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What road bike do you have?

Old 12-05-08, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by cferrell
Nice bike. I just ordered a set of Reynolds Solitudes and I can't wait to open them for an early Christmas present.

Crash - how do you like your wheels?
The work like a champ...for the price i don't think that they can be beat...just my opinion. Don't use shimano pads on them though..it chews up the braking surface on the wheels pretty bad. I use kool stop pads and they rock on these wheels and don't chew them up.
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Old 12-05-08, 05:38 PM
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I'm real late on this but i've been slackin' in my forum checks with finals.. How do you like that bike so far?? I'm seriously thinking about getting one and was wondering how it's been treating you.
I love it; although, IDK how much that applies since my main ride was a '92 Trek 1200.

A lot of the reviews I read before buying said that the ride was harsh and stiff, but I haven't found it to be bad it all. It's definitely on the rigid side, but all the better as far as I'm concerned. It feels pretty responsive to quick sprints, but mostly it's really stable if you're cranking hard off the front of a pack or paceline or whatever. Although if I upgrade my wheels, it'll definitely improve that.

I will say that it's definitely no lightweight, obviously, I mean hey, it's an all aluminum w/ carbon fork right.
But really you can't beat it for the price and durability. Mine weighs in at about 17.9 lbs. (bathroom scale measurement)
Also, I wasn't exactly a big fan of compact/sloping TTube frames. I'm still getting used to that; I always feel like my seatpost is sticking up way too high.

I highly recommend it; especially because you can find them for (relatively)very cheap.

If you do get one, keep in mind that for some reason, SSX frames run small. I'm 6'0" and got the "Large" frame but It's like I'm right on the border between the 'large' and the 'x-large' the large is on the small side, and the x-large is on the too-big side.

(Not to mention the exotic factor. I definitely don't mind the ego getting stroked when I see ppl taking a second glance at rides and races. I mean I haven't seen anyone else around here on a BMC)


-good luck!

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Old 12-05-08, 10:15 PM
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HOLY! I'm so jealous! I've always wanted one of those T-Mobile bikes, but I could never afford one even with the EP. Lucky you!
how about this?

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Old 12-06-08, 08:15 AM
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Please re-stick.
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Old 12-06-08, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by biker128pedal
Please re-stick.
+1...this one should stay
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Old 12-06-08, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by gonococcus
how about this?

Very nice, I forgot they made those in Alliance, too. Not availible in the US.
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Old 12-06-08, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21
Very nice, I forgot they made those in Alliance, too. Not availible in the US.
The ironic thing is that I bought it because of its price and specifications, not for its looks. Though I gotta admit the 2009 Team High Road version looks rather dull with its black/silver theme.
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Old 12-06-08, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by gonococcus
The ironic thing is that I bought it because of its price and specifications, not for its looks. Though I gotta admit the 2009 Team High Road version looks rather dull with its black/silver theme.
I'd love to get a Rabobank-painted version of the TCR Advanced SL.
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Old 12-06-08, 11:13 AM
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Re-stick it please.
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Old 12-06-08, 11:24 AM
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The stickies have been condensed in here in order to have a cleaner page one.
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Old 12-06-08, 08:50 PM
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I think this is definitely one thread that should be stuck. Either way, here are some updated pics of my bike.

I got a new saddle (Fizik Arione), new bartape, and new tires (GP4000). I also just cleaned it tonight, so it's all pretty.



My attempts at coordinating the reds. My team is NC State, so we have red kits. I don't have the new kit yet, so I can't take a picture to see how well that will coordinate as well.


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Old 12-07-08, 05:57 AM
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Restickied, by popular demand. Here ya go folks.
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Old 12-07-08, 07:36 AM
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Yea... the people have spoken! (and been heard)

Makes me want to go out and take a picture of my bike. I'll spare you all because it's embarrassingly dirty from an hour riding in the wet snow yesterday. Trying to figure out how to clean it up today without a bucket and hose because it's 30F and windy out right now.
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Old 12-07-08, 08:14 AM
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4 people is popular demand? Not that I care either way though.
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Old 12-07-08, 09:53 AM
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Those four were definitely speaking for the rest of us.
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Old 12-07-08, 11:01 AM
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I recently bought a Giant OCR1 w/ 105. I got a steal on it at a bike shop in Brentwood TN.$650! It's a great ride..i love it.
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Old 12-07-08, 11:05 AM
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Hoping to build this coming spring...

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Old 12-07-08, 11:54 AM
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Perhaps there were PM's, no?
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Old 12-07-08, 12:17 PM
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Here are my current ones:


2008 Bottecchia (from eBay) - I've discovered it's just a Fuji CCR without the curved stays (which Fuji patented) Built up with Ultegra drivetrain, TruVativ cranks, Tektro brakes, Velocity wheels in pimpin' gold, and Aliante saddle (cheap saddle shown in photo is gone. Seatpost clamp has been replaced with a red Salsa one).


1999 NOS Cinelli Aliante - Bought the frame this summer as a close-out from Oschner. Has a combination of Campy parts; from Veloce to Record, Torelli carbon wheels, Conti tires, and UltegraSL pedals (the KEOs are for sale...)


19?? Bianchi San Remo - bought it off of eBay for $54. Has Dura-Ace bar end shifters, original FD, Deore RD, Ultegra 10 speed cassette, and original 52-48-30 triple crank. Plus a Brooks B-17 "Aged".


1998 or 99 (can't remember) Marin Venezia - Currently loaned out to a friend (with drop bars, not the moustache bars).


2008 Masi Alare - This is before I "upgraded" it. Now has NOS Ultegra 9 spd STIs, 10spd Ultegra derailleurs, Ultegra brakes, Reynolds Alta wheels, Brooks B17 Narrow saddle, and other cool stuff. The parts off of this one went onto the Marin above that was loaned out. The frame on the floor in the pic is an old Bridgestone RB-2 that, unfortunately, has a seized seatpost and a crack in the seattube. I'm debating about getting it repaired.

Coming in 2009 :: Look 566! (I love having "demo bikes" for an entire season!)
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Old 12-07-08, 01:46 PM
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latest pic.
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Old 12-07-08, 03:15 PM
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Very nice R3SL!
What bike computer you have set up? You did a great job hiding all the wires! Is that a wireless? I am trying to figure out how to mount the sensor on the real wheel for indoor trainer mileage tracking.
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Old 12-07-08, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Midwest Ullrich
Very nice R3SL!
What bike computer you have set up? You did a great job hiding all the wires! Is that a wireless? I am trying to figure out how to mount the sensor on the real wheel for indoor trainer mileage tracking.
Looks like a Garmin to me. 705 perhaps? You can see the cadence sensor mounted on the rear chainstay.

I got the same sensor on my 705.

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Old 12-07-08, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by PlatyPius

1999 NOS Cinelli Aliante - Bought the frame this summer as a close-out from Oschner. Has a combination of Campy parts; from Veloce to Record, Torelli carbon wheels, Conti tires, and UltegraSL pedals (the KEOs are for sale...)

19?? Bianchi San Remo - bought it off of eBay for $54. Has Dura-Ace bar end shifters, original FD, Deore RD, Ultegra 10 speed cassette, and original 52-48-30 triple crank. Plus a Brooks B-17 "Aged".
Sweet bikes, PlatyPius! $54???!! I'll give you twice that!
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Old 12-07-08, 06:19 PM
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Sweet bikes, PlatyPius! $54???!! I'll give you twice that!
I'll bet you would. lol!
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