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What road bike do you have?

Old 09-25-07, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by ekimyel
aballas, those are two sweet looking bikes. That is the nicest cannondale paint job I've seen....
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Old 09-25-07, 06:54 PM
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Just brought her home this week...




Madone 5.0™
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Size 58cm (Sized down from my previously fit 60cm bike... this bike feels like a much better fit.)
Frame OCLV 120 Carbon
Fork Bontrager Race Lite, carbon
Bontrager Race Wheels
Tires Bontrager Race X Lite, 700x23c, folding
Shimano Ultegra STI, 10 speed
Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra
Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra
Crank Shimano Ultegra 53/39 Double
Cassette Shimano Ultegra, 12-25, 10 speed
Specilized Alias 143 saddle (replaced Bontrager)
Seat Post Bontrager Race X Lite Carbon
Handlebars Bontrager Race VR, 31.8mm
Stem Bontrager Race, 7 degree, 31.8mm
Pedals-Cheapie aluminum for now... They're light and they easy to use on the family rides.... I like them for now. I'm sure soon I'll get into the clipless soon (I need to a little more reading on what to look for).
Headset Cane Creek S-3 w/cartridge bearings, sealed
Brakeset Shimano Ultegra w/Shimano Ultegra STI Levers
Trek Incite 11i Computer
Cygolite 300 Dualcross (fantastic light)
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Keep an eye on the rear Bontrager Race wheel. Watch for non-drive side spokes coming loose when the road gets rough and cracks in the rim around the spoke nipples. Warranty will cover it if it happens.
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Old 09-25-07, 09:45 PM
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Here is my current ride.

1986 Trek 310 Elance

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Nice. But why no rear brake?
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Old 09-26-07, 12:24 AM
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It would drag and after adjusting a zillion times and having it be okay for a couple rides at a time; it was bugging me. Plus, I hardly ever found myself using it anyway. So I ditched it.
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Old 09-26-07, 08:49 AM
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Hmm, not sure why it didn't not post the pic, just the link. Ugh.

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Old 09-26-07, 09:00 AM
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Scott Addict R2
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Old 09-26-07, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Speedster22

Hmm, not sure why it didn't not post the pic, just the link. Ugh.
erase the v=0
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Old 09-26-07, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by wrxrider
I just learned how to post a picture. Not the best photo, but its below. '06 Giant OCR C2

Very Nice I have the same bike, I am now a serious Giant bike fan looking to buy another one.
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Old 09-26-07, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by LBTrek
It would drag and after adjusting a zillion times and having it be okay for a couple rides at a time; it was bugging me. Plus, I hardly ever found myself using it anyway. So I ditched it.
but why'd you put the front brake on the right side? doesn't that confuse you?
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Old 09-26-07, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by aballas
Finally took some OCP approved shots of my Cannondale...







and here's some shots of my new CX bike for good measure...





At the risk of sounding like a know-it-all, I believe your chains are too short, particularly on the Surly.
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Old 09-27-07, 12:27 AM
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eh, big ring - small cog... that's how it's going to look
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Old 09-27-07, 01:57 AM
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They're probably fine. That "run it outside the rear derailleur on big-big then add two links" business is a fine rule of thumb, but you usually end up with a longer chain than you need. If, running it through the derailleurs, you get no chatter in the rear in big-big, you're fine. What did the man buy a long-cage rear derailleur for if he ain't going to use that swing?
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Old 09-27-07, 04:59 AM
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dm-tm did we really need to see close-up shots of your tires?
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Originally Posted by Eyestrain
At the risk of sounding like a know-it-all, I believe your chains are too short, particularly on the Surly.
The chain does look too short. But he looks like a pro with the builds so surely he has measured for the big-big combo (else that dreaded chainring fold)
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Originally Posted by Eyestrain
At the risk of sounding like a know-it-all, I believe your chains are too short, particularly on the Surly.
the chain on the Surly is about two links short....I can't find my spare links at the moment though (just moved to a new house...)

The Cannondale is fine though...any more slack and it would be slapping the chainstay in the small ring..
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Old 09-27-07, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by jimmy P
dm-tm did we really need to see close-up shots of your tires?
Yes.
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Old 09-27-07, 01:53 PM
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Ninja, what frame is that? I can't find it on Fort's website.
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its an RO.AERO. I think it's an '03
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Sweet.
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Old 09-27-07, 10:41 PM
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Thank you!
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Old 09-28-07, 01:06 AM
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Ninja,

Nice bike. How're you finding the AC29s?
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