It's Heeeeeeeeere
Last Post 02/07/2014 07:33 PM by Ryan Asher. 24 Replies.
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thinline

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01/26/2014 01:05 PM
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79pmooney

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01/26/2014 01:20 PM
Have you ridden it yet? My eye-opener on my first ti ride was how good and secure the bike felt going over rough stuff; that it was actually more fun to seek out the bad pavement. I try to quell that urge in deference to my wheels, but that urge keeps sneaking back.

Ben
thinline

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01/26/2014 01:36 PM
Ben, not yet. I live in Vermont and it's COOOOOOOOLD right now. I did get to demo one for about three weeks in the fall when I was making the decision to go for it. Great ride. I remember this one moment on this road that descends about .25 mile than goes into a left turn and on my "old" bike I would usually tap the brakes a bit to shave off speed approaching the turn but on the demo, an unfamiliar bike, I realized I was just swooping around the corner way faster than normal, no brakes, and it felt perfectly safe and comfortable. It never crossed my mind to slow down. That may have the decision moment.

Can't wait for that first ride!
vtguy

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01/26/2014 01:44 PM
She's a beauty! Have fun. I'll look forward to your first ride report.
zootracer

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01/26/2014 02:05 PM
Very nice indeed!
Ride On

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01/26/2014 02:20 PM
Sweet, but I don't think those pedals are a good choice.
79pmooney

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01/26/2014 02:50 PM
Ride On, I saw that. I think thinline is going to get surgically implanted spindles. Think about it. The Q-factor can be dialed in to perfect, you can go absolutely minimum height with no issues on ground clearance and it's hard to go lighter at any cost.

Oh, and it puts truth into the claimed bike weight.

Ben
Cosmic Kid

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01/26/2014 04:10 PM
1) Mmmmm....bike pjorn.

2) About damn time.

3) Holy CRAP is that a tall HT!!!! How tall are you?
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
longslowdistance

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01/26/2014 04:22 PM
Nice!
bobswire

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01/27/2014 09:22 AM
Bet you're stoked,you're going to love the ride.
Cosmic Kid

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01/27/2014 11:09 AM
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, WHOA!!!

Dude....posting pics of a new sled in the granny gear? Major violation of bike pjorn etiquette.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
jacques_anquetil

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01/27/2014 11:10 AM
yup, thinline is one tall dude. check out the Freuler on that frame. well done, much better than a stack of spacers.
THE SKINNY

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01/27/2014 11:16 AM
that head tube makes my neck feel good.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
thinline

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01/27/2014 11:20 AM
CK, I was thinking that granny gear was appropriate for bike pjorn as it says, "I'm easy."

I'm 6'2" or so. If you look at the stem, you will see it angles down just a tad. The idea was that, since I will have this bike a long time, if I want the bars a little higher later on, I can flip the stem. A little long-term built in adjustability. And yup, that's the longest HT I've had but they measured me six ways til Sunday and that's what came out. Looking forward to that first ride. Snowing hard right now!
jrt1045

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01/27/2014 12:23 PM
Nothing like brushed ti, nothing to scratch

Nice choice
longslowdistance

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01/27/2014 12:34 PM
Hey CK, regarding thinline's choice of gear for the pic:
He lives by Appalachian Gap, which is a very, very steep climb over the spine of the Green Mountains. When I saw that low gear my thought was " whoa, that's one tough dude".
79pmooney

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01/27/2014 12:41 PM
A second to jrt1045. I rode my ti fixie yesterday 70 miles to and around Hagg Lake. I knew this was going to be a long day and it was dry so I took off the fenders. The road around the lake which is nestled into the Coastal range was in places wet with melting snow/very heavy frost and much of it had been sanded. Bike got put away wet. Love that I can quickly bring it to nice levels of clean with just a rag. Don't even need water if the temps drop. (My painted bikes sometimes go for a month or more with dirt and grime on them, waiting for the hose to get turned on.)

Brushed ti bikes also do an excellent job of NOT highlighting the dirt on it, masquerading as "clean" when actually filthy.

Ben
ChinookPass

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01/27/2014 01:06 PM
enjoy that new Seven! We used to joke (15 yrs ago) that the name came from the price in thousand$. Now I'm betting that is close if not more.

I'm curious to hear how those HEDs feel, esp compared to Ksyriums. I've always felt the Ksyriums were pretty harsh but have been so bulletproof for me I haven't switched to anything else. I'll probably be pulling the trigger on something in a few weeks so the Vt roads may not be melted out enough. I'm trying to decide if I should put the real money in the wheels or in Ultegra Di2. or both! Are you going to try running those tubeless?

congrats!
thinline

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01/27/2014 04:01 PM
Chinook,

I got the clincher version of the Ardennes CR. It will be a while yet before I get to try 'em out. Hopefully, we'll get some decent snow so I can play on my skis and snowshoes until spring. I have also been on Ksyriums for a while now and the things are tough as nails in my experience. A good thing with the VT roads being pretty rough. They are taking a beating this winter with these thaw/freeze swings we keep getting. Frosy heaves and potholes galore. I do hear good things about the HED ride comfort, handling in corners and decreased rolling resistance due to the wider rim body.
Cosmic Kid

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01/28/2014 01:50 AM
Posted By Frederick Jones on 01/27/2014 12:34 PM
Hey CK, regarding thinline's choice of gear for the pic:
He lives by Appalachian Gap, which is a very, very steep climb over the spine of the Green Mountains. When I saw that low gear my thought was " whoa, that's one tough dude".

Nah.....He hasn't ridden it yet.....how could it have gone up the Gap?!?!?!! 



Seriously sweet rig, thinline.  Let us know how it rides!!


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

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01/28/2014 08:01 AM
The Gap, right now, I would strongly recommend a mountain bike! Huge cracks and potholes, major frost heaves. Places where you can bottomn out your car if you don't know what's around that corner!
Spud

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01/28/2014 11:03 AM
Sweet ride there! Maybe that Polar Vortex will move on so you can get out there an enjoy it.
Gonzo Cyclist

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02/02/2014 05:30 PM
that is a beauty!! Congrats!!
SideBySide

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02/03/2014 09:23 PM
Sweeet!
Ron

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02/07/2014 07:33 PM
Ha, that head tube is about as long as my TT!

Nice bike! Enjoy it! I actually know an odd number of local dudes who ride Sevens.


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