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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 10-16-04, 02:02 PM   #1326
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Here is my 2004 Lemond Alpe d´Huez
Quite a tilt on those bars. Do your hands go numb after a while?
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Old 10-16-04, 05:03 PM   #1327
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Love the Lemonds...
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Old 10-16-04, 05:19 PM   #1328
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Quite a tilt on those bars. Do your hands go numb after a while?
yes this is my first real road bike so I am still adjusting. I have rotated the handlebars a bit more so the brakes are lower, i.e. moved the bar clockwise when viewing the bike from the right hand side- is this what you meant?
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Old 10-16-04, 05:29 PM   #1329
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Love the Lemonds...
but its aluminum!
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Old 10-16-04, 05:37 PM   #1330
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My new ride that arrived today. I haven't even ridden it yet: 2005 Specialized Sequoia Elite. Cant wait to get out tomorrow. Random notes: the carbon fork and stays with Zerz inserts are beautiful; bike shipped with the wrong stem, it is supposed to be adjustable, new one on its way. The crank and rear dearaulieur are very sharp in black. (Pics suck, sorry) I have a bad neck that prevents long rides. I bought this bike with the hope that that will change.
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Old 10-17-04, 11:27 AM   #1331
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but its aluminum!
Hahahahaha...Yeah, but the classy Lemond styling is enough to forgive it's aluminum sins (and oversize downtubes)

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Old 10-17-04, 07:33 PM   #1332
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yes this is my first real road bike so I am still adjusting. I have rotated the handlebars a bit more so the brakes are lower, i.e. moved the bar clockwise when viewing the bike from the right hand side- is this what you meant?
That's what I meant, but I think I'm talking about the opposite of what you are. If you look at most of the other bikes with drops, the ends are pointed slightly downward (usually to a point somewhere between the rear dropout and the brake) while yours has the end of the bars pointed towards the seatpost. Seems like it would put excessive pressure on your hands if you tried to stay in the hoods too long. But if it works for you, ignore me.
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Old 10-17-04, 08:33 PM   #1333
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Old 10-17-04, 09:07 PM   #1334
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Old 10-17-04, 10:02 PM   #1335
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Old 10-17-04, 11:07 PM   #1336
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Hello everybody!
This is My new ride. Two weeks old; 225 miles. Still trying to adjust to riding a roadbike.
2004 LeMond Zurich; no pedals jet. Still researching whichone to get and where?

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Old 10-18-04, 08:53 AM   #1337
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After looking @ the pic, it does appear that the bike has NO pedals. However, it's just the Speedplays color fading into the pavement. Look a bit closer!
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Old 10-18-04, 11:11 AM   #1338
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bac: Is that a Project One bike? I love the old school paint scheme.
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Old 10-18-04, 11:59 AM   #1339
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That's what I meant, but I think I'm talking about the opposite of what you are. If you look at most of the other bikes with drops, the ends are pointed slightly downward (usually to a point somewhere between the rear dropout and the brake) while yours has the end of the bars pointed towards the seatpost. Seems like it would put excessive pressure on your hands if you tried to stay in the hoods too long. But if it works for you, ignore me.
Ok I was optimising for riding in the drops (the bottom bits of the bars) but as this is my first real roadbike I hadnt thought about riding in the hoods (the top part of the bar). I have rotated the bars back now as you suggest and will try out this configuration. Thanks for the tips.
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Old 10-18-04, 12:16 PM   #1340
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bac: Is that a Project One bike? I love the old school paint scheme.
Yup. I'm normally not one to buck-up for a paint job, but I didn't like the stock paint job in 2002, and the retro look just got me!
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Here's my Raleigh - old, steel 10-speed, with Suntour components. Weighs a ton, but rides like a dream. I can't wait to upgrade to a real road bike, but for now I really enjoy this bike.
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atlas928: Looks like a real road bike to me. Enjoy!
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Old 10-18-04, 01:51 PM   #1343
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atlas928, I did my first century in June on my 1978 Raleigh Grand Prix 10 speed! What a great bike! I recently traded it off to a friend who was attempting to ride a bike that was WAY to small for him. The Grand Prix was a perfect fit.

What you have there is a "Classic" road bike. Take good car of it and enjoy the ride!
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2004 Fuji Team SL

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Here is my new (2nd hand) road bike. I've had it for about a month.

2003 Pinarello Prince road bike. Campagnolo record group set. Carbon 172.5 FSA cranks. Carbon FSA bars & stem. San Marco Aspide titanium seat. Time impact pedals.* Ambrosio Onda wheel set.
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here's my new bike - on order from giant

Giant TCR 2 ('05)

frame 2005 Compact Carbon Fibre – monocoque front triangle
fork Giant composite straight taper blade with alloy ahead steerer
headset FSA 1 1/8th Ahead Integrated
front derailleur Shimano Ultegra 10 Speed
rear derailleur Shimano Ultegra 10 Speed
cranks/bottom bracket Shimano Ultegra 10 Speed Hollowtech II, 39-53
derailleurshifters Shimano Ultegra 10 Speed STI - 20spd.
cassette Shimano Ultegra 10 Speed 11-23T
chain Shimano Ultegra 10 Speed
wheelset Shimano R550 16/20H
tyres Michelin Axial Pro Race 700 x 23c
brakes Shimano Ultegra 10 Speed Dual Pivot
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stem Easton EA50 31.8mm Ahead
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Old 10-20-04, 07:01 AM   #1348
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That's a cool paint job!
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Old 10-20-04, 10:32 AM   #1349
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Nice bike you got there, I like the black color on the frame and also the Cosmic Carbone wheels,
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Here is my new (2nd hand) road bike. I've had it for about a month.

2003 Pinarello Prince road bike. Campagnolo record group set. Carbon 172.5 FSA cranks. Carbon FSA bars & stem. San Marco Aspide titanium seat. Time impact pedals.* Ambrosio Onda wheel set.
Ahhh, I love that Pinarello Prince, wait a minute I, Have the same bike,, what's wrong with me????
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