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What road bike do you have?

Old 04-05-09, 09:52 PM
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About my Raleigh, from what i can tell, its an awesome bike for a pretty low cost. It feels really smooth in the corners and its comfortable for long rides, but im used to riding a pista so anything feels comfy after that. Also, i find it to be a good deal because they retail for like, 1,500, but you can almost always find them for 1000-1200 range new. The gruppo kinda sucks, so ill start upgrading soon. Id suggest it to anyone, however.
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Is that a Raleigh Supercourse? I've been thinking of getting the Competition (same frame, better components) myself.
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it is; thats what i would do personally. The only reason i didn't do just that is that i got a super good deal on the supercourse.
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My new retro steel ride.

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My made-in-Taiwan, branded-in-Singapore road bike.
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Originally Posted by thatkatygirl
I feel like such a n00b posting this picture... It's used. It was $25 at a garage sale, but it's what made me fall in love with cycling!!!

I can't afford a better bike at the moment, so I make due. I'm not a competitive cycler, but I love it all just the same



Dude...$25..you cannot argue with that, total steal.
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Originally Posted by schnee
My new retro steel ride.

So pretty! Love the bar tape, too.
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Old 04-06-09, 01:22 AM
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Originally Posted by ärjy
Here is my first road bike. It replaces my CX bike on the following summers.

This is a beautiful bike that I totally want. I hope it rides as sweet as it looks.
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Old 04-06-09, 01:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Red Rider
This is a beautiful bike that I totally want. I hope it rides as sweet as it looks.
It does - and you can have one. It's the Tecno, in color celeste (light blue). By the way, in case you did not know, the entire frame is chromed, not just the exposed areas of the frame. That color is really nice and one of my personal favorites.
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This is my little orange buddy:



Because I needed a small size (48 cm) I had to wait too long for a 'brand' frame (like specialized, merckx, giant...). So i had mine made and painted the way I wanted it.

I choose campagnolo for group, derailleur... The saddle is a brand new Selle Italia Diva Gel Flow (not on this picture). And it's amazing!!!

I also have a Merckx Gara (for commuting)

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I haven't done a Time Trial in 2 years, so I figured I'd rebuild my TT bike. It went from this:


To this training/backup race bike:


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Old 04-06-09, 09:56 AM
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Here are a couple of terrible pictures of my tarmac pro and my old Roubaix.
I use the tarmac for shorter rides, will use it this year for racing and training. The Roubaix lives on the trainer for the winter and comes out in the spring for sloppy dirty rides and is more comfy on longer rides or as a loaner bike for friends.
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Old 04-06-09, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by ärjy
Here is my first road bike. It replaces my CX bike on the following summers.


ärjy, What a great looking bike!

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2009 Tarmac SL2 See my bike. https://i364.photobucket.com/albums/o...8391/MySL2.jpg
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It came stock and has had many carbon upgrades...



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Here's my new 2008 Look 595. Built up with 09 Centaur Carbon, Zonda's, TA rings. I'm not sure what the weight is, though it certainly is lighter than my cross bike which has done road duty for the past 4 years. I'm hoping it gives me a few extra seconds off on the climbs so I can comfortably stay in the lead group on our local Tuesday night hammer fest. I'm still waiting to ride it as we have had the worst spring ever here on the Canadian prairies, it just refuses to warm up. I'm a mountain bike racer at heart, and at 5'5" 135lbs on the flat windy prairies I've not much hope to be a top roadie, but I wanted something hot. With two little kids at home that Porsche Cayman S is going to have to wait, this bike is my Porsche.






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Originally Posted by ärjy
Here is my first road bike. It replaces my CX bike on the following summers.

I have lust in my heart....
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Originally Posted by Flatballer
Where did you find a Principia? I've only seen one other in the US, and that's my teammate who used to live in Denmark.

I like their bikes, if only for the rarity factor.

And only two of your pictures showed up, for some reason.
Ochsner is a (the?) US distributor for Principia. They are "available" at any bike shop that uses Ochsner as a vendor.

[Principia Ellipse SX 57cm Comet Black] Principia Ellipse SX 57cm Comet Black
Code: PR-200CBL-57 Manufacturer: Principia Price: $XXXX.XX

[Principia Ellipse SX 55cm Team Red/White] Principia Ellipse SX 55cm Team Red/White
Code: PR-200TRW-55 Manufacturer: Principia Price: $XXXX.XX

[Principia Ellipse Silk Black] Principia Ellipse Silk Black
Code: PR-300SBK-51 Manufacturer: Principia As Low As: $XXXX.XX ea.

[Principia Ellipse 59cm Team Red/White] Principia Ellipse 59cm Team Red/White
Code: PR-300TRW-59 Manufacturer: Principia Price: $XXXX.XX

[Principia Evolution SX 51cm Silver Shaddow] Principia Evolution SX 51cm Silver Shaddow
Code: PR-400SSH-51 Manufacturer: Principia Price: $XXXX.XX
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Originally Posted by ärjy
Here is my first road bike. It replaces my CX bike on the following summers.


Stunning! What wheels and tyres are those? The tyres look like Vittorias...
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Old 04-07-09, 07:43 AM
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They look like Veloflex to me.
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Originally Posted by AlexTaylor
Stunning! What wheels and tyres are those? The tyres look like Vittorias...
Thanks a lot . The wheels are Mavic Open Pro rims + Record FH/HB02 hubs + DT Swiss Revolution/Competition spokes. The tyres are Veloflex Pave.
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Where do you guys find all these "off" brands ??? (not like a trek, cannondale, fuji, etc...)
I love em!
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Originally Posted by jasandalb
Where do you guys find all these "off" brands ??? (not like a trek, cannondale, fuji, etc...)
I love em!
You've just gotta open your eyes a little more. If you see a bike you haven't heard of before, plug the name into Google and see if they've got a dealer near you. Some guys also get them on Ebay or online retailers.
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Old 04-07-09, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by ärjy
Thanks a lot . The wheels are Mavic Open Pro rims + Record FH/HB02 hubs + DT Swiss Revolution/Competition spokes. The tyres are Veloflex Pave.
Cheers, the wheels compliment the bike perfectly.
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A recent build for a friend. Raleigh Super Course Al frame, mostly Ultegra 6600 components.
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Originally Posted by zatopek


A recent build for a friend. Raleigh Super Course Al frame, mostly Ultegra 6600 components.
Obviously that ain't a Raleigh Super Course and I am an idiot. I copied the wrong image. Could we just forget I posted that and avoid the flaming? I'd post the Raleigh except I might F that up and invite more abuse. Have a nice day.
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