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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 12-05-04, 11:02 AM   #1551
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Nice bike whereabout are in Toronto, there a several member here coming from T.O., you can hook up with them this summer if your are not with any group.
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Nice bike whereabout are in Toronto, there a several member here coming from T.O., you can hook up with them this summer if your are not with any group.
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Thanks Oscar!

I am around the DVP and Eglington area. I have been reading about all the rides in the area and cant wait to get out to some. I used to live up in Newmarket and could ride all the time, I feel like I am in prision here. That is why I am switching over to road biking - its way more flexible in the city environment.
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Old 12-05-04, 11:39 AM   #1553
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You don't like Campagnolo?
I started out with Shimano as a MTB convert 10 years ago. Given the investment into Park tools to wrench on my MTB rides, I simply stayed on with Shimano road components when I got into road bikes. I have ridden Campy and it is quite nice, don't get me wrong. However, since they are all 9-speed drivetrains, I can easily swap out wheelsets from one bike to another (same 12-23 casette ratio, all have 23mm tires, and every front wheel magnet is in the same place).
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Old 12-05-04, 11:53 AM   #1554
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Phil. try going to "Ride Partner" the thread "Anyone from Totonto-Canada".
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Old 12-05-04, 06:51 PM   #1555
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The seat tube angle is 72.5. I have attached the look geometry table picture file.

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Old 12-06-04, 08:48 AM   #1556
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Do you know about any Fondriest discussion groups or good sites? Tx.

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Unfortunately, no. We are a minority, a growing minority but, still a minority. I believe there are a couple of Fondriest owners on this forum and a few more that peruse RBR. Other than that, nuttin I know about.
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Old 12-08-04, 04:24 PM   #1558
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who ever heard of a pacer ultralite
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My bike is finally done. Yeah!!!


Frame: De Rosa Merak
Fork: Mizuno MR20 carbon
BB: Campy Record
HS: Integrated Campy Record
SP: Thompson
Crank: Campy Record
Cassette: Campy Chorus
FD: Campy Record
Handle bar: FSA K Force carbon
Stem: Pedal Soft Reign
Shifter: Campy Record
Chain:Campy
Rear Derailer: Campy Record
Calipers:Campy Records
Wheel set: Ksyrium SSC SL
Tires: Conti GP 3000

If anyone knows how to post pix, please let me know... I can't do it because my files are too big.
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Old 12-09-04, 07:38 PM   #1560
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My bike is finally done. Yeah!!!


Frame: De Rosa Merak
Fork: Mizuno MR20 carbon
BB: Campy Record
HS: Integrated Campy Record
SP: Thompson
Crank: Campy Record
Cassette: Campy Chorus
FD: Campy Record
Handle bar: FSA K Force carbon
Stem: Pedal Soft Reign
Shifter: Campy Record
Chain:Campy
Rear Derailer: Campy Record
Calipers:Campy Records
Wheel set: Ksyrium SSC SL
Tires: Conti GP 3000

If anyone knows how to post pix, please let me know... I can't do it because my files are too big.

Yep....post pix please. Use the "Manage attachments" tab to upload bmps, jpegs, gifs etc etc

It sounds fully sick. Like a Vini Caldirola team issue from a couple of years back. De Rosa blue, I hope?
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I don't know how to post pictures. It tells me that there's a 100K max limit, and I don't know how to compress my files.

Any help?
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I don't know how to post pictures. It tells me that there's a 100K max limit, and I don't know how to compress my files.

Any help?

Hmmm......try saving in a different format and see what size they come up as. GIF or BMP or something???
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Old 12-09-04, 09:45 PM   #1563
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Hmmm......try saving in a different format and see what size they come up as. GIF or BMP or something???
BMP is fricken' HUGE. There are any number of free and cheap image editors that allow you to scale down images to a manageable size. I use The Gimp: http://www.gimp.org. Works on Linux/Unix, Windows and MacOS.

You'll want to use a "scale image" function to make it smaller in size (600x400 or so gets pretty close to 100k for many jpeg images). Then, if it is a jpeg, when you save it, it will probably give you the option to reduce the quality (by compressing it more) to make it even smaller.
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BMP is fricken' HUGE. There are any number of free and cheap image editors that allow you to scale down images to a manageable size. I use The Gimp: http://www.gimp.org. Works on Linux/Unix, Windows and MacOS.

You'll want to use a "scale image" function to make it smaller in size (600x400 or so gets pretty close to 100k for many jpeg images). Then, if it is a jpeg, when you save it, it will probably give you the option to reduce the quality (by compressing it more) to make it even smaller.

