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What road bike do you have?

Old 10-20-06, 06:24 AM
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Nice ride! ...but the tires clash big time. Get grey or silver tires.
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Old 10-20-06, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Ryleeryno
Nice ride! ...but the tires clash big time. Get grey or silver tires.
Tires match the rims.
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Here's my new Flyte SRS3:

56 cm frame
FSA 80 wheels
Kinesis Carbon 2 fork
Shimano Ultegra shifters & derailluers
Shimano 105 brakes & crank
Flyte Halo bars, seatpost and stem
FSA head set
Nashbar Veloce pedals
Selle Italia C2 saddle
Michelin Pro 2 tires
Trek plastic cage
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Originally Posted by Bike_This1
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.



That's weird. It looks like it has a fin underneath the downtube.
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Old 10-20-06, 08:44 AM
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That's the cable routing for the derailleurs.
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That's the cable routing for the derailleurs.
Oh yeah. Duh. Things looks so strange when they're so close up.
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Old 10-20-06, 09:56 AM
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I've updated my IF CJ with an Alpha Q carbon fork and a host of FSA carbon parts. Also the drivetrain is 9sp D/A. It was D/A 8sp. The wheels are Neuvation R28SL-2 with all the stickers removed. I need to take a better picture. The D/A 8sp derailler has been replace with a D/A 10sp one. I really like the look of the old 8sp unit. It works fine with 9sp brifters.
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This here old timey Trek 2100 is the beater now. Its setup for training at night and lives at my office. It also weighs a ton and doesnt ride nearly as nice as the IF. Its also D/A 9sp with choice FSA bits and Neuvation black M28 Aero wheels with stickers removed.
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Originally Posted by FatguyRacer
It also weighs a ton and doesnt ride nearly as nice as the IF
Hrm, how heavy, really? There is a 2100 Pro frame listed for sale in my area and I was playing with the idea of doing what you have done but with an old 105 groupo I have lying around; I even have the same tires as you. Not such a good idea afterall?
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Of all my rides, I keep coming back to this old gal.

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Old 10-20-06, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz
Hrm, how heavy, really? There is a 2100 Pro frame listed for sale in my area and I was playing with the idea of doing what you have done but with an old 105 groupo I have lying around; I even have the same tires as you. Not such a good idea afterall?
Please dont let me talk you out of it. If it were a crappy bike, i would not have kept it going on 14 years now. Its about 19lbs and change with out the seat bag and lights. The IF is about 2 lbs lighter. If you do buy the 2100 be sure i has a carbon fork. Mine orginally came with an aluminum fork and its was truely a harsh ride. About 6 years ago I had my 2100 set up as a full on TT bike. It rode well in that configuration. It may yet go back to that configuration.
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Originally Posted by Dead Roman
The new charriot

Beautiful ride Roman.......I really like it!!
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Old 10-21-06, 09:19 AM
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New to forum, here's my bike.

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Old 10-21-06, 12:25 PM
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Here's my Davidson Stiletto, circa 1996. Tange Prestige tubing, FSA RD-400 wheelset, Cinilli stem/handlebars, rest is Campy:
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Wow, matching frame pump. Cool.
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Originally Posted by heavyMetal
Here's my Davidson Stiletto, circa 1996. Tange Prestige tubing, FSA RD-400 wheelset, Cinilli stem/handlebars, rest is Campy:
Very Nice!
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Originally Posted by Dead Roman
The new charriot



Looks very space-age/hi-tech How's the ride?
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Ive only had the chance to take one short ride on it. Ill go riding tommorrow morning and give you a good report. What I can say is it accelerates like crazy fast. Im I can sprint in a lot higher gear because it transfers energy alot better then my felt. Its definately stiffer, yet smooth.
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Old 10-22-06, 08:49 PM
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kona zing deluxe w/ rolf vector comps and a selle italia signo or arione
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Originally Posted by baj32161
I wanna say "nice bike" but that is getting old
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Originally Posted by Cleave
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.
Hey Cleave,
I have no idea. I really only know what information I have found online about Phase 3 Cycles. It's a great frameset and I love riding it.

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Originally Posted by Dial_tone
Flyte SRS-3, 8-speed Dura-Ace, FSA Gossamer crank, Mavic Ksyrium Elites.
Not bad. Gonna trim that steerer?

Post some more pics of those shifters or around there - I've always thought 8-speed Dura-Ace STIs were some of the most beautifully designed shifters ever.
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my new bianchi 928


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Originally Posted by the beef
Not bad. Gonna trim that steerer?

Post some more pics of those shifters or around there - I've always thought 8-speed Dura-Ace STIs were some of the most beautifully designed shifters ever.
Once I settle on a height. I just built it this week. I think all STI brifters post 8-speed are fugly....one of the reasons I'm still using it.

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