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So, I did pull the trigger
Last Post 01/21/2014 05:50 PM by Cosmic Kid. 26 Replies.
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thinline

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11/14/2013 09:36 AM
Seven, Axiom SL, custom sized. According to the Seven website the frame/fork is scheduled to ship tomorrow. Build decisions abound. the LBS I am going through is a very small place. All about builds and repairs, basically no inventory, no shiny new bikes to be seen. Bike sales are as far as I know all done by order. The owner did a special order for brifters, and front and rear Sram Red derailleurs, which he would not normally stock, and the customer cancelled after the shop took delivery. He offered to me at his cost for the build to avoid any ugliness with the other customer because the guy really needed to cancel but it was too late to do anything about with the wholesaler so I may go for that. Anyone ever ride HED Ardennes wheels? Hoping for a break in the weather for a day or so in about 2 weeks! Otherwise I'll be skiing for a while before I pedal it!
Cosmic Kid

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11/14/2013 09:53 AM


Start watching chainlove.com.....they have had the HED Ardennes wheels up pretty regularly the last few days.

Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
thinline

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11/14/2013 10:48 AM
Will post pictures as soon as I haz 'em :-)
stinkyhelmet

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11/14/2013 11:10 AM
I rode a custom Axiom Ti from 97-07 and put close to 100k miles on it. You'll enjoy yours I am sure.
bobswire

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11/14/2013 11:25 AM
Excellent choice of Ti builder. I've owned a couple of Merlins, a Moots and a Seven. Had the Seven been a 54cm instead of 56cm I would still own it (I think since I'm kind of slam,bam,thank you mam and on to the next bike frame). But Sevens to my eye are the pinnacle of Ti workmanship.
At present I'm going through my Merckx vintage steel frame addiction, better late than never.

vtguy

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11/15/2013 11:42 AM
Well done! Looking forward to pics and a ride report.
jmdirt

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11/15/2013 03:32 PM
Cosmic beat me to his own response for threads like this.

Congrats on the new bike thinline!
longslowdistance

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11/15/2013 11:07 PM
Thinline,
This forumite is glad you've recovered so well from your horrible crash to get to this point. Congratulations! Well deserved!

Ride that Seven up App gap for me.

Regarding the wheels, not sure but I think those wheels use the HED Belgium rims, which I can certify are very, very tough and a good choice for crappy Vermont roads, plus they look cool.
thinline

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11/19/2013 09:53 AM
Hey LSD, I will gladly pedal the Gap on the Seven, though it will likely be next spring. The ship date just got pushed back and the upper portions of the road were glazed in ice this a.m. on my commute! I actually live on a little dirt side road just off the App Gap road about 3 miles up from the bottom on the west side. A friend once remarked that the first 3 miles were basically my driveway at the end of a ride.
Cosmic Kid

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11/19/2013 11:20 AM
Uhhhh....



Still!!
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
thinline

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11/20/2013 10:19 AM
CK, I know, I know! Will post as soon as possible. Frame should arrive end of month and I am picking out build components now!
Cosmic Kid

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11/20/2013 10:37 AM
End of the month?!?!?!?!

Tease.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Hoshie

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12/03/2013 12:21 AM
Ardennes are awesome. I am really happy with mine or get custom builds with the hed belgiums.
thinline

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12/03/2013 08:34 AM
Hey, CK, shipping date was bumped again until . . . gulp . . . Friday the 13th!!!

If spring was approaching I would have started complaining already but since it's past any realistic outdoor riding in VT for the season, I'm okay with the delays. Just do it right. Ia m . . . tranquilo!
Cosmic Kid

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12/03/2013 09:32 AM
You are infringing on our ability to live vicariously though you!!!

;-)
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
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