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What road bike do you have?

Old 03-29-10, 11:54 PM
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Originally Posted by leooooo


Finally completed
This is hot. Done up in great taste.
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Old 03-29-10, 11:59 PM
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Originally Posted by leooooo
I'm sure it will look nicer, but then like a good 99% of the frames in the market will look better with lightweights or boras on! lol

Pics a few pages back.
LOL - true, true - sorry for stating the obvious....
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Originally Posted by thirdgenbird
you have too much cable housing on that thing...

you could clean the front end up a lot by routing the left shifter housing to the right cable stop and the right housing to the left stop. then, cross the bare cable under the down tube and to their respective places on the bb shell. it would eliminate a ton of cable and look way cleaner.

edit: the brake cable is long too.
I'm guessing he flipped it and since the cables were running fine, decided not to mess with them.
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Old 03-30-10, 09:43 AM
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but he also upgraded shifters. what better time fix such a thing
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I feel a little inadequate putting pics of my new ride on here with all these other amazing bikes.

I just recently quit smoking, after 2 packs a day for over 20 years, and took up cycling as my new serious hobby… Got my first 100+ mile ride coming up this May (on my 38th b-day.

For my budget and experience level I am really happy with my new bike and the few upgrades I have done to it.
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You might want to get fit on that, Biff.

Just looking at the position of the shifters makes my wrists hurt.
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Old 03-30-10, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by StoredBiff
I feel a little inadequate putting pics of my new ride on here with all these other amazing bikes.

I just recently quit smoking, after 2 packs a day for over 20 years, and took up cycling as my new serious hobby… Got my first 100+ mile ride coming up this May (on my 38th b-day.

For my budget and experience level I am really happy with my new bike and the few upgrades I have done to it.
Congratulations on the No More smoking .
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In the process of the fitting, next week to be exact. I live in a very very small community, the closest bike shop that does fittings is about two hours away.
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Old 03-30-10, 03:04 PM
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New tires! Only thing I've changed since I bought it is the saddle [Selle Italia SLR Gel Flow], chainrings [Stronglight CT2], bars [Pro Vibe], and stem [3t 110mm].
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Old 03-30-10, 03:13 PM
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09 Fuji Roubaix.

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Originally Posted by StoredBiff
In the process of the fitting, next week to be exact. I live in a very very small community, the closest bike shop that does fittings is about two hours away.
Try flipping the stem down, then angling the bars up. That looks pppaaaaaiiiinnnful.
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Originally Posted by exhumed
New tires! Only thing I've changed since I bought it is the saddle [Selle Italia SLR Gel Flow], chainrings [Stronglight CT2], bars [Pro Vibe], and stem [3t 110mm].
That's a good-lookin' build. And nice photo stance.
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Originally Posted by StoredBiff
I feel a little inadequate putting pics of my new ride on here with all these other amazing bikes.

I just recently quit smoking, after 2 packs a day for over 20 years, and took up cycling as my new serious hobby… Got my first 100+ mile ride coming up this May (on my 38th b-day.

For my budget and experience level I am really happy with my new bike and the few upgrades I have done to it.
Congrats on quitting.
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Originally Posted by Razor From KC
Didn't even notice that. Not going to cross the wires tho. will look into shortening them!
why wont you cross them. ive been doing it since i started riding (and my dad has been doing it since sti came out) and ive never had an issue...
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Old 03-30-10, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Razor From KC
In my mind it wouldn't look right. and if its in my mind it will bug me to no end. ( not OCD I swear! )
just try it. after you see it you will love it. it actually looks "more correct" any you will become like me and think everybody that doesnt cross their cables is wrong. its honestly a better smoother routing that uses a better curve and as a benefit, your housing doesnt rub the paint off your frame
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Old 03-30-10, 11:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Razor From KC
you got me with this. i will try!
that a boy! here is a picture with sram on a specialized (i couldnt find a shimano example)
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Old 03-30-10, 11:19 PM
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I crossed mine when building up the XRL with 105 5600 - it definitely looks a lot cleaner that way.
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Originally Posted by Razor From KC
looks good. do i spy some carbon style brake shoes?
yeah, but its not my bike, i stole the picture. ive got aluminum rims.

oh, and i leave sram on my xc bike. i am a campagnolo guy at heart.
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Originally Posted by thirdgenbird
that a boy! here is a picture with sram on a specialized (i couldnt find a shimano example)
an odd day.. I actually learned something of value on BF.
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an odd day.. I actually learned something of value on BF.
just doing my part.
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Originally Posted by thirdgenbird
that a boy! here is a picture with sram on a specialized (i couldnt find a shimano example)
I'm going to be trying crosscabling as well. As my bike is in pieces anyway, it never hurts to do so.
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Originally Posted by Razor From KC
like the bike! hate the tires! but you like it and thats what counts. it ride good?
Feels good man.
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Based on feedback and suggestions I made a few adjustments... hope you all can forgive such a noob!
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Looks better!
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