Tuesday, April 19, 2005

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Inventory items from the box for an ultra-modern 2005 carbon fiber road bike:

Five sheets of paper that begin: “WARNING. congratulations on your purchase.”

yellow stickers that warn of the risk of injury or death if you don’t do everything exactly right.

One full pound of instruction manuals for componentry.

Five special tools for exotic componentry

16 spokes in the front wheel

20 spokes in the rear wheel

One warning bulletin to the assembling technician: Do not pull too hard on the shift cables to seat the housings, because you might pull the housing stops right off the frame.

Ooh. I WANT one of these.

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