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What road bike do you have?

Old 07-13-09, 09:03 PM
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It is essential to remove plastic pie plate, wheel reflectors, and plastic pedal clips before posting! Seat post reflectors are acceptable for safety until arrangements are made for proper lighting.
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Old 07-13-09, 11:00 PM
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Originally Posted by threeoneseven


Wow. I'm jealous! I'm going to have to hit up my shop's Raleigh rep to get some old 2009 carbon frames. I checked out the 2010s today. They're supposed to be lighter and stiffer, but they're UGLY!
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Old 07-14-09, 06:04 AM
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Here's mine, recently built.



I still plan on getting some Carbon cages and eventually a CF seatpost and Fizik Antares saddle.
Did the I pass the BF "photo rules" test?
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Originally Posted by cgjane
Driver Side Shot: 19.2lbs




The handlebars look huge, its just distortion on my 17-35mm.

Originally Posted by faire_du_velo
Cool wheels, I have the same ones, though i took the stickers off because i thought they were ugly.

how do you guys like those wheels? I thinking about picking up a set, you really can't beat that price.


It's either those or a set of DT Swiss Mon Chasserals
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Old 07-14-09, 11:10 AM
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This is my new ride, had it for a couple weeks now, its a Cannondale Synapse HiMod 1...makes me go fast!!!
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Old 07-14-09, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by faire_du_velo
Did the I pass the BF "photo rules" test?
No. Sweep your driveway.

(like I have room to talk, what with a graffiti'd background and weeds growing everywhere.. )
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Old 07-14-09, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Chrimbler
This is my new ride, had it for a couple weeks now, its a Cannondale Synapse HiMod 1...makes me go fast!!!
Any up close photos. I saw the lower end Synapse carbon and loved it. Nice.
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Just for kicks -- wanted to see how easily I could Photoshop myself out of a pic. Turned out to be easier and quicker than propping up the bike to achieve the same effect.
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Old 07-14-09, 04:54 PM
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here is my b -day present form my wife
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Originally Posted by forteskeeter
here is my b -day present form my wife
Can I borrow your wife around say, my birthday?!?! Very nice!
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Old 07-14-09, 05:11 PM
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Not sure what you wanted to see, but here you go.
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One of the whole bike for a kick off...
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Originally Posted by BarracksSi
No. Sweep your driveway.

(like I have room to talk, what with a graffiti'd background and weeds growing everywhere.. )
I was wondering if I would get crap about that haha. Ya we have 2 HUGE Oak trees in our front yard, I'm talking 3-4ft. wide 200+ year old trees and we get a heck of a lot of leaves in our driveway.
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Originally Posted by AlexTaylor
One of the whole bike for a kick off...
I did post the whole bike a few posts back, I was asked if I could post some close ups.
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Longer stem, but I hate the angle. After I get fully used to this I'll get a -17º... I hate Ritchey alloy WCS stems. They're light, expensive, but so FLEXY! HUGE difference coming form my Deda Zero.
Also some new ceramic derailleur pullies from a new sponsor.
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Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21
Wow. I'm jealous! I'm going to have to hit up my shop's Raleigh rep to get some old 2009 carbon frames. I checked out the 2010s today. They're supposed to be lighter and stiffer, but they're UGLY!

Where did you see the 2010 Raleigh's?
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New build: Rossetti SL-2

Just finished the first test ride. 45miles with a couple decent climbs. Bike felt really good, snappy, accelerated quickly, very solid and direct through tight, high speed curves, surprised at how compliant it was on chip seal, very stiff in bottom bracket. Fit and finish is excellent and the shaped tubes flow nicely. Only planned changes is to replace the saddle with a red/white or white/red version. Overall I'm very pleased.
It was a very cost efficient build. I caught the frame/fork on Ebay early one morning with a just a couple minutes to go in the auction. I'd seen a couple Rossettis and thought they looked cool but wasn't willing to "gamble" the $900 to $1200 price tag I saw on them. I tossed in a very low bid and won, $531. Both frame and fork are brand new. I had most all parts in my parts bins and only purchased the bottle cages and stem. It's full Chorus with Record Skeleton brakes and Eurus wheels. I'm out of pocket a total: $639 for the complete bike.
I'm still dialing in the fit so have not cut the steer tube to size yet.
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I don't own a white garage door... one for the vintage folks.

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Originally Posted by sickmtbnutcase
Can I borrow your wife around say, my birthday?!?! Very nice!
you can keep her i got what i wanted
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Originally Posted by nivekdodge
Where did you see the 2010 Raleigh's?
In the 2010 Raleigh book... where else?
I work at a shop, BTW. And the new Raleighs are slowly starting to grow on me. BB30, 1 1/2" tapered steertube, full carbon dropouts... nice bike on paper, but the design is just barely starting to grow on me, considering I'll probably buy one. The frameset is a BARGAIN.
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Originally Posted by BarracksSi
Just for kicks -- wanted to see how easily I could Photoshop myself out of a pic. Turned out to be easier and quicker than propping up the bike to achieve the same effect.
that bell on you shifters makes angels cry.


I like the file name of your pic. "CAAD8-standing-mysteriously.jp"
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
I don't own a white garage door... one for the vintage folks.


love this.
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
I don't own a white garage door... one for the vintage folks.

https://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/cooper1a.jpg
sweet. havent seen a cooper since my friend's. look at the perfect fork curve....
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a better pic. cleaned up, adjusted fit, and put on decent saddle.

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