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Let me introduce myself(9 posts)

Let me introduce myselfsitzpickel
Nov 10, 2003 3:02 PM
Hi, my name is Michael, I'm a bike-aholic and here is why.

I've been riding her since January for 150-200 miles/week.

I need help. I know.
whatta beauty...how is she?....n,mrwbadley
Nov 10, 2003 3:31 PM
... I know...Akirasho
Nov 10, 2003 3:32 PM
... obviously, she needs more miles...

Be the bike.

P.S. beauty
Nice bike!!! Clean Look!! [nm]bent_spoke
Nov 10, 2003 3:33 PM
Tell us more..lyleseven
Nov 10, 2003 6:25 PM
Nice ride!!!! Tell us about her. Weight? Size? etc. What kind of steel was used to build her?
Re: Tell us more..sitzpickel
Nov 10, 2003 9:16 PM
She is a Waterford R-33 (who came up with that bland name?) built from True Temper's S3 steel, claimed weight for the frame is sub 3 pounds, which I can't confirm due to the lack of an accurate scale, but I'd say it's pretty close.

The sizing is custom with a shorter 56 cm top tube and a longer seat tube to keep the seat post in proportion, have a level top tube, and raise the handlebar without too many spacers; the angles are fairly steep, handling is responsive and quick.

She is built up with a Reynolds Ouzo Pro fork, American Classic wheels, a mix of Dura Ace and Ultegra. Overall weight is just below 17 pounds, slightly heavier than the Giant TCR I was riding before.

Comfortable on short and long rides, which translates into a faster ride overall.

Thanks for the compliments, I think she blushed a little, but it might have been the cold wind on today's ride.
Re: Tell us more..Greg B
Nov 11, 2003 5:20 AM
How are your AC350's holding up? Any difficulties?

Greg
Re: Tell us more..sitzpickel
Nov 11, 2003 7:36 AM
Greg,

check my post further down in reply to
"Looking for opinions on this wheel build"
Pretty bikewooglin
Nov 10, 2003 6:37 PM
Understated elegance. The best kind.