Mar 28, 2003 4:18 PM
|Finally got my new ride built up. Bought the frame/fork/headset from chucksbikes.com for $120 shipped. Full 105 that I picked up on eBay in bits and pieces with my old wheelset from my TCR-2. Went with red and blue as the colors. Looks pretty sweat and rides like a dream. I'm calling it "Patriot" given the color scheme and current affairs.
My excuse for building it was that I can now hook up the trail-a-bike to the seatpost (the TCR's got an aero post) to haul the 5 year old around town and out of town too. That's the black lump on the seatpost, the hookup for the trail-a-bike.
|re: New Ride||jwarrenod|
Mar 28, 2003 4:20 PM
|Let's try this again.
|Looks nice. Now tell us about the logoless bike||Fez|
Mar 28, 2003 4:31 PM
|What frame, fork, components?|
Mar 29, 2003 6:44 AM
|Great job! I'm thinking of a new ride as well..I like the "understated" look you have going there. Nice touch with the red cables/cages too...
Looks like your helper has been doing some homework on the porch or maybe counting laps for you. By the way, how do you like the trail-a-bike?
(I have 3 boys. The oldest is 14 and rides with me on occasion. The other two will go too, but there has to be pizza or ice cream involved!)
Mar 30, 2003 6:51 PM
|Love the trail-a-bike. I've only been on one ride with my 5 year old with this bike. It was just a shake down ride, quite short but quite easy to get up to 15 mph and pretty stable.
The frame is a $45 Tange Prestige frame from www.chucksbikes.com. The fork is from him too, $65 for the frame I think. The components are all 105 that I picked up on eBay. I've got about $450 in the bike (used the wheelset that came with my TCR-2). Can't wait for an excuse to pick up one more blue Conti Ultra 2000 and totally go for the red/white and silver look. I want to put some sort of cool headtube badge/sticker on but am looking for just the right one.
Since my other ride is a very stiff aluminum frame this one really feels smooth. My 5 year old loves to play hoops in the driveway and keep score (pretending to be the team that the neighbor kids play for, the Prarire Hawks), hence the scoreboard!
|I have the same one||JS Haiku Shop|
Mar 31, 2003 7:29 AM
|bought the same from chuck last summer, it's still waiting for a build. how does it ride?|
|I have the same one||jwarrenod|
Mar 31, 2003 9:44 AM
|The limited riding I've done on it has been quite smooth.