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My New Bike!!!!!!(10 posts)

My New Bike!!!!!!rwebb
Apr 3, 2003 5:59 PM
I am so excited....finally got in about 18 miles after work tonight... full Ultegra.
Apr 3, 2003 6:41 PM
Is that velcro-on mirror comfortable? I put one on my wife's bike but I couldn't get it to fit right, plus I didn't look comfortable right there on the hood.

I took it off and got one that plugs in the end of her bar.
you'll have to tell usFrith
Apr 3, 2003 7:34 PM
all about that frame....I've been trying to get a friend of mine onto a road bike on the cheap and I know I'm not the only one who's interested.
I agree...Ahimsa
Apr 3, 2003 7:42 PM
...but I imagine that it will be dificult to be objective about your new baby.

Try as best you can to tell us the honest truth.

I could see Leader really making the splash that they are so desperately trying to make if the product is solid. Can't beat the marketing technique. It would be a good thing if they do in fact make a cheap high quality frame.

Here's to hope.


Heck with that. You'll have to tell us...Matno
Apr 3, 2003 8:03 PM
What it's like to ride with bars that low!

Actually, I am curious about the Leader frames just like a lot of other people. Feedback would be much appreciated.
re: My New Bike!!!!!!keeshadog
Apr 3, 2003 9:34 PM
great looking bike. i guess i'm like a lot of folks. i've been interested in that leader frame and almost bought one just to buy one at that low price and keep it around to build up one day. if your report is positive, i may just go ahead and buy one. nice job of putting it together. at least i'm assuming you put it together.
4.5 to 5 inches of drop!!!hycobob
Apr 3, 2003 9:58 PM
Those bars are way low dude! I can feel my lower back stiffening as I speak. I keep about 3 inches seperation myself. You'll have to let the board know how it stands up. Really nice white rig.
Follow up to some questions/commentsrwebb
Apr 4, 2003 8:56 AM
Just to follow up on a few notes:

The frame is great to me, but I have limited experience with high end road bikes. I am moving to this bike from a Jamis Aurora and the Leader is significantly lighter.

As far as the low bars, you are correct. After riding yesterday, I may reverse the stem to get a little more rise...and maybe add another spacer. Does anyone have other suggestions??? Thanks for the feedback.
re: My New Bike!!!!!!RobbDC
Apr 4, 2003 1:45 PM
if you are a dude, you should straighten your seat so you don't ruin your nutsack. that looks painful.
Not to nitpick but...ditchbanger
Apr 4, 2003 4:32 PM
I'd shorten the rear brake cable where it comes off the top tube. My MTB bike was like that until a mechanic pointed it out to me. He said shorter is lighter(only free weight loss on a bike I ever got) and the brakes would pull easier without the larger arc. Correct me if I am wrong anyone.