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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 11-02-03, 10:11 AM   #351
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Ambrosio aluminium/carbon strong, light and good value at £700 the frame. 'Lightweight' wheels strong, light. Campagnolo Record and Powerpedals

Principia tt28 v.stiff Specialized Shimano and Mektronic. Ego first!
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Old 11-02-03, 10:16 AM   #352
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"I am not as good as I once was, but I am as good once as I ever was!"


Hmm, I find the older I get the better I was
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Old 11-03-03, 09:42 PM   #353
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what road bike do you ride

ok...my bike is a wheeler 5100. its not alower band bike at all tho it may sound like it. Its a mixture of avanti corsa and wheeler. It has a wheeler frame and corsa componants. It runs durace shifters and sax chain. Shes called "starfang" and dont dis the name Ive had her for about a year and she survived about 5 crashes ive had..hehe (during the last three crashes she went through 3 chains as well..hehe ) im very proud of her she has a sister called twinstar and i think shes a giant orc. thats my best friends bike. i dont no how to get the picture on with the attatchment but ill find out how [IMG]
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Old 11-05-03, 07:58 PM   #354
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I'll be picking up my '04 LeMond Buenos Aires this weekend - it's my first road bike.

I can't keep up climbing with my wife anymore on her DeRosa (all those spinning classes really paid off for her!), since I've been riding a Cannondale hybrid - time for some serious cardio and weight loss, so I figured I'd take the plunge with a "serious bike" (for me) for motivation.

I'm adding a Flight Deck - otherwise it should look identical to this one:
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Old 11-06-03, 03:03 PM   #355
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1986 Vitus 979 Duralinox - 55cm - light blue - full Dura-ace 6-speed

Attached is a picture of me riding it up Mont Ventoux in August of this year.
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Old 11-07-03, 11:47 AM   #356
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Go Gonzo

Hey Gonzo Bob, that is what I call a cycle picture, what was it like climbing that "hill"? How much preparation (training) did you do before hand?
Whoa, I want to do it!
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Old 11-07-03, 12:24 PM   #357
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Hey Gonzo Bob, that is what I call a cycle picture, what was it like climbing that "hill"? How much preparation (training) did you do before hand?
Whoa, I want to do it!
I really enjoyed riding up Ventoux. It was a bit harder than I thought it would be. We rode up at it the end of a one week tour in the area and for all of the other climbs (many in the 1300m-1600m range) I did not need my lowest gear and rode up them in a 39x24. But after the first few "easy" kms on Ventoux, the road pitched up to between 9 and 11% and I was very glad I had a 28t cog.

As for training, I really did no specific hill training as I live in the gently rolling farmlands of the Midwest. But I did ride a lot (20-30 hours/week) since I was training for Paris-Brest-Paris (I have the PBP Jersey on in that photo) which was the week before the tour.
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Old 11-07-03, 11:56 PM   #358
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My 2001 Specialized Sirrus Pro set up as my commuter a couple mornings ago.
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Old 11-08-03, 12:29 AM   #359
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And then there is my baby Pinallope! 2003 Prince SL, full Dura Ace, she's multi-lingual, swapped out the Selle Flite for the Selle ProLink Trans Am saddle, mucho better...
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Old 11-08-03, 11:57 PM   #360
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And then there is my baby Pinallope! 2003 Prince SL, full Dura Ace, she's multi-lingual, swapped out the Selle Flite for the Selle ProLink Trans Am saddle, mucho better...
OMG
And I thought my Marvel was pretty. Sweet, sweet bike.
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Old 11-09-03, 12:07 AM   #361
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A Pinarello with Dura Ace, what's the world coming to!
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Old 11-09-03, 01:55 PM   #362
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Scenic bikes

