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What road bike do you have?

Old 05-16-11, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by 06SpiceRed
Heres my baby. An original 1992 (Bought new), recently restored with up-to-date goodies.
Sweet ride. Very sharp.
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Old 05-16-11, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Adrianinkc
For a while I did have a Specialized Toupe, but I have switched to Fizik now.
I'm looking for a new saddle myself. Which Fizik do you have and how does it compare to the Toupe?
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Originally Posted by wei.sun
Yeah, except Shimano is made by them Japs. MAVIC and Look are cheese-eating surrender monkey companies. But woo! GO USA! American flag on the downtube means the bike MUST BE GREAT.
Fascinating.
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Originally Posted by llamont
I'm relatively new to BF and this is my first road bike. I just did my first organized ride yesterday, 05/15/2011 (the Pasadena Marathon Bike Tour) and I had a blast. Can't wait for the upcoming 50 mile LA Riverbed Ride in June!

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Drive side out, white garage door, big front small back, but great looking bike
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Originally Posted by mrg2001
I'm looking for a new saddle myself. Which Fizik do you have and how does it compare to the Toupe?
Well the toupe is a great saddle but I'm a heavier guy so it would flex quite a bit and I was worried about it snapping while on a ride. I have the fizik aliante now and I find it to be really comfy and sturdy.
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Old 05-16-11, 09:58 PM
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I rock a Fizik Tundra 2 on my mtb. It's the only Fizik saddle I've ever had, but by far the best saddle I've ever had out of many different brands.
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Originally Posted by save10
Back up bike/Winter bike
-currently with alloy clinchers/4-season tires/fenders
That frame brings back memories. I wish I had kept mine and built a rain bike out of it. Matte black looks the biz.
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Originally Posted by wei.sun
Yeah, except Shimano is made by them Japs. MAVIC and Look are cheese-eating surrender monkey companies. But woo! GO USA! American flag on the downtube means the bike MUST BE GREAT.
? way to be negative. i was talking about the frame, jerk. why you trying to bring me down?
I make it great enough to keep up with the new bikes so i still dont understand the resoning for your comment.
Made in the USA (the country you live in!) is about more than just a bike frame or being great it is about american jobs and keeping the jobs in america from being outsourced.
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2011 Schwinn LeTour Classic (steel frame) A Waterford is out of the budget right now, so this is my new ride. My other road bike is a 1974 Schwinn Continental

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Originally Posted by .baker
? way to be negative. i was talking about the frame, jerk. why you trying to bring me down?
I make it great enough to keep up with the new bikes so i still dont understand the resoning for your comment.
Made in the USA (the country you live in!) is about more than just a bike frame or being great it is about american jobs and keeping the jobs in america from being outsourced.
Perhaps he was having the same reaction as I did when I read your flag waving made in the USA statement. It's a really redneck'y thing to say.
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Ultegra 6700 parts + DA7900 Cranks/BB
KCNC C7 Brakes
Transfil Nox snake brake Flying snake gear cables

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/\ very nice!
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Originally Posted by Vicelord
Perhaps he was having the same reaction as I did when I read your flag waving made in the USA statement. It's a really redneck'y thing to say.
It's hip to be an apologist. "Rednecky" to have pride in your country. Forum rules, read em.
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Originally Posted by Vicelord
Perhaps he was having the same reaction as I did when I read your flag waving made in the USA statement. It's a really redneck'y thing to say.
haha, rednecky? i guess thats a generalization bc im from the south but if you ever came here and saw how i live and compared that to of "rednecks" then youd know what a stupid assumption that was.
But if its rednecky to think we should support our country and try to help the lowest unemployement rate since before wwII ill take that. all day ery day.
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Take it somewhere else please. This is for photos of bikes...not *****ing and complaining!
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Just finished this build today.


Build thread here...
https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...Prestige-build








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Old 05-18-11, 06:55 PM
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Sir,

How many Raleighs do you have?

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Just finished this build today.


Build thread here...
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What shop do you shop at?
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Originally Posted by taos07
Sir,

How many Raleighs do you have?

This Prestige and the Team that are in my sig.

This frame came from Bikes Unlimited in Williamsburg, but I mainly shop at Conte's in Newport News.

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Just got it tuned up and ready to roll the Elephant Rock Century!

New 105 Chain, 105 Pedals (new shoes too!), Everything cleaned, adjusted, wheels trued, bearings, cables and new bar tape.



I'm not sure I like the black bar tape. It was white from the factory. Oh well, maybe a new set of black wheels will help!
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Originally Posted by markrj
Just got it tuned up and ready to roll the Elephant Rock Century!
See ya there! Should be a great time!
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Originally Posted by 06SpiceRed
See ya there! Should be a great time!

I'm riding with Team Transplant. I will be dressed in full team colors. I raised enough funds to get a full Team Uniform! I'm very excited about this event. I'm certainly no racer, I just thought all this riding I do should benefit others. A friend of mine is a kidney transplant recipient and we assembled a 4 person team to support the cause of Team Transplant.

We are also doing RAGBRAI and raising funds for Taylor's Gift Foundation which is another organ transplant related charity.

Looks like today's weather is going to be nice. I am planning a 50 mile training run today.
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Here's some updated pictures, as requested. SRM is getting serviced, added 404 Firecrest CCs. I hate how some lenses distort the way a bike looks!



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Old 05-19-11, 06:57 PM
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Looks really expensive. What CAT are you?
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It was decided a couple pages ago that it was in the $16000 range including the SRM and the AC 58. With those Zipps, but without the SRM, probably more like $15500. But with the Zipps and the SRM, pushing over $17000 probably.
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