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Old 02-19-06, 09:40 PM
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Its a Thomson seat post(probably the nicest part on the bike). ITM handle bar, 3 ttt stem, 105, mavic open pro, and new this week, look keo sprint peddals
apparently this bike was built in italy but not by masi, it was subcontracted out.

no collector's item.
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Old 02-19-06, 09:53 PM
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Should have recognized it as a Thomson as I have one of those too. It's my 2nd favorite post. As you can tell I have a thing for seatposts.
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Old 02-20-06, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by rallen
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apparently this bike was built in italy but not by masi, it was subcontracted out.

no collector's item.
Hey it's an older Masi - they're all collectibles!
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Old 02-20-06, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Cleave
...BTW, that SunTour seatpost is my favorite. ...
Although this one is a Thompson, my favourite seatpost is also a SunTour - Superbe Pro microadjust bought in 1992! That and my classic Cinelli bar & stem are so wonderful, they're all going into my latest build
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Old 02-22-06, 01:28 PM
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Flyte SRS-2

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Old 02-22-06, 01:39 PM
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- Ridley compact, columbus zonal, carbon fiber fork.

- Campagnolo record 10 Group.

- Time Impact S pedals

- Campagnolo Vento wheelset (anybody wants them?), thinking in putting tubular clinchers on them, i hate clinchers.

- 3t handle bars, stem and seatpost (THE)

The most comfortable, stiff and responsive frame I ever riden... I like it more than a Colnago master i used to have... thanks...

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ps: anybody wants my Tesch track frame???

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Old 02-22-06, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Master Cylinder
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Let's see....how to put this delicately...
OH I got it!!.....You SUCK!!!!!

That is gorgeous...does it ever actually see the road. I wouldn't let that on the roads where I live.

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Old 02-22-06, 07:57 PM
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I have a Lemond, Reno... Hoping to get better components
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Old 02-22-06, 09:38 PM
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There are some gorgeous bikes in this thread, almost makes me want to get some gears again
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Old 02-24-06, 01:37 PM
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Here's my "road bike", actually my cyclocross bike in road mode. It's a 2005 Kona Jake the Snake, in this photo with FSA RD-200 wheels, road tires, and a velo saddle to replace the stock one. I also added an Ultegra 11-21 (wish it was an 11-23) cassette so I don't spin out the 48 tooth big ring.

I'll also throw in my wifes new road bike, a 2006 Kona Lisa RD.

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Old 02-26-06, 12:00 AM
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Here's my Serotta. And yes, photography is another hobby















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Mr. Fierte, very nice! Definitely a dream bike right there. You're a lucky person.
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Old 02-26-06, 12:18 AM
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my first road bike. a 2004 Cannondale R800 Triple.



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Old 02-26-06, 10:52 AM
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Mr. Fierte, that is indeed a very sweet bike, and your photography skills are killer also. Very well lit, designed, and sharp. How did you format the pictures for display here. From a guess, they are 72dpi low or mid-res versions of original 300dpi high-res versions. Are they resized?
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Old 02-26-06, 01:40 PM
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Thank you much. The more I ride the bike the more I'm learning to appreciate it. Believe me, it's much more capable than I am. The images were shot with a 4 mp Nikon SLR. Lighting for the full size shot was done with a flash and large white umbrella and a very large window for natural light. The closeups were done with nothing more than a 100 watt bulb in a small reflector. The raw files were processed and upsized to 3008 x 2000. For web presentation I usally downsize to somewhere around 800 x whatever. I think I left the full shot of the bike at 900 x whatever. 72 dpi is what your display give you and what you view them at. When printing you usally try for somewhere between 200 and 300 dpi. DPI only comes into play when you either viewing or printing.
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Old 02-26-06, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Fierte
Thank you much. The more I ride the bike the more I'm learning to appreciate it. Believe me, it's much more capable than I am. The images were shot with a 4 mp Nikon SLR. Lighting for the full size shot was done with a flash and large white umbrella and a very large window for natural light. The closeups were done with nothing more than a 100 watt bulb in a small reflector. The raw files were processed and upsized to 3008 x 2000. For web presentation I usally downsize to somewhere around 800 x whatever. I think I left the full shot of the bike at 900 x whatever. 72 dpi is what your display give you and what you view them at. When printing you usally try for somewhere between 200 and 300 dpi. DPI only comes into play when you either viewing or printing.
Very nice bike, and great job on the photos!

Is that a bead blasted matt finish, or is the Serrotta is actually painted a Titanium color (thats what it sort of looks like)
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Old 02-26-06, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by ViperZ
Very nice bike, and great job on the photos!

Is that a bead blasted matt finish, or is the Serrotta is actually painted a Titanium color (thats what it sort of looks like)
Thank you. Serotta Ti frames can be either polished or matte finished, or even painted. Yes, it is a matte ti. I'm really not sure how they finish it. It looks like it's been bead blased. Because of the lighting used in the close ups those photos make it look a bit more gold in color than it actually is.
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Old 02-26-06, 09:16 PM
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For years I have been riding a 1983 Rossin, Columbus tubing and full Campy Super Record Grouppo. Everything works just fine, but I have recently denounced my Luddite days and will soon have a Colnago ct-1 with all sorts of fancy parts and bits.
This is my second post ever... a photo of both bikes will arrive forth with.
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This is my Alan Carbon Plus that I got built up last week. It has Chorus shifters and cranks, Centaur mechs and brakes, Veloce cassette and a record chain.

Bars are Deda 215 with a Ritchey WCS stem. Seat Post is EPX carbon and Fizik Arione saddle. Pedals are Time Impact Mag. The wheels are Velocity Nuvian's, I am planning on buying something a lot lighter and and stiffer for racing.

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Old 02-27-06, 09:44 AM
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Like the arione? I've been using one for a month now and it's the comfiest saddle I've ever ridden on.
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Love it, I have had it for over a 18 months and have nothing but good things to say about it.
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Old 02-28-06, 01:34 PM
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Mr. Fierte, your bike is gorgeous... but then maybe its just the photography. Either way, beautiful work.
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Old 03-01-06, 06:39 PM
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[QUOTE=Flywolf]Hey guys here is my first road bike
05 Specialized Roubaix Comp

I really like that bike. I came about that " " close to getting one. How's it ride? I also like that stand. Where did you come up with that?
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here's a pic of my new bike. i just got it last week. it's surely not as sweet as the one's i've seen posted, but i really like it as it's my first

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Old 03-01-06, 08:37 PM
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[QUOTE=Mr. Fierte]
Originally Posted by Flywolf
Hey guys here is my first road bike
05 Specialized Roubaix Comp

I really like that bike. I came about that " " close to getting one. How's it ride? I also like that stand. Where did you come up with that?
Thanks Mr. Fierte, I only rode it like 5 miles so far, weather is nasty here in Milwaukee now, great ride, it just fit so well, I can't wait to go out and enjoy it

The stand I bought from someone on ebay few years back, he made them at his house and took orders, it was like $20 if I remember correctly
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