I was tempted by the dark side

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I was tempted by the dark side

Postby daddy_runner » Thu May 12, 2016 4:04 pm

I just bought my first road bike.
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END-SURE 25k...done! 2:30:23
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Re: I was tempted by the dark side

Postby Mark.AU » Thu May 12, 2016 4:22 pm

Welcome 8)

Pics? (it's a thing on the Dark Side)
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Re: I was tempted by the dark side

Postby La » Fri May 13, 2016 9:08 am

Yes, we need photos of the new addition! 8)
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Re: I was tempted by the dark side

Postby turd ferguson » Fri May 13, 2016 9:28 am

Which shop?
What bike?
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Re: I was tempted by the dark side

Postby daddy_runner » Thu May 19, 2016 10:29 am

It's second-hand, a few years old. I'll try and scrounge some photos up. It's one of those weird half-aluminum/half-carbon frames.
Plan for 2017:
END-SURE 25k...done! 2:30:23
Spruce Woods Ultra volunteering...done!
Kettle Moraine 100
Western States 100 crewing
Falcon Fatass 50k
Superior 100

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Re: I was tempted by the dark side

Postby jonovision_man » Thu May 19, 2016 12:32 pm

daddy_runner wrote:It's second-hand, a few years old. I'll try and scrounge some photos up. It's one of those weird half-aluminum/half-carbon frames.


I'm assuming you mean aluminium frame with a carbon fork and seat-post? That's not weird! :)

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Re: I was tempted by the dark side

Postby daddy_runner » Fri May 20, 2016 2:41 pm

jonovision_man wrote:
daddy_runner wrote:It's second-hand, a few years old. I'll try and scrounge some photos up. It's one of those weird half-aluminum/half-carbon frames.


I'm assuming you mean aluminium frame with a carbon fork and seat-post? That's not weird! :)

jono


Nope, the actual frame changes from aluminum to carbon.

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END-SURE 25k...done! 2:30:23
Spruce Woods Ultra volunteering...done!
Kettle Moraine 100
Western States 100 crewing
Falcon Fatass 50k
Superior 100

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Re: I was tempted by the dark side

Postby jonovision_man » Fri May 20, 2016 3:29 pm

Ok that's weird. :) Interesting though, and looks like really nice components. Rides nice?

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Re: I was tempted by the dark side

Postby daddy_runner » Thu May 26, 2016 3:24 pm

jonovision_man wrote:Ok that's weird. :) Interesting though, and looks like really nice components. Rides nice?

jono


Weird, the picture was cropped. If you view the photo in a new window, the whole thing shows.

Yep, everything is Dura-Ace except for the pedals in the photo, which are 105. I replaced the pedals with CB Candy 2's last night.

I'm not a fine conoisseur of bikes, but I'll say it rides good enough for me. Stupid fast too.
Plan for 2017:
END-SURE 25k...done! 2:30:23
Spruce Woods Ultra volunteering...done!
Kettle Moraine 100
Western States 100 crewing
Falcon Fatass 50k
Superior 100


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