Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Happy Birthday to Me

Just ordered my new bike, it should arrive just in time for my birthday. The bike will look similar to the one pictured above, full Campy Record, with Campy Neutron wheels, and speedplay X-1 pedals (nach).

I test road a BMC Pro Machine SLC 01 on a whim, and didn't really expect to find a bike better than my current custom steel Cherry. I was just looking from something lighter that rode as well. I was supprised at just how well the BMC rode. The BMC felt alive and eager, very eager. I was riding a couple gears higher than I usually do on every part of my test ride. On the decent down Page Mill, I thought I was stuck in the small chainring, but I had in fact spun out my highest gear. Duuuuude!


Unknown said...

It is here! So far, just one short ride from the bike shop back to work. I'm still waiting on the wheels, so I'm riding on a set of loaners until they come in.

Unknown said...

The Campy wheels are in: Neutron Ultras. Woot! They are very sexy, especially the carbon hubs. The clearance between the frame (non-drive side chain stay) and the spokes is extremely tight: about 3mm. It is enough so that it will not hit, even under load, but required moving the speed and cadence pickup to be out of the way.