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What road bike do you have?

Old 06-28-08, 12:04 AM
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Originally Posted by CALE262
MARINONI LEGGERO w/ DA 7700
Cale, where'd you get those crazy cages? I'd love to pick up a pair.
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Old 06-28-08, 06:18 AM
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Originally Posted by ninjaman
Cale, where'd you get those crazy cages? I'd love to pick up a pair.
Specialized "Rib Cage", I buy them from my LBS, $10 or so...I've tried lots of fancier cages (read:CF) but I keep coming back to these, light, tight and no RATTLING

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Old 06-28-08, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by lopassfilter
My 1994 Merlin with original 8-speed DA gruppo

That's a serious piece of resistance. God how I love DA 7400... (except the brifters, bar-ends or DT shifters for me!).

Suggestions:

1. Polish crankset, or at least clean her up.

2. Get the dust covers for the crankset, dramatically changes the look IMHO. Shimano also managed to sneak more "Dura-Ace" print onto them, and that can't be a bad thing.

3. Get the DA 7410 seatpost and the limited edition DA stem (made by Nitto). If you're going to have a Ti frame you might as well go all the way with the components.

4. completely black wheels (spokes/hubs), as well as tires. You have all black rims, so you're 1/3 there.

5. Get a Titanium straight, bladed fork. Make sure the the maximum blade width from the side is the same width as the headtube and taper down from there. None of that Aero nonsense. And yes, it must be Titanium.

6. New saddle with less words covering the goddamn thing; unless you're really attached to it via sentiment, a weird sense of style or it fits you REALLY well. I recommend Fizik Aliante or Arione.

7. Give it to me.
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Old 06-28-08, 11:43 AM
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Here's my rainbike, which I rode this morning.

27 inch rims
12-34 7 speed cassettee
about 200 miles










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Old 06-28-08, 05:34 PM
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Old 06-28-08, 05:49 PM
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My couple year old Trek - first and only road bike

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Old 06-28-08, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by caloso
Nachomc, do you live in Natomas?
Yes I do . Do you ever ride with the guys on Monday night @ 5:30 out around the airport?
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Old 06-28-08, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by robvas
That's the bike I wanted, but I had to settle for the Allez. I just got it a few days ago. My picture stinks since I took it in my dark house.

Nice bike, dude. Allez is a fantastic starter bike. I had an 06 Allez triple before getting the Tarmac, and I've started one of my best friends riding on an 08 allez.
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Originally Posted by nachomc
Nice bike, dude. Allez is a fantastic starter bike. I had an 06 Allez triple before getting the Tarmac, and I've started one of my best friends riding on an 08 allez.
Hey man... just checked your broken leg website... that was great (well, I'm sure not for you )! I think the pharmacy label mess up is priceless.. Medical science is fascinating and your experience was something for sure. I did the same thing (document all the stages with pictures) when I broke my wrist crashing a quad (ATV) 2 years ago. Good stuff

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Old 06-28-08, 08:01 PM
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The broken leg sucked at the time, but I learned a TON because of it. I'm a much stronger person now, and afraid of pain much less now that I know what it feels like to really hurt. I'm also a stronger rider - when I'm pushing, and I'm out of breath, and my legs are killing me, I say "this doesn't hurt that bad" and keep going .
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Few weeks ago, picked up a used Cannondale; CAAD 3 Frame, full Ultegra except for 105 hubs and Cervelo calipers. Total was $450. Rides better, shifts smoother; a huge difference from the old MTB I used to ride.
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Old 06-29-08, 11:55 AM
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Peugeot PS28

put new wheels on it


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Old 06-29-08, 02:39 PM
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My new steed (not entirely new, had it a month now):




Spec:
Trek Madone 2008 5.2 Pro size 56 frame set.
SRAM Force front derailler, rear derailler, crankset (53/39), brakes and brifters.
Shimano Ultegra 12-27 cassette.
Bontranger stem and handle bars, both alloy.
Look Keo Carbon (cromoly axel) pedals.
Front wheel - DT Swiss 240S hub, DT Swiss R.R 1.1 rim.
Rear wheel - DT Swiss 240S hub, DT Swiss R.R 1.2 rim. The spokes on the rear are tied and soldered where they intersect for extra stiffness.
Specialized Toupe saddle.
Specialized Rib Cage Pro Road bottle cages.

Guestimated weight: 16 lbs.

The stack will disappear once I have a few more spacers off the bottom! I dont have a garage and I dont care that the chain is on the small ring! The pics were taken when I got home from a 120 mile ride and I dont apologise for slacking!

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Old 06-29-08, 04:56 PM
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Nearly complete. Just waiting on a headset. Everything is Campy Chorus/Record.
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Old 06-29-08, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by TheRobbStory


Nearly complete. Just waiting on a headset. Everything is Campy Chorus/Record.

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Old 06-29-08, 05:55 PM
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here's my bike, nothing flashy but I love it. 2008 Allez

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my road bike, a gianni motta personal 2001 (early- or mid- 80's, i think)
campognolo chorus components, and campy vento wheels
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Old 06-29-08, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by VPR
Peugeot PS28

put new wheels on it


I like that bike!
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BMC road racer with Dura Ace crank and Ultegra SL
Easton EC90 SLX fork
Easton Handlebars EC90 SLX3
Easton seat post EC90 zero
Easton stem EA90
Selle Italia Flite saddle
Reynolds Attack wheels
Rubino Pro tires
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Hi Juniormint!
It looks like you're using a quill stem to aheadset converter on that bike. Do you know what brand it is and if it's at it's maximum height?
Thanks


Originally Posted by juniormint595
my road bike, a gianni motta personal 2001 (early- or mid- 80's, i think)
campognolo chorus components, and campy vento wheels

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full campy record/centaur mix. easton orion 2's, toupe. yeah. its fun.
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Originally Posted by mentalswe
Hi Juniormint!
It looks like you're using a quill stem to aheadset converter on that bike. Do you know what brand it is and if it's at it's maximum height?
Thanks
I'm actually not at all sure what brand it is... The guys at the bike store I go to put it on. I can, however, tell you that he mentioned it was at MINIMUM height, and if I needed it any lower, we'd have to order a new one.
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Old 06-30-08, 08:31 PM
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Wicked awesome looking good. I have the same whip!
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Old 06-30-08, 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted by TheRobbStory


Nearly complete. Just waiting on a headset. Everything is Campy Chorus/Record.
Very sweet bike, i love the color of your frame ... hmm very nice set up.
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Old 07-01-08, 07:53 AM
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Here's my bike (stock photo) : 2008 Specialized Allez Elite Compact.

I just started riding in late May, and I'm really enjoying it. I hope to get into some 'casual races' soon.

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