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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 10-12-04, 01:14 PM   #1301
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HI !
Just logged in this forum... sorry i don't know anyone...
Anyway my road bike is a VINER F2 Full Carbon - full mounted with Shimano Dura-Ace 10V - Mavic Open Pro wheel - (usually) Continental GP3000 tyres
It is like a bullet !!! (especially in the hardest uphill...)

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Old 10-12-04, 03:57 PM   #1302
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It looks like your chain is a bit too long?
hes in the small-small.
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Old 10-12-04, 04:19 PM   #1303
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Correct.

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Old 10-12-04, 04:57 PM   #1304
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Correct.


...phew...i thought for a minute there, big ed had posted the scapin pictures, I was gunna find it hard to resist saying something like "one thing to take piccy's...another entirely, to ride it"...but thank goodness I don't have to...

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Old 10-12-04, 05:05 PM   #1305
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...phew...i thought for a minute there, big ed had posted the scapin pictures, I was gunna find it hard to resist saying something like "one thing to take piccy's...another entirely, to ride it"...but thank goodness I don't have to...

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Don't scroll up too far then......



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Old 10-12-04, 05:19 PM   #1306
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Don't scroll up too far then......




Ok then I'm forced to say it......."one thing to take piccy's...another entirely, to ride it".........but I have a question...big ed keeps feigning no interest in riding since he 'retired' in 1996 (from memory).....ummm ksyriums didn't come out till '99,'00, somewhere around then anyway?....so upgrades taking place 3 years after retirement?...hmmm

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Old 10-12-04, 05:29 PM   #1307
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Ok then I'm forced to say it......."one thing to take piccy's...another entirely, to ride it".........but I have a question...big ed keeps feigning no interest in riding since he 'retired' in 1996 (from memory).....ummm ksyriums didn't come out till '99,'00, somewhere around then anyway?....so upgrades taking place 3 years after retirement?...hmmm

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I'll have you know I raced right through yet another mediocre road season to the end of '98!!! Got married, traded the Merckx for a Specilazed S-Works Stumpjumper (what a freakin' mistake that was...) and only bought that stoopidly overpriced Italian steel bike in 2002.....to lean against Lygon St coffee shop windows and take photos of in my back yard.

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Old 10-12-04, 05:31 PM   #1308
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I'll have you know I raced right through yet another mediocre road season to the end of '98!!! Got married, traded the Merckx for a Specilazed S-Works Stumpjumper (what a freakin' mistake that was...) and only bought that stoopidly overpriced Italian steel bike in 2002.....to lean against Lygon St coffee shop windows and take photos of in my back yard.


...well that's alright then......for a minute you scared me...i thought you mighta been ridin' it!...

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Old 10-12-04, 05:33 PM   #1309
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Yeah.
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Old 10-12-04, 11:39 PM   #1310
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it's an alu frameset (not the lighest, but very well in handling and going up and down hills and mountains).
The wheelset is a "normal" mavic cosmic carbon set, but I changed the stickers from yellow into white, because of the combination with my bike (custum made, costs around 90usd for 8 stickers). The wheels are just sold, it's winter anyway, and I'm looking for some all-carbon clinchers/tubulars (see my question in an other thread), possible Zipp, Reynolds or Velomax.
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Old 10-13-04, 07:05 PM   #1311
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This is a fantastic thread - I've never seen such beautiful bikes! I'm new to the road cycling, but have been dreaming and scheming about "the perfect machine". Was thinking about trading in my 1990's Ross Gran Tour (28-lb chromoly monster) for an Airborn Zeppelin with Chorus carbon and Mavic Elites. But this thread has just opened up so many other possibilities....hmmm.

Guess I'll have to mark this thread and start making a list.
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Old 10-14-04, 05:21 AM   #1312
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Hey everyone, brand spanking new here...although ive been reading the forum for about a month now from work, i finally got an email addy and signed up! so anyway im 20, been riding mtn bikes for years now, and this summer finally purchased my first road bike (after much inspiration from dorm-mates at UNH durham and the UNH cycling team) i saved and saved and found my dream come true in a 04 kestrel talon, red w/ beautiful nude carbon fork and rear stay. Ive only put on about 150 miles so far (with 1 flat 5 miles from home....doh!) and i love this bike, i never knew riding could be so fast, smooth, and fun... i have trouble finding time to take the ole' mtn. bike out now, well, i cant wait show you so here it is!

