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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 04-05-07, 07:19 PM   #5151
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That Trek is *****in'
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Old 04-05-07, 07:34 PM   #5152
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Hey don't get down on yerself that's a nice bike and look at it this way you don't have an ad for an incredibly crappy television channel on your down tube.
the add for the TV channel is on the seat tube. just sayin.
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Old 04-05-07, 07:53 PM   #5153
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Hey don't get down on yerself that's a nice bike and look at it this way you don't have an ad for an incredibly crappy television channel on your down tube.
Team bikes usually have there sponsors on it. Duh!
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Old 04-05-07, 08:02 PM   #5154
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Team bikes usually have there sponsors on it. Duh!
Yes. That's relevant because someone has posted their team's bike in this thread.
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Old 04-05-07, 08:11 PM   #5155
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Old 04-05-07, 08:20 PM   #5156
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Hey don't get down on yerself that's a nice bike and look at it this way you don't have an ad for an incredibly crappy television channel on your down tube.
So just what does my bike have to do with this guy's Lemond? Personally, I like his Lemond.

I don't see how my Trek in any way devalues anyone else's bike nor do I get why it would prompt your ignorant comments.....
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Old 04-05-07, 08:21 PM   #5157
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my bike doesnt compete with others bikes but here are some pics from todays ride...



Any bike that is out of the shop and under a rider is as legit as any bike out there, including yours. It does compete, but it's not about competing, it's about being one more cyclist, and that's good enough.

Nice ride.
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Old 04-05-07, 08:30 PM   #5158
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the add for the TV channel is on the seat tube. just sayin.

I stand corrected sir.

I stand on what I said about the channel so stop bit*&ing (not necessarily directed at you goldfish) because I think the bike's hot. I mean look at it. Jeezus. I just happen to think the decal looks like s^%t. My opinion. The rest of the paint scheme rocks. Then again I own a TCR a1 so I should shutup. That's ugly I had no choice. I guess free thinking is on another thread.
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Old 04-05-07, 08:40 PM   #5159
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So just what does my bike have to do with this guy's Lemond? Personally, I like his Lemond.

I don't see how my Trek in any way devalues anyone else's bike nor do I get why it would prompt your ignorant comments.....
Whoa big guy cool your heels! He expressed some embarassment at posting pics of his bike being as he thought "it wasn't good enough". I understand that as someone with a budget.

Now follow my logic here. His pics came right after yours. Yours is a beautiful bike that overshadows his in the "flashiness" department just a bit. I tried to make a friendly little comment.

I posted just before this post (unfortunately before your attack - I don't delete posts) that I love your bike so stop being a baby. I don't like the cheesy Discovery Channel sticker. It's a little thing. It's not an attack on you as a person nor is it against your sweet ride. Your comment, being that it's an attack against me and my big mouth, is far more ignorant than mine so get over it. Anyone who's that insecure about a $4000+ bike has some issues. Why would you care what anyone thinks?

I'm sorry if I hurt yo wittle fweelings. Oh shoot there I go again. Let's be friends OK?

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Old 04-05-07, 09:45 PM   #5160
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Whoa big guy cool your heels! He expressed some embarassment at posting pics of his bike being as he thought "it wasn't good enough". I understand that as someone with a budget.

Now follow my logic here. His pics came right after yours. Yours is a beautiful bike that overshadows his in the "flashiness" department just a bit. I tried to make a friendly little comment.

I posted just before this post (unfortunately before your attack - I don't delete posts) that I love your bike so stop being a baby. I don't like the cheesy Discovery Channel sticker. It's a little thing. It's not an attack on you as a person nor is it against your sweet ride. Your comment, being that it's an attack against me and my big mouth, is far more ignorant than mine so get over it. Anyone who's that insecure about a $4000+ bike has some issues. Why would you care what anyone thinks?

I'm sorry if I hurt yo wittle fweelings. Oh shoot there I go again. Let's be friends OK?
Sure, drinks are on me....(if you're old enough)
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Old 04-05-07, 09:56 PM   #5161
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Sure, drinks are on me....(if you're old enough)
I am too old enough poo-head.

You couldn't fool your own mother on the foolingest day of your life with an electrified fooling machine.

Goodnight dingle-berry I have ballet* practice in the morning. My initial comment was very small btw, someone else made it into....ah whatever this is.




* the ballet comment is a means to allow you to retain your feeling of superiority. Enjoy it while it lasts. OK lock this thread! 600,000 views be damned haha
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Old 04-06-07, 01:03 AM   #5162
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Here is my first road bike, a 2006 Giant OCR 3, for right at $400 out the door. I am really enjoying it, you should see what I was riding.
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Old 04-06-07, 04:20 AM   #5163
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yeh thats a bargain! everyone always reccomends the giants as first road bikes here in england so congrats! I think first road bike is very special, nothing can match it
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Old 04-06-07, 01:55 PM   #5164
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2006 Guerciotti, Aluminum frame, deda tubing, full campy (veloce). God, I love the color. Nice ebay special too, set me back $1300. Good thing I sold my car to convince the wife it was a good idea
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Old 04-06-07, 04:34 PM   #5165
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I love the colour too. It's a beaut. I spent that same amount and only got a Giant Italian names are so sexy. Enjoy! She also let you have a game system! Does your wife have a sister?

Oops I better shut up or Herr Thomasfxlt will call me immature again.

BTW Thomasfxlt - I did not have anything to do with the description of "Fred" over at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_%28bicycling%29. It's just a coincidence. Pretty funny though

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Old 04-06-07, 05:33 PM   #5166
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Guerciotti still makes bikes!?
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Old 04-07-07, 04:32 AM   #5167
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'04 Allez Elite, fairly stock except for the computer. has just over 100 miles on it from the previous owner. i just worked a trade deal on it for my Haro MTB. it's also my first "real" road bike...
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Old 04-07-07, 06:42 AM   #5168
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Bianchi Via Nirone with Tiagra parts. Love it \o/
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Old 04-07-07, 07:38 AM   #5169
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That's the way I see it!
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Old 04-07-07, 09:35 AM   #5170
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love it....partly because that's the exact same one that i have, except w/ a 105 drivetrain.
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Old 04-07-07, 06:27 PM   #5171
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anyone know where i can buy used bikes
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Old 04-07-07, 07:26 PM   #5172
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just got this bad boy today. my first road bike in quite a while, and i couldn't be happier. it's a 2006 Felt F65 that i got on sale for $1045. the hills in seattle convinced me to get a road bike (though my cousin prodding me so we could go on longer rides helped a bit too ) i want to train up a bit first but i'd really like to try circuit racing. seems like a lot of fun.
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Old 04-07-07, 10:15 PM   #5173
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one word of advice that someone gave me on here...take off the reflectors.
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what size chain rings are those, or is it just the angle?
42/39. I can't be bothered sticking a 52 on there and it would also involve needing a new cassette. I'll wait until the main race season over here starts. (Junior regulations)
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