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What road bike do you have?

Old 09-28-05, 03:57 PM
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got no good pics of my current bike to post, but my current training bike bike is a scott AFD expert, (the blue frame here) but upgraded from standard.

run a 53-42-36 chainring (find the hills too easy on a 39)with 12-21 casstte
new carbon fibre ITM forks.
New carbon fibre ITM drop bars
New carbon fibre short sterm
Carbon fibre zertz seat post.
Shamano areo-wheels.
Michelin pro-race light tyres.

did have but sold a scott CR1 due to a car acident.
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Old 09-28-05, 06:32 PM
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The main tool, 2002 Orbea Starship Euskatel Replica.
Hello - what's the gearing on this? I like the difference between the front sprockets. Not typical? Good looking bike and I love that tight clearance on the rear.
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Old 09-29-05, 04:53 PM
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Here are my wife's & mine:

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Old 09-29-05, 07:08 PM
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I have a Scott Speedster S5

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Here is my new frame that I just got off of ebay. It is an Orbea Onix. I am now just waiting on my Campy Chorus groupo that will be here in a week. Once it gets here I will post a pic of it all built.
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Old 10-01-05, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by pepsi
here are my bikes

road ---> BIANCHI SL3 Veloce 2005, TOKEN carbon wheels


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Out of all the recent new Bianchis i've seen on the road and online. Yours takes the cake for OMGHOLYCOW because of the nearly horizontal top tube.

That is one nice bike.
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Originally Posted by The_Convert
99.9999999% of this forum needs to ride more and think less.
For many here, it isn't "Gee, should I ride or hangout on the internet?". Many people check-in while they're at work, or between something else.

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Old 10-01-05, 06:59 PM
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1999 Trek 5200 oclv carbon, full Ultegra 9 speed, bulletproof Mavic CXP30's. Great all around bike.
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Old 10-01-05, 08:21 PM
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JUST finished building my first bike, an Interloc Impala. Literally, I just put the bar tape on last night and have only taken it for tuning rides so far. Tomorrow will be my first real ride and I'm really looking forward to it. I'll post more pics once I get it outside.

Specs on this are:
IRD Impala Steel Frame - 60cm c-to-c - Weighed 4.2 lbs at the shipping store when I sent it home.
Matching IRD Stab Carbon Fork - Alum. steer tube
Ultegra 9-speed - Shifters/Brakes, Front and Rear Der.
105 - Bottom Bracket, 52/42/30 175mm crankset, Brakes, 13-23 cassette (I have an Ultegra 12-27 to throw on in case I have trouble with some of these Austin hills)
SRAM PC-89R Chain
Cane Creek S-3 Headset
ITM Road Race 105mm Stem - (Yes...I suppose some of you think it's upside down, but this is my first roadbike after 20 years of Mtn and I'm just not ready to bend that far over!)
Easton EA70 Ergo Bars
Thomson Elite Seatpost
Terry Fly Saddle
Crappy old Nashbar Tourmalet SPD pedals - These will be replaced soon but my shoes won't accomodate Look/SPD-SL cleats so I'll probably upgrade the shoe and pedals at the same time.
Ritchey Deep Section Wheelset
Hutchinson Excel 23mm

As is, I'm estimating it weighs in just over 20 lbs based on my build spreadsheet. With me on it, considerably more!

I found the build to be simple and straightforward, although I gleaned a lot of great information from the members of this forum...thanks! The frame came bare but had been built once before so I found I didn't need to worry about some of the problems I had read about with new frames (i.e. paint build-up).

So...I had read A LOT on the double/triple controversy on this forum and finally settled on the triple with the 13-23, knowing that Austin has a lot of pretty steep grades. On my second tuning ride I took it down to the bottom of a fairly steep hill near my house, threw it down to the 30-23 combo and started spinning up the hill. Halfway way up I thought...crap...either I'm way outta shape (haven't ridden since my MTB was stolen almost 3 months ago) or I'd better throw that 12-27 on before my next ride! I'm going to stick with the 13-23 for right now but may change it out after the innaugural ride tomorrow.

