Sunday, February 25, 2007

My New Wheels

13 Comments:

Anonymous hak said...

Nice looking set up!

hak

2:14 PM  
Blogger Steve S. said...

sexy wheels.

3:31 PM  
Anonymous neil said...

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4:42 PM  
Blogger Iron Pol said...

Very Slick looking!

6:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what is the bento box doing between your legs? And, are you carrying a backpack behind your seat? Your seat looks low and your chain ring is in the smaller ring, a no no on a bike picture. You also need to lower the stems.

Seriously, a lot of weight can be saved by reducing whatever you carry behind your seat. All you need is a tube, CO2, a small CO2 pump, two levers and a small tool. It could be a 1/3 of what you have there and save you as much as the wheels saved you. The bento needs to go in the front, it is also more aerodynamicly correct. I don't know about anybody eating on the bike by putting their hands between their legs? Also, start lowering the stems, speed will go up as a result of getting more aero.

Looks nice!

Jon

9:45 AM  
Blogger Mister P. said...

I am ALL about getting a good photo, so there are a lot of good observations there! The best one: not having the chain on the outer ring. I'll definitely change that next time.

I hate my Bento Box. When I had it up front, it would scrape and twist every time I turned the handlebars. Drove me crazy. Just something about this specific box on this specific bike that doesn't fit right. I need to get a new one.

There is a reason for the large pack: when I went to the Tour of California this weekend, I needed to pack my lunch, my cel phone, my camera, my lock, in addition to all of the standard bike-repair gear. I do have a smaller race pack when I'm looking to save on weight.

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

methinks somebody has been spending too much time on slowtwitch (ahem - jon!)!!!

-gerald (aka the weak link in the axis of evil)

3:42 PM  
Blogger theseamonster said...

As someone who flats in races and it's not a ride unless I flat once, maybe twice, I recommend carrying two tubes, exrtra C02 and a tiny pump. One time, my C02 just sprayed wildy into the air due to me not getting it attached to the stem. I had just enough air to roll down the hill to a bike shop... barely.

7:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh, I forgot, your apartment looks too clean. Don't have a cage on the seat tube, it is like brakes. Downtube is ok. Slowtwitch, what is that? Never heard about it...

Jon

12:06 AM  
Blogger Andra Sue said...

Love, love, love the squeaky whale! I have a sparkly hello kitty sticker on the top tube of my bike--if there had been a horn or bell available with similar style and panache? It would have been mine. These are the things that make us go faster. Forget about the weight of your saddle bag...

1:33 PM  
Blogger Iradoman said...

Dude.... you need a bike fitting... Also, there is a new bento box that you can mount over your stem (http://www.tri-zone.com/Details.html?cat=65&item=TNBST)..
No excuses any more time to get ready for an Ironman... :)
Andre (aka the other weak link in the axis of evil)

10:52 AM  
Blogger TRI Vortex said...

Finally, a picture that is really worth a thousand words...or is that dollors? I forget.

11:32 AM  
Anonymous The Runner said...

Yeah, but have you ridden it anytime lately?

11:53 PM  

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