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What road bike do you have?

Old 02-05-09, 01:54 AM
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^^^ What the heck? What Trek model is that? Am I correct in assuming CF. Fill me in. How does it ride?
Yeah, it's a Trek Y-77 Y-Foil.

It is made of CF... A lot of it too.... Heavy relative to most CF frames but rides very nicely, is aerodynamic and yes.... arguably banned by the UCI for the wrong reasons.
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Old 02-05-09, 05:49 AM
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Thought I'd take a picture in the snow but the background is a bit busy. Sorry.

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Old 02-05-09, 08:29 AM
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My 2009 Wilier Izoard


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Old 02-05-09, 11:38 AM
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Please tell me you keep it there so the kids won't get to it..
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Old 02-05-09, 11:58 AM
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That was at the bike shop when I went to pick it up The pics I took of it at home looked ridiculously bad.
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Here is my 81 or 82 Gitane Tour de France. Frame is Reynolds 531 with Simplex dropouts. I am the third owner. The original owner raced it and initially had it built up with an assortment of French, Japanese and Italian parts. Stronglight crank, Campy BB and DT shifters, MKS pedals, Shimano Crane rear derailleur and 600 brakes, Mafac brake levers, 3TTT stem, Huret front derailleur, Maillard hubs with Mavic and Matrix rims.

I built it up with early 2000s (I think) 9 speed Campy Chorus. For now it's got the original crank and pedals until I get a 102mm French threaded BB for the Chorus crankset. Wheels are Chorus hubs to Mavic Open Pro Ceramic. Tires will be replaced soon. Brooks B17.

I am very pleased with it so far. I haven't done any long rides yet, (it's been below the 20s here in Iowa) but I hope to soon and it should be a very nice ride.

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Sorry for the bad pictures. Comments welcome.
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Old 02-05-09, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by nruntsch
Here is my 81 or 82 Gitane Tour de France. Frame is Reynolds 531 with Simplex dropouts. I am the third owner. The original owner raced it and initially had it built up with an assortment of French, Japanese and Italian parts. Stronglight crank, Campy BB and DT shifters, MKS pedals, Shimano Crane rear derailleur and 600 brakes, Mafac brake levers, 3TTT stem, Huret front derailleur, Maillard hubs with Mavic and Matrix rims.

I built it up with early 2000s (I think) 9 speed Campy Chorus. For now it's got the original crank and pedals until I get a 102mm French threaded BB for the Chorus crankset. Wheels are Chorus hubs to Mavic Open Pro Ceramic. Tires will be replaced soon. Brooks B17.

I am very pleased with it so far. I haven't done any long rides yet, (it's been below the 20s here in Iowa) but I hope to soon and it should be a very nice ride.

Origianlly:


Now:


Sorry for the bad pictures. Comments welcome.
Very smart!
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Old 02-05-09, 06:57 PM
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Finally got a chance to take some pics of the Merckx 7-Eleven:





I'm a sucker for a nice Merckx....The shifter looks a little funny - is that because of the angle?
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Old 02-05-09, 09:21 PM
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Originally Posted by longbeachgary
I'm a sucker for a nice Merckx....The shifter looks a little funny - is that because of the angle?
He has the brake releases on the levers 'released'.

Some people actually ride them like that, if you can imagine.
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Old 02-06-09, 10:13 AM
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My ebay bike:
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Old 02-06-09, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by lucsar
My ebay bike:
That looks nice... All black or white bikes are my favorites. Are those the carbon ebay frames that they sell for under 500? How are they? I guess I should post a pictures since I'm posting here...

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Put new bartape and cages on the bike today. Need to get out for a ride.

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^ Awww man there it is again... Love your Z4... looking good!

Is that an Ultegra SL compact crank? You have DA 7800 adorning the rest of the bike right?
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Old 02-06-09, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by grahny
^ Awww man there it is again... Love your Z4... looking good!

Is that an Ultegra SL compact crank? You have DA 7800 adorning the rest of the bike right?
Yes, I switched out the DA 53/39 crank and put on the compact Ultegra SL. I just replaced the DA cassette in the Fall with a SRAM cassette. All else is 7800. The wheels are the DA 7850 24CL.
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Old 02-06-09, 11:22 PM
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Beautiful bike, nicely setup.

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Put new bartape and cages on the bike today. Need to get out for a ride.
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Old 02-07-09, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by ptle
That looks nice... All black or white bikes are my favorites. Are those the carbon ebay frames that they sell for under 500? How are they? I guess I should post a pictures since I'm posting here...

Yes, it´s one of these carbon ebay frames. The truth is that I was pleasantly surprised. It has some good finishes, and is very light.
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Old 02-07-09, 04:03 PM
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Am I the only one here with a low end ride?



My equally cheap new pedals.


Just picked it up today and it was a little muddy after it's maiden voyage this afternoon. But hell, I couldn't wait until spring when it is 40 degree's in Feb.
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Old 02-07-09, 04:40 PM
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[QUOTE=Rideforroswell;8322967]Am I the only one here with a low end ride?

I am guessing that most regular BF posters tend to be a bit preoccupied/obsessed with cycles and cycling or we would not spend so much time on the site. Consequently, most of us own more or less high end rigs. As long as yours suits your needs and desires, it's perfect. Ride the wheels off it. It hit 59 degrees here in MD today and, out on my ride, I thought I felt just a touch of spring myself.
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Old 02-07-09, 05:36 PM
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Forgot to mention what the bike was...

I just bought it today... a Fuji Newest 3.0 (2008 model) and some Shimano R540 pedals ..
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Originally Posted by zatopek
Consequently, most of us own more or less high end rigs.
Nope, I'd say even the majority on here have mid-range or lower bikes, but there happens to be a sharp exponential curve with money spent and the need to share.
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Old 02-07-09, 06:34 PM
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Yep, Look at my bikes, nothing high dollar there..The price of mine is measured in the amount of fun I have while on them..
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first ride on the serotta today. put some fat tires on it for bad roads.


this is my friend's bike, who was riding with me.
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Originally Posted by bw286

this is my friend's bike, who was riding with me.
dude's fork looks VERY bent....
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Originally Posted by Rideforroswell
Am I the only one here with a low end ride?



My equally cheap new pedals.


Just picked it up today and it was a little muddy after it's maiden voyage this afternoon. But hell, I couldn't wait until spring when it is 40 degree's in Feb.
I ride a too big Raliegh Cadent 1.2. Bottom of the line for its year. Ride it like you stole it and have fun!
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Old 02-08-09, 03:33 AM
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first ride on the serotta today. put some fat tires on it for bad roads.
you just buy that off the ny area craigs list?
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