^^^ first post...Tiagra and platform pedals on a "S-Works Venge"...username = :lol:....what are the odds this is a salesperson at BladeX wheels?
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
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...Attachment 360557Attachment 360558
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. Attachment 360597
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?
Trying to pick the right bike for the $
I will be using for a bit of NYC commuting, but mostly fun track days through central park for fun.
It between :
1. Felt F Lite SRD
LIKE NEW: 53cm FELT F LITE $650 OBO
2. Mercier Aero TT
2 years old
Mercier Aero TT 52CM
3. 2009 Specialized Allez Triple
Nearly New 2009 Specialized Allez Triple 52cm
4. (what I'm leaning towards) -
Jamis Quest Shimano 105 Mavic
5. Jamis Eclipse Road Series
Jamis Eclipse Road Series
Let me know which is THE BEST value. Need something that will ride smooth enough with gears on city streets and also go super fast and be fun to ride through the paved streets of Central Park.
the way I get my money isn't from the tree I have on my backyard, so consider that if you still get cheques like I do.
Hmm i'll give the selle italia flite or slr a look than. A shame actually, my bike came with a nice fizik saddle with carbon rails but the fit just isn't right.
I bought a Kilo TT last year (still love it considering how cheap it is) and rode so much throughout the year that I wanted to get a road bike. So I browsed occasionally on ebay and craigslist and this Klein popped up for sale last year in November in my area for a price too good to pass up and went for it. Owner had it for 10 years and unfortunately told me he doesnt ride anymore and shes been sitting for 2+ years. Everything was pretty much original besides the cassette, seatpost, stem, and wheelset. She was quite dirty/used and figured she needed an upgrade. So I upgraded pretty much the whole groupset. Crankset is Ultegra 6600. I left the original brakes which is DA 7700. And then upgraded everything else to Dura ace 7800. Also new fizix saddle. The wheelset is Forte Titan which I really want to change but will probably just ride them for a bit since they are pretty new. Oh, and Conti gp4000's are on the way :) Now all I need is for this snow to go away! Here are some before and after pics--