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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 10-07-09, 12:58 PM   #12501
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just picked her up yesterday...



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Old 10-07-09, 01:30 PM   #12502
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btw- is it just me or do Merlin Extralight slope down towards the head tube?
Nope, you're absolutely right. The Extralight has a slightly sloping top tube, Not much but it's sloping.
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Old 10-07-09, 04:50 PM   #12503
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Timo, why all the uber-lite bits with a Chorus cassette? You could save probably 130-150g with a Tiso or KCNC cassette.
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Old 10-07-09, 06:15 PM   #12504
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My new Guru Geneo with 2010 SRAM red. Pick it up tomorrow

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Old 10-07-09, 07:05 PM   #12505
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My new Guru Geneo with 2010 SRAM red. Pick it up tomorrow

Ooo... odd frame! I love it!
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Old 10-07-09, 07:32 PM   #12506
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I want some of those wall mounted wheel clamps to hang bikes around my house like artwork! The bike is just crazy. Inspired design for sure. I am not sure if I like it, but the WTF factor doesn't hurt in a world full of bikes that all look very similar for the most part.
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Old 10-07-09, 08:17 PM   #12507
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That GURU is dope.
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Old 10-08-09, 01:04 AM   #12508
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Timo, why all the uber-lite bits with a Chorus cassette? You could save probably 130-150g with a Tiso or KCNC cassette.
Because the Chorus cassette is mounted on a set of also not quite weightweenie Campagnolo Neutron training wheels and because I appreciate some durability that I won´t find in Tiso or KCNC cassettes. Doing 8,000 to 9,000 kilometers a year would minch several überlite cassettes per season.
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Old 10-08-09, 01:20 PM   #12509
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Many fine examples of beautiful road bikes on this forum. I love them all.

I feel priveliged to present one of my favorites right now, altough I have a few. My 1995 Schwinn Le Tour, 100 Year Anniversary Edition. Chro-Moly double butted, steel main tubes, Shimano 300EX drivetrain with Biopace crankset, 7 speed Shimano cassette, Shimano sealed cartridge BB, Shimano RSX brakes, Shimano 300 Aero brake levers, Araya AL Alloy wheels, Shimano indexed shifters on the downtube and many more goodies, all stock (sans pedals). This bike weighs in at about 24lbs. and I have no problem passing $4500 road bikes all day long. It's currently in the que for a total resto-mod.



BTW, if you know of any like this for sale anywhere, please let me know.
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Old 10-08-09, 01:24 PM   #12510
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Many fine examples of beautiful road bikes on this forum. I love them all.

I feel priveliged to present one of my favorites right now, altough I have a few. My 1995 Schwinn Le Tour, 100 Year Anniversary Edition. Chro-Moly double butted, steel main tubes, Shimano 300EX drivetrain with Biopace crankset, 7 speed Shimano cassette, Shimano sealed cartridge BB, Shimano RSX brakes, Shimano 300 Aero brake levers, Araya AL Alloy wheels, Shimano indexed shifters on the downtube and many more goodies, all stock (sans pedals). This bike weighs in at about 24lbs. and I have no problem passing $4500 road bikes all day long. It's currently in the que for a total resto-mod.



BTW, if you know of any like this for sale anywhere, please let me know.
i like this bike so much more that the new trend over designed, silly looking things with big big fonts and speed racer carbon bits all over ..

congrats on keeping it REAL!!
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Old 10-08-09, 01:30 PM   #12511
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i like this bike so much more that the new trend over designed, silly looking things with big big fonts and speed racer carbon bits all over ..

congrats on keeping it REAL!!
Thank you.

Steel is real. After some 14 years of terrible abuse on harsh pavement, potholes, curbs, you name it, it's still the smoothest ride in town.
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Old 10-08-09, 01:47 PM   #12512
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BTW, if you know of any like this for sale anywhere, please let me know.
No. I'll call dibs.

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Old 10-09-09, 11:21 AM   #12513
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Just a plain old Giant.

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Old 10-09-09, 11:37 AM   #12514
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Just a plain old Giant.

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I like the back & red & white! Very nice... Does the "giant" logo run up the fork and into the head tube? Never noticed that before.... If so, it's cool, but I guess it'd be odd if you ever replaced the fork, eh?
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Old 10-09-09, 06:26 PM   #12515
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Just a plain old Giant.

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No reason to be humble with a bike like that. We don't want to end up like the those Cervelo or Cannondale crazies, but be proud of it. It's a freakin' Giant!
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Old 10-09-09, 06:33 PM   #12516
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Old 10-09-09, 06:39 PM   #12517
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No reason to be humble with a bike like that. We don't want to end up like the those Cervelo or Cannondale crazies, but be proud of it. It's a freakin' Giant!

Just a little sarcasm
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Old 10-09-09, 07:47 PM   #12518
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To be honest, i think that these are amazing looking bikes
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Old 10-09-09, 09:51 PM   #12519
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Just needs brakes, chain and tape.

Frameset: Guerciotti Atos CX frameset
Wheels: Mavic Open CD (not pictured)
Shifters: Sram Force (L), Sram Rival (R)
Rear Derailleur: Sram Force w/ Token Tiramic pulleys
Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra
Brakes: Tektro CR720, Silver (not pictured)
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Bars: Cannondale Fire Ergo, 42cm
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Excluding the tubulars I'm buying, this project has cost under $700.
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Old 10-10-09, 12:20 AM   #12520
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who is running guerciotti these days?
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Old 10-10-09, 04:02 AM   #12521
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Old 10-10-09, 07:20 AM   #12522
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who is running guerciotti these days?
On the road, Diquigiovanni is riding them and I think an Italian Pro Continental team; maybe Miche?


On the cross scene, I've no idea, but they're one of the winningest brands on the circuit.
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Old 10-10-09, 07:37 AM   #12523
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That Guercotti is coming along very nicely. Only thing is the green tires. Look kinda iffy. But if it makes you happy go for it.
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Old 10-10-09, 07:52 AM   #12524
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Just needs brakes, chain and tape.

Frameset: Guerciotti Atos CX frameset
Wheels: Mavic Open CD (not pictured)
Shifters: Sram Force (L), Sram Rival (R)
Rear Derailleur: Sram Force w/ Token Tiramic pulleys
Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra
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Seatpost: Easton EA70
Stem: Ritchey WCS
Bars: Cannondale Fire Ergo, 42cm
Saddle: Selle San Marco Regal
Bar Tape: Fizik, bright blue (not pictured)



Excluding the tubulars I'm buying, this project has cost under $700.
Wow! less than 700$ thats ver impressive, how have you done this?
Id really like to know.
I am trying to get together a nice winter/2 bike on the cheap as well and would love to hear how you have achieved this!

Regards!
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Old 10-10-09, 09:51 AM   #12525
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On the road, Diquigiovanni is riding them and I think an Italian Pro Continental team; maybe Miche?


On the cross scene, I've no idea, but they're one of the winningest brands on the circuit.
i was wondering who was running the company.
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