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What road bike do you have?

Old 04-12-10, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by acaurora
The Tarmac equivalent. I wish they put more blue in like they do on the S-Works though
Aw, don't be sad! Maybe get a little bit of that nice blue in the tires or bartape, eh?
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Old 04-12-10, 01:11 PM
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So I bought a Giant Defy 2 left over. I put a down payment on the bike just about 2 weeks ago and I finally picked the bike up yesterday. I didn't have a chance to ride it till today I put 15 miles on the bike. Few things Wow my butt is sore! First investment is padded shorts. Second, I want a mile calculator can you suggest a few? And last Clipless pedals are the next purchase of mine. Currently I have straps on my pedals which you will see below but I am really looking into clipless.
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Old 04-12-10, 01:56 PM
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B+ roadie I guess?
 
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Originally Posted by Tsuru
Aw, don't be sad! Maybe get a little bit of that nice blue in the tires or bartape, eh?
Haha, well when I eventually get narrower handlebars (when I got my bike fitted they said that I need 40cm ones, but it isn't a big deal), maybe then I'll get some blue tape
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Originally Posted by WildH
Finished with all of the parts as of last night. Focus Izalco Pro (with upgrades.....)

Love the bike... unfortunately my budget doesn't allow for it - but it's nice to see others enjoy them
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Old 04-13-10, 01:43 PM
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Finally had some time to take a pic of my baby... ignore the dork disk


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Old 04-13-10, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Viperplayer5220
Finally had some time to take a pic of my baby... ignore the dork disk


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That fork looks fragile on a frame like that. Looks pretty cool apart from the fork
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Old 04-13-10, 11:26 PM
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beautiful bikes in here guys.. wish I would have washed it and taken some better photos after seeing all these beauties.. anyways.. This is my somewhat new 2010 IF SSR, everything is new except for the group which I pulled off my old Merlin.. I really love this bike. Currently im testing a smp forma saddle, love it so far but I need to give it some longer rides.







ill have to try to take some better pics, the white is actually pearlescent and looks awesome when the light is right..
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Old 04-14-10, 05:52 AM
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Indy fab, sweet.
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I have lusted after Indy Fabs for an eternity but can not afford one. Yours looks like a 56 cm. That works for me. Please ship it to me immediately. But seriously, sweeeeeet bike.
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Old 04-14-10, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by womensecks
Vittoria Open Paves
How do you like those? I'm thinking of getting them. 25mm is the max on my fork but I think these are labled as 24mm, right?
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Old 04-14-10, 10:55 AM
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55.5... I just went for it with some inheritence, hopefully it wont cost me my marriage. I do ride a ton so for me it was a great investment and it fit like a glove the first time I clipped in. The 953 really has a nice feel to it, I previously rode Ti.. thanks, the camera did it more justice..
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My old 2nd hand Fuji. Replaced Ultegra 6500 group with 1st gen. Rival from another bike. Had FSA K Force crankset but left crank arm died. Have Planet X wheels on there. Probably the stiffest wheelset I've ever used. Not bad for $150USD + shipping and at 1620 grams with rim tape.


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Old 04-14-10, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by sjumper
My old 2nd hand Fuji. Replaced Ultegra 6500 group with 1st gen. Rival from another bike. Had FSA K Force crankset but left crank arm died. Have Planet X wheels on there. Probably the stiffest wheelset I've ever used. Not bad for $150USD + shipping and at 1620 grams with rim tape.

nice! love it!
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here are mine....

its an 07 Cannondale Caad9 optimo 3

I love it, Shimano 105 all around

Cannondale CAAD9.jpg

also just built up an 04 Orbea Tri/TT bike

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and here is the STABLE

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The Fuji, is my wifes.
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Old 04-14-10, 02:24 PM
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^^^^^ Thanks Man!
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The old:




Reborn:



2005ish Fuji Team SL 60cm Everything Bike
Full Sram Rival
Dura Ace 7800 Chain
3T 130mm Stem
3T 44mm Ergonova Bars
Thompson Zero Setback Post
Old WTB saddle
Time Pedals
Basic Cateye Computer
Crappy Bottle Holders
Mavic Ksyrium Elites
Michelen ProRace3 23cm
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Old 04-15-10, 06:34 PM
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Not as nice as a lot of the bikes posted here, but it's mine.

Sorry for the crappy cell pic!
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Old 04-15-10, 07:13 PM
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Hey all

I'm new here. I just signed up the other day.

Here's my '87 Cannondale SR600 Criterium. Just took the pictures now. It has Shimano 600 all around. It rides great but it's stiff as hell so any bumps you go over really suck. I plan on upgrading to a Motobecane Vent Noir form BikesDirect when they are back in stock.







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I like it! It's a great race bike and looks great too. (The Caad8)

The blue c'dale is nice too. I want one of those older frames.
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Originally Posted by sjumper
My old 2nd hand Fuji. Replaced Ultegra 6500 group with 1st gen. Rival from another bike. Had FSA K Force crankset but left crank arm died. Have Planet X wheels on there. Probably the stiffest wheelset I've ever used. Not bad for $150USD + shipping and at 1620 grams with rim tape.

Solid no-nonsense build. I like it.
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Old 04-16-10, 05:56 PM
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I'm back!
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Old 04-16-10, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Jay-W
Solid no-nonsense build. I like it.
Me too. Straight up built for speed.
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Old 04-16-10, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by caloso
Me too. Straight up built for speed.
Thanks for the nice comments.
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I always LOVED those Scott bars. I remember seeing a picture and it seemed to be those bars but in a bullhorn rendition. Did they make something like this, or did someone just mount the bars on a straight bar? I want to pick those up.
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