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What road bike do you have?

Old 06-28-11, 05:00 AM
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Originally Posted by AdelaaR
I did ... used my lowest 39/23 gear and it was pretty hard.
Yeah, I imagine so. Props to you. Did you stand the whole way up?
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Old 06-28-11, 06:53 AM
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Originally Posted by screamsayonara
Built this BMC over the winter.

HOT. Nice job on the build.

I ride with a couple that having matching his and hers BMCs (well except hers is a 49cm and his is 60+cm). They are sweet rides... massive chain stays.
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Originally Posted by Namenda
Yeah, I imagine so. Props to you. Did you stand the whole way up?
Well no ... the first bit is "De Vesten" which is cobblestones through the center of town and then over the marketplace and up the hill ... that bit isn't so hard ... the hardest part is the actual "Kapelmuur", which is just after a very sharp 90 degree turn and then 20% sharp cobblestones straight up ... I did stand there
It's not very long though, that hard part.
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Originally Posted by screamsayonara
Built this BMC over the winter.

As i've said before, sexy bike Ying!


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As of tomorrow morning, I will have a 2011 Trek/Gary Fisher Ion Super. I've actually heard very little reviews on the bike, but I was pretty amazed by the frame, and the okay components. Not to mention I got a killer deal on it. (saved over 600 bucks MSRP!!!). Picture will be up tomorrow. Cannnot.. cannot! wait to ride it.
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I just bought a 2010 Jamis Quest




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Originally Posted by screamsayonara
Built this BMC over the winter.

is that an SLX?
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Stradalli Milano.

Could be the placebo effect or maybe the carbon frame but feels smoother and not as rough on my shoulder (which I had a torn rotator cuff and dislocation, two separate incidents).
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Originally Posted by Vicelord
is that an SLX?
That's an SL01 Roadracer, which was one step below the SLX01 up through 2010. Aluminum with carbon seatstays; it's been replaced by a full-carbon version. Neat bike with all that BMC style.

https://www.bmc-racing.com/us-en/bike.../standard.html
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Originally Posted by BarracksSi
That's an SL01 Roadracer, which was one step below the SLX01 up through 2010. Aluminum with carbon seatstays; it's been replaced by a full-carbon version. Neat bike with all that BMC style.

https://www.bmc-racing.com/us-en/bike.../standard.html
wow.... they made a crap ton of changes. I have a 2011 SL01. Very different.
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Just put it together. The stem is probably too long. Still getting it adjusted. Giantnerd had the frame and fork for $439.00 so I was able to complete the whole build with all new parts for less than $1100. Really happy with it so far.
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JK, Haha. I think my motorcycle riding affects my road biking techniques adversely and vice versa.

Trek 1.2, just picked this up from a buddy.
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I hope you don't mind the long post, but I thought I would post an update on my 'stable'. Thanks!


Felt Z35





Frame: Felt carbon
Fork: Felt carbon
Bars: Felt aluminium
Stem: Ritchey WCS aluminium
Headset: Cane Creek integrated
Bar Tape: Cinelli Carbo Wrap

Brifters: Shimano 105
Calipers: Shimano 105
Front Mech: Shimano 105
Rear Mech: Shimano 105
Cables: Nokon

Saddle: Fizik Arione
Seat Post: Ritchey Pro carbon

Cranks: Shimano 105
Chainring(s): Shimano 105 50/34
Chain: KMC
Cassette: Shimano 105 11/25
Pedals: Look KEO Max carbon
Bottom Bracket: Shimano Hollowtech II

Wheels: Mavic CXP22 on Felt hubs with DT spokes
Tyres: Bontrager Race X Lite

Accessories: Bontrager bottle cages and Garmin GPS

Weight: ~18lbs


Giant Cadex 980c





Frame: Giant carbon lugged with aluminium
Fork: Giant aluminium
Bars: Aluminium (not sure of origin – tape covering manufacturer name!)
Stem: Quill aluminium (not sure of origin)
Headset: Campagnolo Record
Bar Tape: Black cork tape, I forget the name

Brifters: Campagnolo Veloce Ultrashift
Calipers: Campagnolo Veloce
Front Mech: Campagnolo Veloce
Rear Mech: Campagnolo Veloce
Cables: Campagnolo

