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  1. #11501
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    Airsoft,

    Nice ride! Did you build those wheels yourself? Or, where did you get those wheels built up?


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    Here's my CAAD 9 I built up last night


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    Cannondale Criterium. I'm not sure of the year, but I bought it used in 1994.


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    Thanks guys, the wheels were built by Fair Wheel Bikes in Arizona.

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    my Fredmobile, outfitted for a longish ride. oh It's an iron horse triumph 07 .. I call it the beer can as that's what the decals make it look like. I tried to hide the iron horse logo with a pump, but was unsuccessful.

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    I only pedal uphill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howzit View Post
    2 things:
    - The stupid looking knob / spacer on top of the stem. Cut your fork to the correct length. Do you have something against your balls if you have a head-on crash in a race?
    - I noticed the green tires dont match anything else. Try Continental tires. The Gator Skin color, its like a burnt orange/brown. Your bike will look pretty evil.

    It looks pretty mean/nice now, but those Continental tires make it look like a monster.

    Personally I dont like SRAM, but it looks good on your bike.
    Wow. Thanks. You're right. Wow.
    I also never realized that my balls will hit a 1 cm tall stack of spacers that is 7 cm below my saddle, which is 45 cm behind the spacers. I also have never crashed this bike head on.

    I'm also glad that you're not color blind. Or are you? There may be green all over the place on the bike.

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    Just picked up this beauty, 2006 Damocles with DA/Ultegra mix. 105 shifters but those will be replaced with DA soon.


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    the ride quality is a little stiff right now, but ill get used to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adriano View Post
    the ride quality is a little stiff right now, but ill get used to it.
    I'll bet it corners like it's on rails..

    ... when you find rails to ride on, at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarracksSi View Post
    I'll bet it corners like it's on rails..

    ... when you find rails to ride on, at least.
    its the damnedest thing. ill get to the bottom of it!

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    Habanero Team

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    Adriano, are both wheels 28" or is it an old TT rig with 26" in front?

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    it looks like it used to be a 650 front and 700 rear. I wonder how it'll handle? Wicked looking bike though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airsoft510 View Post
    Here's my CAAD 9 I built up last night

    [IMG]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3383/3642073085_4ee1318679_b.jpg[IMG]
    Post the build sheet Weight?
    Cat 6--*----------Cat 5
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    I use the elbow flick to let my wife know it's time for her to make me a samich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreddyV View Post
    Why run WH-R500's under a higher grade frame like that? Just wondering...
    Came with the bike and right now the budget does not allow for and upgrade
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    My Trek 1.2T

    Since I just got into cycling last year, I am still tooling around on a Trek 1.2T that I bought brand new. I have 2 gripes, triples make it easy to cheat, and the shifters due to those trippled, that thumb trigger sucks unfortunately if I want to get in drops and go, just when you are cresting the hill, come back up to the hoods so you can shift :/



    One of these days I will upgrade to a better road bike, but for my first road bike and my first year back in the saddle after probably 20 years, I absolutely love the bike and have a soft spot in my heart for Trek as they have treated me very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timo View Post
    Adriano, are both wheels 28" or is it an old TT rig with 26" in front?
    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21 View Post
    it looks like it used to be a 650 front and 700 rear. I wonder how it'll handle? Wicked looking bike though.
    theyre actually both 650c, and the frame is designed for 650cs. clearances are pretty wide, but the wheelbase is still only 96cm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nixternal View Post
    I have 2 gripes, triples make it easy to cheat, and the shifters due to those trippled, that thumb trigger sucks unfortunately if I want to get in drops and go, just when you are cresting the hill, come back up to the hoods so you can shift :/

    If you do some looking around, you might find chainrings that are more suited to your desired riding, you could even remove the inside chainring and reset your limiting screws to treat your triple like a double.

    If you find yourself riding in the drops often, you could tilt your bars as to bring back of the drops to more of a horizontal and rotated your brifters down a bit so to be able to reach the thumb lever without straining your wrists.

    Hope those ideas might help.
    "change is the only constant"

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    Quote Originally Posted by droobieinop View Post
    If you do some looking around, you might find chainrings that are more suited to your desired riding, you could even remove the inside chainring and reset your limiting screws to treat your triple like a double.

    If you find yourself riding in the drops often, you could tilt your bars as to bring back of the drops to more of a horizontal and rotated your brifters down a bit so to be able to reach the thumb lever without straining your wrists.

    Hope those ideas might help.
    Hrmm, good idea. I will take a look at that. I just ran across Shimano Tiagra ST-4500 brifters that are double/triple and 9-speed. Found a few on ebay for under $100, so that might be something to look into. I will head on up to my LBS in the morning and see if they have a hook up for me. I think it is time I do their website for them, so maybe if I scratch their back, they can scratch, well not scratch but hook me up with some brifter love Thanks!

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    Just started in on the cycling gig about a month ago.
    Right now I am riding a basically stock 2008 Fuji Newest 3.0. Only upgrades are a Serfas Aria Saddle and Look Keo Classic Pedals.
    Plan to do some upgrades as I get more into cycling.

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    My Centurion Le Mans

    Centurion Le Mans

    Steel is Real...heavy.



    Sheldon says it's an '89 -- I would've sworn I bought it in '87 or '88.
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    New tires and brake pads last night prompted a minor cleaning, so I thought I'd make a photo op out of it as well (yes, I didn't quite fully shift onto the big ring in the living room).

    My all-around race/training/commuting bike. Season #3. '07 Allez Elite with new wheels over the winter. She likes the crits...


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    the drivetrain is not adjusted at all, of course!

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    ^ why the interrupters? just curious... I assume personal preference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adriano View Post
    What size chainrings are those?
    2010 Litespeed Icon, Rival
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howzit View Post
    2 things:
    - The stupid looking knob / spacer on top of the stem. Cut your fork to the correct length. Do you have something against your balls if you have a head-on crash in a race?
    - I noticed the green tires dont match anything else. Try Continental tires. The Gator Skin color, its like a burnt orange/brown. Your bike will look pretty evil.

    It looks pretty mean/nice now, but those Continental tires make it look like a monster.

    Personally I dont like SRAM, but it looks good on your bike.
    his setup is pretty awesome. you got white and black throughout the bike with these bright tires, pretty awesome.

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