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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 07-11-05, 05:12 AM   #2401
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That Bianchi is making me drool. I don't normally like th look of carbon bikes but that is sweet! I don't think I would ever get out of the saddle if I had that sweet ride. You think you could loan it to me while you recover? I even promise to give it back.
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Old 07-11-05, 05:40 AM   #2402
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Bad news, I have a respiratory infection so no riding this weekend. Good news, I picked up my new ride yesterday. She is a damn fine machine and pictures on the net do not do the 928 Carbon Veloce with the Centoventi paint scheme justice.
Sweet looking bike. I have the same bike, but last year's model. So the top of the top tube is nude carbon. Is the rear triangle too?
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Old 07-11-05, 06:40 AM   #2403
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That 928 Veloce is the Shizzle.
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Old 07-11-05, 06:51 AM   #2404
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I've a Colnago C50 and it's the best bike of the earth...I don't like bycicles "made in taiwan" or "made in china"...I like the truth " made in italy"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-11-05, 11:50 AM   #2405
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My new custom Orbea Lobular frame.

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Old 07-11-05, 05:46 PM   #2406
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Forget Bianchi, I want that Orbea...
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Old 07-11-05, 08:00 PM   #2407
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My new custom Orbea Lobular frame.
Welcome to the world of Orbea. They are beautiful bikes not only in looks, but also to ride.
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Old 07-11-05, 09:18 PM   #2408
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I got a 2004 Felt F50 like this one back in May. I'm enjoying it a lot more than the Gary Fisher I've ridden the past few years. So far it has about 500 miles, longest I've ridden is 40. Haven't been able to ride as much as I'd like, and none of my friends ride.
I got some Ultegra clipless, but I've ordered some Shimano shoes at my LBS.

I can post real photos if anyone's interested.
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Old 07-11-05, 09:29 PM   #2409
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My first road bike, which is becoming more and more of an investment than I originally planned....

a 1980 Schwinn Traveler 10 speed! (laughs)

$5 inital investment
$25 new rubber & bar tape
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It will soon be a 12 or 14 speed with the new alloy 27" wheelset I'm purchasing and plan to do my first organized ride on it this weekend or next. More pictures on my website (link in signature). Frame is about 1 size too big for me really, which is preventing me from raising the seat any more, but at the time I wasn't planning on spending another $100+ on the bike.
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Old 07-11-05, 10:29 PM   #2410
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My Look KG486.
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Old 07-12-05, 02:02 AM   #2411
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My Look KG486.
wow.. nice bike!
*thinks* Lexington's only a few hours away....
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Old 07-13-05, 05:35 PM   #2412
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05 Felt F70....Rally Yellow....Shimano's all around.....Love the bike. Went close to 44 mph the other day just to see how fast I could get it but, normally like the 20 crusing range......lmans66
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Old 07-14-05, 06:50 AM   #2413
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Here's my Orbea, absolutely love it, the Lobular and Orca are my dream frames. Saving up for an Orca right now.
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Old 07-14-05, 07:30 AM   #2414
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Here's my Orbea, absolutely love it, the Lobular and Orca are my dream frames. Saving up for an Orca right now.
The yellow and blue mix of colors looks hot on that. What year is that from?
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Old 07-14-05, 07:43 AM   #2415
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The yellow and blue mix of colors looks hot on that. What year is that from?
from 2002, I think 2002 and 2003 had the best looking paint jobs from Orbea, 2004 and 2005 has been looking kind of plain with the expecption of the Lobular.
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Old 07-14-05, 09:19 AM   #2416
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Here's my Orbea, absolutely love it, the Lobular and Orca are my dream frames. Saving up for an Orca right now.
Nice Orbea! Looks like Orbea doesn't make the Lobular without a Carbon rear triangle anymore.

Here's my latest ride, a 2000 Raleigh R600 frame I built up with parts from another bike I have. I've forgotten how stiff aluminum is after riding steel for so long. Even though it's about 2 pounds heavier than my steel Bianchi, it seemed to climb faster.
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Old 07-14-05, 10:31 AM   #2417
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they have the lobular 50 which has just carbon seat stays
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Old 07-14-05, 11:05 AM   #2418
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I just picked up a "used" KHS Flite 750 from a guy that rode it once and decided to sell it. It's my first real road bike, so of course I'm thrilled thus far.


mixed componetry batman!

almost everything is ultegra then bam they hit you with the sora brakes!
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Old 07-14-05, 02:07 PM   #2419
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3Rensho or San Resho 1985 (so I've been told). I've had it since 2000 when I adopted it from a coworker.

new wheels and drivetrain not long ago. I've wanted Phil Wood hubs for twenty years.
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Old 07-14-05, 02:32 PM   #2420
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3Rensho or San Resho 1985 (so I've been told). I've had it since 2000 when I adopted it from a coworker.

new wheels and drivetrain not long ago. I've wanted Phil Wood hubs for twenty years.
Interesting bike. Can you post a close-up pic of the shifters?
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Old 07-14-05, 04:11 PM   #2421
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a new addition - flame away (toy/tool/useless lump of metal) - anyway, I like them



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Old 07-14-05, 07:56 PM   #2422
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Holy what the heck?

How do those work?
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Old 07-14-05, 08:05 PM   #2423
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Holy what the heck?

How do those work?
According to their website...

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What is the PowerCranks™ Solution

PowerCranks™ have solved this training problem by combining two fixes-- into one product; a patented technological innovation and, the ability to use them in your everyday training.

The technological innovation places a very strong one-way clutch between each crank arm and the crankshaft. Because of this, PowerCranks™ work exactly like regular cranks when pedaled in a complete circle but they don't work at all if you apply a little back pressure on the upstroke. If either leg ever stops pedaling in a complete circle, even briefly, you get immediate negative feedback as your pedals fall out of synch. This is a simple, but very effective, negative feedback system. Negative feedback systems have been shown to be effective in changing all sorts of unconscious behavior. While isolated pedaling systems have existed in the past, mostly as research tools and recently in an exercycle (Reebok Strength Cycle) none of these can actually be used during actual training, giving enough repetitions to actually change behavior
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um yeah lol thanks Khuon don't you just love marketing speak obviously aimed at the common man

anyway there's a ratchet/clutch in each crank hence the size. This forces you to actually pull up and kick over with each leg, i.e., no mashing. Some people think they're an overpriced gimmick - I like them though.
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Old 07-15-05, 01:07 PM   #2425
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are those powercranks similar to riding fixed?
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