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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 03-11-14, 09:38 AM   #11826
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Replacing the freakishly wide stock Cowbell 3 bars on my Salsa with one of these:



Also a can of Frame Saver, while the bike is disassembled for a drivetrain upgrade.

Now to decide between the 5703 triple and the 6800 compact double. Hmm...
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Old 03-11-14, 09:40 AM   #11827
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Replacing the freakishly wide stock Cowbell 3 bars on my Salsa with one of these:



Also a can of Frame Saver, while the bike is disassembled for a drivetrain upgrade.

Now to decide between the 5703 triple and the 6800 compact double. Hmm...
Why is the 5700 compact double not an option?
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Old 03-11-14, 09:46 AM   #11828
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After riding mountain bikes for the last 20 years, I took the plunge and purchased a 2009 Scott Addict r4. Can't wait for the snow to melt so I can get used to riding this fast machine!
congrats! Looks like a nice ride!
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Old 03-11-14, 10:06 AM   #11829
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Coming to terms with my tire pressure obsession.
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Now to decide between the 5703 triple and the 6800 compact double. Hmm...
Ill say... I think I like my triple a little bit more. Most of the hills in my area are a bit too big for the large chain ring (they are doable) but not big enough for a compact to be very useful. There are a few where the compact shines through.
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Old 03-11-14, 11:51 AM   #11831
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Why is the 5700 compact double not an option?
My first choice would be the 6800, for the sublime shifting. But that would mean sacrificing the 30t triple for a 34t compact double and, at minimum, the additional cost of a new 11 speed compatible rear hub/wheel rebuild.

I currently have 3x9 Sora on that bike, so if I went with the 105 I'd stay with a triple and still keep compatibility with my existing wheelset (which isn't "all that", but is certainly workable for now).

Decisions, decisions...
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Old 03-11-14, 12:25 PM   #11832
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New SPD-SL cleats as mine were a little worn
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Old 03-11-14, 02:35 PM   #11833
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Old 03-11-14, 03:45 PM   #11834
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Here's a gearing comparison between the 46/36 10 spd it was and the 48/32 11 spd it will now be.
Visually, that has to be the best gear calculator I've ever seen!
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Old 03-11-14, 04:03 PM   #11835
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I havent bought anything in 2 weeks

I am happy
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Old 03-11-14, 04:15 PM   #11836
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I havent bought anything in 2 weeks

I am happy
I haven't bought anything since Friday, but I almost did on Sunday. I'm trying to talk myself out out of new shoes/pedals - going from SPD to SPD SL.
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Old 03-11-14, 08:32 PM   #11837
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I haven't bought anything since Friday, but I almost did on Sunday. I'm trying to talk myself out out of new shoes/pedals - going from SPD to SPD SL.
I wish that was me. I just bought another wheel set, some Boyd Altamonts for my aluminum bike. I think I have finally run out of things to buy. New bike, carbon clinchers, alloy wheel set, carbon cages, carbon bars, pedals, New saddle, shoes and so on. Nice to have the money but I am done. I do not need or want anything for once.
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Old 03-11-14, 09:16 PM   #11839
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I think I have finally run out of things to buy.
Let us know if you need any suggestions
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Old 03-11-14, 09:24 PM   #11840
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There is the list of things I don't need or want but would be cool to say I have. Probably not going there though.
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I think I have finally run out of things to buy. New bike, carbon clinchers, alloy wheel set, carbon cages, carbon bars, pedals, New saddle, shoes and so on. Nice to have the money but I am done. I do not need or want anything for once.
Carbon tubulars.

And a De Rosa.
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Old 03-11-14, 09:41 PM   #11842
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I subscribe to the theory that you haven't bought it until it's delivered or otherwise in the house...
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Old 03-11-14, 09:43 PM   #11843
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Carbon tubulars.
And a De Rosa.
And let's not get EPS to top it all off.

Speaking of De Rosa, I removed the Rotundo Pro handlebar from the Merak and replaced it with a Tornova Pro.
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I wish that was me. I just bought another wheel set, some Boyd Altamonts for my aluminum bike. I think I have finally run out of things to buy. New bike, carbon clinchers, alloy wheel set, carbon cages, carbon bars, pedals, New saddle, shoes and so on. Nice to have the money but I am done. I do not need or want anything for once.
As if you needed any of this stuff.... But I do believe you still lack a new seatpost
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Speaking of De Rosa, I removed the Rotundo Pro handlebar from the Merak and replaced it with a Tornova Pro.
Didn't you have a ti bike project?
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There is the list of things I don't need or want but would be cool to say I have.
Like a Lightweight with Lightweights?
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Or if that's too boring, the Swift / AX project.
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Didn't you have a ti bike project?
I decided to hold off on it. I found out De Rosa is releasing a completely redesigned Idol and from what I've seen so far, I wouldn't mind one with EPS.
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Finally going to have my road bike on proper commuter status. Went ahead and got the disc version of the rack as I may build up a disc commuter bike in the future and would transfer this over.
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