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    Wow, this thread has evolved to bike selling. I...

    Wow, this thread has evolved to bike selling.
    I felt a little sad to see Kuota go, but she's in a good home. DH was actually encouraging me to not sell her, but I don't need 3 road bikes.
    Hoping...
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    You will, Catrin. Maybe through people you know...

    You will, Catrin. Maybe through people you know at the gym or your mountain biking connections?
    I didn't have to do any work for this one. We went to a leader's party on Tuesday and DH just...
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    My Kuota is sold! It's going to a good home, to...

    My Kuota is sold!
    It's going to a good home, to someone who is very active, an AMC bike and hiking leader. She went out and rode it about 6 miles, including up and down my street and Strawberry...
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    I think I have my Kuota sold. A fellow AMC leader...

    I think I have my Kuota sold. A fellow AMC leader is coming over Sunday to test it out. I don't know her well, but she is the new-ish girlfriend of the guy I lead a lot of rides with. She is a little...
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    Yes, very comfortable. I just want to keep...

    Yes, very comfortable. I just want to keep testing the saddle. DH was at the auto parts store near the LBS, and took it upon himself to go in there, to report my saddle issues to the owner/fitter....
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    No pictures, no rides. I rode last Sunday, for 11...

    No pictures, no rides. I rode last Sunday, for 11 miles and that was the last ride outdoors. We had a warm day, but I was at work and even if I commuted, it would not have been on the Silque. Hoping...
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    Ace and Belmont are the same company. My son...

    Ace and Belmont are the same company.
    My son goes to Broadway Bicycle School for maintenance.
    I find that smaller shops usually are better, but only if it's not a super race oriented shop. Even...
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    Yup, do not go to Landry's, IBC, or Belmont...

    Yup, do not go to Landry's, IBC, or Belmont Wheelworks.
    The Cycle Loft in Burlington is good, too.
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    Pedal Power on Great Rd in Acton.

    Pedal Power on Great Rd in Acton.
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    I had a shim in my left cleat at one point.......

    I had a shim in my left cleat at one point.... one made by the former LBS and one made by DH (can't remember why I switched). It resulted in me not being able to clip in very easily. This was with my...
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    Yes, Murienn, I am uneven! Everything always...

    Yes, Murienn, I am uneven! Everything always wears on the left, my left hip is lower. And no, it is not on the inside. One thing, I did not have them put the saddle to the exact angle as my Falcon. I...
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    The Cape is pretty much open all year round now,...

    The Cape is pretty much open all year round now, especially places like Chatham. I went to a conference at the Chatham Bars Inn, around 2003 and the town was in definite celebratory mode. There are...
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    I love Eastham. Spent a wonderful 2 weeks there,...

    I love Eastham. Spent a wonderful 2 weeks there, the summer before I moved back to MA. A very good friend of mine has a second home in Orleans, but that is so crowded, mostly with very old people! I...
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    I spent every summer of my first 18 years in West...

    I spent every summer of my first 18 years in West Yarmouth. This was even after I moved away from MA. Then, when I moved back here, I did the same thing with my own kids, until they were in middle...
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    To ride?? Or are you talking about the fitting?...

    To ride?? Or are you talking about the fitting? There are Guru certified fitters in a lot of places. But, it's more the way they listened to me. That, I am afraid you have to ask around and get...
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    They basically stopped making the R700 short...

    They basically stopped making the R700 short reach brifters sometime in the last 3 years. Because of my new position and my short and shallow bars, I can reach the brakes OK. It is not as good as...
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    Nope, I did not end up with the zero offset seat...

    Nope, I did not end up with the zero offset seat post. I can't remember what they did, but it feels fine.
    When we were riding home, I felt like riding by and showing the "other" LBS my new...
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    Pretty much, except that the stem/bars are more...

    Pretty much, except that the stem/bars are more specific to me. And, of course, the components are 1-2 steps up and it has the inserts. But the geometry feel is the same. I think the wheel base might...
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    Got back from the maiden voyage about 45 minutes...

    Got back from the maiden voyage about 45 minutes ago.
    We intended to do some hills in Harvard, eat lunch at the General Store, and return home. But, we had made like 5 stops in the first 5 miles, so...
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    Yeah, I've heard the term Wilmas. It's not so...

    Yeah, I've heard the term Wilmas.
    It's not so much carrying water; I have some small bottles from my running belt that I could carry. It's more being able to access while riding. Since I am already...
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    No, I did not name it. It's a Silque, so I just...

    No, I did not name it. It's a Silque, so I just put the Ms. before the name. I will conveniently call it "my bike," or "the Trek" as opposed to "the Guru." Don't worry, I will never name a bike....
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    Ms. Silque has arrived

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    First ride will be tomorrow. Luckily, it will be a balmy 50-55 degrees.
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