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    Quote Originally Posted by cslone
    Training/backup race bike. Just off the trainer, so dismiss the hometainer tire on the back.


    Race bike
    you might want to fix the flats on both of those bikes.

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    i think it's the result of uneven pavement.
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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    It gets me from here to there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress
    It gets me from here to there.
    from late may to early september when the snow isn't 3' high?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung
    i think it's the result of uneven pavement.
    all that money wasted on bikes and he can't even afford a proper driveway? doubt it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto
    from late may to early september when the snow isn't 3' high?

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto
    all that money wasted on bikes and he can't even afford a proper driveway? doubt it.
    Wow, your IQ goes down as your post count goes up. Yes, it is the angle of the pic and about a 3/4" step down from the drive to the garage.

    And I'd be willing to bet that both of those bikes have similar, if not less money in them than your TCR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cslone
    Wow, your IQ goes down as your post count goes up. Yes, it is the angle of the pic and about a 3/4" step down from the drive to the garage.

    And I'd be willing to bet that both of those bikes have similar, if not less money in them than your TCR.
    Someone's skin is as thin as their sense of humor is lacking.

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    Right, because you have such a history of just taking jabs at people as opposed to just being an ass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cslone
    Right, because you have such a history of just taking jabs at people as opposed to just being an ass.
    there's no point in taking "jabs" at you. it would be too easy.

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    Wow. Insightful as always.
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    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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    Ridley Excaliber, SRM, Zipp 303 for race wheels. Full record.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
    Here is something that is completely irrational. I really love the way the Specialized SL's look. I think they are one of the best looking bikes on the market. However I doubt that I'd ever own one. Same thing with Giant. I guess it's because both of these company's used to be entry level and I've got this irrational bias.
    +1....back in 80's my dad and I was in China and Taiwan so we visited Giant's factory.
    in those days Giant was still kinda new (and no imports to Japan). So we bought some BMX's for us kids and some road bikes for my parents. (arrived in crates back home)....

    Long story short, they make great bikes but I've seen where they come from (their history and their factories) so I don't think I'll be able to overcome this stereotype when choosing high end bikes (unless the discount is soooo big I can't refuse...maybe)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KendallF
    I thought this thread badly needed someone to inject a dose of realism -- ugly amateur porn, if you will.

    I give you 25 pounds of unknown provenance lugged steel. 105 parts old enough to have the allen bolt in the front of the shifters, a Litespeed fork, the world's oldest Speedplay pedals, no-name front wheel, and dirty bar tape from when I dropped my chain on the bridge last night. Oh, it does have a new compact crankset and a Powertap Pro for pearls on the pig.

    This should reassure a few people that you don't have to have a fancy bike to race. Notice I said nothing about winning..

    pure function, no fashion. I love it. Racing's about speed, not the latest styles.

    Apart from F1, most race cars are down right ugly when you get up close - but dang they're fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KendallF
    I thought this thread badly needed someone to inject a dose of realism -- ugly amateur porn, if you will.

    I give you 25 pounds of unknown provenance lugged steel. 105 parts old enough to have the allen bolt in the front of the shifters, a Litespeed fork, the world's oldest Speedplay pedals, no-name front wheel, and dirty bar tape from when I dropped my chain on the bridge last night. Oh, it does have a new compact crankset and a Powertap Pro for pearls on the pig.

    This should reassure a few people that you don't have to have a fancy bike to race. Notice I said nothing about winning..

    Hi,

    I think your bike is great. I have always said it's the rider, not the bike.

    I'm also known to say (because it applies to me), if you can't go fast, look fast. Fortunately, I can afford to look fast. Besides it makes the guys on lesser equipment feel better about themselves. I think of it as a public service to the racing community.
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    The Giant in racing trim:


    I know thewheels don't match. The Powertap wheel is newer with the dimpled rims and newer decals.

    A set of Zipp 303 tubulars is on the way, which will match and will be the race day wheels at least for hilly races.

    The TT race setup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
    The Giant in racing trim:


    I know thewheels don't match the Powertap wheel is newer with the dimpled rims and newer decals.
    \]
    finally a pic worthy of the bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
    Here is something that is completely irrational. I really love the way the Specialized SL's look. I think they are one of the best looking bikes on the market. However I doubt that I'd ever own one. Same thing with Giant. I guess it's because both of these company's used to be entry level and I've got this irrational bias.
    When the first Specialized frames came out, they were very high end. The Allez was a very nice racing frame built with the finest investment cast lugs and quality cromo tubing. They were so nice, it was speculated they were built by Yoshi Kono, of 3Rensho fame. The original Sequoia was also very nice, and is still one of the nicest touring frames ever built. All of Specialized original offerings were high end products targeted towards the enthusiast, and it wasn't until later, post-Stumpjumper, which was early 80's, they expanded into what might be considered entry level. But if the current Allez is entry level, well, entry level has changed dramatically in 20-odd years. I would not consider myself held back by my equipment if I was racing on a current properly set up Allez.

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    52cm Waterford R-33 with team paint job
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny
    When the first Specialized frames came out, they were very high end. The Allez was a very nice racing frame built with the finest investment cast lugs and quality cromo tubing. They were so nice, it was speculated they were built by Yoshi Kono, of 3Rensho fame. The original Sequoia was also very nice, and is still one of the nicest touring frames ever built. All of Specialized original offerings were high end products targeted towards the enthusiast, and it wasn't until later, post-Stumpjumper, which was early 80's, they expanded into what might be considered entry level. But if the current Allez is entry level, well, entry level has changed dramatically in 20-odd years. I would not consider myself held back by my equipment if I was racing on a current properly set up Allez.
    I didn't get into cycling until the late 80's so I missed the first Specialized era. I agree with you that the current line of high end Specialized road bikes are great bikes, it's just that I have a irrational prejudice against them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
    I didn't get into cycling until the late 80's so I missed the first Specialized era. I agree with you that the current line of high end Specialized road bikes are great bikes, it's just that I have a irrational prejudice against them.
    there's nothing irrational about having a sense of aesthetics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cslone

    Race bike
    Cool, how are you liking your team sl now that it's built up, cslone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cslone
    Training/backup race bike. Just off the trainer, so dismiss the hometainer tire on the back.


    Race bike

    Your powertap mount is on incorrectly on both of your bikes. it needs to be rotated 90 degrees so the round part is on the stem. Not sure what the issues would be with it setup like you have but it isnt worth risking losing the cpu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djbowen1
    Your powertap mount is on incorrectly on both of your bikes. it needs to be rotated 90 degrees so the round part is on the stem. Not sure what the issues would be with it setup like you have but it isnt worth risking losing the cpu.
    It works fine, but thanks. I don't like the cpu on my bars.

    Q: How can I mount the PowerTap harness on my stem?

    A: You can do this by crossing the zip ties so that they exit one side of the mount but cross over and enter the other side. A cleaner method, however, is to tightly wrap electrical tape around the stem and the lower part of the mount, behind the ‘ears.’ Be careful how much tape you use; too much will cause a poor fit between the harness and PT. With both methods it’s best to put a very small piece of pipe insulation under the harness to fill in the gaps.
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