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Old 03-13-10, 01:01 PM   #1
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Post your Changes from 2009-2010

Post your changes/upgrades to your bikes or yourself since the start of the 09 season. Post reasons if you want, expense if you want, and Parts that were upgraded or changed is most helpful.

For a bonus, if you have a shot of the bike when is was originally purchased by you however long ago, that would be great.
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2009 Setup


2010 Setup - Tektro Brake Levers, Easton Ergo Wing Bars, ea70 stem, SIS Bar end shifters, Sora RD (New), new cassette, FSA Chainrings, chain, kool-stops, and Sigma BC1009 later.


This is what it looked like when I first purchased from the shop and some accessories.
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Broke both my elbows in 2009. The healing process hasn't been as complete as I would like. I'm switching to recumbents in 2010 (if the bikes will ever come in).
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Broke both my elbows in 2009. The healing process hasn't been as complete as I would like. I'm switching to recumbents in 2010 (if the bikes will ever come in).
Sorry to hear that grouch. I don't know how I missed that if you posted about it. You don't think you'll be riding uprights again anytime soon?
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Sorry to hear that grouch. I don't know how I missed that if you posted about it. You don't think you'll be riding uprights again anytime soon?
It's not looking good. The longest ride I've done since August 9 has been around 20 miles. I'm planning to take a test ride early next week and, if that gies well, I'll try a gentle 32 mile group ride on Friday morning.
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Dynohub, B&M cyo headlight, B&M seculite rear light, dinotte rear light, brooks saddle, studded tyres (now removed), avid bb5 road brakes, campy xenon levers, shiftmate, new egg beaters.
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Old 03-13-10, 03:55 PM   #6
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'grouch sorry to hear about the elbows...I did one 30 years ago and it still gives me fits when the weather changes.

No earth shattering changes on me or my bikes. Just plugging along and getting bits and pieces added on as I go. Most recent purchase is a 1975 Raleigh DL-1 Tourist. I won't get to ride it until late May. It is in Iowa and I am in SC.

Upgraded the head light on my Twenty from a halogen B&M Retro to a B&M Cyo, huge difference and IMHO well worth the ~$130...which is more than the bike cost!

Got the bits and pieces to build a different set of wheels for my Superbe, I was riding with my bride back late last year and discovered on a steep downhill that the rims have a bad hop/wobble to them. They are the OEM steel and not much can be done with them. So I am using a spare set of hubs and building up wheels with the polished CR-18 rims in the 650A size.

Have bits and pieces wandering in for the other bikes, such is the life of a C&V bike junkie

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Old 03-13-10, 04:44 PM   #7
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Nice futures for the both of you daven and wahoo. Lights are ALWAYS a good investment. I have a variety of lights and at this point I can usually figure out a good combo that works for any situation. Keep plugging away wahoo.
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Basically just replacing worn-out parts this year -- new SRAM 970 cassette, 951 chain, new Race Face rings, new BB7's (7f, 7r again -- hoo-rah!), and resurrected the old Evolve-X crank w/ the external BB -- awfully stiff bearings this time; may go back to the old crank with the new rings if it doesn't work out.

The bike is all nice and pretty again; took it down to the bare frame and cleaned/wiped everything, repacked the headset, even flushed out the main frame tubes. Road salt can be a bear.... Y'know what? Kinda like the ZS headsets now.

Put the North Shore lock-ons back on the bar last week -- why do they feel so much better than they did before? Hmmm...................................................
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TT bike:
Swapped from Ultegra gruppo to SRAM RED/Force. Dropping Easton wheels for carbon.
Road bike:
Bought new Fuji Team Pro
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Upgraded to Dinotte lights.
Me... not going to be riding any since I've been dealing with the orthopedic surgeon for 6 months since I blasted a deer on my bike commute in one day last october and just got informed that since everything we've tried has failed I have no choice left but surgery. Minimum 6 weeks off the bike..
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No major changes or upgrades.
2001 Litespeed Tuscany: new chain, chainrings (53/39), cassette (11-23), BB, cables, brake pads -- and the hard part -- the brifter hoods. Rides great.
I also took off the Look Keo pedals for the winter and tried Crank Bros. Smarty pedals. Much easier to clip into and out of on cold rides.
Put the Keos back on last week. I sure missed them.

2009 Kona Jake: new chainring -- was 48/38, now 48/34. Makes climbing (off road) much easier.
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My Tangent padset that last year replaced my torn, fading 90s Flite pads has been replaced a logoless reproduction Flite padset. Sadly, Porkchop BMX was sold out of the 90s logo black pads.

Swapped out my Dia-tech Gold Finger brake lever for a blue Tektro Talon. It's nice to be able to feel my brakes before they lock up. (Short pull levers and long pull brakes don't mix, kids.)

A blue T.H.E. Icon seat has replaced my aging Odyssey Single A Pro seat. Now, I don't have to worry about trying get that red kevlar clean all the time.

Now, if I could just change this weather for something drier, and warmer....
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I dropped about 3 and a half pounds of my primary road bike.

I started with this:

1983 Raleigh Marathon, 27+ lb.


And with an investment of $65, upgraded to this:

1987 Schwinn Prelude, 23.66 lb.


Besides the lower weight, the upgrades the "new" bike has include
. Columbus Tenax tubing (was Raleigh 502)
. 700C wheelset with Presta valve tubes (was 27s with Schrader valves)
. Shimano SIS downtube shifters (was friction stem shifters)
. Leather bar tape
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Old 03-13-10, 10:05 PM   #13
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Upgraded from my cheap, slow, heavy Diamondback Kalamar hybrid to a much lighter, much faster, much more expensive Kona Dr. Dew urban bike.

