Birth announcement - mid life crisis bike

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Dougie
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Postby Dougie » 22 Nov 2011, 08:20

Douglas is pleased to advise that his better half (Endeavour Cycles - Gymea) has delivered a bouncing mid life crisis bike named "Sworks". "Sworks" weighs a nice 7kgs. Both father and "Sworks" doing well. Sworks is resting comfortably in bed with me. The Bride now lives in the kids room.




Frame: Specialized S-Works SL3 Roubaix
Cranks: S-Works Carbon Cranks
Chain rings: Mid compact chainrings 36/52
Gruppo: Full Ultegra Di2 Electronic Shifting - VERY COOL!
Wheels Set: (Currently loan wheels Dura Ace 7850 C24 cl) Mavic Krysium SL's (on the Boat somewhere delivery in a week and a half)
Tyres: Presently shod in Specialized Armadillos (not so sure about these will probably change to GP4000s)

Very happy Daddy!

(I had to sell a child to pay for it though)

I won't beat you but I will feel better loosing!

See you on the road

Douglas

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Postby Peter T » 22 Nov 2011, 11:07

Congrats Dougie. Looks a great rig. Should be perfect for TDU Adelaide.

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Postby Richard » 22 Nov 2011, 12:27

Dougie

Nice bike!

Never heard of mid-compact crankset before but it seems like a great idea. I wish the compact on my Roubaix had a 52.

Richard

othy
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Postby othy » 22 Nov 2011, 13:20

Great bike. You're not going to want to give those loan wheels back..

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jermxx
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Postby jermxx » 24 Nov 2011, 10:26

Is this the real reason you got it Dougie?


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Postby mikesbytes » 24 Nov 2011, 13:06


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Postby Richard » 24 Nov 2011, 13:21

For the Alpine 250 I would love either a 52/30!!

One for going down really fast / the other for endlessly going up, up up

I doubt a front derailleur could ever do a 22 single jump

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Postby Richard » 24 Nov 2011, 13:24

DHBC Brains trust

Can you swap out the 50 on a 50/34 compact and make it a 52/34? Is this too big a jump for the FD?

Alternatively for a ride like the Alpine 250 could you swap out the 34 to make a 50/30?

I am riding 6600 series Ultegra

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Postby mikesbytes » 24 Nov 2011, 14:33

Richard, why not just keep your 50/34 and change the cassette?

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Postby Richard » 29 Nov 2011, 19:08

Mike

I wont be changing anything - just interested if it was possible


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