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What road bike do you have?

Old 07-12-07, 04:36 PM
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Erotero, how comfy is that carbon fiber seat?
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Roubaix RC

Not enough to match some of the lovely bikes in here. But it's good enough for me.
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Originally Posted by 7rider
Erotero, how comfy is that carbon fiber seat?
Once you get the seat tube height fitted correctly and assuming the saddle fits you sitting bones it is super comfy. I was sceptical before I bought it, but the price was too good ($109.99 @ PerformanceBike.com I think they still ahve some left) and once I tried it I don't want anything else. Plus is only 95 grams.

Originally Posted by tombailey
Not enough to match some of the lovely bikes in here. But it's good enough for me.
I know, I know... This is just to get me started once again after 10 yrs away from riding. I'm already saving for a new frameset and groupo for next year. Maybe a Bianchi 928 Carbon SL, or an Orbea Opal, or a Cervélo Soloist Carbon mated with Campy Chorus or Record... We'll see...
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ampeg 4x10?
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Old 07-13-07, 02:20 PM
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ohh yeah... svt410-hlf with a svt 450 sitting on top.
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Old 07-13-07, 08:13 PM
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First time wrapping tape. Undid and redid about 12 times before I taped it off.

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Old 07-13-07, 08:51 PM
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Sweet Blue

That blue is one awesome looking bike!
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Originally Posted by 7rider
Erotero, how comfy is that carbon fiber seat?
I guess the only thing left is carbon fiber tires!

Next, the Surgeon General will list CF as a carcinogen......
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Old 07-14-07, 06:42 PM
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My "frame of reference":
"California" Masi Team 3V (Reynolds 753OS main triangle).
- '80's vintage/high mileage Campy Super Record frt/rear derailleurs, brakes, hubs, cranks, pedals.
- Campy Record chainrings, seatpost, levers, clips n' straps.
- Cinelli bar, 1XA stem.
- Mavic sealed BB
- Mavic Open Pro SUP 34 spoke rims, Schwalbe Stelvio tires.
- Selle Italia TurboMatic saddle.
- Yes, I still ride Addidas Merckx shoes.


Soon to audition a Cervelo Soloist Carbon

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Here's my new roadie... a close-out 2006 OCR2 Limited. I got it for $1500, then swapped out a bunch of the components. The bike weighs 19.5 pounds, and is a *total* blast to ride.
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Old 07-14-07, 06:57 PM
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Old 07-15-07, 10:28 AM
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Nashbar Aluc frame
My first build!


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Good job on the build!
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How does she ride? I was thinking of building one up myself. On sale too!
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Originally Posted by Stray Cat
How does she ride?
I haven’t been riding for more than a year, so I don’t know how valued my opinion would be. My "other bike is a bike" steel Schwinn World Sport (early 90's) Picture with Mavic Open Pro's. This is my only comparison. I ride to work 3-4x a week 20 miles each way.

Ride is harsher than my World Sport; I can feel the road more in my hands when I ride the Aluc. I did a panic swerve to avoid a pot hole and was surprised how responsive the bike was. Not much flex other than the wheels on hard turning. Straight line ride feels stiff. When I stand up on this bike every pedal I put down surges me forward and I love it.

I take the Aluc when I am feeling discouraged about the 20mile commute. It is a total different feel than my Schwinn. The World Sport is my old pair of tennis shoes; the Aluc is my shiny leather dress shoe.

More info on the Nashbar Aluc build:
Profile Design Silencer SL Carbon Road Fork
Ultegra crank
Dura Ace Brakes (used -new front pads)
10 Speed Dura Ace Rear Derailleur
Shimano WH-540 Wheels (used)
Bar end shifters
B17 Narrow saddle

Other Notes:
Did not calculate reach correctly and need a new stem.
Bars are 31.8mm oversize clamp + extra wide. Way to wide for me.

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marrowman, nice looking ride. Love the frame with no decals on it...
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Old 07-15-07, 09:22 PM
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Just finished building...


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That is a beautiful bike! Wow!
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Old 07-16-07, 09:14 AM
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OctaneTom's Blue

So thats the Blue huh Tom? Beautiful!
The Bianchi is doing very well. I changed out the wheels to my Neuvations and a new 9 cassette and sram chain. 90 MM stem for a better fitting cockpit for my size. I put a Brooks B17 on it as well. Just have to break it in now. Wonderful ride. Great to meet you and thanks again on the Eros sell.
Best to you and your new bike!

Here is the Bianchi:

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Old 07-16-07, 09:48 AM
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My Road Bikes

Here are my babies:

04' Bianchi Eros:


35 yr old Holdsworth Silver Record:


And my 30 Yr old Miyata. Way too tall for me but with the seat post lowered she rides sweet:


Thats a 3-speed w/coaster brake I laced to the rear 27 inch "gentleman" rim. High Flange campy in front on another gentleman. Great neighborhood bike.

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Old 07-16-07, 11:23 AM
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My main ride is a 21# 1989 Klein Quantum with all Campy Chorus, except Look pedals and sealed bearing hubs. I'm considering swapping the seat with a Brooks Pro, but haven't committed to that yet. Fortunately, since I haven't ridden any new bikes, I don't know what I'm missing, i.e., ignorance is truly bliss! On retro days, I'll take the 1978 Chicago Schwinn Paramount out for a spin.

The only drawback about my older bikes, other than the lack of brake/shifters is having to explain what those thingies on my downtube are...

The Klein sees 50+ miles / week and the Paramount about 20 / month.



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Mine is a Pinarello Angliru 2007; I love it.

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Serotta Colorado, 62cm, circa 1992. I picked it up last summer from a chap who raced it in college. Thank you, Craigslist NYC!

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The stem kinda ruins it. A quill would look better.
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Originally Posted by shakeNbake
The stem kinda ruins it. A quill would look better.
Yes, a tragedy. And in an effort to salvage the ruin I did, in fact, replace it with a quill. But can I conquer ruin and death?

Death be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not so,
For, those, whom thou think'st, thou dost overthrow,
Die not, poore death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
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