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Old 06-03-09, 01:28 PM   #11351
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Something looks very wrong with the cassette. Might just be the angle of the picture. Not sure. But it looks like three cogs merge into one.
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Old 06-03-09, 01:47 PM   #11352
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it's the angle at which you're seeing the shift ramps on each cog
believe me, there is *nothing* wrong with that cassette

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Old 06-03-09, 02:37 PM   #11353
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beautiful casati Casrider, I'd love to get one of their frames.
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Old 06-03-09, 11:26 PM   #11354
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The (somewhat) new ride:






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Old 06-04-09, 12:55 AM   #11355
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Sweet. Nice bike.


Mind posting a pic of the vamoots?
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Old 06-04-09, 09:04 AM   #11356
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Thanks, and sure, here you go. I'd like to do some upgrades to the bike (swap to Campy, 3T stem, Edge 2.0 fork) but it will probably be a couple of years. Other than that, the Speedplays and wheels have switched in favor of Keos and DA 7801SL (the carbon rims are now on the Campy bike).

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Old 06-04-09, 10:17 AM   #11357
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Dick- You have 2 of the most beautiful, nicest road bikes I have ever seen. I love both of them.
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Old 06-04-09, 10:46 AM   #11358
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beautiful casati Casrider, I'd love to get one of their frames.
Hey thanks! Spent a lot of time working on getting the "right" parts for it and, with the help of a friend, built it in an afternoon. People can have their Ti and all Carbon... I'm a fan of steel and classic geometry.
I'd build another Casati in a heartbeat (a fleet of them actually) - it rides like a stallion and has more "go" than I do. At the end of my first all-out go on it I swear the Cas was staring at me with a look of "is that all you got?"
Only problem with Casati is the considerable lack of extra branded schwag. I'd love a Casati jersey (that wasn't in tiny Euro sizes).
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Old 06-04-09, 04:17 PM   #11359
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Something is wrong with that cassette, its too clean

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Something looks very wrong with the cassette. Might just be the angle of the picture. Not sure. But it looks like three cogs merge into one.
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Old 06-04-09, 04:44 PM   #11360
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LOL! Uhm, yeah, brand new out of the box as a matter of fact.
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Old 06-04-09, 09:32 PM   #11361
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The chain is in the small chainring because the FD cable wasn't attached when that picture was taken. The wheel decals are custom if anybody was wondering.

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Old 06-04-09, 09:41 PM   #11362
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sweet.....
is that one of the new cobb saddles?
any opinion of it yet?
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Old 06-04-09, 09:49 PM   #11363
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Yeah it's the V-flow plus. I like it except that I would probably prefer if it had a flat top. That curve makes it sort of uncomfortable on the boys when the saddle is positioned level. I have to angle it down a little for the front half to be level.

They're coming out with a better saddle this July though. A little lighter, but with more curve. Apparently you're supposed to ride farther back on it than you would a normal saddle in the aero position. I may as well try the new one out. It's been less than 6mo since I bought this one so I can apply its purchase price toward that of the new saddle. Pretty good company policy in my opinion
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Old 06-04-09, 11:31 PM   #11364
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the rat

cane creek is2 headset
campy chorus drive train and brakes , 10 speed.
speedplay light action pedals
itm stem and bars (hope to carbon this someday)
carbon seatpost , generic seat clamp
brooks saddle

wheels

white industry 28 hole laced to mavic open pro on sapim cx-ray spokes with poly-ax nipples
vredstein tires , 160 psi
kcnc skewers

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Old 06-05-09, 12:45 AM   #11365
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Dick- You have 2 of the most beautiful, nicest road bikes I have ever seen. I love both of them.
Thanks! Both bikes are a joy to ride.
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Old 06-05-09, 06:45 AM   #11366
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The chain is in the small chainring because the FD cable wasn't attached when that picture was taken. The wheel decals are custom if anybody was wondering.
That thing is amazingly hot!
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That thing is amazingly hot!
Really? Cause I think it's one of the ugliest bikes I have ever seen (looks-wise). I'm sure it is AMAZING to ride and extremely light, but as far as looks go I think it's an eyesore. The saddle is interesting though, I will have to check that brand out.
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The Rat is Phat. I like.

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the rat

cane creek is2 headset
campy chorus drive train and brakes , 10 speed.
speedplay light action pedals
itm stem and bars (hope to carbon this someday)
carbon seatpost , generic seat clamp
brooks saddle

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Old 06-06-09, 01:54 AM   #11370
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I have a Raleigh Technium 440. Aluminum and steel. From the 80's. Electric blue. It's (usually) fun to ride. I like it well enough for now.

Of course, I dream of one day even being able to afford any of these bikes you guys have.
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Old 06-06-09, 05:20 AM   #11371
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Re-entry version 4.0...

Just got this Specialized Roubaix Compact. Back in to riding after a few years off. As the title says, about my 4th 're-entry'. Hope to stay on the bike & improving my fitness this time.

1st ride was a flatland 30 mile. Planning on getting out today for a bit shorter, but faster ride.
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Old 06-06-09, 10:00 AM   #11373
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Wow Cannondale wen to a sloping TT. When did that happen?
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Wow Cannondale wen to a sloping TT. When did that happen?
From my understanding, the Synapse is not geared toward racing (the Cannondale site calls it a performance bike as opposed to Elite Road), but more for comfort. Although, the guy at the bike store didn't explain it well. I went with the bike that felt better. I'm not fast, so hopefully this one will be fine for the century I want to do eventually. Anyway, I don't know if that has any difference with the top tube. Although, the Cannondale Six also has a sloping tube. The CAAD 9 is still straight.
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