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Old 01-26-14, 09:38 AM   #23751
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Shimano 105s. They might be hard to identify from the pictures since I've done a few slow motion falls and have scratched them a bit.
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Old 01-26-14, 09:43 AM   #23752
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I have the same 105's as well, and yes the scratch easy, if you are learning to use bike pedals. ( I know from experience, lol )
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Old 01-26-14, 04:07 PM   #23753
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2012 Masi Evoluzione as she sits today.

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Old 01-26-14, 07:15 PM   #23754
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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.
I know some Cannondale riders who just wouldn't like that.....

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Old 01-26-14, 07:18 PM   #23755
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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..
Very Nice. Looks light just sitting there.
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Old 01-26-14, 07:38 PM   #23756
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2013 Raleigh Revenio 2.0, just bought it today and it has already 20+ miles on it.
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Old 01-27-14, 02:24 PM   #23757
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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....


where did you get that tiny bike stand?
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Old 01-27-14, 02:31 PM   #23758
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So last year I picked up a Motobecane Vent Noir frame/fork set from Bike Island to upgrade my old Trek 1000. Really nice Kinesis set. I rode it for a while before I came across a pseudo-family member selling a Trek 5200 US Postal bike for $200 with Mavic Ksyrium Elites, full Ultegra/DA, and Bontrager Blade CF bars; I snapped that up to use the parts on my Vent Noir. When I saw it, though, I decided to ride it because it was really cool. A couple of weeks back, the forks cracked. Last week, cracks started showing up where the chain-stays meet the BB shell, and I could hear it creaking. So, I moved all the parts onto my Vent Noir. Here it is now, I think it looks really sweet:



It needs new brake cables (the ones I moved over are too short) and to be put in front of your garage door shifted to the big chainring and small cog for a better picture, this was taken minutes after tightening everything down except the brake cables.
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Old 01-27-14, 03:42 PM   #23759
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pretty sure no one cares
1999 GT something or other, aluminum frame, unpainted, shimano 600 all around
looks like an old lawn chair, the unpainted part

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Old 01-27-14, 05:35 PM   #23760
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where did you get that tiny bike stand?
This one here, paid like $19 on Amazon last year.

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Old 01-27-14, 08:11 PM   #23761
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My new ride is a Paletti Super Prestige
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Old 01-28-14, 04:43 AM   #23762
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Here's my Daccordi start campagnolo.. I've bought it on the web..
http://daccordistore.it/corsa/21-bic...lo-veloce.html
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Old 01-28-14, 02:21 PM   #23763
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here s mine let me know what u guys think about it. defenitively look for some upgrades( wheels seatpost stem...)
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Old 01-28-14, 02:55 PM   #23764
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2014 C'dale synapse carbon 5 105

Removed the relectors (not shown in the pic), added the saddle bag, lenze light in the front, rear light, shimano clipless pedals, bottle holders and cateye computer


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Old 01-28-14, 05:21 PM   #23765
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Nice bike, but all I can really think about is how odd of a spot that is to put a bike.
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Old 01-28-14, 05:39 PM   #23766
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Nice bike, but all I can really think about is how odd of a spot that is to put a bike.
I was thinking the same thing. Usually I'm not a stickler for the white garage door, but in this case, we need a white garage door so we can actually see the bike...
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Old 01-28-14, 05:43 PM   #23767
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2014 C'dale synapse carbon 5 105

Removed the relectors (not shown in the pic), added the saddle bag, lenze light in the front, rear light, shimano clipless pedals, bottle holders and cateye computer


DSC_0003 by Jake.W, on Flickr


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What do you think of the ride? I am thinking about getting a Synapse carbon 5 or 6.

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Old 01-28-14, 06:44 PM   #23768
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I was thinking the same thing. Usually I'm not a stickler for the white garage door, but in this case, we need a white garage door so we can actually see the bike...
Indeed.

I still can't get over the fact that there is a bike is on top of a TV (well, part of it anyway).
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Old 01-29-14, 11:42 AM   #23769
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Just had my 2004 Bianchi Axis frame stripped and re-painted by a local frame painter. I was never crazy about the checkered flag design, and it also had a couple of corrosion spots I wanted to repair. I will be building the bike back up in the next few weeks. Here's a few pics.

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Old 01-29-14, 05:48 PM   #23770
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Just had my 2004 Bianchi Axis frame stripped and re-painted by a local frame painter. I was never crazy about the checkered flag design, and it also had a couple of corrosion spots I wanted to repair. I will be building the bike back up in the next few weeks. Here's a few pics.
Well done. Can't wait to see the finished product.
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Any feedback on the durability of the saddle? I was thinking about trying it but it just seems so flimsy. Anyway, nice bike.
My favorite Ebay seller had one for auction, so I bid on it and won. I'm pretty happy with the Selle Italia SL I have on my roadbike. The Tioga was going on my folder/commuter which had a Selle Italia C2 gel that I din't like. When I 1st took it out of the box, it seemed very stiff. No give at all when I press on it. But after a few rides and some adjustments, I like it. I'm around 200 lbs. and I think the saddle weighed 145 grams on my scale. Make sure you don't get a fake one. Better to pay a bit more for the real thing:

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Old 01-30-14, 08:28 PM   #23772
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Last week after watching a small drama unfold on CL, I ended up picking up a 1990 Trek 1000. Other than swapping out rims, I'm leaving it more or less original. I rode one similar (year newer, better components & different color) in college.

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Black, red and white Giant.

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Old 01-31-14, 06:24 AM   #23774
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Black, red and white Giant.

So what's the deal with the SpeedUpBag?

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Old 01-31-14, 10:05 AM   #23775
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Black, red and white Giant.

Do you use that bag while riding, or is it just hold the bike up?
Is it meant as a saddle bag/spoiler maybe?
Sorry I just never seen something like that on a bicycle.
Sort of reminds me of those big box stores that sold those "Kawasaki/X-game" bikes with the plastic fairings.
Dirtbike/motocross looking bicycles.









Don't get me wrong, I like your bike, Im sort of biased when it comes to Giant.

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