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What road bike do you have?

Old 04-11-07, 11:58 PM
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Just picked up the new giant carbon ocr c1

loving it



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Originally Posted by MIN
New picture from tonight. I've had it 3 weeks and it's a blast. 250 miles to date.


nice ride but whats with the sidi decal, shoes and helmet?
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Originally Posted by craigdurkee
Just picked up the new giant carbon ocr c1

loving it

I don't know what it is about that bike but the lines look so clean and uncluttered compared to most. Maybe it's the paint job or just that you don't have cages and other accessories on it yet. super nice bike though.
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^Yeh I know what you mean, I think partly its the lack of bottle cages etc.

I love the way the down tube meets the top tube. You might shed the dork disc though...
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Originally Posted by hmai18
Closed cell foam wrapped in electrical tape. Prevents my bars from swinging in and denting my top tube.
Man! You ruined my joke.
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Originally Posted by Mo'Phat
I think it's a dickfor.
Oh man, I love that joke.

Ok, OK, whats a "dickfor"?
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oh man i thought it was a thing for preventing pain when you slam your crotch on the top tube
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Originally Posted by dcbikeguy
Oh man, I love that joke.

Ok, OK, whats a "dickfor"?

No.


The moment's over...you can't relive the magic.
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Climbing wheels but you position your shifters like a sprinter. which is it?
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Originally Posted by recneps
Climbing wheels but you position your shifters like a sprinter. which is it?
Or freakishly long arms.
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Originally Posted by hal
oh man i thought it was a thing for preventing pain when you slam your crotch on the top tube
You're going to feel pain no matter what you slam your crotch into... bring on the jokes.
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Old 04-12-07, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by recneps
Climbing wheels but you position your shifters like a sprinter. which is it?
I suppose in truth I'm neither! I've got a long torso (with legs slightly shorter by proportion - so I look quite tall sat down) and am flexible enough to get into a good crouch so I can happily climb or sprint on the drops. But not as quickly as I'd like.
Another thing is that you're more likely to see Shimano levers set high, not Campagnolo - I've tried Shimano and was happier with the reach of Campagnolo levers, so I don't need to angle them upwards.
My stems are the right length for me too which is something that a lot of people get wrong then are uncomfortable. I've got the lever position spot-on according to the Campagnolo instructions, but my bikes fit me like a glove too.
The last bike has slightly more relaxed geometry and a little higher height on the headset spacers so I've got the levers a little lower.
Regarding the wheels, I replaced some Open-Pro on Daytona hubs with the original Ksyriums about 6 years ago and they're still going strong which is why I got the ES version when it appeared. The Campagnolo Neutrons have been used by pure climbers in the past (Pantani being the obivous one) as well as Backstedt to win the Paris Roubaix in 04 - heaviest rider in the peloton winning on cobbles on 'climber's wheels'!
I'm pretty heavy but strong enough to wreck back wheels which is why I won't buy wheels with big gaps between the groups of spokes - no Bontrager or Campagnolo Eurus for me, I think I'd break them.

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Originally Posted by recneps
Climbing wheels but you position your shifters like a sprinter. which is it?

Neither. He's a not a climber, not a sprinter.... just a poseur!
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Old 04-12-07, 02:04 PM
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Who's quote was that "I'm a hopeless grimpeur, I can't sprint and I'm a bad rouleur. Therefore I am the complete cyclist!"
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Originally Posted by bianchiboy71
Who's quote was that "I'm a hopeless grimpeur, I can't sprint and I'm a bad rouleur. Therefore I am the complete cyclist!"

Could pretty much be from any British cyclist....
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wow, that was unnecessary
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Originally Posted by hal
wow, that was unnecessary
Its was a joke


Hence, the big grin face....
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"Something said or done to evoke laughter or amusement, especially an amusing story with a punch line."
hmm
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Originally Posted by bianchiboy71
Who's quote was that "I'm a hopeless grimpeur, I can't sprint and I'm a bad rouleur. Therefore I am the complete cyclist!"
That was ME! Though not British, I oft speak in regal tongue.
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Originally Posted by Mo'Phat
That was ME! Though not British, I oft speak in regal tongue.

Watch out! Your post might not conform with the definition of what's funny:

Quote:
"Something said or done to evoke laughter or amusement, especially an amusing story with a punch line."
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It's not my problem if someone doesn't recognize my comedic genius.

How's this:

A man walks into a bar.






and says, "Ouch."

fin.
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This bike confuses me...

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Originally Posted by EdZ
This bike confuses me...
Me too. Is he a luddite (Brooks saddle and 1950's style seat pack)? Is he a tourer (triple)? Is he a racer (Ksyrium ES and Nokon Cables)? All top quality stuff, but as a whole, it leaves me puzzled. . .
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Originally Posted by Sprocket Man
Me too. Is he a luddite (Brooks saddle and 1950's style seat pack)? Is he a tourer (triple)? Is he a racer (Ksyrium ES and Nokon Cables)? All top quality stuff, but as a whole, it leaves me puzzled. . .

Hmm...Brooks and Nokons on the same bike. The word that comes to mind is eclectic. Sharp bike, anyway.
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