my new Argon 18 Gallium Pro 2012

by quango2008   February 13, 2012  

Hi Guys,

well my frame arrived from http://www.bikeleasingcompany.com today..got it all built up..tell me what you think Smile

Gallium pro 2012 in medium
Full dura ace Di2, compact chain set and 11/23 cassette
DA 7900 c50 clinchers
Veloflex Corsa 22 tyres
3T Ergonova team bars, stem in 100mm and seat post (changing this all to Zipp or Pro parts though)
fizik team garmin edition (changing this to something black soon)
lizard skin DSP tape
speedplay titanium pedals
nokon brake cables (awesome!)
weight...now 6.41









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Drooling
I am speachless - what a gorgeous machine. I have to say I think that bike looks 'better' than anything in the TDF stable......... Dumbstruck (and extremely envious) Porn on two wheels. Tissues please.
Well done with the choice.

Trikeman. Wink

Grunt, puff, pant and groan goes the old man - but he gets there in the end. ;o)

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posted by trikeman [386 posts]
13th February 2012 - 21:56

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looks ok, what thats got to easily be 23-24 lb, how many gears you got mate,

very nice machine

posted by russyparkin [578 posts]
13th February 2012 - 22:08

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Nice doesn't really cover it… always wanted to get one of those in on test. In a 54

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4159 posts]
13th February 2012 - 22:16

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russyparkin wrote:
looks ok, what thats got to easily be 23-24 lb, how many gears you got mate,

very nice machine

thanks Smile

14.7kg..quite lardy but what's gained in weight is lost in power transfer..this thing is stiff!!

posted by quango2008 [36 posts]
13th February 2012 - 22:17

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some more piccies added at the bottom with the custom c50 decals, new 3t stealth edition stem and new saddle with carbon rails Smile

posted by quango2008 [36 posts]
13th February 2012 - 22:25

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Happy to help!

posted by bikeleasingcompany [33 posts]
14th February 2012 - 10:00

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a public thanks to Paul @ www.bikeleasingcompany.com

a pleasure to deal with and made the setting up of the lease a simple affair.

some people will be turned away thinking of the long drawn out processes of setting up leasing..but it is not the case with bikeleasing company and I enchorage anybody who is looking at a new bike to check them out. you will not be dissapointed.

posted by quango2008 [36 posts]
14th February 2012 - 10:38

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visually i prefer the other saddle, however still a lovely looking bike

posted by russyparkin [578 posts]
14th February 2012 - 17:40

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A number of cyclists who read this forum have been in touch asking us how much an Argon 18 Gallium Pro Frameset costs to lease. We thought it might be helpful to post the information here for you.

We currently have 2012 models on a special offer on 2 year leases at:

5 payments of £216.67 followed by 18 payments of only £17.67 per month.

Let us know a spec if you'd like a quote for a built bike.

posted by bikeleasingcompany [33 posts]
22nd February 2012 - 19:18

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Problem is that is going to cost £1400 to lease the frameset for 2 years but i could buy the thing for £1800 and still have the frame after 2 years...?

posted by SammyG [295 posts]
22nd February 2012 - 20:00

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SammyG wrote:
Problem is that is going to cost £1400 to lease the frameset for 2 years but i could buy the thing for £1800 and still have the frame after 2 years...?

then you can pay an ammount and keep the frameset...but would you really want to?

lets say, it costs £600 more to keep the frameset so you end up paying the full amount retail, would you really want to keep it? as you wouldnt get 400-600 to sell it on after 2 years of use..or would you rather pay the 400-600 on a deposit for a new one?

I never use anything longer than 2 years so its ideal for me.

posted by quango2008 [36 posts]
23rd February 2012 - 13:20

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Shitaroo that is sweeet! Blimey that's sexy. Are you going to race it? Might stick out a bit if it's just for sportives and the club run! Big Grin

Last night I would have considered trading a very loud baby for a really nice bike.

posted by notfastenough [3446 posts]
23rd February 2012 - 18:40

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The Garmin saddle matched everything, whyd'you change it.

I'll buy it from you. Call Me

SERIOUS

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1733 posts]
23rd February 2012 - 21:42

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If you replace every 2 years I suppose it's great quango! My frame is coming up to 2 years old and I am considering changing the wheels but will probably keep the frame until it gives out or I have some money for a new bike!

Wish I had money/...

posted by SammyG [295 posts]
23rd February 2012 - 21:43

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Raleigh wrote:
The Garmin saddle matched everything, whyd'you change it.

I'll buy it from you. Call Me

SERIOUS

already gone Smile so are the bars..stem post.

now has zipp vukasprint SS bars, Zipp SL stem and fizik carbon post..new gold KMC chain and soon, hopefully some C35 tubs Smile

posted by quango2008 [36 posts]
23rd February 2012 - 21:59

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How much did it go for?

NB. I NEED A FIZIK ARIONE.

IF ANYONE WANTS TO SELL ONE TO ME, DO.

NOW! Crying

Wheels?

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1733 posts]
23rd February 2012 - 22:15

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Shed needs a lick of paint.

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posted by _Karlos_ [65 posts]
24th February 2012 - 13:02

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well, got the last of the parts the other day so now its complete..well, apart from the C35 carbon tubs i will have soon...

added the Zipp Vukasprint bars, SL stem, Fizik Seatpost and a new KMC chain..

posted by quango2008 [36 posts]
25th February 2012 - 14:18

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haha..correction, needs pulling down! its going when the garden gets re-done..dogs have trashed it completely.

posted by quango2008 [36 posts]
25th February 2012 - 15:16

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Leasing at this price and being able to afford changing every 2 years!
Quango2008 must surely work for a quango to be able to afford such?

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posted by gb901 [161 posts]
25th February 2012 - 16:37

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gb901 wrote:
Leasing at this price and being able to afford changing every 2 years!
Quango2008 must surely work for a quango to be able to afford such?

£41 is not a lot of money, id spend that on crap every month with no problem at all. I'm a buyer for a computer company so not made of money..otherwise I would have bought it outright.

posted by quango2008 [36 posts]
25th February 2012 - 17:00

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