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    Quote Originally Posted by doggy View Post
    Sigh, you guys put me to shame but i'll post a pic of my ride regardless.
    Its an old marin, i think '93, with full shimano 105 groupo. I paid only $200 for it, I think i got a hot deal.. ?
    IMO, anything ride-able for $200 is a good deal. I might re-wrap the bars with some new tape, loose the dork disk, find a better saddle and eventually invest in some clipless pedals...but that's just me.

    Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcbikeguy View Post
    IMO, anything ride-able for $200 is a good deal. I might re-wrap the bars with some new tape, loose the dork disk, find a better saddle and eventually invest in some clipless pedals...but that's just me.

    Enjoy.
    hey, the tape in the pic is actually brand new. Its nice real cork. Ive also removed the dork disc and wrapped the rear triangle in black electrical tape. lol i cant stand too much green (unless its in a backwood). I am also planning on replacing the tires and possible buying a brooks saddle, but im not exactly sure if i want to spend >$100 on it. Are there any good racing saddles for ~$50? Also, i will eventually upgrade to clipless, but then id have to also buy a pair of shoes. So the cages are sufficient for now.

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    The tape might be new but it does not match the bike. Go with black tape and a new black saddle. And please put that handlebar is a correct position! Otherwise it's a lovely bike, more 1990 than 1993 and with a 105 gruppo that looks to be in good condition. You did WHAT to the rear triangle?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timo View Post
    The tape might be new but it does not match the bike. Go with black tape and a new black saddle. And please put that handlebar is a correct position! Otherwise it's a lovely bike, more 1990 than 1993 and with a 105 gruppo that looks to be in good condition. You did WHAT to the rear triangle?!?!
    haha lol. I actually like the tape. and its too expensive for me to replace again! Whats wrong with the position of my handlebars? I've been comfortable with them the way they are for a month or so now. Though actually it might be slightly different as that picture was taken soon after i purchased it and replaced the tape. The groupo was in practically new condition as the previous owner barely put any km's on it. And whats wrong with wrapping the rear triangle in tape! lol it looks better black than green.

    As for the year, im not exactly sure, this is the only link that ive been able to find, but the specs somewhat vary
    http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...tion&Type=bike

    Also, for accuracy's sake, here's a pic of the bike in its current state.
    Last edited by doggy; 06-11-09 at 02:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptle View Post
    Possibly directions. I've taped some to my top tube once for an "alley cat" race.
    Spot on! Directions because I wanted to do some climbing so I wrote down the road numbers and the names of some villages because they are off the main roads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doggy View Post
    Whats wrong with the position of my handlebars? I've been comfortable with them the way they are for a month or so now.
    Try them in a position like this. It is more common, better aesthetics and generally seen as more comfortable...

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    Here's the latest iteration of my bike. Lowered the stem 15mm, changed from a 10 to 6 degree stem, cut fork, and my wife bought me race wheels.

    Blue Axino

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    Added white bartape to my Giant to go with the white saddle. Something looks off, can anyone else spot it? I sure can't.


    And I also finished my Serotta backup/backup race bike. Yes, that's a downtube shifter you see. I figured I'd do something I've always wanted, and scratch the left STI for a DT lever.




    ::EDIT:: I just noticed how huge a difference there is between the two bikes in size. The Giant is a Small with a 110 stem and the saddle all the way back on the rails, and the Serotta is a square 55 cm with a 120 stem and the saddle all the way back.
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    Also my TT bike in race trim. I've got the extensions set at their widest (90mm from center of bar) and the arm pads are also at their widest. It works for me. I've tried narrow, I've tried the Landis, none of it feels that great.
    The seat is some OEM saddle we took off of a new BMX bike, it's cheap, wide at the front, well padded, and is short enough to bring me back to 5 cm behind the BB center, but not too short so that it's UCI illegal.



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    white wall == white garage door?




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    1973 Schwinn World Voyageur. Fixed it up a bit and now it rides nicely


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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21 View Post

    ::EDIT:: I just noticed how huge a difference there is between the two bikes in size. The Giant is a Small with a 110 stem and the saddle all the way back on the rails, and the Serotta is a square 55 cm with a 120 stem and the saddle all the way back.
    Are the Pave's your daily drivers? I'm thinking about getting them as my everyday train/race tire. Not sure how long they live though, nor do I really ride in Pave like conditions, I just want green tires. Tubulars or clinchers?
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    Here is my 1990 Trek 1420, not entirely flashy and pushing 20 years old. It's a mix of Shimano 105 and Deore DX, originally sold as a sport touring model. This bike gets the majority of the miles.

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    Those anodized wheels are very pretty as is your entire bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatallightning View Post
    Are the Pave's your daily drivers? I'm thinking about getting them as my everyday train/race tire. Not sure how long they live though, nor do I really ride in Pave like conditions, I just want green tires. Tubulars or clinchers?
    Tubulars. I got them on PBK when they were $40/tire. Now they're back up to $70.
    They're my racing tires and My first race on them is on Sunday. I've never really justified a reason to take them out before this.
    If Lampre and Garmin both use these tires for everything from Roubaix to TdF mountian stages, I'm sure we'll find them comfortable and grippy.

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    My "new" road bike. A mid nineties Avanti Pro fitted with Campagnolo Mirage, except for the Centaur RD. It's my first bike with brifters and was brought for the sole purpose of racing on. I didn't have the $$ to spring for a new road bike.

    I need to get a shorter stem though. The 40km ride home killed my shoulders. I'll also save up and get some clipless pedals and shoes.
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    08 555

    Just build this one. Its replacing an 07 CAAD8. Cant believe the difference in ride.


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    Quote Originally Posted by j944 View Post
    Just build this one. Its replacing an 07 CAAD8. Cant believe the difference in ride.


    How so? Do you mean the plushness, or is it more geometry-based?

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    Updated pic with new stem



    ...and lots of spacers

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    I just ordered a 2009 Trek 2.1. It was a good deal at $1100 when the MSRP is a bit over $1300.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eminefes View Post
    Updated pic with new stem



    ...and lots of spacers
    Jeeeesus H! That BB looks beefy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DwayneS View Post
    I just ordered a 2009 Trek 2.1. It was a good deal at $1100 when the MSRP is a bit over $1300.
    I have a 2.1 and also got it for $1100 pretty awesome bike, 500 miles on it so far!

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    New changes to my whip.

    -Easton EC90 SL Fork
    -Needed a Cane Creek headset because the fork race was a different size on my old headset

    Older but still newish changes.
    -New/old Ultegra 6500 Crankset with shorter cranks for my short legs!







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