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What road bike do you have?

Old 03-04-08, 08:40 AM
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I don't even know what flip it means and thats the frame that my LBS fit me on and on my first rides it feels very good, even though the seat looks like an elevator.
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Originally Posted by Bifnasty
Here is my bike. An 08 Lemond Tourmalet. Love riding it. First time in road bikes. I have really enjoyed the first few rides. BTW the white bar tape looks good for ohhhh about six minutes.

Woo HOOOOO!!! Another Tourmalet rider. I ride an '04.
Congrats!!!

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This is my brand new 2007 Scott CR1 team. My first road bike in over 20 years!
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2006 Felt F75. Last road bike before that was a 1981 Fuji Del Rey, which is still ready to go in the basement...


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2007 Tirreno Razza 2000. First time to own a carbon bike. Rides very well.
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Originally Posted by Bifnasty
I don't even know what flip it means and thats the frame that my LBS fit me on and on my first rides it feels very good, even though the seat looks like an elevator.
They mean to disconnect the stem (it's the bracket which connects the steering column to the handlebars), and roll it over. The stem on your bike is angled and in its default angle it raises your handlebars. Many bikes do this to appeal to riders looking for a more upright position which you might want if you weren't into racing, were older, were into touring or commuting.

For racing you want the handlebars very low so you can have a flat back with your hands in the drops. If you flip the stem over it'll move the handlebars a LOT lower.

Judging by your seat height that might be waaay too low. But, if you already have the right wrench sizes it would be a fun afternoon trying it to see if you like it. Or you could just enjoy your new bike and ignore people on the internet .
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Originally Posted by crhilton
...Or you could just enjoy your new bike and ignore people on the internet .
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Old 03-05-08, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Tuckerboy


This is my brand new 2007 Scott CR1 team. My first road bike in over 20 years!
Looks great, I know it's your first road bike in years but the clue as to where to ride it is in the name... road bike

Have fun..
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my first road bike
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Old 03-05-08, 12:32 PM
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I considered one of those F75's also. It was very light and fast, but I decided to go carbon for the comfort factor.
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Old 03-05-08, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by AlexTaylor
Looks great, I know it's your first road bike in years but the clue as to where to ride it is in the name... road bike

Have fun..
I was waiting for that one! It's actaully just a couple feet off the MUP.

Cheers!
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[Insert "long painful story ending with having to return the R3-SL frame I had a few pages ago, and ending up on a Lynskey houseblend R320 (large-57cm TT)" here]

17.2lbs... rides as well if not better than my R3. The folks at Lynskey were really great to deal with.

See link in sig for pic/build list

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Old 03-05-08, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by grahny
[Insert "long painful story ending with having to return the R3-SL frame I had a few pages ago, and ending up on a Lynskey houseblend R320 (large-57cm TT)" here]

16.5lbs... rides as well if not better than my R3. The folks at Lynskey were really great to deal with.
Looks great Grahny! I like this one a lot more!
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^^looks great, whats the story witht he R3 though?
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That's a stunner!
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Old 03-05-08, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by grahny
16.5lbs... rides as well if not better than my R3. The folks at Lynskey were really great to deal with.
What bars are you running?
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Old 03-05-08, 05:58 PM
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Thanks x4

Story is kinda personal involving medical expenses vs. having to ditch new frame (literally had it for a week I think) vs. forgetting about hefty work bonus vs. frame not being available and no other good SL deal vs. Ti change of mind and better geometry for long legged/shorter torso grahny

Lynskey was kind enough to lower the price on the frame since I already had a fork.

Bars are nitto noodles (I threw a build list up there).
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Old 03-05-08, 06:24 PM
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Definitely a sweet setup man. Looks sooooo clean.
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Originally Posted by kc4ixi
Picked it up a couple of weeks ago from the LBS and I absolutely love it! Yeah I know the dork disc has to go, but I haven't taken the time to remove it yet.

By dork disc, do you mean the plastic gear disc shield thing??
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Old 03-05-08, 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by emptgrave
By dork disc, do you mean the plastic gear disc shield thing??
that would be it. yes, sir.
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Isn't this considered Bike porn??? Okay..I ride a Giant...but rode a Cervelo a few weeks ago with Red Sram...it was THE BEST....re-thinking my bike..hmmm...time for a new one?
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Old 03-06-08, 06:11 AM
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Old 03-06-08, 11:36 AM
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here are some of my bikes! - you can see my Trek Madone - ugly & **** compared to khuon bike up there!

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Old 03-06-08, 11:42 AM
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sorry

that was my giant - heres the madone!


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Old 03-07-08, 12:16 AM
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Finally get to add mine to the list...

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