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What road bike do you have?

Old 05-22-08, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Brian_1
Wow. I trust it's not just us older riders who appreciate what you have there.
No you are wrong man (you must not get out a lot), im 18 and love it. I HATE ALL THE SNAZZY STUPID GEARED BIKES, but LOVE the single speed and fixed geared bikes (considering i own 4). Single speed/fixie is the way to go.
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swapped bar/stem, wheels, cassette and crankset from r3 to soloist; and upgraded these parts (ec70; dt swiss/240/aerolite spokes; fsa compact) on r3; much thx to mike and staff at excel sports
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My Roubaix







So far, I haven't ridden more than 30 miles, but I like the bike. The Zertz inserts make the bike look a bit like the legs from two storks have been grafted onto it. (I tried without success to post a photo a few days ago, but being a newbie here, I failed).

I should have said I haven't ridden more than 30 miles on a single ride.
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Old 05-22-08, 05:24 PM
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Lemond Versailles

This bike is half carbon and half steel. I have owned it since 2006 and ride it nearly everyday.

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The Orbea factory replaced this:


with this:




I a warranty.
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I a warranty.
Wa happened?
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Originally Posted by Red Rider
The Orbea factory replaced this:
I a warranty.
Wow, great deal, It's nice to see a company looking after it's customers like that...Shimano's good for that too, a few years back I had a defective/cracked sole Shimano shoe (mid level), my LBS sent them in for warranty, one week l8r I had some brand new DA Shoes.
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Old 05-22-08, 06:46 PM
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hell yeah

thats a good deal
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Old 05-22-08, 11:43 PM
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Wa happened?
I had a high-speed(40.4 mph) front wheel shimmy, while bombing downhill about mile 6-7 during the Berkeley Hills Road Race. Because I couldn't identify the problem they didn't ask me to do it again. Besides, 3 of my team mates had issues with their Orcas, so the LBS knew I wasn't new and a rank beginner.
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interesting, a lady in my club had her old Orca frame replaced as well since she had it checked out.

Here is my Orca updated with a white saddle and white bar tape.....
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Klein

I an stuck in my 9 speed ways.

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Old 05-23-08, 11:53 PM
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Is Klein still making frames now? I always wanted one, but never got around to it- they still look good though!
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Trek says they will re-introduce them for 2009. Lemond is no longer part of Trek & those recourses will go to making Klein a strong brand. Gary has absolutely nothing to do with Klein as far as i know. I think he spends his time in Nevada looking for UFO's & Elvis.
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Big round AL. tubes are a bit dated? It will be interesting to see how Trek repackages Klein to be marketable for todays carbon world.
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You don't think they'll just badge Lemond frames as Kleins?
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From what i have read Trek says it will not re-badge Lemonds as Kleins. It will be interesting to see how they market the new bikes. I wish there was a place for nice aluminum frames in todays market but sadly i think its a sinking ship....
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Well, the might not end up aluminum, but I guess Trek already has the carbon market all tied up.
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Here is my Orbea Volata. Please excuse the lack of a white garage door. I just purchased it yesterday for 799.00.

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As far as I know, Trek can't rebadge Lemonds as Kleins- Lemond broke off from trek, and I'd assume they would take all their stuff and IP with them.
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Originally Posted by embankmentlb
Big round AL. tubes are a bit dated? It will be interesting to see how Trek repackages Klein to be marketable for todays carbon world.
The new kleins are all CF. We got some 07's in that were buy backs from trek, and they're pretty light. They're not stiff though, and the paint has gone down hill.

I don't exactly know what the 09's will look like, but I wouldn't expect anything special.
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Originally Posted by PainkillerSPE
Here is my Orbea Volata. Please excuse the lack of a white garage door. I just purchased it yesterday for 799.00.

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That's a pretty bike. I've never seen a Volata. How does it ride?
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Hi, New here and new to road biking. Acquired my first road bike about 3 weeks ago, the Trek Madone 5.1 in the marginal quality photo below. I've put about 300 miles on it so far, every one of them a distinct pleasure. I hope to some day be a cyclist worthy of this cycle.


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Another Rocky Mountain....

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Originally Posted by brockbankslc
Another Rocky Mountain....

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+1 it's so nice to know that there are More Rocky Mountain owners out there. Represent!
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