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What road bike do you have?

Old 06-06-09, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by roadiejorge
My latest:






My Orbea:

Damn. The more I see of those BMC Streetfires the more I really dig them. If I raced Crits those would be on the top of my list for a sick crit rig.
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Old 06-06-09, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by EKCooper
Although, the Cannondale Six also has a sloping tube. The CAAD 9 is still straight.
The CAAD9's top tube is mostly straight -- not sloped like that Synapse's, but not exactly flat like what you'd see on a typical vintage road bike. Actually, the slight slope on your Fuji's top tube looks pretty similar to what I've seen on the CAAD.

But, hey, what's a couple degrees..
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My workhorse 2006 pinarello Galileo





2007 Serotta Ottrott





and my favorite 2006 Giant Advanced





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The chain is in the small chainring because the FD cable wasn't attached when that picture was taken. The wheel decals are custom if anybody was wondering.

Yo Blue, who did the custom wheel decals and what did they cost may I ask.

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Originally Posted by KRhea
Yo Blue, who did the custom wheel decals and what did they cost may I ask.

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Dan Dakin ddakin@cogeco.ca

You go to a font database and choose what font you want, the height of the font, and the decal color. Cost me $65 for the set, plus an extra one of each in case I messed up on application. Took me a good 2 hours to pick out those fonts. Looks a hell of lot better than the stock Xentis graphics in my opinion.

In the above case, "Mark 1" is bold italic Conielian Expanded and "Xentis" is bold italic Krazynights.

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Old 06-07-09, 09:08 AM
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Ooh, Santa came early this year I'd have chosen different tri clips though.
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Profile Design Air Stryke 2000 Aero Bars ^
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my post didnt work earlier so heres another try





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Am I seeing a 34x30 as your granny gear? How hilly is Massa-2-sits?
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My new bike Orbea Aqua


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Just picked her up last Thursday. Rides like butter! It's true what they say about Ti, it has a "hum" quality to it.
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a) 1978 Bridgestone Kabuki Diamond Touring with original Brooks B17 upgrade saddle. I still have the original packing materials, owner's manual and receipt (11/08/79).
b) My "Foodge" set up for touring. Have N.O.S. Pleitscher rear rack, Cannondale panniers, Cannondale handlebar bag, saddle bag, SKS commuter fenders, kick stand, Cat's Eye headlight, and Cat's Eye bar-end mounted mirror.
c) Mid-90s flat bar Raleigh Record CX with 27" x 1 1/4" Araya alloy rims (the other 2 also have the same type of rims)


I have about six bikes in total now, and get asked why I need so many. I explain they are like footwear to me. Different bikes (set-ups) for different uses. Somewhat similar to the way people own different pairs of shoes....sneakers, running shoes, hiking boots, boat shoes, dress shoes, work boots, etc.
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Originally Posted by lokerola
The Rat is Phat. I like.
thanks man i really like the ride its nice and responsivee
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Originally Posted by EKCooper
My Cannondale Synapse 7 and my wife's Fuji Roubaix Pro

Hey, what do you and your wife think of the Fuji, they look like nice bikes and i cant find many reviews, cheers
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Classic Specialized Epic Carbon Frame Road Bike, circa '91
Nickname: "Iron Man" per my 6 yr old grandson, due to the color (burgundy/gold).

Carbon frame, lugged, aluminum dropouts. Has a Co Mo fork, at that time they couldn't make an economical and light CF fork strong enough. Full 105 SIS gruppo (down tube shifters.)

Still in great condition, no corrosion. All joints tight. Rides sweet, smooth and fast. Pretty clean, with a few cosmetic scratches. Original BG seat, pretty comfortable. Indexed down tube shifters work perfect despite all the years and miles. Dam, I wish this baby was 2 cm bigger. Alas, after many months and sweet miles, I'll be parting with it. Too small for me, couldn't make enough adjustments to fit it. After I rode this though, I was convinced carbon frame is the way to go.

Shimano 105 group, 14 speed, cranks, shifters, brakes
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Just got my 1998 Schwinn Peloton!!!
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Originally Posted by chriscook42
Just got my 1998 Schwinn Peloton!!!
Nice. I'll bet it rides SWEET!!!

Please clarify: brifters or downtube shifters? I think I see both in the pix.
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Old 06-08-09, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by nixaki
Hey, what do you and your wife think of the Fuji, they look like nice bikes and i cant find many reviews, cheers
Very good bike. She borrowed a friend's 06 Roubaix Pro for her first triathlon and really liked it. She "took to it like a fish to water" she says. She wanted the same bike and we found one at Performance. Great deal and good components for the price. It's lighter than my Synapse. Saddle will probably need to be replaced for something more woman-specific, but everything else is great.

Here are some reviews I found when we were looking at Fuji:
https://www.bicycling.com/gear/detail...1912-0,00.html
https://www.bikeradar.com/gear/catego...x-pro-09-34094
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Originally Posted by bobthib
Nice. I'll bet it rides SWEET!!!

Please clarify: brifters or downtube shifters? I think I see both in the pix.
Looks like cable stops. My girlfriend's bike is like that. Might have been downtube shifters at one point, but when the STI was added, the shifter mounts became cable stops.
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Started out with mountain bike but then fall in love with road bike. This is my first road bike. Everything is stock except the bottle cages and new saddle.
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Litespeed Vortex: First Ti frame for me...so far so good : ) (hope the link works?)

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My first road bike. Motobecane Grand Sprint.
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Ok, let's try this again...




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