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What road bike do you have?

Old 11-03-06, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by shakeNbake
That seat is too low.
LOL...
it's set up just like her BMX bike
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Old 11-03-06, 12:54 PM
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Here's my Schwinn Super Sport - full Suntour Cyclone components. Rescued it for $80 with a destroyed rear wheel and bar tape in shreds. It was sitting in the driveway of a man who I originally was going to buy a Univega ten-speed from - when I saw the Schwinn, I knew I had to get it instead. It was light, good-looking, and woefully neglected. I talked him into selling it (he was very reluctant at first), and after a bit of negotiating it was mine.

What wheels did it have originally an what did you replace it with? 27"?
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Originally Posted by Mo'Phat
I have this exact bike hanging in my garage right now...my next year's project is to make it a fixed conversion...or build it up with modern components. The frame is a work of art. Always a solid and supple ride.
Really? That's awesome. I agree - the frame's great. Do you know what year this is?

Post some pics, man.
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Originally Posted by scrapmetal
What wheels did it have originally an what did you replace it with? 27"?
I'm pretty sure the original wheels were Araya 700c. (Actually I went and checked, and yes they were.) Currently I've got a pair of 700c Wolber 36-spoke rims laced to Shimano 600 hubs.
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Old 11-05-06, 02:38 AM
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I just built up a Rock Lobster scandium road bike. pretty light, have yet to weigh it, but I think its less than 16.5 pounds. I took it for a 40 mile ride today and its a sweet ride! built with fsa crank/ti bb, zero setback seatpost and headset. campy shifters, front derailluer, an old 7 speed dura ace rear derailliur, zero gravity brakes, 3t stem, flite saddle, salsa handlebar and real hubs with tubular rims.

Paul Sadoff at RL knows how to build bike! the handling is great and it just wants to fly up the hills. I really like the zero gravity brake calipers...the cam action is the best. it starts off with a light rub and then the calipers smoothly bits harder when I pull back a little more...very good modulation.

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Originally Posted by fogrider
I just built up a Rock Lobster scandium road bike. pretty light, have yet to weigh it, but I think its less than 16.5 pounds. I took it for a 40 mile ride today and its a sweet ride! built with fsa crank/ti bb, zero setback seatpost and headset. campy shifters, front derailluer, an old 7 speed dura ace rear derailliur, zero gravity brakes, 3t stem, flite saddle, salsa handlebar and real hubs with tubular rims.
Grab some new tires.. otherwise, it's lookin' good.
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I see at least 4 bikes there. I feel better already..............
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Old 11-05-06, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by the beef
Grab some new tires.. otherwise, it's lookin' good.
I took this wheelset off another bike and we are headed into winter. these are tubulars, so I'll leave them on til the tread is gone or they flat...this bike is for riding!
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My R3 updated pics.


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Originally Posted by shawneebiker
My R3 updated pics.

Nice bike! Didn't you have an orange Sarthe?
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Yes. I got the R3 in May this year.
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Originally Posted by shawneebiker
My R3 updated pics.

You SUCK!!!!
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That Cervelo is one of my dream bikes, right now I ride a Tommaso Monza, I like it for what I paid, once I commit and get out more, I'll upgrade. Heres a pic:
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Originally Posted by dgasmd
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I see at least 4 bikes there. I feel better already..............
the pinarello iin the background s not mine, I'm building it up for a friend. the yellow bike is a Lobster cross bike made of easton ultra lite tubing, the orange bike is a paramount track bike. two more road bikes are not in the photos: ritchey logic and a kestrel 200 ems. I feel better everytime I go down there!
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Originally Posted by shawneebiker
My R3 updated pics.
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COngrats! Very pretty bike and nice aggressive setup.
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ntodd, that is a VERY nice looking bike! can we see some more pictures? maybe drivetrain side?
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Update

I know it has only been a few days, but I already did a couple of updates to my bike:







I switched the cranks from the FSA 36/50 compact to the aluminium Record 39/53, and added my S-Works handlebar. And, then I finished building this bike:

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Originally Posted by dubMON

Nice bike! What year is it?
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Originally Posted by Mariner Fan
Nice bike! What year is it?
I'm not quite sure, as the frame was given to me by a friend. I think it's circa 1998.
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Originally Posted by scottmilk9
That Cervelo is one of my dream bikes, right now I ride a Tommaso Monza, I like it for what I paid, once I commit and get out more, I'll upgrade. Heres a pic:
very nice!
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Old 11-08-06, 07:22 AM
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Does this homemade commuter count as a road bike?




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WillisB: Whoa, that bike is nuts. Is that a converted mountain bike or are you just gigantic?
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WillisB: Whoa, that bike is nuts. Is that a converted mountain bike or are you just gigantic?
It is a converted 23" Mt. bike. I got the frame/bars/stem/bar-cons/brakelevers/brakes from a friend who was cleaning out the basement of his sporting goods store. I put on a 28/38/48 suntour crank and wheelset off a bike my son outgrew. The cassette is an 11-28 8 speed. Simplex Bar-cons. I have long arms for my height. I have well under $100 in it.

This bike is very comfortable for me to ride. I finished it Sunday and have done 3 rides; 10 mi, 15mi, and 15 mi. I still need to add fenders and rack.
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jimbud: Nice bike. But I have to admit I love the view out the window even more.
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