Volt, it is a completely new build. A lot of the components and frame I sourced from ebay, and the gruppo is from PBK. I was riding an all alum BMC roadie circa 99-00 with Ultegra 9 speed prior to this. Let me tell you, it's like night and day!
beautiful equine portraiture on your site!
I'll try to get some pics of my lowly rig (OneGiant sets a high bar!) up today. Finally did Hidden valley this weekend -nice ride! Of course, the air quality has bitten every day since then, but I ventured out for a quick round-the-lake yesterday (cough-cough)
hope everyone on the forum is safe and sound
I'm in the Pasadena area, and I usualy ride 5 or 6 days a week.
I've got a lot of friends who ride, all of whom are much faster than me. That's a good thing in my book.
I also have a GREAT coach who goes by the name Chepe. In the last 3 months, he has transformed my riding completely. I'm looking forward to racing Road next season, and doing a little bit of 'Cross this season.
This is me on the final ascent to the lifts at Baldy this Labor Day. Baldy on a 105+degree day is as good as it gets, especialy when you spent 7 hours on your bike the day before.
Here's me and my bike after the Baldy ride. My bike has sexy Reynolds carbon wheels on it now, though... The crappy shimano hoops are now history.
And this is my mug during my first 'Cross race... The beard is part of my halloween costume. Anyone care to guess who I'm gonna be?
Thats about it. I'll see everyone on the roads.
Hi Enzo and welcome!
I'm diggin' yours and Giant's B/W rigs and kits! :love:
Welcome, Enzo. Welcome...welcome...really....weeeeeellllcccccccoooooooommmmmmeeeeeeee. :D;):D
I agree! Welcome!
^^^ Very nice! I am using the same saddle, and love it! :beer:
Not wolverine, but that's a good idea, haha.
I rocked the Toupee for a while, but it wasn't workin for me. I've got the Selle Italia SLR now, and thats been better for me.
Saddles are one of those things that vary so much from person to person.
Enzo Gucci, you need to come back to MR dot com and post about yourself in the third person. That was funny.
In fact, Team Bearclaw and Enzo Gucci see one of your crew's finest riders at 'Cross races almost every weekend. I won't use names, but he has one of the best moustaches known to mankind.
I'm new to this forum... I'm in the LA area.. looking to join up with some slow riders who can set a pace I can follow without cardiac arrest. I normally ride around the Rose Bowl area, been up Angeles Crest once, glendale/pasadena/arcadia...
here are some pics of my road bikes..
Kestrel 200sci with a great big mishmash of components - currently in pieces as I'm doing some upgrading..
and a Kestrel Talon SL which I'm in the process of building..
Are you an antique software collector? Brings back old memories. :D
This is my ride: I started with a NOS 1994 frame and built it up with the Campy Athena gruppo the last year it was available (1999). Had to change the left crankarm with a Daytona one when the original cracked (no, it didn't crack because of my extra-ordinarily high amount of generated power). The latest additions are (1) the NiteRider Select headlight from PBS; (2) the Thompson seatpost; and (3) the San Marco Regal Titanio saddle.
I am very, very proud of it.
Another new Chris here (seems like there were a few already on the last couple of pages) and I'm just getting back into the swing of things after spending the last ten years obsessing about automobiles. Unfortunately I spent more time sitting in traffic than actually enjoying that hobby...
I currently live next to the Redondo Pier and work in Marina Del Rey so I'm pretty sure you guys can guess where this is going- it's just sad that it took me 6 months to put it together!
Welcome new people!
Just wanted to introduce myself... Eugene here. I'm pretty much a beginner with a just a week of commuting under my belt. I've got 2 rides: a Dahon Mu SL and a KHS Moca/BionX PL350 combo. Via car/train/bike I make my daily commute from Altadena to Culver City. I wanted to improve my health, make use of mass transit, save Mother Earth, and have fun while I'm at it.
In my spare time I enjoy fishing, kayaking, playing guitar, and bowling, but most of the time I'm just trying to keep up with my 3-year old girl. ;)
See ya on the road!