Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

What road bike do you have?

Notices
Road Cycling ďIt is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.Ē -- Ernest Hemingway

What road bike do you have?

Old 05-22-07, 05:17 AM
  #5601  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Pays-Bas
Posts: 181

Bikes: Koga Kimera Team Edition (2011) & TREK 5200 US Postal (2004)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by terror_unico
2Thamaxx :
I donít think itís a Raleigh, Iíve look around on the net and even though there are not many Panasonicís, the ones I found where exactly the same paint and frame. My dad has a Raleigh and the frame looks different; Iím not an expert but they look different.
I believe you
Not an expert myself.
2thamaxx is offline  
Old 05-22-07, 10:26 AM
  #5602  
Senior Member
 
maxknee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,045
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Timo
more info, very nice
maxknee is offline  
Old 05-22-07, 11:48 AM
  #5603  
almost kosher
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 398
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
here's my Ti roadie thing. dunno the brand name. campy centaur knick knacks, mavic equipes and other stuff. you've heard it all before...

i love it though - springtime fresh!

Tappets is offline  
Old 05-22-07, 05:36 PM
  #5604  
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 37
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by rlh184

Cannondale Caad8 Optimo 1 w/ Specialized Toupe

Just got this bike this weekend and it is awesome!!!! I rode fixed before but my knees started to really hurt me so I decided to switch to a road bike. So far I could not be any happier.
I also rode a Brooks B17 before but decided that this was not the right saddle for this bike so after many a forum search I decided that the Toupe 143 would be the best saddle for me. I was right. After a few initial adjustments, I think I got it dialed in and despite a little sit bone pain at first, I barely noticed it was there at all.

All in all I am very satisfied.

What do you guys think, black saddle or white bartape?
White tape.
Porkpie is offline  
Old 05-22-07, 06:14 PM
  #5605  
Stop It!
 
Matt888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 202

Bikes: Ferrari, Euro sport, Wheeler.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Timo
My God I want one. Can I have it? Please?
Matt888 is offline  
Old 05-22-07, 07:34 PM
  #5606  
Prefers Aluminum
 
Sprocket Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Honolulu
Posts: 2,669

Bikes: Wife: Trek 5200, C'dale Rush Feminine, Vitus 979 Me: Felt S25, Cervelo Soloist, C'dale Killer V500, Miyata Pro (fixie)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 1 Post
Originally Posted by Tappets
here's my Ti roadie thing. dunno the brand name. campy centaur knick knacks, mavic equipes and other stuff. you've heard it all before...

i love it though - springtime fresh!

That is a really nice bike, except for one part that doesn't seem to match the rest.
Sprocket Man is offline  
Old 05-22-07, 07:36 PM
  #5607  
W.W.DZ.D?
 
cedricbosch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,979
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Sprocket Man
That is a really nice bike, except for one part that doesn't seem to match the rest.
It's the garage door!
cedricbosch is offline  
Old 05-22-07, 07:43 PM
  #5608  
Bye Bye
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Gone gone gone
Posts: 3,677
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Have I posted here?
Hmmm.
Updated pics of my IF Ti ClubRacer.
Currently rigged for randonneuring... but she cleans up nice too.

Ti Frame (shotpeened finish)
Steel Fork
Long Reach Brakes
TA Carmina Crank
Phil Wood BB
Chorus F & R Der
Record Ergolevers
Mavic Open Pros with Chorus Rear, Schmidt Dyno Front
Brooks Swallow Saddle
Salsa Bell Lap Bars
Ginormous Carradice Tour SQR Bag





Day of build: (roadie / fair weather mode)


__________________
So long. Been nice knowing you BF.... to all the friends I've made here and in real life... its been great. But this place needs an enema.
bmike is offline  
Old 05-22-07, 07:57 PM
  #5609  
XL commuter
 
ohjim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 44
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
My '05 Specialized Sirrus flat bar, converted to drops, like I should have bought in the first place.



Yeah, thats full Sora!
ohjim is offline  
Old 05-22-07, 09:25 PM
  #5610  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,085
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Timo
So hot, what was it originally a merlin?

also how much does it weigh?
recneps is offline  
Old 05-23-07, 08:40 AM
  #5611  
Senior Member
 
Skipsjh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 71

Bikes: 93 Schwinn Sidewinder, 05 Giant Cypress DX

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Here's my Cadent 3.0. I'm thinking about adding some red handlebar tape and red striped Michelins to compliment the bland white paint job.



