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What road bike do you have?

Old 09-03-09, 01:09 AM
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Originally Posted by thehappyrobot
Did you just put Deep V's on an actual road bike? I'm not sure I've ever seen that before.
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2009 Specialized Allez triple.
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just picked this up about two weeks ago - first nice road bike.
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Originally Posted by BarracksSi
The funny thing is, it looks "more serious" with the lowered stem -- visually, it looks cleaner as it lines up with the tops of the bars, and it doesn't look like a comfort bike.. lol
Well, she's definitely not a comfort bike, so that makes sense. I fit quite nice, and when I'm down the drops, my back is low and flat. I think the lighting also makes it look more serious in that shot, late in the day, in the shadow, you know?
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Arg!

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Sweet looking bike, but you do need better pics. I just picked up a 2008 Lemond Sarthe (OX platinum steel) myself. It a wonderful ride! I have found that I am just as fast or faster on my Lemond then on my OCR A1 ever though it weighs 1.5 more. The Lemond's wheels are better and the geometry is just right. I think you made a great choice.

Yeah that is just one of the pictures the guy i bought it from sent me. Ill get a new pic soon as i FIX MY PAINT JOB!?! arg!

k, heres my sob story...Got my bike out for its first real test run...came across a nice looong steep downhill section, and decided i wanted to see how it handled at some faster speeds. Well, got to a decent clip and all of the sudden i hear this terrible clacking sound and my bike starts to shimmy back and forth. (at this point i was certain i was about to die.) then as suddenly as it started with a loud clank...it stopped. I looked behind me and the reflector on the spokes and broken loose at high speeds and wanged itself back and forth between the two chainstays scrapping a little more than a quarters size of pain of both sides and then dislodged itself and went flying down the road.

amazingly all it did was damage the paint and the chainstay protector sticker thingy...no broken spokes or dents or bends. Even the reflector seemed OK...not that ill be putting it back on. But now my brand new bike has some very large spots with no paint. Definitly one of those things you wish you could take back...

I've been doing some research on how to repair it and so far the best solution seems to be fingernail polish or model paint. If anyone else has better suggestions please let me know.
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This could be why people remove the wheel reflectors? And I thought it was just snob appeal..
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Originally Posted by vintagefuji
Heres my new ride, picked it up "used" (bought new and sat in storage for 3 years until i came along ) for about half retail. Going to be used for recreational riding, and commuting mostly. I love it so far, unique look and silky smooth ride. Not a feather weight by any means, but not a beast either, about 20 pounds as is, im sure i could drop a significant amount by upgrading rims and such, but im not really a gram counter anyway, so its no big deal.

Sorry for the crappy pic, its all i have at work. Ill get some better pics eventually.

105 shifters, brakes, and front deraillure
Ultegra rear deraillure
Cane Creek headset
sram 9 spd cassette
Bontrager everything else.

OCLV 120 Carbon Cockpit
OX platinum Steel Spine

watcha think?
(tell me good things or my head will ESSSPLOODE! j/k Its my first REAL bike and i was on a tight budget.)

Very cool bike! I have a Lemond Etape that I'm quite fond of. You'll really like yours I'm sure.
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Originally Posted by mzeffex
This could be why people remove the wheel reflectors? And I thought it was just snob appeal..
No kidding. My buddys brother just bought a bike and wanted to take the reflectors off but didnt really have a good reason (other than snobery)...so when he told him that story he says "Perfect...now i have a reason." And off they came. It never even crossed my mind to check something like that to make sure it was secure. Now everyone is going to be using that excuse to remove reflectors!
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Monark 318 -75. Reynolds 351 tubing. Nervex lugs. Slightly upgraded with Shimano 105 and 600 of -84 and a turbo charger as rear derailleur; ultegra c:a 2004/05. Hand built Chrina/rigida rims. VP road pedals. Selle italia XO seat. Bontrager bar tape. I kept the campy front hub. This bike was originally built by Giro d´Italia-winner Gösta Pettersson in his MCB-shop after finishing his pro career. He won the Giro on the exact same frame in -71. Feast your eyes...
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Very nice. The only thing I don't like is the rear derailleur, seems too new.
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'03 Klein Q-Carbon

just switched to Keo Sprints, that clunky seat-post is soon to be replaced with a Thomson....


I apologize for the bad pic....
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My New Bike

Sure my perfect bike would be a cyclocross bike, at 16lb in weight, at a nice price of $1000 to $2000 starting.

But at this time I got what I could afford on Craig's list .

Brand new Schwinn Varsity CF, enrty updrade, 14 speed Alum/Carbon fiber. Light and fast. Talked the big guy down to $250.00. I don't think he did much cycling or any workouts.

This is a 22lb bike and I changed front derailleur to Tegras. Shifts smooth as butter and super quiet.

Stops on a dime. Egg beater pedals. I do need to change the seat and get a CF seat post.

I have no complaints. I'm a beginner in cycling and it's an upgrade after 2 months of training on 30lb road bike. I didn't realize what a clunker I was riding until now. Such a difference and this a lower end bike. I can imagine the better bikes.
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Felt Team Issue

I just purchased a Felt Team Issue to ride in sprint triathlons for next year, its stock for the time being but will upgrade the stem and handle bars, seat post, crank and wheels to lighten the load a bit.
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mzeffex; Yes, I had some trouble deciding on the Ultegra, but at the same time, I do this gem pretty hard and its comfy and relaxing to have such a piece of equipment when doing the long runs. I would prefer a late 70`s Dura Ace.
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Originally Posted by Tapeworm21
Did you just put Deep V's on an actual road bike? I'm not sure I've ever seen that before.
you need to get out more.
you can lace deep v hoops to any hubs you want.
i choose them for strength and durability.
pair that with a 105 hub and you have a pretty badass wheelset.
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Originally Posted by schmunk
Canyon Ultimate CF F10
If I go to grad school in Germany I'm ordering myself a Canyon. Post some picks after you build it.
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My 2008 CAAD9 with new race wheels.
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Originally Posted by fixedgearinker
...that clunky seat-post is soon to be replaced with a Thomson....
you should get the Deda post to match the stem.
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Originally Posted by Jay-W
you should get the Deda post to match the stem.
I had thought about it, with the Deda stem and bars already on. It doesnt seem that deda has a stright (non-setback) post that is within my price range lol.... I am also kind of partial to the 2 bolt adjustment on the Thomson's, as opposed to the single on the Deda's....
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Originally Posted by fixedgearinker
'03 Klein Q-Carbon

just switched to Keo Sprints, that clunky seat-post is soon to be replaced with a Thomson....


I apologize for the bad pic....
beautiful...man i love Kleins
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I'm a picture *****. New wheels = new pic
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My new Pedal Force ride. There is a thread about it.

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Originally Posted by Heli0s
I'm a picture *****. New wheels = new pic
Ohhh man that makes me want a toupe. I love TCRs. So much. Oh and Tarmacs. And CAAD 9s. But mostly TCRs. Alright, there goes my crazy moment.
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