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Old 06-23-10, 09:04 PM   #14526
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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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Old 06-23-10, 10:21 PM   #14527
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Old 06-23-10, 10:24 PM   #14528
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Old 06-23-10, 10:27 PM   #14529
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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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Old 06-23-10, 10:33 PM   #14530
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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.
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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Old 06-24-10, 07:29 AM   #14531
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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.

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Old 06-24-10, 11:28 AM   #14532
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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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Old 06-25-10, 09:45 AM   #14533
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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.
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Old 06-25-10, 02:47 PM   #14534
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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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Old 06-25-10, 04:06 PM   #14535
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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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Old 06-25-10, 04:15 PM   #14536
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LOL!!! I wouldn't dream of it. Thanks for the info and the laugh.
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Old 06-25-10, 04:38 PM   #14537
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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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Old 06-25-10, 06:27 PM   #14538
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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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Old 06-25-10, 07:19 PM   #14539
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and just put on a front rack
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Old 06-25-10, 07:21 PM   #14540
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Old 06-25-10, 07:45 PM   #14541
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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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Old 06-25-10, 08:29 PM   #14542
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Old 06-25-10, 09:23 PM   #14543
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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?
Nope. Those Shimano's are SPD-L. Honestly, most shoes are going to be compatible with the pedals. I would recommend Specialized shoes. They are compatible with LOOK style pedals, SPD's, SPD-SL's, and Speedplays.
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Old 06-26-10, 12:54 AM   #14544
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Nope. Those Shimano's are SPD-L. Honestly, most shoes are going to be compatible with the pedals. I would recommend Specialized shoes. They are compatible with LOOK style pedals, SPD's, SPD-SL's, and Speedplays.
It's not the shoes that are compatible with the pedals, but the cleats. The cleats need to be compatible with the shoes. Best way to go is fit some shoes at bike stores and see which fit your feet best.
Get pedals and cleats to go with that, but order all of it (even the shoes) through the internet. That could save you some serious money.
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Old 06-26-10, 08:19 AM   #14545
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this may look a bit funny and odd but yes it is a 1150 zipp behind a colnago prima with a stand, this pic is quite old and recently just got some record to squize in so it is only display concept.
i ride it every day.
some of the custom fact:
small frame 51'
weight approx 10kg with the zipp and the campyHEAVY DUTY)
campy groupset: record(it quite mixing between 2008 with 1988)
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front wheel: bontrager select(quite wack)clincher
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this is not just only training bike but it is a dairly bike
should i really need to take the stand out?

i think i will receive my secondary bike in another 1/2 year
zipp 2001 series 1 allsoft 1992, it is old but it is cheap
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Old 06-26-10, 08:59 AM   #14546
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whoa are those bar-end shifters on the co-motion, have to admit that is pretty cool, nice combination mate. it is wear to shift?
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Old 06-26-10, 11:07 AM   #14547
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It's not the shoes that are compatible with the pedals, but the cleats. The cleats need to be compatible with the shoes. Best way to go is fit some shoes at bike stores and see which fit your feet best.
Get pedals and cleats to go with that, but order all of it (even the shoes) through the internet. That could save you some serious money.
Yeah I should of said cleats, that's what I was thinking of.
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Old 06-26-10, 01:52 PM   #14548
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Another old bike for me

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Old 06-26-10, 06:17 PM   #14550
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I posted these in another thread, but I figured I would put some new pics up of my current love. I just put SRAM Red on her, as well as a few other things since the last photo session.

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Shifters!

No more goofy derailleur cables cluttering things up. I used a zip tie from the Garmin mount to tuck the derailleur cables to the stem, in an aero fashion.

Full bike shot!

And the side shot straight on.
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