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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 08-20-10, 04:11 PM   #15276
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Hey guys

New here, I bought my first roadie a few weeks ago.

It's a Soma Smoothie with mostly Ultegra bits on it. It now has 105 pedals, not the flats in the pic. Better pic to come once I clean the damn thing.

How weight?
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Old 08-20-10, 04:29 PM   #15277
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how weight?
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Old 08-20-10, 08:06 PM   #15278
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Geez a little defensive? The bike looks great.
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Old 08-20-10, 08:12 PM   #15279
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Two months ago I returned to more active road biking after 15 years of minimal activity. During the hiatus I did 800 to 1500 km/year whereas when I was racing I would do 400 km/week during the season. No new bike during that time, and now it is hard to get parts for the Campy C-record, especially the Ergo shifters which are pretty worn out after >20,000 miles. The BB, wheel bearings and freehub have all been replaced and repacked numerous times. Now it’s time to retire the faithful TVT ’92 for something more modern.

What did I get? Well I’ve ridden only Campy from the time of Super Record, gave up tubulars after quitting racing, and enjoy climbing. Here it is:



Cervelo S2 with Campagnolo Record 11 spd.
Nice, very nice. Now, get a saddle, wheels, and bottle cages that complement the rest of the bike. They look very out of place. Otherwise like I said, very very nice bike.
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Old 08-21-10, 07:36 AM   #15280
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THAT IS HOT. I LOVE THE COUGAR ON THE FRONT.

sorry caps was necessary
I wouldn't have even spotted it. Yup, that's really cool.
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Old 08-21-10, 07:43 AM   #15281
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bmc fork isnt nearly as ******** as that trackstar sticker on the top tube.
You're off to a ****ty start.
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Old 08-21-10, 11:47 AM   #15282
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@BarracksSi & zstjohn: Considering it's the team bike for the Skil-Shimano team, it's probably a lion instead of a cougar as it's a Dutch team

Pretty damn nice bike though!
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Old 08-21-10, 01:41 PM   #15283
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First post here. Here is my Isaac Impulse. Picked it up a few months back for a great deal.
It has 7900 cranks, 7800 brifters and derailleurs, cane creek brakes and mavic cxp 22 rims.
This is my second roady and this one actually makes it fun to ride. I previously had a Giant OCRII
and I could not stand that bike. Just did not fit me right. The Isaac is like a glove.


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Old 08-21-10, 02:20 PM   #15284
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My latest build. I didn't really need a new bike, but I got everything for a screaming deal.
SRAM S30 Race Wheels, SRAM Red Shifters, RD, FORCE Crank, SSM Saddle, FSA Plasma Bars

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Old 08-21-10, 04:13 PM   #15285
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Fuji keeps impressing me. I really think I will go with them for my next bike.

The new bike looks amazing!
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Old 08-21-10, 05:41 PM   #15286
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My latest build. I didn't really need a new bike, but I got everything for a screaming deal.
SRAM S30 Race Wheels, SRAM Red Shifters, RD, FORCE Crank, SSM Saddle, FSA Plasma Bars

Love the Fuji. I have ahd a thing for Fuji bikes for a while now. I haven't really found one that takes it for me though. This might be the bike, especially with the Sram RED.
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Old 08-21-10, 06:42 PM   #15287
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Nice, very nice. Now, get a saddle, wheels, and bottle cages that complement the rest of the bike. They look very out of place. Otherwise like I said, very very nice bike.
Is this better? I got some race wheels for my SLC finally, the saddle, and bottle cages have been on since I built her, but she needed some fast wheels for sure.


with her sister....

the sister up close....
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Old 08-21-10, 07:33 PM   #15288
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New wheels and 2000 miles passed on the bike, so needed some pics. Too bad it was early in the morning and had bad lighting! Think I should ditch the wheel decals?



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Old 08-21-10, 07:58 PM   #15289
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Working on fitting with the new rig.

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Old 08-22-10, 05:58 AM   #15290
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New wheels and 2000 miles passed on the bike, so needed some pics. Too bad it was early in the morning and had bad lighting! Think I should ditch the wheel decals?




that was my first bike, it treated me well for about 4000 miles until I got something new. I'd ditch the decals, it'll look a lot "cleaner." I don't know if you like the saddle but I found that when I switch it out for somethng firmer, I felt a lot stronger on the bike. that seat almost feels like it has suspension at high cadence.
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Old 08-22-10, 09:36 AM   #15291
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that was my first bike, it treated me well for about 4000 miles until I got something new. I'd ditch the decals, it'll look a lot "cleaner." I don't know if you like the saddle but I found that when I switch it out for something firmer, I felt a lot stronger on the bike. that seat almost feels like it has suspension at high cadence.
I average 100-110 and I can ride to 140 without bouncing and never even notice it. I think I may just have gotten lucky and it fits me decent. Only reason I replaced the wheels is because I dented the cheapo Alex's. I actually tried an old felt one I had laying around and went back to this one because it was more comfortable. Butt ugly, but it seems to work.
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Old 08-22-10, 11:29 AM   #15292
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i will take a better pic later on the week, here are my two honeys
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Old 08-22-10, 11:39 AM   #15293
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That's a pretty Wilier.
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Old 08-22-10, 12:36 PM   #15294
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amazing looking bike. are those wheels alloy or carbon?
Thanks, those are carbon form Carbotech.
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Old 08-22-10, 12:39 PM   #15295
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that is hot. I love the cougar on the front.

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Old 08-22-10, 01:37 PM   #15296
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nice cervelo dude!
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Old 08-22-10, 08:26 PM   #15297
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Thanks for the advice. The gel seat cover is simply covering up the original saddle that came with the bike. I have a pair of riding short and wasn't planning on riding with the gel cover on the saddle, I just took this photo immediately after getting the bike home and didn't take anything off of it yet.

While on the top, I've been reading quite a bit online about most people seeming to really HATE the stock Allez saddles from this time period. Any advice on a good replacement saddle (without really knowing anything about my "sit bones")? I've never been fitted and, as this is my first road bike, I've never ridden with any other saddles.
Try and find an LBS that will let you "demo" saddles to you find one you like. Any Specialized dealer should have a ass-o-meter to measure your sit bones. I am not sure if the other manufacturers list that dimension on the saddles but the specialized ones come in several sizes of each model depending on your sit bone width. I know that the Toupe is very popular here amongst the BF regulars, but it isn't the only option.

BTW great looking bikes on this page you guys.
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nice cervelo dude!
Thanks, I got one more from yesterday. I gave her a post race bath, and did some tuning, and dropped 21g off of the seat post adjustment mechanism. 6900g has pictured, or 15.25lbs. Then I had to take the wheels off, and put my training wheels back on, but not before a quick pic.

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Old 08-23-10, 10:00 AM   #15299
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Old 08-23-10, 11:02 PM   #15300
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finally got it how I want it and already I'm eyeing a new frame. That's the way it goes I guess

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