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What road bike do you have?

Old 06-02-04, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by ParamountScapin
Just finished my Dean El Diente about 500 miles ago. Titanium is soooooo nice. Steel may be real, but titanium rules. FSA compact crankset, K-Force bar and RD-400 wheels, Record 10-speed group, Alpha Q Sub3 fork.
Yea man, try full carbon and then let me know!
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Old 06-02-04, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Newboy
Yea man, try full carbon and then let me know!
I have. Trek 5200. Nice, but not the same. Sort of like a Corvette. Am sure I could get used to, though. Did not like the aluminum I've tried (Specialized and C'dale). But titanium is in a world by itself. Only takes one long ride to understand. 'Tis sublime.
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Originally Posted by slopvehicle
1986-88 (?) Miyata Team. Splined steel frame, full Campy Record group.

Bought it at a pawn shop.
Sweet how much?
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Old 06-03-04, 12:45 AM
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Got this in mid April



I have been without a road bike since 1988 when I sold my last one while in college. Its good to be back.

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Originally Posted by jfmckenna
Sweet how much?
$300 cash
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Originally Posted by ParamountScapin
Just finished my Dean El Diente about 500 miles ago. Titanium is soooooo nice. Steel may be real, but titanium rules. FSA compact crankset, K-Force bar and RD-400 wheels, Record 10-speed group, Alpha Q Sub3 fork.
are those the FSA RD-400 wheels? or is there another company that makes wheels with those numbers? how do you like them? did you look at the RD-600s?
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Just got new wheels from Mike Garcia (https://www.oddsandendos.com/) DT Swiss rims laced to some of his speedcific hubs, weighing in at around 1480g.[/QUOTE]

Man, that Abici is beautiful, where are those bikes from?
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Old 06-03-04, 05:13 PM
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2003 Santa Cruz Roadster. Bars were unadjusted for the pic. The seat was backwards to try the position out.

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2003 Fuji Finest -- low-end bike (sora), but I like it. Upgraded de-rail to 105, wheels to Mavic Open Pro with Ultegra Hubs, Fly saddle, and Look pedals... was using SPDs, but with the long sweet climbs I've got here, the small pedals hurt too much.
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Originally Posted by ewitz
Congratulations.

You officially win the dumbest set up on this thread. I don't know what worse the aero bars on the hybrid, kickstand, mirror, pump on the top tube, fender/carrier. All you are missing are the basket on the front and the handlebar streamers.
Hey dont pay any attention to this guy, in general he's a real JACK ASS. Looks like your very fond of your bike. enjoy,,, :-)
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okay, I'm jelous. you really ought to put the non-ergo drops from the green one on the red one and put the ritcheys on the green one.

what kind of cranks are those on the green and white ones? they look...tubular...
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Originally Posted by Phatman
okay, I'm jelous. you really ought to put the non-ergo drops from the green one on the red one and put the ritcheys on the green one.

what kind of cranks are those on the green and white ones? they look...tubular...
Phat; Green? The one in the middle is polished Ti. Maybe looks green on your monitor 'cause of the lawn.
The cranks on both Serottas are Tune, from Germany. The arms are round, solid aluminum, but pretty dang light.

The Ritcheys are on the Kirk, my long-distance bike. I really like the WCS bars, they have so many hand positions and are very comfortable.
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Originally Posted by Davet
My stable. All Dave Kirk built, designed, or engineered bikes: Serotta Hors Categorie, Serotta Legend Ti ST and Kirk Terraplane
Nice bikes, all three! You lucky, lucky, lucky man!
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Old 06-08-04, 04:08 AM
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Just got this 2nd bike about a month ago...got this frame instead of the new ones this year cause it's team ONCE. Built this with full Dura-Ace 2004, Tacx Tao water bottle cages, Mavic Open pro wheels with Pro Race tires, Look seatpost and Selle Italia SLR carbonio, the stem is proflie design cause i'm short on budget and the handle bar is 3ttt i belive. I love how this rides better than the P3 I got in the beginning of the year, this bike would be used for me to do some base training or even some local races (if I know how to join, the racing pograms in HK aren't that popular) before using the P3 for triathlons.
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Old 06-08-04, 04:13 AM
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For those who have seen my P3 before, this is the updated version of it... I took away the xlab saddlewing cause it's too heavy and not that useful afterall, changed the bars to the profile carbon-x (hopefully I can upgrade to a vision tech this summer, the new ones look cool), got a new saddle, it's selle san marco aspide triathlon gel, the rest stays the same... full ultegra except for the cervelo brakes.
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Old 06-08-04, 08:36 AM
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My newest ride....only things I've added are a Selle Italia saddle and Shimano pedals....
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I just got rid of my steel frame for a Scattante XRL and have swapped a few components here and there. Here is my new bike as of this weekend including my list of components.

All 105 shifting
Ultegra Brakes-Kool Stop (Black Compound)
Open Pro Wheels with Ultegra Hubs
Selle Italia Flite Gel-Flow Saddle
Ritchey Comp. Bars, Stem and Seatpost
Cateye Mity 8
Michelin Pro Race 700X23
Ultegra Pedals
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Old 06-08-04, 10:25 AM
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Great looking bike. The yellow w/ black looks awesome. Is the XRL carbon? Tell me about how it rides.
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Originally Posted by Boomer
Great looking bike. The yellow w/ black looks awesome. Is the XRL carbon? Tell me about how it rides.
I love this bike compared to my other two Steel bikes that I have had. I dropped 3lbs. by switching out the frames. The ride is a little harsher but it doesn't bother me. I can't really give a comparison as I have never really ridden any Big Name bike or a another road bike other than the other two I had. The XRL is aluminum with a carbon fiber fork and integrated headset. I did however have two LBS's act a little negative about the headset that came with it. It's a Cane Creek, however they didn't seem to like the way it was suppose to assemble.
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Originally Posted by stephen283
For those who have seen my P3 before, this is the updated version of it... I took away the xlab saddlewing cause it's too heavy and not that useful afterall, changed the bars to the profile carbon-x (hopefully I can upgrade to a vision tech this summer, the new ones look cool), got a new saddle, it's selle san marco aspide triathlon gel, the rest stays the same... full ultegra except for the cervelo brakes.

How do you like your Cervelo? I'm thinking of a Cervelo SuperProdigy. Do you know anything about that bike?
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Originally Posted by WAR85
How do you like your Cervelo? I'm thinking of a Cervelo SuperProdigy. Do you know anything about that bike?
Yes I do like Cervelo bikes... espically their 2.5...that'll be my next goal, Overall I think that they make great bikes and althought i don't know much about the superprodigy, I'm sure u'll be happy getting it.
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Originally Posted by stephen283
Yes I do like Cervelo bikes... espically their 2.5...that'll be my next goal, Overall I think that they make great bikes and althought i don't know much about the superprodigy, I'm sure u'll be happy getting it.

What is the difference between a Triathlon bike and a Road bike?
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Originally Posted by WAR85
What is the difference between a Triathlon bike and a Road bike?
They have different geometry which focuses on different muscle groups to use while biking. A road bike would have a drop bar whereas a triathlon bike would have aerobars to be more aerodynamic.
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Just purchased today. My first road bike: a brand new 2002 Bianchi Veloce.

Oh I can't wait to take it out.
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