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What road bike do you have?

Old 01-15-08, 01:21 PM
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This weekend bought a Trek 2.3 ... loving this bike!
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My new road bike

I just bought a 2007 Bianchi 1885 Veloce. Al frame w/ Carbon Seatstays. Carbon seatpost, stem and fork. Al wing shaped bars. Campy Veloce grouppo and Campy Khamsin wheelset. Look Keo Classic pedals. I was hoping to afford a carbon framed bike but in the end I prefered the Veloce Grouppo over the 105 and/or ultegra the other bikes were spec'd with. It replaces a 2003 Trek 1000 I sold last year.
It rides great but the rider needs to get back into shape <G>!

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Old 01-15-08, 06:40 PM
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^^ nice bike, love that celeste green. how long is that stem?
seems happy any way.
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Old 01-16-08, 03:20 AM
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^^
Swap the stem with the spacers and flip it?
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Just got my white GrabTheHudz campy brake hoods. I'll be subjecting them to rigorous testing in the weeks to come. Out of the package I could see that the moulding wasn't perfect, there were a few spots where a bit of plastic was jutting out of the seams, but I trimmed the extra bits with a pair of small scissors and everything looked okay after that.

They felt rather nice and comfy to the touch, much like the rubber Shimano hoods, but the texture was smoother. The white hoods couldnt conform perfectly to my Fizik bar tape like my stock campy hoods did. But since these are their first production batch, I could understand GrabTheHudz for the shortcomings.

I'll be posting up more close up pics and a detailed review (just like the one I did on the Brooks leather bar tape) when Im done with the testing. Till then, here are some early shots.

PS : Review of Rapha's Crochet Gloves coming up soon too. Happy reading







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Here's the collection

My Eddy merckx




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Old 01-17-08, 12:05 PM
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JB insists we keep them in the living room, his Felt chain got a bit rusty outside even covered

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What kind of lens did you use?
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Old 01-17-08, 08:28 PM
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It's getting there.


Hmm, the rear brake cable looks weird, but that's just cause it isn't actually routed anywhere yet.
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Old 01-18-08, 03:03 AM
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Originally Posted by pwyll99
I just bought a 2007 Bianchi 1885 Veloce. Al frame w/ Carbon Seatstays. Carbon seatpost, stem and fork. Al wing shaped bars. Campy Veloce grouppo and Campy Khamsin wheelset. Look Keo Classic pedals. I was hoping to afford a carbon framed bike but in the end I prefered the Veloce Grouppo over the 105 and/or ultegra the other bikes were spec'd with. It replaces a 2003 Trek 1000 I sold last year.
It rides great but the rider needs to get back into shape <G>!


Nice bike. How does it ride, especially climbing / sprinting?
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Old 01-18-08, 03:04 AM
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Originally Posted by catherine96821


JB insists we keep them in the living room, his Felt chain got a bit rusty outside even covered
What breed of dog is that?
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Originally Posted by catherine96821
[IMG].......................JB insists we keep them in the living room, his Felt chain got a bit rusty outside even covered
Next he'll insist on a framed photo of the bikes on the table with you and the dog.

edit. Your house looks like a De Rosa Tango
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Originally Posted by Little Rider
What kind of lens did you use?
Looks to be a fisheye to me.
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I've got a trek 5200 carbon bike.

I want to get some new wheels asap and need a little more comfortable seat



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Originally Posted by Alon@ModBargain
I've got a trek 5200 carbon bike.

......need a little more comfortable seat



Maybe you have tried this, but I think another check on your saddle angle could help. Check that your arse bones are in the right place in relation to your saddle, and maybe tilt the saddle nose up a tad. It may save you the cost of another saddle.
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Old 01-19-08, 10:23 AM
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Portland, or. usa - commuter-schwinn DBX-Love it
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Originally Posted by catherine96821


JB insists we keep them in the living room, his Felt chain got a bit rusty outside even covered
nice dog
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Old 01-19-08, 02:10 PM
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currently a 2004 iron horse triumph comp. About to do an ultegra build on the bottechia cf frameset in the next couple of months.
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my new carbon velovie 100

my all new carbon bike from ireland.Only one in the country

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Old 01-19-08, 08:18 PM
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After getting messed up on my last fitting, I went back today and get fitted with new bars, and luckily, I brought some extra stems. The stem is a 120mm Ritchey WCS mated to a new set of Deda Newton deep drops. I'm going to get a new Deda stem soon enough.
Anyways, I found out today that one of the reasons why my back ached on the bike was because I was so low, and my coach had the idea to "n00bify" the stem and de-flip it. I've still got lots of saddle-bar drop, and according to the Body Geometry fitting standards, my torso in the hoods should be at a 45º in comparison with level from the hips for proper breathing. I'm still too low, but comfortable. IIRC I'm at 43º.
I also got my steer tube cut. Those are my new S-Works shoes in orange, too.

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(sorry for the poor pic, it was taken after a long ride)
My bike:

A happy Blue Bianchi,
-Nirone alu-carbon frame
-Full Ultegra groupset
-Alien Carbon seatpost (they are nice)
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Originally Posted by Jackwigley
If anyone has any suggestions for a wheel upgrade please help!
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Old 01-20-08, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Jackwigley

(sorry for the poor pic, it was taken after a long ride)
My bike:

A happy Blue Bianchi,
-Nirone alu-carbon frame
-Full Ultegra groupset
-Alien Carbon seatpost (they are nice)

Sooo, you live somewhere on the equator, I take it...
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Old 01-21-08, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Jackwigley

(sorry for the poor pic, it was taken after a long ride)
My bike:

A happy Blue Bianchi,
-Nirone alu-carbon frame
-Full Ultegra groupset
-Alien Carbon seatpost (they are nice)
Why did you post that photo that way?
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Originally Posted by Jackwigley
(sorry for the poor pic, it was taken after a long ride)
Did you fall down afterwards, then decide to take a picture while prostrate?
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