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Dead Roman 08-27-06 10:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Pugdawg1
Here's my new road bike. I have only ridden mountain bikes. This is the first roadie I have ever owned or ridden (took my first ride today, did 50 miles, and absolutely NO issues ~ I thought for sure I'd wind up with maybe sore shoulder, back etc from riding in a different position than what I am used to), and so I am rather happy with it, and am hopeful it will be a good first road bike for me. Here's a couple pictures.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...ike8-27-06.jpg

Put a Selle Italia seat on it. Very comfortable for me.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...eat8-27-06.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...C308-27-06.jpg

I am still so ignorant on so many things, but I'm learning as I go.


Thats one HELLUVA first bike.

redfooj 08-27-06 11:50 PM

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Originally Posted by lsits
I'm not an expert on these things, but it looks like the widest tires that will fit would be 25's or 26's. The limitation seems to be the brakes. With the little lever up there's just enogh room to get the tires out. I have 700x23's on it.

the quick-release levers allows for more clearance by lessening tension... you can lessen tension and consequently increase clearance by using the barrel adjuster and/or undoing brake cable and let some more slack out. unless its a megapurposeful race bike, it should accept up to 28c--most general road bikes do

Blaireau 08-28-06 02:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Relayer
I took a couple pictures of my '05 Scattante CFR today...

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l7...o/IMG_0013.jpg

Dude! That's one big picture....
Seriously, that's a cool looking bike with good components. Do you mind sharing how much you paid for it?

Drag 08-28-06 05:37 PM

Okay I'll join in, here's my rides.

My trusty riding partner:

http://www.cianperez.com/photos/main...serialNumber=2

1990 Trek 1400 - recently updated: threadless front end, carbon fiber fork, STI shifters, Flite saddle. The frame is made from Easton E9 Program tubing. She was certainly a nice bike in her day. I bought her from a friend in '92 or thereabouts 'cuz he ended up with a back problem which made cycling problematic (he must've put less than 250 miles on her at best). Anyway, it's got a 7sp 105 grouppo. Unfortunately, the backend is only 126mm which prevents me from going with a full drivetrain upgrade, but since I was mainly a mountain biker for the balance of the 90s and non-existent on the road in this century, she's pretty much nearly brand new.

And my latest trophy:

http://www.cianperez.com/photos/main...serialNumber=2

2005 Litespeed Tuscany - a lil' over a week old. Just got the pedals installed a couple days back. Full Ultegra gruppo, aside from the Mavic Equipe wheelset. I figured I was so excited to get reacquainted with my first serious love: cycling - that I celebrated in a BIG way. :D

Drag 08-28-06 05:52 PM

You know, I have to admit, the concept of owning TWO road bikes (let alone MORE THAN TWO), seemed pretty absurd to me . . . until I came across this place! LOL! :p

Lamplight 08-28-06 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Dead Roman
could youpost someside shots of that nishiki? I just recently acquired one of thes frames and im goin to convert it into a fixie.

Sure thing, here you go:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2..._8839small.jpg

lsits 08-28-06 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by redfooj
the quick-release levers allows for more clearance by lessening tension... you can lessen tension and consequently increase clearance by using the barrel adjuster and/or undoing brake cable and let some more slack out. unless its a megapurposeful race bike, it should accept up to 28c--most general road bikes do

There's your answer necromancer. I have Ultegra brakes. thanks for clearing that up, redfoo.

goldfish 08-28-06 09:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Drag
I figured I was so excited to get reacquainted with my first serious love: cycling - that I celebrated in a BIG way. :D

Well, I always figure, if you're gonna celebrate, you might as well do it right! And you certainly did it right;)

You've got two very attractive bikes there my friend! Happy riding!

MattC 08-28-06 10:04 PM

My Current Project
 
Well I am getting close to finishing my Litespeed Classic so I figure I should show you guys. Let me know what you think.

goldfish 08-28-06 10:06 PM

MattC your bike is lookin pretty hot...i'm hoping you post some more detailed pics in the future...

Namenda 08-28-06 10:10 PM

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Originally Posted by MattC
Well I am getting close to finishing my Litespeed Classic so I figure I should show you guys. Let me know what you think.


Beauty of a bike. Do my eyes deceive, or are you quite tall?

MattC 08-28-06 10:15 PM

I am 6'2 and mostly leg. The bike is actually a tad small I need to get a 120 stem to replace that 110 on it now. I have a few rides on it and the drop seems to be fine.

The Micah 08-29-06 09:33 AM

Here's my Bianchi San Lorenzo.

http://i8.tinypic.com/25zmhag.jpg

inqualcanto 08-29-06 10:39 AM

Nice bottle cages!

The Micah 08-29-06 11:19 AM

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Originally Posted by inqualcanto
Nice bottle cages!


My LBS installed them for free, because I had to wait a long time to get the bike. I probably would have bought them anyway. :)

http://i7.tinypic.com/25zs0oi.jpg

goldfish 08-29-06 03:36 PM

Those are seriously stylish cages! Beautiful bike too, by the way. the only thing i would have changed is i would have made it Record instead of Dura-Ace.......but thats a personal decision.

Very sexy bike.

TomM 08-29-06 08:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Pugdawg1
Here's my new road bike. I have only ridden mountain bikes. This is the first roadie I have ever owned or ridden (took my first ride today, did 50 miles, and absolutely NO issues ~ I thought for sure I'd wind up with maybe sore shoulder, back etc from riding in a different position than what I am used to), and so I am rather happy with it, and am hopeful it will be a good first road bike for me. Here's a couple pictures.

I do believe that is the first white saddle that I've ever seen.

hmai18 08-29-06 08:17 PM

Nice ride Micah, but there's just something that bugs me about an Italian bike not equipped with Campy.

BillMC2 08-29-06 08:42 PM

Here's my bike.

I dig it.

http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/815...p2finalom1.jpg

the beef 08-29-06 11:09 PM

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Originally Posted by The Micah
Here's my Bianchi San Lorenzo.

http://i8.tinypic.com/25zmhag.jpg

Celeste carbon cages? Friggin sweet. Now get an 07 Record groupset and you've got the sexiest bike ever.

Anyway, awesome ride.

Dead Roman 08-30-06 01:27 AM

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Originally Posted by the beef
Celeste carbon cages? Friggin sweet. Now get an 07 Record groupset and you've got the sexiest bike ever.

Anyway, awesome ride.



Dont Listen to em bud, some people just cant ride campy, Im one of them.

The Micah 08-30-06 11:01 AM

Well, with some things, I stick to what I know. I've always used Shimano and been happy with it, so that's what I got for this bike. I've never used Campagnolo, but I might try it one day.

Serpico 08-30-06 04:16 PM

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Originally Posted by hmai18

great bike, the round handlebars, white tape, etc

nice :beer:

Serpico 08-30-06 04:32 PM

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Originally Posted by marqueemoon


awesome

the beef 08-30-06 04:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Dead Roman
Dont Listen to em bud, some people just cant ride campy, Im one of them.

Pity. So you've tried Campagnolo before? What was the problem?


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