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Old 04-07-11, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by garysol1
Were you able to say that with a straight face?
Lol at Brand hounds. I had absolutely no problem going to Tektro instead of 105 for the brakes. Less than half the weight and better stopping power with more adjustable calipers. And you're playing the poker face?
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My first road bike, I'm really enjoying it so far.
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Originally Posted by garysol1
Were you able to say that with a straight face?
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On what planet?
I'll back him up here in one instance. I run TRP brakes, which rock. TRP = Tektro Racing Products.

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Originally Posted by mzeffex
I'll back him up here in one instance. I run TRP brakes, which rock. TRP = Tektro Racing Products.


I ran those for a while...Avid Shorty Ultimates >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> TRP.

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Originally Posted by mzeffex
I'll back him up here in one instance. I run TRP brakes, which rock. TRP = Tektro Racing Products.
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Were talking road bike brakes here and you know exactly the ones he is talking about.
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Originally Posted by X-LinkedRider
. I had absolutely no problem going to Tektro instead of 105 for the brakes. Less than half the weight and better stopping power with more adjustable calipers.
Please show me some specs....... Better stopping power and more adjustable. Please show me. I wont disagree on weight because I know they are very close but please show me a test where they have more power.
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This is my first bike in over 20 years.

7D & 28mm 1.8 and 50mm 1.4













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Originally Posted by culaxer15
MSRP listed was $1799.99

I got the Performance deal listed at $1399.99 plus an extra 10% off.

I checked every Performance store in the state for the Podium 6 but they were sold out in my size but it's the same exact frame, which may be a blessing as now I can set it up exactly how I want it.
Don't let these guys get to you, this is Bikeforums and there are very few universal answers to some questions. If you listened to the jokers on this site, you would have a CAAD9 with Rival, ride GP4000's (this is actually a good idea), etc. I've seen that bike at Performance and it appears to be a very good deal for the money. It's not full 105 but it's got 105 shifters and derailiers, and the non-shimano gear (brakes and crankset) are decent and should give you solid performance for a long time. You may have to put some better pads on it (it's very easy to do, and inexpensive) but the stock pads are good enough for now.

In person, that's actually a very cool looking bike and I wish you luck. If it fits you comfortably and you enjoy riding it that's all that matters.
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what the heck, that looks like a cheaper BMC Impec.
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nice bike btw....not knocking it
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Old 04-08-11, 09:50 PM
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I am more of a runner than a cyclist, but started biking to work over the last couple of years on a vintage panasonic dx-2000, and going on long rides on the weekends. So I decided to build me a steel bike for weekends and group rides, while keeping my old dx-2000 around for the commute to work.

I bought this 1991 Chromoly Specialized Sirrus frame a couple of weeks ago:



I then bought some components for it (tiagra, fsa crank, tektro brakes), and built this bike out of it. I busted my budget on it (what my wife would allow me to spend), so had to go with indexed downtube shifters, but I plan to upgrade it to Tiagra STI.



It weighs about 23 pounds with the clipless pedals on it. So its not the lightest bike, but not the heaviest either for steel. I run an average of 30 miles a week, so I am pretty fast on it even for a steel bike.
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Originally Posted by Fleabiscuit
Don't let these guys get to you, this is Bikeforums and there are very few universal answers to some questions. If you listened to the jokers on this site, you would have a CAAD9 with Rival, ride GP4000's (this is actually a good idea), etc. I've seen that bike at Performance and it appears to be a very good deal for the money. It's not full 105 but it's got 105 shifters and derailiers, and the non-shimano gear (brakes and crankset) are decent and should give you solid performance for a long time. You may have to put some better pads on it (it's very easy to do, and inexpensive) but the stock pads are good enough for now.

In person, that's actually a very cool looking bike and I wish you luck. If it fits you comfortably and you enjoy riding it that's all that matters.
Not to mention that it's a BB30 frame and Shimano doesn't make a BB30 crankset, so you're really only out the 105 brakes... which everyone would recommend replacing with PlanetX CNCs, anyway...

Have fun with it, culaxer15! It's a nice lookin' bike!
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Originally Posted by LuMax

Nice looking rides.
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Originally Posted by garysol1
Nice looking rides.
"Rides," plural? Oh ****, you're right - there's a bike in that pic, too!
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Originally Posted by LuMax

Uhh, such tough choices of which one to ride!



Nice bike.
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well there's only one thing funner than riding bikes...
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Originally Posted by LuMax


Riding bikes is the most fun you can have with your clothes on....clothes off on the other hand.....
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Originally Posted by Hulley
Riding bikes is the most fun you can have with your clothes on....clothes off on the other hand.....
I vote for Rueben Sandwich.
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I vote for Rueben Sandwich.

Second that mmmmmm
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I was not offered that option on my bike nor the available work stand.
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Originally Posted by nivekdodge
I was not offered that option on my bike nor the available work stand.
It was the only option to make the Specialized bikes appealing. Not a very good one at that either
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It was the only option to make the Specialized bikes appealing. Not a very good one at that either
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Originally Posted by garysol1
Please show me some specs....... Better stopping power and more adjustable. Please show me. I wont disagree on weight because I know they are very close but please show me a test where they have more power.
You are comparing to the 105's correct? 6 pt Micro-Adjustable is soooo much nicer than the open close adjuster on the 105's. As for stopping power, the proof is in the pudding. But what do I know, I have only ridden 105 brakes about 800 miles and like the r741s A LOT better. Personal choice I guess, the point was simply that, acting like the bike is less nice because it lacks the 105 brakes is an F'n joke. He got a hell of a nice bike for 1260 and that is that.
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I wonder if her shoes are SPD compatible. least she can get low and aero. Though I think she has the bike facing the wrong direction...I think.
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