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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 03-11-11, 03:41 AM   #17051
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Old 03-11-11, 09:11 AM   #17052
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[QUOTE=outwest5;12344027]It's a girl thing:



Is that a big whippet or small greyhound? She looks mischievious!
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Old 03-11-11, 09:33 AM   #17053
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mchcao1, Nice cat! Your gf got the FW. They stopped making those- I didn't have the choice unless I went with a man's frame. I decided to get a womens specific frame. They only had the ZW's. I really, really wanted a Felt (kind of SoCal coolio, yes?), but I love it. I can ride a really long way on it. Felt's are hard to get exactly what you want (they have supply issues since they are a newer company). I got the ZW6 frame and had it speced to the ZW4 with Ultegra and the Ksyrium wheels. I am very happy with the result.

My husband got a Giant. He's really happy with his, too:


Now we're broke. LOL

EKCooper- he's a large whippet (and a little chubby, too), but I love that dog:
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Old 03-11-11, 12:09 PM   #17054
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I was wondering which Felt model bike you had. Very nice looking bike indeed. We did like the pricing on the Felt models when we bought her FW in '08. Felts were priced much better than the other competitors with similar component group. The Giant Defy is pretty hawt. Yeah, it can be an expensive sport.
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Old 03-12-11, 01:07 AM   #17055
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I think Felt used to be cheaper, but not now. They all seemed to be around the same prices. The Giants are the ones you get the most for your money around here and the Bianchi's are the ones you pay more for.

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Old 03-12-11, 04:00 AM   #17056
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She's old, but I love 'er.



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Old 03-12-11, 01:20 PM   #17057
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Old 03-12-11, 01:27 PM   #17058
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2011 Specialized S-WORKS Roubaix SL3, combo SRAM Force compact ceramic BB30, RED cassette, Dura-Ace WH-7900-C24-TL wheels.
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Old 03-12-11, 02:13 PM   #17059
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^^^ I'm not a fan of Specialized, but that's a sweet bike. How was your ride?
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Old 03-12-11, 02:21 PM   #17060
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Love my new bike.
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Old 03-12-11, 02:57 PM   #17061
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As it sits before I make any final decisions on drive train upgrade to 2x10. Pictures from ride this morning. 'Group Ride' but only the ride leader and I showed up.

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Old 03-12-11, 03:02 PM   #17062
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finally got home for spring break and was reunited with this wonderful machine:

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Old 03-12-11, 03:06 PM   #17063
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^^^ I **** you not - I was JUST going to go out and take pics of my Xenith Comp for this thread! I've been meaning to, and I've finally have the time and the light.

Back in an hour or so.
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Old 03-12-11, 03:09 PM   #17064
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WhyFi - haha, looking forward to seeing it. i guess i'm lazier than you are...didn't really feel like going outside and setting it up against the garage door so i just took one where it was in the basement. i'm not much of a photographer.
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Old 03-12-11, 04:20 PM   #17065
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^^^ I just might have to pick up some blue tires the next time I see a deal on 'em...

Here's my Xenith -

(Linked to hugely large original - you've been warned.)






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Old 03-12-11, 05:01 PM   #17066
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Great backdrop whyfi....very street
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Old 03-12-11, 05:25 PM   #17067
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Thanks - as I was taking pics (with tripod, tilt-shift lens and all), a couple of kids wandered by, "why are you taking pictures here? It's scary..."
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Old 03-12-11, 05:27 PM   #17068
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2011 Specialized Secteur Comp Compact 64cm
105 components
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Old 03-12-11, 05:33 PM   #17069
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I think your head tube is longer than my seat tube!

(I know, I know; "That's what she said") ;-)
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It's like an automatic non drive side picture if less than 5 posts or something. Is there like a setting that says people can't post chain side picture until they get the 'talkin' to'?

One hell of a big bike. Makes medium sized bikes look obsolete.
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Old 03-12-11, 07:16 PM   #17071
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didn't you read the FAQ? yes, less than 5 post limits what we can show!!!



duh, WINNER
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Old 03-12-11, 07:24 PM   #17072
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didn't you read the FAQ? yes, less than 5 post limits what we can show!!!



duh, WINNER
So, since the REAL question hasn't been asked - how ****in' tall are you?!
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I hope them made him pay more because of all that extra CF!
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Old 03-12-11, 07:37 PM   #17074
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My new toy.
2011 Giant TCR Composite



I'll post some fancier pictures when I get around to it.
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Old 03-12-11, 08:49 PM   #17075
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I'm 6'5" with a human-sized torso and extra long legs and arms. With this type of frame I carry my 275lbs pretty well though I am getting into the cycling thing to drop a few. I was looking for a bike frame, wheels, etc that would also support me (hence switching to the Deep Vs).

No extra charge for the extra large bike (good for me) BUT I am limited in several other areas. First, I'm limited in into the sheer choices of bikes/frames that come in my size. Next, I can't just walk into a LBS to test ride or even buy a bike. I'm just not an off the shelf guy . I ended up test riding several 61's and a couple of 59's hoping that the final bike in the final size works for me (no returns on special orders).

Im a complete newb as it relates to cycling (and this forum as you can tell). Last bike I had was 20 years ago in college. Did my first real ride this morning 16 miles of flat lands. It all felt great (well my butt was a little sore that last couple of miles). My goal is to get to a point where I can ride a century. Im hoping I can get there.

Thanks again for the patience with my newbieness. Ive got a lot to learn. Drive side vs non-drive sidewho woulda thunk it!!
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