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What road bike do you have?

Old 04-28-11, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by yzeater


What color should I go with for the bar tape and seat? Thinking about red or white...
i kinda like the black saddle and bar tape. i would be tempted to add more silver to complement the silver decals and crankset. a silver wheelset, brakes, stem, and bars would give it a classy look. i would say seatpost too, but if i recall that frameset has an odd size post (and that look post just seems right)
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New road race bike. New crit bike pics coming soon. Frame on team discount. Majority of parts including crank/power meter, wheels, stem, post, pedals, etc already owned. Not the best picture.




Frameset: Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL3 2011 (size 52, TT 53.7)
Shifters: SRAM Force
Handlebar: Ritchey WCS Logic 2
Stem: Ritchey WCS 4-axis
Brake Caliper: KCNC C6
Brake Pad: SwissStop Yellow
Bottom Bracket: SRAM GXP
Crankset: SRAM S900 w/ Quarq Cinqo Saturn power meter
Pedals: Look Keo Classic
Front Derailleur: SRAM Force
Rear Derailleur: SRAM Force
Chainset: SRAM 1071
Seatpost: Thomson Masterpiece
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR
Brake Cable/Housing: Jagwire Racer
Derailleur Cable/Housing: Jagwire Racer
Wheelset: Reynolds DV46UL Tubular *
Tires: Continental Sprinter
Valve Extenders: Lezyne
Skewers: KCNC
Bottle Cages: Specialized Rib Cage
Computer: Garmin 500 (not pictured)
Bar tape: Bike Smart PCH
Name Plate: Victory Circle Graphix
Garage Door Color: Off-white
Weight: Unknown, light

*Race wheels only - daily wheels include Reynolds Assault clincher or Nobium alloy clincher
**will be lowering stack 1cm and cutting fork...maybe next week

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Old 04-28-11, 11:05 PM
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That's a beauty!
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Old 04-29-11, 08:16 AM
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Got a new EA90 130mm 10º stem.



And I got new shoes, finally.

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nice...i like how all the colors match...except for the warning sticker..
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re: warning sticker...yeah...i keep forgetting to remove those.
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Originally Posted by yzeater


What color should I go with for the bar tape and seat? Thinking about red or white...

keep it black. red or white looks gawdy
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Old 04-29-11, 12:41 PM
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Red would look hawt.
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2010 Allez Steel

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Originally Posted by MetalSlug
2010 Allez Steel

Wow. Need my shades . . .
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Old 04-29-11, 08:16 PM
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Yeah, I'm still deciding on the wheels... Got them at a decent price so I grabbed them.
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The allez steel is a sick bike, if I didn't race I'd probably pick one up.
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what?

if you owned it you wouldn't be obliged to race it you know. All sorts of BFer's own backup bikes that we train on/race on when the nice steed is out of commission.
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What do you guys think? I got it for $300... spent $250 at the shop getting it serviced, new rear wheel and tires... about to go riding... my first road bike ride ever.
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SWEET!!! Ride the hell out of it!
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Old 05-01-11, 02:47 PM
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Score! That bike (and you) deserves to be professionally fitted.
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My bike that I got for $8.00 with shoes! Added a few things, and yes it is way to big but for $8 I don't care that much.

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Originally Posted by wslysol
My bike that I got for $8.00 with shoes! Added a few things, and yes it is way to big but for $8 I don't care that much.
If it is to big for you then $8.00 is not a good deal..........
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Holy crazy fit batman.
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Originally Posted by garysol1
If it is to big for you then $8.00 is not a good deal..........
sure it is.

keep the shoes and sell it on craigslist for $200.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
sure it is.

keep the shoes and sell it on craigslist for $200.
You know exactly what I meant. Riding a bike thats too big just because its cheap will not make for a long term rider.
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Originally Posted by MetalSlug
2010 Allez Steel

Originally Posted by thisisbenji
The allez steel is a sick bike, if I didn't race I'd probably pick one up.
seeing this makes me want to build a black one up with my record 10spd group for a race bike
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Ok. Posting my new ride. Cannondale SuperSix 1 with Dura-Ace (brifters / derailleurs) and Ultegra (breaks / cassette / chain). Swapped in my old wheels and handlebar from my previous bike. This thing rides great, can't wait to put in some serious miles.

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The flash is so damn bright, it was actually late dusk when I took this hence the light.
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That Supersix 1 wins.

Also, flip it (had to).
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