When I bought a new bike in the beginning of January I definitely did not think it’ll only serve me for about a month. Yet today I found myself back at Condor shop, picking up a new blue Condor Italia. Normally I’m rather pleased when I get a chance to add a new steed to the stable, this time it wasn’t such a happy affair but rather a forced move.
The previous Saturday I finally got around sliding into lycra, memorizing some local routes and heading out for a somewhat longer weekend ride. It was a gorgeous sunny winter day with perhaps 0 degrees of cold/warmth, no wind, light traffic. 14 minutes, 25 seconds into the ride saw me going at a nice 26 km/h into a gentle corner. 5 seconds later saw me going at a not so nice 0 km/h with a bike that looked like this:
Patch of ice, panic, lost balance, hit a concrete traffic cone. Frame broken in half, not a scratch on me. I guess I should be thankful but being human I of course think – damn, that’s not cheap. Condor guys later double check the frame for prior micro fractures but come up with nothing which means that I am very strong, fast and hit the cone dead straight.
Anyway, most of the parts were salvaged, new frame was picked and today I pedaled home on this blue beauty.
It’s their Italia model, relaxed geometry so more of a commuter-weekend rider/racer. I do not plan to re-check the F=ma with it.
Campagnolo Veloce groupset, Veloce Compat 34/50 chainset, Deda bars and stem, Fizik Pave saddle (really comfy even with just jeans), Condor Pioggia carbon fork, their own breaks too. Most importantly – black bar tape :)