Skipsjh is offline  
Old 05-23-07, 10:28 AM
  #5612  
almost kosher
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 398
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
oh god! my eyes!!! the pain!

Originally Posted by Sprocket Man
That is a really nice bike, except for one part that doesn't seem to match the rest.
thanks!
that's my theft-deterrent system. LOL!

yeah that saddle sure is fugly, but it matches the tiny little buttons on the computer!

:-)
Tappets is offline  
Old 05-23-07, 10:42 AM
  #5613  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Central New Jersey
Posts: 142

Bikes: Giant OCR C2

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Giant OCR C2. This is the picture from the ebay listing. Bike is arriving today (yipee!!). Will be putting pink speedplay light action pedals on for style points and to reflect my riding preference. Will likely also add my Forte Pro SLX saddle.

Last edited by MrCrassic; 09-13-08 at 10:15 PM.
wrxrider is offline  
Old 05-23-07, 10:56 AM
  #5614  
wussy
 
Stray Cat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 431

Bikes: Scott CR1, Trek 2200, Gary Fisher Tassajara, PedalForce ZX3 (coming)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by ohjim
My '05 Specialized Sirrus flat bar, converted to drops, like I should have bought in the first place.



Yeah, thats full Sora!
Are those what Aero2's look like with the decals on? (I debadged mine) Nice looking bike.
__________________
Cat-O-Meter: Hibernation
Aequam memento rebus in arduis servare mentem
Stray Cat is offline  
Old 05-23-07, 11:12 AM
  #5615  
XL commuter
 
ohjim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 44
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Stray Cat
Are those what Aero2's look like with the decals on? (I debadged mine) Nice looking bike.
Yes, Aero2's.

I intended to debadge mine but the silver decals matched the silver lettering on the frame and Avid Shorty 6's so well that I decided to leave them as is. If I wait long enough it'll come back in style.
ohjim is offline  
Old 05-23-07, 11:51 AM
  #5616  
wussy
 
Stray Cat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 431

Bikes: Scott CR1, Trek 2200, Gary Fisher Tassajara, PedalForce ZX3 (coming)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by ohjim
Yes, Aero2's.

I intended to debadge mine but the silver decals matched the silver lettering on the frame and Avid Shorty 6's so well that I decided to leave them as is. If I wait long enough it'll come back in style.
I got the EPS file from John so I'm going to try and redo them in red and see how it turns out.

New pedals, tires, and more cages since this pic.



__________________
Cat-O-Meter: Hibernation
Aequam memento rebus in arduis servare mentem
Stray Cat is offline  
Old 05-23-07, 12:10 PM
  #5617  
XL commuter
 
ohjim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 44
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
[QUOTE=Stray Cat]I got the EPS file from John so I'm going to try and redo them in red and see how it turns out.

New pedals, tires, and more cages since this pic.



Sweet bike. That color is friggin hot!
ohjim is offline  
Old 05-23-07, 04:31 PM
  #5618  
Full Member
 
alainp's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: SF East Bay
Posts: 448

Bikes: '07 Look 585 Ultra, '07 Trek Madone SL 5.2, '06 Marin Pine Mountain MTB, '23 Trek Emonda SL6 Pro

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Here's mine... an '07 Madone SL 5.2 stock which I just picked it up last Sunday at my LBS.




Last edited by alainp; 08-23-07 at 08:46 AM. Reason: 8/23/07: Update pics with new components
alainp is offline  
Old 05-23-07, 05:36 PM
  #5619  
Senior Member
 
djbowen1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: NY
Posts: 2,275

Bikes: Cervelo Soliost

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by alainp
Here's mine... an '07 Madone SL 5.2 stock which I just picked it up last Sunday at my LBS.




Nice bike, you will hear 2 things on here though.
1. lose the dork disk on the back wheel.
2. flip the stem.
djbowen1 is offline  
Old 05-23-07, 05:41 PM
  #5620  
Senior Member
 
djbowen1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: NY
Posts: 2,275

Bikes: Cervelo Soliost

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by alainp
Here's mine... an '07 Madone SL 5.2 stock which I just picked it up last Sunday at my LBS.




