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What road bike do you have?

Old 10-05-05, 11:01 PM
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Here's my 2005 Specialized Allez elite... only mod is Hutchinson fusion comp tires, everything else is stock. It's on a trainer while I was working on fit issues.



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Old 10-06-05, 09:37 AM
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Here's a pic of my 2005 Trek 5000, it's actually the Trek.com picture. I'll take a new pic of my ride since I've done a few improvements to the bike.
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Old 10-06-05, 04:58 PM
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Here's a pic of my 2005 Trek 5000, it's actually the Trek.com picture. I'll take a new pic of my ride since I've done a few improvements to the bike.
sounds good, i'm looking forward to that. i really like it when people tweak-up their treks, because, in my oppinion, those bikes are a lot better looking when they have had a few personal touches done to them.
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Old 10-08-05, 12:19 PM
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2005 Rivendell Romulus with two wheelsets. Wheelset1 has 32h Mavic Open Pro (silver) rims with Shimano Ultegra hubs and 28c Continental Ultra 2000 tires. Wheelset2 has 32h Araya AC-450 (silver) rims with Shimano 105 hubs and 32c Continental Top Touring tires.

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Old 10-09-05, 09:14 PM
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nice thread
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Old 10-09-05, 09:54 PM
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2002 Norco RD-2, ultegra groupo with WH-7700(shown)wheels

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Old 10-10-05, 05:35 AM
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My new ride:



So far, I've put 8 miles on it last Thursday, about 4 hours on the cycle trainer Friday and Saturday, and a metric century yesterday.

Lovin' it!

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My new ride:



So far, I've put 8 miles on it last Thursday, about 4 hours on the cycle trainer Friday and Saturday, and a metric century yesterday.

Lovin' it!

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Very nice bike. Can you tell me which model it is. I was trying to compare it to the ones here in Japan, but the wheels have thrown me. Is it the TCR Composite 2?
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Old 10-10-05, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by giantcfr1
Very nice bike. Can you tell me which model it is. I was trying to compare it to the ones here in Japan, but the wheels have thrown me. Is it the TCR Composite 2?
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Yes, it is--2005 model:

- Giant Compact Carbon frame
- Shimano R550 wheelset
- Eaton oversized carbon roadbars
- Michelin Pro Race2 tires
- fi`zi:k saddle
- carbon seatpost
- Ultegra shifters, crank, front and rear derailleurs, chain

I got it from Performancebike.com for $1599US, 0% interest.

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hi. i'm new here seems like a good thread for my first post. anyway, here she is. it's a 2004 trek 5500 frameset with ultegra groupset.

(hope the picture is attached)

guess the picture didn't attach. you guys will just have to use your imagination till i figure it out...

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Originally Posted by retro
hi. i'm new here seems like a good thread for my first post. anyway, here she is. it's a 2004 trek 5500 frameset with ultegra groupset.

(hope the picture is attached)

guess the picture didn't attach. you guys will just have to use your imagination till i figure it out...
ok... let's try this again...

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Well I must say...that bike isn't exactly retro now is it?
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Old 10-11-05, 04:33 AM
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no, it isn't. a bit of a contradiction, like me...
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Well every now and then ya gotta keep 'em on their toes.
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Old 10-11-05, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by NoRacer
Yes, it is--2005 model:

- Giant Compact Carbon frame
- Shimano R550 wheelset
- Eaton oversized carbon roadbars
- Michelin 700 x 23 race tires
- fi`zi:k saddle
- carbon seatpost
- Ultegra shifters, crank, front and rear derailleurs, chain

I got it from Performancebike.com for $1599US, 0% interest.

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Much cheaper than the model here.
If you're interested you can check out ours here..
https://www.giant.co.jp/2005/index2.html
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Old 10-12-05, 06:35 PM
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I OWN A KENT GMC DENALI ROAD BIKE.

Im a 15 year old highschool student who has always enjoyed cycling, no matter what it was on. Recently a friend of mine got a road bike, a Lemond. I test rode it, I loved it! From the drop down handlebars to the awsome highspeeds I could reach, I just love it. It was then I feel in love with road bikes. So, I went home got on the computer and looked the bike up, I couldn't believe my eyes, the prices they were so high. I searched weeks and weeks and never found anything below 350$

Now, many of you are saying EBAY!! look at EBAY!! Well, first off my parents would never give me their credit card for a bike, no matter how cheap because we are on a sort of "tight budget". Second, even if I could have order it, the shipping was like 50-75$! I barley had enough to pay for the bike itself, plus the shipping no way I could afford that. Some of you say flea markets or yard sales. Well, in Staten Island, NY there are no real flea markets, believe me I looked. Also there is a yard sale like every year and there is never anyhting over 10 dollars at those things.

