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Old 11-11-07, 12:31 AM   #1
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Roadie from Downtown Toronto

Hi all,

Im a hillclimber roadie, I've been riding bikes ever since I was a toddler. After coming to toronto (3 years) I have had 5 bikes in total of which the first one got stolen. The fourth bike was donated to a bike charity organisation. Right now I have 3 bikes- 1) a nisihiki beater
2) a sears frame converted to a fixie
3) A 2006 Opus weighing 19 pounds that i use for training

The main reason why I joined bike forum, besides mingling with people alike who shares the same interest, is that Im trying to put together a climbing specific ultra light road bike for the upcoming year 2008. I have the wheels (Bontrager Race 1790g ) and seat (Toupe Team 170g), all i need is the frame and a complete groupo with headset, handlebar, stem and seatpost. My current favs are the devinci leo 2008 (913g) and the R3 from cervelo (850g ish). I need some tips and advices on what is a proper frame and what other options do i have. I am an undergraduated student and keeping the limited finance issue in mind I would like to aim for the best in the market.

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Old 11-11-07, 09:36 AM   #2
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Hello Afsan, there will be no shortage of opinions over in the Road Cycling forum, trust me .

What kind of Nishiki have you got? I am partial to Nishikis (I have five of them).

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Its a really old nishiki with all suntour components. Its a large size frame that doesnt fit me too well but its weight is incredibly low. Im surprised bikes from that time could be that light.

On a much different note, I was introduced to a new brand of wheelname today which turns out to be the original designer of the pair spoked technology in Bontrager wheels. U guess it - Rolf. Their wheels are exceptionally light weight and a particular model called Elan Aero seems a perfect pair of wheels appropriate for climbing weighing at only 1300g a pair. But I havnt heard much about this brand at all. Should I go ahead and make a purchase or should I take my time and ask around in there forum about people's opinion on this?
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Its a really old nishiki with all suntour components. Its a large size frame that doesnt fit me too well but its weight is incredibly low. Im surprised bikes from that time could be that light.
Perhaps photos when you have time? It certainly sounds interesting (too bad it would be too big for me as well ).

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Should I go ahead and make a purchase or should I take my time and ask around in there forum about people's opinion on this?
I would definitely ask around, as there are bound to have been people in the Road Cycling forum who have used these wheels, and can give you more of a fact based opinion than I can.

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