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What road bike do you have?

Old 06-08-20, 05:59 PM
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My new to me 2019 Felt FR2 Disc, my training and all arounder. Surprisingly comfortable for a race/climbing bike. My personal upgrade bits this spring have been the compact SL-K cranks w/ a new Red chain, Ritchey Superlogic seatpost, Pro Stealth saddle, and recently due to discovering a crack in the Devox oem bar...the new Deda Superzero carbon cockpit wrapped in Sticky Kush Supacaz and Supacaz alloy cages. The oem wheels are weird, they are Zipp Service Course 30s with Felt hubs? Anyhow they are solid and roll decent for OEM'ers on Spesh Robaix Pro 25/28's, they have taken some crappy surfaces without complaints. I'm however now itching for a lighter summer setup now that im working again. Tossing up between building a LB set and market options under 40mm depth.

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10 posts! Let me do some tests posting images:



of my contestant for the ugliest road bike - an old Giant TCR 6500, with Tiagra groupset except the left brifter, which is Sora 3500, a Merida seatpost inserted backwards, and a double nose seat set so forward that breaks UCI rule.
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Old 06-09-20, 07:11 PM
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My first road bike, Trek Emonda SL5 purchased two days ago:




Went on two 30 mi rides so far and love it!
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Chinarello

I am riding Chinarello for 5 years, miraculously nothing feld apart, no major crash. I would love to know the spanish forum page where fols post a lot pictures of their purchases - pages like Road bike review prohibit posting "china fakes" (only no names)...
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My latest idea of a bike.

Custom Titanium Breakaway system bike made by Waltly Titianium.
Gave it a pseudo brand of "e22" (element 22, representing the frame material )

Designed with breakaway, lightweight, compliance, long distance riding but a bit on the sporty side, and 38mm tire option
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Specialized Allez Sprint
Allez sprint frameset
Tiagra Groupo, Ultegra R8000 on the way
Alex Boondocks 5 disc wheelset, from my Kona Wheelhouse
s works carbon bars
TRP spyre mechanical disc brakes
~21 lbs will weigh again after new group set is on
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1993 Trek 2200

What started out as my father's bike became my covid project. My father was a very avid cyclist until he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at the age of 57. He passed this bike onto me in 2009 when I was looking for a bike to get back and forth from work.

I have since put 1000's of miles on it for commute, exercise and recreation. After 11 years of neglected maintenance to the groupset the brifters began to no longer function or shift properly. After some research and DIY maintenance the darn things just wouldnt work. After contemplating buying used parts oem to the bike i've decided to go with a new Tiagra 4700 2x10 groupset.

In the meantime i've been dousing the original 105 brifters with wd40 and it seems to be doing the trick. Hopefully they work or prices on those parts come down and i can restore the bike to its original state.

Before


During


After
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Why is the last page 1064...out of 1071?
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Old 06-24-20, 11:13 PM
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2012 Specialized Venge S-Works, SRAM Force, Zipp 404ís. $2,500 on eBay in May. 2020 Giant Contend AR 3, bought last April. Iím very new to cycling.

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Litespeed Classic. 90s model. Nails. I've never wanted to move on to anything else after all this time.


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Originally Posted by ErikDaGenErik
2012 Specialized Venge S-Works, SRAM Force, Zipp 404ís. $2,500 on eBay in May. 2020 Giant Contend AR 3, bought last April. Iím very new to cycling.
Beautiful bike but I gotta ask... platform pedals?
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Originally Posted by Greiselman
Beautiful bike but I gotta ask... platform pedals?
like I said, Iím very new to cycling. I will ditch the pedals in a matter of time..
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Here are mine.

Full-Custom Waterford R-33 - Climbing Machine

Specialized Tarmac Pro Force eTap - Crit Machine
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Both your Waterford and Specialized are perfect!
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Originally Posted by zatopek
Eddy G,
Both your Waterford and Specialized are perfect!
Thanks! This Waterford was a birthday gift from my amazing wife. I don't take her or the bikes for granted. I do appreciate how fortunate I am.
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Originally Posted by ErikDaGenErik
like I said, Iím very new to cycling. I will ditch the pedals in a matter of time..
Go at your own speed. When you're ready to jump into the deep end with both feet, you will have the perfect race machine!
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Old 06-29-20, 11:07 AM
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I've made a couple of changes to mine recently, so I figured it was a good time to get an updated photo

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Wow, just wow! Sweet!
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Originally Posted by ErikDaGenErik
2012 Specialized Venge S-Works, SRAM Force, Zipp 404ís. $2,500 on eBay in May. 2020 Giant Contend AR 3, bought last April. Iím very new to cycling.

You've really dived in to the sport.
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You've really dived in to the sport.
i think I did too, and the wife isnít too thrilled about it. Lol. Still need a few items like a computer, pedals, tube replacement kit (and learn how to do it), to name a few. I have a long way to go. Just did my first century last weekend. I think I did ok.
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Originally Posted by ErikDaGenErik
i think I did too, and the wife isn’t too thrilled about it. Lol. Still need a few items like a computer, pedals, tube replacement kit (and learn how to do it), to name a few. I have a long way to go. Just did my first century last weekend. I think I did ok.

Good for you dude! You probably rode right past me, I live in Walnut Creek and rode both days that weekend. I am also super new to cycling, having purchased my 2020 Allez Elite, and 2019 Scott Metrix 10 both new in April. Building a 2019 Cervelo R3, with the new frameset being delivered today! The addiction is real lol!
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Originally Posted by ErikDaGenErik
2012 Specialized Venge S-Works, SRAM Force, Zipp 404ís. $2,500 on eBay in May. 2020 Giant Contend AR 3, bought last April. Iím very new to cycling.
Gorgeous Venge! Say hi to my airplane the next time you ride by Buchanan airport!
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Good for you dude! You probably rode right past me, I live in Walnut Creek and rode both days that weekend. I am also super new to cycling, having purchased my 2020 Allez Elite, and 2019 Scott Metrix 10 both new in April. Building a 2019 Cervelo R3, with the new frameset being delivered today! The addiction is real lol!
thanks. I did my ride on Saturday. Left Livermore 11am, turnaround point was just past carquinez bridge. Got home around 5:30pm. Iíll have to look out for your 3 bikes next time I ride Iron Horse. I chatted with someone at the downtown Danville stop light, but he rode a Willier. I agree, the addiction is real. Iím trying to offload my Giant to a friend so I can buy a better older bike like a 2013-14 S5 or Dogma F8. Good for you that youíre hands on with your bikes. Anything beyond the use of Allen wrenches, I probably wonít go near there anytime soon. Good luck with your build; post some pics when youíre done.
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Originally Posted by ErikDaGenErik
thanks. I did my ride on Saturday. Left Livermore 11am, turnaround point was just past carquinez bridge. Got home around 5:30pm. Iíll have to look out for your 3 bikes next time I ride Iron Horse. I chatted with someone at the downtown Danville stop light, but he rode a Willier. I agree, the addiction is real. Iím trying to offload my Giant to a friend so I can buy a better older bike like a 2013-14 S5 or Dogma F8. Good for you that youíre hands on with your bikes. Anything beyond the use of Allen wrenches, I probably wonít go near there anytime soon. Good luck with your build; post some pics when youíre done.
Here is the ride I did Saturday. I am working up to the half century ride, which I will try to do this week.


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Here is the ride I did Saturday. I am working up to the half century ride, which I will try to do this week.
Great job! I'm still working toward the 25 mile mark. Sometimes, I feel like I'll never get there.
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