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crst4 05-11-10 08:38 AM

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Originally Posted by BarracksSi (Post 10782623)
They do look small, though -- that Arione looks like an ironing board by comparison. ;)

crst4, what sizes are they, anyway?

Transition is a 52, Schwinn is classified as Medium. I am 5' 8" and both bikes fit well. Arione is 12" nose to tail. I do find it comfortable and it gives quite a few options for body position.

Yaniel 05-11-10 09:22 AM

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Originally Posted by jermso (Post 10793558)
no sweat smell, no unwrapping, grippier when wet, superb comfort, easy stain removal, tough crash protection for bars, still going strong after a coupla years.

a lot to like.

cool, I'll look into it when it comes time to rewrap.

FreddyV 05-11-10 12:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jermso (Post 10793558)
no sweat smell, no unwrapping, grippier when wet, superb comfort, easy stain removal, tough crash protection for bars, still going strong after a coupla years.

a lot to like.

How's the weight compared to a regular set of bar tape? I've got a few kg's to lose on the bike and am thinking of starting with a few little things.

jermso 05-11-10 02:37 PM

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Originally Posted by FreddyV (Post 10795890)
How's the weight compared to a regular set of bar tape? I've got a few kg's to lose on the bike and am thinking of starting with a few little things.

never as light as tapes. these are definitely not weenie stuff.

but comes with a whole host of advantages.

lovely shock absorption properties too.

so it really boils down to your priorities.

emayex 05-11-10 06:38 PM

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Originally Posted by adriano (Post 10792455)

Love the philly merlin.

91MF 05-11-10 07:47 PM

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Originally Posted by silsteve (Post 10786395)
Got a new wheelset, very happy so far.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4071/...9e508411_b.jpg

love this bike.

russd32 05-11-10 11:06 PM

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=150427
Felt F-Fiddy Fi

adriano 05-12-10 12:07 AM

http://i39.tinypic.com/b9ce86.jpg

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Originally Posted by emayex (Post 10797667)
Love the philly merlin.

it looks like youve got a nice titanium ride in the neighborhood too!

helmut 05-12-10 05:52 AM

^Those are the biggest chainrings I've ever seen!

coasting 05-12-10 08:47 AM

New build. Is she pretty or what?

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/i...cycling/01.jpg

burnsadam 05-12-10 10:20 AM

now that i've started racing i figured it was time to bail on the old friction campy stuff and update with modern:

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l1...ater/col-1.jpg

herschey 05-12-10 11:29 AM

@Coasting, What brand of white tape are you using? I am looking into getting some but I've heard some brands stay cleaner than others.

burnsadam 05-12-10 11:54 AM

i'm not him but i'll answer cuz i've gone through a couple different kinds of white tape. what i have right now is some fizik, but not the kind that feels like suede, just the smooth kind. really easy to clean, you can just hit it with a damp rag and it looks new again. i had the suede-like kind before and it got pretty dirty and didn't clean up as easy...also had the same problem with cinelli cork tape

herschey 05-12-10 02:27 PM

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Originally Posted by burnsadam (Post 10801328)
i'm not him but i'll answer cuz i've gone through a couple different kinds of white tape. what i have right now is some fizik, but not the kind that feels like suede, just the smooth kind. really easy to clean, you can just hit it with a damp rag and it looks new again. i had the suede-like kind before and it got pretty dirty and didn't clean up as easy...also had the same problem with cinelli cork tape

http://www.amazon.com/Fizik-BT01A100.../dp/B000N0SQKI

Is this what you are talking about? I have similar material on mine now and I like the feel when I'm not wearing gloves.

coasting 05-12-10 03:15 PM

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Originally Posted by herschey (Post 10801179)
@Coasting, What brand of white tape are you using? I am looking into getting some but I've heard some brands stay cleaner than others.

I used bontrager gel tape. I'm not expecting them to stay white for long. i looked at the fizik microtex but it seemed thin and i like thick tape. the bontrager is not smooth on the surface. It is more like cork and so will not be easy to clean. I'll just have to be careful.

herschey 05-12-10 04:55 PM

I just picked up some Fizik and the guy at the shop said it's a lot easier to keep clean than cork. The thickness doesn't bother me too much because I ride on my hoods most of the time.

Tsuru 05-12-10 08:16 PM

It's been a while, got new bartape, back to the Aliante, new water cages (and bottle), Shimano pedals, and some minor swag... time for fresh pix (and a bumping of a couple threads)!

http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/9...0002clemsm.jpg

masters324 05-13-10 01:53 AM

Coolest Specialized Allez ever! 2009 @15.5lbs!
(I crashed my systemsix in the garage (roof rack) and needed a frame quick for my races so I built up an Allez on a budget...re-used my parts from the Cannondale.
Rides awesome..
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...ecialized2.jpg
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1.../SpecALLEZ.jpg

simonaway427 05-13-10 05:35 AM

very nice^^^^

ctcycler 05-13-10 06:08 AM

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=150656 2010 Scott CR1 Comp. Since this picture I have upgraded the components from Tiagra/105 to Ultegra and an FSA compact carbon crank. I also threw on a Easton EA90 stem and 3T Ergosum handlebars.

ctcycler 05-13-10 06:14 AM

Sorry I suck at putting images in posts

coasting 05-13-10 09:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tsuru (Post 10803822)
It's been a while, got new bartape, back to the Aliante, new water cages (and bottle), Shimano pedals, and some minor swag... time for fresh pix (and a bumping of a couple threads)!

http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/9...0002clemsm.jpg


i love the orange bmc. i saw one in the shop recently and it is even nicer in the flesh.

Aquitard 05-13-10 10:27 AM

My first "serious" road bike.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...e/BJC_1416.jpg

ctcycler 05-13-10 10:51 AM

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