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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 04-29-03, 12:05 PM
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Check Out My New Bike!

Here is my new Bike!

I only had a budget of $1200 and my focus was getting the very most value and performance for my money.

It is a 2002 Raleigh R700

7005 Butted Aluminum Frame
Carbon Fiber Fork
Full Shimano Ultegra Double
ITM Mantis Bars and Stem
Easton EC70 Carbon Fiber Seatpost
Selle Italia ProLink Tri-Gel Saddle
Shimano WH-R535 Wheelset
Michelin Axial Pro 700 x 23c Tires
Cateye OS 1.1 Computer
Zipp Carbon Fiber Spacers

Total Weight is around 18 lbs.

I've only had one 50 mile ride on it and I am pleased beyond words. Looking forward to many many more.
It rides like a dream. Very Quick and Responsive!

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Old 04-29-03, 12:19 PM
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That is a good lookin bike.. How do you liek the rims... I'm builing up my Lemond Maillot Jaune, and was looking at either the R535, or I belive the R740's.. or whatever is the next step up...

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Old 04-29-03, 01:32 PM
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Congratulations on the new bike. Very nice looking.
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Old 04-29-03, 01:37 PM
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Originally posted by Rides2Much
Here is my new Bike!

Sweet!!!!
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Old 04-29-03, 01:50 PM
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NICE ride.
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Old 04-29-03, 04:12 PM
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Got the same bike a few months ago for the same price range. Only change was adding a set of Look pedals. Rides like a dream, Congrats!
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Old 04-29-03, 07:42 PM
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you will be flying on that bike, ytou have a nice bike, e3njoy your ride dude!!!!
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sweet ride dude...hope it treats you well
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Old 04-29-03, 08:08 PM
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great ride!

how well does she handle? enjoY!
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Supergo has some nice wheelsets marked down right now.
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It'd be the R540 now, though they are the same as the R535. No R740, you would step up to the 7700 or 7701 wheelsets. R535/540 wheelsets are more compliant than say a Ksyrium, but are a bit heavy and a pain to true (sometimes you need to remove the cassette), though they stay pretty much spot on for most of our customers.
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Beautiful Ride. Let me ask a personal question, Can you really ride2much????
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Congrats! very nice looking bike. For 1200 bucks I'd say you got your money's worth.
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Originally posted by SipperPhoto
That is a good lookin bike.. How do you liek the rims... I'm builing up my Lemond Maillot Jaune, and was looking at either the R535, or I belive the R740's.. or whatever is the next step up...

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I just put the R540's on my Giant bicycle and have put about 250 miles on them. They are GREAT! They are 140 grams lighter than the R535's and look awesome!
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VERY NICE!!!
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Old 04-30-03, 07:31 PM
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Congrats on the new ride...hope ot inspires you the way mine did
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Old 04-30-03, 09:37 PM
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Anyone know where I can get an R700 in the Toronto area?
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Where did you get it?

I can't get that model in Canada
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Your in Canada,get a prodigy.
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Very nice, I like the paint job. - Ted
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