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What road bike do you have?

Old 10-21-05, 11:10 PM
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I spy a frame peeking out from the chair ruining your color coordination, what kind of frame is it? Really nice thin steel tubes on the croll!
that's a too-small-litespeed-anatares, presently awaiting a rainy day.
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Originally Posted by sshakari
I just got a Surly Pacer last week from Excel. I could not resist in buying this bike. I was looking for a steel frame so I could build up a bike.then I was surfing the Excel site and saw a full Ultegra Surly with decent wheels for a great price and decided to take a chance.
I love the black Surly. I think it would look incredible if you replaced the middle chain ring with a black one.
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Old 10-22-05, 06:31 PM
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My trsuty 3 week old steed ...
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I just upgraded to a 2003 Orbea Starship with Dura-Ace 10 all around. I was going to go carbon fiber, but have always had a soft spot in my heart for aluminum. Besides, orange is pretty!!

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Old 10-26-05, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by CanyonChaser
I just upgraded to a 2003 Orbea Starship with Dura-Ace 10 all around. I was going to go carbon fiber, but have always had a soft spot in my heart for aluminum. Besides, orange is pretty!!
Jeez, that is one hot bike! Is that rear derailleur black or is it the lighting?
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Originally Posted by Just Ride10
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.

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.
My first road bike was a K-Mart, Huffy Techna-Lite, with the shifters on the neck and white handlebar tape. I believe I paid about $120. Which was a lot of money for me at the time. I loved that thing, put thousands of miles on it, and was distraught when I sold it to buy a Miyata 914 with Shimano 105 componets - yadda yadda yadda...

The point is, its much less important what you ride, but that you ride! Wear that thing out!

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Originally Posted by Sprocket Man
Jeez, that is one hot bike! Is that rear derailleur black or is it the lighting?
Its just the lighting.



But thanks! I'm pretty amped. I keep my bikes forever, so this bike was the result of a lot of saving and shopping! I'm amped!
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Originally Posted by CanyonChaser
I just upgraded to a 2003 Orbea Starship with Dura-Ace 10 all around. I was going to go carbon fiber, but have always had a soft spot in my heart for aluminum. Besides, orange is pretty!!

Good Golly Miss Molly! That's one sweet bike.
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Originally Posted by CanyonChaser
I just upgraded to a 2003 Orbea Starship with Dura-Ace 10 all around. I was going to go carbon fiber, but have always had a soft spot in my heart for aluminum. Besides, orange is pretty!!


Thats a really nice looking bike.
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This is my first road bike. I got it last year 2004 at the end of summer.
DNA road frame. Some guy i know makes them outa Ti.

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Originally Posted by caRpetbomBer
This is my first road bike. I got it last year 2004 at the end of summer.
Nice looking ride. You may want to cut the steerer tube down just a tad....
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Yeah its cut down thats a old pic. My cousin cut down my steering tube on a cnc at work.
I took that pic of my bike when i was injured. Hip injury. Fell on some street car tracks. I was out for 2 months
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Originally Posted by sshakari
I just got a Surly Pacer last week from Excel.
That is one classy looking ride..
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Originally Posted by caRpetbomBer
Hip injury. Fell on some street car tracks. I was out for 2 months
Ouch....almost got taken down by some RR tracks today that cross the road at maybe a 20deg angle.
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Originally Posted by magesh
My trsuty 3 week old steed ...
So how do you like your Bordeaux?
Performance has them on clearance for $995 and I'm like
Campy 10 speed for under $1k!
I'm soooooo tempted by it.
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My Smoothie. All 105 with WH550 shimano wheels.
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Old 10-29-05, 04:18 PM
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My baby, I'm absolutely in love...

2004 Bianchi ML3
Full Campagnolo Veloce 10v exept for the brakes, which are Mirage.
Bianchi seatpost, stem and bartape
ITM handlebars
Fizik Pavé saddle
Campagnolo Daytona hubs with some Ambrosio team issue rims
Elite Pase Carbon bottleholders (Got them for cheapcheapcheap)
Michelin Megamium˛ tires
Time ATAC pedals ('97)


And best of all, I payed for it all myself!

Not bad for a 16 year old, I think. (Working in a bike shop certainly has some advantages.)

Cheers,
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Old 10-29-05, 11:25 PM
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Originally Posted by caRpetbomBer
This is my first road bike. I got it last year 2004 at the end of summer.
DNA road frame. Some guy i know makes them outa Ti.

Love the look of your bike. Any info on the frame?
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I have an old SLX Basso Loto with 8 speed DA, it is very heavy but I love the way it descends and it is very comfortable on longer trips. I cannot spend to much money on cycling now (two teenagers in the household) and I wanted something lighter to do some longer group rides on next summer. I found this 97 all steel Basso Loto all Dura Ace 9 speed for 600 us dollars. It weighs 20 pounds and the owner had bought it too large so he has hardly used it. It seems a bit harsher than the old one but the lighter wheelset makes a huge difference, DA hubs whith Mavic Reflex clincher rims.
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Just purhcased a 2006 Cannondale Six13, full Dura Ace, Mavic Kysyrium SL wheels. 56cm frame, 16.9 lbs out of the box with my Litespeed pedals. After 15 years on titanium bikes (1991 Merlin, 1996 Ibis Ti Road) this is the best racing bike I've ever ridden. Bottom bracket is stiffer than anything I've ridden. But compliant ride, comfortable ride. Amazing climber/sprinter, great handling.

Just incredible. And a relative bargain @ about $4,000 (list $4600). The ultimate anti-boutique bike. Love it.
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Originally Posted by plodderslusk
I have an old SLX Basso Loto with 8 speed DA, it is very heavy but I love the way it descends and it is very comfortable on longer trips. I cannot spend to much money on cycling now (two teenagers in the household) and I wanted something lighter to do some longer group rides on next summer. I found this 97 all steel Basso Loto all Dura Ace 9 speed for 600 us dollars. It weighs 20 pounds and the owner had bought it too large so he has hardly used it. It seems a bit harsher than the old one but the lighter wheelset makes a huge difference, DA hubs whith Mavic Reflex clincher rims.
nice looking bike, and a steal at that price.
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Originally Posted by caRpetbomBer
This is my first road bike. I got it last year 2004 at the end of summer.
DNA road frame. Some guy i know makes them outa Ti.

what kind of hubs are those? i haven't seen high flange on a road bike in a while. looks nice.
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Well I pulled the trigger on the $650 OCR2 (my first true roadie) and I really do like it!
Neck is a little sore, and the last of my belly has to go, but so far I'm averaging around 17mph (I know, snail-like for many of ya!), and I am surprisingly comfortable in the drops (moreso then the hoods, strangely)

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New ride, not mine though. It's a 60th birthday present for my old man (replacing his R800).



Specs:
Synapse Carbon Si Frame, Size 56
Synapse S.A.V.E.+ Fork
Mavic Ksyrium SL Wheelset
DA Crank, 39/53 (to be replaced with an FSA SLK Compact crank for my old man)
DA 10-speed chain
DA 12-25 cassette
DA Derailleurs, Shifters and Brakes
FSA K-Wing Carbon handlebars
FSA OS-115C w/Carbon faceplate stem
FSA Carbon integrated headset
Fi'zi:k Aliante Gamma Ti saddle
Cannondale Carbon seatpost

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