Sunday, March 29, 2009

My new Shimano 7900 Dura-Ace Group

I took this picture the other night so we could send it to Felt. That's me, on my 2008 Felt FW1, holding up some parts from my new Shimano 7900 Dura-Ace group.

You may be wondering why a pregnant lady would have this brand new, top of the line, set of components for her bike... Although the idea of testing out the newest components is quite appealing they won't actually be on my bike until next season.

At this point I'm hoping you are utterly confused about this whole situation, you should be. If you'd like to place a guess on how all this came about do so before reading any further.

Felt Bicycles has set up a number of tutorials to teach it's dealers about their products. As incentive to complete these tutorials they have a drawing at the end of each month to win some great new gear. At the end of January I happen to be the lucky winner of a new Shimano 7900 Dura-Ace kit. Sweet!

Although I had an idea that I might be pregnant I didn't want to listen to the suggestions about selling my new kit for money. After all, I am a Garel and it wouldn't be right if I didn't want to have the coolest gadget. Besides, I'd just won it and things like that don't happen all the time.

So I ordered my kit, with my 165 cranks, knowing that I would probably keep it until next year before getting to fully enjoy it. It just didn't seem logical to install the new gear on a bike which will be sitting on the trainer most of the summer.

As a side note, I also have brand new hubs and spokes on my Zipp 404's. They are super light and the hubs are smooth as butter. The wheels probably won't see any tires until next year, just another little bit of gadget fun which I'll have ready to go when the time comes.


DCM Photography said...

I volunteer to get that gruppo broken in for you... :)