The Journey to Titanium came to a close a few hours ago when I took delivery of the new bike.
It is still as thrilling as I thought it would be. I now have One Bike: Mine.
Zac sent me an email on Monday to let me know the bike was in. I was a little surprised, since the Seven website had shown my frame still in finishing last week, and I thought the ship date would be 10/2. Zac said it would take a solid week to arrive, but it was clearly ahead of schedule. I had already gotten the Neuvation wheels I wanted, so we were all ready to go. The only hitch was I needed to get those wheels to Zac for the setup. He good naturedly made an evening appointment for me so I could bring him the new wheels and we'd set the whole bike up at once. The stock Shimano wheels that came with the bike are still brand new. It took less than an hour, complete with mounting the Garmin 705.
I can't wait to get it on the road. We had it on the trainer, and I can see the fit is perfect. The new saddle will need to wear in a bit to be exact, and I will need to get used to SRAMs double tap shifting system. The bars fit perfect, and the reach adjustment on the levers put them right on my fingers. Kinda like the bike was made to fit me. The top tube decal tells the story: Owner/Pilot: R.A.Glover "80"
So now I have my Dream Bike. Now for the endless miles. The Journey begins anew. I'll let you know how it goes.