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  1. #1
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    She's here! My new Vita

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    The bike shop delivered this morning, and put on the new Charge saddle for me. I can't believe how fast, easy and light this bike is compared to my comfort and mountain bikes. It was a beautiful if very cold morning so I went straight out riding - a mile or so around the neighbourhood and then a six mile ride around the country lanes. And then another quick spin around the block to test out the new shopping pannier, albeit empty.

    Gorgeous. Gears are lovely, the geometry is perfect for me, the only thing that reminds me that I've been riding is the endorphins and a slight new-saddle tenderness to my nethers. Thank you for all the help on here, she's definitely the right bike for me.
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    Dawes Cambridge Mixte, Specialized Hardrock, Specialized Vita.

    mixedbabygreens My blog, which really isn't all about the bike.

  2. #2
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    Oct 2011
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    Indianapolis IN
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    Wow...that's a beautiful bike...congratulations!!!

  3. #3
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    Niice! Congratulations!
    At least I don't leave slime trails.
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    2009 Giant Avail 3 |Specialized Jett 143

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


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  4. #4
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    Dec 2011
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    Congratulations, that is a very nice bike!

  5. #5
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    Nice! I love the basket too.
    Trek Madone 4.7 WSD
    Cannondale Quick4
    1969 Schwinn Collegiate, original owner
    Terry Classic


    Richard Feynman: “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.”

  6. #6
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    Fantastic- beautiful. Enjoy!
    2016 Specialized Ruby Comp disc - Ruby Expert ti 155
    2010 Surly Long Haul Trucker - Jett 143

  7. #7
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    she's BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the turqouise detail on the saddle rails and the basket! SO cute!!! Are you going to add any more splashes of colour?
    Check out my running blog: www.turtlepacing.blogspot.com

    Cervelo P2C (tri bike)
    Bianchi Eros (commuter/touring road bike)

    1983 Motobecane mixte (commuter/errand bike)
    Cannondale F5 mountain bike

  8. #8
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    Concord, MA
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    I knew you would love it.
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    Specialized Oura

    2011 Guru Praemio
    Specialized Oura
    2017 Specialized Ariel Sport

  9. #9
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    Mar 2010
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    How sweet! And with the basket it makes me feel like taking a ride to the local farmers market for some produce.

  10. #10
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    Sep 2010
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    Whitmore Lake, Michigan
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    Beautiful! That bike looks like she's raring to go for a fast ride. Ride her in good health - many happy miles and smiles!

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    Schwinn Gateway unknown year
    Specalized Expedition Sport Low-Entry 2011

  11. #11
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    Sep 2011
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    Lovely new steed!
    2011 Trek WSD Madone 3.1
    Asama Luddite (cheap hybrid) 2008 or 2009
    Kuwahara Savage MTB - early 90s

  12. #12
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    Aug 2010
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    Wilts, UK
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    Thanks everyone! I showed her to the Mister tonight, and he was staggered by how light she was. I have to say that the future is looking short for my Marin, it's so heavy by comparison. The basket is a Basil bottle pannier, it just hooks on to the rear rack.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tri Girl View Post
    she's BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the turqouise detail on the saddle rails and the basket! SO cute!!! Are you going to add any more splashes of colour?
    Thank you! I am trying to find a flat bungee cord in either turquoise, bright blue or bright orange for the rear rack, but have been unsuccessfull so far. I'm going to look for some blue or orange wraparound lights too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Crankin View Post
    I knew you would love it.
    You were so right.

    It's going to take a while to get used to the extra speed. I keep getting to junctions far quicker than I expect, and in too high a gear
    Dawes Cambridge Mixte, Specialized Hardrock, Specialized Vita.

    mixedbabygreens My blog, which really isn't all about the bike.

  13. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by hebe View Post
    Thanks everyone! I showed her to the Mister tonight, and he was staggered by how light she was. I have to say that the future is looking short for my Marin, it's so heavy by comparison. The basket is a Basil bottle pannier, it just hooks on to the rear rack.


    Thank you! I am trying to find a flat bungee cord in either turquoise, bright blue or bright orange for the rear rack, but have been unsuccessfull so far. I'm going to look for some blue or orange wraparound lights too.


    You were so right.

    It's going to take a while to get used to the extra speed. I keep getting to junctions far quicker than I expect, and in too high a gear
    I have a hard time remembering to downshift at intersections...
    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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  14. #14
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    Nov 2011
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    Congratulations!!!

  15. #15
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    Congrats! It's a beauty!

 

 

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