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  1. #1
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    BikerZ's Seven - actual photos!

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    I love, love, love this bike!

    On the rides this last weekend, I wasn't scooting all over the place trying to get comfortable on the saddle - in fact, I now know what all you people mean when you say "the saddle disappeared". Wow. That what the proper fit can do - I am finally in the right position relative to the saddle and pedals.

    The bartape is exactly the color I wanted (Fizik). It's not quite a "cushy" as what I had before, but hasn't bothered me so far. The bars are a little lower than on the Specialized Sequoia, but I feel pretty comfortable there, and that has been the general trend for me.

    Chris at Robinson Wheelworks (my LBS) did a great job getting the fit specs and building up the bike - I am as pleased as can be!

    It took me a while to get photos I liked of the bike, but here they are:

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    Keep calm and carry on...

  2. #2
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    very cool cassette! you'll have to keep that baby clean!
    Mimi Team TE BIANCHISTA
    for six tanks of gas you could have bought a bike.

  3. #3
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    Mimi, I know - it may never look this good again!

    And this photo got missed:

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    Keep calm and carry on...

  4. #4
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    Wowee! Lookee that thing! Hot!

    Now that you are reporting success with saddle comfort, may I say "told you so!"

    PS -- MelissaM, good job at pushing her.
    Frends know gud humors when dey is hear it. ~ Da Crockydiles of ZZE.

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by SadieKate
    Now that you are reporting success with saddle comfort, may I say "told you so!"
    Yes, you may!
    Keep calm and carry on...

  6. #6
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    Talking Yeah for bikerz!

    Quote Originally Posted by bikerz View Post
    I love, love, love this bike!
    I'm soooo glad!

    While talking with you, I always got the impression that you LOVED cycling but didn't LOVE your (old) bike. Congratulations! And I'm glad you didn't settle on something else, you got exactly the bike you would love! Yeah!!!
    Bork Bork, Hork Hork!!

  7. #7
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    Oh that's just excellent!
    Sarah

    When it's easy, ride hard; when it's hard, ride easy.


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  8. #8
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    DROOL........

    Beautiful bike. What is your gearing? How come XTR derailleur? Do you have a weight for the complete build?

    Just curious...

    EDIT: Just read all about it on the other thread. Still interested in the weight of the bike, but I know about the gearing now. Guess you want to go climb some serious hills!!!
    Last edited by rij73; 05-30-2007 at 09:12 AM.

  9. #9
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    Wow, that's just...gorgeous!

  10. #10
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    Very nice. Many happy miles ahead for you.

    What were those handlebars again??

    Is that front wheel a 650, or does the angle of the picture just make it look smaller than the rear?

    Oh...and what's the range on the cassette? With a 24 low up front, it looks like you'd be able to scale the Alps while seated with that bike! Kewl!!!

    Congrats again....
    Last edited by 7rider; 05-30-2007 at 09:19 AM.
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  11. #11
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    Wow, your bike is beautiful. Looks slinky fast and comfy.

  12. #12
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    Thanks, everyone for all your kind comments! It's a whole new thing having a bike I love!

    Quote Originally Posted by rij73 View Post
    Do you have a weight for the complete build?
    The complete build is 19 pounds, more or less * (that's without water bottles and seat bag). My old bike was 22 pounds, same wheels and basically same components , so I think a good part of the difference must be in the frame itself. The Seven site says this frame weighs 3.2 lbs.

    Yes, the hills around here can be serious, and the gearing is what lets me ride (veeerrryyy slowly) up them, rather than walk!

    Quote Originally Posted by Regina
    What were those handlebars again??
    Salsa "Short and Shallow" (like me! )

    Quote Originally Posted by Regina
    Is that front wheel a 650, or does the angle of the picture just make it look smaller than the rear?
    No, they're both 700s - it just a strange angle.

    Quote Originally Posted by Regina
    Oh...and what's the range on the cassette? With a 24 low up front, it looks like you'd be able to scale the Alps while seated with that bike! Kewl!!!
    The Alps! No, they just help this heavy rider get up the Bay Area hills! The range of the gearing is great - 11-34 in back and 24-38-52 in front, and I've got everything from 2.6 mph going up (that takes some serious balance skills, let me tell ya!) and 40+ mph going down! This is the range I had on my old bike, and I think it is just the ticket for me.



    * weighed by getting a friend to stand on the bathroom scale, with and without the bike! Probably not scientifically accurate!
    Keep calm and carry on...

  13. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerz View Post

    * weighed by getting a friend to stand on the bathroom scale, with and without the bike! Probably not scientifically accurate!
    Heck, that's the way I weigh our bikes! 19lbs is the same as my husband's Specialized Roubaix all carbon! Now I'm even more jealous! Build your bike with a flat bar and high-end grip shifters, and I'd be stealing it from you.

  14. #14
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    GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS BIKE!!!!!!
    Lisa
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    Wishing you much luck along with Safe and enjoyable riding miles. It's a beauty!!!

    ~ JoAnn

 

 

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