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Old 03-07-07, 08:44 PM   #151
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Old 03-07-07, 09:06 PM   #152
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Ha ha, thanks guys! Locally (Victoria, BC) they are pretty common. We also have quite a few Argon 18 bikes here. By far the most popular Canadian brand though is Cervelo. Still, the most common bikes on the road are the big American makers (Trek, Giant, Cannondale, Specialized).

Our top pro team (Symmetrics) is sponsored by Norco, and I think that has had some effect in popularising the bike. Prior to Symmetrics I think a lot of people looked at Norco as really a second-tier producer.

To be honest, my bike is very light, but it is not terribly stiff. A lot of the Symmetrics guys were apparently riding the aluminium version. Mine is a 2005. And I think the more recent CRR's are a little chunkier and stiffer.
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Old 03-07-07, 09:30 PM   #153
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My new rig! Ridley Damocles, full SRAM Force (even with the recalled brakes!).

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Old 03-08-07, 07:22 AM   #154
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Bloody hawt. Although some may bash you for having Shimano in a Bianchi. I think it's sexy.


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That is the Angeles National Forest, Just north of Los Angeles ca.
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Old 03-09-07, 10:39 AM   #155
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here's my TTT and ITT bike.

the flat black paint also absorbs radar and it leaves almost no heat signature....
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Old 03-09-07, 11:22 AM   #156
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Here is my new "race" bike. I just built it a few days ago. Had it on the trainer a couple of times but today will be it's first outside ride. Tomorrow will be it's first race.

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Old 03-09-07, 11:40 AM   #157
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here's my TTT and ITT bike.

the flat black paint also absorbs radar and it leaves almost no heat signature....
Nice, I almost bought that frame, but couldn't pass up the deal on mine. Wish I had now though.
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Old 03-09-07, 11:41 AM   #158
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Here is my new "race" bike. I just built it a few days ago. Had it on the trainer a couple of times but today will be it's first outside ride. Tomorrow will be it's first race.

Looks good. Racing Hocking tomorrow? I'm just going to go to Reily, where it's flatter.
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Old 03-09-07, 11:44 AM   #159
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Yup, I'll be suffering at Hocking tomorrow. I kind of wish I hadn't signed up for it. It is supposed to be 67 degrees and dry here tomorrow.
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Old 03-09-07, 01:47 PM   #160
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Tasty bike. Very badass.
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Old 03-09-07, 01:54 PM   #161
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Tasty bike. Very badass.
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nice ride Low Cel. we are like the white/dark knights here.
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Old 03-09-07, 07:00 PM   #162
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nice ride Low Cel. we are like the white/dark knights here.
Thanks, yours is very nice as well. I do have some more black on the way for mine, zero gravity ti brakes. I may be replacing the grey centaur shifters with some carbon chorus as well. I just can't justify getting rid of the centaur rear derailleur though. It does a great job and is only a few grams heavier than a chorus.
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Old 03-09-07, 07:59 PM   #163
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hey LowCel, i don't know if the white background works so well with that particular color of bike
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Old 03-10-07, 06:44 AM   #164
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hey LowCel, i don't know if the white background works so well with that particular color of bike
Yeah, noticed that. I'll try to get a better picture of it later on.
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Old 03-10-07, 09:05 PM   #165
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Shorter stem moved 4 spacers down, seat moved up about 1/8th of an inch and forward a bit. My reach is still messed up, so I might have to go out and buy a 90mm.

Seat to bar drop of something like 5'' now
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Old 03-10-07, 09:23 PM   #166
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Shorter stem moved 4 spacers down, seat moved up about 1/8th of an inch and forward a bit. My reach is still messed up, so I might have to go out and buy a 90mm.

Seat to bar drop of something like 5'' now

Ooh. Oooh!! I know. The waterbottles are switched too!!!
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Old 03-10-07, 09:27 PM   #167
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Old 03-10-07, 10:18 PM   #168
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Old 03-11-07, 05:41 AM   #169
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Shorter stem moved 4 spacers down, seat moved up about 1/8th of an inch and forward a bit. My reach is still messed up, so I might have to go out and buy a 90mm.

Seat to bar drop of something like 5'' now
i hope you use some lubrication with that seat.
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Old 03-14-07, 08:50 PM   #172
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Got my TT bike done. No, it's not in front of a garage, sorry.

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Old 03-15-07, 11:09 AM   #173
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I just got my new TT/Tri rig set up, also. I need to take better pictures of it outside but these will have to do for now. I mounted the Profile T2 bars "upside down" underneath the base bar for more drop. I've got some more fiddling to do but I'm very happy so far.


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Old 03-15-07, 12:03 PM   #174
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a few days back i posted the TT bike...

now here's the race rig with the new wheels to match my teeth.
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Old 03-15-07, 12:18 PM   #175
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a few days back i posted the TT bike...

now here's the race rig with the new wheels to match my teeth.
I dig those Shamals have you put many miles on them yet...anything to report?
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