Saddle: Giant
Seat Post: PUSH aluminium

Cranks: Campagnolo Veloce Ultratorque
Chainring(s): Campagnolo Veloce Ultrashift 50/34
Chain: Campagnolo Veloce Ultranarrow
Cassette: Campagnolo Veloce 105 11/25
Pedals: Look KEO Easy
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Veloce Ultratorque

Wheels: Campagnolo Khamsin G3
Tyres: Bontrager Race X Lite

Accessories: Bontrager bottle cages and Garmin GPS

Weight: ~20lbs


Giant Bowery ‘72





Frame: Giant aluminium
Fork: Giant aluminium
Bars: Giant track style aluminium
Stem: Stock integrated
Headset: Stock aluminium
Bar Tape: Bontrager cork tape

Brake levers: Tektro
Calipers: Tektro
Cables: Giant

Saddle: Felt
Seat Post: Stock aluminium

Cranks: Sugino
Chainring(s): Sugino 48
Chain: KMC
Freewheel: 17
Pedals: Look KEO Classic
Bottom Bracket: Sugino (I think)

Wheels: Giant
Tyres: Continental Race

Accessories: Specialized bottle cages and Garmin GPS

Weight: No idea ~16lbs?

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2010 Trek Madone 4.5 that is completely stock.

This is my first year on a proper road bike, and riding as exercise. I was instantly smitten with the feel of a road bike. I will be upgrading parts as the stock one wear out and break.

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My current stable

Bianchi Via Nirone - Campy Veloce on Campy Scirocco Wheels


Madone 4.7 - Sram Force on Bontrager Race Wheels
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Originally Posted by kmoy2002
My current stable

Bianchi Via Nirone - Campy Veloce on Campy Scirocco Wheels
Is that frame too small, or are you still setting up the bar height?

- Received my new Ritchey Pro Biomax saddle today, 280gr. Looks good on the bike, lots better than the Brooks B17N. Lots lighter too
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Updated with Speedplay Zeros and Rotor Q rings
2010 S1 Ultegra SL


2010 Cervelo S1 by simon.richard.johnson, on Flickr
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Cervelo S3

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Originally Posted by SpinDr
I hope you don't mind the long post, but I thought I would post an update on my 'stable'. Thanks!


Felt Z35





Frame: Felt carbon
Fork: Felt carbon
Bars: Felt aluminium
Stem: Ritchey WCS aluminium
Headset: Cane Creek integrated
Bar Tape: Cinelli Carbo Wrap

Brifters: Shimano 105
Calipers: Shimano 105
Front Mech: Shimano 105
Rear Mech: Shimano 105
Cables: Nokon

Saddle: Fizik Arione
Seat Post: Ritchey Pro carbon

Cranks: Shimano 105
Chainring(s): Shimano 105 50/34
Chain: KMC
Cassette: Shimano 105 11/25
Pedals: Look KEO Max carbon
Bottom Bracket: Shimano Hollowtech II

Wheels: Mavic CXP22 on Felt hubs with DT spokes
Tyres: Bontrager Race X Lite

Accessories: Bontrager bottle cages and Garmin GPS

Weight: ~18lbs

How are those Felt bikes, pretty good ride?
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Originally Posted by LemondFanForeve
How are those Felt bikes, pretty good ride?
I love mine...



ride is quiet and with Bontrager xXx bars it is just a little sweeter.
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+1 Both those felts look great!
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My new baby! Super fast!
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I suppose I should post this here as well. Without further ado, I present you my new S2.





and the obligatory BF white garage door pic.

I'm not sure if I like it better than my SLC, but it doesn't have a crack in the top tube, and it was free. It's really starting to grow on me though. For reference, here is the fallen comrade:

I had the SLC down to 6020g, with lighter bars, and a few other parts. I really like these bars however despite the weight penalty. The new S2 weighed in at 6130 today, which makes me suspect it is about 20-30g more than the SLC. Hopefully they put it all in the top tube.
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I built this up as my first roadie. I posted a pic couple months back but I changed a few things since then... new DA 9speed dt shifters, new R600 brake levers, and I found out earlier today there's a crack on the Forte fork (axle mount area). Good thing I found out, I was gonna ride it too! So I took it to Performance instead, and they replaced it for free and a free install also.

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