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Old 11-23-08, 07:10 AM   #2551
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pretty pics, Giant - looked like a gorgeous day there

love the Orbea...is the other a Cdale Bad Boy?
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Old 11-23-08, 09:03 AM   #2552
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pretty pics, Giant - looked like a gorgeous day there

love the Orbea...is the other a Cdale Bad Boy?
Thanks for the comment, yes the Cannondale is a cough cough Bad Boy Disc. Cheesy name I know. I'm thankful Cannondale didn't print that name on the frame
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Old 11-23-08, 10:59 AM   #2553
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Thanks for the comment, yes the Cannondale is a cough cough Bad Boy Disc. Cheesy name I know. I'm thankful Cannondale didn't print that name on the frame
I love those bikes. Cheesy marketing but a fantastic design (I'm going by catalog specs and killer looks - never rode one but am dying to). I love the way you have it set up too. any more pics from other angles?

I actually really like the womens' model they made - it was almost identical, but had a nice celeste/periwinkle bluish paint job. Not sure if that is still being sold.

GMTA, btw - my road bike is a Orbea...love those bikes
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Old 11-24-08, 09:11 AM   #2554
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I love those bikes. Cheesy marketing but a fantastic design (I'm going by catalog specs and killer looks - never rode one but am dying to). I love the way you have it set up too. any more pics from other angles?

I actually really like the womens' model they made - it was almost identical, but had a nice celeste/periwinkle bluish paint job. Not sure if that is still being sold.

GMTA, btw - my road bike is a Orbea...love those bikes
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I love riding the Cannondale. It feels perfect for me after some very small adjustments. It serves the purpose for which I got it, to a T.
I believe the only down side is:
The BB5 sram / avid brake calipers are crap. The rear one's spring has already snapped and the bike isn't a year old yet. The bike shop gave me a replacement BB7, but when the front goes, I'll replace both with shimano.
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Old 11-24-08, 09:24 AM   #2555
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awesome...thanks for that pRon pick-me-up!
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Old 11-24-08, 10:23 AM   #2556
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Old 11-25-08, 01:02 AM   #2557
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Old 11-26-08, 09:02 PM   #2558
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The last pictures of my beloved Bianchi, along with her other drop bar sisters.



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Old 11-26-08, 09:06 PM   #2559
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What Trek is that? Looks about my size.
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Old 11-26-08, 09:09 PM   #2560
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What Trek is that? Looks about my size.
I'll sell you the frame for $1200 (which just happens to be the cost of a Cervelo)


It's an '85 1000, with '06 Campagnolo Centaur components and Vento wheels.
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Old 11-26-08, 09:12 PM   #2561
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The last pictures of my beloved Bianchi, along with her other drop bar sisters.

You need to strip and polish the fork on your fixed gear, it would look really good.

It's been awhile since my bianchi's been posted.

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Old 11-26-08, 10:22 PM   #2563
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You need to strip and polish the fork on your fixed gear, it would look really good.

It's been awhile since my bianchi's been posted.

yours is way prettier.
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Old 11-30-08, 04:06 PM   #2564
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Finally got the new bike just about finished. (Ignore the cheapie saddle, it's going to inherit a B17 at some point.)

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Old 11-30-08, 04:12 PM   #2565
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Gorgeous bike, x! what frame is that?
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Old 11-30-08, 04:20 PM   #2566
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Thanks. It started out as a Bikesdirect Fantom Cross Uno.
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Old 11-30-08, 05:28 PM   #2567
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Nice! I like the luminosity too.
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Old 11-30-08, 05:30 PM   #2568
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nice rig X-
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Old 11-30-08, 08:57 PM   #2569
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X - that is a sweet looking ride.
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x that biike is almost cool enough to make me like you. almost.
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Old 11-30-08, 11:06 PM   #2571
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Great looking bike X. Three supa flashers! Do you have a way to turn them all on at once so the blink in unison?
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Nice! I like the luminosity too.
For $3 per foot, it'd better be pushing the lumens.

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X - that is a sweet looking ride.
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x that biike is almost cool enough to make me like you. almost.
Whew, that was close. Glad I didn't put the disc wheel on after all.

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Very nice, what's the gearing?
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Old 11-30-08, 11:29 PM   #2574
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Heh, how'd I know you'd be asking that? 38x14, or 71.3 GI. A bit lower gear than my other fixed gear bike (47x16/77.2 GI), but lots higher than with the 16t cog it came with.
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Heh, how'd I know you'd be asking that? 38x14, or 71.3 GI. A bit lower gear than my other fixed gear bike (47x16/77.2 GI), but lots higher than with the 16t cog it came with.
wow - I saw that little chainring and figured a lower gear (Didn't look at the rear cog)....isn't it hilly where you are?

I'd go with a 63GI or thereabouts if I still rode fixed/SS....but then, I'm an arthritic old man
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