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What road bike do you have?

Old 07-09-08, 07:44 PM
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How about a pic without the bag? Your top tube isn't hideously disfigured, is it?
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Old 07-10-08, 12:26 AM
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2006/7 Giant Trance. The parts were picked by our regional Giant rep and put on a spare Trance 3 frame.
RockShox Recon fork (gonna change that)
Shimano Deore/LX RapidFire groupset
RaceFace cranks
EA50 finishing group
Hayes So1e hydraulics
Giant Maestro 4.2 inches of rear travel


In all, I need a shorter stem (I alread flipped and moved down), chopped bars, change the pedals out, and a new fork like a Reba.
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just put together a Motobecame Le Champion Ti

feels nice, i need to adjust the rear caliper.

the pics on the BD site almost make the tubes look round but they top top tube and the big main tube are triangular Ti tubes. The thing is a beauty.

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Dang. That Moto looks really sweet.
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Originally Posted by cicleto
How do you have it sitting on top of a Bogen/Manfrotto tripod?
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Old 07-10-08, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21


2006/7 Giant Trance. The parts were picked by our regional Giant rep and put on a spare Trance 3 frame.
RockShox Recon fork (gonna change that)
Shimano Deore/LX RapidFire groupset
RaceFace cranks
EA50 finishing group
Hayes So1e hydraulics
Giant Maestro 4.2 inches of rear travel


In all, I need a shorter stem (I alread flipped and moved down), chopped bars, change the pedals out, and a new fork like a Reba.
That doesn't look like a road bike to me.
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Old 07-10-08, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by frank828
just put together a Motobecame Le Champion Ti

feels nice, i need to adjust the rear caliper.

the pics on the BD site almost make the tubes look round but they top top tube and the big main tube are triangular Ti tubes. The thing is a beauty.
Oh, really.. hmm.. you're making it difficult for me to not consider BD for a titanium bike..
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Old 07-10-08, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by BarracksSi
Oh, really.. hmm.. you're making it difficult for me to not consider BD for a titanium bike..
yeah for the price of a fairly low-mid end bike at a LBS, i have a full Ti frame(great welds too) with full ultegra drivetrain and ritchey bar/stem/wheels/bars.

this is my first road bike and the fact that i have Ti eases my mind when it comes to dropping/crashing the bike.
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Bought it used bone stock and added a set of bottle cages, chain, new pair of Schwalbe tires and tubes, Selle seat, bar tape and the rest is all carbon fiber updates.... Stem, spacers, seatpost clamp and bars.

This winter she's gonna get a black wheelset and I might actually get a some road shoes and pedals... I'm currently using some Time atac mtb pedals and my mountain bike shoes....

If I can sneak it past the wife I might try to throw on a FSA carbon crankset...

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'07 CAAD8 Optimo 1, updated --

Non-stock parts:
Shimano 105 compact crank, Ultegra BB and chain, SRAM 11-26 cassette;
new-to-me Fulcrum Racing 5 Evo wheels w/ Vittoria tires;
Fizik bar tape (scarred up the OEM tape );
Fizik Arione & ICS bag;
Dinotte lights, and a bracket for a PBSF that I unclipped & left off when aligning the rear brake.

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I love this bike. It needs a little bit of work though. 1986 team fuji with suntour sprint group

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Old 07-11-08, 05:07 PM
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Finally took some photos to post today!

She's not cleaned up for the shoot, but that's ok by me.

She's a 1999 Kona Kapu with full Ultegra components. She means a lot to me and has character.

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Old 07-11-08, 11:06 PM
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Nice hardwood floors.

Say, are those cards in your spokes?

That brings back memories.
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Old 07-12-08, 07:39 AM
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Yep...spoke cards. They are from Alley Cat Races I have won in downtown Detroit.
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Old 07-12-08, 04:29 PM
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still on the allez just wanted to share a pic of it

I needed tires and this tape was on sale. my old tape was ratty and the gel pads were poking through


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Old 07-12-08, 05:42 PM
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'07 Tarmac Pro. Stock except for Keo Sprints.

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Originally Posted by mazdaspeed
1986 team fuji with suntour sprint group
now that's a neat bike.
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Originally Posted by Gavush
now that's a neat bike.
Thanks

It weighs about 23 pounds as it is in the pic according to my digital bathroom scale in case anyone was curious. I can't say enough good things about how it rides
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Originally Posted by c0urt
still on the allez just wanted to share a pic of it

I needed tires and this tape was on sale. my old tape was ratty and the gel pads were poking through


Should have spent the money on a maid...
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Old 07-13-08, 11:01 AM
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2008 Fuji Newest 2.0. Since I haven't ridden for almost 20 years, I thought this bike was good to get me back into riding. Plan on upgrading in a few years. I rode almost 60 miles this past week, and I love it so far.
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Ditto on the Fuji Newest 2.0

I bought it 2 1/2 months ago after riding a mtb for 13 years. Riding for exercise and enjoyment of the outdoors. Having a great time with it.
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That didn't work right.

Ditto on the Fuji Newest 2.0. I bought it 2 1/2 months ago after riding a mtb for 13 years. Riding for exercise and enjoyment of the outdoors. Having a great time with it.
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I stopped by this beautiful entrance to a Shrine here in the mountains today.



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^^ Can you post a pic of your bars? They look rather interesting.
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Originally Posted by BarracksSi
'07 CAAD8 Optimo 1, updated --

Non-stock parts:
Shimano 105 compact crank, Ultegra BB and chain, SRAM 11-26 cassette;
new-to-me Fulcrum Racing 5 Evo wheels w/ Vittoria tires;
Fizik bar tape (scarred up the OEM tape );
Fizik Arione & ICS bag;
Dinotte lights, and a bracket for a PBSF that I unclipped & left off when aligning the rear brake.

Awesome pedals. I run eggbeaters on my road bike too. theyre not the most stable things, but they get the job done. I have a nashbar 100 dollar frame with tiagra/105. ill try to post some pics soon
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