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Old 10-14-04, 07:57 AM   #1313
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My old Centurion


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Old 10-14-04, 02:13 PM   #1314
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2001 Davidson Stilletto. Steel frame. Bought it at the LBS for $800, full Campy Record. Apparently some young buck wanted a bike with a tricked out frame material, so he traded it in. The LBS owner (a friend of mine) calls me and says, "you gotta see this bike". I came in, took it for a ride, and bought it. It is one sweet racing bike.

1973 Moser. Steel frame. Bought this from an old friend of mine. We raced together way back when, and I always liked his bike. I got in touch with him again a few years back after I heard he had multiple sclerosis. He needed the money, and I needed another bike (or so I told my wife). It's still a nice racing bike, and it's my backup / rain bike now.

Jamis cruiser, steel. Ride it with my kids.

1989 Cannondale M400 MTB, aluminum. It's at my mom's house in PA, and I ride when I visit.
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Old 10-15-04, 11:26 AM   #1315
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10 speed Record. Weighed in at 16 lbs. 7 oz. as pictured.

Took just over 9 weeks to get here.


Nice ride RickO.... What kinda pedals are on your ride? Did they come stock?
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Old 10-15-04, 01:01 PM   #1316
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Here is my "new" ride. A 3 week old trashpicked circa '79 SR SemiPro 12 spd. w/ full Shimano 600 gruppo.
Alot of degreasing, a little sweat and a small amount of cash and this is whaat I've ended up with for now. My other is an '83 Schwinn Traveler 12spd. Great bikes!
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Old 10-15-04, 03:51 PM   #1317
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Woo HOOOO!!! Just picked up an '04 De Rosa King Carbon. I can't wait to get it late next week, will post the pics when I get it built up. I'd have loved to get it built Record, but I already have a DA group and I'm not going to spend 3K more for the brand police to be happy . But I sure am happy!!! I jumped on the Competitive Cyclist sale, but jumped too late and was crushed, then 10 minutes later found the same bike from Cbike for $500 less and was thankful I'd been late to the CC sale!

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Old 10-15-04, 04:20 PM   #1318
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My road bike is a cdale r800. check it out.www.inet.ca/ ~ft/r800_99.jpg If that doesn't work just go to google images and just type in 1999 cannondale r800.(if u want to see it that bad)
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Old 10-15-04, 04:23 PM   #1319
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Woo HOOOO!!! Just picked up an '04 De Rosa King Carbon. I can't wait to get it late next week, will post the pics when I get it built up. I'd have loved to get it built Record, but I already have a DA group and I'm not going to spend 3K more for the brand police to be happy . But I sure am happy!!! I jumped on the Competitive Cyclist sale, but jumped too late and was crushed, then 10 minutes later found the same bike from Cbike for $500 less and was thankful I'd been late to the CC sale!

Man you got a sick ride!!! I'd do anything for a de rosa king,(or a colnago)!!!! Aint to crazy about the slanted top tube though.Still a crazy nice bike.
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Old 10-15-04, 07:34 PM   #1320
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Nice ride RickO.... What kinda pedals are on your ride? Did they come stock?
Looks like LOOK KeO carbons...they just came out.
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Old 10-15-04, 08:08 PM   #1321
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Looks like LOOK KeO carbons...they just came out.
nope. some type of looks, but not keos. that pic is really old.
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Old 10-15-04, 09:32 PM   #1322
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... im 20, ...and this summer finally purchased my first road bike
Your first road bike? I'm jealous (but hey, sounds like you earned it) - I just purchased one in the 2005 yellow/gold color after riding one pretty extensively in the right frame size. Been a steel-only guy for many years, but this is one sweet ride - enjoy!
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Old 10-16-04, 04:15 AM   #1323
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Nice ride RickO.... What kinda pedals are on your ride? Did they come stock?
that a nice bike you got there, I think the pedal is Look Carbon, same one I got
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Old 10-16-04, 08:44 AM   #1324
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Old 10-16-04, 11:40 AM   #1325
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Your first road bike? I'm jealous (but hey, sounds like you earned it) - I just purchased one in the 2005 yellow/gold color after riding one pretty extensively in the right frame size. Been a steel-only guy for many years, but this is one sweet ride - enjoy!
yea i worked as a pharmacist tech, part time bank teller, and bar back for awhile, lucky for me my car didn’t need any repairs for like 8 months running, now however she wants new shocks for winter.... so much for a snowboard, ahh well, anyway hope you enjoy yours, im goin to clean her and go for a ride now actually, its a great fall day here, not many more left i dont think....winter trainer time I just need to figure out which to get,

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