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    Time XXS

    I have ordered a Time VXS in size XXS.
    Unfortunately I won't have a chance to test
    ride this bike before they cut the tube to fit me.
    I did test a Time Edge in size small and loved
    the handling and feel. I notice that the size XXS
    has more trail. I wonder how it will handle.
    Does anyone have one? Thanks.

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    I test rode a Time VXRS in a size XXS and it was a fine bike. Comfortable and quick handling, yet composed.

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    I got my Time VXS Translink size XXS yesterday and rode it for the first time.
    Just 30 miles with a fair number of hills. I'm no expert on bikes, but
    to me it seems absolutely wonderful. It climbs effortlessly and descends
    like a dream; eats up rough pavement like whipped cream, but feels
    lively and responsive. Handling seems excellent too, although the roads
    were a bit wet so I didn't push the corners. My other bikes, for reference:
    Raleigh Pro from the late seventies and LeMond Titanium from the early
    90's, (which I thought until now was very smooth and stable.)

    Thanks to those of you who gave me information about this bike
    which helped me decide, especially Il Sogno and Mapei Roida (you guys
    are married, right?)

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    Wink hi arthur..

    sorry for the late response..
    was offline of last couple of weeks

    setup for a bike is most important, i found it thru the hard way (forced to sell of my VXR 06 due to wrong sizing)

    current setup is XXS, with 90mm stem length - a dwarf setup i suppose
    my ULTEAM XXS rides fantastic..

    on the ULTEAM, i won't say it's ultrastiff, etc.
    as compared to my previous eddy merckx GX2/MXM - extremely stiff frameset but horrid ride
    fyi, i've ridden couple of framesets over the yrs, had TREK, E.M TEAM SC, E.M GX2, Italian steel(s), VXR

    the ULTEAM has a complete overall package.
    it's comfortable, yet forgiving.
    it's stiff when it should be (e.g during out of saddle climbs etc)

    the Translink seatpost looks sleek, but i doubt it's stiffer than the already stiff VXR module

    for TIME framesets, they offer an overall great ride.

    cheers to everyone..

    and for arthur, enjoy your new ride

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    Thanks very much. Here is an indelicate question.
    What are the last three digits of your serial number?
    Mine are S06---I'm supposed to have an '07 frame,
    and I wonder if the S06 means it's really an '06.

    Thanks in advance.

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    arthur..

    if i'm not mistaken, mine's 06.

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    You mean, serial number '06, but model year '07?

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    Wink

    hi arthur..

    mine ULTEAM is a yr 2006 model.
    and yes, the serial no. is S06 XXX something.

    anyway, check out the 2007 vs 2006 specs for TIME VXS.
    if it's really a 2007 model, but with S06 XXX serial no., it makes no difference.
    it's only numbering.

    reconfirm again with the bikeshop you purchase from.

    don't be upset over this issue ya..

    rgds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Ogus
    Thanks to those of you who gave me information about this bike
    which helped me decide, especially Il Sogno and Mapei Roida (you guys
    are married, right?)
    Yes we are. And you really need to post a pic.

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    Pictures of my bikes

    Here are pictures of two of my bikes: my Lemond Titanium (early 90's)
    and my new Time VSX. I didn't have a chance to prepare my Raleigh
    Pro (its front rim has no tire), which I don't ride much anymore.

    I've been on the Time twice now, the second time 55 miles.
    I'm even more impressed. I've never been so comfortable descending.

    Hope these pictures workTime XXS-lemond2.jpg

    Time XXS-time2.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Ogus
    Here are pictures of two of my bikes: my Lemond Titanium (early 90's)
    and my new Time VSX. I didn't have a chance to prepare my Raleigh
    Pro (its front rim has no tire), which I don't ride much anymore.

    I've been on the Time twice now, the second time 55 miles.
    I'm even more impressed. I've never been so comfortable descending.

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    Arthur. Beautiful bike. It looks like the classic definition of Grand Touring -- able to take you long distances extremely quickly and with great comfort. BTW, don't quote me on this, but I think the serial number relates to the year the frame was actually made, not a particular model year. Since 2007 is still a week away....
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    You get extra points for the sew ups.

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    Re the sewups: I have to confess that I have a set of Neutron clincher
    wheels on order. None of my friends ride sewups much anymore, so I'm
    feeling worried about long group rides with only one spare. But I will
    keep a set of sewup wheels for this bike too. The rear wheel you see
    in the picture was built for this bike; the front I took off the Lemond.
    I may get a new front wheel built with a sewup rim too. I'm just
    discovering new technology (Vittoria pitstop and Tufo sealant) which
    makes sewups easier to deal with.

    Mapie was correct about the serial number. Mine is an '07 model,
    and the '06 in the serial number refers to the year of production.
    There are minor differences in the logos, but that's all as far as I know.

    Thanks again to everyone. I couldn't be happier with this bike.

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    New Look of my Time

    In case anyone is still interested (Il sogno?)....I put up a new picture of my Time VXS on the Time/Other manufacturers forum. I have now logged enough miles on it to feel comfortable cutiing the steerer tube. Also my clinchers wheels with black rims
    and spokes arrived. The bike is now essentially finished. (I've also ordered a new
    front tubular wheel to match the tubular back wheel; earlier I was riding with an old tubular front wheel from the 90's.)

    You may recall my embarrassment with the Campagnolo Neutron wheels----I found it way to hard to change the tires on them, so sent them back. Now I'm using Mavic Open Pro rims; much easier. Maybe someday when by bicycle budget recovers I'll get a pair of fancy wheels....Hyperons would look terrific....but....

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