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Finally! I picked up my new ride today!(9 posts)

Finally! I picked up my new ride today!TNRyder
Nov 12, 2003 6:33 PM
After waiting for what seemed like an eternity, My new Frame was finally ready for me to pick up last night. They built it with as many of the parts off of my old bike as possible as $$$ was tight. I did have the guys at the shop pull a SSM ERA Lux off of a Lemond for me though. If you like flat saddles, I highly recomend one. The MTB pedals will be replaced by Speedplays by spring, and I plan on upgrading the wheels and drivetrain as the opportunity arises. This time next year, the bike should be wearing Ultegra where now it is wearing Tiagra and 105. The thing does ride nice though!
re: Finally! I picked up my new ride today!Bulldozer
Nov 12, 2003 6:39 PM
My eternity will hopefully end by Friday of next week when my new bike is supposed to arrive. Good thing I'm traveling next week or I'd probably drive my wife nuts.

Anyway, get out there and ride.
misery loves company!mtbmon
Nov 13, 2003 6:42 AM
Glad someone got their bike though. I am still arrangin shipping on mine. The guy I bought it from lives about 4 hrs from me and I might be down to meeting halfway or something just to get it wrapped up. It almost shipped yesterday until UPS told him it would cost a c-note! FYI, I think I sensed my wife hovering over me with a pillow last night as I slept. Does that mean I have officially put her over the edge?
She'll offically go over the edge when..Dave Hickey
Nov 13, 2003 7:06 AM
She finds you out in the garage just staring at your bike.
LMAO! so true....mtbmon
Nov 13, 2003 7:25 AM
she's caught me doing that with my mountain bike many times and even staring at a pic of the new bike. She gives me that look like "you really have issues" and my only response (which I have learned from my 8.5 year old) is usually "whaaattt?". I mean, c'mon, bikes are cool, right? At this point I should just let well enough alone but I can never resist the urge to say something increasingly stupid like "my bike is always in the mood" or similar idiocracy (is that a G. Dubya word?).

Some of us just never learn!
LMAO! so true....Scot_Gore
Nov 13, 2003 7:56 AM
My bike is hanging right in front of the car window in the garage. When my wife and I are going somewhere together I'll often point at the bike and say "Isn't it beautiful" as we back out. At first she had no idea what I was talking about, now she nods politely and agrees that "yes, it's a beautiful bike".

: )
Very niceDave Hickey
Nov 13, 2003 4:51 AM
I can't wait to see it in person at next years MS150..
re: Finally! I picked up my new ride today!aliensporebomb
Nov 13, 2003 9:23 AM
Heh. Congrats on the new ride.

Regarding wives - I think mine finally understands now that
she got herself a >$1500 bike. All of our bikes stay inside
the house now, free from possible theft.
Question for TN RyderJELLIOT1
Nov 13, 2003 6:32 PM
After seeing your post I came to the realization that instead of buying a whole new bike I could start with a good frame and transfer all parts on my current bike to the new frame and slowly upgrade. One question - how much did your LBS charge you to take down your old bike and build the new one? What did you do with your old frame?? Sell it on e-bay?