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What road bike do you have?

Old 01-13-09, 04:44 PM
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NIce group (looks good on my bike too [above bianchi])
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1982 Schwinn Super Sport SP w/ Suntour Cyclone drivetrain - $75 thru Craigslist
I got one of those through craigslist, same price, in Tacoma a couple years ago. Black with gold trim, my favorite steel bike that has come through my hands, and I've had a lot. Wish it hadn't been too small for me. Congrats on the build!
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Originally Posted by Karenjack241
Bought this 8 days ago, and so far I am absolutely in love with it:




I upgraded a few components on my bike since purchasing,so I figured I'd post an updated picture.
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Originally Posted by zatopek
What bars are those?
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Made a few changes to her today. Took it fully apart, cleaned the drivetrain, wiped it down, swapped out the stem, and decided to take an updated picture. A Thomson stem is on order. My last one was just too short.

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^^^^^Good looking bike ^^^^^

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Originally Posted by Crash716
^^^^^Good looking bike ^^^^^

Wish I could say the same about yours!

That bike looks hot with the Zipps.
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Schwinn Paramount OS



Original: Schwinn Paramount OS, I can't recall what year of this bike. probably 93 or 94,... unsure...
Wheels: ARAYA 700cx23
Pedals: RX-100 shamino
Tires: Scwinn tires
Saddle : vetta
Fork: schwinn Paramount
Brakes & levers: RX-100 shamino
Chainring & crankset: RX-100 shamino
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The bars on that Specialized E5 are ITM Ventios (I think I got that right). One of ITM's cheaper Alu bars. So far, I like the non-ergo, more traditional curve, not too steep drop. They are 31.8 at the clamp and narrow diameter elsewhere. Similar to the Salsa Pros from the olden days.
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Originally Posted by zatopek

Very nice bike!!! Love my E5!
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Originally Posted by Karenjack241


I upgraded a few components on my bike since purchasing,so I figured I'd post an updated picture.
Nice bike. I have a question....It looks like the seat is set all the way back and the stem looks to be 65 or70mm. How/where does that setup position your knees?
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Here's my ride, freshly washed (though the bartape isn't as white as I'd like).
2006 Felt F-75, upgraded with Real Design Supersonic 60 wheelset and FSA SL-K 53/39 crankset.
Next up is some new bar tape when racing season gets closer and a white saddle (Selle Italia SLR?)
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my first road bike, picked up today. rode it a little but its cold so i'll have to wait a while for a long ride.

Specialized Allez Double. ALL stock
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Originally Posted by longbeachgary
Nice bike. I have a question....It looks like the seat is set all the way back and the stem looks to be 65 or70mm. How/where does that setup position your knees?
It's a 75 mm. The setup was done as part of a 3D Specialized BG fit.
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The Allez looks just like the Tarmac now
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Originally Posted by rebelford329
my first road bike, picked up today. rode it a little but its cold so i'll have to wait a while for a long ride.

Specialized Allez Double. ALL stock
'Sup, Allez buddy. Nice bike.

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The Allez looks just like the Tarmac now
It's that sexy top tube.
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updated with new wheels but no cassette. I'm trying to decide on force or red, having a hard time since the difference is a whopping $150.

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Originally Posted by Joonstar
updated with new wheels but no cassette. I'm trying to decide on force or red, having a hard time since the difference is a whopping $150.
There is no Force cassette. Should make the decision easy
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Originally Posted by Joonstar
updated with new wheels but no cassette. I'm trying to decide on force or red, having a hard time since the difference is a whopping $150.

With wheels like that, you need red.
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Here is the Raleigh Comp. I built this year. I have the Rolf wheels on, but I have SRAM S60 wheel for races.
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Originally Posted by umd
There is no Force cassette. Should make the decision easy
Actually, there is a Force cassette. Its the OG-1070 Cassette whereas the Red is the OG-1090.
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Originally Posted by jdeane4
Actually, there is a Force cassette. Its the OG-1070 Cassette whereas the Red is the OG-1090.
It's actually the exact same one as the Rival cassette..


So you're BOTH wrong.
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Originally Posted by jdeane4
Actually, there is a Force cassette. Its the OG-1070 Cassette whereas the Red is the OG-1090.
Incorrect... they call it "non series". But the box that it comes in actually says "Rival" on it
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