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DaveK
01-17-2012, 11:11 AM
I told myself I would take the whole winter to finish this but once I started stockpiling parts it was never going to wait that long...

Old -

http://i.imgur.com/8WIvZ.jpg

New -

http://i.imgur.com/tvjB5.jpg

2008 Cannondale Six13 frame
2011 SRAM Force full group
Wheelset - Ultegra 6600 hubs/Mavic CXP33 rims
Easton EC90 Fork
Easton EC90 Seatpost
Fizik Arione
FSA Wing Pro Compact bars
(old and busted) Look Keo Carbon pedals

I'm no Tim Kelley with a camera, and this was taken with a phone, but I'm really happy with how the bike turned out. One day I'll get some proper pictures but it was so perfect yesterday I had to snap this as I was heading home.

Dirt
01-17-2012, 02:25 PM
Awesome ride, sir! I liked getting to see it in action last week!

DaveK
01-17-2012, 03:31 PM
Awesome ride, sir! I liked getting to see it in action last week!

Great ride - thanks for leading. That was the first real ride for the bike outside of a couple of laps of Hains, glad all the pieces stayed attached. Had a little mechanical yesterday morning but luckily just outside of Rev Cycles in Georgetown. Apparently 32 degrees is too cold for me to be able to work with my hands outside.

Whenever, wherever, unless I'll need 4" tires to follow....

bluerider
01-17-2012, 07:24 PM
Very nice. Maybe I will get to see that ride in person someday.

bluerider
01-24-2012, 11:23 PM
Hey Dave,
I wanted to ask your opinion on your Fizik Arione saddle. Do you like it? Long rides?

CCrew
01-25-2012, 04:52 AM
Hey Dave,
I wanted to ask your opinion on your Fizik Arione saddle. Do you like it? Long rides?

Not Dave, but I love mine.

DaveK
01-25-2012, 10:55 AM
Hey Dave,
I wanted to ask your opinion on your Fizik Arione saddle. Do you like it? Long rides?

I really didn't think I would, but it turns out it's been pretty compatible with my anatomy so far. I've been riding Bontrager saddles like that one in the first picture for about 4 years and the Arione was a gift. I wasn't sure about it but I felt bad not putting it on there and so far I'm happy with it. I like that the length of it gives you room to move around a little. I haven't done more than about 3.5 hours on it so far but all signs are good.

bluerider
01-26-2012, 02:55 PM
Thanks, still trying to decide if the stock saddle on my Blue Norcross is going to work out. If not, then what? Planning a burger run on the WOD on Saturday so a decision maybe made over the weekend. Looking at Arione and Aliente.

DaveK
01-26-2012, 03:01 PM
Many shops have loaner saddles they'll give you for a chance to try it out and see if it works for you. I know Fizik has a loaner program where they provide specially-colored saddles to shops for just this purpose.

bluerider
01-26-2012, 03:05 PM
Thanks, I have heard about those. I will give Freshbikes a call to see if they have such a program with fizik since they are a dealer.

Dirt
01-26-2012, 03:33 PM
Whenever, wherever, unless I'll need 4" tires to follow....
We'll be doing plenty of rides like that throughout the season. That one is particularly good because it lets people ride as long as they like. Not all are set up like that, but we try to get a drafting pattern set up to keep the whole group moving at a reasonable pace.