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Bike p@rn - My 40th birthday present (OMG, I think I'm OCP!)

Old 12-06-06, 10:41 AM
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Bike p@rn - My 40th birthday present (OMG, I think I'm OCP!)

The Giant OCR zero has been sold and my new ride is finally here.... along with a few totally unnecessary upgrades before she was even ridden

I had her fitted with my favorite bars, my favorite saddle (matches the color scheme beautifully ), carbon seat post, and a pair of Look Keo carbon pedals. I even got a pair of matching silver shoes and a silver helmet.

She has an incredibly stiff frame and climbs like nothing I've ever ridden. The stem is too long, but she'll soon get a new one, still haven't decided which but Dr Pete's recent OCP crisis thread has given me lots to consider. I'm not overly impressed with the Maxxis tires, I think she'll be wearing a pair of Michelin Pro-race 3's very soon.

Patriot, you may have to put my name down on the OCP membership list meanwhile enjoy the bike p0rn
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Old 12-06-06, 10:43 AM
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Freakin' hawt. The CAADx frame is really a classic. I'm guessing they're a little more esoteric/blingy down under than they are here, too...

Is there really a Pro Race 3 out there? I haven't seen it yet...
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Sweet bike with nice upgrades!
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Originally Posted by DrPete
Freakin' hawt. The CAADx frame is really a classic. I'm guessing they're a little more esoteric/blingy down under than they are here, too...

Is there really a Pro Race 3 out there? I haven't seen it yet...
Whoops! my typo... I meant Pro 2, not 3

yeah, the CAAD9 has some bling factor, but not like the all carbon jobs. I went with this one primarily for its stiffness. I could flex my old Giant (and several top end CF frames I recently test rode) at will, on short steep climbs especially, not unexpected at a fairly lean 220lb and legs developed thru commuting a hilly route on a 50 pound tourer.

With carbon being all the rage these high end aluminum frames represent a lot of performance for the $$$, which also suits me just fine
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ride it like you're 39!
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Cannondale designs have consistently faired well against several exotic material frames in many comparisons - a great value IMHO. I am, of course, biased owning two Cannondales and loving both

BTW - you've got a hawt ride!
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great bike.

as far as the case of OCP - i HIGHLY recommend a course of Procaine penicillin or Benzathine penicillin ASAP.
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Originally Posted by rpc180
Cannondale designs have consistently faired well against several exotic material frames in many comparisons - a great value IMHO. I am, of course, biased owning two Cannondales and loving both

BTW - you've got a hawt ride
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Not the early stuff (at least not the 2.8).
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And the CAAD3 didn't fare too well against the exotic materials of my lower back and buttocks...
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That sir is a beautiful bike. Enjoy it.
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Nice Bike! I love the color scheme!!!

I, too, enjoy the ride and feel of a stiff aluminum frame. I weight in a 200 pounds and I find myself riding my aluminum bike more than my carbon.
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ohh wow, happy 40th! it's not that bad.... I turned 40 this year, I stump my feet for a few days and then got over it
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Old 12-06-06, 01:31 PM
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ohh wow, happy 40th! it's not that bad.... I turned 40 this year, I stump my feet for a few days and then got over it
meh, ...40 is the new 26.

I hear 50 is the new 30.
 
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WOW!!!

I've got 4 years before my 40th. I hope I get something just as nice.
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I love it when threads break down like this.



oh yeah ... to the OP.
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Originally Posted by Cyclaholic
. The stem is too long, but she'll soon get a new one,
Very nice bike.

Do you know where your knee is in relation to the pedal? The reason I ask is that the seat is way back on the rails. If that's a considered choice, fine. However, it looks to me that you might be able to move the seat up, which might obviate the need for a shorter stem.

Please note, I'm not advocating fixing a too long stem by moving the seat. But you might make sure the fore/aft postion of the seat is dialed in before you change the stem, or before you decide how much to change the stem length.
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