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JuanIsTheMan 08-04-05 11:06 AM

Sup Khuon? I notice you are a big Aegis advocate. As I said, while shes masked by a new paint job, she was purchased in 95. Is a bike that old worth a component upgrade?

jitteringjr 08-04-05 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by JuanIsTheMan
Sup Khuon? I notice you are a big Aegis advocate. As I said, while shes masked by a new paint job, she was purchased in 95. Is a bike that old worth a component upgrade?

As nice as your frame looks Juan, I would say without a doubt go for the upgrade. If the frame fails for some reason then you can still move the new components over to a new frame.

ViperZ 08-04-05 01:15 PM

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... As I said, while shes masked by a new paint job, she was purchased in 95. Is a bike that old worth a component upgrade?

She looks pretty good, what would you upgrade it with?

If you love it, why not upgrade? I have a 1989 Trek 5000 that I'm in process of upgrading, just for fun, and because I love it! :)

khuon 08-04-05 08:03 PM

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Sup Khuon? I notice you are a big Aegis advocate. As I said, while shes masked by a new paint job, she was purchased in 95. Is a bike that old worth a component upgrade?

Others have already voiced (or rather typed) my thoughts. Aegis frames are definately worthy of upgrading. Remember that Aegis' goal is to build a bike that will be the last you'll ever need to buy. Of course they are a bit shortsighted in not accepting the fact that we as a group tend to want more bikes regardless of how well built they are. The first place I'd look to upgrade is the wheels unless of course you're more than happy with them.

R900 08-04-05 09:31 PM

Since moving to Indiana, buying a house, having kids, etc... my mountain biking has been on the decline, so last week my wife and I decided to purchase a pair of road bikes. So far we love them. I bought a 58cm Cannondale R900 Triple, and my wife bought a Cannondale SR500 that is simply beautiful. So here are the new rides:

http://www.weberwoodworking.com/bike...ndaler900a.jpg

http://www.weberwoodworking.com/bike...dalesr500a.jpg

John

ravenmore 08-04-05 09:41 PM

Here's my Moto:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...e/P1010002.jpg

ivan_yulaev 08-04-05 09:58 PM

Don't remember if I posted her or not. I got her frame in may, although she was only built up by the beginning of june. Marissa:

http://www.dinigroup.com/~ivany/images/bike/bike2_1.jpg

She's not the lightest, although the ride is great. Everyone says, "oh, all materials feel the same, yadda yadda" but the ride is definitely MUCH smoother than my Trek 1000. On the trek, if you run over a pack of chewing gum, it'll let you know whether it was Wrigley's or Juicy Fruit. On this bike, small bumps are smoothed out into comfortable, hmm, undulations. (sounds dirty, sorry)

John Ryder 08-04-05 10:30 PM

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Old (1998 Litespeed Ultimate) and New (Trek Madone SL 5.9 P1 "Widow Maker") .... and I am keeping both.

The Litespeed will be my beater... ; )

ViperZ 08-04-05 11:52 PM

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The Litespeed will be my beater... ; )

:lol: We should all be so lucky to have a Litespeed for a beater :D

operator 08-05-05 05:50 AM

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Hello! Long time lurker, first time poster. Heres a look at my ten year old baby...... but shes like an old shoe. She fits and shes comfortable.

I love red bikes, and that looks like a pretty clean ride. Nice!

hoodooguru 08-05-05 06:32 AM

Highly customized Devinci Santiago 2002 converted to proper road kit, full ultegra, shimano dura ace 7700 wheelset.

chzman 08-05-05 08:25 AM

that litespeed is quite a crappy beater bike, even for a beater. i think you should reconsider selling it to get a nicer beater ride.

JuanIsTheMan 08-05-05 09:46 AM

Litespeed beater bike. Jeez... I wish I could be so well off.

So far as my ol steed, I was thinking Campy Chorus. Need a change of pace.

Thanks for the comments btw. I got the thing in college and I still have it! Quite a nice investment.

pepsi 08-05-05 01:06 PM

this is my BIANCHI SL3 Veloce http://freeweb.siol.net/mhozjan/bike.jpg

ViperZ 08-05-05 03:37 PM

Digging the Bianchi, what frame size is that?

GeorgeK 08-05-05 07:45 PM

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My bikes, and my wife's. I like her to have as good as I do, and she uses them to the fullest.

CPW 08-05-05 08:22 PM

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My bikes, and my wife's. I like her to have as good as I do, and she uses them to the fullest.

Nice pavers.
CPW

jitteringjr 08-05-05 08:56 PM

4 Colnagos and a Serotta? You suck :)

ViperZ 08-05-05 09:01 PM

Nice Collection! :)

spasticrobot 08-05-05 09:20 PM

Here's my Motobecane Le Champion
http://photos22.flickr.com/31580932_6b5ccfe7ce_o.jpg

More pictures here. Ravenmore you were the final shove I needed to push me over the line! Thanks a million because my bike is very nice! I've had it for about a week and so far I'm VERY impressed.

michelan 08-06-05 02:24 AM

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http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2.../IMG_16602.jpg Have no idea if the photo of my new beast will show up (I've been trying to resize and upload for far too long, call me techically challenged); she's a honey although I haven't really been able to take her her out on the town. Much.

baj32161 08-06-05 02:31 AM

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4 Colnagos and a Serotta? You suck :)

I couldn't agree more....talk about the "haves".....yooooooooooooou BASTID!! :D :D

killahkosha 08-06-05 02:38 AM

I have a 2005 Marin Venezia, I absolutely love this bike. It is definitely much better than that 45lb. hunk of department store steel mountain bike that I was riding around on. No clue how much it weighes tho. I am guessing somewhere in the 15lb. to 30lb. range.

GeorgeK 08-06-05 05:54 AM

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Originally Posted by jitteringjr4 Colnagos and a Serotta? You suck

I couldn't agree more....talk about the "haves".....yooooooooooooou BASTID!! :D

Yes I admit I am lucky. Some came during my stint as a weekend employee at the bike shop. All have served duty with incredible reliability. Only the C35 doesn't climb the passes, as it is way to stiff and bland for that. The Serotta and the small Bititan are my wife's.
Last one in the stable (coming next weeend!):

psuaero 08-06-05 06:29 AM

Newbie to road bikes... Out with the old and in with the new!

My old ride is a '03 Diamondback Apex. Mostly XT componentry and I've done a Metric Century with her. She's a good bike but a bit of a tank at 31lbs. 15oz. in ride trim.
http://home.comcast.net/~psuaero/DSC01502_sm.jpg

My new ride is a '05 Scattante CFR. Just got her last night and took her for a spin this morning. Heaven on wheels for the easy 12 miles cruise I just got back from. I still need to make my fine tuning adjustments but I'm already in love with this bike.
http://home.comcast.net/~psuaero/DSC01501_sm.jpg

John


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