heres my brand new argon 18 with shimano 105
Santa Cruz Superlight
Argon 18 Krypton
Wow that's an attractive bike!
I heartily agree seven pounds on a bike IS a big deal. I'm not a "newbie" - I've been an "adult" cyclist since 1972, started racing as a Senior 4 in 1977 and worked as a bicycle mechanic/salesperson in college. However, when you're accelerating or climbing weight is weight, be it on your bike or on your butt. Lighter wheels can help in the acceleration department since most inertia is on the wheels (rotating weight), but when you're climbing power-to-weight ratio is critical. You can increase power by getting stronger and reduce weight by lightening your bike or your body. Which is easier to do? I suppose for some it is easier to shell out more money for a lighter bike than lose the body fat. If so, more power to you - lighter is still better however it comes.Hate to bust your bubble but 7 pounds on a bike is a big deal. The difference between climbing with 7 extra pounds is very noticeable whether it is on your bike or your waist.
"A bicycle built by a frame builder has the soul of the builder. A mass produced frame does not have soul. It doesn't know anyone." - Giovanni "Ciocc" Pelizzoli.
“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” - Benjamin Franklin
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BMC SLC01 Promachine on Ksyrium with D-A
Soon on Lew's
Why skis won't have Dura-Ace bindings?
'05 Fuji Marseilles
Love that Promachine
I've always been a fan of BMC, something about their bikes is extremely attractive.
Call me crazy, but I don't like the Brooks on the Time. It looks good on the other two though.
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my new oldschool bike, built on a Spanish Massi frame (not an Italian Masi)
i got the frame cheap on ebay and the components are mostly from the old bike, the frame of which you can see in the background. the front derailleur is a new ultegra (from ebay), the old one was a clamp on. other than that, its shimano exiage 400EX parts, with biopace chainrings. my friend found the front wheel in a dumpster. the rear wheel is a 7 speed (126 mm) so i had to space it with washers to fit in the 8/9/10 frame (130 mm). as a result, the rear derailleur doesn't have enough throw to get into the lowest cog. i need to replace the rear wheel anyway though, its heavy, ugly, not very aero, and has shot bearings that make a confidence inspiring clunking sound. i also need a new saddle, i stole this one from my mountain bike to replace the seat from the old road bike - it was meant for the other gender. this one isn't much better though.
I got my new bike 2 weeks ago. Before that, I hadn't been on a bike for over a few minutes since I was a kid. My first impression is that the seat really hurts. I am hoping that it will get better the more I ride. If not, I will check out other saddles.
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It's normal to experience soreness if you haven't been on a bike in a while. You will most likely get used to it.
Don't go out and put something like this on your bike: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Bell-Sport...ndingMethod=rr
LOL!!! I wouldn't dream of it. Thanks for the info and the laugh.
and just put on a front rack