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What road bike do you have?

Old 08-13-05, 04:17 PM
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My trek 1500



My brother's 1200

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Old 08-13-05, 08:57 PM
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Bianchi GoldRace 600

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Old 08-14-05, 03:52 PM
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Prongs,
what's wrong with your left shifter it doesn't look okay
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Old 08-14-05, 05:18 PM
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These are pics of my Merckx GX2 and Trek 5500.
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Old 08-14-05, 05:19 PM
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Well, it's painfully obvious I don't know how to attach image files.
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Old 08-14-05, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by orguasch
Prongs,
what's wrong with your left shifter it doesn't look okay
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the brake q/r is open. its all good. just compress the lever and push the pin back into place.
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Old 08-14-05, 07:18 PM
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I ordered my Fuji Professional last week and was told it would be ready in 2 weeks... well it's only been a week and they called me up today and said it was ready for me to pick up. It was at Performance during the 20% team points weekend so I have $500 in points to spend on gear... but I gotta wait for it. Whats worse? looking at your bike online or staring at it in person but not being able to ride? So now I have my beautiful new bike, carbon, DA components, 16lbs... to look at. First road bike ever and Im really excited about it... but all I can do is walk over and touch it . My girlfriend has already teased me about how pathetic Im being... I didnt even realize I was doing it.

I'll post a pic as soon as I figure out how...

edit:

Guess that's the best I can do. Cant figure out attachments.

Haha, Im dumb. got it now

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Old 08-14-05, 08:09 PM
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My orbea orca and moser m76
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Old 08-14-05, 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by garysol1
My Cervelo R2.5 with Campy Chorus

That Cervelo looks very sweet in Black/Blue...I have only seen it in Black/Red

Envy speaks loudly...lol!
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Old 08-15-05, 12:14 AM
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i love that cervelo, its gorgeous....i think i like all cervelos though.
the bottle cages were a sweet touch, i love it!
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Old 08-15-05, 12:32 AM
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Originally Posted by garysol1
My Cervelo R2.5 with Campy Chorus
super dope colors
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Old 08-15-05, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by korbu
My orbea orca and moser m76
Nice Rides Dude, that Moser is Gorgeous!

That Cervelo in Blue is really sick.
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Old 08-15-05, 03:45 PM
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2005 Scattante R660 Double.


I've put about 400 miles on it so far, and love it.

Replaced stock Selle saddle with Koobi Au Enduro. Replaced stock Kenda Koncept Lite tires with Vittoria Zaffiro Pros. Added Performance Team SPD clipless pedals, Ascent 8V wireless computer, Profile Design Aqua Rack, and Serfas frame pump.

Only minor problem with the bike was rattling from the (unthreaded) valve stems passing through the aero wheels. Switching to tubes with threaded valve stems allowed me to use those little nuts on the stem, which fixed the problem.

I upgraded to this bike from a Bianchi Strada, which is an all-steel, flat-handlebar road bike. The aluminum-and-carbon R660 has a much smoother ride than the Strada, contrary to what I'd been told to expect. The much-lighter Scattante amazed me with it's quickness and speed; it's made me a much better cyclist.

If it looks small, it is: 48cm. I'm 5'7" with short legs. It fits me much better than my 51cm Bianchi.

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Old 08-15-05, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Goncalo Alves
2005 Scattante R660 Double.


I've put about 400 miles on it so far, and love it.

Replaced stock Selle saddle with Koobi Au Enduro. Replaced stock Kenda Koncept Lite tires with Vittoria Zaffiro Pros. Added Performance Team SPD clipless pedals, Ascent 8V wireless computer, Profile Design Aqua Rack, and Serfas frame pump.

Only minor problem with the bike was rattling from the (unthreaded) valve stems passing through the aero wheels. Switching to tubes with threaded valve stems allowed me to use those little nuts on the stem, which fixed the problem.

I upgraded to this bike from a Bianchi Strada, which is an all-steel, flat-handlebar road bike. The aluminum-and-carbon R660 has a much smoother ride than the Strada, contrary to what I'd been told to expect. The much-lighter Scattante amazed me with it's quickness and speed; it's made me a much better cyclist.

If it looks small, it is: 48cm. I'm 5'7" with short legs. It fits me much better than my 51cm Bianchi.

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What's your inseam?
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Old 08-15-05, 07:40 PM
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Nice R660... I was so close to ordering that one when the CFRs came back in stock. I was convinced after riding a few Treks (and my OCP-ness) that the full carbon was the way to go for me (see my post a couple pages back). Sounds like either choice would have been a good one based on your love for the R660. I've only ridden about 100 miles so far (32 miles just this evening) but so far I love every minute of it. This is my first road bike after thousands of miles on MTBs over the past 15 years.

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Old 08-15-05, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Phatman
the brake q/r is open. its all good. just compress the lever and push the pin back into place.
I didnt even notice it was open, thanks for the tip, I put it back in place
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Old 08-16-05, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by voltman
What's your inseam?
27.5".
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Old 08-16-05, 10:54 PM
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I have a Specialized Tarmac Pro, I love it. I ride it all the time. I have a Trek Madone 5.9SL as well, but never ride it. I find it a bit stiff, but I do love the bike.
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Old 08-16-05, 11:02 PM
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A bit stiff you say, really? I find the Trek a very comfortable ride vs. my Ultimate.
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Old 08-17-05, 12:02 AM
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1999 Trek 5200 all stock that's going to get a custom paint job and better wheels this winter.
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2005 Trek 1500 - not with 105 but come with Ultraga. my 1st bike after 15 years
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Old 08-17-05, 03:58 AM
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I have a 1990 Trek 850 Antelope 21-speed with which I replaced the knobby tires with ones that are relatively smooth for road cycling but still have a great tread for off-road rides. The 850 is generally a mountain bike, I've ridden thousands of miles, kept it in good condition. On extra long rides like the Trek Across Maine, I've been asked by fellow cyclists with road and racing bikes why the @#$% I was riding the trek on a mountain bike. The answer lies in that I'm able to ride through wet weather and over potholes, bridge decks, railroad crossings, etc. without mishap. While I might not be able to go as fast as some other people, at least I have the bike and the energy reserves to get where I'm going.

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Old 08-17-05, 09:05 AM
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I bought a 2005 Orbea Dauphine this summer. Ultegra with FSA Gossamer Mega exo crankset. Carbon fork and seatstays and seatpost. The cassette is 12-25 with 34-50 chainrings; I may change to the 12-27 cassette.

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Old 08-17-05, 01:49 PM
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nice bike, I love my Orbea, best bike ever. I just bought another orbea frame on ebay just now, gonna make it my backup/training bike to go along with my other orbea.

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Old 08-19-05, 11:07 AM
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bullet proof i tell you! great for downtown
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