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I bought a bike. YEAH!!!(17 posts)

I bought a bike. YEAH!!!PaulCL
May 14, 2003 9:56 AM
To replace my cracked Colnago.

I bought (today) an Aegis Victory Pro Race Stock frame to go with my Campy Record Components. I'm putting an Ouzo pro CF fork on it. The frame is that black/grey CF weave look. Very aero, very light (2.6lbs) and ...the clincher...warrantied for life. And if the unfortunate thing happens and I wreck it, Aegis fixes it at cost or replaces it at "a discount to wholesale". Oh yeah...important thing #1: it fits. It fits better than my old Colnago (which was a tad small). The colnago was a 58 (59 c to t), the Aegis is a 60cm c to t.

I'm thrilled. The frame/fork/headset/stem/bars/buildup will cost me around$1950. I liked the C-40 but it would cost $400 more with only a 2-4 year warranty. I liked the Calfee Tetra pro, but by the time I assembled it, the cost would push $2800. The Pinnarelo Opera was less expensive but it was steel and only had a two year warranty. Warranty is a big thing for me after having a frame crack without a wreck.

I promise to post a picture this weekend when I get the bike. The worst thing: my wife leaves town on Friday,not to get home til Wednesday. So I won't be able to leave the kids alone and go ride until next Thursday....oh the horror of waiting.....

Thanks for answering all of my post on the "new bike" subject. Paul
Had me fooled, thought it was the C40 for sure. Nice pick. nmmainframe
May 14, 2003 10:02 AM
Me too on the C-40 but...PaulCL
May 14, 2003 10:05 AM
One test ride on an Aegis and the warranty thing and the warranty work done in the USA and the dollars....well....C-40 lust only goes so far until I hit the brick wall of logic.
Sounds like a great choice - now a few suggestions.dzrider
May 14, 2003 10:17 AM
Offer a friend a test ride if he'll babysit.

Call Granny & Gramps.

Take them to the local highschool. Let them play in the high jump pit while you ride around the track.
my suggestion: duct tape and nobody's the wiser! :) nmJS Haiku Shop
May 14, 2003 10:22 AM
How about some Valium..knockem out for 3hrs (nm)PaulCL
May 14, 2003 10:26 AM
but then you'd have to cut your ride short. by the way,...JS Haiku Shop
May 14, 2003 10:34 AM
I know it's too late now, but did you consider Kestrel?
KestrelPaulCL
May 14, 2003 10:50 AM
yes, I looked at them. Beautiful frames. I just happened to walk in to a deal on this Aegis that was too good to turn away. The frame/fork combo list price is the same as a Kestrel but I'm not paying list price on the Aegis.
My onespeed is an Aegis, you wont regret it.onespeed
May 14, 2003 10:31 AM
Nice onespeedMel Erickson
May 14, 2003 11:33 AM
Those look like standard levers on the bullhorns. How do you like that setup? Any problems or issues? How's the reach? I considered a similar setup with my onespeed but I had some bars laying around and decided to use them and save the money. Still thinking of making the switch. Any thoughts?
Only a front brake, no problems w/reach. Do it, it works well.nmonespeed
May 14, 2003 12:14 PM
Did you have the dropouts replaced?Alex-in-Evanston
May 14, 2003 12:20 PM
I can't tell from the picture, are those track dropouts? If so, where'd you have them done?

Thanks,

Alex
Aegis makes the track dropouts. They are interchangeable.onespeed
May 14, 2003 12:50 PM
how does it ride compared to the C40 and CT1?kenyee
May 14, 2003 11:26 AM
I assume you did test rides on both the C40 and Victory before deciding?

The only negative I've heard about the Victory is that it's a bit "dead" feeling. Otherwise, the Aegis folks are great and everyone who's had an Aegis seems to like it...

ken
Don't knowPaulCL
May 14, 2003 5:10 PM
I didn't have a C-40 or CT-1 available to me to ride for comparison. I'm sure I would have loved both rides. I did ride the Aegis aero svelt today - my LBS didn't have a Victory built up.

Versus my ti ride, I hesitate to use the "dead" word. Let's just say that I didn't feel the road as much as I would have on my Ti Colnago. It was a very smooth ride with a real bolt of acceleration when I stepped on the gas. I wouldn't describe it as "dead" but "dampening" to the road vibrations. Either way, I was pleased with the ride. The Victory is supposed to be nicer. The bike I test road weighed in at around 20+ pounds - Aero svelt with Shimano 105 triple. My frame is over a 1 lb lighter with Campy Record and will weigh in arounf 16.5 lbs. I expect a 'snappier' feel.

I get the bike next Tuesday or Wednesday. My LBS owner is going out of town for the weekend which accounts for the delay. No problem.
you'll probably love it on climbskenyee
May 14, 2003 7:13 PM
That's where carbon fiber is truly supposed to shine :-)

Remember to post a review when you've played w/ your Victory for a week and post a pic in the gallery. Not many Victory owners here...
Get it WednesdayPaulCL
May 15, 2003 5:34 AM
Will post a picture on Wednesday night...I hope. I'll happily post a reveiw after a week and a month later - after a week in Colorado.