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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 09-13-10, 07:30 PM   #15526
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A picture after a ride.

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Old 09-13-10, 07:49 PM   #15527
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That's a nice Cannondale. White saddle in it's future?
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Old 09-13-10, 07:51 PM   #15528
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I was thinking about it. Haha
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Old 09-13-10, 07:55 PM   #15529
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I just noticed those are the same wheels that I have on the Roubaix. I de-stickered those zippy stripe things, the hub stickers and just left the shimano lettering. So much cleaner but what a PITA to get the sticky reside off.

Something about black bikes with white bar tape and white saddle, it looks nice.
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Old 09-13-10, 10:08 PM   #15530
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That CAAD9 just speaks class...
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Old 09-13-10, 11:35 PM   #15531
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A picture after a ride.

met up with a local dude that has the same bike....so nice...but instead of white saddle i'd go black grips...murdered out playa!!!! my .02
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Old 09-14-10, 08:29 AM   #15532
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My new ride! 2011 Roubaix comp rival

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Old 09-14-10, 09:37 PM   #15533
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My first road bike, 2009 Rocky Mountain Prestige 30CR
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Old 09-15-10, 12:38 AM   #15534
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holy giant saddle bag
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Old 09-15-10, 08:32 AM   #15535
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holy giant saddle bag

Indeed, before he put the saddle bag on the bike had standard geometry.
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Old 09-15-10, 09:39 AM   #15536
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My new precious....

2004 EV Boron ~

The lively ride that only great steel can provide! 2.8 lb state-of-the-art triple butted and foam reinforced EV Boron tubing. Frame tubes are pulse TIG welded then micro-fused to avoid excessive heating of the thin walls. CAD designed tube profiles add more stiffness and vertical resilience to an already excellent frame. Includes a Bianchi carbon fiber fork with 1 1/8" threadless steerer. Color is celeste with dark blue decals.

3 times stronger than aluminum
2 times stronger than titanium
25% stronger than the best non-Boron steel alloys

So says Bianchi... We'll just see about that.... Started building it up last night. Unfortunately, I don't have Campy bits so I'll be going with Dura Ace and Mavic wheels.

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Old 09-15-10, 11:26 AM   #15537
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jealous...

i have 10spd record thats dying for a bianchi
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Old 09-15-10, 11:44 AM   #15538
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Indeed, before he put the saddle bag on the bike had standard geometry.
That made me snort.
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Old 09-15-10, 02:28 PM   #15539
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rofl

on another note that bianchi is sweet!
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Old 09-16-10, 08:42 AM   #15540
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Old 09-16-10, 09:27 AM   #15541
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My new ride! 2011 Roubaix comp rival

Nice! I'm planning on picking one of those up before next season... Jan/Feb probably.

It seems to me that Specialized bikes somehow always look worse on their website than they do in person or in other people's photographs, and this bike is no exception. Just curious, would you say the black is just black, or is it closer to the carbon color? Not sure if you looked at the 2011 Roubaix Elite in carbon, but that color is what I'm talking about.
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Old 09-16-10, 06:44 PM   #15542
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Wilier Izoard (2010), full Ultegra (compact crank), Fulcrum R3 wheels. It is abolutely amazing! I will replace the saddle with something more comfortable (and more black), and the bar tape as well...



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Old 09-16-10, 06:45 PM   #15543
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Old 09-16-10, 07:07 PM   #15544
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Old 09-16-10, 08:33 PM   #15545
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Old 09-16-10, 08:37 PM   #15546
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perfect...

i would love to have a ti bike with a brown leather saddle and tape. what wheelset is that?
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Old 09-16-10, 08:43 PM   #15547
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perfect...

i would love to have a ti bike with a brown leather saddle and tape. what wheelset is that?

its a great color combo. The wheels are american classic's to zipp's
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Old 09-16-10, 11:38 PM   #15548
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Just got my new bike. It will replace my 2006 Bianchi Via Nirone:

Wilier Izoard (2010), full Ultegra (compact crank), Fulcrum R3 wheels. It is abolutely amazing! I will replace the saddle with something more comfortable (and more black), and the bar tape as well...

Nice. Good solid setup.
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Old 09-16-10, 11:51 PM   #15549
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I have a 2008 Wilier Izoard and I just think they are the most beautiful bikes, I have dura ace which is very smooth, but i love the colors on the 2010. great bike.
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Old 09-17-10, 02:22 PM   #15550
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The lively ride that only great steel can provide! 2.8 lb state-of-the-art triple butted and foam reinforced EV Boron tubing. Frame tubes are pulse TIG welded then micro-fused to avoid excessive heating of the thin walls. CAD designed tube profiles add more stiffness and vertical resilience to an already excellent frame. Includes a Bianchi carbon fiber fork with 1 1/8" threadless steerer. Color is celeste with dark blue decals.

3 times stronger than aluminum
2 times stronger than titanium
25% stronger than the best non-Boron steel alloys

So says Bianchi... We'll just see about that.... Started building it up last night. Unfortunately, I don't have Campy bits so I'll be going with Dura Ace and Mavic wheels.

And the (almost) completed build. Waiting on the black and Celeste bottle cages... Help me decide. With Brooks Ti Swift or The Fizik saddle.

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With Fizik:

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