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What road bike do you have?

Old 04-22-08, 09:06 PM
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This is my first Road Bike. It will be my project for now because i am on a really low budget. College Student haha. It has Shimano Ultegra parts for the most part. I plan on gettting a new stem, new wheels and tires, and asap a new white specialized saddle.

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Old 04-22-08, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by flameburns623
Here's my bike:

I have one of those in my dads basement. It was my moms bike. It's the girls model obviously. I need to get pictures of it.
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dig the standover height for that bike with the kid standing next to it.
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Wow, read the descriptions. Talk about cliché and lame. I can visualize guys in plaid suits dreaming those descriptions up. Wow.
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newly painted, used to look like this.

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Wow, a K-Mart 10-speed in a girly powder blue (even in the '70s not the greatest color for a boy). Memories of mine came flooding back. '78 would've put me at 10 or 11.

Oh, the fear of managing gears and brakes with my hands for the first time. Even with small hands those extension levers could be pulled right up to the bars with only the slightest sensation of slowing from the brakes.

Straining with the rubbery shift levers (especially on hot summer days) to move the chain in that MASSive drivetrain.

Desperately trying to get my tippy-toes to the ground when coming to a stop.

The ad actually mentions "lightweight" - HA, that thing weighed at least twice what my current road bike weighs.

That boy's nice pair of slacks wont last long - that bike ate pants for breakfast.

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Old 04-23-08, 11:15 AM
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i've bee reading the forum for a while, this is my first time posting, this is my bike


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Old 04-23-08, 11:31 AM
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let's see if I can get it right this time i hope it works






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Old 04-23-08, 04:58 PM
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^^^Is that an alu frame?
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^^^ Black and white is puurrrty
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it's a carbon fiber frame
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Old 04-24-08, 06:37 AM
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jealoussss!
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Oh, come on,

Enough with the carbon and Dura Ace, more '78 K-mart!

So what's with the color coordination on the kid's outfit (and the CHiPs hairstyle)?
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Old 04-25-08, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by SkyeC


Just picked this up yesterday from a really cool ex-crit racer... bike was hanging up in his garage for over a decade until then.

Yeah, yeah... Granny gear picture. I was going up a hill.
Hi,

That's my favorite steel frame of all time! Unfortunately mine is in my garage with a cracked downtube.

Enjoy yours.
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Bought a Giant TCR A1 Frame/Fork and Mavic Ksyrium SL SSC on eBay and bought all my parts over from my 2005 Scattante.



Frame 2008 Giant TCR A1 Carbon/Aluminum 52 cm
Fork 2008 Giant TCR A1 Carbon
Headset 2008 Default Giant (TH brand)
Stem Bontrager Race 17 degree 90 mm unflipped
Spacers Carbon SuperGo House Brand (replaced Alu that came with Giant headset)
Handlebars Bontrager VR FIT Women's 40mm compact
Bar Tape SuperGo House Brand
Shifters Ultegra 2005 10 speed
Shifter/Brake Cables Shimano SIS/Shimano
Brakes Ultegra 2005
Bottom Bracket Ultegra 2005
Crank 2008 Ultegra 50/34 Compact (Really. From PBK)
Chain Ultegra - 2 links removed for compact conversion
FD Ultegra (not-compact specific)
RD Ultegra 2005 10 speed
Wheels 2006 Mavic Ksyrium SL SSC
Tires Hutchinson Top Speed 700c x 23
Tubes House Brand
Bottle Holders Performance Forte Carbon
Seatpost Clamp Giant default
Seatpost SuperGo House Brand
Seat Bontrager Race Ti Rails
Pedals Shimano 540 SPD
Cassette Ultegra 2005 10 Speed 12-25
Skewers Mavic

17.8 lbs on the LBS scale

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Old 04-26-08, 09:33 PM
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Fiancee wanted to try biking. So we ordered her a Trek 1.2 WSD. I picked it up yesterday without her and modified it a bit.

5 mins after I got home with it:


Put some cages and open pro/dura ace wheels I had laying around:


I decided to tear down my bike and do spring maint on it. Re-cabled it, took everything apart to clean, and re-greased everything. Since last posting it I put on deep V/DA wheels, thomson stem/post, toupe saddle, and just put on a new chain. The rest of bike is 9 speed DA. I forgot to put the seat bag on for the pic. Here it is.

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Old 04-27-08, 05:09 PM
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well, I don't have a white garage door, so I hope a white garage wall will suffice. This is my 2003 Allez sport. Through the last few years I've replace pretty much everything but the frame, fork and stem. As it is now...

Allez Frame, Fork and Stem
Ultegra SL Shifters, Front and Rear Derailleurs, and Cassette
Ultegra Brakes
FSA Carbon Cranks and MegaExo BB
Easton EA70 wheels
Arione Saddle
LOOK KEO Sprint pedals
cheap carbon post off ebay

not the flashiest bike in the world, but she gets me from here to there.

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This is my Cadillac CTS Road bike
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Old 04-27-08, 08:46 PM
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I posted this in another thread earlier, but this is where it belongs.




Frame: circa 2000 Corima Puma
Fork: Columbus Carve
Wheels: Reynolds Attack clincher or Reynolds Stratus DV tubular (depending on mood)
Crankset: Campy Record CT
Derailleurs and Shifters: Campy Record
Headset: Campy Record
Bars: USE Atom
Stem: Rotor S1
Seatpost: Corima Ellipse
Seat: Fizik Aliante
Brakes: Mavic SSC (Record brakes turned out to be the only ones I had with the correct clearance on the front one for my track frame, so the front Record lives there now) The Mavic brakes feel the same as the Records anyway.
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Specialized S-Works

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Old 04-27-08, 10:56 PM
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That Corima is outta this world.

I got another fixed gear bike. Here's the photo from today. After weeks of rain in Stumptown, Mother Nature blesses me with California weather. It's sporting the Brooks Imperial Narrow prototype saddle.

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Some minor updates on my first road bike.

- Shimano Wireless computer is added.
- Fork steerer is cut off.
- Bottle cage and bottle.

I am still saving money to replace the seat post and stem.

So far, I've got around 350kms on 3 rides registered on my bike.

Edit:

And yes, the chain location is correct. I am maintaining 30kph on a 50 front and 14 rear for training.

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Old 04-28-08, 05:08 PM
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Here is mine...




Re-sized pic. Sorry folks!

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^^Nice bike but massive picture
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