Yep really nice Pinarello, but I am liking these pictures of bikes in the great outdoors where they belong, anymore out there?
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Old 11-09-03, 02:45 PM   #363
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My mess of a work area and my Cannondale R600.
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Old 11-09-03, 03:43 PM   #364
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Thanks, my compliments to Pinarello! I was bike shopping in Davis about a month ago when I saw it in a window and about fell over backwards. I went in and asked what size it was and the girl told be 54cm, I said 'crap', she said 'wrong size?'. I said 'perfect size' ! I've been gushing over it ever since. The bike is like a piano string, it is just so tight and it corners like it's on rails. I get such a kick out of out riding with friends, we hit downhills at the same speed, they pedal, I coast, and walk away from them. I broke 40 for the first time twice the other day on some decent local grades, solid as a rock. I'll be quiet now, but god that bike rockssssss.
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Old 11-10-03, 12:15 PM   #365
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here's my new LeMond Buenos Aires - 2004, with the combo steel spine/OCLV carbon cockpit frame, Bontrager carbon fork, Ultegra/105 components, Bontrager wheelsets, Cane Creek headset, 3TTT THE handlebar & stem.

(My first "serious" roadbike, and first with clipless pedals, so I haven't pulled the "platforms" off the other side of the pedals yet - maybe later today when I take it for a spin.)
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Old 11-10-03, 03:00 PM   #366
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My BABY Klein!

Well, I'm new here so I would like to see what u think of her! It's a 2k3 Klein Q-Carbon Team. I have upgraded a couple things. It has a Cinelli Ram bar 42/110 with the new computer mounting system,Cateye OS 1.1 computer, FSA ISIS bottom bracket(chromoly spindle) and an FSA ISIS Superlight Carbon Fiber Crank 172.5.It aslo has 2 Pazzaz Carbon fiber bottle cages.I am waitng for a few more parts to come in like my Bontrager XXX lite carbon seatpost and my Dura-ace pedals.I don't know if I want to change the seat or not.Anyways, tell me what u think.
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Thanks for taking a look, Nik

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Old 11-10-03, 07:34 PM   #367
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Well, I just bought my first road bike, a used Cannondale CAAD 3, with an a collection of race-ready parts (so I'm told):

Kestrel EMS threaded carbon fork
Ultegra shifters (full 9 speed drive)
105 rear der. BRAND NEW
Ultegra front derailleur
Shimano 600 calipers
Ultegra 11-21 cassette
Kalloy alloy post
Fizik Pave saddle
Dura Ace 175 cranks
Syncros stem
3T ergo bar
Bontrager Race X-lite wheels: front w/out rim cut out,rear wheel with rim cut out
Conti Ultra 2000 tires
LOOK Anotomic Carbon pedals

I hope I didn't overpay ($700 delivered)
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Old 11-10-03, 11:26 PM   #368
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Here's mine a Cannondale R2000SI CAAD7 Got it about 6 weeks ago.


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Old 11-11-03, 03:46 PM   #369
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Minesh, hope to see you on the AR trail, that Dale will be easy to remember.
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Old 11-12-03, 01:21 PM   #370
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Just testing my Avatar (whatever they are)
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Yep works a treat (whatever it is) and even back dates it!
Love it
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Old 11-13-03, 10:35 AM   #372
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Yeah, Stealthman, my bike is very Halloween friendly I don't know if I'll ever ride all the way up to Folsom from downtown, but I'm moving to Rocklin soon - any recommended rides, routes, & clubs?
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Old 11-14-03, 07:46 PM   #373
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2004 Look KG 386i (Carbon)
  • Campagnolo Chorus-10
  • Ritchey WCS OS stem & handlebar
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  • Vittoria Open Corsa CX EVO-K 700x23 Red
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16.5 lbs. w/o pedals

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Old 11-14-03, 08:01 PM   #374
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EastCoast . . . that is one sweet, sweet, sweet . . . ahh, it defies description! that's an awesome bike.
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Old 11-22-03, 05:36 AM   #375
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'02 Scapin EOS3 (Columbus Niva OR tubeset)
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