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Old 10-02-05, 12:54 AM
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Originally Posted by psuaero
Wow, awesome looking Bianchi. I probably shouldn't even ask but is it really expensive? Ballpark $$
bike+new TOKEN carbon wheels ----> 2450 EU
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Old 10-02-05, 08:47 AM
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I am new and I have had my TREK 1000C for only three months. I really struggled between the Hybrid and Road Bike. I can't tell you how glad I am that Jim at the LBS talked me into going with the road bike. I have read so much on this forum and a couple of other cycling forums that I will need glasses. I can't believe the level of complexity and design that evolved in bicycles. I started out with the intention of losing weight and in the process of doing so I am afraid I have found a new addiction to add to my long list of compulsive hobbies.
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Old 10-02-05, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Sharpknife
I can't believe the level of complexity and design that evolved in bicycles. I started out with the intention of losing weight and in the process of doing so I am afraid I have found a new addiction to add to my long list of compulsive hobbies.

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Old 10-02-05, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Sharpknife
I can't believe the level of complexity and design that evolved in bicycles. I started out with the intention of losing weight and in the process of doing so I am afraid I have found a new addiction to add to my long list of compulsive hobbies.
oh you too?
yeah i am a newb at this road bike stuff too, all but destroyed a GT mtb a couple of years ago, kinda quit with pedals, but recently picked up my Scott to get in better shape, and save some gas money for shorter trips.
My zx6rr is my true baby, and this winter i want to spend a ton on it in upgrades, so i have thought about selling everything I own, somehow the Scott just doesnt end up on that list

my toy
2005 Scott Speedster S3 all stock now, that will likely change, already looking into some basics, but having too much fun just riding it, need to find some better places to ride in downtown ATL

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Old 10-03-05, 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by dstrong
Tomorrow will be my first real ride and I'm really looking forward to it. I'll post more pics once I get it outside.
Hey dstrong--How'd you like the new ride? Great looking bike! BTW, how tall are you? And if you don't mind continued snooping, do you know the top tube length? Cheers!
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Originally Posted by pepsi
here are my bikes

road ---> BIANCHI SL3 Veloce 2005, TOKEN carbon wheels

Dang, nice bike! Do you know if that comes in a frameset? Also, you got a link for that/ I couldn't find it on Bianchi's website.
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Old 10-03-05, 12:21 PM
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Redded my heavy old 22-lb. steelie up over the weekend ...







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Old 10-03-05, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Hugh
Hey dstrong--How'd you like the new ride? Great looking bike! BTW, how tall are you? And if you don't mind continued snooping, do you know the top tube length? Cheers!
Hey Hugh,

The innaugural ride was great, although I'm way outta biking shape! This was my first ride since my MTB was stolen almost three months ago . Before it was swiped I was averaging 50 - 75 miles a week with a lot of hills (tough to avoid in Austin), but all of it on the pavement and hike&bike trail in town. I run (okay...jog) 10-12 miles a week so I wasn't starting from scratch...but it sure reinforces the fact that biking and running muscles ain't the same ones!

So...while the bike performed beautifully, I didn't. I ended up huffin' and puffin' up some long uphill grades and may swap the 13-23 out for the 12-27 to get me through this ramp-up phase.

I'm a little over 6'2" but not quite 6'3" and weigh between 185 and 190. The top tube, as listed by IRD, is 61.2cm, but they state that is "level". They say it's 61cm, I guess when the bike is on it's wheels. I never quite got this as the top tube looks damn near horizontal to me.

I took a bit of a risk when I grabbed this frame off eBay. I've never been fitted for a bike but it was such a great deal I figured I could make the adjustments I needed. The first stem I put on was 130mm and as you can guess, I replaced that the first time I sat on it and rode it up and down the street during the build. I picked up a 105mm stem and it feels pretty good. Since this is the first roadie I've ridden in more than 20 years I know my body will have to adjust to the new riding position, although after the first ride I found that the three major hand positions felt comfortable as I switched between them. I'm going to stick with this setup for now.

