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What road bike do you have?

Old 10-18-06, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Waxbytes
I don't understand. How can your leg get caught in your rear wheel?
Heheh, I know, it takes a special kind of klutz to do it. Do you see how much space there is between the spokes in the rear? If you ae not careful, it is about the exact size of a foot
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz
Heheh, I know, it takes a special kind of klutz to do it. Do you see how much space there is between the spokes in the rear? If you ae not careful, it is about the exact size of a foot

I have the Shimano WH-R540's, so I will keep your warning in mind.
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Mother of God!

That BMC is *****in'!!
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Originally Posted by Waxbytes
I have the Shimano WH-R540's, so I will keep your warning in mind.
I have the 540s on my road bike and you can see that they changed the design from the 535, there is a lot less space between the spokes in the rear. I guess that I am not that unique in my clumsiness
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That's decent, I suppose.

What wheel is on the rear?
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz
I have the 540s on my road bike and you can see that they changed the design from the 535, there is a lot less space between the spokes in the rear. I guess that I am not that unique in my clumsiness

Lets see, the R535 has 16 paired radially laced spokes
The R540 has 16 paired radially laced spokes.
Change the spacing of the spokes? How?
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I've always thought the 535s were pretty hot. They're not a particularly outstanding wheelset; I can say that. But that doesn't mean they aren't sexy.
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Originally Posted by Waxbytes
Lets see, the R535 has 16 paired radially laced spokes
The R540 has 16 paired radially laced spokes.
Change the spacing of the spokes? How?
Whoops, I meant the 550s, sorry.


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I've always thought the 535s were pretty hot. They're not a particularly outstanding wheelset; I can say that. But that doesn't mean they aren't sexy.
Would you believe I found my rear 535 in a dumpster? I was helping a friend move and there it was, missing two spokes that cost me 8 bucks total. The wheel is heavy but very nice and stiff.
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Voltman that would be a spare ugly ass open pro while I wait for Mavic to repair the Ksyrium.
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Originally Posted by Bike_This1
Voltman that would be a spare ugly ass open pro while I wait for Mavic to repair the Ksyrium.
Cracked rim?
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Originally Posted by Bike_This1
Voltman that would be a spare ugly ass open pro while I wait for Mavic to repair the Ksyrium.
I just got a set of Open Pros.
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Just remember which one is back at the manufacturer for repair, voltman.
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I am thinking of getting one myself next year, how's the ride


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Sweet bike! I've never seen one of those.

Originally Posted by christiank
My recently updated Rob Stowe Columbus SL road bike.





The frameset was probably built between 1989 and 1991. I began working in a bike shop in 1992 and bought the frameset from there in 1993. Stowe bikes were handbuilt by Robert Stowe and Dale DuRoss in upstate New York under a company called Phase 3 Cycles. I am not sure how long they produced frames for.

I just finished upgrading to a full Shimano Ultegra 6600 10 speed STI group with Chris King/DT Swiss wheels. The original build was a full Shimano Ultegra 600 6400 8 Speed STI group. The only reason I upgraded was because the original right STI lever died after 12 years of use.


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Originally Posted by baj32161
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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You're on the internet.....deal with it. I didn't ask for your critique of my post but you still gave it, didn't you? My point is why drop your bars way down then angle them back to make them more comfortable? Just raise the bars up to begin with.

BTW, I pretty much never ride in the drops but I don't angle my hoods up to reach them.
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Seems like some other freds are doing the angle up shifters and bar thing

https://davebellous.com/category/bike/

See Lance and Jan center of page,

Point is Do What works for you.. every bike fit i have done says
DO WHAT WORKS FOR YOU.. the only opinion that matters is that of the riders im sure i can find more examples of the angle up Shifters. in fact it helps me get a bit lower on the drops.

mho but i have only posted like for a month or so my opinion is far less valid.
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Originally Posted by orguasch
I am thinking of getting one myself next year, how's the ride

Voltman - Yes pulled spoke nipple. they are way old SL's ( 4 yrs?) original bearings and first pulled nipple ( )

I rode the BMC 1st generation Team Machine for 2 yrs and loved it but the Pro Machine's ride is 10x's smoother and maybe even a little stiffer. I cant say enough about it. I love the way it looks.



