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Questions about purchasing bicycles and parts

Postby Bluerider » Mon Jul 23, 2007 3:03 pm

8) thanks europa for posting the pic.....
moo I didn't expect to feel much difference without experience BUT I was happily proved wrong :lol:
Also had decided 105's be fine just make sure I get a good frame and the rest can be replaced in due course.
Damn I was impressed the smoothness the shifts with the Ultegra's and the carbon so yer I fell in love :D

Will give you my thoughts after a few rides.....
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by BNA » Mon Jul 23, 2007 3:58 pm

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Postby MichaelB » Mon Jul 23, 2007 3:58 pm

Bluerider wrote:Well just an update.....
I tested a few bikes over the weekend and took the plunge !
Firstly I wouldn't have been able to make it without some good advice here and importantly I found the shop I felt loved lol.....
I want to thank the owner Dave Whitbread of Cycleworld in Burwood here in Sydney.
Cool calm and nothing was out of his way to help ME make my decision.
I tested alloy framed bikes which felt great being a novice but once I tried a full carbon well that was me ! and the bike Felt Right !!
Importantly the timing with specials on with the Tour I ended up buying a FELT F5 YAY......
Thanks Dave I thought she would have been over my budget but you crunched the numbers better than I expected.
What a weapon and I can't wait to pick her up end of the week.

Again thanks guys.....


Bastard.. mumble, grumble bastard turd [envy]

Bugger, bloody aluminium frame, bugger bastard

Only 7,717km to go .......

Well done, and my daughter would have approved of the colour as well
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Postby sogood » Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:18 pm

MichaelB wrote:bloody aluminium frame

Alu isn't bad actually. Less worry in a crash.
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Postby mikesbytes » Mon Jul 23, 2007 5:30 pm

Alloy tends to have more lateral stiffness than steel
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Postby Bluerider » Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:39 pm

:D went and picked up the Felt late this afternoon....
Got the bike adjusted to suit and knew I needed the Extras :?
I had an old Shimano top and tights from long ago in the cupboard, top can used but the 'ol tights well lets say a few lbs appeared that I didn't have before :lol: so I needed the basics the smart man would think :roll:

Oh man how far can you go when you start from scratch :shock:
Have walked out with : tights,new winter long sleeve top,winter gloves,fingerless gloves,leg warmers,head band ear warmers,shoes..
Front and rear lights,pouch,2 x tubes,2 x levers,patchs,bike pump,garage pump,water bottle and holder,Keo pedals.... :shock: :shock: :cry: :lol:
Big big Thanks to Dave again (AT) Cycleworld, a absolute pleasure to do business with :D will recommend him to all and forever my LBS....

Got home after the eldest son soccer training and the rest of the clan came down to meet me once in the garage.
They all love the bike and my boys say can I ride it etc NO AND DON'T TOUCH OR SUFFER :evil: :lol: they know I'm anal about my car and the same will be with the bike ! they have their toys and these are Mine.

Well I had to test her didn't I (AT) 9.30pm :) , my street is a nice quiet coldasac so out I went, what a buzz, she feels fantastic and quick ! felt comfortable look forward to the weekend planned ride with a friend.
I know I will suffer badly by Sunday night (I still play soccer Saturdays) but am not bike fit obviously but no pain no gain !
Will get some piccies while on the road though with the mobile.
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Postby europa » Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:42 pm

Sad, sad. Another apparently normal man seduced by the cycle :D

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Postby Halfanewb » Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:34 am

Grats Bluerider thats a sweet bike mate :)

keep us posted about your adventures, its always inspirational to read a fellow riders experiences.

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Postby Bluerider » Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:00 am

europa wrote:Sad, sad. Another apparently normal man seduced by the cycle :D

Richard


Normal ?! my wife will beg to differ :shock: :lol:
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Postby Bluerider » Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:02 am

Imanewbie wrote:Grats Bluerider thats a sweet bike mate :)

keep us posted about your adventures, its always inspirational to read a fellow riders experiences.

-Paul


Thanks Paul, yes I'm pumped naturally the weekend can't come fast enough !
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Postby DrJ » Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:25 pm

Bling bling.
congrats on the purchase. I am seriously drooling now!

Do you mind my asking, how much you ended up paying for that beauty?
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Postby Bluerider » Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:04 pm

DrJ wrote:Bling bling.
congrats on the purchase. I am seriously drooling now!

Do you mind my asking, how much you ended up paying for that beauty?


Cheers DrJ, as for your question I'm sorry that is a doctor patient only matter.
Honestly too much but I won't worry about that once I'm 6'unda :wink:
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Postby MichaelB » Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:17 pm

DrJ wrote: Do you mind my asking, how much you ended up paying for that beauty?


RRP is $2799 - $2999

Lucky man to be able to spend that much on the bike alone
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Postby Bluerider » Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:57 pm

MichaelB wrote:
DrJ wrote: Do you mind my asking, how much you ended up paying for that beauty?


RRP is $2799 - $2999

Lucky man to be able to spend that much on the bike alone


Fancy paying that much for a bike :lol: this is why I couldn't say Cycleworld did a Fantastic package, as said highly recommend Sydney ppl talk to David W.

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Postby sogood » Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:02 pm

It's all too late. You've paid and so stop worrying about the expenses. Next is to make the investment pay for itself in the form of health benefits and enjoyment. Ride on! :D
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Postby Mulger bill » Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:33 pm

That's the way Bluerider, you'll be up to speed very soon (literally) :D

Now get out there and hammer her 8) (does she have a name yet?)

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