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What road bike do you have?

Old 02-23-09, 12:07 AM
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Originally Posted by jgt_madone_newb
Well, there hasn't been much fodder for the Trek haters lately, so here's a couple shots of my acquisition this afternoon. "Left over" 2008 Madone 6.5 Pro. 54 cm. All Dura-Ace. As shown, with somewhat heavy stock Bonty saddle, Speedplay Zeros, it weighed in at 15.6 pounds. Almost exactly 2 pounds lighter than my 5.1, which I'll be selling soon.



I don't know why you should be ashamed of that bike when the rider on it won the Tour of California today.

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Main squeeze.



Backup squeeze.



Girlfriend's squeeze.

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Originally Posted by ISSY
Just picked her up a week ago. Got a quick 20 mile ride in that day and haven't been able to get back out on her since. It's been raing or snowing or below 30 ever day since!!! It's driving me crazy just looking and not riding!

Of all the bikes in all the world, the Pro Machine is the one after which I most lust. After some miles on her, give us more feedback. In a dream, I see myself buying a 58 cm used Pro Machine off eBay for a steal. Enjoy the heck out of it. Beautiful ride. Thanks for the post.
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Originally Posted by Sinn
I don't know why you should be ashamed of that bike when the rider on it wont Tour of California today.
Oh, I'm not. It's the most incredible bike I've ever been on. It's light, its fast (wish I was, but the BIKE is), its stiff, its comfortable, it handles perfectly. All those people who make brilliant observations like "yeah, but its just a Trek" obviously have never ridden one.
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Originally Posted by jgt_madone_newb

Very sharp Trek I have never been a brand fan but I would ride this one.
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Old 02-23-09, 08:43 AM
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Old 02-23-09, 08:59 AM
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I have a 07 Roubaix Elite Triple. I will post a picture when I can


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Old 02-23-09, 12:06 PM
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Thanks all for the compliments! It was a lot of fun acquiring the parts for the build, a lot of fun building it up, but most of it, I absolutely loved riding it!
Originally Posted by Amani576
You need to parade that over in C&V. They'll love it over there. That thing is gorgeous. What kind of tires are those?
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I'll get it over there asap! As for the tires, some of my fellow cycling buddies assumed they were period correct tires, but they are actually modern rubber, Vittoria Rubino Pro's to be specific. Perfectly suited for the bike as white was the trademark color for the C-record grouppo, between the white hoods, and even the white derailleur pulleys!

Originally Posted by PlatyPius
But is it really "want"? Isn't it more along the lines of NEED? Or is it just LUST?
No, definitely need! I have my carbon fiber wonder bike and all, but this bike while not quite as fast, it just feels so much more special. It just has soul and character just like a proper Italian Exotic. Sure they aren't practical and easy to drive, but every time you get in you and turn the motor over, it's nearly impossible to no love every single second of it! It's gotta be the combination of the raw mechanical feel and general simplicity.

For me that is what cycling should be about. A bike that you hop just to ride. Not for training, not for errand running and not commuting, but a machine that is designed to just offer the underling pleasure of riding to ride!

Originally Posted by brandenjs
I would probably wreck my bike if I happen to pass that Ciocc on a club ride. You would never get a chance to ride with the people standing around talking about it.
Oh so true on both accounts! I had one fella riding alongside me at the park and was gazing at the parts and paint and seemingly forgot he was on a bike doing 19mph. He loss focus and balance for a moment and bumped bars with me! Then, before I ventured on the open roads I stopped at a shop just for a tube, which is usually an in and out in around a minute kinda thing. Well, that day, it turned into a 45 minute show and tell presentation. It was made even more special after bumping into an ex-racer who raced on a very similar Ciocc frame with a full C-record grouppo. He then shared some great racing stories from yesteryear. It was just really cool to see a bike bring back some great memories for a fellow rider!

Originally Posted by Brian_1
It's a beaut! Love the Delta brakes (which are collector items as you must know). The Eggbeaters look out of place. Campagnolo pedals with Binda straps and toe clips are the rule, but I understand - I run Speedplay Frogs on my Merlin road bike.
I love that delta's just a little bit less after riding them for a day! The brakes were NOS and were imported from Italy. The brakes came stock with these brown pads, that none of my campy-phile friends had seen before or knew anything about. It was assumed they were some sort of cork compound as maybe carbon rims were being raced on by some of the Italian riders at the time. Sure enough they squeal louder than my friends Mare and have their own mind for stopping where now is not on the agenda!


https://g.imagehost.org/0440/IMG_2989.jpg


That said new pads are in transit, as are new pedals.

