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Old 01-18-14, 04:51 PM   #23701
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I'll admit, I'm a bit of a "gear junky" so I've changed quite a few things on the bike. The latest is the Romin EVO pro saddle, CG R seat post and some 6800 brakes. I'll have some 6800 pedals coming here soon…that should wrap me up for this coming spring/summer season.
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Old 01-18-14, 05:11 PM   #23702
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My craigslist special, only thing I have added is carbon wheels, and continental competition tubular tires. Took weight from 16.60 to 15.70. Had mavic ksyrium sl clincher's on it..
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Old 01-18-14, 05:13 PM   #23703
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My craigslist special, only thing I have added is carbon wheels, and continental competition tubular tires. Took weight from 16.60 to 15.70. Had mavic ksyrium sl clincher's on it..
Nice find…is that a 2009 Quick Step Tarmac? How much did it set you back? A buddy of mine has a 2009 Roubaix comp in the same color sitting rotting…I keep trying to buy it off of him but he won't sell it.

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Old 01-18-14, 05:26 PM   #23704
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Its a 2009 Tarmac Comp, and got it for a great price at $700 on craigslist.
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Old 01-18-14, 05:29 PM   #23705
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Before and after... Its so cold here have not got to try new wheels and tires out yet.. Can't wait
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Old 01-18-14, 10:40 PM   #23706
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nice bike - but i need to know where you got that saddle bag. i wants it.
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Old 01-19-14, 12:48 AM   #23707
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Just picked up what I think is a 90's era Cadex from the LBS. It is perhaps a bit long in the tooth by some standards.
It is a carbon fiber frame. It rides nice and seems decent, so far.
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Old 01-19-14, 09:42 AM   #23708
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90 something Trek 1500. A lot of miles and beat to hell, but still rollin'! And yes, I ride in the snow.

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Old 01-19-14, 05:42 PM   #23709
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'09 Novara Strada

Bought this, my first real road bike, last September. I've put about 450 miles on it to date. I've recently added these Syncros RP1.5 wheels. They're light (1,535 grams), and very stiff. I'm looking to upgrade the crankset and bottom bracket next.


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Old 01-19-14, 06:36 PM   #23710
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2006 Merlin XLC

My Climbing Machine ,Titanium Compact frame, Triple , Planet X brakes,Topolino Wheels along with titanium skewers and Kcnc ti cassette has it weighing in @ 14 lbs..
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Old 01-19-14, 08:40 PM   #23711
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^Nice bike.
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Old 01-20-14, 02:22 AM   #23712
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My Climbing Machine ,Titanium Compact frame, Triple , Planet X brakes,Topolino Wheels along with titanium skewers and Kcnc ti cassette has it weighing in @ 14 lbs..
Any feedback on the durability of the saddle? I was thinking about trying it but it just seems so flimsy. Anyway, nice bike.
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Old 01-20-14, 07:36 AM   #23713
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nice bike - but i need to know where you got that saddle bag. i wants it.
http://www.amazon.com/BiKASE-Cheese-.../dp/B009S7EB1A
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Old 01-20-14, 09:25 AM   #23714
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^^^ first post...Tiagra and platform pedals on a "S-Works Venge"...username = ....what are the odds this is a salesperson at BladeX wheels?
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Old 01-20-14, 09:50 AM   #23715
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^^^ first post...Tiagra and platform pedals on a "S-Works Venge"...username = ....what are the odds this is a salesperson at BladeX wheels?
Quite hi I would wager
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Old 01-20-14, 11:19 AM   #23716
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^^^ first post...Tiagra and platform pedals on a "S-Works Venge"...username = ....what are the odds this is a salesperson at BladeX wheels?
The 'Venge' decal on this frame's downtube is supposed to be silver/gray. and in small lettering underneath venge in supposed to say 'created in morgan hill california'

i'll bet my crystal mouse collection that's a fake frame
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Old 01-20-14, 12:11 PM   #23717
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Here's my entry into road cycling. Took possession of this raleigh r600 over the weekend, 1995 model. Very clean, apparently rarely used, and only cost $100. Just needs new tires, and I was surprised that I really didn't need to do anything to adjust the fit. Looking forward to better weather to take this out
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Old 01-20-14, 12:34 PM   #23718
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Here's my entry into road cycling. Took possession of this raleigh r600 over the weekend, 1995 model. Very clean, apparently rarely used, and only cost $100. Just needs new tires, and I was surprised that I really didn't need to do anything to adjust the fit. Looking forward to better weather to take this out
Clean and classy looking bike!
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The 'Venge' decal on this frame's downtube is supposed to be silver/gray. and in small lettering underneath venge in supposed to say 'created in morgan hill california'

i'll bet my crystal mouse collection that's a fake frame
+1 i had to read it twice. tiagra on a venge??
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Here is my new with Specialized Venge frame, BladeX 450C full carbon wheelset, 3T stem.

Planning to upgrade the Tiagra group now...

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My daily driver, my GMC Denali. 22.5" frame bought it for $40. After adjusting the derailleurs & re-installing the front tube (it had a bubble in the front tire from the tube being pinched) i was all set. Now after 2 months & 600 miles the bottom bracket is starting to wear out. Looking to upgrade to a better lighter bike (this one is 29 lbs) maybe by summer...
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Old 01-20-14, 10:50 PM   #23722
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Here's my love. Fuji Roubaix 1.0. Shimano 105 components, and Time Xpresso 4 pedals. Fizik seat. Pretty basic, but I've had zero problems with her.
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My first ever road bike. 2005 (according to the serial #) Giant. After riding a 1980's steel touring bike for the last couple years, this thing feels like a Ferrari (or at least a Toyota MR2!). From Craigslist, only used on a trainer (which I believe due to condition) and with a full set of factory replacement parts.



Yes that's a frozen lake in the background. Nothing like a brisk ride, huh?
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My first ever road bike. 2005 (according to the serial #) Giant. After riding a 1980's steel touring bike for the last couple years, this thing feels like a Ferrari (or at least a Toyota MR2!). From Craigslist, only used on a trainer (which I believe due to condition) and with a full set of factory replacement parts.



Yes that's a frozen lake in the background. Nothing like a brisk ride, huh?
Going to say this is an OCR.
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Going to say this is an OCR.
Good call, that. Nothing like the name of the photo to give it away, eh?
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