So, I was stuck, money was holding me back from the one thing I loved, the feeling of being free while your flying down the street on a bike. About a month later while at a LBS, looking and drooling over the Specialized, Treks, etc. I over heard someone talking about a Walmart bike for 150$ Could this be true, are my weeks and months in derpression over not having ANYTHING to ride really be over! I ran out of the store, nearly knocking over all of the bikes in the store. I looked like a kid running to Toys R Us. I got home and went to Walmart.com. I searched bikes and there it was the KENT GMC DENALI ROAD BIKE. Glissing on my screen like gold in a mine, 150$ my wait was over!

I ran upstairs and opened my wallet, 22.43$. Oh man another obstacle. I decided to get a job. I starting working at a local deli. I took public transportation to and from work and also school. There were many times I got up at 5:00 am when I did't have a moring class, hoped on the bus and opend the store for overtime pay. I was getting barley minium wage for pay. It took me about 3 and a half months to get the money. Why did it take me so long, well most of the time I did't have time to work either I had to go to school or I had to watch my little sister for my parents.

So, finally the day was here I went to walmart.com typed in KENT GMC DENALI and cliked order. The final cost was 181.43$ It took about a week to deliver and it came mostly assembled, I just had to put on the front wheel and attach the seat. I had it, right there in my house, a real road bike. I put on a pair of Nike basketball shoes, put on shorts and a tee-shirt and I set out. I left at 2:30pm and didn't arrive home till 8:15pm. I felt so alive, my behind was so sore, my legs so numb and tired I couldn't even feel them, I was dizzy and dehydrated because I hadn't drank anything but a Pepsi before the ride, but I was alive, for the first time in my life was really alive.

So, you can either read this whole article and decide that this was just a complete was of my time and keep your opinion on this bike, that is a big lump of crap. Or, you can read this a realize that while we are all caught up in the Treks and Specialized, and the thousand of dollars you spend on your bike, you really miss the point, you get a bike to ride to enjoy to get that free feeling. Your to obssed in the computers, carbon frames, shifters (twist shifters also) that you eventually lose that "free" feeling. So, whatever you say about me or my bike, I really dont care. I don't care what you call me, go ahead call me a Wally World shopper or the poor kid with the 40 lb bike named after a 10,000 pound gigantic SUV. But I promise you when I pass you on the street because you stoped after you hit a pothole and you computer stoped working or your newly bought racing tires poped, I will be smiling inside and out, because while you are wasting time worrying about your 150$ computer that may have been broken or your 750$ frame that may have bent, I will be living, I will be alive. And when I am about to pass I will stop and tell you "Hey man don't worry about all those gadgets and parts, get on the rode and just ride man, just ride.
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I have been riding Trek mountain bikes for the last 13 years, my present one is a 1997 6000, a couple weeks ago I was thinking about getting a road bike, went to the LBS and looked at the 1000, decided I didn't want to spend that much money on something I didn't know I would like. Another LBS had a 1983 Trek 500 frame, he wanted $20.00, I bought it, after scounging parts I had it together and took it on the street, instant grin. I have not used the mountain bike since. I have put wider rims and 700 by 32 tires on it after this picture. A great ride, I have been riding since the late 50's and plan on riding til I drop over.
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Originally Posted by Just Ride10
I OWN A KENT GMC DENALI ROAD BIKE.
Hey I too got my first real road bike when I was 15. It was a beautiful black "Premier " Brand racer. (Racer - that's what we called them in Oz all those years ago)
I didn't have Nike shoes though, they were DUNLOP KT 26's. I hope you keep that alive vs bike feeling for many years to come.
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Old 10-13-05, 04:21 AM
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Just Ride 10,
nice, hope you enjoy your bike and your ride.
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Old 10-13-05, 07:45 AM
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Some of the stable. Here's what happens when you work in a shop for a long time.....





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Old 10-13-05, 08:00 AM
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Some of the stable. Here's what happens when you work in a shop for a long time.....

You know I wish I had this problem.

Wait a min...I just realized that isn't the Team SC I thought it was. CX version...very nice as well....but I want a Team SC roadie.

Great stable you have there.
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Beautiful bikes, bicimechanic.

If you had to live with just one, which would you pick?

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Some of the stable. Here's what happens when you work in a shop for a long time.....

Nice looking bikes. Nothing against the Eurus wheels (I love mine), but it seems odd that you would put the wheels with the least spokes on your cross bike and not on one of your road bikes.
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So why do all you bikes all have the same ladder strapped to the side? Oh...wait...I get it....never mind.
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Nice looking bikes. Nothing against the Eurus wheels (I love mine), but it seems odd that you would put the wheels with the least spokes on your cross bike and not on one of your road bikes.
Aero rims+fewer spokes= cuts through the sand and mud, plus easier to clean
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