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What road bike do you have?

Old 06-11-10, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by rob!
I'm jealous how well the white seat/bartape goes with the otherwise mostly black bike.
Not strictly a road bike since it's a singlespeed, but when it's stock, I think the Boston edition Langster looks really damned good -- white and polished aluminum on black:
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Old 06-11-10, 04:07 PM
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Had to replace my 2010 TCR Advanced 1 frame after a crash last weekend

Here is my new frame with old components:

The last frame had red frame accents so my rims and hubs are a bit off, but oh well!
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Originally Posted by deadprez012
Kent GMC Denali. Finding parts, replacing with proper road hardware, and replacing with MTB hardware all have probabilities as 1/inf . But...$165, already own my own tools, and average 19.5 on bumpy road into a 13mph headwind day in day out--works for me!
How long do you ride for...

19.5mph average in a 13mph headwind is pretty good.
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Originally Posted by keepamonte
Here is my new frame with old components:

The last frame had red frame accents so my rims and hubs are a bit off, but oh well!
Awesome! Wheels look fine.
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Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?
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Originally Posted by Pilsley
If you got it on Ebay,

You diden't get ripped off. You shafted yourself!

Research after you bought it!!!
Looks awesome, no idea re: year or model. I think the advice of our learned friend is sound, but I'd say you got lucky in this instance. Enjoy the ride.
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New-ish bar tape.

Note: The bike isn't actually a Kuota, rather one of the cheap frames bought of eBay with some decals (also bought of eBay) stuck on it.

Build list - https://tinyurl.com/23db8bk
some weights are estimated

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Old 06-11-10, 08:54 PM
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Seriously? Because of your bike, I recently have thought that Kuota is an Ebay brand. I know you said that your carbon bike is ebay, and I saw the name.. and put one and two together.
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Originally Posted by Imperturbable Ryuu Ichigo
Want to see this in the sun!
It's not much different, maybe a bit shinier. That picture is without flash. With flash you can see the 12k weave of the carbon which I think is ugly. In the sun, you can see the weave up close, but any further than a meter or two, you probably wouldn't notice the weave pattern.
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Originally Posted by Imperturbable Ryuu Ichigo
i love that weave! infact , i will most likely get one of those frames when i get a job. so let me know how its doing after lots of miles!
I've put 600 miles on it and have had no problems so far. The clear coat finish is still holding up perfectly fine. The frame hasn't broken despite hitting some deep potholes, bunny hopping, and doing a few wheelies. It's also been knocked over pretty hard when someone "slammed open" the door. I also had a bad chain drop yesterday, but the bike is fine. Just a few minor scratches on the clear coat and not the carbon.
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Old 06-12-10, 12:23 AM
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2010 Cube Steamer.
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Originally Posted by oh5stang
2010 Cube Steamer.
What bars are those? I'm thinking of getting compact bars to replace my standard ergo bars.
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Originally Posted by FreddyV
What bars are those? I'm thinking of getting compact bars to replace my standard ergo bars.
Freddy, those are FSA Compacts. Here's a couple links with all the details.

https://www.cubecycles.co.uk/cube_en/...r-compact.html

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=44405
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09' Fuji Roubiax

Just got it yesterday used of C.List, went for a planned 5mi quick spin this AM, turned into a 10mi Love the bike, I kno the seat is a little low for most tastes, but I come from 6yrs of BMX (after a 5yr break) its comfy for now. Prob help if I flip the stem.. hmmm

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Originally Posted by Kupkake
09' Fuji Roubiax

Just got it yesterday used of C.List, went for a planned 5mi quick spin this AM, turned into a 10mi Love the bike, I kno the seat is a little low for most tastes, but I come from 6yrs of BMX (after a 5yr break) its comfy for now. Prob help if I flip the stem.. hmmm
It may be comfortable, but you should try and put it at the correct height. You'll be surprised how much easier it is to bike.
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Originally Posted by ptle
It may be comfortable, but you should try and put it at the correct height. You'll be surprised how much easier it is to bike.
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Old 06-12-10, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by ptle
It may be comfortable, but you should try and put it at the correct height. You'll be surprised how much easier it is to bike.
And your knees will thank you later (I came from 15 years of BMX riding).
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Yeah as I ride it more I will bring it up slowly.

It feels great at this pos. knees don't hurt, but I need a new saddle pronto !
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Your knees don't hurt because your rides aren't that long yet. I started out doing 10 milers and had no issues even wearing jeans on my rides; once you start creeping up on that one hour mark, lots of things will change. I (along with most of this forum) would recommend checking out a bike fit; well worth the money.
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Originally Posted by Kupkake
Yeah as I ride it more I will bring it up slowly.

It feels great at this pos. knees don't hurt, but I need a new saddle pronto !
My guess is you're just sitting on it wrong, because of the seat being too low.
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Originally Posted by FreddyV
My guess is you're just sitting on it wrong, because of the seat being too low.
exactly. set the bike up right and it will probably feel much better.
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Kupkake, we're telling you to raise the seat not because we like to tell people to do things (although that's part of it ), but because we don't want you to hurt yourself due to a bad fit. Many of us had our seats too low back when we were brand-new, so we're speaking from experience.

Of course, you could have odd proportions and have a short inseam-long torso for your height, too. I've got a friend whose legs look shorter than her torso; she rides custom frames whenever she can.
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Posted my Klein TT bike on here a couple pages ago but here is my 88' Cannondale road bike with 105 groupo....
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sweet, feelin' the old merckx
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New frame, road shoes were wet from monsoon of a morning ride so i threw on the trusty clips/straps setup
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