|My New Fondriest Carb Level||dirthead|
Jul 31, 2003 3:11 PM
|Well.....I purchased a Fondriest Carb Level frame from P4 group about a month ago and built it with Dura-Ace components and Campy Eurus wheels. The rest of the parts consist of Newton bar and stem, USE Alien carbon post, SLR saddle, and a Flight Deck computer.
I have a little over 300 miles on the bike, and couldn't be more impressed with the ride. It is quite comfortable on long rides, yet very stiff for sprints and climbing. I was expecting it to be on the side of harsh, but it dampens road vibrations quite well. The top tube slopes slightly, which I think I like over traditional geometry.
Like I mentioned earlier, I purchased the frame from P4, since it was on sale. And I bought everything else (except the wheels) from Performance using a 20% off coupon code. I think I got quite a deal on it! At least I am satisfied.
The paint on this bike is unbelievable. It feels like a soft rubber. You can actually put a fingernail impression in it, but it is very durable. I have never seen anything like it before, at least not on a bike frame. It is more like a very thin coat of polyurethane, like a spray in pickup bed liner.
Anyway, just wanted to show off my new ride a bit. I know there are more exotic, expensive bikes out there, but this one is mine, and I love it.
Jul 31, 2003 3:18 PM
Jul 31, 2003 6:02 PM
|Very nice!! |
I have those wheels in tubular & love them.
|must be radar absorbing paint nm||DougSloan|
Jul 31, 2003 3:23 PM
|must be radar absorbing paint nm||dirthead|
Jul 31, 2003 3:25 PM
|Not needed with me riding it! I don't think radar waves would bounce of something moving that slow!!|
|re: My New Fondriest Carb Level||african|
Jul 31, 2003 4:15 PM
|Very very nice. As a Fondriest owner myself, I am impressed. Your ride looks great. Take care of her and enjoy. I will post a picture of my Fondriest soon as I get my camera from work and get a decent picture taken. Cheers,|
|I love Fondriest||terry b|
Jul 31, 2003 4:59 PM
|yours is a beaut, welcome to the club!|
|I love Fondriest||utxjohne|
Jul 31, 2003 5:26 PM
|I waited at a light outside of NYC with a guy with a new Fondriest and since I have been looking at them I asked him about it. He said he had it three days and on mile 70 with it. He also owns a C-40 and like this bike better. Based on what I've seen I hope to be an owner soon.|
|I love Fondriest||terry b|
Jul 31, 2003 8:25 PM
|I've got 11 bikes, and if someone told me I could only keep one, my Top Level would be among the candidates. It rides like a dream and is sexy as hell.|
|great minds think alike :)||nazgul|
Jul 31, 2003 6:01 PM
|I recently built up a matte black Don racer (posted in the gallery) and we made some very similar choices. I also went for DuraAce/Eurus and saved a bundle by using a Nashbar coupon. After more than 700 miles and toughing it out for third place in one of the local hilly races I couldn't be happier. Enjoy your Carb level!|
|re: My New Fondriest Carb Level||aliensporebomb|
Jul 31, 2003 6:39 PM
|Gorgeous! Love it!|
|Ditto on the Carb Level !||Crash|
Jul 31, 2003 10:37 PM
|I've had mine for just over two weeks and just under 300 miles. Not only does it handle great, but it has a fantastic combination of stiff BB and comfortable ride. It's the first bike I've had that compells me to go further than I had planned, every ride. Mine is the SAT white / yellow (looks GREAT, but is some work to keep clean) with full Chorus and Velomax Orion II wheels.
I find myself conflicted between wanting to tell everyone to go out and buy one and enjoying the fact, that at last for now, it's very exclusive.
|Now that's purdy!||Live Steam|
Aug 1, 2003 10:29 AM
|Just spray her with some household furniture polish and the dirt, grime and tar will just wipe off. I hope your screen name doesn't reflect your riding if you want to keep it looking new :O) Enjoy it!|| |