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    Quote Originally Posted by str8jakett View Post
    I love that color combo. I vote green tires!
    +1 Green tyres would make that bike drop dead gorgeous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by str8jakett View Post
    I love that color combo. I vote green tires!
    Haha, need to find some green tires somewhere. I should probably get some new ones anyway since i'm sporting some Bontrager tires now, lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ciocc_cat View Post
    Nice bike! My early 1980s Ciocc San Cristobal was a pro-peleton worthy bike in her day and weighs about 22 pounds. The lightest CF bikes are a whopping 7 or so pounds lighter. Big deal. Unless you're an elite cyclist at the top of your game, it is a lot easier (and cheaper) to lose seven pounds off your gut/butt than off your bike.
    but after you lose those 7 lbs, your bike could still stand to lose 7 lbs. why not do both? weigh savings are always seem to be mutually exclusive on BF.

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    heres my brand new argon 18 with shimano 105
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    Argon 18 Krypton

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    Wow that's an attractive bike!

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    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.
    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.
    "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.
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    BMC SLC01 Promachine on Ksyrium with D-A

    Soon on Lew's
    Why skis won't have Dura-Ace bindings?

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    '05 Fuji Marseilles

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    Selling my bike so I just took off everything and cleaned it up.


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    Love that Promachine

    I've always been a fan of BMC, something about their bikes is extremely attractive.

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    My three

    I have three:





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    Quote Originally Posted by Davet View Post
    I have three:




    Sweet rides!
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdays View Post
    Call me crazy, but I don't like the Brooks on the Time. It looks good on the other two though.
    I understand, but my butt sure likes it though. I'm not a terribly fast guy but I ride for many hours at a time and Brooks is the only saddle that I've found that doesn't become the deciding factor in how long I ride.

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    Attachment 156803Attachment 156802

    Here's my new baby. It's a 2010 CAAD9 1 with Dura-Ace shifters and derailleurs. I've only put about 400 miles on it so far but compared to the bike it replaced - a 2002 Trek 2300 - it's like a sports car.
    Last edited by mocolotion; 06-24-10 at 08:30 AM. Reason: Tried to make the pictures show up in the post as opposed to as attachments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davet View Post
    I understand, but my butt sure likes it though. I'm not a terribly fast guy but I ride for many hours at a time and Brooks is the only saddle that I've found that doesn't become the deciding factor in how long I ride.
    That co-motion is beautiful.

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    my new oldschool bike, built on a Spanish Massi frame (not an Italian Masi)
    Attachment 157036
    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.

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    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

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    LOL!!! I wouldn't dream of it. Thanks for the info and the laugh.

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    Have you considered going clip less? http://www.performancebike.com/bikes..._20000__400048 are a great option for beginners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdays View Post
    Have you considered going clip less? http://www.performancebike.com/bikes..._20000__400048 are a great option for beginners.
    I have considered it. I am a obvious a novice so bear with me. Do you have to get a certain kind of shoe? i.e., if I get Shimano pedals, do I also have to get Shimano shoes?

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    and just put on a front rack

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddy S View Post
    how did you get the crank upgraded without a price change on the F5? or did you already have those?
    Negotiation, my friend.

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