it's the angle at which you're seeing the shift ramps on each cog
believe me, there is *nothing* wrong with that cassette
Last edited by Casrider; 06-03-09 at 02:55 PM.
beautiful casati Casrider, I'd love to get one of their frames.
The (somewhat) new ride:
Last edited by Dick Rhee; 06-04-09 at 12:36 AM.
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).
Dick- You have 2 of the most beautiful, nicest road bikes I have ever seen. I love both of them.
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).
LOL! Uhm, yeah, brand new out of the box as a matter of fact.
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.
Last edited by HaveBlue; 06-04-09 at 10:36 PM.
is that one of the new cobb saddles?
any opinion of it yet?
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
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
white industry 28 hole laced to mavic open pro on sapim cx-ray spokes with poly-ax nipples
vredstein tires , 160 psi
Last edited by iamsomeguy; 06-05-09 at 01:07 AM.
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.
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.
I like pie
My Cannondale Synapse 7 and my wife's Fuji Roubaix Pro
Wow Cannondale wen to a sloping TT. When did that happen?
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