The eggbeater are temporary, as they allow me to use my Winter Sidi shoes, but the bike will be outfitted with White look Keos are for my longer journeys, and I intend to scoop up a set Campy platform pedals for shorter park rides.


And three more shots-

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got some new fenders and hoods and took a bunch of wheel stickers off. lowered the saddle a good deal.


went for a very cold but pretty ride.
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Originally Posted by .:Jimbo:.
What Derailleur is that? its no the first time that i've seen this one and I always wondered what type it is!

This gorgeous thing has the exact same https://active-s.com/blog/img/cinelli_max_raser_11.jpg.

Thanks!
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Old 02-23-09, 06:05 PM
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Campy C-Record
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Old 02-24-09, 09:48 AM
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Cannondale Super Six Ultimate. Boo yah.
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Old 02-24-09, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by rserton
Cannondale Super Six Ultimate. Boo yah.
Pics or it didn't happen
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2006 Fuji Roubaix Pro

I have a 2006 Fuji Roubaix Pro and love everything about it. The specs can be seen @ www.fujibikes.com the bike retails for about $1600 and worth every penny however I advise to shop craigslist and or EBAY and you can find them for about $1000 already broke in.
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^What 'breaking in' is a benefit? Wheel bearings?
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HELP!!! anyone has information about this Trek....


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Originally Posted by devalious
HELP!!! anyone has information about this Trek....



looks like an '04 Trek Equinox 11
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Originally Posted by K&K_Dad
looks like an '04 Trek Equinox 11
And it looks like the rider was way too small for it and had next to zero flexibility.
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Old 02-25-09, 02:36 PM
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1991 Aluminum Trek 1400 with Shimano 105. No need to spend more money if this is nearly as good.
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Originally Posted by .:Jimbo:.
My old-skool rig. Just finished it up this week!

NOS Ciocc Frame, built up with mostly Campagnolo C-Record parts, but with a chorus Seatpost, and Croce D'Aune F.D.

It was a project I honestly never saw myself getting into, having gotten into cycling when carbon ciber, and STI/Ergo Index shifting was the norm. However, as I researched more and more of Campy, I came across their history, previous parts and grouppo's, and instantly fell in love with their C-Record group. It's just beautiful stuff; high flange hubs, enclosed rear derailleur pulley housing, and of course, those Delta brakes! I just had to make it mine! For the build up, and most surprisingly, nearly everything is new, preserved by collectors, lost in the hidden nooks in shops only to be uncovered now, allowing me to ride and break in this bike just as fellow cyclist would have done more than 20 years ago! A nice break in ride is scheduled for tom, we'll see how she fairs!



I'm so glad you didn't turn this into a friggen fixie
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Originally Posted by devalious
HELP!!! anyone has information about this Trek....


It has mismatched wheels...funky stem too
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Old 02-26-09, 07:33 AM
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At the end of summer last year I picked up my new 2007 Lemond Zurich. This was after the whole Greg Lemond falling out with Trek so dealers were getting rid of their stock. Bottom line…I got a CF frame and Ultegra for under 2K. I swapped the stock Bontrager wheels for Mavics from my old Zurich. I also changed the bar tape to silver and switched the awful original saddle for a Terry silver one. Silver is faster of course. Anyone else score some Lemond going away deals?



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Originally Posted by bikecrate
Flip it.
Remove the mirror.
Loose the ugly cellphone pouch from the stem. Put the cellphone in your saddle bag, or better yet, use your jersey pockets. You're not touring, are you?

And red is way faster than silver.
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My new crit racer built mostly from leftovers

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Originally Posted by snotrockets
Flip it.
Remove the mirror.
Loose the ugly cellphone pouch from the stem. Put the cellphone in your saddle bag, or better yet, use your jersey pockets. You're not touring, are you?

And red is way faster than silver.
+1 PLEASE get rid of all the crap that's suffocating that bike!!
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