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Old 06-06-06, 11:00 PM   #3601
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Just wanted to share my excitement from my new toy!

Not the lightest machine but one heck of a comfy ride for a 230 pds guys!!!

Orbea Orca 57 cm monocoque carbon
Topolino wheels C-19 1390 gramS
Shimano Dura Ace group
Cinelli ram bar
Fizik Aliante
Arundel cages
Sppedplay Zero

Total weight with pedals and cages: 16.9 pounds without going outside of warranty for my size, sweet!
sweet, sweet ride man
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Old 06-08-06, 08:46 AM   #3602
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My new/used Trek

Here's my Trek 1000 that I traded a computer for. Pretty basic except for the Shimano 600 upgrades and the biopace cogs. Was riding an old Schwinn Super le Tour but decided I needed something lighter and faster so I could TRY to keep up with the group. Turns out all I needed was a better bike and some shoes. Now I'm a biking fool and can hang with the pack on my own.
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Old 06-08-06, 08:53 AM   #3603
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My new/used Trek

Here's my Trek 1000 that I traded a computer for. Pretty basic except for the Shimano 600 upgrades and the biopace cogs. Was riding an old Schwinn Super le Tour but decided I needed something lighter and faster so I could TRY to keep up with the group. Turns out all I needed was a better bike and some shoes. Now I'm a biking fool and can hang with the pack on my own.
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Old 06-08-06, 09:15 AM   #3604
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Newby's first (decent) bike

My new/used Trek 1000. Was riding an ole Schwinn. Good bike but HEAVY by today's standards.

This one has the Shimano 600 upgraded cranks and hubs. Didn't know why I couldn't hang with the group until I got on a better ride. Luckily for me, clunking around on the old Super le Tour's excess weight gave me some physical training the other guys weren't getting. Now I can chug right on by them on those nasty inclines.
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Old 06-08-06, 09:33 AM   #3605
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PC for a Trek

Trek 1000 Pretty basic... Shimano 600 cranks and hubs and biopace cogs. Was riding an old Schwinn Super le Tour but decided I needed something lighter and faster so I could TRY to keep up with the group. Turns out all I needed was a better bike and some shoes. The tonage from the Schwinn was great for training though. Now I can hang with the pack on my own.
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Old 06-08-06, 09:50 AM   #3606
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My First Roadbike, 2005 Roubaix Pro Frameset, Bianchi Sibilo Wheelset(Campag vento)



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Old 06-10-06, 03:15 PM   #3607
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I know I posted without pics months ago, but here's my hawg.

2003 Litespeed Orion w/ Ultegra group, FSA Compact, Brooks Team Pro saddle, Specialized All-Condition pro tires, Shimano R-550 wheels, SRAM PG-970 Cassette, SRAM PC-99 chain, Cheapo Elite Strada (or something) carbon seatpost, 3T bars, Ritchey Pro stem, and assorted other bits. Sorry for the poor picture quality, but Father's Day is coming, and a new cam is on the list.

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Seat Stay porn:


What my riding partners see...since I'm dropping off the back:


What keeps my heiney comfy (cut down so it doesn't look like I'm riding a La-Z-Boy):

Hey Mo'Phat that is one sweet Litrespeed. I hate to say it but I was getting bored with the naked Ti look. T am seriously diggin' that.

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Old 06-11-06, 02:09 AM   #3608
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I've waited a while to post pics of my bike. Here it is:




It's definately not the prettiest bike. I bought it second hand (Im an uni student) and giants are very common in my city. I didnt really know if I was going to like it at first but its grown on me. I like the compact geometry. I got it as an upgrade to an old 12 speeder. Its my only form of transportation. (in the wet I get a bus), hopefuly this summer I will do some racing for fun.

It came with michelin proraces on it, but I destroyed the rear one by running over a sharp rock which cut it. Replaced it with an armidillo. While mixing tyres like this is very anti-OCP it works quite well, I still get good handling from the front end but good flat protection and a long lasting tyre on the rear -where its important, Ill probably continue to do this.

While the tiagra gruppo is only tiagra it works fine, and in reality unless I seriously go racing getting anything higher is an indulgence I will partake in when Im earning good money after my degree. The triple? well thats what it had on it, I dont use the small chain wheel but its good to have for reassurance. Newcastle is flat but if Ive ridden a long way that day the slopes that Newcastle does have are incredibly steep. Luckily they are short.

I also replaced the at this stage crummy stock bar tape with specialized bar phat tape. Comfy for a person who doesnt wear gloves. It was my first time wrapping a set of bars, and if I do say myself Ive done a good job. Why red electical tape? It was all I could find and I didnt notice the black tape that came with the bar tape.

Originally I put clipped pedals on it. As I wasnt used to riding a more modern road bike. (I upgraded from a 12 speeder, so I took the pedals off that.) Ive bought a set of spd shoes, and you guessed it, they are also specialized. (The shop that I go to stocks specialized and has the best customer service, I will when I know more/need certain parts buy online). Damn I love clipless.

