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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 05-24-10, 08:08 AM   #14276
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Is that a Ti IF?
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Old 05-24-10, 08:09 AM   #14277
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Old 05-24-10, 09:01 AM   #14278
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My First Road Bike!

I'm a newbie to the "Road," and I've seen tons of nicer bikes here, but I think this one is special...it's MINE!

Just picked it up 2 days ago and I'm Super Psyched!!
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Old 05-24-10, 09:02 AM   #14279
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hmmm...that pic is a bit smaller than I anticipated...
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Old 05-24-10, 09:59 AM   #14280
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It's largely a frame transplant from a 2006 SAECO replica which is why it has the older version SL's. Great eyes.
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Old 05-24-10, 11:18 AM   #14281
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It's largely a frame transplant from a 2006 SAECO replica which is why it has the older version SL's. Great eyes.
Got ya. So they are just an older model. They look great though, at first I saw the leaf over the one spoke in the rear and I was like oh they painted it striped. then I focused. Then I was just confused. lol.
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Got it a week ago, and right after it was ready to ride, I came down with a heavy cold... So today was the first ride, and it was gorgeous...
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Got it a week ago, and right after it was ready to ride, I came down with a heavy cold... So today was the first ride, and it was gorgeous...
Come on man, what kind of a stupid excuse is that not to ride a bike like that? Anything above the neck you can ride out of the body.
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Old 05-24-10, 08:38 PM   #14284
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My Fuji Ace. Means a lot to me and I'll prob never get rid of it. Debating a new saddle, any ideas?
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Old 05-24-10, 09:06 PM   #14285
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My Fuji Ace. Means a lot to me and I'll prob never get rid of it. Debating a new saddle, any ideas?
this will look so sick on yer fuji

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Old 05-24-10, 09:30 PM   #14286
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you realize that your bike is not made in the usa, correct?
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Old 05-24-10, 09:44 PM   #14287
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you realize that your bike is not made in the usa, correct?
He should also realize that his cross-chaining has made baby Jesus sad.
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Old 05-24-10, 10:18 PM   #14288
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Wow. I love that frame. Just get rid of that FSA crank, and this may become one of my favorite bikes I've seen on this site.
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Old 05-24-10, 10:19 PM   #14289
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why should i shift the big chain-ring going up a hill risking that it MIGHT fall off leaving me having to stop. Nope. It was staying there.
i know right?! god forbid you tune your FD properly... that'd be all sorts of crazies
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Old 05-24-10, 10:45 PM   #14290
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Wow. I love that frame. Just get rid of that FSA crank, and this may become one of my favorite bikes I've seen on this site.
Thanks man, I'm dying to get rid of the crank, I really don't like it. I'd prefer to keep a compact on the bike though, thinking about Fulcrum possibly. Any suggestions?
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Old 05-24-10, 10:46 PM   #14291
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'97 bianchi trofea
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Old 05-25-10, 06:25 AM   #14292
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i know right?! god forbid you tune your FD properly... that'd be all sorts of crazies
oh noes!!
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That is a beautiful bike and build out but you have an awful lot of exposed seat tube and lots of spacers on your steering tube. I note that you also have the older vsions of DA so I'm guessing this bike was not custom built for you.

Nothing wrong with the FSA cranks by the way.
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That is a beautiful bike and build out but you have an awful lot of exposed seat tube and lots of spacers on your steering tube. I note that you also have the older vsions of DA so I'm guessing this bike was not custom built for you.

Nothing wrong with the FSA cranks by the way.
No, not custom built. I don't have a problem with the seatpost, though I do usually prefer a bit less compact a frame. The spacers are 3cm, probably will drop to 2cm or 25mm. The crank is a piece of ****! I don't know if you've ever ridden one but the nondrive-side crank fastening bolt come loose if you look at it, which is really not a characteristic I look for in a crank.

p.s. I'll take 7800 over 7900 if given the choice, thank you

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it is tuned correctly. It will STILL fall off though if i would have tried it. Just how that works. plus it gives me more power up the hill and gets me there faster.
no, its not.

and you'll have the same power up the hill in the small chain ring using the proper cog to get the same gear inch as the cross chained big ring.
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No, not custom built. I don't have a problem with the seatpost, though I do usually prefer a bit less compact a frame. The spacers are 3cm, probably will drop to 2cm or 25mm. The crank is a piece of ****! I don't know if you've ever ridden one but the nondrive-side crank fastening bolt come loose if you look at it, which is really not a characteristic I look for in a crank.

p.s. I'll take 7800 over 7900 if given the choice, thank you
I have had a similar thing happen on mine. The aluminum insert has become loose within the crank arm.
Gonna see if I can get it warrantied.
It's a few years old...
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No, not custom built. I don't have a problem with the seatpost, though I do usually prefer a bit less compact a frame. The spacers are 3cm, probably will drop to 2cm or 25mm. The crank is a piece of ****! I don't know if you've ever ridden one but the nondrive-side crank fastening bolt come loose if you look at it, which is really not a characteristic I look for in a crank.

p.s. I'll take 7800 over 7900 if given the choice, thank you
I have FSA SLK cranks on my Cervelo P2C and I've never had a problem with them. The Cervelo is used in Oylmpic and Ironman 70.3 triathlons so it has to "work" for a living which means that it gets beat up pretty good so if there was an issue I would have experieced it. I have DA 7800 on the Cervelo and my daughter's Six13 and it works great. I also have some issue with the FD overshifting the 42 in front on my Cervelo but only if I'm agressive and shifting front and back deraillers at the same time. I hear that the chain guards can prevent overshifting in front. The only advantage to 7900 is that the cables can run through the bar and a slight weight adavantage but even many of the pros used 7800 at last year's TDF.
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The only advantage to 7900 is that the cables can run through the bar and a slight weight adavantage but even many of the pros used 7800 at last year's TDF.
And at this year's Roubaix and Flanders. Anyone notice that Cervelo Test Team and Saxo Bank, two teams notorious for their focus on their equipment, both switched to SRAM when 7900 became their only option with Shimano?
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Thanks man, I'm dying to get rid of the crank, I really don't like it. I'd prefer to keep a compact on the bike though, thinking about Fulcrum possibly. Any suggestions?
are those 175's??? if so... wanna trade?
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are those 175's??? if so... wanna trade?
172.5, sorry. What have you got?
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