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Old 08-07-05, 07:03 PM   #2576
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I don't know what that has to do with how much steerer is sticking out of the headtube.[eehh whatever. It related to it somehow!
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I don't know what that has to do with how much steerer is sticking out of the headtube.[eehh whatever. It related to it somehow!
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Old 08-09-05, 06:55 PM   #2578
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hmmm.... thinly vailed racism. here. trayer350 sounds rather bitter.

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Old 08-09-05, 07:52 PM   #2579
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I'm new here.
Interesting reading to see what people are riding!

My roadie is an old Miele (about 1990), steel, 12 speed. I keep thinking it's time to trade up but to what?
It's comfortable on the roads around here that leave the aluminium riders with dancing eyeballs.
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Old 08-09-05, 08:17 PM   #2580
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ordered this frame today, supposed to have in my hands next wed. cant wait to build it up..
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Old 08-09-05, 09:17 PM   #2581
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ordered this frame today, supposed to have in my hands next wed. cant wait to build it up..
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Dang, everytime I see one of the Orbeas, they look cool. Congrats on the new toy!!!
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Old 08-09-05, 10:30 PM   #2582
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Here's my new ride - 2005 Mercier Corvus AL. Same exact bike as some of the Moto's I've seen on here, just different badges. I added a Flightdeck to it; bottles and cages are on their way.... Maybe some of you vet's can tell me why my front wheel came laced straight, and my back on crossed? Strength? Got it for $650 on Ebay, let me know if I got a good deal or got sold.
Thanks! Anybody in the Covallis, OR area?

[EDIT] Sorry 'bout all the typos, guess I can't blast punk rock and type at the same time

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Old 08-09-05, 10:46 PM   #2583
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Here's my 2005 Trek Madone SL 5.9
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Old 08-10-05, 02:35 AM   #2584
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out of curiousity alex's dad, how tall are you? that looks like the smallest madone i've ever seen.
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Old 08-10-05, 07:39 AM   #2585
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I'm 5'4" and that's a 50cm frame. It fits me perfectly.
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Old 08-10-05, 08:00 AM   #2586
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Even though I love my Moto - the Bianchi is in a class all its own. I'd love to be able to afford one of those. Wanna trade?
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Old 08-10-05, 11:08 AM   #2587
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Here's my new 2005 Giant OCR Composite Limited!


size XL
color Composite/Yellow
frame fomulaOne Composite, Compact Road Design
fork fomulaOne Composite, 1 1/8" w/Alloy steerer
shifters Shimano Ultegra STI, 10 speed
front derailleur Shimano Ultegra Triple
rear derailleur Shimano Ultegra Long cage
brakes Tektro 521 AG Long Reach
brake levers Shimano Ultegra
cassette Ultegra 10 speed 12/25T
chain Shimano Ultegra 10
cranks TruVativ Elita Triple, 30/39/52T
BB TruVative ISIS
rims Xero - XSR-3
hubs Xero XSR-3
spokes Xero XSR-3
tires Michelin Dynamic 700x25c
handlebar 6061 Aluminum
stem Easton EA50
headset FSA Orbit ACB, 1 1/8"
seatpost Giant Composite w/ micro adjust, 27.2
saddle OCR - Selle Royal Viper
pedals Wellgo SPD-SL (originally Shimano PD-M505)

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Old 08-10-05, 11:28 AM   #2588
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hmmm.... thinly vailed racism. here. trayer350 sounds rather bitter.
Either he's truly racist, or just truly ignorant. Both have the same effect. Regardless of what 'good' he's done in his life, he's now shown his worth.
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Old 08-10-05, 11:51 AM   #2589
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I'm 5'4" and that's a 50cm frame. It fits me perfectly.
thats cool, i was just curious...didn't mean to imply that it wouldnt fit you. its a really nice bike
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Old 08-10-05, 05:14 PM   #2590
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New to forum, lots of great info. Just picked up a Specialized Rubaix Comp, love it! Previous "road" bike was a Dean tri bike. Those days are gone and it just didn't fit right. The new bike is much better for what I'm now doing.
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Old 08-10-05, 06:18 PM   #2591
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Here is my 1989 Trek 5000 again, refitted with the 9 Speed DA STI, AC 420 Wheels, Michelin Pro Race 2 Tires, Flight Deck Computer and a few other parts.