The Kalamar was never intended for long-term use. I bought it as an experiment, figuring that if I really took to riding I'd replace it in about a year. If I didn't take to riding, it would get mothballed and I wouldn't be out too much money.

I went with the Dr. Dew because I needed a multipurpose ride that would be an effective all-weather, all-season commuter under about $1200 (and preferably under $1000). That meant disc brakes were a must. I originally wanted a Dr. Fine for the Alfine IGH, but they were out of stock, period, so I settled for the Dr. Dew. Compared to other possible commuters I looked at, I liked the riding position of the Dew line better. As a bonus, the hydraulic disc brakes are pretty sexy. I love the power and control they give.
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I dropped about 3 and a half pounds of my primary road bike.

I started with this:

1983 Raleigh Marathon, 27+ lb.


And with an investment of $65, upgraded to this:

1987 Schwinn Prelude, 23.66 lb.

Besides the lower weight, the upgrades the "new" bike has include
. Columbus Tenax tubing (was Raleigh 502)
. 700C wheelset with Presta valve tubes (was 27s with Schrader valves)
. Shimano SIS downtube shifters (was friction stem shifters)
. Leather bar tape
. better paint

That is the way to do an upgrade!

Helluva ROI too

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I built up my current bike at the end of January 2009, so I guess it counts. Pictured here as first built up, with my race wheels.



I used a different model of Arione saddle for a bit (the white one broke), a new power meter on the Specialized crank (no more BB30 to threaded adapter), and pictured here are my "regular" wheels. Also finally cut the steerer tube. Picture from last May.



I got another Arione CX (same as first picture) to replace the black saddle. Replaced broken 3T Ergosum Team bars with old alu Bontrager bars I had laying around, and pictured with a front Aksium instead of Roval. My front Roval is slightly out of true from a race crash a few weeks ago and I haven't gotten it fixed yet. My bike is the one in back, picture from last weekend.



I have since broken a spoke on the rear Roval and am currently using both Aksiums. I have a replacement 3T Ergosum (Pro) but haven't installed it yet.

As for myself, I'm a few pounds heavier, but riding about the same or better as this time last year. I'm working with a coach this year, that's probably the biggest change.
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Here is from I first brought it home.


And here it is as of last week


Look Keo Classics
Easton EA90 stem
Easton EA70 Wing Ergo Bars

Looking to get a new saddle soon, and I need to get new tires
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Here is from I first brought it home.


And here it is as of last week


Look Keo Classics
Easton EA90 stem
Easton EA70 Wing Ergo Bars

Looking to get a new saddle soon, and I need to get new tires
Nice. The red is pretty clean looking despite all the advertisements.
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I started Last year with a 2008 white scandium frame and ended up with the first picture. Did my first solo build of the second frame. Had a defect in the frame and it was replaced with the third picture to end up with a 2010 CF in the forth picture.
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Wow, Foster, the final result is gorgeous. One of the nicest looking busy looking bikes ever. Good job mate.
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I built up my current bike at the end of January 2009, so I guess it counts. Pictured here as first built up, with my race wheels.



I used a different model of Arione saddle for a bit (the white one broke), a new power meter on the Specialized crank (no more BB30 to threaded adapter), and pictured here are my "regular" wheels. Also finally cut the steerer tube. Picture from last May.



I got another Arione CX (same as first picture) to replace the black saddle. Replaced broken 3T Ergosum Team bars with old alu Bontrager bars I had laying around, and pictured with a front Aksium instead of Roval. My front Roval is slightly out of true from a race crash a few weeks ago and I haven't gotten it fixed yet. My bike is the one in back, picture from last weekend.



I have since broken a spoke on the rear Roval and am currently using both Aksiums. I have a replacement 3T Ergosum (Pro) but haven't installed it yet.

As for myself, I'm a few pounds heavier, but riding about the same or better as this time last year. I'm working with a coach this year, that's probably the biggest change.
Kickass ride there UMD. The only real different between the race setup and training is pretty much the wheels correct?
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Kickass ride there UMD. The only real different between the race setup and training is pretty much the wheels correct?
Wheels, gearing, and accessories. I take the pump off for races
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... resurrected the old Evolve-X crank w/ the external BB -- awfully stiff bearings this time; may go back to the old crank with the new rings if it doesn't work out.
Now i fee-yul like a dumm-dumm.

The crank bearings were stiff because, in my worn-out condition at the time of installation, I missed one "little"detail -- the outer seal from the old left-side external BB had stayed on the crank axle, binding up the whole works. During my planned swap-out today, I found it; now the crank spins as freely as it ever has since I've owned it.

Duh, DOY-DOY, I'm a dumby!

(Looks in mirror, muttering, "damn fool.")
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Only real change is the chain. I went from dura ace to KMC sl dx10 back to dura ace with a wipperman connex link.
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I'm swapping out the whole gruppo... had DA 8 speed, getting SRAM Force with red shifters and some new Easton wheels.

The frame is an older Merlin Road that I acquired from a friend, maybe vintage early 90s, not sure.

Should get here in a week. No, I can't wait. Tempted to drive to Colorado Cyclist and show them how to run a warehouse. 3-5 days to pick a small order, pfft. Haven't been this excited about bike parts since I first moved to STI back in the late 90s.
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