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Yet Another Baby Blue Toothless Bike!

I haven't ridden the bike yet. Today is the day. Pre-ride, I keep thinking "I'm not worthy...I'm not worthy".

(Of course, I couldn't get my 1973 Aero-X water bottle cage to fit on the frame, and that caused me to DNS the KTR, and that in turn caused me to mount my saddle too far forward on the rails, and also to get riser bars with - gasp! - spacers. But maybe, just maybe, some these things might get adjusted after I ride the thing a time or two...)
 

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the cool nerd
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oohhhhh....nice......

Are you going to come up to CB and hand me water bottles filled with beer this weekend?
 

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W00t! I don't know why Walt even bothers with other colors. :thumbsup:
 

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rapwithtom said:
(Of course, I couldn't get my 1973 Aero-X water bottle cage to fit on the frame, and that caused me to DNS the KTR, and that in turn caused me to mount my saddle too far forward on the rails, and also to get riser bars with - gasp! - spacers. But maybe, just maybe, some these things might get adjusted after I ride the thing a time or two...)
Is there some sort of inside joke in there?

So... Laramie?
 

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Debaser said:
Is there some sort of inside joke in there?
Yah, a few in fact. But it's not very "inside" if you read about other WW's in the 29er forum, where i meant to post this.

(Mods, please move this to 29er forum)

re: Laramie: well I've had a hell of a couple of weeks, but as of now, Laramie is an affirmative, although lack of bike time means it will hurt (and for many hours).
 

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rapwithtom said:
Yet Another Baby Blue Toothless Bike!
(Of course, I couldn't get my 1973 Aero-X water bottle cage to fit on the frame, and that caused me to DNS the KTR, and that in turn caused me to mount my saddle too far forward on the rails, and also to get riser bars with - gasp! - spacers. But maybe, just maybe, some these things might get adjusted after I ride the thing a time or two...)
Its good that you know about your seat, bars, and h2o cage, but dude! your brake cables are embarrasing, that dude in your first pic is missing a tooth and to top it off you took a picture of THE WRONG SIDE OF THE BIKE!!!! and ho humm another blue ww!!! (totally sarcastic post btw in case the internet doesn't show my sarcasm) Love the bike.
 

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dirty hippy mountainbiker
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That's hardly baby blue. More like little prepubescent boy blue. Or tomgirl doesn't know she's not into guys yet blue.

-M
 

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Nice!

God dam thats a nice looking bike Tom! Curious to see how you like needing a few more watts to turn them big wheels.... especially with one leg!

Ha. If I were to build one up - that looks pretty similar to the way I would build one up, except for that thing hanging off the rear drive-side dropout with those other things attached to it that run up to the bars. Damn fine ride!

glen(runs back to the safety of the Passion Board!)
 

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Ahhh, another geared 29er with front suspension. That's what I'm talking about. Very nice. :thumbsup:
 

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wooglin said:
W00t! I don't know why Walt even bothers with other colors. :thumbsup:
I saw a green frame that I quite like and the orange is cool too...
 

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wolfy said:
That's hardly baby blue. More like little prepubescent boy blue. Or tomgirl doesn't know she's not into guys yet blue.

-M
lol, true enough!
 

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glenzx said:
God dam thats a nice looking bike Tom! Curious to see how you like needing a few more watts to turn them big wheels.... especially with one leg!

Ha. If I were to build one up - that looks pretty similar to the way I would build one up, except for that thing hanging off the rear drive-side dropout with those other things attached to it that run up to the bars. Damn fine ride!

glen(runs back to the safety of the Passion Board!)
Well...I (read: my knees) are too damn old for a SS, me thinks...

On my first ride yesterday, I noticed it seemed a little harder to pedal, but then again the wheel circumference is 10% greater so perhaps I was going 10% faster than normal. I dunno, I didn't have a speedo and I wasn't timing anything. So I believe your statement about a few more watts might be accurate, but I am not convinced.

I did notice that I not only easily cleaned some stuff that sometimes gives me troubles, but that also I didn't need to always find the easy line through tricky stuff. I sort of thought that it made all the obstacles seem 10% smaller. I don't know if that's real or imagined, but it doesn't really matter.

I also went to longer cranks (180mm) so there are a lot of things different about this bike than what I am used to.

Lastly, for the hell of it, I was trying some nice big comfort bike foam grips. It seemed like a good idea until when, at high speed, my hands failed to maintain grip, whereupon I crashed hard! So, I need a little dialing in still...

I also tried about SRAM shifters/rear derailleur, not sure I'm crazy about those.

All in all, this bike made technical things easier but also spanked my stupidity...I can only say, "thank you sir, may I have another?"
 

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pisgahproductions said:
Looks great! Are the downtube stickers white or silver?
They're actually gold, though it doesn't show well in the photos. The gold goes well on the blue.
 

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one1spede said:
Nice build, can't go wrong with a Walt!
Yah, working with Walt is a pleasure!
 
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