Got me a new ride!

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Duckwah, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. Duckwah

    Duckwah New Member

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    Just scored myself a new bike and thought i'd share it with everyone!

    After almost spending $300 to fix various problems on my Giant OCR 3 I decided to look for a decent second hand bike to tide me over until I can afford my dream bike (Orbea Orca).

    Anyway a few days on Ebay and I found this bike.

    Its an almost brand new FORT frame (aluminium with carbon seat stays and fork), Ambrosio sonar wheels (which i might swap for my trusty protons) and full 2003 Campag Centaur.

    In itself it would be nothing super special but instead of paying $3500 retail i picked it up for $1550 Aus and its only had 10 weeks of use!!!!

    I haven't had a chance to ride it yet but i'll be up for a ride tomorrow and hopefully i won't break my neck with the front brake connected to the left brake lever!.

    Anyway here is a picture of it
     
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  2. lokstah

    lokstah New Member

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    Cool deal, Duck. Looks like fun. The world needs more people on Centaur, anyways... it's a neat drivetrain that's often overlooked. If my Giant ever dies, I'll try and find a Centaur-equipped bike to back up my Klein.

    Happy riding! Let us know how it rolls!
     
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    Looks like a great bike. I like the way the cool paint job goes with the black wheels. Wish you many happy miles.
     
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    I agree that the Orca frame must be the sexiest piece of cycling equipment since Mario Cipollini started wearing zebra stripes.
     
  5. Duckwah

    Duckwah New Member

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    Ah....Ok..... Cipo is not my idea of sexy but what ever pushes your buttons

    Well after a couple of hard rides on the new bike i'm now even happier than when i picked the bike up for such a bargain price.

    1. Campag- WOW! the centaur stuff is super precise and smooth and i love having 10 close ratios. The ability to trim the front derailleur is also vey nice

    2. Carbon- Coming from a full aluminium bike i was pleasantly surprised how much the forks and seat stays damp out nasty road vibrations. All this despite a seat which feels like a piece of concrete for the first few minutes of a ride

    3. Stiff! this bike is so much stiffer than my old giant its not funny. I can feel more power going into forward motion with every pedal stroke

    4. The sound of silience- my old bike used to creak and the lack of noise is a welcome change!

    All up i'm very impressed with this bike!!!
     
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