Nice bike, you will hear 2 things on here though.
1. lose the dork disk on the back wheel.
2. flip the stem.
djbowen1 is offline  
Old 05-23-07, 10:22 PM
  #5621  
Full Member
 
alainp's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: SF East Bay
Posts: 448

Bikes: '07 Look 585 Ultra, '07 Trek Madone SL 5.2, '06 Marin Pine Mountain MTB, '23 Trek Emonda SL6 Pro

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hey dj, thanks for the suggestions. "Dork" disc is now gone and I've stripped off as much decals as I could. But, what is "flipping the stem"? Is it just reversing it so that it angles downward? If so, why? Sorry if these are "newb" type questions.
alainp is offline  
Old 05-24-07, 08:14 AM
  #5622  
Scum, Freezebag!
 
Mo'Phat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Poway, CA
Posts: 4,546

Bikes: 2007 Leader 796R w/ 10sp DA and 2005 Jamis Dakar XLT FS MTB

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by alainp
Hey dj, thanks for the suggestions. "Dork" disc is now gone and I've stripped off as much decals as I could. But, what is "flipping the stem"? Is it just reversing it so that it angles downward? If so, why? Sorry if these are "newb" type questions.
It's very typical if someone posts their ride with an upturned stem for some schmo to say Flip It!. Apparently, it looks racier, more aero, and more photogenic...and here, that's more important than fit and comfort.

You might also get people complaining that you're not in the big ring and that your valve stems aren't pointing straight down, and that your crank arms aren't either parallel to the ground or lined up with your seat tube, and that you should remove your toolbag, and putting Specialized cages on a Trek is just SO unhip, and you've got too many headset spacers, and putting electrical tape on the bar ends is Fred.

I think I covered all the OCP faults...but I couldn't possibly care less, and you shouldn't either.
Mo'Phat is offline  
Old 05-24-07, 09:59 AM
  #5623  
Full Member
 
alainp's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: SF East Bay
Posts: 448

Bikes: '07 Look 585 Ultra, '07 Trek Madone SL 5.2, '06 Marin Pine Mountain MTB, '23 Trek Emonda SL6 Pro

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks for the insight, Mo'Phat. I'm still new to this scene so there are still a lot of terms and conventions I'm not familiar with. I'm with you on the form and fit issue. Btw, the tape on the bar ends is there 'cuz I scraped the end of the tape two days ago leaving it dangling. No way was I gonna replace the bar tape when it hadn't even been ridden more than couple days, thus the electrical tape (placed on both sides for symmetry). Also, what is "fred" and where did it come from? I take it that it's somewhat demeaning.
alainp is offline  
Old 05-24-07, 04:35 PM
  #5624  
Senior Member
 
djbowen1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: NY
Posts: 2,275

Bikes: Cervelo Soliost

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Mo'Phat
It's very typical if someone posts their ride with an upturned stem for some schmo to say Flip It!. Apparently, it looks racier, more aero, and more photogenic...and here, that's more important than fit and comfort.

You might also get people complaining that you're not in the big ring and that your valve stems aren't pointing straight down, and that your crank arms aren't either parallel to the ground or lined up with your seat tube, and that you should remove your toolbag, and putting Specialized cages on a Trek is just SO unhip, and you've got too many headset spacers, and putting electrical tape on the bar ends is Fred.

I think I covered all the OCP faults...but I couldn't possibly care less, and you shouldn't either.
Just for the record, i do NOT have my stem flipped, also how do you like those pedals? are they the light action speedplay?
djbowen1 is offline  
Old 05-24-07, 05:18 PM
  #5625  
Full Member
 
alainp's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: SF East Bay
Posts: 448

Bikes: '07 Look 585 Ultra, '07 Trek Madone SL 5.2, '06 Marin Pine Mountain MTB, '23 Trek Emonda SL6 Pro

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yup, they're the light action version. I like them a lot. Of course, this is the first pair of clipless pedals I've ever had so I don't have much to compare with. Nevertheless, they're very easy for a newb like me to get in and out of... not much of a learning curve involved.
alainp is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.