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Old 07-02-03, 06:01 AM
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Originally posted by RickO
Actually it does have a sloping top tube. It's a 48cm and with a frame that small to get something close to the right standover they have to slope the top tube when you stick with 700c wheels.
All CAAD 7's that are 54cm and under have a slightly sloping top tube. If you look at pics of Simoni's or Astrola's bikes you will notice it.
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Old 07-02-03, 06:39 AM
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haven't seen a norco here yet, but I only had a brief skim read so forgive me if I missed it.
This is my first serious road bike with norco alum. frame with carbon front forks. Has 105 gearing set, had it 8 months
see www.blue-brontosaurus.tk for a pic, go to the bfb screen.
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Old 07-02-03, 05:11 PM
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2002 Cervelo Prodigy. Campy Centaur group with Ksyrium SL Wheels.


2003 Bianchi Pista Track Bike. Bone Stock.


2003 K2 Enemy. XTR/Dura Ace Mix with Chris King Hubs and Headset, Avid disc brakes.


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Old 07-02-03, 05:47 PM
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Here is my custom C-dale CAAD5

Campy Centaur 10 speed group
Campy Proton Wheels - Hutchinson Carbon Comp tires
Shimano PD-R600 pedals - not in photo
Selle Italia Flite Gel Flow saddle - killer!!(get one)
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Old 07-03-03, 12:21 PM
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MAINFRAME Reynolds 853 pro double butted steel alloy
FORK Profile AC Carbon 1'/8" threadless
HEADSET Chris King
BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano Ultegra
CRANK Shimano Dura-Ace | Double 53/59
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Dura Ace
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Dura Ace
SHIFT/BRAKE LEVERS Shimano Dura Ace
CASSETTE Shimano Dura-Ace | 9-speed | 12-23
CHAIN Shimano Dura-Ace
WHEEL SYSTEM Bontrager Race X-Lite
TIRES Michelin Axial Pro
BRAKES Shimano Dura-Ace
HANDLEBAR TTT Zepp XL
STEM TTT Zepp XL
SADDLE Selle San Marco Era | Ti Leather
SEATPOST Thomson Elite Setback
PEDALS Speedplay X-2 Stainless Steel Spindle

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Old 07-04-03, 09:32 AM
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Originally posted by RickO
I got my new road bike today! Wooohooo!

10 speed Record. Weighed in at 16 lbs. 7 oz. as pictured.

Took just over 9 weeks to get here.

My God I am in LOVE!!!! That is the COOLEST looking color scheme I've seen yet. I am looking at my next bike (Now I have to figure out how to hide it from my wife..."Honey, I thought you had a RED bike"? " No it's alway's been yellow...are you ok?")

Though I could do this color scheme in a Project One....but, I need the compact frame like you do......

-Wynn

"Hmmmm, I know there's a Visa card somewhere around here I haven't used yet...where is it???"
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Old 07-04-03, 12:28 PM
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late 70's/early 80's DARK purple pinarello frame columbus tubing
full black 105 with the exception of FSA 'cross cranks with 48T/38T chainrings. running old mavic bullhorns with the STis. it feels like i'm driving a spaceship with everything right there, although both the frame and i would prefer to use downtube shifters.

this is my first experiment with a road bike all my other bikes are trackies.



edit: oh yeah, the front wheel isn't the normal 105 wheel beacuse my friend was still building it when i took the picture. and actually, right now the bike is upside-down and wheel-less due to some "technical difficulties." all i want to do is ride the damn thing, even though i hate gears and coasting feels weird.
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Old 07-06-03, 09:52 AM
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This is my new bike, I've been on a Giant Cypress comfort bike to now. I've got the Allez Vita last Saturday and rode farther and faster than ever before on my first real ride with it. Gotta love it!
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Old 07-07-03, 12:32 AM
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Here's my earlier post....

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Litespeed Vortex - full Dura-Ace except for Campy Eurus wheels.

And a pic ...Yeay!
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Old 07-07-03, 12:49 AM
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Nice bike. Better watch out though... all the Campy Purists are going to come down on you for mixing Campy wheelsets with Shimano drivetrain.

BTW, that seems to be quite a steep down-pitch on that saddle... or is it an optical illusion?
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I know some people aren't going to like it, but hey! they were the best wheels for the $!! <shrug> And personally, I think it's cool to be able to mix Dura-Ace and Record (but what do i know). Also, it's a sign of the times; Campagnolo wouldn't make Shimano compatible freehubs if they didn't feel they needed a larger share of the wheelset market.

You're observant! Yea, the seat is pitched down a few degrees. I've found it to resolve a health issue for me and it's more comfortable so.... Here again I'm being unconventional.

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Originally posted by Bikesick

You're observant! Yea, the seat is pitched down a few degrees. I've found it to resolve a health issue for me and it's more comfortable so.... Here again I'm being unconventional.
Absolutely nothing wrong with either of the things you did in my eyes.... but then it's not like you even needed approval anyways. However, now you've got me curious... what health conditions require that type of seat position? If you don't mind me asking.
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Absolutely nothing wrong with either of the things you did in my eyes.... but then it's not like you even needed approval anyways. However, now you've got me curious... what health conditions require that type of seat position? If you don't mind me asking.

i do it to help out with numbnuts syndrome
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i do it to help out with numbnuts syndrome
Ahh... do you find that position puts a lot more weight onto your arms/hands? It seems like it would. I suppose building up a little more upper body strength would compensate for that wouldn't it?
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Originally posted by khuon
Absolutely nothing wrong with either of the things you did in my eyes.... but then it's not like you even needed approval anyways. However, now you've got me curious... what health conditions require that type of seat position? If you don't mind me asking.
Actually, i was having swelling of my prostrate and subsequent bleeding if you can believe that. I understand that some men quit riding because of it. .....oh yea, and it helps you to avoid the numb sack deal too.
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Originally posted by khuon
Ahh... do you find that position puts a lot more weight onto your arms/hands? It seems like it would. I suppose building up a little more upper body strength would compensate for that wouldn't it?
It can tend to make you slide forward if the angle is too steep, and that can load up your arms a bit, and that's not comfortable either. So a little experimentation with the angle is all that's needed to get it setup. Just a few degrees can make a huge difference.
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Here's my new ride. I just picked it up yesterday. It's a Fuji Marseille with 853 frame, Ultegra components (Ritchey crank). I added a Cateye Astrale computer and I'll probably remove the reflectors. They're blinding me! I also have my first clipless pedals, but for right now I have Winwood clips on the pedals until I'm fully comfortable with the bike. Then I'll learn to ride clipless--hopefully with a minimal amount of pain!

This is my first road bike since I rode a Schwinn 10-speed as a kid. I'm pretty psyched for it!
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Old 07-08-03, 01:04 AM
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Posted before but here again


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Old 07-09-03, 08:24 AM
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I have an old cannondale 1987 model, still in good shape. I like the fuji Marselle, very nice bike, may have to give it a test ride, if I can find one in my size.
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Old 07-09-03, 02:30 PM
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What size are you Costanza? I had a hard time finding a 61cm frame. The Fuji warehouse had some and I had to have Performance order one. I rode the 61cm Roubaix and it fit nicely. The geometry is pretty much the same.
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Old 07-12-03, 09:29 PM
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I have a 2002 K2 Mod 4, been very happy with it. Full Ultegra components, Speedplay X2... Been very pleased...
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Just bought my first road bike about 3 to 4 weeks ago. A Bianchi Eros -- I love it.
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