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    Talking Pride moment: Mah new bike

    Ok. I have to puff out in pride at my new bike. I've been waiting 10 weeks for this custom build, custom paint job bike (made by Gunnar Bikes). So, here are -- FINALLY -- the pictures of my new custom Gunnar Rock Tour. My "test" ride ended up being a tour around Lake Simcoe (700+KM), which is where I've been for the last week or so.





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    Congratulations, MsM.....................

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    That is a truly sweet touring ride. Looks very comfortable. How's the gear action? Smooth as I expect?
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    Yeah. Very smooth on the gearing. This bike has what is known as "Brifters" (combo brake/shifter setup). As I shift I can even move the chain a "smidgen" so it doesn't rub against the derailleurs (known as "trimming"). This bike uses Shimano 105 (racing components) for the front and Shimano LX (mountain bike components) for the rear. I'll eventually switch to XT which is the stronger version of the MTB components and can take quite the beating..
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    Sweet. Now where're you going to mount the cd player and pa system, and the rack for your laptop and satlink?
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    I knew I saw you in the Tour de France today!

    Congratulations... bike looks nicie

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    Great Ride there MSM. Outstanding quality and paint!

    I'd only make one recommendation, if I may? Stick a H & L 127 cubic inch Gladiator right smack dab in the middle of it. Might need to beef up the rear frame just a scoosh..... j/k

    Hope it brings you many miles of enjoyment!

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    Congratulations msmittens, being a rider myself i know it feels to have a bike just the way you like it. congrates again
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    Re: Pride moment: Mah new bike

    Originally posted here by MsMittens
    Ok. I have to puff out in pride at my new bike. I've been waiting 10 weeks for this custom build, custom paint job bike
    Sorry MsM, but to me a bike's a bike Obviously not so to bikey people. Now if I had been waiting 10 weeks for a custom build, custom paint job drum kit, that would be worth waiting for, I too would be puffing out, not only with pride, but at my age with sheer exhaustion

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