That is nice.
If your worried about road buzz damping look at one of thesehttp://castrovalleycyclery.com/itemdetails.cfm?id=759
really made a difference on my all alumi frame that is really stiff. Oh and a slightly more volumous tire will help alot esp if it stops you from puncturing. wishing you safe riding for many years.
Hey, I think I saw this bike in Y's along the Tamagawa on Oct. 13. It was hanging alongside my black Felt, and I was thinking two things: 1) beautiful bike, and 2) wow, it's longer than my 58cm, which is rare in a Japanese bike shop.
If that was you, Thomas, were you by any chance riding with "Livestrong"? I was the guy in the black kit and yellow helmet who was chatting to him outside the store.
But yeah, awesome bike. I've been coveting the titanium Panasonic since seeing an ad for it in Cycle Sports magazine a couple months ago. Are you enjoying it?
Wow, must have been your bike's doppelganger I saw!
Thanks for the info on the bike. I wonder if my wife would notice if my bike suddenly changed from black to silver? Wife: "What happened to your bike?" Me: "What do you mean?" Wife: "You had a black bike. This is silver." Me: "Are you feeling OK, honey? My bike's always been titanium with a full Dura-Ace gruppo and Mavic R-Sys wheels."
May I ask why you switched away from the compact gearing?