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Old 02-25-11, 09:39 PM   #16901
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Old 02-25-11, 09:56 PM   #16902
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The Roubaix is almost as aero as the Speed Concept.

Who woulda thunk it.
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Old 02-25-11, 11:22 PM   #16903
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Went out tonight with an odd snow/rain mix. Found that Crud RoadRacers mk2 aren't terribly effective for snow (although I still like them a lot for wet roads).

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Old 02-25-11, 11:31 PM   #16904
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Hi Guys,

Just signed up here and wanted to share my current ride. Sorry for the photo. I don't have a garage door and the lighting is pretty crappy. I have had the 2.5 since new and keep on waiting for it to break but it has been perfect. I have ridden it pretty regulary over the last 6 years in Melbourne, Australia and taken it to New Hampshire where myself and few others did a couple of centuries in three days riding on the 'wrong' side of the road was crazy, but the drivers were pretty nice). No major equipment changes except for the FSA crank, which was pretty loud, so I put the Centaur one in. I have a Cooper BB30 frame that I am getting parts for at the moment

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Old 02-26-11, 12:29 AM   #16905
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DubT not to make you feel bad but that bike is as fast as a 300 dollar wal-mart road bike

It's completely wrong all around and it looks like you went into a less-than-ethical LBS with 15K in hand and demanded the "fastest bike possible" but during the fitting you said "I want to ride it like a dutch bike".

All in all, a complete abortion. I'm sorry for your loss.
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Old 02-26-11, 01:05 AM   #16906
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2009 Caad9-5. Just finished refitting with Dura Ace 7800: Shifters, Derailleurs, Cranks, Brakes + SRAM cassette. Just needs a good stem/seatpost combo.


Also wanted to post my Cervelo P2k with 7700 that I'm almost done rebuilding. Its more show than go but only cost me $355. Frame + front wheel + profile design bottle = 355, everything else cost $0 after I sold the frame the parts came on
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Old 02-26-11, 04:01 AM   #16907
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Pinarello f3-13

G'day all introducing my F3-13 it's not the latest or greatest but the weight is a resonable 6.75kg thanks to 1005gram bouwmeester wheels.
A bump in the road down a hill at 80kph is a worry though.




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Old 02-26-11, 05:46 AM   #16909
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OOooh, I need that Pinarello. I don't think I can go for that (I'm guessing I-beam) seat setup, but otherwise total stunner!

And I'd probably go with a longer stem and more compact bars, but ...

It's really refreshing to see a road bike without any red on it anywhere.
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Old 02-26-11, 06:33 AM   #16910
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Love those wheels. I had a set for 1K miles non stop with no issue. Just make sure to inspect where the rivets are for cracks after each ride
I had a set before, I know to look out for cracks.

i just got these and they are in nearly perfect condition. they came with spinergy wheel covers and the manual and extra bits.

Here is a better photo.


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Old 02-26-11, 07:27 AM   #16911
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As an owner of a beautiful Speed Concept, I must ask; why? Trek finally does perfect tri geometry and this results.
For what it is worth, this is "WHY": I am a 68 year old retiree, I raced for several years and then quit and rode motorcycle observed trials with my sons for several years. A couple of years ago I started riding for fun and exercise on an old steel Bianchi. I really enjoyed riding again and started getting in pretty good shape, also lost 20 pounds. Started looking at new bikes, I did not like the big fat wide down tubes on the Trek Madone series. I found a new 2009 Trek TTX 9.5 that with the seat post reversed had the same geometry as the Bianchi. The LBS made me a decent swap and put road bars and Ultegra levers on it for me. I really liked the bike, it was faster than the Bianchi. I will ride anywhere from 20 to 60 miles on a given ride. I was in Oklahoma last fall to ride a metric century with my daughter when we noticed some cracks in the TTX fame. Long story short, Trek replaced my TTX frame set with the SC 9.9. It may look weird to you but at my age I do not care what people think. I love it, I like the way it looks and rides. For me it is perfect. I am no longer flexible enough to get into a really good aero position, thus the relaxed fit.

Wayne

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Old 02-26-11, 07:39 AM   #16912
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Hmmm. I can understand high road bars. My bars get higher every 5 years or so and at 42 years of age the tops are about even with my saddle. BUT the high aero bars just seem so awkward! Your elbows really need to be lower than that for the whole deal to work, IMO.

But, if it works for you then more power to ya!
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Old 02-26-11, 07:44 AM   #16913
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For what it is worth, this is "WHY": I am a 68 year old retiree, I raced for several years and then quit and rode motorcycle observed trials with my sons for several years. A couple of years ago I started riding for fun and exercise on an old steel Bianchi. I really enjoyed riding again and started getting in pretty good shape, also lost 20 pounds. Started looking at new bikes, I did not like the big fat wide down tubes on the Trek Madone series. I found a new 2009 Trek TTX 9.5 that with the seat post reversed had the same geometry as the Bianchi. The LBS made me a decent swap and put road bars and Ultegra levers on it for me. I really liked the bike, it was faster than than the Bianchi. I will ride anywhere from 20 to 60 miles on a given ride. I was in Oklahoma last fall to ride a metric century with my daughter whe we noticed some cracks in the TTX fame. Long story short, Trek replaced my TTX frame set with the SC 9.9. It may look weird to you but at my age I do not care what people think. I love it, I like the way it looks and rides. For me it is perfect. I am no longer flexible enough to get into a really good aero position, thus the relaxed fit.

