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Old 06-25-05, 07:03 AM
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If you ride a carbon bike.

Just curious to how many of you on this forum ride full carbon bikes. I just bought a 2005 trek 5000 full carbon and love it. 18.5lbs with pedals. I will try to get some pics of soon. Please post pics of your full carbon bikes.

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Originally Posted by Chris32
Just curious to how many of you on this forum ride full carbon bikes. I just bought a 2005 trek 5000 full carbon and love it. 18.5lbs with pedals. I will try to get some pics of soon. Please post pics of your full carbon bikes.

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No pics, but I ride a Colnago C-40 I bought for a steal price. It's spoiled me.
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I ride a big brand carbon cruiser. While I love the bike, I hate that it's a walking billboard for a brand that the everybody in the whole world already knows.

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Here's mine.



Bit older than Rad's.
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I ride 2.
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I love Rads Trek. Yes, it is a billboard. However, some billboards look pretty darn sweet.

Trogon, mmmmmmm.........Colnago.

Here's my emotional expression of rolling artwork.
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just curious how do you post pics on this site.
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i ride a LOOK KG 176
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Originally Posted by 55/Rad
I ride a big brand carbon cruiser. While I love the bike, I hate that it's a walking billboard for a brand that the everybody in the whole world already knows.

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I think you're bike looks pretty darn good, but if you don't like the markings, you could always get it repainted (not with your current painter of course). The Spectrum Powderworks (www.spectrumpowderworks.com) website has some gorgeous bikes. (https://www.spectrumpowderworks.com/images/bw/bw44.jpg)

Funny thing is that here in DC, Treks are not that common. I haven't seen a 5.9 SL yet. I see a lot more LeMonds and Bianchis though.
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I have a Trek 5020 OCLV. I rarely ride it, as I have a bunch of steel framed bikes I enjoy riding more. Maybe I'll cure my addiction to steel someday...but, for now, I gotta ride steel.
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Originally Posted by SpongeDad
I think you're bike looks pretty darn good, but if you don't like the markings, you could always get it repainted (not with your current painter of course). The Spectrum Powderworks (www.spectrumpowderworks.com) website has some gorgeous bikes. (https://www.spectrumpowderworks.com/images/bw/bw44.jpg)

Funny thing is that here in DC, Treks are not that common. I haven't seen a 5.9 SL yet. I see a lot more LeMonds and Bianchis though.
Thanks for the nice comment. I do like the color but not the decals. I wouldn't mind painting the fork and maybe the stays but unfortunately, doing that or even just removing the decals involves stripping and re-applying the clearcoat...and thus, another trip to a paint shop. If I ever get my other bike back, I might consider it. But I really don't want 2 bikes out of commission.

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I ride a "store brand" full carbon bike that in my humble oppinion really kicks a$$! I'm very proud to be the owner of my '04 Scattante CFR Limited Edition!
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I ride a somewhat lesser-known brand CF road bike.



I also have a carbon fiber full-suspension MTB.

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I have an 04' 5200 Trek that I love. I recently changed the wheels to Shimano Ultegra hubs with Mavic Open Pro rims as the Bontrager rims started cracking and spokes started breaking after 2,500 miles.

Along with 55/Rad, I too would like to remove some/most of the billboard advertising on my ride but I don't want to go through the hassle.
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Billboard or not, that is one sweet lookin' bike Rad!
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I only have 1 bike, which I use mostly for commuting. Carbon is comfortable!
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I ride the Trek 1000, and though it is not a "full" carbon bike, I love it. It has Carbon fork, Carbon Seat Post, and then I added a Carbon adhesive gaurd for the tubing in the back to prevent the chain from chewing on the tubing. I think carbon is sweet. I want more of it on my bike.

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Like mine quite a bit for its smoothness.. and bling factor.
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Here's a picture of my bike, now almost a year old. At the time I bought it I just knew I didn't want a steel bike anymore, the ride was just to rough on my aging back and neck. Now granted my old steel bike didnít have the greatest steel frame but I was soured on steel nun the less. I hadnít look at a whole lot of bikes when I rode the Roubaix Pro at the local Supergo, but when I did I bought it right then and there and have not regretted it once. Iím not sure of all the factors that go into it but this bike rides so smooth itís unreal, yet when you jump on it, itís a rocket. Frame; carbon, forks; carbon, seat post; carbon, pedals; carbon, bottle cages; carbon (bling). 17.25 lbs. ready to ride w/out bottles.
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Carbon breaks down quickly when exposed to sunlight, it's a fact. Bikes with exposed carbon, aka no carbon approoved protective paint, begin breakdown after 12 months....why anyone would spend tons of $ on a bike that will "safely" last a year is beyond me.
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Originally Posted by Chris32
Just curious to how many of you on this forum ride full carbon bikes. I just bought a 2005 trek 5000 full carbon and love it. 18.5lbs with pedals. I will try to get some pics of soon. Please post pics of your full carbon bikes.

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Specialized Roubaix Pro here.
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Originally Posted by SpongeDad
I think you're bike looks pretty darn good, but if you don't like the markings, you could always get it repainted (not with your current painter of course). The Spectrum Powderworks (www.spectrumpowderworks.com) website has some gorgeous bikes. (https://www.spectrumpowderworks.com/images/bw/bw44.jpg)

Funny thing is that here in DC, Treks are not that common. I haven't seen a 5.9 SL yet. I see a lot more LeMonds and Bianchis though.
you can't powdercoat carbon fiber, the temperatures are too high--need to wet paint
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Originally Posted by Ziggurat
you can't powdercoat carbon fiber, the temperatures are too high--need to wet paint
They [Spectrum Powder Works] also do liquid paint. Look at the second link - a beautiful job on an OCLV Trek frame. For those of not named Patriot, I can't imagine getting a cooler paint job.
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