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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 07-10-06, 08:33 AM   #3676
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Just beautiful, Stan!
Then again, as a Waterford rider, I'm also biased. Love a nice steel frame decked out in Campy. Your Paramount is striking.
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Old 07-10-06, 09:59 PM   #3677
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Nothing better than being in a breakaway don't you think?

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Old 07-11-06, 12:03 PM   #3678
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first timer

just got my first road bike. stretched my budget, but how could i say no to this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWN%3AIT&rd=1
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Old 07-11-06, 05:06 PM   #3679
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just got my first road bike. stretched my budget, but how could i say no to this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWN%3AIT&rd=1
Nice buy...great bike and it sure looks sharp. Enjoy it!

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Old 07-11-06, 06:21 PM   #3680
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love it. i want my tcr to look like that
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Old 07-12-06, 05:10 AM   #3681
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just got my first road bike. stretched my budget, but how could i say no to this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWN%3AIT&rd=1

Very tidy! I love the white at the front, really sets the bike off
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Need Help From One Of You Guys!!!

HELLO EVERYONE....
i'm new here,i just need basic help.
i want to upgrade currently i have a fuji finest road bike 2001 very nice and light(21-23 pounds),i want a better bike , lighter strong and something that can gives me a better ride and speed without work,can you recommend me something?
also i want to know what is the lightest frame,the cromoly aluminum,carbon,....etc....can you explain that to me in a few words/you don't know how much appreciate that!!!.....
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Old 07-13-06, 04:54 PM   #3683
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HELLO EVERYONE....
i'm new here,i just need basic help.
i want to upgrade currently i have a fuji finest road bike 2001 very nice and light(21-23 pounds),i want a better bike , lighter strong and something that can gives me a better ride and speed without work,can you recommend me something?
also i want to know what is the lightest frame,the cromoly aluminum,carbon,....etc....can you explain that to me in a few words/you don't know how much appreciate that!!!.....
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You already said the Finest was nice and light, which it is. So what exactly do you want? You say you want something even lighter, and speed you up without any work? Sorta weird.

A lighter bike won't suddenly make you go faster, save on hills and quick acceleration. Even then, the difference is minimal. And if you're the type of guy who wants to go faster without any work, I doubt you'd even notice the change.
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Old 07-14-06, 12:18 PM   #3684
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ok.thanks basically I'd like something lighter and I'm still wondering about what's best if cromoly aluminum,or light aluminum,carbon,,,,etc......
thanks for give me a brief explanation about that.
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Old 07-14-06, 12:39 PM   #3685
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ok.thanks basically I'd like something lighter and I'm still wondering about what's best if cromoly aluminum,or light aluminum,carbon,,,,etc......
thanks for give me a brief explanation about that.
Wrong thread. Try searching. Lots of answers available.
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Old 07-14-06, 02:38 PM   #3686
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Mines a Bontrager (yes they made bikes) RoadLite with Campy Record.
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Old 07-15-06, 06:02 PM   #3687
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trek madone 5.2 right when i bought her... 9 days ago. i have some look carbon pedals on the way. i upgraded from a trek 1000 and all i can say is awesome


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Old 07-16-06, 02:34 PM   #3688
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Got the last parts for my latest build - a Canyon F10, dura ace, old Ksyriums and some bikeporn for controls (K-Sword)




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Old 07-16-06, 04:31 PM   #3689
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Old 07-18-06, 01:13 PM   #3690
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Mine. Full 105 (black), Reynolds wheels, etc...etc...



The stem has since come down and i even use pedals now. This is from when i bought it.
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Old 07-18-06, 01:58 PM   #3691
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I love the yellow+black scheme!
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Old 07-18-06, 10:45 PM   #3692
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I used to own a similar bike(same frame) in the early 90's, but it fit me better back then. I've been trying to decide if should replace the headset(it's indexed), get a shorter stem and maybe a carbon fork, or buy a new Flyte frameset to build up.

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Old 07-19-06, 04:37 PM   #3693
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Customized Bianchi 9-2-8

Took me forever save up/build this bike, but now it's my dream bike:

Bianchi 61cm 9-2-8 Carbon Frame
Topolino Wheels (These are AWESOME, by the way)
Campy Record component group (except Chorus front/rear derailur)
Record CT Compact Crankset
Phil Woods BB
Deda Einstein Stem
Specialized S-Works Carbon bars
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(Look KEO pedals, but they're on my other bike right now)

What do you guys think?
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Old 07-19-06, 05:24 PM   #3694
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Just got fitted last night by my local pro bike shop. Just getting back into cycling after a 20+ year haitus.



It's the Specialized Tarmac Expert, but I don't know yet which color I'm getting, depends on the dealer's stock. All Ultegra components more or less, changed to a compact crank and IRD 11-28 cassette, and upgraded the wheels to Mavic Ksyrium SL's.
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Old 07-19-06, 06:48 PM   #3695
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Just got fitted last night by my local pro bike shop. Just getting back into cycling after a 20+ year haitus.



It's the Specialized Tarmac Expert, but I don't know yet which color I'm getting, depends on the dealer's stock. All Ultegra components more or less, changed to a compact crank and IRD 11-28 cassette, and upgraded the wheels to Mavic Ksyrium SL's.
Sweet bike, I want a Tarmac myself, but I think I may still be a bit heavy for a CF ride.
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All Ultegra components more or less, changed to a compact crank and IRD 11-28 cassette, and upgraded the wheels to Mavic Ksyrium SL's.
I had a Tarmac Expert last year with SL's. It was a awesome combo. Mine was just a little to big for me
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I have a number of Specialized bikes (Allez Comp, Langster, Sirrus Sport and a Roubaix Pro) and love all of them. Last week I had a problem with the Roubaix. Specialized said it was covered under warrantee and they'd replace the frame. I asked if I could pay to upgrade to the S-Works version and they said no problem and no extra charge.

The whole process took less than a week.

Big ups to Specialized (and any other manufacturer) who stand by their product. Specialized you have a fan for life.

Here's the rebuild.

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they said no problem and no extra charge.

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Wow, that is beyond customer service. I do have to wonder why they would upgrade you to a $2,800 frameset for no charge though. Makes me wonder if MAYBE next years pro will use the S-Works frame or if they are possibly changing the whole bike and they want to get rid of the current stock. Just seems a little strange to me but again..a big congrats!!
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Wow, that is beyond customer service. I do have to wonder why they would upgrade you to a $2,800 frameset for no charge though. Makes me wonder if MAYBE next years pro will use the S-Works frame or if they are possibly changing the whole bike and they want to get rid of the current stock. Just seems a little strange to me but again..a big congrats!!
I didn't ask.... just said THANKS!

I presumed that they are probably hard to move (in Australia) and the new line are probably in the works. I also wondered if the huge difference in cost between the Pro and S-Works was just for the S-Works logo.... but, hey, who cares. Specialized did me right and I'll tell the world what a fantasic bike company they are... are you listening Specialized... My next bike is a S-Works Stumpjumper HT.
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I also wondered if the huge difference in cost between the Pro and S-Works was just for the S-Works logo.... but, hey, who cares. .
The S-Works is supposed to be a completely Carbon weave using there 9r carbon as instead of the 7r. I am about to order a S-Works Roubaix and now I am thinking if maybe I should wait till the 07's come out.
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