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InspectorGadget
07-06-2012, 03:06 PM
My 18 year old son has been doing triathlons for 2 or 3 years now and has enjoyed some success; he qualified for the age group national championships in Burlington, Vermont this coming August and we're going. He had been riding a 10 year old Specialized Allez Sport that started off as Mrs. Gadget's bike and has slowly been upgraded and converted to a tri bike over the last couple years.

A major upgrade was the purchase of Riders120's Felt B2 (http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=110555) frameset a couple weeks ago. After transferring everything over to the new frameset, I brought my son's new ride home last night.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8427/7515994384_29a04c8ed7.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22998272@N07/7515994384/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7263/7515993606_253f76ff21.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22998272@N07/7515993606/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7273/7515992862_fb8bdf86b0.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22998272@N07/7515992862/)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8430/7515992228_b240649a0b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22998272@N07/7515992228/)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8007/7515990206_9a2565b58d.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22998272@N07/7515990206/)

It's primarily Ultegra 9 speed with a couple Dura Ace pieces thrown in; Easton stem and wheels; Profile Designs bars and brake levers. She weighs 18.76 pounds as shown in the photos.

Riders120, my son and I thank you!

Jaq
07-06-2012, 03:24 PM
May it carry him to many, many victories.

gomango
07-06-2012, 03:27 PM
Congrats to your son.

They are great bicycles, aren't they!

My wife raced on a Felt b2 until this year.

She really loved the bike, as she felt she was never limited by the machine.

Her average speed went up by 1 full mph right after we picked up the bike for her.

Placebo or the bike?

Didn't matter, as she thought she would be faster, so she was.

Good luck to your son.

fourflys
07-06-2012, 03:28 PM
Looks like a significant upgrade! Good luck to your son!

azrider
07-06-2012, 03:55 PM
May it carry him to many, many victories.

+100

get em some faster wheels ;)

keep us posted on his results!

InspectorGadget
07-06-2012, 04:17 PM
get em some faster wheels ;)

The EA-50s are new, but faster wheels are on the list. I will probably rent some serious race wheels for Nationals.

slidey
07-06-2012, 07:25 PM
Great ring to this post :)

Hope your son has a lot of fun on the bike! :banana:

djg21
07-06-2012, 09:03 PM
Great ring to this post :)

Hope your son has a lot of fun on the bike! :banana:

I was in Burlington today visiting (UVM alum) and dropped by the BikeRack on State St. It had some zipp 808 demo/rental wheels if you want to avoid transporting gear.

jlwdm
07-06-2012, 09:20 PM
Congratulations to your son and great job supporting him.

Jeff

choke
07-06-2012, 10:32 PM
Very cool. Congrats to your son and best of luck to him in VT. :hello:

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jghall
07-07-2012, 07:11 AM
Sweet ride. And good luck to your son.

Enjoy the times and memories spent and shared together.