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What road bike do you have?

Old 04-17-07, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by shakeNbake
Lectron, more pics of the stem/bar setup please!
Looks like it's a one piece right?
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Old 04-17-07, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by grahny
Sweet softride... how does it feel while climbing out of the saddle? Essentially no different? Just curious.
Thanks! I think it's very nice out of the saddle. The aluminum portion of the frame is about as compact and sturdy as you can get. There is no flex. One thing I notice when I ride regular framed bikes is a gyro effect and I think this is because they have a top-heaviness that I am not used to. The Softride has a very low center of gravity.
 
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another pic:



don't worry, the bottle cages will be replaced soon.
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Old 04-17-07, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Sprocket Man
What kind of bottle cages are those? Looks pretty cool...
cages are from cannondale
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Old 04-17-07, 11:23 PM
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Trek 2200 with Toupe saddle and Neuvation M28 Aero 2 wheels with Gatorskins. Some Look pedals next month. Had planned on getting a 1500 but this pup was knocked down $400 for a 06 model so I bit the bullet and have yet to regret it.

Taken on a simple P&S. Reshooting with the SLR soon.

Not as glamorous as others but it's my first and I love the way it rides. Thinking about powdercoating a spoke or two red or something else. Any suggestions or comments appreciated.

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Old 04-18-07, 12:34 AM
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Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21
Lectron, where did you get those H1 hubs at, and for how much? I've been looking and can't find them around.
You can get them several places. I ended up purchasing them at
Ben's Cycling store. I think Ben offers a nice line of products at
some decent prices and also a very good customer service. I thought
I was getting the LTA(Ti), which was what I ordered, but ended up
with the H1. Of course I was totally OK with that. They look different,
but I don't believe there's any real change in quality.

Price was $299. Price in Norway would be closer to $450
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Originally Posted by shakeNbake
Lectron, more pics of the stem/bar setup please!
And here's the closeups. Very nice handlebar when riding with your laptop


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Old 04-18-07, 07:51 AM
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Nice bike

I regularly go to Bangkok and haven't seen a bike shop around could you tell me where they are located? Tnx!
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Old 04-18-07, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Lectron
And here's the closeups. Very nice handlebar when riding with your laptop

Forget the laptop...I could balance a beer on that thing.
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Old 04-18-07, 10:28 AM
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Lectron - what kind of bar tape are you using on your bike?

BTW, if there was a "Pimp my Ride" for bikes, you would win.
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Old 04-18-07, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by MIN
Lectron - what kind of bar tape are you using on your bike?
Fizik Microtex in silver.
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Old 04-18-07, 11:56 AM
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Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Stray Cat



Trek 2200 with Toupe saddle and Neuvation M28 Aero 2 wheels with Gatorskins. Some Look pedals next month. Had planned on getting a 1500 but this pup was knocked down $400 for a 06 model so I bit the bullet and have yet to regret it.

Taken on a simple P&S. Reshooting with the SLR soon.

Not as glamorous as others but it's my first and I love the way it rides. Thinking about powdercoating a spoke or two red or something else. Any suggestions or comments appreciated.
1st that seat angle is ridiculous. Why do you have it angled like that?
Second, why on earth would you waste money having a few spoked powdercoated??
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Originally Posted by djbowen1
1st that seat angle is ridiculous. Why do you have it angled like that?
Second, why on earth would you waste money having a few spoked powdercoated??
Maybe he only rides down steep decents while on the drops.
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**** it. I'll pull out the better version.

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Holy Campact Crank, Shogun17...

What's your theory?
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^ my guess is cadence. lol.
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Originally Posted by unbelievably
Holy Campact Crank, Shogun17...

What's your theory?

The wheels are borrowed and the gearing is junior!
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Originally Posted by djbowen1
The wheels are borrowed and the gearing is junior!
ding ding ding, well done. In a month or so, I get to ride LEW VT-1s
junior gearing sucks. I do understand the whole 'save your knees' thing but everyone has a natural cadence which they should be comfortable at.
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This is sexy, shogun

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Originally Posted by shogun17
**** it. I'll pull out the better version.

That's so awesome I don't know what to say. What stem is that BTW?
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Originally Posted by 3Lph
This is sexy
It is very hard to keep clean. after 1.5 hours of cleaning after a very wet 4 hour hilly ride including some unpaved roads (mud . Awesome fun though) it still isn't fully clean. I refuse to use a pressure washer too.



Stem is Deda Newton, bars are Deda Newton, spacers are ultralight cnc'ed carbon, fork is gonna be EC90 SLX, groupset will eventually change to Rival/DA, seatpost will be KCNC TI lite, a few other little things and I'm hoping to drop a kilo off it.

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Blue Competition RC.4 brand new purchase, and I love it. Here is my attempt to post a pic:

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An excellent bike, Gromit.
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Gromit, that is a sweet lookin bike!
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