Yip Yip Yahoo!
A while back I posted to this list asking for advise on how to outfit a new
Dummy. The responses were great and much appreciated.
I also got a reply from Morgan advising that they had a near new Big
Dummy for sale at Cycle9.
It didn't take me long to decide that another way to approach this purchase
was to get a bike that was equipped a bit differently than I would have
preferred, at a nicely reduced price, and ride the thing. I've found that
integrating a pile of bike parts into a functioning bike can be a
painstaking process, and this would be a large pile. Purchasing a working bike
whole makes a lot of sense. If there turn out to be components that don't suit
my needs they can be dealt with as needed.
I should note that I have a pretty good grasp of bike mechanics,
tools, and a brother who owns a bike shop close by.
Anyway, FedEx dropped a rather large box of Dummy here last night at around
11:00 (those guys are working late this year). Today will be spent down in
the shop beating the parts into submission and hopefully tooling around on them
My initial impression is favorable. Looks like good, industrial grade
stuff. Definitely a lower cost/pound than my Raleigh Team bike or Cinelli
Super Course, although it's much higher than my Honda Odyssey.
Many Thanks to Elise and Morgan at Cycle9. I wish you well in your new
happy trails - Fat Rob