Wayne
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Old 02-26-11, 09:36 AM   #16914
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For what it is worth, this is "WHY": I am a 68 year old retiree, I raced for several years and then quit and rode motorcycle observed trials with my sons for several years. A couple of years ago I started riding for fun and exercise on an old steel Bianchi. I really enjoyed riding again and started getting in pretty good shape, also lost 20 pounds. Started looking at new bikes, I did not like the big fat wide down tubes on the Trek Madone series. I found a new 2009 Trek TTX 9.5 that with the seat post reversed had the same geometry as the Bianchi. The LBS made me a decent swap and put road bars and Ultegra levers on it for me. I really liked the bike, it was faster than the Bianchi. I will ride anywhere from 20 to 60 miles on a given ride. I was in Oklahoma last fall to ride a metric century with my daughter when we noticed some cracks in the TTX fame. Long story short, Trek replaced my TTX frame set with the SC 9.9. It may look weird to you but at my age I do not care what people think. I love it, I like the way it looks and rides. For me it is perfect. I am no longer flexible enough to get into a really good aero position, thus the relaxed fit.

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My apologies for the bile spewing that has taken place. When I'm 68, I hope to be as active and to be as indifferent to the inanity of others.
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Old 02-26-11, 10:45 AM   #16915
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Well, I bet if we saw him riding it'd be pretty sweet. I mean at 68 riding a bike like that, I can see how the bars would need to be set up different.
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I see myself rollin' like this at 68, but on Italian steel instead of Moots Ti, but still anti-aero. And I'm hoping my arms never get that hairy.

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Ain't nothing a set of electric clippers and a #2 guard can't fix.

I cleaned my bicycle last night. Here is a snapshot:

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Old 02-26-11, 11:27 AM   #16918
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For what it is worth, this is "WHY": I am a 68 year old retiree, I raced for several years and then quit and rode motorcycle observed trials with my sons for several years. A couple of years ago I started riding for fun and exercise on an old steel Bianchi. I really enjoyed riding again and started getting in pretty good shape, also lost 20 pounds. Started looking at new bikes, I did not like the big fat wide down tubes on the Trek Madone series. I found a new 2009 Trek TTX 9.5 that with the seat post reversed had the same geometry as the Bianchi. The LBS made me a decent swap and put road bars and Ultegra levers on it for me. I really liked the bike, it was faster than the Bianchi. I will ride anywhere from 20 to 60 miles on a given ride. I was in Oklahoma last fall to ride a metric century with my daughter when we noticed some cracks in the TTX fame. Long story short, Trek replaced my TTX frame set with the SC 9.9. It may look weird to you but at my age I do not care what people think. I love it, I like the way it looks and rides. For me it is perfect. I am no longer flexible enough to get into a really good aero position, thus the relaxed fit.

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fair enough. it's certainly an unusual setup, but if it lets you ride in comfort, that's what matters.
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Ain't nothing a set of electric clippers and a #2 guard can't fix.

I cleaned my bicycle last night. Here is a snapshot:

The addict in that stealth finish is by far my favorite frame on the market right now. Looks like a stealth fighter
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Nice - I love the monochromatic color scheme. Are the dark gray areas paint or nude-ish carbon?
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For what it is worth, this is "WHY": I am a 68 year old retiree, I raced for several years and then quit and rode motorcycle observed trials with my sons for several years. A couple of years ago I started riding for fun and exercise on an old steel Bianchi. I really enjoyed riding again and started getting in pretty good shape, also lost 20 pounds. Started looking at new bikes, I did not like the big fat wide down tubes on the Trek Madone series. I found a new 2009 Trek TTX 9.5 that with the seat post reversed had the same geometry as the Bianchi. The LBS made me a decent swap and put road bars and Ultegra levers on it for me. I really liked the bike, it was faster than the Bianchi. I will ride anywhere from 20 to 60 miles on a given ride. I was in Oklahoma last fall to ride a metric century with my daughter when we noticed some cracks in the TTX fame. Long story short, Trek replaced my TTX frame set with the SC 9.9. It may look weird to you but at my age I do not care what people think. I love it, I like the way it looks and rides. For me it is perfect. I am no longer flexible enough to get into a really good aero position, thus the relaxed fit.

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I think it's pretty badass. What's the fairing behind the seat tube?
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I think it's pretty badass. What's the fairing behind the seat tube?
They call it a rear draft box. Just what you always wanted.
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BUT the high aero bars just seem so awkward! Your elbows really need to be lower than that for the whole deal to work, IMO.
I've never understood why people have a problem with high aerobars. All aerobars do is move your arms out of the wind, nothing else. They'll do that no matter what height they're set up at. Sure you'll be overall more aero if your body is also low, but that's a seperate issue than aerobars.
And that's completely ignoring the added comfort aerobars can give.
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high aerobars are less stable than low aerobars

its always good to have weight over the front wheel
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I see myself rollin' like this at 68, but on Italian steel instead of Moots Ti, but still anti-aero. And I'm hoping my arms never get that hairy.


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