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Old 08-10-05, 09:19 PM   #2592
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Just got the brakes Friday - here is my ultimate bike. Completely rideable (no "weight limit" parts except maybe the wheels per AC), and nothing too out of the ordinary.

14 lbs. 14 oz complete as pictured with pedals and Vetta V100 PC

56 cm Calfee Tetra, 1.125" headtube
Chris King HS, no spacers
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Selle Italia SLR Carbon (the original with no padding)
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Dura Ace front der. with alloy braze-on bolt and alloy clamp bolt (34.9mm) and ti cable bolt
Dura Ace rear der. with hollowed out alloy pulley wheels bolts and ti cable bolt
Token 2 piece all alloy 12-23 9-speed cassette with alloy lockring
SRAM PC-99 hollow pin chain
Token Scandium ISIS BB 68x108 with M14x20mm alloy bolts
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Zero Gravity Ti '05 brakes (all ti and alloy 186gr with black pads)
American Classic Sprint 350 wheels with Rox UL rim tape
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Full carbon 18gr each water bottle cages with alloy lock nuts (Calfee has posts, not braze-on holes)
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And yes, on my Rapala digital fishing scale, 14 lbs. 14 oz. complete. Not too shabby....
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Old 08-10-05, 11:27 PM   #2593
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...nothing too out of the ordinary.
Humm Zero Gravity Titanium Brakes, Those are pretty normal


Awesome weight, or lack of


Edit: Added Aug 12, 2005

Didn't seem right to have a post at the top of the page with out a picture for so long, so I added this one.

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Old 08-12-05, 09:36 AM   #2594
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Here's mine: 2004 Giant TCRc2

Stock so far. I've had it for a few months but haven't gotten around to taking a pic.
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Old 08-12-05, 03:25 PM   #2595
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i normally hang out in the fixed/ss forum, so go easy on me...

mostly thrown together from odd and mismatched bits:

frame/fork: 57cm gt titanium, easton ec90 aero
drivetrain: 8 speed 600 w/dura ace brifters
wheels: 28 hole 600 laced to gp4 tubular in the rear w/15g wheelsmith (2x), 36 hole campy record hub to 24 hole gp4 tubular in front w/15g wheelsmith (2.17x)
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..and..you know...some other stuff.
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Old 08-12-05, 04:02 PM   #2596
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ViperZ,

That is one sexy ride!
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That is one sexy ride!
Thanks man! How do you like your Klein? I use to have a 1988 Klein Quantum Pro that I built up with Shimano 600 parts, Wolber Aero Rims. That was when Aluminum was still considered "Exotic". That bike could corner like no other bike I have ever ridden. You could go hard into corners and just lean into it with out touching the brakes, all the while carving the corner like as if you were on rails. It use to blow all my riding buddies away how tight and fast that bike could corner. In a momentary lapse of reason, I sold the Q-Pro in 1991 to buy a Nikon F4 Camera. I have always regreted that. A year later I even tried to buy the bike back from the person that I sold it to, offering even more than what he paid me for it. He declined (or De-Klein'ed) me
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Old 08-12-05, 05:22 PM   #2598
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How do you like your Klein?
Love it! It's my first road bike so I'm just getting comfortable with it and haven't pushed it's limit yet but I couldn't be happier.
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Good to hear Klein use to be called the Lamborgini of Bicycles in the 70's, he was one of the originals to make welded fat tube Aluminum bicycles.
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i normally hang out in the fixed/ss forum, so go easy on me...

mostly thrown together from odd and mismatched bits:

frame/fork: 57cm gt titanium, easton ec90 aero
drivetrain: 8 speed 600 w/dura ace brifters
wheels: 28 hole 600 laced to gp4 tubular in the rear w/15g wheelsmith (2x), 36 hole campy record hub to 24 hole gp4 tubular in front w/15g wheelsmith (2.17x)
stem/bars: 40cm modolo bars with mossibly the ugliest stem in human history, but hey, 140mm stems are hard to find.

..and..you know...some other stuff.
i like it, it looks neat(hate the stem though)
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