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Daddy's new Baby comes home!!!(12 posts)

Daddy's new Baby comes home!!!toomanybikes
Sep 9, 2003 6:02 AM
I finally got a break and got to go pick up my new baby and bring her home, the kids have christened it "Rudy", not sure where that came from?

Anyway, just the way I like it, all steel, including fork (note the chrome), Campy components and Selle Italia saddle, Vredestein tires and Ambrosio rims.

Now, if the smoke from these D@#$ forest fires would lighten up, I could actually go for a ride!!

By the way, there really is no such thing as Too Many Bikes!!
Ride Ruby Rudy Rapidly. Really Remarkable, Rosebud! nmrwbadley
Sep 9, 2003 6:24 AM
Where might you be?Atombomber
Sep 9, 2003 7:20 AM
Fires, a Cramerotti, a real wood (possibly cedar) garage door... Somewhere in the Thompson-Okanagon?

Nice bike, had one.
Well, not a bad guess ....toomanybikes
Sep 9, 2003 7:28 AM
.. as we live in South-East Kelowna. Yup, Cedar garage door, and fire central.

Been evacuated from the house twice now in a span of three weeks but it appears possibly the active face of the fire has now moved past us.

Unfortunately, the Kettle VAlley Trestles did not fare so well, while this is more of a concern to MTBer's I am sure there are those on this board who know them.

Of the 18 wooden trestles, only four are now left - very sad!
Nice Paint53T
Sep 9, 2003 7:32 AM
What is with the cable housing? Does it extend all the way around the frame? What is the black thing tie-wraped to the down tube?
Nice Painttoomanybikes
Sep 9, 2003 7:38 AM
The Cable is internally routed through the top tube which is why it disappears ( crappy photo!), the balck thing tie-wrapped is the cable for the Astrale computer I was putting on last night, ran out of tie-wraps to tighten it up, I promise I will get the installation neater!
I see, tie-wraps come in different colors, BTW. (nm)53T
Sep 9, 2003 7:46 AM
I promise ...toomanybikes
Sep 9, 2003 7:52 AM
.. I will get more tie-wraps, in the right colours and make it look better.

These were all I had, I will replace them - I promise!!
garage door hinge scared me for a second therehokie_biker
Sep 9, 2003 9:20 AM
thought it was attached to the stem and that there was something new I was going to have to go by.

Bice bike though. You'll at least look fast. :)
Garage Door Hinge!?toomanybikes
Sep 9, 2003 1:31 PM
Do you mean that new Campagnolo altitude measurement device that I have on the handlebars?

It measures altitude, rate of change and location, it ties into the SATCOM system and provides GPS readings and won't let me turn the pedals if I have consumed alcohol!

Pretty nifty and only $649!!
Not to rain on the parade...crosscut
Sep 9, 2003 8:56 PM
I recieved virtually the same bike three months ago. Hummm...pretty soft in the BB, a noodle front end...it now resides with one of my brothers. He loves it (a birthday present). He considers it a huge upgrade over his Schwinn hybrid, which it is. This is a great bike, otherwise, but not necessarily a good value.
Not to rain on the parade...toomanybikes
Sep 9, 2003 9:53 PM
I would suggest then that the bike though it may have looked the same was very different - perhaps a different steel was used.

This handles well and the front end tracks solid and tight and the bottom bracket does not protest against my 190 pounds hammering it in the slightest, there is no discernable flex at all.

I prefer steel and this is meeting my expectations of steel frame and fork.