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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 08-06-10, 11:29 PM   #15051
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If having a flipped up stem is dope, then I am miles davis....

Lol....

Somebody had to carry the torch
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Old 08-07-10, 12:21 AM   #15052
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Here's a quick and dirty shot of my new CR1 SL. The lens distortion makes the bar angle look weird but they're not tipped up. I'll eventually do some proper photography of this lovely machine. I swapped in a 3T cockpit and got upgraded to carbon bars for next to nothing. Shoes are in the mail and will clip into Look Keos.



A different angle: http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...cling/537m.jpg
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Old 08-07-10, 12:32 AM   #15053
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Building a new road bike now, just bought $300 worth of parts tonight:
-full sram rival groupo
-fsa sl-k carbon crankset w/ceramic bottom bracket
-roval pave sl wheels
-specailiazed barmac carbon 1-piece bar/stem combo
-free tires, tubes, tape, cables, and seat of my choice

What frame should I get?

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either you're lying or you found the deal of the century. i don't know how that = 300 dollars worth of parts.
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Old 08-07-10, 12:47 AM   #15054
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Brad, are those compact drops on your CR1 SL?
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Old 08-07-10, 08:13 AM   #15055
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Old 08-07-10, 08:32 AM   #15056
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SRAM shifters bend out like that, they aren't on backwards.
I thought he was talking about cabling, not the shifters themselves.. It looks like from your previous photos the left shifter controls the rear derailleur and the right controls the front?
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Old 08-07-10, 08:33 AM   #15057
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I thought he was talking about cabling, not the shifters themselves.. It looks like from your previous photos the left shifter controls the rear derailleur and the right controls the front?
probably crosses the cabling on the downtube. Common way to do it. It allows for much lower radius bends of the housing at the front of the bike, which leads to smoother shifting.
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Old 08-07-10, 10:10 AM   #15058
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I really like that scott, the rims arent billboards and the logo keeps is clean looking, very nice!
thanks everyone for the comments! and yeah the wheels are Williams System 58s... I just took off the big decals and left the little logos. great wheels. bike surprisingly weighs in at just a hair over 17lbs even with the heavier (1850g claimed) wheels

Raced the bike today for the first time this season (was out from knee surgery for a long time) and it felt great.
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Old 08-07-10, 01:10 PM   #15059
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A lot of really beautiful bikes in this thread. The older S2 paint looks a lot nicer imo.
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Old 08-07-10, 01:12 PM   #15060
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thanks everyone for the comments! and yeah the wheels are Williams System 58s... I just took off the big decals and left the little logos. great wheels. bike surprisingly weighs in at just a hair over 17lbs even with the heavier (1850g claimed) wheels

Raced the bike today for the first time this season (was out from knee surgery for a long time) and it felt great.
Good f-ing job today Jake!
p.s. the bike looks great in person
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Old 08-07-10, 01:39 PM   #15061
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An old fashioned Pinarello Montello SLX for me, can't afford better than second hand, I've done more on it in 3 months than I ever did on my other bike
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Old 08-07-10, 02:08 PM   #15062
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I thought he was talking about cabling, not the shifters themselves.. It looks like from your previous photos the left shifter controls the rear derailleur and the right controls the front?
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probably crosses the cabling on the downtube. Common way to do it. It allows for much lower radius bends of the housing at the front of the bike, which leads to smoother shifting.
Exactly
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Old 08-07-10, 03:18 PM   #15063
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Got my first road bike a couple weeks ago. CAAD9 6. Two weeks in and I absolutely love both the bike and road cycling.




My daughter is a Cannondale fan as well...

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Old 08-07-10, 04:32 PM   #15064
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Old 08-07-10, 05:39 PM   #15065
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Old 08-07-10, 05:43 PM   #15066
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Wow, that's a beautiful bike!
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Old 08-07-10, 05:53 PM   #15067
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If having a flipped up stem is dope, then I am miles davis....

Lol....

Somebody had to carry the torch
short head tube and the previous owner cut the steerer tube down, not to mention I ride a 58 and that was a 56, seat is still higher than bars so as far as I'm concerned its fair game...

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either you're lying or you found the deal of the century. i don't know how that = 300 dollars worth of parts.
Find guys that go through bikes like shoes. The $300 parts groupo, $400 allez expert, and my awsome $400 specialized langster all came from the same guy...

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Old 08-07-10, 06:29 PM   #15068
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what bars are those?
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Old 08-07-10, 06:38 PM   #15069
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probably crosses the cabling on the downtube. Common way to do it. It allows for much lower radius bends of the housing at the front of the bike, which leads to smoother shifting.
Huh, I didn't know you could do that. Makes sense. But if the cable crosses on the downtube, doesn't it rub against each other while shifting? I guess it doesn't do any damage by doing so... I might try it! :-)
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Huh, I didn't know you could do that. Makes sense. But if the cable crosses on the downtube, doesn't it rub against each other while shifting? I guess it doesn't do any damage by doing so... I might try it! :-)
Actually, I wouldn't bother. It was hard enough to wiggle the cable out the slot by the BB of my BMC frame, I don't want to cross them inside, either.

Besides, the sharp bends of the cables under the bartape are enough to negate a slightly bigger radius in the housings between the bars and the frame.
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Old 08-07-10, 09:56 PM   #15071
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Must have really liked the other Allez to get another one. Brand loyalty is a good sign.

Great looking bike.
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that Jamis is beautiful
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I thought he was talking about cabling, not the shifters themselves.. It looks like from your previous photos the left shifter controls the rear derailleur and the right controls the front?
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Actually, I wouldn't bother. It was hard enough to wiggle the cable out the slot by the BB of my BMC frame, I don't want to cross them inside, either.

Besides, the sharp bends of the cables under the bartape are enough to negate a slightly bigger radius in the housings between the bars and the frame.
it was hard enough to get the yokozuna housings to do the criss cross bend. keeping them on the original side required too much housing, or too much pressure to bend it. Amazingly, it wasn't hard at all to get the cables out of the bottom of the downtube. took about 3 tries per side.
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Lots of nice bikes posted. Here´s my ride then



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