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    Senior Member markm109's Avatar
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    My 40th Birthday Present

    I picked up this new 2004 Litespeed Solano (demo with less than 50 miles) off eBay from a bikeshop in Colorado ($1,175). I put on CXP22 wheels with Ultegra hubs replacing the Real Design carbon fiber wheels that came with it. I also added a Fizik Aliante saddle. Full utegra 9 speed double. With the heavier wheels, comes in at 21lbs. No frame flex when I'm riding it (6'1" 235lbs)

    It replaced a 1998 Lemond Alpe D'Huez I've been riding for the past several years.

    I've put 75 miles on it over the past two weeks and I'm in heaven...
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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Schweeeeeeet!
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


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    Me and the cat... Pamestique's Avatar
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    A friend of mine has the same bike. It was a good idea to replace the wheels as he had plenty of trouble with them. Also watch the seat post. That had to be replaced as well when the bolt broke and he smashed his 'nads on the top tube. But other than that - it's a super bike!!!

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    that's a nice looking bike.
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    Congrats!

    Quote Originally Posted by BCIpam View Post
    Also watch the seat post. That had to be replaced as well when the bolt broke and he smashed his 'nads on the top tube. But other than that - it's a super bike!!!

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    Nice (to be only 40)

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    Looks pretty fast. Enjoy it!
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    Congratulations on an awesome bike!

    Now if you need to clear out some space in your garage, I have some extra room for that Alpe D'Huez frame right next to my old 9sp Ultegra gruppo!

    Seriously, if it is 59 cm and you plan to sell it, let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Schweeeeeeet!
    Even that is an understatement!!

    How about SCHWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!
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    Fantastic deal. Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by v1k1ng1001 View Post
    Now if you need to clear out some space in your garage, I have some extra room for that Alpe D'Huez frame right next to my old 9sp Ultegra gruppo!

    Seriously, if it is 59 cm and you plan to sell it, let me know.
    Sorry, it's already gone. Sold it on Craigslist four days after I posted it.

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    <------------------------Jealous


    Nice bike!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by markm109 View Post
    Sorry, it's already gone. Sold it on Craigslist four days after I posted it.


    Oh well, I guess I'm going to have to slug it out on Ebay for something.

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    Nice ride...I am thinking of putting Deep V Velocity wheels with ultegra hubs on my Cannondale Synapse. I think I will feel alot better about blasting down a hill at 45 mph with something a little more stout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TallSteve View Post
    Nice ride...I am thinking of putting Deep V Velocity wheels with ultegra hubs on my Cannondale Synapse. I think I will feel alot better about blasting down a hill at 45 mph with something a little more stout.
    Well, I'm running DeepV's myself and love them so far! Crisp and tight and they add less rotational mass resistance than I though they would
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
    Even that is an understatement!!

    How about SCHWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!
    I'm thinking more of SchaaaWiiiiinnnnnggggg!
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