New Madone 7.9



Freddy Merxury

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New 2013 Trek Madone 7.9
 

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alienator

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Very nice. You will need to emotionally prepare yourself, however, for the first scratch.
 

danfoz

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Originally Posted by alienator .

Very nice. You will need to emotionally prepare yourself, however, for the first scratch.
I was lucky enough to pick up one of the first '92 Kawi ZX-11's fresh off the line. When she toppled over accidentally while I was trying to put her on the center stand (I had no idea regarding proper technique) I got a bit emotional for about 5 minutes. After I got over it however I felt like I was able to really start stretching her legs.
 

alienator

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danfoz said:
I was lucky enough to pick up one of the first '92 Kawi ZX-11's fresh off the line. When she toppled over accidentally while I was trying to put her on the center stand (I had no idea regarding proper technique) I got a bit emotional for about 5 minutes. After I got over it however I felt like I was able to really start stretching her legs.
I bought a brand new Ducati 888 SPO and less than 24hrs later, my 80 y.o. landlord plowed into it in the driveway. I had left j it there as I only ran into the house quickly to get something. Then she argued for quite a while how there was no damage (there was a cracked fairing, mirror, and other things) and that her insurance didn't cover that sort of thing anyway.
 

danfoz

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Originally Posted by alienator .


I bought a brand new Ducati 888 SPO and less than 24hrs later, my 80 y.o. landlord plowed into it in the driveway. I had left j
it there as I only ran into the house quickly to get something. Then she argued for quite a while how there was no damage (there was a cracked fairing, mirror, and other things) and that her insurance didn't cover that sort of thing anyway.
Oh ****! Love the sound of that desmo twin, especiallty in the stratos of the rev range. I got to ride a 900SS for a day trip once, clipons were a little low and forward for the long haul we did but jeez that bike was sweet.

(apologies for the hijack Freddy)
 

danfoz

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How's the honeymoon coming along? What are the next upgrades, or is the bike settled for awhile?
 

Freddy Merxury

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I cut the steer tube, slapped my Selle San Marco Aspide carbon rail seat on. Zipp FC 404's.

Comes in at 14.2 with bottle cages, peddles and garmin.
 

danfoz

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Very nice, what tires are you running with those super sweet hoops?
 

danfoz

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V. Good choice, except for the mileage factor some of the best tires ever made imo. I didn't realize you got the tubbies, or are you referring to their "open" tubulars?
 

alienator

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FC404's are a very nice choice. I agree with danfoz re: the mileage you can expect out of those tires, which is to say not much. The same goes for their puncture resistance.
 

Freddy Merxury

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There just for racing. I also put a can of pit stop in each tire which has helped the puncture resistance a lot.

My everyday wheels are stan's notube alpha ZTR 140 or whatever 32, 32 with Hutchinson Atom tires and bontager sealant. wheels weigh about 1350 and never flat.