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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 4:53 am 
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Hello,

My name is Hyde, obviously, & I'm really getting back into cycling. After sort of blindly purchasing a Trek Pilot 5.0 last October I have been getting progressively more into it as time passes. I live in Highland Park which is between Pasadena & Glendale. There are some great little hills here & plenty of riding routes including the RoseBowl & surrounding landscape.

I have upgraded a few items on the bike including Zipp 404's, Specialized Toupe' Saddle,Dura Ace front deraileur, EC90 carbon Bars & SLX Fork. I really like the bike though now that I am really gaining a lot of knowledge I don't think I would purchase the same way again :roll:


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Nice bike Hyde! Are you planning some next upgrades already?

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I'm thinking brakes, cranks & pedals right now. I'm thiking that should get me close to where I want to be.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:04 pm 
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Hyde wrote:
I really like the bike though now that I am really gaining a lot of knowledge I don't think I would purchase the same way again :roll:


Don't worry. That's how I began... upgrading my old bike until I finally figured out what frame I really wanted. When I got it, I just moved all the upgraded items to the new frame. Keep the boxes and receipts for everything you buy. If you decide to upgrade again, you can often get 50% or more of your investment back by selling on eBay.

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Welcome here and nice bike ! But I think it's better with black tyres or 2 off the same tyres. (why are you using 2 different tyres ?)

Greetz Ben,

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They are both Michelin Pro Race tires. one is the iron man variety which I could find no difference in spec :?: The store didn't have black or two of the same red & those were the only choices i was interested in so that is why you see what you see. Next time I'll get it right.... I hope :lol: THe wheels actually came with some very nice tires but they were yellow & blue :P Those will be in the closet for an emergency :wink:


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hi hyde...

nice to see another from the "barrio" (my loft is on fig. and ave58) who's bike is worth more than 85% of the cars on the street.
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(... well, i guess i don't really know how much it costs to add a spoiler and trim-kit to a mid-80's honda civic or spinners to a toyota pick-up so perhaps i should really wait for the b-sample to be tested before i make statements like that!)
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shit, and now that i think about it, MY bike was worth more than my car until just recently :doh: - then again, perhaps that's a true sign of a real weenie (er, weightweenie, that is.)
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pm me - perhaps we can hook up for a ride - a friend and i have been riding on mondays around the area (since we both have schedules that don't allow us to ride with the big groups in the area) - mt. wilson / Long Beach along the river / la tuna canyon / griffith park - all good rides with some having pretty good climbs from our neck of the woods.

otherwise, if you see some cat on a matte black argon (LOVE!!!!!!! the "canadian" carbon) give a shout.

i haven't yet posted to the introduction myself, but was planning on doing so in the next days or so - so should have a pick of the bike up then so you can tell it's another ww doing everything they can to dodge the piece of s#@! drivers in our neighborhood.

cheers!


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Let me know, We'll see if we can schedule something!


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