Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bike Arrived...

Showed up at 10:30 this morning. The FedEx guy actually woke me up. I wasn't expecting it that early. I went back to sleep after it showed up and then I put it together when I got up. Didn't take very long. The hardest part for me was the pedals, and that was only because I didn't know that the one side pedal would be reverse threaded, so I spent a fair amount of time trying to screw it in the "right" way. Oh well, live and learn...

Here's some pictures of it after I got it built. The lighting in the basement isn't very good, and my camera wanted to take pictures with no flash. Unfortunately, even with the flash the one of the whole bike didn't come out too well.

I really like the way it looks. I didn't notice in the pictures online that the spokes were white also. I thought it was only the rims themselves. With the white spokes I think the wheels look really cool.

I also like the way the seat and seat tube look. They've got a pretty cool design going on with them.

The handlebars have a matching design, which makes the whole bike seem like one nice package instead of a bunch of parts thrown together.

I'm definitely glad I went with the color scheme that I got. I think it looks great. I'm actually not sure why I didn't like it at first. The more I looked at it, the more I realized I did like it. Great looking bike, no question about it.

I'm also impressed with the weight. People online suggest that it's a "heavy" bike. I guess those people must be riding much more expensive machines, because it weighs probably about half as much as the Giant I was riding weighs. It's a featherweight in comparison to that.

I was also really surprised that the drive train needed no adjustment out of the box. It shifts through all the gears flawlessly and quickly. I'll be keeping an eye on it as I break it in and adjusting if when needed, but it just kind of surprised me that it just worked out of the box.

Overall, really happy with the product. Can't wait for this dang snow to melt!!

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