Friday, December 19, 2008

NTEP, the finale

Finally huh?

When we last left our hero, he was standing in the driveway in a combination of horror and disbelief about destroying his road bike. What to do... what to do? Well it turns out this story has a silver lining. About 3 weeks prior to said incident I had become officially fed up with the poor fit of my road bike and the fact that there was effectively nothing more that could be done. Even with the custom fork, there was just something about the overall setup that wasn't right and I had been getting very uncomfortable on anything more than an hour. Well I had been sitting on part of a bonus from work and my wife graciously agreed to let me go for broke and order... wait for it... my Seven that I had always wanted. So once I was able to speak again, I made a call to the shop and told them what happened. Then I asked if anything could be done to expedite the build. I got a call back that I'd have my new steed within 3 days. So lady and gentleman, meet my silver lining:

A picture taken in my poorly lit garage really doesn't do it justice. Some sunny day I have to do a proper photo shoot.

See... good thing I split that post up... it only took me like 3 months to finish it.

8 comments:

Scott Sweeney said...

She's a beauty...but is it the angle of the photo or is the headtube actually longer than fork blades? That just can't be, can it?

trackrich said...

The headtube is pretty effing long (26.9cm), plus I've got like a 40mm spacer in there. That's an Alpha Q fork with a 400mm double-thick carbon steerer... only people who make it.

Colin R said...

HOLY CRAP THAT IS A BIG EFFIN BIKE!!

badbrad said...

thats the funniest thing i have evar seen

trackrich said...

It's actually a touch smaller than my cross bike...

And Brad you're a liar... I'm positive that some picture of Mullen passed out at a CU party was way funnier...

Dmullen said...

Check and mate. http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v1124/165/23/10238126/n10238126_40935328_3795.jpg

gewilli said...

you officially suck donkey balls...

trackrich said...

It's underrated G... you should try it.

You should have bought the guerch... it went for cheap on flea-bay.