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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 04-10-10, 09:06 PM   #13851
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^ you're right, its 3x more classy than a silly garage door
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Old 04-10-10, 10:16 PM   #13852
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Washed the bikes today, here is my 09 Cannondale 9-7 in the officially approved BF picture


And the wife's new Felt Z85
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Old 04-11-10, 02:10 AM   #13853
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My training bike

Usually equipped with Ambrosio/DA/CX-ray wheels

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Old 04-11-10, 03:15 AM   #13854
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Washed the bikes today, here is my 09 Cannondale 9-7 in the officially approved BF picture


And the wife's new Felt Z85
Approved? Riiiight.... Flip 'em
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Old 04-11-10, 09:05 AM   #13855
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Approved? Riiiight.... Flip 'em
Criticism is in the hot or not thread....this thread we say..Gorgeous, nice ride, hot........
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Yeah, and flip it, handlebar perpendicular to seattube, lower those hoods
Sorry...got carried away
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Old 04-11-10, 10:29 AM   #13856
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Criticism is in the hot or not thread....this thread we say..Gorgeous, nice ride, hot........
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Yeah, and flip it, handlebar perpendicular to seattube, lower those hoods
Sorry...got carried away
Oh, that's right. Sorry about that, the threads keep getting more and more alike.
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Old 04-11-10, 10:51 AM   #13857
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Moonsaddle. It works well for me!
Are you able to ride with no hands using that saddle? I'd imagine balancing the bike in any side to side motion or turning would be quite difficult.
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Old 04-11-10, 11:27 AM   #13858
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Kaneko.....that's a sweet ride.

The switch to the Bastogne's is definately a noticeable difference in overall response.



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Old 04-11-10, 12:21 PM   #13859
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[QUOTE=I6pwr;10654250]Kaneko.....that's a sweet ride.

The switch to the Bastogne's is definately a noticeable difference in overall response.



Thanks! I'd like to upgrade the wheelset sometime in the future. I need to save money and do my homework.
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Old 04-11-10, 12:37 PM   #13860
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Are you able to ride with no hands using that saddle? I'd imagine balancing the bike in any side to side motion or turning would be quite difficult.

I suppose that I can but rarely ever ride with no hands on the handle bar with this saddle or any others. I don't feel that I have experienced any problems turning corners but that's just my perception.
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Old 04-11-10, 05:09 PM   #13861
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Just picked this 2008 Tarmac up off of Ebay
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Old 04-11-10, 05:10 PM   #13862
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Nice! Must've gotten a good deal out of it
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Old 04-11-10, 05:19 PM   #13863
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Nice! Must've gotten a good deal out of it
I was very happy with the deal when compared to a new one. The seller said it had 900 miles on it and he is apparently a full time bike mechanic who cared for it himself. Other than the white handlebar tape being a little dirty and some wear on the saddle, the bike is in immaculate shape.
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Old 04-11-10, 05:22 PM   #13864
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One thing that I miss about the older (than 2010) models is the colored versions of the Toupe that Specialized has. (i.e., with the red or blue tips)
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Old 04-11-10, 08:33 PM   #13865
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Being an old fart at 43, I decided to go with a comfortable ride for my new bike...2010 Specialized Roubaix Comp





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Old 04-11-10, 08:55 PM   #13866
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Old 04-11-10, 08:56 PM   #13867
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Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?
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Old 04-11-10, 09:16 PM   #13868
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What kind of Vittoria tires do you have on that Cervelo?
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Old 04-11-10, 09:30 PM   #13869
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What kind of Vittoria tires do you have on that Cervelo?

Vittoria Open Paves
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Old 04-12-10, 06:06 AM   #13870
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Being an old fart at 43, I decided to go with a comfortable ride for my new bike...2010 Specialized Roubaix Comp
Congratulations on the new bike, very pretty! But I have to say it appears quite poorly setup (seat/handlebars)
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Old 04-12-10, 06:23 AM   #13871
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Congratulations on the new bike, very pretty! But I have to say it appears quite poorly setup (seat/handlebars)

Thanks for the compliment...I do love the looks of the bike. I am going back in for a fitting this week!
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Old 04-12-10, 08:30 AM   #13872
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That's good, because it looks like they sold you too tall a frame.

There is no way that we would have let you leave the shop on that bike set up like that.
We would have dropped everything to make sure you had a reasonable fit. At that price point you'd get atleast a free hour worth of fitting, it doesn't take much more than that unless you're computerized.
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Old 04-12-10, 08:32 AM   #13873
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Fittings aside, beautiful Roubaix
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Fittings aside, beautiful Roubaix
+1

Love the use of the SaxoBank colours...
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Love the use of the SaxoBank colours...
The Tarmac equivalent. I wish they put more blue in like they do on the S-Works though
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