Cheap Leader build:
The bike rides beautifully.
Cheap Leader build:
The bike rides beautifully.
Here's the latest upgrade on the rear wheel and hydration system... Zipp 900 is wicked and helps me achieved a higher speed but have to crank it up real hard to feel the advantage. This is my first disc rear and the sound of the 900s going over uneven roads is like riding on cardboard wheels... it lets out a 'hollow' kind of knocking sound whenever you go over small pebbles etc. Looks filmsy though i will very much prefer a more sturdy disc rear like the Pro-Lite Pedova (much heavier though).
Inflating the tire of the 900s is a nightmare. you need to hold the valve adapter and the wheel in one hand and use the other hand to pump it up. I call up ZIPP and ask for a better way to do it but they say that is the only way... It will be better if they could cut the access hold bigger like REYNOLDS, PRO-LITE etc etc and that will do away the adapter.
Price are very ZIPP... expensive IMO but it's a hell of a wheel. Infact i feel the pain whenever im looking at it and cant forget how much it cost me but when im riding on it the pain just magically disappear............ amazing....
Just bought it Cervelo Dual Dura-Ace
Nice... I wonder how many times this scenario plays out because it certainly sounds familiar. I have swapped/traded/bought items in my bike stable within my "hobby budget". I kicked off this budget by selling a Jeep.
Last edited by h3hound; 05-16-11 at 07:56 AM.
Active Fleet: Ridley Compact | Airborne Goblin | Peugeot PSN10
Here is my 1988 Cannondale with original Shimano 105 components and Bio-pace chainring. I have ridden it in Triathlons and Duathlons for about 5 seasons now and have made the following upgrades during that time:
2006 - bone stock (except for clipless pedals)
2007 - Profile airstryke aerobars w/ swift shift mount and Nitto forward seat post
2008 - Profile aerodrink bottle
2009 - Lazer Chrono aero helmet
2011 - Zipp 404's, 9-speed 11-23 cassette, carbon fork, Adamo saddle and aqua rack (rear bottle mount)
Just ordered this puppy earlier tonight from one of our forum sponsors. Great price. They pretty much gave away the frame for the cost of the components. Has all Rival except for the shifters which are Force. It will be awhile until they ship it, so I'm going to try to get them to put on T2+ S-bars instead of the shown T1+ J-bars.
I don't do tri as I don't swim or run. Got it for those times when I'm road riding and I just want to hammer for a half hour or so. Maybe the occasional ITT, as later this year I enter a new age group. If I do enter a competition, I'll use my Dura-Ace C-24 wheels for the time being.
Last edited by volosong; 05-20-11 at 11:14 PM.
Trying to sell this beast. Any interests PM me with an email contact. (not enough posts to PM yet)
Here's my girl, like me, she's old but she's in great shape! This photo was taken right after I bought her. I've since lowered the handlebars, removed the seat post water bottle cage and installed a conventional cage on the frame seat tube, put a Garmin on her, and changed the saddle to a Bontranger tri saddle. She's a 50 cm, 650c bike - small, but then so am I!
Racer Ex..."Don't know if the shop is under new ownership. If not feel free to shoplift stuff and break bottles in his parking lot."
dude! 2001 Zipp, you will find a buyer trust me... thats what T.J Tollakson rode at eagleman couple weeks ago and a lot of people is wondering about the frame....
this is what i am riding in my races.
2009 cervelo S1
Easton EC90tt wheels
Profile designs carbon aerobars
Look Keo pedals
i have raced this bike 3 years now and do fairly well in the swim and bike section it is the running that i am working on the most now. my last race I went 10 miles in 24:10 and the one after that 8 miles in 22:08. next race is july 23 that one is 12 miles and will be the first time i race these carbon wheels.
Last edited by IRONHEAD1; 07-05-11 at 11:22 AM.
Cervelo S1 w/ mavic ksyrium sl's
Cleaned up my rig this week and took a few pics...
2010 P2C 61cm Ultegra, San Marco, Look Keo Max
2009 Zipp 404s w/ Mich Pro3
07 Specialized FSR Expert Test Bike / 07 CDale SystemSix
08 Cervelo R3 / 10 Cervelo P2C
Put on new Smurf-colored Hutchinson Carbon Tires
My lovely Scott Speedster, put some arrow bars on it and I absolutely love it!
Here's my money pit.
Last edited by WCSting; 11-01-11 at 03:31 PM.
2012 Lynskey M390 Limited Edition SS
2014 SantCruz TallBoy Carbon LT SRAM XX1 ENVE
2013 VeloVie Vitesse 400 SRAM Red22
Nice bikes everyone, keep on posting.
I am just upgrading parts slowly over time. Latest purchases still to fit are a Zipp 900 disc (was still riding on an old Zipp 950), Simkin egg brakes and swapping back out to ski end extensions after a season on s bends.
Here is my 2011 Trek Speed Concept 9.5, really really love this bike. Have a Renn disc for the rear, leveled out the saddle since this picture. Yes I ride a little like Levi used to.
Here is my bike. I built and sourced all the parts and it's awesome.
Bianchi Reparto Course professional Cycling Team 49cm tig welded aluminum frame
Easton ec90 carbon aeroblade fork
Vision Carbon aero handlebars
profile designs qs2 brake levers
Crane Creek 1" threadless headset
Spinergy carbon/aluminum front
Bianchi seat clamp
FSA Carbon Pro Team Issue Triple 30/42/53
Titanium Octalink bottom Bracket
Shimano Ultegra 6700 SL Pedals
Dura Ace Front Derailleur
Ultegra 9sp chain
105 front and rear brakes
Renn 575 carbon disk rear wheel
Ultegra 9sp cassette 11-21
Ultegra 6700 sl long cage rear
Last edited by Sweets; 12-06-11 at 02:49 PM. Reason: forgot to add a part