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If you ride a carbon bike.

Old 06-26-05, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Gienek
Here is my 5200 just got it two weeks ago, Clipless will go on today.
LOL, you gotta love the LBS test ride pedals. A LBS near me has a floor display Saeco Team Replica and a few Madones with those exact same pedals.
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Old 06-26-05, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by cydewaze
On top if what khuon has said, also keep in mind that I've got 12 years and 30,000+ miles on my OCLV with no noticable degradation. Had a few things come unbonded (BB shell, rear brake mount) but I have a very early OCLV, and they've improved the construction considerably.

In any event, both items were covered under warranty (mine has a lifetime warranty). I keep hoping something significant will break on it so I can get a new frame out of it.
Lifetime warranty? That sounds real good! Ok, maybe I was being a little paranoid.....but I still have an issue with carbon......they're TOO EXPENSIVE for me!
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Btw, some of you guys have AWESOME WHEELS. I love the way wheels with very little spokes look. Very very sporty! Here are a few that I'm referring to.....




And Rad55's red Trek's wheels (which I couldn't post a picture) HOT!
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Originally Posted by Cadd
Lifetime warranty? That sounds real good! Ok, maybe I was being a little paranoid.....
Yeah. If you're interested in carbon, check on the warranty. Many manufacturers but not all offer lifetime warranties on their frames. For some, this is a recent move as companies have become more comfortable with CF longevity. Others have had it from the start since they were fairly confident. This has nothing to do with the technology but is more of a business issue for them.


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but I still have an issue with carbon......they're TOO EXPENSIVE for me!
The fact of the matter is that CF is still quite expensive to produce. Most CF frames are still handmade and the process is quite labour intensive. I often chuckle when people criticise CF frames for "having no soul" and being "mass-produced by automation" because generally that's far from the truth.
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Here's my 93' RacingBik, the grand daddy of the Aegis Aro Svelte. Its not very light at 4.5 lbs for the frame when compared todays standards for CF. Using the bathroom scale its about 19 lbs as pictured. It does have a nice comfortable ride compared to my 04' Litespeed Classic.
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Originally Posted by carbonissimo
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Derosa King, Campagnolo Record.
Is that a Porsche?
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Old 06-26-05, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by kgatwork
Here's my 93' RacingBik, the grand daddy of the Aegis Aro Svelte.
It's really wonderful to see a picture of a RacingBik. Can you post some closeups of the BB, chainstays and seatstays? I think it's quite a tribute to that particular frame design that it's evolved and survived for almost 15 years yet is still going strong. There's a guy in my area who I've seen riding a circa 1994 Aro Svelte. That's the oldest one I've seen to date. The head wrench at my FBS rides one from 1999.

Gus Riley, if you're still following this thread, what year is your Aegis?
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Not my main ride, but lots of fun, and nice and slippery on the descents. One of the earlier carbon fiber designs -

Weighs just under 19 lbs -
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Originally Posted by khuon
It's really wonderful to see a picture of a RacingBik. Can you post some closeups of the BB, chainstays and seatstays? I think it's quite a tribute to that particular frame design that it's evolved and survived for almost 15 years yet is still going strong. There's a guy in my area who I've seen riding a circa 1994 Aro Svelte. That's the oldest one I've seen to date. The head wrench at my FBS rides one from 1999.

Gus Riley, if you're still following this thread, what year is your Aegis?
On your Aegis, with the curved seat tube, how much seatpost travel is possible? Since anybody buying such a high-end frame is no doubt getting the right size for their body, you won't need much adjustment, but I'm still curious.
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Originally Posted by thewalrus
On your Aegis, with the curved seat tube, how much seatpost travel is possible? Since anybody buying such a high-end frame is no doubt getting the right size for their body, you won't need much adjustment, but I'm still curious.
The idea behind the cranked seat-tube is to achieve a better proportional fit while allowing you to use a smaller frame. For instance, my frame is 48cm (actually measures a closer to 49cm though) and I would normally ride a 50cm to 52cm frame from most other manufacturers. You can use any standard length seatpost in there but the geometry was really designed to work best with no more than 6" of post exposed. If you exceed that then you should really jump to a larger frame size as your positioning over the spindle will be pretty far back.
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omg that's nice. :drool:
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Originally Posted by khuon
It's really wonderful to see a picture of a RacingBik. Can you post some closeups of the BB, chainstays and seatstays? I think it's quite a tribute to that particular frame design that it's evolved and survived for almost 15 years yet is still going strong. There's a guy in my area who I've seen riding a circa 1994 Aro Svelte. That's the oldest one I've seen to date. The head wrench at my FBS rides one from 1999.

Gus Riley, if you're still following this thread, what year is your Aegis?

It's now dark outside and I don't think that flash photography would do it justice (don't have a big enough white wall to take the pictures). So I'll take them tomorrow and post when I've get a chance. I know that the wishbone seat stay is not curved and rounded (mine are rectangular) like the latest model that you own, but it looks like the main triangle is similar. But that makes sense because of the way they build the main triangle seperately from the rear triangle and bond them in the final stage of assembly.

It would be interesting to see if the Aro Svelte of 1994 is similar to my RacingBik.
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Originally Posted by Ziggurat
white tape=hot

white saddle=hott

(do it!)
Do track bikes count?
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Originally Posted by taras0000
Do track bikes count?
Oh my gosh, I thought skydive69's bike had the best paint job I've seen,(http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...chmentid=29953) but yours would have to be close.
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Thanks, Cadd. I agree. I love, love, love those Rolf wheels. They're light, spin up quickly, and are as true as the day I bought them. At 171 lbs, I'm not the lightest guy either.

There'll be Rolfs on my dream bike. Someday.
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Mine is pretty much the stock component set for the Scott CR1 Team Issue. I did change out the saddle for an Arione, but it's otherwise unchanged.

Cheers,

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Originally Posted by giantcfr1
Oh my gosh, I thought skydive69's bike had the best paint job I've seen,(http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...chmentid=29953) but yours would have to be close.
Steve.
Gotta love the Guru bikes. That paint scheme is actually one of their available options for stock bikes. They make great customs too. Been to the factory in Montreal and almost got myself one too. I think as a company they're one of the coolest ones out there.
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