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A bike is reborn(shimano free)!(9 posts)

A bike is reborn(shimano free)!the bull
Mar 27, 2003 2:41 PM
Just a couple more hours of fine tuning and she be cruzing around the nighborhood on a test ride!
re: A bike is reborn(shimano free)!Akirasho
Mar 27, 2003 2:50 PM
... after all, there were no Shimano bike parts in any 1930's sci fi melodrama...

Be the bike.
re: A bike is reborn(shimano free)!jwarrenod
Mar 27, 2003 3:07 PM
What frame is that? I just got my new bike on the road last night. Frame looks much like yours, but mine is from Chuck's Bikes, I doubt yours is (don't think you'd put those components on a $45 steel frame).

Its gonna be hard getting used to this shifting!the bull
Mar 27, 2003 4:37 PM
Now I no how my wife feels!"which one makes it go up?"
AAAAHHHH! My first test drive became a shifting frustration!
My brain is so used to shimano its not even funny.
Just like Shimano: big lever=big gear, little lever=little gearPdxMark
Mar 27, 2003 5:23 PM
Naah! That goes away quickly....Gregory Taylor
Mar 28, 2003 10:06 AM
...the minute it hits you just how much you LOVE the ease with which you can click down a cog or two while hammering along in the drops. Just caress the button with your thumb...snick...pull away from the pack!
Hey Greg! How's the Dean?sn69
Mar 28, 2003 10:23 AM
Do you have any pix yet? Are you still happy with it?

It Rocks!Gregory Taylor
Mar 28, 2003 11:44 AM
I'm very happy with it. Good sprinter, comfortable, and a hoot to ride. The only thing that I would change is a swap to a 42 tooth small ring, but that's not a big deal.

I just bought a digital camera, so I'll try and post a pic or two over the weekend. I'd have done it earlier, but when we've had good weather for pictures, I've usually just finished riding it, meaning that my new toy is way too dirty to display to the RBR Wrecking Crew and Greek Chorus.

How's things in New Orleans? Did you ever tweak your Culebra for tri's/time trials?
It Rocks!sn69
Mar 28, 2003 12:05 PM
NOLA is finally drying out, and I've gotten three rides in this week. In fact, I'm about to ditch work early to hit the Lakefront for another ride today. the beastie re-rigged, although I decided to stay with the STIs and drop bars as the base. My comp's on the aero bar and stem length seem to have worked well, and so far I've found the position to be comfortable and powerful. I still think I'll drop the stack another 5mm in the near future.

I'm considering the Memphis in May triathlon as my first test "under pressure."

Now that's more-or-less done, I'm working on buying an old lugged steel bike to build up with downtube shifters just for the love of retro-grouchiness.

Have a good weekend!