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I've been lusting for a Niner for a long time, but a new road frame would be sweet.

post #1862 of 3472

Take a Salsa :) This one is absolutely rockin'..
 

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That Tricross is Sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Originally Posted by vpivinylspinner View Post

Two I picked up in the last week to get back in to riding.  Been a long time.

 

Niner Air9 Hardtail

 

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Specialized Tricross Elite Apex Cyclocross

 

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Ok, that's it! I'm taking my first ride of the year after lunch today.... and several false starts. rolleyes.gif Very nice pick up!

 

 

Update: 

 

Grand Day Out. So inspired by the pix above, I went out today for the first time since October (I think). And anywhere since last night's late night Haagen-Dazs binge (Dulce de Leche). biggrin.gif

 

As excited as I was, it was not meant to be. Warmed up for 12-15 minutes slowly riding up and down the block, so I could listen and look for early problems. With the legs warmed and nothing found.... he's off... approaching 0.75 miles and.... POW! Rear tire blew out. No patch, no spare, nobody left on, as we go into the bottom of the Ninth all tied up at 1 a piece between "The Hated Ones" & "The Blue Crew." (Giants/Dodgers)

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Edited by Silent One - 6/1/12 at 3:45pm
post #1865 of 3472

^ Try, try again...

 

 

I believe this 2011 Niner One was listed at about $1499 or $1599 last week. The bare frame is only $650. Not sure if there were any issues with the 2011 scandium, but I feel sick now for not snapping one up. It would have been major bling.

 

 

 

 

http://www.competitivecyclist.com/frame/2011-niner-one-9-sram-x9-single-speed-complete-bike-11381.html

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Thanks, pigmode. Just came back from the LBS with new tubes; patches. Just fixed flat. Goin' out at lunch Tuesday... can't wait! biggrin.gif

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Could not wait until today to ride, went out yesterday early evening. Though, it rained some and had not finished when I hit the streets, I wasn't going to let a few rain drops kill my opportunity. 

 

Went out for an easy hour and it felt really good... and no flats! wink.gif Yes, good times. But I quickly discovered a couple of things I can no longer do without riding some more. It has been months. I can no longer ride, look over my shoulder without veering clean across into oncoming traffic eek.gif and nearly got killed... a few times trying. And can no longer ride without hands on the bars... I wobbled dangerously, each time nearly kissing the pavement face first. It'll come.... along with the miles... another happy rider way out west. 

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^ There's loss of muscle memory where you've forgotten how to relax those muscles that allow the bike to maintain a straight line. Those muscles have probably gotten tighter from disuse, making it all the worse. As you say, nothing miles and more miles can't fix.

 

My latest toys. The helmet, a month old Aeon, is the most comfortable fit wise with the best ventilation I've had yet. It cost a bundle, is well worth it, and has raised the bar insofar as helmets are concerned. Never would have thought.

 

The S Works road shoes are one ride new, but show lots of promise. They are loads lighter than my Sidi 6.6 carbon, but the weight can barely be felt on the road. What can be felt is the stiffer carbon sole, and a complimentary shape that holds my foot more positively, and gentler. The connection to the pedal *feels* great. Will give it a thousand mi, and if they still impress, will buy another pair for back up. Hate the shiny look.

 

 

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Edited by pigmode - 6/6/12 at 4:15pm
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Originally Posted by pigmode View Post

^ There's loss of muscle memory where you've forgotten how to relax those muscles that allow the bike to maintain a straight line. Those muscles have probably gotten tighter from disuse, making it all the worse. As you say, nothing miles and more miles can't fix.

 

My latest toys. The helmet, a month old Aeon, is the most comfortable fit wise with the best ventilation I've had yet. It cost a bundle, is well worth it, and has raised the bar insofar as helmets are concerned. Never would have thought.

 

The S Works road shoes are one ride new, but show lots of promise. They are loads lighter than my Sidi 6.6 carbon, but the weight can barely be felt on the road. What can be felt is the stiffer carbon sole, and a complimentary shape that holds my foot more positively, and gentler. The connection to the pedal *feels* great. Will give it a thousand mi, and if they still impress, will buy another pair for back up. Hate the shiny look.

 

 

 

 

tongue_smile.gif I want that helmet! May have to go diggin' through the shoe box to see what tubes I can sell... right now!

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^ Fit is a key factor. The 3 others I tried didn't fit as well or were downright uncomfortable. I was lucky the helmet that fit best was among the lightest and most well ventilated. Ebay prices rock.

 

Plan to recheck MHR this afternoon.


Edited by pigmode - 6/7/12 at 11:17am
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I read that those shoes are really comfortable.  Dig the helmet too!  I'd really like to get some new shoes since I've ridden Sidi's forever and have an Ergo now.  I'd love to get the new Fizik's but hear they are not for the narrow foot which is me.  One day I'll have to go check them out.

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by pigmode View Post

^ There's loss of muscle memory where you've forgotten how to relax those muscles that allow the bike to maintain a straight line. Those muscles have probably gotten tighter from disuse, making it all the worse. As you say, nothing miles and more miles can't fix.

 

My latest toys. The helmet, a month old Aeon, is the most comfortable fit wise with the best ventilation I've had yet. It cost a bundle, is well worth it, and has raised the bar insofar as helmets are concerned. Never would have thought.

 

The S Works road shoes are one ride new, but show lots of promise. They are loads lighter than my Sidi 6.6 carbon, but the weight can barely be felt on the road. What can be felt is the stiffer carbon sole, and a complimentary shape that holds my foot more positively, and gentler. The connection to the pedal *feels* great. Will give it a thousand mi, and if they still impress, will buy another pair for back up. Hate the shiny look.

 

 

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Bought my first bike in over 10 years. Just gonna use it for exercise.normal_smile%20.gif

 

 

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Not sure if I even know how to ride one. tongue.gif

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Just about done gathering the parts for my first bike build.  Decided to build a full suspension Niner W.F.O. 9 (Fridge Green) on full Sram 2x10 X.0 drive train; Shimano XTR Trail Brakes, Fox 34 Talus 29, Niner carbon handlebars; Niner Alloy stem; Chris King BB, Headset and Hubs.  Just waiting for the frame as Niner is rather slow and they decided in the middle of my order to stop making a 135 rear triangle so I had to upgrade to the 142 and buy new rear axles for the Chris Kings.

 

Should be an interesting build just hoping for a smooth process with as few screw ups/surprises as possible.

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Finally going to be ordering my new bike this week hopefully.

 

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Rose Xeon Carbon CRS-5000

Campag Chorus 11 groupset

Mavic Cosmic Carbone SL wheelset

Conti GP4000s tyres

Selle Italia SLR XC seat

Rose RC-180S carbon seatpost

3T ARX Team stem

3T Ergonova Team carbon handlebars

fi'z:ik Microtex bar tape


Edited by shamrock134 - 6/27/12 at 7:20am
post #1875 of 3472

Oooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!  Nice bike...........

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