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What road bike do you have?

Old 07-05-07, 03:56 PM
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Just picked up a Specialized Roubaix Elite triple.
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Old 07-05-07, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeLD
Here are my 3 road bikes

The first is a custom steel that I got 10 days ago after a 4 month wait. Build by Carl Strong in Montana. I have about 200 miles on it and it's a fantastic fit and a great quality fit and finish. Can't say enough good things about Carl ... the process went great.

Second bike is my CF Roubaix ... and the 3rd (2 pictures) is my Brooks "leathered out" Sequioa
PLEASE DEAR GOD LOWER THOSE STEMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you feel comfortable.
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Originally Posted by hmai18
Dumped the semi-porky 440g Premium fork for a 320g Slice all-carbon model and cut the steerer to length. Forgot to use the proper OCP gear combo, so sue me:

Nobody will ever have to ask twice about what brand of bike I'm riding.
What size is that CAAD8? When did Cannondale start making compact geometry in the CAAD series?
Also, aren't the "Premium" forks all carbon as well?
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Old 07-05-07, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by BlastRadius
What size is that CAAD8? When did Cannondale start making compact geometry in the CAAD series?
Also, aren't the "Premium" forks all carbon as well?
It's a 50cm. All Cannondale frames have about 2cm of slope; mine looks a little more severe because it's such a small frame to begin with.

Premium forks are all carbon, but with alum. dropouts. Even so, holding the two forks in my hands, I can feel a pretty significant weight difference. The new fork also seems to feel smoother on the road.
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Old 07-06-07, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by hmai18
Dumped the semi-porky 440g Premium fork for a 320g Slice all-carbon model and cut the steerer to length. Forgot to use the proper OCP gear combo, so sue me:

Nobody will ever have to ask twice about what brand of bike I'm riding.

It looks as sensational as your old light blue one.
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Old 07-06-07, 08:54 AM
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'05 Specialized Roubaix Elite.
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okok




you like?
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Old 07-06-07, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by hmai18
...Nobody will ever have to ask twice about what brand of bike I'm riding.
It's a 'Handmadein' - I've seen many of those.
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2005 Fuji Team Pro Euro
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Old 07-06-07, 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Roadmunky



you like?

Hell yeah! Totally awesome!




The Colnagos are alright too, I guess.
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Old 07-06-07, 11:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Roadmunky



you like?
are they all italian thoroughbreds?
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Old 07-07-07, 12:01 AM
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I'll bet it's real easy to dial it up to 400W on that thing.

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Old 07-07-07, 10:19 AM
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Just picked up the Boreas Ignis from the LBS Aluminium and weight as pictured of 15lbs 1/2 oz
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became the proud owner of this Fuji Roubaix Pro last Friday! Love it, no complaints except the wheels, and I did replace the stock saddle with a Fizik Arione, before I even got in on the road

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Old 07-07-07, 04:34 PM
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Well, it started like this:


Then I got new pedals, new cages, went from a 17* to a 7* stem, took out some spacers, flipped it, and got a new saddle resulting in this:



It's my first serious road bike and after 5 months I'm very pleased with it. But I'll admit I'm itching to upgrade.....
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Old 07-08-07, 07:24 PM
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I just bought this this week.


Now, to defile it with Powergrips.
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Old 07-08-07, 08:52 PM
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Might want to consider going to a zero-offset post with your saddle jammed all the way forward like that.
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Old 07-08-07, 10:21 PM
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Not quite a road bike but...

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not quite done yet, but almost...

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Originally Posted by MIN
Not quite a road bike but...

Very nice ride!!
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Old 07-09-07, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by MIN
Not quite a road bike but...

Certainly not a mountain bike.... a thing of beauty. I've come close to buying a Pista a couple times but the lack of extra cash and having to explain to the co-CFO why I spent so much on "another" bike have kept me back.
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Litespeed Classic-the one bike I sold at wife's "request" and will regret for a long time
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Originally Posted by MIN
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just kidding.
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for the love of god STOP QUOTING PICTURES!!!!!!!
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