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 Post subject: eddy is here!!!
PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:59 pm 
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Took him for a ride this morning through the hills. Great ride! I'm so excited! Didn't want to go home!
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Nice !!!
Only those decals on the wheels :?

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Superb Hyde, I really like that frame, but why the SRAM-Shimano mix?
Sorry, but I have to say that I don't like the stickers on the wheels as much as I like the bike. :roll:


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Same here, exquisite nice bike, ugy wheel stickers!

Nice to see you dare a combination of Shimano 9sp shifters and derailleurs, an SRAM carbon crankset and Mavic brakes.

I hope you enjoy the bike. I've noticed you've been longing for the frameset for some time now.

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Whoa........damn those things are sexy!

Are those stickers or photoshop on the wheels? Nice set up, get that steer tube cut pronto :lol:. Those seatstays have always struck me as cool. I would have figured that they would cause the ride to be a bit, rough. Quite the contrary, smooth as silk.

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So it's unanimous, no-one likes the decals :wink: The stem is cut, I'm going to put some miles on before I decide on a final height. Mr. Merckx would likely charge me $800 for another fork :lol: THe Sram Cranks cost me $200 & the rear cassette $35. I had a lead on the rest of the Sram setup but the shifters alone were $500. :shock: I decided to stay with 9 Speed for now & the whole dura ace package only set me back about $400. The mavic brakes I chose because i wanted something in black & I keep hearing good things about them...I wasn't dissapointed & though they aren't ultra light, they aren't exactly heavy either.
But on a final note the bike minus cranks, cassette & chain was 13.4 lbs. so I'm guessing about 16.5 w/out my heavy pedals. Not ultra light but ultra fast :wink:


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That frame is hottt.

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Veerryy Sweet!

I dont suppose you weighed the frame before you built it up??

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No, I really should have. I was in such a hurry to get home & start assembling everything that I didn't even think of it.


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Sweet frame, very impressive

But is it really a mix of SRAM force with Shimano when your just using (basically) a truvativ crank thats been avaliable for ages...:?


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Call it what you like...It is a carbon crankset that looks great, shifts really well & truly is pretty damn light at 776g w/ bottom bracket & rings.


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Nah sorry, I was just up a bit early and a little cranky...damn, that could be a pun :oops:

The cranks do loook great though. What are those wheels?


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zipp 404

Very tastefully specd mate.


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Nah sorry, I was just up a bit early and a little cranky...damn, that could be a pun :oops:

The cranks do loook great though. What are those wheels?


Not a problem, I'd probably do the same :twisted:


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Very tastefully specd mate.

Thank you! Definately a dream ride for me 8)


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