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The only thing that still needs changing is the headset. I had to use a cheap one until my Campy Record headset arrives in the next couple of weeks.
This is my storage system. Sadly, because of my lack of space at home, it's going to live at work. At least its safer there.
Today, I took the bike down to Portsea, a seaside town about 110km out of Melbourne.
Whether it was climbing through the winding beach road towards Mt Martha, hitting 70+km/h down into the the marina underpass, or pacing out the long flat after Safety Beach, at all times, the bike inspired absolute confidence.
The Fizik Arione saddle was comfortable for the whole of the ride, as were the Deda Newton handlebars, although I was a bit surprised by the amount of flex on the handlebars when I was really pulling on them.
The Campy gear levers don't seem to have the same sort of positive feel that the DuraAce levers have, but they work effectively and it's nice to ride a bike without wires protruding out of the hoods.
And despite riding over some pretty nasty roads, the bottles never once seemed to want to jump out of their cages.
I was a bit worried about the white handlebar tape and white seat, but I hope you'll agree that it works quite well.
Thanks to everyone who provided assistance to me in deciding which components to use. I can't tell you how pleased I am with it.
1in20 wrote:its around the wrong way! you have to face it with the derailleurs to the outside so we can see more carbon...
Did you ride to Portsea and back from Melbourne? Thats a decent ride for first up on a new bike.
Good point, I half thought of that.
No, just down to Portsea, the Sorrento Yacht Club for lunch to be precise. The girls picked us up down there and we drove back.
Days don't get much better than that.
currieinahurry wrote:i really hope you ride it a lot tho as it would be a big shame if its just stuck in that room.
60 to 90ks a week Tikka. That's all I'm prepared to do without jeopardising my other fitness goals.
It's doing it's first Triathlon next week too.
Is that Arione Carbon a special order? - I did not realise you could get any non-black versions
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