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Old 04-30-10, 01:32 PM
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my Cat 5 all-star:

Nice! Now get out and race it.
I had to do a double take at GV last nite to make sure it was you since I did not recognize the bike.
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Old 05-02-10, 02:59 AM
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Figured I'd repost my race rig with it's race wheels on, new bar tape on it's way:

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clean that bar tape.
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Old 05-02-10, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by WCroadie View Post
Figured I'd repost my race rig with it's race wheels on, new bar tape on it's way:
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clean that bar tape.
facepalm
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Old 05-02-10, 03:34 PM
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facepalm
oh no, i've been facepalmed by a cat 5.
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Old 05-02-10, 04:56 PM
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Hi,

Sort of new race rig, Lapierre Xelius:



Most everything came off of the R3 (no more Cervélo for me). New seatpost (first 31.6 mm post in my inventory) and new cables were all I needed. Took the opportunity to get rid of the TUFO tires that I was running and put on some Continental Competition tires that I'd bought over the winter.

Raced it today and it didn't seem to have any of the handling quirks of the R3. It weighs 15 pounds even as shown -- about a quarter pound heavier than the R3.
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
oh no, i've been facepalmed by a cat 5.
Cat 4. If you're going to insult someone, get it right.

Cleave - nice rig. Looks classy like all of your bikes.
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Old 05-02-10, 06:13 PM
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I am racing them both this year. Centaur on the Guerciotti and Chorus 10 (with Centaur shifters) on the Merckx. The Merckx also has a Regal saddle and Tacx bottle cages now.



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Old 05-02-10, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by LorenzoNF View Post
facepalm
Yeah, see, I read it as: "Clean that bar tape." As in, don't wait for the new tape to arrive, or all your cool may leak out.
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Originally Posted by LorenzoNF View Post
facepalm
Yeah, see, I read it as: "Clean that bar tape." As in, don't wait for the new tape to arrive, or all your cool may leak out.
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Sick.

Want.
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Sick.

Want.
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Twice, twice.
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It bears repeating

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It bears repeating

Dawwww it's so cute when you double post
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Old 05-04-10, 08:28 PM
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New bike:


Build list is as follows:
Frame: Tsunami custom
Fork: East EC90 SL
Wheels: Checkmate Carbon Clinchers 50mm
Tires: Vittoria Evo Corsa 320 TPI
Brakes: TRP 920
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Chain: Dura Ace
Casette: Dura Ace
Stem: Forte 110
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Seatpost: Thompson Masterpiece
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Awesome.
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Old 05-05-10, 05:57 AM
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Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?
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Effin sweet!

@ rob, cleave, and migs bikes.

Hot dizzam. Especially love love love the FDJ team issue lapierre.

Cleave, what were the R3 quirks?
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Old 05-06-10, 12:40 PM
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Got a new stem the other day and went for a ride. So much better. Its a 120mm 17 degree compared to my old 110mm 17 degree. What a difference those 10mm make.

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Got a new stem the other day and went for a ride. So much better. Its a 120mm 17 degree compared to my old 110mm 17 degree. What a difference those 10mm make.

Awesome bike! I'm adding that frame to my future bike list.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
Effin sweet!

@ rob, cleave, and migs bikes.

Hot dizzam. Especially love love love the FDJ team issue lapierre.

Cleave, what were the R3 quirks?
Hi,

The biggest problem with the R3 was noticeable (significant?) understeer in fast crit corners. I didn't realize how short the front-center dimension was on 51 cm Cervélos before I bought the bike. There must have been something about how my weight was distributed on the bike that was causing me the problem.

The last straw was at a crit this past March on a course where I've raced hundreds (thousands?) of miles. I was near the back of the pack on a slightly downhill, 90° right-hand corner. The wind was a little gusty and between the wind and the cornering speed I lost most of the grip on my front tire. I almost hit the outside curb. My teammate who was behind me said, "You could have taken that corner a little wider."

The secondary issue with the front-center dimension was toe overlap. I have somewhat large feet for my height and some other ergonomic foibles that mean that I have toe overlap on all of my bikes. However, with the Cervélo it was more like foot overlap. On steep hills (>15%) I would occasionally catch my foot on my front tire. Startling to say the least when you're grinding up a hill.
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Old 05-07-10, 02:57 PM
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Very nice LaPierre -- is that a 46?
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