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Once again I am struck by bike lust.(14 posts)

Once again I am struck by bike lust.MB1
Oct 10, 2002 6:10 PM
My brother-in-law decided to get rid of his 10 year old Trek that he had beaten to death and get a bike to last him the rest of his life. He came to me for advice and hand holding. I didn't hold back after all, I wasn't paying for it.

He ended up with a Waterford RSE-22 set up to our spec from Licktons Cyclery.

Sure all the hooks in the basement are full but now I want one. What a good looking bike and a sweet ride. His is the first one hanging.
In for a quick check up.MB1
Oct 10, 2002 6:14 PM
Greg had prostate surgery in February and hardly rode until we took our trip to Montreal. He got over 600 miles in 8 days after not riding 600 miles all year. He is a tough guy. We got some rain on the trip and I volunteered to check his bike over and give it a quick tune-up before he rode it again. He picked it up tonight.

Now there is an empty hook in the basement, I wonder if Miss M will let me get a new bike???
We set this baby up tough.MB1
Oct 10, 2002 6:18 PM
If you are into long tours and Randonneuring this could be the way to go. Hmmm..that is just what I do..

Chris King hubs and headset.
Ultegra triple drive train with an XTR rear derailleur.
12-27 cassette with a spare 12-34 in case he rides with me.
Paul Cantis with green Kool Stop pads for ceramic rims.
Mavis Open Pro SUP Ceramic rims.
Speedplay Pedals
Panasonic Belted Messenger Tires.
Salsa bar and stem.
Dura Ace Seatpost
Sella Italia Saddle
What a sweet looking frame.MB1
Oct 10, 2002 6:22 PM
He wanted an understated look so he asked for it without decals on the down and top tubes. I talked him into the pinstriping. He liked the look of Miss M's dark green Rivendell so that is the color he chose.

The stem police need to give this guy a break, you try riding big miles a few months after prostrate surgery.

I want! I want! I want!
Pretty bike.look271
Oct 10, 2002 6:43 PM
Stem and all. Personally, I like the Salsa threaded stems. Had one on a previous bike. Stiff, nice looking, and not alot of $$.
Oh man, what a beaut! But whyscottfree
Oct 11, 2002 8:35 AM
didn't he go with a quill stem if he wanted a classic look and needed rise? Some reason he preferred threadless?
My choice.MB1
Oct 11, 2002 11:03 AM
Threadless Chris King headsets seem to me like they will last forever. Lots of stems available for this application.
shweet ...bianchi boy
Oct 10, 2002 7:17 PM
My brother and I visited the Waterford plant while on our bike tour of Wisconsin this summer. I'm really impressed with their bikes, and would probably opt for the RS-22 if I got one. I like that shade of green, sort of like the old British racing green.
triple and 12-34 ? Damn...PeterRider
Oct 10, 2002 9:43 PM
... what kind of slopes do you go, 20% ?

I like dirt roads.MB1
Oct 11, 2002 2:52 AM
But even the paved climbs around here can be way steep. Not as long as you find in the Sierras or Rockies but a whole lot steeper.
Most Westerners don't know that about the East.scottfree
Oct 11, 2002 8:40 AM
Come to Kentucky sometime. I'll show you some half-mile climbs that will leave you riding one-legged the rest of the day.
I have a list of people supposed to come to me for buying adviceishmael
Oct 11, 2002 5:38 AM
All the pleasure of purchasing without the cost or guilt of having a million bikes(that doesnt bother you obviously). Ofcourse all of them are blown away by the price of what they "need to get". Lots of people think you can get a bike for 200 bucks. I guess you can but it's a world of a difference from a thousand bucks. Although, I have a workmate who got a mountain bike at ,,,I think it was kmart,,and it cost him 60 bucks and it goes.
re: Once again I am struck by bike lust.aliensporebomb
Oct 11, 2002 9:35 AM
Is that you and Miss M's place? I thought it was actually
a small bike shop! Heh.
Yes that is our basement-a small bike shop for us. nmMB1
Oct 11, 2002 11:07 AM