^^^^

Yeah...what he said. I have no farken idea...
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Old 12-10-04, 02:09 AM   #1565
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Just purchased, Trek Madone 5.9 Lance Armstrong/TdF Limited Edition (only 500 produced with numbered frames, maybe 1/2 of which were sold in the USA so it's a rare bike for sure) comes with Dura Ace-10 speed. The paint needs to be seen upclose to be appreciated, it is a project one effort that is 100% flawless and has glitter flake in the yellow under the clearcoat. This bike is smooth, stiff, fast and just a joy to ride.
UPGRADES: Stella Azzurra Tirreno bars, Bontrager XXX lite (4 bolt) carbon stem, Bontrager XXX lite carbon seat post, Mavic Kysrium SSC SL TdF (limited edition) wheels with dark blue Michelin pro race tires, record carbon water bottle cages, Dura Ace pedels.
Keeping the stock stuff (Bontrager X-lite wheels, stem, and bars) to beable to return the bike to factory "limited edition" setup or just use on one of my trainers.
http://www.lancearmstrong.com/lance/...sf/html/LABike

I also have 2 very nice, and very fast Triathlon/Time Trial Bikes both with Dura Ace-10 speed
2004 Trek-TT The Lance TT bike is silk smooth and the fastest bike I have ever ridden. (set-up for Ironman triathlon distance, with HED carbon bar, Zipp 404's, Dura Ace pedels, Selle San Marco Aspede triathlon gel seat).
2004 Cannondale Ironman-5000 This bike is very stiff, responsive and fast. (set-up for Olympic and 1/2 Ironman triathlon distance, Slice Aero frame, Profile Carbon Stryke bars, Zipp 404's, Dura Ace pedels, Cannondale Hollowgram SI cranks, Reynolds Ouzo Pro Aero fork, Selle San Marco Aspede triathlon gel seat)
** All 3 bikes below are set-up with Polar speed and cadance sensors to work with my Polar 720i

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Old 12-10-04, 07:08 AM   #1566
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Don't be jealous. Every new bike put me closer to living in the garage. My wife said, "No more" after the third. .
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I'd be interested in a more detailed comparison of your different bikes.

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Old 12-10-04, 08:22 AM   #1567
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In my area (Wisconsin) in the late 80's early nineties there was a TV Superstore (American TV) that gave away bikes when you bought a TV. The name I'll never forget was Firenze. I worked in a bike shop at the tiime and we got ton's (literally they are heavy) of these pieces of Hi-Ten crap. The thiinnest easily bent rims I've ever seen, shoddy welding, and mouse trap compnents. Most of these were red with yellow lettering. I do remember some yellow and blue as well with flourescent cables. Now there maybe some other bike out there with the Firenze name and as a matter of fact I think I saw a MTB in this month's Bicycling (or at least one of the mags I got this month) with that name the other day and was repulsed lol.

What was the groupo on the bike you had? If it was anything halfway decent it's not one of the bikes I'm thinking of. Was it indexed? Even now I shudder at the thought of seeing one of those again. To work on one was a shear pain. HAHAHA

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My sister had this same bike (Firenze GL-2000, 12-Speed Touring) in her garage in Williston Park, Long Island and was throwing it out when I volunteered to prolong the bike's existence. I have since moved to Fort Lauderdale. Appears the reviews on this thread for this bike is that it is a piece of crap. Yes, I'm a cycling novice, but I find this bike rides great and is very fast, though the gear changing can be smoother. Also, I had to adjust the brake caliper because it appears the rims are bent. I should replace them.

Anyway, the point I'm trying to make is that after reading this thread, I looked closer to a sticker on the bike and it reads:

FIRENZE BICYCLES
Made in Taiwan for
DIVERSIFIED INVESTMENTS CORPORATION
MADISON WISCONSIN

Now I know the history of the bike. From Taiwan to Wisconsin to Long Island to Florida. Nice job DarkArrow. Good memory.
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Old 12-10-04, 01:12 PM   #1568
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Here is my Time VX Pro with Campi Record Triple cranks, Chrorus derailleurs and BB, Centaur ergo-shifters, Shimano Ultegra brakes, FSA stem and bars, Fizik Arione saddle, and Ksyrium Elites wheels.
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[QUOTE=coolcamden]My bike is finally done. Yeah!!!


Frame: De Rosa Merak
Fork: Mizuno MR20 carbon
BB: Campy Record
HS: Integrated Campy Record
SP: Thompson
Crank: Campy Record
Cassette: Campy Chorus
FD: Campy Record
Handle bar: FSA K Force carbon
Stem: Pedal Soft Reign
Shifter: Campy Record
Chain:Campy
Rear Derailer: Campy Record
Calipers:Campy Records
Wheel set: Ksyrium SSC SL
Tires: Conti GP 3000

Finally figured out how to post pix.
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This is my new bike,
Battaglin Breganze with Campag Veloce Groupset[IMG][/IMG]
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Old 12-10-04, 07:19 PM   #1572
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My bike is finally done. Yeah!!!


Frame: De Rosa Merak
Fork: Mizuno MR20 carbon
BB: Campy Record
HS: Integrated Campy Record
SP: Thompson
Crank: Campy Record
Cassette: Campy Chorus
FD: Campy Record
Handle bar: FSA K Force carbon
Stem: Pedal Soft Reign
Shifter: Campy Record
Chain:Campy
Rear Derailer: Campy Record
Calipers:Campy Records
Wheel set: Ksyrium SSC SL
Tires: Conti GP 3000

Finally figured out how to post pix.
How much total did that bike cost you?
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