I started out the ride by heading over to the local elementary school parking lot where I practiced low and high speed turns and then headed out onto the highway. After riding MTB for so long my first thought was "Crap...I could kill myself on this thing"...it was scary-fast on a few decents. But I got used to it and it felt great! I even hit a pretty good size rock (maybe 3/4 inch diameter) dead on...went under both wheels, and other than it leaving a white mark on the tires (lot of limestone in the area), the bike performed beautifully...very steady.

So far so good...hopefully get out Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday this week!
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FINALLY got all the pieces together for my bike, so here she is. sorry for the crappy pics, my digital camera broke last weekend!

anyway, i pieced it all together myself, despite being fairly new to biking and very new to road. i figure if i can put it together myself i can fix it myself if something goes wrong.

the specs:
Rocky Mountain turbo Signature Series frame (57cm)
Coda Slice carbon fork
Shimano 600 group + Ultegra front derailer (to fit around aluminum frame)
Fizik Pave saddle
Ultegra hubs; Sunrims ME144 wheel in front, Mavic Open Pro in the rear
Vredestien Fortezza SE tires
Cinelli bars
blah, blah, blah...

<$500, 21 lbs, nothing too special but i love it







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Originally Posted by KurtW
NOS lavender Casati Gold Line R. Frame of Columbus SL tubing. Campy Veloce 10sp components. Campy Centaur hubs. Fir rims. Goccia stem.
RICHMOND VA

You must love this bike to keep it in the bedroom
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Old 10-03-05, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by wearyourtruth
FINALLY got all the pieces together for my bike, so here she is. sorry for the crappy pics, my digital camera broke last weekend!

anyway, i pieced it all together myself, despite being fairly new to biking and very new to road. i figure if i can put it together myself i can fix it myself if something goes wrong.

the specs:
Rocky Mountain turbo Signature Series frame (57cm)
Coda Slice carbon fork
Shimano 600 group + Ultegra front derailer (to fit around aluminum frame)
Fizik Pave saddle
Ultegra hubs; Sunrims ME144 wheel in front, Mavic Open Pro in the rear
Vredestien Fortezza SE tires
Cinelli bars
blah, blah, blah...

<$500, 21 lbs, nothing too special but i love it
Wow a Rocky Mountain "Turbo" I remember those, loved them then, love it now, Thanks for posting it


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Old 10-03-05, 04:09 PM
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Thanks for the update, dstrong! I'm riding an old steel bike myself and would love to move up to something like your bike. Looks like you got a great deal and did well with it. Cheers!
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Old 10-03-05, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by btjzx6rr
oh you too?
yeah i am a newb at this road bike stuff too, all but destroyed a GT mtb a couple of years ago, kinda quit with pedals, but recently picked up my Scott to get in better shape, and save some gas money for shorter trips.
My zx6rr is my true baby, and this winter i want to spend a ton on it in upgrades, so i have thought about selling everything I own, somehow the Scott just doesnt end up on that list

my toy
2005 Scott Speedster S3 all stock now, that will likely change, already looking into some basics, but having too much fun just riding it, need to find some better places to ride in downtown ATL

https://bike-bekleidung.de/assets/ima...s3-05-1000.jpg
Yep me to.
I also have a different money pit in the form of a 2000 X1 Lightning Buell motor assisted bike.
https://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y10...d/DSCF0023.jpg

I have no intention of highjacking this thread with motorcycle conversation though.
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Originally Posted by Sharpknife
Yep me to.
I also have a different money pit in the form of a 2000 X1 Lightning Buell motor assisted bike.
https://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y10...d/DSCF0023.jpg

I have no intention of highjacking this thread with motorcycle conversation though.
So why did you?
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Old 10-04-05, 08:08 AM
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Just to see if you would step up and call me on it.
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I broke the frame on my KHS Aerosport 14. Picked up a Diamondback Ceturion frame for $5. Rattle canned it, put my old components on it, converted to threadless and now it's my road bike. Rolf Vector Pro front wheel, Comp back, Sora brifters, Shimano 105 rear derailleur, Shimano Exage 300 front Derailleur, RX100 170mm cranks, Exage 500 EX Brakes.



I pulled this out of a dumpster. It needed a front wheel that I picked up used wheel with tire and tube for $15. Adjusted the rear derailleur and it rides great. Probably mid 80's, Jamis Explorer 18 speed. Beefy.

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