Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-02-12, 08:18 AM   #1
bigbadwullf
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
bigbadwullf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: West, Tn.
Bikes:
Posts: 1,763
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
New bike....in da house

Literally:

bigbadwullf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-12, 08:20 AM   #2
bigbadwullf
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
bigbadwullf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: West, Tn.
Bikes:
Posts: 1,763
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yes, I already rotated the bars straight. I think I'm gonna have to drop the bar stem. May ride it first and see how it feels but I think the bars are higher than the seat right now.

Last edited by bigbadwullf; 10-02-12 at 08:42 AM.
bigbadwullf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-12, 08:23 AM   #3
Rick@OCRR
www.ocrebels.com
 
Rick@OCRR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Southern California
Bikes: Several bikes, Road, Mountain, Commute, etc.
Posts: 5,954
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Looks very fast!

Rick / OCRR
Rick@OCRR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-12, 08:26 AM   #4
bigbadwullf
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
bigbadwullf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: West, Tn.
Bikes:
Posts: 1,763
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rick@OCRR View Post
Looks very fast!

Rick / OCRR
Obviously you haven't seen me ride...lol !
bigbadwullf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-12, 08:42 AM   #5
Bikey Mikey
Senior Member
 
Bikey Mikey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Newport News, VA USA
Bikes: Diamondback Edgewood LX; Giant Defy 1
Posts: 3,325
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nice bike. Now you need a pic of the bike with the drive side facing the camera...and some pie.
Bikey Mikey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-12, 09:42 AM   #6
con
Older I get, faster I was
 
con's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: santa cruz
Bikes:
Posts: 654
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bikey Mikey View Post
Nice bike. Now you need a pic of the bike with the drive side facing the camera...and some pie.

Yes, I think the unwritten BF bike photo rules include:

Drive side
Chain on large chain ring and parallel with ground
Drive side crank arm parallel to the ground and forward
Pic taken in front of garage door

Then the obligatory comments will include

Flip that stem!
And/or slam that stem!
Too many logos

BTW sweet looking ride...Enjoy
con is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-12, 09:45 AM   #7
SammyJ 
Senior Member
 
SammyJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Summerville SC
Bikes: 2012 Caad 8 105
Posts: 476
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Looks like a very nice ride, Enjoy!
SammyJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-12, 09:56 AM   #8
bigbadwullf
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
bigbadwullf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: West, Tn.
Bikes:
Posts: 1,763
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Drive side. Google SRAM Rival. Looks a lot like every bike that has it
bigbadwullf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-12, 10:10 AM   #9
stapfam
Time for a change.
 
stapfam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
Posts: 19,915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Two water bottle carriers? You can lose weight there.

Ride report required now and the pic with the Christening Pie.
__________________
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


Spike Milligan
stapfam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-12, 01:31 PM   #10
bigbadwullf
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
bigbadwullf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: West, Tn.
Bikes:
Posts: 1,763
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Giving in to the immense pressure. No garage door shot. Crank not quite perpendicular to planet Earth...my bad

bigbadwullf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-12, 01:35 PM   #11
bigbadwullf
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
bigbadwullf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: West, Tn.
Bikes:
Posts: 1,763
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
Two water bottle carriers? You can lose weight there.

Ride report required now and the pic with the Christening Pie.
Gotta have 2 on this side of the pond and a bit closer to the equator. In just a 2-hour ride both of the bottles will be empty!
bigbadwullf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-12, 01:37 PM   #12
cbresciani 
Senior Member
 
cbresciani's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Bikes: Colnago C40 HP, De Rosa-Primato, Titus Ti FCR, MOOTS YBB-SL, Pogliaghi Pista
Posts: 524
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nice bike, I just recently went with a plastic-fantastic bike myself.
__________________
Colnago C40 HP|Campy Record
De Rosa Primato|Campy Record
Titus Ti FCR|Campy Record
Pogliaghi Pista|Campy Record
MOOTS YBB SL

LIVE LONG | RIDE HARD
cbresciani is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-12, 03:45 PM   #13
BluesDawg
just keep riding
 
BluesDawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Milledgeville, Georgia
Bikes: 2015 Specialized AWOL Comp frameset (custom build), 2015 Zukas custom road, 2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB, 1980ish Fuji S-12S
Posts: 13,213
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Nice bike. Flipping the stem should give the lower height you're after. Consider carbon bottle cages.
BluesDawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-12, 04:11 PM   #14
con
Older I get, faster I was
 
con's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: santa cruz
Bikes:
Posts: 654
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
Nice bike. Flipping the stem should give the lower height you're after. Consider carbon bottle cages.
+1 on the flip; but, the need for carbon cages? I just found Blackburn cages, $14.00 each, 23g ea.!!!!! They hold the bottles perfect. Most carbon cages weigh more than that.
con is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-12, 04:20 PM   #15
El Segundo
Senior Member
 
El Segundo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Decatur, Alabama USA
Bikes: '07 Specialized Roubaix Comp, '88 Trek 400T, '88 Diamondback Ascent EX, '56 Raleigh Superbe, '73/60 Raleigh Sports
Posts: 321
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nice bike! Waiting for ride report. BTW the valve stems are not in same position in the picture.
El Segundo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-12, 07:00 PM   #16
bigbadwullf
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
bigbadwullf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: West, Tn.
Bikes:
Posts: 1,763
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by El Segundo View Post
Nice bike! Waiting for ride report. BTW the valve stems are not in same position in the picture.
Gotta work on the photographic skills.
Ride report:
Rocket Ship.
The End.
bigbadwullf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-12, 07:37 PM   #17
con
Older I get, faster I was
 
con's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: santa cruz
Bikes:
Posts: 654
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by El Segundo View Post
Nice bike! Waiting for ride report. BTW the valve stems are not in same position in the picture.
OMG...How did I miss that! Great catch; we will get this guy on track
con is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-12, 10:42 PM   #18
MinnMan
Senior Member
 
MinnMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Minneapolis
Bikes: 2011 Felt F3 Ltd, 2010 Trek 2.1, 2009 KHS Flite 220, 1991 Bianchi Osprey
Posts: 2,023
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
1. you gotta fix you .sig file. It lists n-1 bicycles.

2. Flip the stem.
MinnMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-12, 12:03 AM   #19
carl_h
Senior Member
 
carl_h's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Medford, OR
Bikes: 2012 Cannondale Synapse 5 105
Posts: 123
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
you can't ride it in da' house ... get it outside and ride!
carl_h is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-12, 06:52 AM   #20
bigbadwullf
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
bigbadwullf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: West, Tn.
Bikes:
Posts: 1,763
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Can't believe I actually did this:
bigbadwullf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-12, 06:57 AM   #21
eja_ bottecchia
Senior Member
 
eja_ bottecchia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 3,520
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigbadwullf View Post
Obviously you haven't seen me ride...lol !

I think he meant the bike, not you.

Very nice ride man!

Enjoy it and ride safely.
eja_ bottecchia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-12, 09:32 AM   #22
El Segundo
Senior Member
 
El Segundo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Decatur, Alabama USA
Bikes: '07 Specialized Roubaix Comp, '88 Trek 400T, '88 Diamondback Ascent EX, '56 Raleigh Superbe, '73/60 Raleigh Sports
Posts: 321
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
So what are your initial impressions on carbon vs previous ride?
El Segundo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-12, 09:51 AM   #23
bigbadwullf
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
bigbadwullf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: West, Tn.
Bikes:
Posts: 1,763
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Smooth. Rocket. Ship. End of story.
bigbadwullf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-12, 10:29 AM   #24
Beverly
Senior Member ??
 
Beverly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Englewood,Ohio
Bikes: 2007 Trek Madone 5.0 WSD - 2007 Trek 4300 WSD - 2008 Trek 520 - 2014 Catrike Trail
Posts: 5,094
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Great looking bike! Enjoy it.
__________________
=============================================================

Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
-- Antonio Smith
Beverly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-12, 11:42 AM   #25
con
Older I get, faster I was
 
con's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: santa cruz
Bikes:
Posts: 654
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigbadwullf View Post
Can't believe I actually did this:


well done........................we are silly

Once again, sweet looking ride
con is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:38 PM.