Sunday, December 21, 2008

orbea onix

after the beautiful cross bike left (a moment of silence.....), i was in need of a road bike. i've always admired the orbea onix for it's low price and nice content, so i bought one. it's the cheapest road bike i have bought in 15 years, i think. it's only seen the trainer up until yesterday. i put in about 30 miles before my toes froze, but it was a nice change from all the off roading and trainer miles.
because it was so cheap, and i made such a good decision, i decided to botch it all up and put money into it. it now sports ultegra sl and the most beautiful cranks, the dura ace 7410's. i looked on ebay for a month to find some 175's in good condition. no luck. then i chanced upon a pair in the decatur craig's list for $50. they appear to have hardly any miles. pay no attention to my rusty 8mm bolt! i've always admired these cranks and the fact that they still shift so good even with 10-speed stuff is a plus. next stop, new powertap.

5 comments:

bikes, bugs, and bones said...

I agree - that's a beautiful crankset! ted

Mitch the Masher said...

I happen to have a never used set of Ti bolts for them there cranks!

Chris said...

I like that frame. It's probably a 54 too huh?


I wanna know where that white cross bike is.

Dan Schmatz said...

I still ride the 9 speed big ring. In fact I have never ridden a 10 speed big ring for more than a few seconds. You may see some problems with the chain wanting to ride on top of the small ring when going from the big to small. Slap a 10 sped 39 and you are good to go. (or a 38 like me)

TK said...

thanks, ted. chris, the cross bike found a good home. mitch, the bolts are MINE! dan, i like the 38, too. i will probably go that route.