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Originally Posted by christiank
My recently updated Rob Stowe Columbus SL road bike.

The frameset was probably built between 1989 and 1991. I began working in a bike shop in 1992 and bought the frameset from there in 1993. Stowe bikes were handbuilt by Robert Stowe and Dale DuRoss in upstate New York under a company called Phase 3 Cycles. I am not sure how long they produced frames for.

I just finished upgrading to a full Shimano Ultegra 6600 10 speed STI group with Chris King/DT Swiss wheels. The original build was a full Shimano Ultegra 600 6400 8 Speed STI group. The only reason I upgraded was because the original right STI lever died after 12 years of use.
Hi christiank,

So what happened to Rob Stowe? I met him while I was in college in upstate NY. In the late 70s, it seemed like everyone was riding these little-known bikes called Serotta. Rob was racing and learning how to build frames. After I moved to California I found out that Rob had gotten into the frame building business.

By sheer coincidence, my club ended up being sponsored by Rob. I still have the jersey with his logo on it. I ended up buying one of his basic frames in 1990, I believe it's called a Triad, with a few options and painted metallic red. The bike is sitting in my garage collecting dust.

I guess I should put it on ebay.

Anyway, thanks for posting your nicely updated Stowe. Classic bikes like that still have plenty of life in them.
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Originally Posted by Dial_tone
You're on the internet.....deal with it. I didn't ask for your critique of my post but you still gave it, didn't you? My point is why drop your bars way down then angle them back to make them more comfortable? Just raise the bars up to begin with.

BTW, I pretty much never ride in the drops but I don't angle my hoods up to reach them.
It is convenient that you didn't bother to read the post that I made following this one. I am not trying to sound like a jerk, nor am I trying to start a pissing contest, and that post you quoted was not directed towards you per se I was not critiquing your post but the post that referreed to yours. However if that is your point of view...you got exactly what you gave regarding a critique of a post, so maybe you need to deal with it as well (afterall...it IS the internet). The point of doing what you mentioned is in your own reply...it is more comfortable for the rider....no more, no less. There are a whole lot of things in here that do not seem to make much sense, but if they work for the person using them, then who are we to tell them they are doing it wrong? Yes I am including myself in that "we."

Brian

You may also want to check the pics in the post 2 posts below your latest one.
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Originally Posted by christiank
My recently updated Rob Stowe Columbus SL road bike.





The frameset was probably built between 1989 and 1991. I began working in a bike shop in 1992 and bought the frameset from there in 1993. Stowe bikes were handbuilt by Robert Stowe and Dale DuRoss in upstate New York under a company called Phase 3 Cycles. I am not sure how long they produced frames for.

I just finished upgrading to a full Shimano Ultegra 6600 10 speed STI group with Chris King/DT Swiss wheels. The original build was a full Shimano Ultegra 600 6400 8 Speed STI group. The only reason I upgraded was because the original right STI lever died after 12 years of use.


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New Cannondale R1000

Here is my lovely new bike! I've been biking for years, but this is my first roadie and I am as excited as can be! It's a 2005 Cannondale R1000, and I got a killer deal on it from my LBS. Now, if only the biker was as good as the bike.

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Originally Posted by Prodigy4299
Here is my lovely new bike! I've been biking for years, but this is my first roadie and I am as excited as can be! It's a 2005 Cannondale R1000, and I got a killer deal on it from my LBS. Now, if only the biker was as good as the bike.

Purty! And my is it shiny. Get out there and ride!
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Absolutely love it. CF Trek's are awesome. love the way the wheels look too.

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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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