Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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

User Tag List
jdeane4

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-17-10, 02:29 PM   #15551
mikeetow
Senior Member
 
mikeetow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Hermosa Beach, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 388
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
id go with the brooks!, but what ever is more comfortable to you
mikeetow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-10, 04:18 PM   #15552
kandyredcoi
calm down its just a bike
 
kandyredcoi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Inland Empire, SoCal
Bikes: PK Ripper FG, raleigh folder, felt z5
Posts: 602
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
they both look good IMHO go with comfort!
kandyredcoi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-10, 04:21 PM   #15553
BarracksSi
Bike ≠ Car ≠ Ped.
 
BarracksSi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Washington, DC
Bikes: Some bikes. Hell, they're all the same, ain't they?
Posts: 13,858
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
knobster, for some reason a Brooks looks less out of place on your Bianchi than it does on my BMC:
BarracksSi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-10, 05:46 PM   #15554
knobster
.
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix Comp, Soma ES
Posts: 3,979
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BarracksSi View Post
knobster, for some reason a Brooks looks less out of place on your Bianchi than it does on my BMC:
I probably look less out of place on my Bianchi than I would you on your BMC.

I still think your bike looks awesome even with a Brooks.
__________________
Demented internet tail wagging imbicile.
knobster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-10, 06:19 PM   #15555
motrheadsroadie
Senior Member
 
motrheadsroadie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Bikes:
Posts: 400
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
updated
motrheadsroadie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-10, 06:22 PM   #15556
3Truck
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by MattG42C View Post
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.

I would say its just black. The new elites are carbon fiber black.. Nice looking bikes
3Truck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-10, 06:25 PM   #15557
droobieinop
Senior Member
 
droobieinop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Orange Park, Florida
Bikes: jamis xenith comp '08, trek 750 hybrid (w/drops) c.1995, centurian fixie, kona cindercone mtb c.2000
Posts: 846
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeetow View Post
The wheels are american classic's to zipp's
That's funny, since AC uses zipp rims.
droobieinop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-10, 06:31 PM   #15558
mikeetow
Senior Member
 
mikeetow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Hermosa Beach, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 388
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
they sure do!
mikeetow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-10, 07:46 PM   #15559
knobster
.
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix Comp, Soma ES
Posts: 3,979
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by motrheadsroadie View Post
updated
Wholy cow man. What are you like 6'10"? Bet that was a hard frame to find. Looks good.
__________________
Demented internet tail wagging imbicile.
knobster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-10, 08:03 PM   #15560
motrheadsroadie
Senior Member
 
motrheadsroadie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Bikes:
Posts: 400
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
im 6'4. its a 63. http://velospace.org/node/29954
motrheadsroadie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-10, 09:47 PM   #15561
knobster
.
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix Comp, Soma ES
Posts: 3,979
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by motrheadsroadie View Post
I like the mix of modern and old.
__________________
Demented internet tail wagging imbicile.
knobster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-10, 09:59 PM   #15562
Blackdays
Boom.
 
Blackdays's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Pittsburgh -> Cleveland -> San Francisco
Bikes:
Posts: 2,498
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Let's see how many rules I can break with mine:

Blackdays is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-10, 10:34 PM   #15563
motrheadsroadie
Senior Member
 
motrheadsroadie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Bikes:
Posts: 400
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
non drive side, using a wired computer in 2010, cranks that dont match the rest of the gruppo, that front qr skewer, and living in a place with cinderblock walls... well, the cinderblocks sort of match the wired computer.
motrheadsroadie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-10, 01:44 AM   #15564
Mansram01
Senior Member
 
Mansram01's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Bikes: '14 Yeti SB95 Comp, '12 Orbea Orca Gold, '08 Orbea Orca. Wife's: Felt FW35.
Posts: 1,334
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wow, brutal...
Mansram01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-10, 04:19 AM   #15565
Icyrice
Senior Member
 
Icyrice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: '95 Schwinn Super Sport
Posts: 95
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Dont forget spacers above the stem and non-hidden valves! ;D
Icyrice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-10, 05:07 AM   #15566
bavarian3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 98
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


Still have to get fitted.. and install pedals..and get cages. I just got her yesterday.
bavarian3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-10, 05:22 AM   #15567
JonnyHK 
Senior Member
 
JonnyHK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: London
Bikes: Baum Romano, Colossi xCr, Homemade Bamboo!
Posts: 2,226
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by motrheadsroadie View Post
non drive side, using a wired computer in 2010, cranks that dont match the rest of the gruppo, that front qr skewer, and living in a place with cinderblock walls... well, the cinderblocks sort of match the wired computer.
And I don't think that you have lined up the logos on the tyre sidewalls with the valves either.
JonnyHK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-10, 05:39 AM   #15568
FreddyV
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: 52°57'N 6°21'E
Bikes: Giant OCR
Posts: 1,966
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by JonnyHK View Post
And I don't think that you have lined up the logos on the tyre sidewalls with the valves either.
Lining up the logo's with the valves?
I thought the idea was to line up the logo on the tire with the logo on the rim?
FreddyV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-10, 11:39 AM   #15569
SalsaPodio
Senior Member
 
SalsaPodio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Iowa
Bikes: 2012 Parlee Z5
Posts: 965
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by FreddyV View Post
Lining up the logo's with the valves?
I thought the idea was to line up the logo on the tire with the logo on the rim?
You line the logo of the tire up with the valve so if you get a flat you can find where it happened on the tire easier.
SalsaPodio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-10, 12:55 PM   #15570
motrheadsroadie
Senior Member
 
motrheadsroadie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Bikes:
Posts: 400
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
it also makes a clincher look like a tubular. sort of.
motrheadsroadie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-10, 02:27 PM   #15571
Blackdays
Boom.
 
Blackdays's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Pittsburgh -> Cleveland -> San Francisco
Bikes:
Posts: 2,498
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I live in a dorm...I don't exactly get to chose what kind of walls I want.
Blackdays is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-10, 02:38 PM   #15572
GoLoaf
Senior Member
 
GoLoaf's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Denver
Bikes: Bianchi Via Nirone 7 / 105 / Double
Posts: 211
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackdays View Post
I live in a dorm...I don't exactly get to chose what kind of walls I want.
We don't want your excuses, we want a better wall
GoLoaf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-10, 03:40 PM   #15573
Yaniel
SLO-1
 
Yaniel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Miami, FL
Bikes: '09 BMC Road Racer SL01
Posts: 2,692
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackdays View Post
I live in a dorm...I don't exactly get to chose what kind of walls I want.
it's a bicycle... you can ride the thing to a better wall. these kids nowadays don't want to think for themselves!
Yaniel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-10, 06:38 PM   #15574
charbonh
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Trek Madone 4.5 2009 (frame) - Sram Red groupset - Reynolds Solitude Wheels - ITM K-Sword bar
16.5 lbs without pedals.

DSCF2379.jpg
charbonh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-10, 07:16 PM   #15575
masters324
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Pasadena, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 34
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
sold the standard red sl3 for the matte blk sl3 bb30
Sram red group
s-works bb30 170mm cranks
thomson seat post / steam
fsa compact bars 40cm
feather brake calipers
specialized romin saddle
reynolds carbon clinchers / or zipp 404 tubies
tacx cages
fsa system si intergrated top cap
connex gold chain
look pedals
14.6lbs




Last edited by masters324; 09-19-10 at 10:21 PM.
masters324 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:24 PM.