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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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    Quote Originally Posted by byhsu View Post
    Mine says hi

    +1 Howdy
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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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    Who cares..... Let just Ride!

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    2013 Specialized Roubaix
    3T Ergosum LTD carbon bars
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    this is my baby..she doesn't have super dooper high-end components (only 105's) and does not have a rich/epic history like bianchi or well-known brand as specialized, giant, cannondale..etc..but she makes me happy ***2014 scattante cfr le. carbon monocoque frame/steerer/fork, and bontrager carbon seatpost***
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    Quote Originally Posted by InLikeFlynn2013 View Post
    this is my baby..she doesn't have super dooper high-end components (only 105's) and does not have a rich/epic history like bianchi or well-known brand as specialized, giant, cannondale..etc..but she makes me happy ***2014 scattante cfr le. carbon monocoque frame/steerer/fork, and bontrager carbon seatpost***
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    Enough said!

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    wassup
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    Not completely done the way I want it yet, but enough for me to start riding! What do you guys think?


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    Quote Originally Posted by chil2makefun View Post
    Enough said!

    X2!


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    wassup
    Looks like a big bike, but you make it look good!

    Quote Originally Posted by humpside View Post
    Not completely done the way I want it yet, but enough for me to start riding! What do you guys think?

    Looks like its a bit big for you.
    What size is this bike?
    It appears to be a small bike.

    I like what you're doing with it, but size/fit is everything.
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    17.15 lb.
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    I use the elbow flick to let my wife know it's time for her to make me a samich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder View Post
    X2!





    Looks like its a bit big for you.
    What size is this bike?
    It appears to be a small bike.

    I like what you're doing with it, but size/fit is everything.

    I did raise the saddle 1/2", but it's doesn't make a whole lot of an aesthetic difference. That's the problem with being so freakishly short, all bikes are big for me. My Scott Addict is the smallest they have, 47cm. I have seen a professional fitter before and he suggested that I get a custom bike. That would be nice, but I'll have to continue saving my lunch money!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VA_Esquire View Post

    17.15 lb.
    So, if you removed the quarter pounder from under the seat it would be 16.9 lb?
    sweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by humpside View Post
    I did raise the saddle 1/2", but it's doesn't make a whole lot of an aesthetic difference. That's the problem with being so freakishly short, all bikes are big for me. My Scott Addict is the smallest they have, 47cm. I have seen a professional fitter before and he suggested that I get a custom bike. That would be nice, but I'll have to continue saving my lunch money!
    That's what I was afraid of.
    I wasn't really commenting on the aesthetics of your bike. It looks great to me to be honest.
    Fit it important to be able to recruit the muscle needed @ certain times. You might not be able to get into much of an aero position but thats not a big deal if your not racing.

    47cm is small, but if you look harder you can find smaller.
    I've seen 44cms around.(probably too small)
    Have you considered WSD's, or Junior frames?
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    Quote Originally Posted by humpside View Post
    What do you guys think?

    It's too big for you.

    and if I recall correctly you own other bikes? Get bikes from a manufacturer that'll carry smaller sizes ( I think Pinarello and Cannondale goes down to the 40s mark or go full custom (I'd take the latter).

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    Quote Originally Posted by KantoBoy View Post
    It's too big for you.

    and if I recall correctly you own other bikes? Get bikes from a manufacturer that'll carry smaller sizes ( I think Pinarello and Cannondale goes down to the 40s mark or go full custom (I'd take the latter).
    Good call Kantoboy! I do own a Pinarello too. I got fitted at Helen's for a 44 sloping. The 42s was too small for me because the top tube was too short, even with a longer stem. But how in the world did you know I owned other bikes too? Scary... I am thinking of going custom one day, but just depends on if I can continue riding as much, especially with a newborn on the way in a few months.

    Ghost rider: I did try a Cannondale and Specialized WSD, but I really did not enjoy them. It was a noticeable difference climbing up the hills especially. Enough so, that even though the geometry felt fine, the bike just didn't feel appropriate. My Pinarello feels great, but then again, so does the Scott. The effective top tube is 1cm longer on the Scott, compared to the Pinarello.

    Thanks for your feedback!

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    Picked up this 1999 Raleigh R600 over the weekend.
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    hey guys! this is my 2011 Giant TCR Advanced. one pic is with its road gear on and the other is with its mixed gravel gear on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mercator View Post
    So, if you removed the quarter pounder from under the seat it would be 16.9 lb?
    sweet!
    +1 LMAO! Too funny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nevertrustafart View Post
    hey guys! this is my 2011 Giant TCR Advanced. one pic is with its road gear on and the other is with its mixed gravel gear on.
    Typically, I'm not a fan of white bikes, white rims, colored tires or colored bar tape. Inexplicably, your bike has me mesmerized.

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    why thank you! i wouldn't normally attempt something so color shocking, but decided to give that a go and can honestly say i am really pleased with the outcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by zatopek View Post
    Typically, I'm not a fan of white bikes, white rims, colored tires or colored bar tape. Inexplicably, your bike has me mesmerized.
    Agree.

    Hey guys, lets go play bikes!

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    My neighbor gave me this bike today. I cleaned it from top to bottom, put air in the tires and took it for a ride. What a great bike.

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    The green def works on that Giant. Well done.
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