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Old 02-18-11, 09:16 AM   #16826
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Old 02-18-11, 09:30 AM   #16827
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Looks great. how tall are you?
6'2, bit longer torso and arms, run 130 to 120mm stem even with the 590 tt. Pretty happy, the XL build was 16.4lbs and about $1600 total.
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Old 02-18-11, 10:22 AM   #16828
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As a lugged steel luddite, it took me a while to come around to AL. I had an early AL Allez frame that I put this black Ultegra drivetrain on. But, even though I was able to make the Allez work for me, I had to finally admit that at 60cm, it was too big. I sold the frame, put the 10sp group in a box, and a year passed while I kept my eye out for an older Specialized S-Works or CAAD frame. But you people have kept those frames in high demand. I finally found this frame for a nice price and built it up. It has become my go-to bike. My vintage bikes are jealous I can tell. What’s next carbon, oh my!

07 Fuji Roubaix LTD

Nothing fancy by Road Forum standards, but it fills the bill for me.
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Old 02-18-11, 04:34 PM   #16829
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That Fuji is super nice.
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Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?
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Old 02-18-11, 06:23 PM   #16830
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Technically, its a road frame

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Old 02-18-11, 06:34 PM   #16831
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My new bike

that's not a stock 2.1 is it......
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Old 02-19-11, 08:28 AM   #16832
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Nice looking bike razor.
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Old 02-19-11, 09:47 AM   #16833
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This is my first road bike, also new to cycling.

2010 Specialized Allez Triple.

At this point she serves as my commuter, fitness bike, and will be my race bike for a couple rides I plan on participating in.

I have already swapped out the tires for some Armadillos.

She's been a GREAT entry level bike.
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Old 02-19-11, 06:53 PM   #16834
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Finally got a chance to take a decent photo of my bike today.

My 2010 Trek 1.2

Trek 1.2 by Benji Reynolds, on Flickr
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Old 02-19-11, 07:19 PM   #16835
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My first road bike ... picked up today.

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Old 02-19-11, 11:43 PM   #16836
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Sold off a bunch of old hobby stuff and made the leap to the unicorns and rainbows
2009 CAAD9 (originally a 9-7 Sora/Tiagra mix)
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All in all shaved a little over 2 pounds off the bike (1 pound in the wheels alone)
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Old 02-20-11, 12:52 AM   #16837
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Old 02-20-11, 03:26 AM   #16838
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Sold off a bunch of old hobby stuff and made the leap to the unicorns and rainbows
2009 CAAD9 (originally a 9-7 Sora/Tiagra mix)

2010 Veloce Shifters
2010 Veloce FD
2006 Centaur RD
Veloce 12-25 Cluster
Token Carbon Cranks
Origin 8 Bottom Bracket
Mr Control CNC brakes
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All in all shaved a little over 2 pounds off the bike (1 pound in the wheels alone)
Nice upgrades. Do your Veloce levers have multiple shifting up and down?
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Old 02-20-11, 05:28 AM   #16839
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This is a crappy pic I know, but I'm gonna post it anyway. My hand me down built crit bike, next to my thorough bred speed weapon. I love both of these bikes now that they are both Sram equipped. The Trekster feels rather light with the Spinergys on it as well.

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Old 02-20-11, 08:39 AM   #16840
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Dang dude. I like those wheels too.
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Old 02-20-11, 03:09 PM   #16841
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Finally got a chance to take a decent photo of my bike today.

My 2010 Trek 1.2

Trek 1.2 by Benji Reynolds, on Flickr

Nice bike, nice picture
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Old 02-20-11, 06:55 PM   #16842
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You own a honda/toyota/subaru don't you??
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Old 02-20-11, 08:20 PM   #16843
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Nice upgrades. Do your Veloce levers have multiple shifting up and down?
They do, 3 down and 5 up in one stroke.
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Old 02-20-11, 08:28 PM   #16844
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You own a honda/toyota/subaru don't you??
Why would you think that? But, I do own a Honda.
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Old 02-20-11, 09:13 PM   #16845
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Why would you think that? But, I do own a Honda.
Because owners of those cars love taking pictures like the one you took.

I personally like both the picture and the bike.
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Old 02-20-11, 11:32 PM   #16846
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This is a crappy pic I know, but I'm gonna post it anyway. My hand me down built crit bike, next to my thorough bred speed weapon. I love both of these bikes now that they are both Sram equipped. The Trekster feels rather light with the Spinergys on it as well.

Which Trek frame is this?
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Old 02-21-11, 12:22 AM   #16847
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Here is my Cube Agree SL 2010. I bought it on a christamas sale and with 43% off.

Cube is a German manufacturer and i was pleasantly surprised to find it incredibly light, comfortable and zippy!
Bike comes equipped with full Ultegra 6700 groupset, Easton Vista SL wheels, Easton EC 70 Carbon forks, Cube RFR Saddle, Syn'tace post, Syn'tace handle bar, Schwalbe Ultremo R1 rubber on a 7005 Alloy frame. The bike wieghs in at 8.4kg with pedals(8.1kg without). I am 86Kgs in wieght so i was expecting the worst from it when i was buying it but after 500 kms i am just in love.






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Old 02-21-11, 05:26 AM   #16848
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Which Trek frame is this?
It's a 2001 Trek 5200 in 56cm USPS version (obviously).
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Old 02-21-11, 05:47 AM   #16849
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taimur- sweet Cube. Nice to see one on BF. Only other place I have ever seen one is on the CRC website.

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Old 02-21-11, 06:29 AM   #16850
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Because owners of those cars love taking pictures like the one you took.

I personally like both the picture and the bike.
Bingo. The classic loading dock backdrop. Don't take it personally, I've owned 3 Hondas and a Subaru
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