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What road bike do you have?

Old 09-24-08, 03:33 AM
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Picked up my new wheels today.


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Nice wheels. I'm looking to get something like that. Mind if I asked how much that ran you?
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Originally Posted by Cadd
Nice wheels. I'm looking to get something like that. Mind if I asked how much that ran you?
Note I live in Japan: Rims, hubs, spokes, cluster, labour... cost 33800 yen, which going by todays forex is $319US (I'm guessing the USA would be somewhat cheaper)

I'll add that I can't believe how quiet the rear hub is. There's not a sound coming from it.

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Originally Posted by giantcfr1
Note I live in Japan: Rims, hubs, spokes, cluster, labour... cost 33800 yen, which going by todays forex is $319US (I'm guessing the USA would be somewhat cheaper)

I'll add that I can't believe how quiet the rear hub is. There's not a sound coming from it.
You've never experienced noise if you haven't used a Fulcrum product, i.m.o.
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Originally Posted by Anti404
You've never experienced noise if you haven't used a Fulcrum product, i.m.o.

My brother-in-law has some Fulcrums...he sneeks up on no-one.
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Old 09-24-08, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by giantcfr1
My brother-in-law has some Fulcrums...he sneeks up on no-one. [/IMG]
Just the visual noise from those wheels is enough!..

My 5 Evos are noisy enough that I could get rid of the bell. Well, then again, sometimes people think that a giant locust is attacking them..
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Originally Posted by BarracksSi
Just the visual noise from those wheels is enough!.. ...
In Japan, the louder the colour, the better.
I think the Mich. tyres "add" to the effect.
Our friend has them in yellow. Holy Doolies:

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Man.. mine looks TAME..

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Originally Posted by BarracksSi
Man.. mine looks TAME..
TAKE CARE, you are only red tyres and red bar tape away.
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Funny you say that, because I almost bought a second Arione (and moved this one to another bike) that comes with a red stripe down the middle and red bar tape...
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Originally Posted by BarracksSi
Funny you say that, because I almost bought a second Arione (and moved this one to another bike) that comes with a red stripe down the middle and red bar tape...
Do it. All will envy you.
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Originally Posted by giantcfr1
Do it. All will envy you.
Yeah, they'll envy how easily I'm cruising along without a care in the world -- and lookin' GOOD -- while they blow past at double my speed on one of their light training rides.
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It matters not whether you are fast or slow, it's whether you look 'gooooooooood' or not. IMO of course!
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I have to ask. What kind of fake a** garage door is that?
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It was an old Fleetwing that I got on Craigslist for 100 Bucks. I upgraded all the parts I could to campy. I will eventually be doing the front and rear derailleurs. Tell me what you think!

Oh, and if you were wondering, my car matches : https://img217.imageshack.us/my.php?image=45al6.jpg
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Originally Posted by slim0861
I have to ask. What kind of fake a** garage door is that?


What it is is one of the only mostly-plain white walls I can find in my neighborhood. It's in the alley on the next block. My building's garage door is a heinous brown that doesn't photograph well.
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Originally Posted by Scheherezade
Just got my first 'real' bike a couple weeks ago. A Cannondale CAAD9 R6. Got it for $750 at a LBS. Really enjoy it so far. Went on my longest ride yet yesterday, 50 miles at 16mph
beat my deal! Got mine at an eoy clearance at my LBS end of July, 800 bucks, with full tiagra setup etc. First Bike for me as well, not too shabby no?

Now to get to an average 16mph speed....
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titanium, full dura ace, weeeee
so into it
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My new ride/furniture for my room. R3 with SRAM force
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Are you sure that's Force?
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Originally Posted by hips
so into it
O man, so am I.
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Got my 08 Cannondale CAAD9 with Crankbrothers Quattro



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