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What road bike do you have?

Old 08-31-06, 04:59 PM
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Mxu, i've got to say, i really like your cannondale...its a seriously good looking bike. it'll be even sweeter once you get the reflectors off and some bottle cages mounted. The classic-bend drop bars are very nice.
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Old 09-01-06, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Blaireau
Dude! That's one big picture....
Seriously, that's a cool looking bike with good components. Do you mind sharing how much you paid for it?
Sorry for the late reply. I paid $1,300.

However it came with Korso's that I gave to a friend. I recently added the Shimano compact crank (though it came with an Ultegra double) and an Ultegra 12-27. I already had the Open Pro's. Also, changed the saddle, seat post, stem and handle bars.

I had foot pain issues shortly after buying it, so I put maybe 500 miles on it, then didn't ride it for months. I think I put 600 miles on it last month....and no more pain.
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Old 09-01-06, 07:49 AM
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Hey WildJim, cool water bottles. Where did you get them? Later.
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Old 09-01-06, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Mxu
200? Cannondale R400 - Hooray for high school student budgets!

Wish I could get these damn wheel reflectors off..

Ditto on the $$$ issue. I need to get a better job.

If there aren't little screwdriver holes on the side, you gotta just snap it off with a garden tool. I had to do that to my bike. Careful not to break any spokes..
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Old 09-01-06, 12:48 PM
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Picked this up wed. nite.

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Old 09-01-06, 02:37 PM
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Here's a "classic"... LOL
Just got out of a 10 year hibernation... took it for a tune-up, ready to go!
I am just getting back to biking, after quitting smoking, so I will see how it
goes... When my shape gets better, I'll get a new machine!
But in the meantime, that's what I have to work with: it's a size 58

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Old 09-01-06, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by linus
what an idiot.
Heh.
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Old 09-02-06, 04:13 AM
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I bet u were born with a carbon fork in your a$$... heh?
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Old 09-02-06, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by kaaikop
Here's a "classic"... LOL
Just got out of a 10 year hibernation... took it for a tune-up, ready to go!
I am just getting back to biking, after quitting smoking, so I will see how it
goes... When my shape gets better, I'll get a new machine!
But in the meantime, that's what I have to work with: it's a size 58

Nice I have a soft spot for old road bikes (my first was an '84 Fuji). There's something clean and appealing about the way old road bikes were equipped and painted - the bike I mentioned was solid powder blue with yellow handlebars, and a few unobtrusive decals. Most frames nowadays are sold with big flashy names painted on them, or fancy MTV-esque designs.

Case in point, my current racing bike - '05 Croix de Fer:


And for contrast, a shot of the '84 Fuji catalog entry for my old bike. Simple, clean, sexy.
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Old 09-02-06, 03:49 PM
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Old 09-02-06, 03:52 PM
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My new Synapse...

Man these things are quick compared to my MTB. I think I may like it.
105 FD/RD w/Tiagra shifters:

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I just got a new to me 2001 M4 S-Works in 52cm form Ebay. Full Dura Ace and time fork. The bike is all original including the Specialized tires with out 1k miles on them. I've sold my Surly and baught this. Always wanted to have a red colored bike.

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My new ride

Hey everyone . im new and joined a few weeks ago . i left my intro at the intro page. Just picked this baby up a few months ago . it rides like a dream and i love it. its a S-works E5 Dura-ace half carbon half aluminum frame with full dura ace components and Mavic SSC-SL wheels . this is my healthy midlife crisis !!
ride hard

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Originally Posted by kaaikop
Here's a "classic"... LOL
Just got out of a 10 year hibernation... took it for a tune-up, ready to go!
I am just getting back to biking, after quitting smoking, so I will see how it
goes... When my shape gets better, I'll get a new machine!
But in the meantime, that's what I have to work with: it's a size 58

nice looking bike. and congratulations on your good decisions.
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Old 09-02-06, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Lamplight
Sure thing, here you go:
That is a pretty Nishiki frame. Did you know someone brought that brand back to life? I wonder if they are similar to the new Motobecane's?
Nice Keaton avatar as well.
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Old 09-03-06, 02:17 AM
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Originally Posted by wildjim
My new 2006 Giant TCR C3 and a friends 2006 Jamis Ventura Sport on the Baltimore & Annapolis Trail

you go riding with bottles of diet pepsi?......now thats something new

and the jamis only has one one toe strap?.......is this one of those 'whats wrong with this picture' things?
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Old 09-03-06, 02:24 AM
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Originally Posted by kaaikop
Here's a "classic"... LOL
Just got out of a 10 year hibernation... took it for a tune-up, ready to go!
I am just getting back to biking, after quitting smoking, so I will see how it
goes... When my shape gets better, I'll get a new machine!
But in the meantime, that's what I have to work with: it's a size 58

Now that brings back memories! that was my first road bike! but mine was pink....hey it was 1989 leave me alone.
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Old 09-03-06, 03:46 PM
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Thanks for the positive comments on my budget road bike, finally got the reflectors off by crushing them with a pair of pliers and picking the remains off the spokes..
Take 2!




Checked the frame for cracks, and there's nothing of the sort, but would you ride with this dent in your top tube?
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Old 09-03-06, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by GRedner
Case in point, my current racing bike - '05 Croix de Fer:

Wow you race with your bike setup like that?
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Old 09-04-06, 11:22 AM
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Hello, I found the bike forums a few days ago. Here is a photo of my white garage door.... oh and that's a 2000 Cannondale R300 in front.



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Originally Posted by n1civicsi
Wow you race with your bike setup like that?
No, I actually don't race at all . The handlebars are somewhat high, though the picture makes them look higher still (the camera angle is deceptive). I've kept them high because I've been commuting on this bike since my beater died - when I get a new commuting bike I'll probably lower them.
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Old 09-04-06, 06:38 PM
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My new custom Gunnar Roadie









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I recently bought a mid-80s (I think) Bianchi sport sx. She does me good.

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Originally Posted by wildjim
2006 Giant Composite 3 at Federal Hill overlooking the Inner Harbor in Baltimore City, Maryland.



ok what is with the diet pepsi**********
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Old 09-05-06, 12:03 AM
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Originally Posted by wildjim
It's good stuff and it looks good in the bottle cages. . .
I disagree on both counts, but to each his own.
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