|Some neighbors checking out my new bike after UPS left.||Mike P|
Sep 21, 2003 4:27 PM
|I just happened to look up. . .||Mike P|
Sep 21, 2003 4:30 PM
|This is way cool pic, UPS goes everywhere, eh?...nm||rwbadley|
Sep 21, 2003 6:36 PM
|Later that evening. Some friends came over to see it.||Mike P|
Sep 21, 2003 4:34 PM
|I reached for the box, feeling excited.||Mike P|
Sep 21, 2003 4:38 PM
|At night I used to have these dreams||Mike P|
Sep 21, 2003 4:41 PM
|Nobody here has seen that movie (nm)||Kerry Irons|
Sep 21, 2003 5:15 PM
|You guys are missing out if you really haven't seen||rubendc19|
Sep 21, 2003 7:14 PM
|Stanley Kubricks (R.I.P) A Space Odyssey 2001.|
|Maybe Eddy needs a hand in his Ad Department||bimini|
Sep 22, 2003 5:20 AM
|Good job capturing the joy & awe of a new bike.|
|PS: Did you name the Bike HAL? Let's hope not! nm||bimini|
Sep 22, 2003 5:23 AM
|Another one of the dreams||Mike P|
Sep 21, 2003 4:44 PM
|Another one of the dreams||aliensporebomb|
Sep 22, 2003 2:38 AM
|Long distance shipping indeed - moons of jupiter!|
|Enough of that. . . here's the bike.||Mike P|
Sep 21, 2003 4:51 PM
|2003 Eddy Merckx Team SC. Picked it up from GVH Bikes. Gary is great to work with. Built it with Dura-Ace, American Classic wheels and Deda bar and stem.|
|I could hear the music. Very, very nice bike. (nm)||TFerguson|
Sep 22, 2003 4:20 AM
|Another. . .||Mike P|
Sep 21, 2003 4:55 PM
|The frame is stiff but not harsh. I can't believe how it rides. The paint is not what I was expecting but I can handle it. (The rear triangle clear coat is a little rippled).|
|Last one.||Mike P|
Sep 21, 2003 4:58 PM
|nice intro....and beautiful bike (nm)||stephenb|
Sep 21, 2003 5:09 PM
Sep 21, 2003 5:14 PM
|Not much seat post showing? Not that it matters ;-) |
I have always thought those were beautiful bikes enjoy!
|Fun post - enjoy the bike nm||pedalAZ|
Sep 21, 2003 8:22 PM
Sep 22, 2003 2:40 AM
|Gorgeous bike - I love the color. Have fun on that thing!|
|Love the intro - even if no one else got it. nm||SenorPedro|
Sep 21, 2003 7:54 PM
|Awesome intro, Coool bike!! n/m||Giant_Tom|
Sep 21, 2003 11:53 PM
|wow, BIG step up!||JS Haiku Shop|
Sep 22, 2003 5:37 AM
|how much lighter than the raleigh?
you already climbed like a monkey chasing a banana. i'm afraid of the improvement this bike will offer.
|wow, BIG step up!||Mike P|
Sep 22, 2003 8:17 AM
|Big step. . . yes, it took a some time to work up the nerve to get it out for the first ride. It's not much lighter than the raleigh; I'd say it is less than 1lb. lighter. Around 16 lbs on a non-accurate, pounds only, scale. The biggest difference, other than the name and paint, is how stiff the thing is. There is a difference; I have not been able to get that flex feel on any of the steep hills here.
Last week I told my raleigh not to worry, it would be going with me for the 6-Gap. After riding the merckx though I do not see how a can't ride the merckx. So how should I break the news to the raleigh? Don't tell?
|wow, BIG step up!||JS Haiku Shop|
Sep 22, 2003 8:27 AM
|how to keep the Raleigh happy:
Raleigh and Rain both start with R.
fill in the blanks.
|It took me a second but I got it...||biknben|
Sep 22, 2003 8:01 AM
|To be honest, I think I saw 2010 before I saw 2001. 2001 was a bit slow for me. Like watching Star Trek in slow motion.
I did a book report on 2001 when I was in the 7th grade. Ahh...memories!!!
|excellent post, but where||marcoxxx|
Sep 22, 2003 8:11 AM
|are you located...i think i recognize your porch, i may have passed out there in my former life...anyway enjoy
|excellent post, but where||Mike P|
Sep 22, 2003 8:20 AM
|Chatt. TN. Near Stringers Ridge trailhead if you have ridden MTB in the area.
|What a great new bike announcement!||JFR|
Sep 22, 2003 2:58 PM
|That was very creative and fun!
I love the blue! Too bad you're not totally sure about it. Give it time. Expectations are funny, and can (obviously) effect first impressions... apparently you were expecting something a little different.
I think your Merckx looks MARVELOUS! The blue is absolutely GORGEOUS! I know you'll come around.
|Thanks, JFR! The color is what I was expecting. It's just the||Mike P|
Sep 22, 2003 5:37 PM
|clearcoat is actually rippled a bit on the rear triangle; perhaps sprayed a bit thick. I don't look back there much anyway so I am fine with it. I guess the only reason I mentioned it was I have seen many other frames built by others and the paint is flawless.
I still can't stop looking at it; the blues change as the light conditions change. I can't stop wanting to go ride it; somehow I ended up with nearly 100 extra miles last week.