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What road bike do you have?

Old 05-15-08, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by cuteo100

Frame: LightSpeed Ultimate Ti 1438g
Handlebar: Kestrel EMS Pro 40cm/31.8 230g
Stem: Ritchey WCS 4-Axis120g
Headset: Cane Creek S2 1” 108g
Computer: CatEye Strada Wireless 100g
Fork: Alpha CS-20 1”/44mm-rake 425g
Wheelset: Rolf Prima Apex 630g/980g
Tires: Continenal Grand Prix 4000S 700x23c 210g x 2
Saddle: Selle Italia Flight 200g
Post: LiteSpeed Titanium 27.2mm 215g
Group: SRAM FORCE 172.5mm, 53/39t, 11-26 2114g
Paddle: Look KEO Sprint 260g
Bottle Cages: Specialized E-Cage 38g x 2

Total Weight = 7316g (16.13lb)
Would like to loose another pound!
A lighter fork, and a much lighter wheelset should do the trick. If you switch to tubulars, we won't even have to point out that tubes have weight too.
P.S. adding up the claimed weights of components doesn't actually equal the weight of your bike.
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2007 MASI Nuova Strada




2007 MASI Nuova Strada

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Old 05-16-08, 01:07 AM
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The Fuso is done. Amazing bike to ride. The Pedal Force RS is light and carbon and all that but there really is no comparison in the ride quality. I would best describe it as the Pedal Force feels hollow on the road vs. this bike is solid. Informal weight is in the 19.5 lb but the bike simply feels lighter on the road and up the hills. I promise to find a nice white garage but for now in front of my closet will do.



Fuso 53cm FR1 circa 1991
Deda 215 42cm anatomic bars
Nitto Dynamic 9cm stem
WCS 27.2x300 alloy post
Chorus brifters, cranks (50/36) cassette (11-25) derailleurs, chain
Mavic brakes. These guys are skitzo stopping power compared to anything I've used before.
Team Toupe saddle
Continental Ultra Race 700x23
Excel sports Swiss Threat wheelset. Hubs are darn quiet compared to Mavic
Bike Ribbon vinyl tape
Keo Carbon. Campy says you're not supposed to use Keo pedals on their cranks since they save weight by having a shorter thread on the spindle.
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Upgraded my stem, handle bar and seat post. Changed the color of my tape. I have to re-do it because I
didn't finished it properly.

I will be replacing my wheel set pretty soon.
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Old 05-16-08, 10:18 AM
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hello gentleman this here be my noble steed
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Old 05-16-08, 10:38 AM
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Previously posted on C&V and SSFG forums but what the heck...







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How can that possibly be comfortable to ride?
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Old 05-16-08, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by steaktaco
IMHO, the electric tape has to go. Gives me the impression that you're self-conscious about the brand; even though it is probably a decent-riding frame.
Or just peel it back enough to reveal an irreverent "SCAT".
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Old 05-16-08, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by ekimyel
How can that possibly be comfortable to ride?

Did about 30 miles on it the weekend after I got it and she did just fine. That's at least 10 miles more then I had ever planned on going on her in one run.
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Originally Posted by steppinthefunk
Did about 30 miles on it the weekend after I got it and she did just fine. That's at least 10 miles more then I had ever planned on going on her in one run.
That's cool. It is a cool looking bike!
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Old 05-16-08, 03:15 PM
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--how do you like the continental ultrasports on your fuji? Most reviews arent so kind. Just bought a bike with those as stock tires. Interested in some feedback. Thanks
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Old 05-16-08, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by ekimyel
How can that possibly be comfortable to ride?
the geos on that, and the bar to saddle distance looks perfect.

that bike looks really really nice actually
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Old 05-16-08, 06:42 PM
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My newest ride...

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^^^Holy stem spacers, Batman!

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(Otherwise- Nice bike!)
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Originally Posted by sjmayclin
^^^Holy stem spacers, Batman!

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(Otherwise- Nice bike!)
LOL,...yeah, yeah, yeah, I'm just getting back into riding after a few, or rather...7 years...the spacers will disappear as I get back in shape (read: fat gut) and gain more flexibility
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Haha! Sounds like a plan. It seriously is a nice bike though! I don't know much about Rocky Mtn, but it sure is a looker!

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Old 05-17-08, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by steppinthefunk
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Wow. I trust it's not just us older riders who appreciate what you have there.
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Old 05-17-08, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by steppinthefunk
Aside from the eye sore of a saddle, that is one gorgeous machine. Love it, even despite the saddle
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come on, what other saddle would look right on that bike?
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Old 05-17-08, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by tarckbear
come on, what other saddle would look right on that bike?
No kidding -- that Brooks is perfect for it.

I agree, too, that it's a really, really nice-looking bike. A little race, a little utility with the front rack, and a lot of character.
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Updated pic. Replaced the Arione I've been riding for 2.5yrs due to comfort issues the past several hundred miles. Demo'd a Toupe from the LBS and it took one ride to know it was perfect, so after today's ride I stopped by and got one.

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Originally Posted by grahny
Updated pic. Replaced the Arione I've been riding for 2.5yrs due to comfort issues the past several hundred miles. Demo'd a Toupe from the LBS and it took one ride to know it was perfect, so after today's ride I stopped by and got one.

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