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What road bike do you have?

Old 03-16-24, 03:52 PM
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Purchased this a couple weeks ago. Went from titanium with Ultegra on alloy clinchers to pretty much the opposite. But I absolutely love the ride so far!

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Blue Bella

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Frame: 60 cm Libertas (Belgian) mixte, w/531 main tubes, 35 5/8” wheelbase, 126 mm rear spacing, mid ’70s
Headset: IRD/Tange roller bearing
Bottom bracket: Shimano cartridge 122.5 mm
Stem: Nitto Technomic
Bars: Cinelli Giro d’Italia 42 cm, double wrapped w/Velo Orange yellow over Velox white (and no finishing tape(!))
Brifters: MicroNew 3x7
Shift cables: Jagwire
Brake cables: Shimano
Brake calipers: Tektro R359
DT cable guide: Campagnolo
DT cable stop: Origin8
Crankset: Velo Orange Grand Cru triple, 165mm, 48-34-24
Pedals: Shimano M520 double-sided SPD
Front derailleur: Shimano Deore II MT-62 triple
Rear derailleur: Shimano Tiagra RD-4400 GS
Chain: KMC 9-speed
Seatpost: Thomson Elite
Seat: Selle SMP Well, white
Wheels: Campagnolo Record hubs, FiR tubular rims, Vittoria Corsa Control 28mm rear, Rally 23mm front
Freewheel: Sachs sealed 7-speed, 13-15-17-19-21-23-26

Weight as shown: 11 kg (24.25 lbs.)


Blue Bella came out nice, I think.
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Old 03-23-24, 03:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Fredo76

Blue Bella

Build list:

Frame: 60 cm Libertas (Belgian) mixte, w/531 main tubes, 35 5/8” wheelbase, 126 mm rear spacing, mid ’70s
Headset: IRD/Tange roller bearing
Bottom bracket: Shimano cartridge 122.5 mm
Stem: Nitto Technomic
Bars: Cinelli Giro d’Italia 42 cm, double wrapped w/Velo Orange yellow over Velox white (and no finishing tape(!))
Brifters: MicroNew 3x7
Shift cables: Jagwire
Brake cables: Shimano
Brake calipers: Tektro R359
DT cable guide: Campagnolo
DT cable stop: Origin8
Crankset: Velo Orange Grand Cru triple, 165mm, 48-34-24
Pedals: Shimano M520 double-sided SPD
Front derailleur: Shimano Deore II MT-62 triple
Rear derailleur: Shimano Tiagra RD-4400 GS
Chain: KMC 9-speed
Seatpost: Thomson Elite
Seat: Selle SMP Well, white
Wheels: Campagnolo Record hubs, FiR tubular rims, Vittoria Corsa Control 28mm rear, Rally 23mm front
Freewheel: Sachs sealed 7-speed, 13-15-17-19-21-23-26

Weight as shown: 11 kg (24.25 lbs.)


Blue Bella came out nice, I think.
Looks great! Probably one of the best looking bicycles in the past few pages of this thread (not plastic, which is always a win). That's a very unusual mixte frame. Fairly short chainstays, it looks like the frame geometry is very similar to typical racing frames rather than touring frames.
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Originally Posted by VintageSteelEU
Looks great! Probably one of the best looking bicycles in the past few pages of this thread (not plastic, which is always a win). That's a very unusual mixte frame. Fairly short chainstays, it looks like the frame geometry is very similar to typical racing frames rather than touring frames.
Thanks, sincerely!

Can you believe she got dissed in the Hot or Not thread? Maybe it was the Tourney derailleurs I had on. Prejudice is a terrible thing...

The wheelbase is just 1/8" longer than my old racing bike, and it's not just the chainstays - I had to get my first 165mm crankset ever, to avoid toe overlap!

She's a fun ride. I like her looks so much I've been carrying a water bottle in my pocket to avoid cluttering her up!
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Originally Posted by Fredo76
Thanks, sincerely!

Can you believe she got dissed in the Hot or Not thread? Maybe it was the Tourney derailleurs I had on. Prejudice is a terrible thing...

The wheelbase is just 1/8" longer than my old racing bike, and it's not just the chainstays - I had to get my first 165mm crankset ever, to avoid toe overlap!

She's a fun ride. I like her looks so much I've been carrying a water bottle in my pocket to avoid cluttering her up!
Most of the mixte frames I see on evilBay are low level ones and fairly short. If there's one with Vitus or Reynolds tubing, tall and with proper dropouts, they tend to be way too expensive, which is why I don't have a mixte frame. Which is a bit of a shame, as that would be a great commuting bike.
It looks compact and should be pretty responsive, by the look of things. As for shorter cranks, apparently good for one's knees Happy riding!
As for Tourney derailleuirs, in my experience they work pretty well and do what they are supposed to do. My general preference would be an older upper level derailleur from the late 80's to mid 90's (say, Tiagra, 105 / Ultegra) because one can be had for the price of a new Tourney / Altus and they are better built. But other than that, there's nothing wrong with Tourney. That being said, only one of my bicycles has indexed shifting and I'm switching it to friction as well later this year.
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For the winter mostly road my Aethos because of the bigger tires, threaded BB, and because it's simply lighter so doing elevation training on it was easier. The Scott Foil I have been slowly upgrading to fully ride for this summer. Upgraded the BB to a BBinfinite 1 piece ceramic one and changed the rear derailleur pulley wheels to BBinfinite ceramic ones. Also went with the Specialized Romin EVO Mirror saddle mostly because of the SWAT system so I could run a saddle bag and Garmin at the same time. If anyone is wondering these expensive 3D Printed saddles are not worth it since they aren't really that much more comfortable but are heavier and and come in only pretty wide sizes. Finally after over a year got my Syncros bars in the correct size and had them installed. True fully integrated cockpits are insanely stupid I will never buy a bike again with one. Only upgrades left for the year are some cosmetic ones for the Foil in some iridescent decals for the Winspace Hypers and some oil slick bar ends. Thinking of converting my spare wheelset (Elitewheels Drive D50) to tubeless for events.
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My new bike, a Canyon Ultimate cf slx 8, Ultegra Di2, DT Swiss ARC 1400 wheels, etc. It's pretty light, especially for a disc brake bike.

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