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What road bike do you have?

Old 10-10-09, 02:50 PM
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Hello all. First post. Installed the new fork yesterday.

Only after looking at these pictures do I notice that my saddle looks very nose-down. But it's where I ended up being most comfortable after adjustments.




















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Old 10-10-09, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by adriano View Post
i was wondering who was running the company.
Paolo Guerciotti. He still owns the company. Lenard Zinn did a story about his visit to the factory on VeloNews. You should search it. They're all still made in Italy, including my cheapo.

Originally Posted by Red Lanterne View Post
Wow! less than 700$ thats ver impressive, how have you done this?
Id really like to know.
I am trying to get together a nice winter/2 bike on the cheap as well and would love to hear how you have achieved this!

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Spare parts, Good deals, etc.

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That Guercotti is coming along very nicely. Only thing is the green tires. Look kinda iffy. But if it makes you happy go for it.
Those are my road racing tires. I'm still debating whether to take them off and use those carbon wheels as 'cross wheels.
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Old 10-10-09, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by BaconSandwich View Post
Hello all. First post. Installed the new fork yesterday.

Only after looking at these pictures do I notice that my saddle looks very nose-down. But it's where I ended up being most comfortable after adjustments.




















Hell yeah
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Old 10-10-09, 06:34 PM
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Wow the Ridley, Guerciotti and the Schwinn are all drool inducing for different reasons.
can the owners comment on how much each one weighs fully dressed?

Here are my humble steeds......





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Old 10-10-09, 06:41 PM
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Bacon, those are some really nice pictures, and a great bike.

Also, TMonk, and everyone else... You don't HAVE to quote the post with a ton of pictures, as that will just drag along a single page.
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Old 10-11-09, 12:16 AM
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Orbita. That's about all I know about it, lol. I repainted it poo brown because the white was rusted over and really ****ty.
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Old 10-11-09, 05:38 PM
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I realize I'll take some flak for my bike but I don't give a crap I love it and even thou it's been posted before I have made some updates so reposting it again. Some background I choose something to take me back to my childhood as I feel like such a kid when I'm on it. Therefore I choose a colour combination that reminded me of my childhood favorite, Hot Wheels, I love it and gives me tons of happyness from just looking at it to the comments I recieve while out riding it which have always been wow!
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Old 10-11-09, 05:48 PM
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I like the flames.
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Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?
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Old 10-11-09, 06:12 PM
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I like the flames.
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Originally Posted by BaconSandwich View Post
Nice wheelset, which rims did you use?
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On the front rim, you can barely see that small Kangaroo decal, so I'm guessing they're Velocity Aeroheads.
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My Moots Vamoots w/ Dura-Ace. I really enjoy riding it.
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1988 Centurion Dave Scott Ironman w/ Shimano 105 group, 60cm
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Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21 View Post
On the front rim, you can barely see that small Kangaroo decal, so I'm guessing they're Velocity Aeroheads.
Thanks for the quick reply! Are these available in Europe or US market only? Had a quick look at their website but did not find the answer to that
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Old 10-12-09, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by wheelsets View Post


My Moots Vamoots w/ Dura-Ace. I really enjoy riding it.


NICE!

even like the blue tires!
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Originally Posted by Timo View Post
Thanks for the quick reply! Are these available in Europe or US market only? Had a quick look at their website but did not find the answer to that
Yes, they are Velocity Aeroheads. They're available in the U.S. and I'm pretty sure also in Europe and elsewhere.
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Old 10-12-09, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by ZiP0082 View Post

1988 Centurion Dave Scott Ironman w/ Shimano 105 group, 60cm
Were you in Charlotte the other day?
I swear I saw this exact same bike in the REI parking lot
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Originally Posted by ZiP0082 View Post

1988 Centurion Dave Scott Ironman w/ Shimano 105 group, 60cm
Needs purple hoods.
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Originally Posted by cmschmie View Post
Were you in Charlotte the other day?
I swear I saw this exact same bike in the REI parking lot
Sorry -- haven't been to Charlotte, NC in a few years, perhaps my bike's long-lost twin. I have seen this same colorway though in the NYC area some, definitely bright.

Needs purple hoods.
definitely!
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My Moots Vamoots w/ Dura-Ace. I really enjoy riding it.
I really, really, want a Moots now. Absolutely beautiful.
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My bike, Cannondale Six Carbon 5, 2009
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just picked her up Saturday. my lbs had the frame which we built up from there.
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Originally Posted by bh20 View Post
(picture here)

just picked her up Saturday. my lbs had the frame which we built up from there.
pretty!

Total cost?
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Originally Posted by youcoming View Post
I realize I'll take some flak for my bike but I don't give a crap I love it and even thou it's been posted before I have made some updates so reposting it again. Some background I choose something to take me back to my childhood as I feel like such a kid when I'm on it. Therefore I choose a colour combination that reminded me of my childhood favorite, Hot Wheels, I love it and gives me tons of happyness from just looking at it to the comments I recieve while out riding it which have always been wow!
Did you have this custom painted?
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