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  1. #1
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    Smile I can finally change my signature line!

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    ...and remove the "waiting for" BMC SLX01 from the list

    After only ten months since the day I ordered it... the BMC frame finally arrived to the shop on Monday evening. I built it up the next evening and tried it out on the road yesterday.
    It was definitely worth the wait! It's the stiffest and most stable bicycle I've ever ridden so far. And yes, it's the Swiss team edition so I confess to getting a bit 'happy' with the red and white...
    A special thank you thank you THANK YOU to RunningMommy for the advice and patience while I was waiting for the frame to show up...
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    2005 Bianchi 928C L'Una RC
    2010 BMC SLX01 racemaster
    2008 BMC TT03 Time Machine
    Campy Record and SSM Aspide naked carbon on all bikes

  2. #2
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    That is gorgeous - I have bike envy

  3. #3
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    Wow!
    Each day is a gift, that's why it is called the present.

  4. #4
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    Nice!

    On a separate note, I noticed your handlebars and several of the riders on my Sat group rides have their handlebars angled down where the hoods look like they almost point forward? What is the benefit or fit change that makes? I have mine set the way the LBS set them where the hoods point straight up and the handle bars are flat. Just curious..

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by TxDoc View Post
    ... the BMC frame finally arrived to the shop on Monday evening....
    That is just B E A U T I F U L!!! So sleek and sexy and ready to jump off the pavement. You will be hard to capture on film as you go by in a blur.

  6. #6
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    Wow...that is sharp!
    Specialized Amira Expert WSD, Ruby Expert
    Trek Madone 5.2 WSD, Bontrager Affinity 2 WSD
    Trek Madone 4.5 WSD, Bontrager Affinity 1 WSD

  7. #7
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    Oh. My.
    Speed comes from what you put behind you. - Judi Ketteler

  8. #8
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    Very nice. Of course, I'm a sucker for red/black/white bikes.
    At least I don't leave slime trails.
    http://wholecog.wordpress.com/

    2009 Giant Avail 3 |Specialized Jett 143

    2013 Charge Filter Apex| Specialized Jett 143
    1996(?) Giant Iguana 630|Specialized Riva


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  9. #9
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    Gorgeous Bike!! That saddle looks paper thin, simply divine.
    Specialized Ruby/Selle Italia Flow
    1991 Specialized Sirrus, steel frame
    Dahon Eco C7
    Surly Long Haul Trucker/Terry Fly RS
    Trident TWIG Recumbent


  10. #10
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    Wowy wow wow

  11. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenniferh View Post
    On a separate note, I noticed your handlebars and several of the riders on my Sat group rides have their handlebars angled down where the hoods look like they almost point forward? What is the benefit or fit change that makes? I have mine set the way the LBS set them where the hoods point straight up and the handle bars are flat. Just curious..
    Well, in this case there is no choice on the angle because the handlebar is integrated with the stem so the angle is fixed (see the picture from the build).
    BUT, yes, I tend to angle flat tops slightly downwards - mostly because of aerodynamics. That way on the flats I can rest my forearms on the flat tops and just time trial.
    Not sure about what makes other people chose to set handlebars that way though...
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    2005 Bianchi 928C L'Una RC
    2010 BMC SLX01 racemaster
    2008 BMC TT03 Time Machine
    Campy Record and SSM Aspide naked carbon on all bikes

  12. #12
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    Feb 2008
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    I feel faster just looking at that bike.
    Sit bones = ~135 mm, saddles that work ~ 155cm/6.1 in wide
    2003 da Vinci (custom road/all-rounder)/Terry Butterfly Ti
    1994 Gary Fisher Nirvana (vintage MTB/commuter)/Terry Butterfly Chromoly
    1991 Terry Symmetry (NOS frame/fork, project in progress)
    1973 Raleigh Super Course (project in progress)

  13. #13
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    Total Bike Envy here, too!
    laurie

    Brand New Orbea Diva | Pink | Specialized Ruby
    2005 Trek Madone Road | Pink | Ruby
    1998 Trek 5200 Road | Blue | Specialized Jett
    ???? Litespeed Catalyst Road | Silver | Terry Firefly

  14. #14
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    Gorgeous!!! Enjoy!!
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    Luna Eclipse/Selle Italia Lady
    Surly Pacer/Terry Butterfly
    Quintana Roo Cd01/Koobi Stratus
    1981 Schwinn Le Tour Tourist
    Jamis Coda Femme

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
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    Beautiful bike!

    I love my BMC. I hope you have a blast with yours!
    2009 BMC Road Racer SL 01 / Specialized Ruby 155
    2007 LeMond Reno / Luna Chix Team Saddle
    1980-something Lotus Odyssey / Brooks Finesse
    1992 Bridgestone RB-2 / Brooks B-17 Imperial
    Nada Bike singlespeed / Brooks Team Pro in white

 

 

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