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Wife is at work, so girlfriend came in for lunch(14 posts)

Wife is at work, so girlfriend came in for lunchspookyload
Jan 6, 2004 12:57 PM
Well maybe not a real girlfriend, but in the next few months I will be spending more time with her than my wife. Just kidding. I replaced the saddle with the cheapest SLR I could find, which happened to be red this time, so I changed my tires and tape too. Looks like red is the color of the year this year. She is still in pretty good shape for having ~12,000 miles in the last three years. The old SLR didn't hang as well, it only lasted 7,000 miles. It still functioned well, just looked like real bad. Lots of tire/tape color combos later, I think this one is the best yet. Ruby weave is a cool frame color, but nothing else really matches it. You should see it with the Nimble Crosswinds and red Tufo elite road tires!! Carbon fever.
beauty! how do you like the bars? nmJS Haiku Shop
Jan 6, 2004 1:03 PM
I love themspookyload
Jan 6, 2004 2:24 PM
I paid way too much for them, but the ergo shape is fantastic for long rides. The only other downfall is you better make sure you get the right stem lenght. I don't have a flex problem like others report, and I am 185#.
whatcha gonna do with the old slr?Frith
Jan 6, 2004 2:17 PM
I may be interested in taking it off your hands if the price is right and it still works as you say.
if you're interested email me at
I will send a picture to yaspookyload
Jan 6, 2004 2:21 PM
... now if I could convince you to sand off the FSA logos...Akirasho
Jan 6, 2004 2:30 PM
... just kidding!

But seriously, how does the Kestrel get along with that Muscle fork??!!??

Be the bike.
the fork works greatspookyload
Jan 6, 2004 2:44 PM
The origional fork was a dog. I didn't like the handling at all. The muscle fork is a little quicker handling. The only down side is I get about an eight inch pedal shoe overlap, but since I mainly ride by myself, it doesn't bother me.
Question about the saddle.ol
Jan 6, 2004 9:05 PM
Love your bike. Just have a question about the slr. Do you find the saddle developing more flex with time? Does it require a breaking in period?

Jan 6, 2004 10:24 PM
I really noticed it when I put the new saddle on. It took two or three rides to get the same feel the old one had. It does flex on the sit bones very nicely. I was given the black one on a dare to ride in a century, and found it to be the most comfortable saddle I have ever ridden. Joke was on him I guess.
Question about the saddle.rogue_CT1
Jan 6, 2004 10:36 PM
I have 2 SLR's and I found that they will develop a lot more flex the more you use it. The saddle was really stiff at first then after about the 3rd ride it became really comfortable.
Question about the saddle.Juanmoretime
Jan 7, 2004 2:52 AM
Yep,same thing. I'm on my 3rd SLR. When I wore the cover off the first one and replaced it, I noticed the new saddle felt much stiffer. After a couple of rides it felt just like the old one, same with the third one.
No need to buy new SLR's!853
Jan 7, 2004 1:53 PM
Just have your old worn out leather SLR recovered!
Go to a shoe/leather repair shop and have them cover it w/ a thicker leather any color you want and it only cost me $30.00.
Nice looking babe. nmmacalu
Jan 7, 2004 5:51 AM
Nice...I like the frame colourChainstay
Jan 7, 2004 8:42 PM
Kestrels have nice depth on the paint finish. What kind of water bottle cage is that?