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Old 01-22-22, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
This should tell you how I spent MY evening.
Today was the shakedown cruise - 23 miles. I remembered why I kept the 7410 group on the Ritchey for so long - it's good s**t!

I'm realizing that Titanium really does 'ring' like a bell. Chain slap, shifting to smaller cogs, etc. just make it go *PING!* A really rough road makes it sound like a pinball machine. So I named it Pinball Wizard, or Wizard, for short.

The fit, with the Highway One bars and the STIs is great. Shifting from hoods or drops is easy, with no reach or twisting - the biggest problem with the First Generation Ergopower levers is shifting from the drops. The seocond biggest problem is they're UGLY!! Shimano spent a bit of time optimizing the ergonomics of the first STIs before they were introduced and you can feel it! The 7410 crankset has a nice narrow Q factor, so I don't feel 'duckfooted' like I did with the Racing T.

Overall, the bike is a joy now! I can't wait for tomorrow's long ride!
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