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Old 12-29-13, 10:51 PM   #23651
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Specialized Tarmac Expert SL4 (10r) w full Ultegra (electric), Dura Ace wheels, Zipp stem. This bike replaces a 3 year old Tarmac Expert SL (10r) w Fulcrum Racing One wheels. The new bike is way better in every way - lighter, stiffer, smoother, more stable at speed, more stable in a hard turn. jhglaw
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Old 12-30-13, 12:52 AM   #23652
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Here's my 1985 Cannondale SR900, Nuovo Record Group, Brooks B17, Shimano clipless pedals. Nice winter weather here in Hawaii.
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Old 12-30-13, 09:29 AM   #23653
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My two current rides. 2013 Trek 1.2 I received as a present earlier this year, and my 1981 Trek 715.

Looking at these pictures makes me look forward to summer.










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Old 12-30-13, 11:44 AM   #23654
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Here's my (new)current ride. Thinking different tape...suggestions?


Velocite Frame
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Old 12-30-13, 11:49 AM   #23655
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New BMC GF02.
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Old 12-30-13, 02:27 PM   #23656
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my three bikes (N+1 formula still in effect)

As part of my new member introduction I thought I'd share pics from the stable.

My oldest one is not pictured - it's a 1997 Klein Attitude in royal blue. Just as good as the day I got it.

This past Spring I picked up a Cervélo P2 2012 for my first triathlon (Nations Tri in DC this Fall)



and then a couple of months later I got a road bike to complement the TT frame. That one is the pictured Cervélo R3 2012.



It's currently waiting for new shoes - a HED Ardennes SL set with built in Powertap G3 hubs.
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Old 12-30-13, 02:55 PM   #23657
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Latest incarnation of the Parlee Z5 SLi after custom repainting...Zipp 202 clinchers replacing cheap chinese wheels...eebrakes replacing TRP. It's just a tad too icy to ride today....

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Old 01-04-14, 11:16 AM   #23660
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Looking mightly fine. Have you tested brakes yet?
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Looking mightly fine. Have you tested brakes yet?
only in the shop....so...nope...
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Old 01-04-14, 01:19 PM   #23662
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Old 01-04-14, 02:22 PM   #23663
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Did a little tweaking on one I picked up a short time ago, and just finished a 1995 for a friend.


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Latest incarnation of the Parlee Z5 SLi after custom repainting...Zipp 202 clinchers replacing cheap chinese wheels...eebrakes replacing TRP. It's just a tad too icy to ride today....

Is that little speck on the rear spoke a magnet for your garmin? If so, what kind is it? I hate the giant round ones.
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Is that little speck on the rear spoke a magnet for your garmin? If so, what kind is it? I hate the giant round ones.
Yep. I'd never seen one before, but the LBS pulled one out as I was leaving yesterday and stuck it on. I think it's this one here, but there's no Shimano markings on mine.

http://www.cambriabike.com/Shimano-F...eck-Magnet.asp


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Latest incarnation of the Parlee Z5 SLi after custom repainting...Zipp 202 clinchers replacing cheap chinese wheels...eebrakes replacing TRP. It's just a tad too icy to ride today....

you keep raising the bar for the level of beauty here. nice!
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Thanks all, to those that like the looks.....

If only, if only.... it helped me actually ride faster farther better...
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Yep. I'd never seen one before, but the LBS pulled one out as I was leaving yesterday and stuck it on. I think it's this one here, but there's no Shimano markings on mine.

http://www.cambriabike.com/Shimano-F...eck-Magnet.asp


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Is that little speck on the rear spoke a magnet for your garmin? If so, what kind is it? I hate the giant round ones.
If you are looking for a minimalist look, these are pretty cool. I use 'em. They were a little teeny bit tricky to install -I used JB Weld. But they work fine and look great.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Icarus-SPEED...item3f26ad7a04

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2013 Madone 2.3 upgraded with a Bontrager RXL handlebar, Bontrager RXL Aerobars, Ultegra 6800 crankset, Ultegra 6800 chain, Ultegra 6800 pedals, Ultegra 6700 cassette and Bontrager R2 tires. Put 3000 miles this past year and loved every minute and dollar spent.

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If you are looking for a minimalist look, these are pretty cool. I use 'em. They were a little teeny bit tricky to install -I used JB Weld. But they work fine and look great.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Icarus-SPEED...item3f26ad7a04

Ooh, very interesting. I wonder how big of a pain it would be to remove them? i guess if need be, you could always just replace the spoke.
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Breezer Venturi-SRAM Force/Red mix, Bontrager Race Lite TLR

It's been a while since I last posted. Got BG fitted and upgraded a few bits.
2012 Breezer Venturi ("D'Fusion" hydroformed steel) frame
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I'm thinking about installing the trick Switch Aero seatpost and a set of clip-on aero bars, as well as possibly upgrading the crank for DA-9000 with Stages power meter arm, but need to save up for it.

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Please don't mind the ghetto rear wheel in the pic: I shot this with the indoor trainer wheel & tire mounted.

After some issues with a couple of different LBS trying to tune the FD, I decided to just spend a couple of hours myself and learned how to get the Red Yaw FD to work flawlessly on my bike. Shifts with authority now, way better than the Force FD!

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Hello,
First time here and just got into road cycling. I have a 2013 Giant Defy 5. Looking forward to this weekend for a fun ride.
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actually downgraded my wheelset....retired my Campy Ventos ..... will figure out what's next, but I still love this bike, we have a long relationship!!

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