh! I was just about to make that joke... (nm)PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Sep 6, 2002 11:33 AM
Question Daveflying
Sep 6, 2002 11:43 AM
Hey Dave
On the Look's rear brake cable....
I was surprised that the whole cable needs housing.
I always figured that the housing stops where it enters the top tube & resumes where it exits to till the rear brake.
Like other bikes that run it under the top tube exposed.
Is this true on all the models?
Thanks!
Question DaveDave Hickey
Sep 6, 2002 11:51 AM
On the three frames I have, they all need housing the full length. It really is an easier setup then having the little internal tube and have the housing cut in two pieces.
Thanks Dave ( agreed its easier ) (nm)flying
Sep 6, 2002 11:53 AM
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ooooohhhhh ......Spirito
Sep 6, 2002 11:36 AM
thats a very sexy bike. i like it all just the way it is.

job well done - enjoy your new ride.

very nice. bravo

ciao
re: First FlightAkirasho
Sep 6, 2002 11:37 AM
... I've rushed burning a little daylight on a build... and "forgot" a few things... so far, I've remained intact.

Nice ride!

We abide.

Remain In Light.
re: First FlightSkip
Sep 6, 2002 11:50 AM
Nice ride - congratulations. Hope you enjoy many safe miles with her. And to think that while you were "slaving away" building her up, I was in the same neck of the woods dining at KL.

Say, you don't pay the Park's entrance fee every time you ride, do you? Do you enter through KMC, or how do you avoid their fees? Thanks.
re: First Flightflying
Sep 6, 2002 11:55 AM
Hi Skip
No I have not paid in 13 years ;-)
Yes I enter thru KMC. I ride around the gate ;-)
re: First FlightSkip
Sep 6, 2002 1:10 PM
Great. I had often thought of taking my bike up to HVNP to ride, but with the new fees, had always declined. Now I'll have to do it. Thanks.
Schwing!!!MXL02
Sep 6, 2002 12:13 PM
Nice wheels....is that the 2003 version?
Schwing!!!flying
Sep 6, 2002 4:12 PM
no it is the 2002 version
With Camp Nucleons ;-) Tubular
Mmmmmmm (Homer drooling sound)hrs
Sep 6, 2002 12:28 PM
VERY nice. Please post your thoughts once you've had a chance to ride it a bit...my roommate is thinking about buying one.

Regards,
Rodney
Oooh, pretty.fbg111
Sep 6, 2002 1:51 PM
Must be awesome living and riding Hawaii. I visited a friend in Oahu two years ago and drove around the island on the coastal road. What a ride that would have made if I had been into biking then. I'm sure the big island is at least as good. Enjoy your new bike there!
Schweet!look271
Sep 6, 2002 3:38 PM
Nice bike. Good job on the aesthetics. Everytime I see one, I want one. Anyone want a semi-used kg271? =0
re: First FlightSpunout
Sep 6, 2002 4:45 PM
Beeeuuutiful!! Love that Chorus setup. Kelme colours always please, I like also the Black on black (carbon) colour scheme. The campagnolo impact on that build is soo obvious, very special looking.

I vacationed in Kailua-Kona for a week, up in the hills is a cyclists dream! What a climb to get up there, the switchbacks and ranches are awesome.
re: First Flightflying
Sep 6, 2002 5:26 PM
Thanks.....
Yeah Kona is cool
I live on the otherside & the Volcanoe national park is my playground ;-)
volcanoe=volcano of course ;-) (nm)flying
Sep 6, 2002 5:29 PM
volcanoe=volcano of course ;-) (nm)Skip
Sep 6, 2002 5:41 PM
Say Flying,

Do you have any problems with traffic around Thurston with all the veg. & winding, narrow roads? Or do you ride early & avoid it? Thanks.
trafficflying
Sep 6, 2002 8:40 PM
No actually during the week I ride at the crack of dawn & there is not 1 car ;-)
But on the weekend I do go to the lava flow at the bottom of the chain & back or... I go south to Pahala or Naalehu Or... I go north to Hilo ;-)

But no matter what, the traffic is never a problem in the park even with the extras looking at the flow. I think because they are tourist they are a little more relaxed & not in such a rush that they get annoyed like on some major roads. Which is why I never ride Hamakua coast.
All the rides I do have great roads though.
trafficSpunout
Sep 7, 2002 3:20 AM
It must be great, the roads there are wonderful. Not so in the north on the mainland, winter frosts buckle the pavement in one year.

And true, nobody is in a real hurry on the island, you'll get there sooner or later.

My only fear would be missing a switchback and taking a plunge into a huge prickly-pear cactus!
trafficSkip
Sep 7, 2002 9:52 AM
Whoa, that's some serious riding. Good on ya. Nice to hear that the traffic isn't a problem for you. I remember playing chauffeur several years ago, taking some friends around, and as we were rounding some of the fern-laden bends between Thurston and Devastation, 3-4 bicyclists came screaming (well, seamed like it any way) around those bends, and I just prayed that no one hit them. It was like watching a break away group in the TDF, putting some distance on the peleton. Wasn't you was it - Ha!