So Ive done some minor upgrades to it, future ones will be, saddle, seat post (the single clamp is a piece of ****), stem, then a set of deep Vs. (I am light ~67kg but the roads are absolute crap and I prefer strong stuff).

While again it isn't a beautiful bike. For me its great, good enough, but not great enough that if I broke it or it got stolen I wouldn't lose a whole heap of sleep over it. But I love it - its grown on me.

I hope you like my bike
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Old 06-11-06, 05:48 PM   #3609
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2002 Bianchi SL Aluminum Centaur:


Second, the Car -
2004 Specialized Langster:


Next up, a cyclocross bike...
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Old 06-11-06, 06:40 PM   #3610
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Originally Posted by eos4life
Just wanted to share my excitement from my new toy!

Not the lightest machine but one heck of a comfy ride for a 230 pds guys!!!

Orbea Orca 57 cm monocoque carbon
Topolino wheels C-19 1390 gramS
Shimano Dura Ace group
Cinelli ram bar
Fizik Aliante
Arundel cages
Sppedplay Zero

Total weight with pedals and cages: 16.9 pounds without going outside of warranty for my size, sweet!

Me want! How much was that rig?
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Old 06-12-06, 10:12 AM   #3611
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My new ride...

Macalu Cirrus (a.k.a. Merlin Extralight) Ti Frame (unbadged b/c I wanted to go stealth), Velocity Spartacus Pro wheels, Vittoria Rubino Pro Slicks, Campy Chorus Brifters and RD, Campy Centaur FD, Reynolds Ouzo Pro carbon fork, Thomson post, Selle Italia Flite titanium saddle, FSA Carbon compact cranks, etc., etc.

50 miles on it so far, and it rides like a dream...

Rides in the stable not pictured:
1985 Schwinn Paramount
199? Schwinn Peloton Pro

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Old 06-12-06, 02:05 PM   #3612
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Hey Mo'Phat that is one sweet Litrespeed. I hate to say it but I was getting bored with the naked Ti look. T am seriously diggin' that.

Cheers,

Brian
Thanks a lot, Brian!
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Old 06-12-06, 07:46 PM   #3613
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Nice bike! That paintjob looks real nice. I got the 2005 S2 and it's great , but right after i brought it i heard that they are coming out a new line with carbon seatstays for 2006. DOH! Enjoy!
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Old 06-13-06, 11:54 AM   #3614
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This is my new bike, a Gios A-90 equipped with Campy Veloce. It's certainly a different and faster ride than my steel touring/commuting bike and the blue is so nice!

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Old 06-13-06, 01:36 PM   #3615
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This is my new bike, a Gios A-90 equipped with Campy Veloce. It's certainly a different and faster ride than my steel touring/commuting bike and the blue is so nice!

beautiful
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Old 06-13-06, 08:45 PM   #3616
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The Pangea

My wife just built the dream bike of all time (in my opinion).

Titus Exogrid frame
Dura-ace triple
DT Swiss wheels
Chris King no-thread headset
Easton EC90 SLX fork
Easton EC90 Equipe handelbar
Easton EC90 seat post
Salsa Scandium SUL stem
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Michelin Pro Rice II tires

w/o seatpack just under 17lbs!

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Old 06-13-06, 09:13 PM   #3617
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That is the sweetest frame I have ever seen! Lazer etched Ti filled with carbon, so awesome. I don't know about the triple crank or the red tires and handlebar tape, but that frame is sweet!!
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That is the sweetest frame I have ever seen! Lazer etched Ti filled with carbon, so awesome. I don't know about the triple crank or the red tires and handlebar tape, but that frame is sweet!!
Yes the frame is sweet. The triple is for all the Colorado mountains around here.

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beautiful
Thanks, I think so. I'm especially partial to the white handlebar tape.
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I have had my Moto about 3 months. I took these pics about a week after I built it up. It has Ultegra derailluers Truvativ Cranks and BB w/ DuraAce bar end shifters.
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Old 06-14-06, 10:56 PM   #3621
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Just won it on ebay tonight. Hopefully it'll be here in about a week.
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I have had my Moto about 3 months. I took these pics about a week after I built it up. It has Ultegra derailluers Truvativ Cranks and BB w/ DuraAce bar end shifters.
Nice looking. I love the black/white/red scheme. Is it for TT or Triathlon?
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This is my new bike, a Gios A-90 equipped with Campy Veloce. It's certainly a different and faster ride than my steel touring/commuting bike and the blue is so nice!
Very pretty and well setup. Congrats!
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Old 06-15-06, 10:01 PM   #3624
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I think it means time trial.

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Nice looking. I love the black/white/red scheme. Is it for TT or Triathlon?
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Old 06-16-06, 07:02 AM   #3625
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I made a couple of small changes:
Gone are the White Spinergy Stickers and Auxiliary Brakes.
Installed my old Spinaci Bars.
Changed my tyres and replaced my computer.
I like it alot!!
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