Heres an updated pic of my TCR after I installed new Wheels and Tires.
I just purchased this bike yesterday and have fallen in love with it already. It's my first road bike and I picked it for $50 off my local CL.
My pride and joy:
Look at that speedometer!!! Awesome!
and a big-rig mirror and some sort of license-plate looking thing. I recall my first geared bike (single cog and 3 chainrings I think) around 1989-90 had a mechanical speedometer on it, though I think it was round. And I had a dorky license-plate thing with my name on it.
2011 Felt Z85 105 | Ultegra | KMC | Selle Italia | Vuelta | Topeak
90's-ish KHS Alite 1000 MTB Road-going utility hauler
Look at that speedometer!!! Awesome!and it has a red-line area to let you know the hamer has been droped..Hey thanks guys, I'm pleased that you like all the sweet features my above bike has.and a big-rig mirror and some sort of license-plate looking thing. I recall my first geared bike (single cog and 3 chainrings I think) around 1989-90 had a mechanical speedometer on it, though I think it was round. And I had a dorky license-plate thing with my name on it.
Here are my other road bikes, I realize they aren't very impressive compared to the above one but oh-well I'll post them anyway!:
I dig both of those!
You have excellent taste in bikes, my friend!
my latest build, sort of a CX wannabe or pseudo cross bike. Had an older Trek 1000 laying around that is in good shape but the drops are a little uncomfortable on a long ride and I've got a lot of spare parts from a few paramount builds, so I thought I'd see what I could do on a minimal budget. May not look like much but its fun to ride and makes an all around commuter bike.
Last edited by bres dad; 03-19-14 at 09:05 AM.
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!
Frame shipped was $425 (included fork, headset, seatpost, saddle)
Gruppo: $750 (included all cables and bearings needed)
Handlebars & Tape: $30
Aksium Wheelset: $165 (Chainlove)
So I guess the total was a bit closer to $1370. My cousin works at a bike shop so the building and labor was free.... well it cost me Chipotle.
New bike day. That's my new '97 Lemond Zurich. Equipped with Dura Ace-everything except for the crank (Ultegra). Mavic Helium wheels. Came with a Bontrager computer, a Zefala frame pump, a saddlebag with tools / patches / stuff, 3 pairs of tires, and a spare 9-speed cassette. Everything in good condition. Can't complain for $450.
Now take a photo of the other side.
Before any fitting and still has some stickers on it.
Retired 75 YO. Got my sub 5 ET century at 50 and sub 7 RT at 75. Just want to finish at 80. USNR, USAF, USCGA - riding 2014 Zenetto Steath ZR7.1 Carbon
Just picked up my first road bike the other day. $420 for this 44cm 2009 Specialized Vita. I believe the seat-post and fork are carbon (the fork says "carbon") on it. I was trying to find more information on this bike, but there doesn't seem to be any Vita's from 2009 that came with drops... so I'm curious if anyone can help me out with more info and let me know if I got an OK deal on it.
In any case, I really like the feel of it. I just need to get used to hood brakes.
Edit: Btw, I'm only 5ft and 1/4 inch tall.
Edit 2: Just figured it out.. had the year wrong: http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bik...vitamultisport . Seems like I did pretty good with how much it cost http://www.bicyclebluebook.com/searc...spx?id=3029653
Last edited by MaggieJayne; 03-24-14 at 01:15 PM.
As of today, I have a 2013 Cannondale CAAD8 2300.
One of my local stores (Wooden Wheels) is having a blow-out sale and I couldn't resist the bike.
Plus, after spending some time on their GURU machine, they got the Cannondale fit perfectly to me. Wow, what a joy it is to ride. For a lower-end road bike, it's so much better than my old Trek 1000 and miles apart from my KHS Urban Xpress.