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What road bike do you have?

Old 10-09-06, 01:19 PM
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It means that the sticker was handbuilt in the U.S.A

It means the sticker was hand licked and applied in the USA.
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Yeah they got to be,destroyed in a crash. Unthinkable!
Blah blah blah. It was more like a wipe-out. And when I said "low-speed", I meant low-speed. Bottom line, they were shoddy.

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Here are some better pics of my new time





* man i need a better digi camera it looks like i took these with my phone
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2006 Lemond Reno





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Originally Posted by shm2e
Here are some better pics of my new time

* man i need a better digi camera it looks like i took these with my phone
NICE, very nice.
You don't need a better cam to see this beauty
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Just picked up my new road bike Saturday and I'm very happy with it. The frame is an aluminum Basso ZER (few years old - unused and new) with all Campagnolo Veloce.
All the pertient bike info on m bike are here: https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/235607-i-now-have-thoroughbred-my-stable.html

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Originally Posted by 2thamaxx
NICE, very nice.
You don't need a better cam to see this beauty
Appreciate it bro.
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Just picked up a just-like-brand-new Novara Strada for $620 at REI's scratch and dent sale. Just a couple of barely visible scratches and it was marked down to 1/2 off. It comes with a full 105 component set, which I think is supposed to be above average. Most of all, the bike fit me perfectly, which is very hard for me to find being only 5'8". As a beginning cyclist, it's all I need to start with and more. I took it for the maiden 1.5 hour ride last Saturday and it didn't dissapoint.
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Good job, Bublu! My first "real" bike was a Novara Strada. You did well.
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Here is my new ride. It is a 2004 Trek 5900 SL. I bought it brand new from my LBS. This isn't a pic of my bike but one I found on the web...however the resemblance is almost uncanny. My bar wrap is solid blue and my tires have no yellow stripe. I will get actual pics tomorrow when my white garage door is available.

LBS upgraded the bar to an Easton EA70 wing, I ditched the Bontrager wheels and went with a set of Ksyrium SSC SLs, added my saddle and some Dura Ace pedals. I will probably be putting some Michelin Pro Race 2s on it tonight with a gray/silver sidewall to see what they look like. The Race X lite tires get good reviews and the feel pretty good on the road but I like the Michelins. I guess I can always switch back if I don't like the way the Pros look.

Full Dura Ace right down to the pedals. Weighed in at 16.6 lbs with bottle cages and bottles in place.





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Originally Posted by oc613
This bike is officially trashed. Got hit by a car at 50 + km/h and forced off the road into a pole at about 40 km/h in late July

I escaped still breathing somehow as I managed to unclip one foot and throw myself around the pole instead of taking it head on which would have most certainly meant I would be a quad now. However I had some severe soft tissue damage/bruising and still haven't got back on a bike yet. Hoping to be able to ease back into it soon on the trainer for the winter months

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I feel the same about the gold as well but I just got the bike last week and I did not like the 07 colors any better and at 2299.00, originally the LBS asked for 2499.00 but I just got a 200.00 discount due to the salesman not telling me it was an 05, msrp its over 3K. The wheels came off my red Specialized so I'm thinking of removing the labels on wheels and putting black tires. As far as the handle bars I'm looking to get carbon wings over the winter, and about the saddle I kinda like the one currently on. Here's a close up pic.

I don't need a new saddle but that pic makes me want one.
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HOT!
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Here's my 1-month-old Giant OCR C3. Not up to the caliber of a lot of your rides, but not bad for a first-time roadie. Fit and purchase were from a great LBS. The CF certainly helps smooth the ride and the compact geometry feels extremely nimble--not that I have much to compare it to. Thanks to all here for helping me make an informed purchase.

See you on the road!








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Originally Posted by Bob_Chase
Here's my 1-month-old Giant OCR C3. Not up to the caliber of a lot of your rides, but not bad for a first-time roadie. Fit and purchase were from a great LBS. The CF certainly helps smooth the ride and the compact geometry feels extremely nimble--not that I have much to compare it to. Thanks to all here for helping me make an informed purchase.

See you on the road!

That's a nice bike...Grreat bang for the buck. Giant makes a nice frame but get little credit for it from the Giant snobs on the forum.
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Originally Posted by BillMC2
That's a nice bike...Grreat bang for the buck.
Thanks. That's what I thought. Carbon frame, decent component group, great fit, understated graphics. I'm extremely pleased and just love to ride it.

But thanks to the forum members (enablers) I'm sure it won't be my last.
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Originally Posted by Bob_Chase
Here's my 1-month-old Giant OCR C3. Not up to the caliber of a lot of your rides, but not bad for a first-time roadie. Fit and purchase were from a great LBS. The CF certainly helps smooth the ride and the compact geometry feels extremely nimble--not that I have much to compare it to. Thanks to all here for helping me make an informed purchase.

See you on the road!








Hey man cool ride, first time roadie. dont even sweat it about not being up to the bling factor. its a fine ride and 105 is really good stuff. i like to see i first time roadie with this kinda ride rather then go out and spend like 4k on his first bike and then start to ask about how to up grade and make it light. stay with it find what works for you and if you feal a need to progress do it in time as gear wears out. enjoy the ride man.. its not what you ride but THAT YOU RIDE..

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This is my ride...

A 2005 Specialized Sequioa Elite.

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The way some of you guys angle your handlebars I have to wonder if you ever use the drops at all.
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Originally Posted by Dial_tone
The way some of you guys angle your handlebars I have to wonder if you ever use the drops at all.
Well maybe when you buy the bikes for those guys, you can tell them how to angle their bars
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The Bars are wrong...

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Well maybe when you buy the bikes for those guys, you can tell them how to angle their bars
Dial tone has a point...If that is the way the shop sent that bike out the door they should be ashamed! For all you looking for a way to burn a few grand check out www.thebroadbandracer.com. They have all this cool footage from Interbike, includign a top 5 new products. I won't spoil the number one, but it cost 10 grand!

https://www.thebroadbandracer.com/fly...er&videoid=174
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Originally Posted by bigtrack
Dial tone has a point...If that is the way the shop sent that bike out the door they should be ashamed! For all you looking for a way to burn a few grand check out www.thebroadbandracer.com. They have all this cool footage from Interbike, includign a top 5 new products. I won't spoil the number one, but it cost 10 grand!

https://www.thebroadbandracer.com/fly...er&videoid=174
Dial tone did not mention anything about a bike shop and the way they set up the bike...he mentioned the way the riders have their bikes set up. So I stand by my post and, frankly, after being a member here for almost 2 years it is getting a bit tiresome seeing posts from all of these "know it alls." Just let people ride their bikes the way they are comfortable unless said people ask for your opinion. I had someone comment about my bar set up a while back and told the "gentleman" that I have my bars set up the way they are the most comfortable...after trying many positions. It was not his concern, nor anyone else's how often I ride in the drops. I did not ask for his opinion, and I do not like unsolicited advice...do you?

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Originally Posted by Dial_tone
The way some of you guys angle your handlebars I have to wonder if you ever use the drops at all.
It all depends on the terrain for me. When it comes to cruising I'll split my time between the drops and hoods. Sprints are primarily in the drops. Climbing on the flats or hoods.

At 6'3" 210, I find the fit quite comfortable, but as my style and form progresses I'm sure adjustments will be necessary.

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Actual pics of my bike...instead of the pics of a bike that looked like my bike.

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Actual pics of my bike...instead of the pics of a bike that looked like my bike.

i love that bike. very sweet. now get it outide and ride it.
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