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What road bike do you have?

Old 07-26-11, 04:42 PM
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I have three road bikes, last spring I purchased a Cervelo S2 myfirst carbon fiber frame bike. I never had so much pleasure on a bikesince I got that one.

I also have a Devinci SL3 aluminum frame and my vintage MarinoniColumbus frame


Two generations apart
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Old 07-26-11, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by hodie21
Love the frame!
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Old 07-26-11, 06:51 PM
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Why are you so mad at your rear derailleur?
Oh, it can handle it. I'm kind of fond of it actually. It is going for a stretch..
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Old 07-26-11, 10:40 PM
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Weighs 17.1lbs with Bontrager SSR wheels (2200gms), computer, pedals, and loaded saddle bag. RXL's wheelset will be on the bike shortly. It rides great! I dig it lots! With new wheel edition, smaller, lighter saddle bag, and my new pedals, it should be high 15lbs.

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love the bike, not the stem.
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Old 07-27-11, 12:02 AM
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Just put this guy together last Sunday, so far a bit over 100 miles on it and I love it!
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Originally Posted by ImChris








Weighs 17.1lbs with Bontrager SSR wheels (2200gms), computer, pedals, and loaded saddle bag. RXL's wheelset will be on the bike shortly. It rides great! I dig it lots! With new wheel edition, smaller, lighter saddle bag, and my new pedals, it should be high 15lbs.

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Looks great!
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which frame is that? looks pretty amazing.
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best looking Madone ive ever seen
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Easily my favorite Trek ever. They've never been my cup of tea, but that one has it goin' on.
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Old 07-27-11, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by yongkun
love the bike, not the stem.
They need to change the graphics / profile of that bad boy. Im not the biggest fan either...haha

Originally Posted by ErichM
Looks great!
Thanks!

Originally Posted by c_mack9
which frame is that? looks pretty amazing.
6 Series. Something like a 2010 prototype. Missing some things that the 2010 has like duotrap and internal cable routing. I can live without those though.

Originally Posted by Steve90068
best looking Madone ive ever seen
Thanks lots!

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Easily my favorite Trek ever. They've never been my cup of tea, but that one has it goin' on.

Thanks. I appreciate the good feedback. The RXL wheelset has white spokes, once they are on the bike i'll throw up some photos of those too. I may try to get a black xXx stem, but the white slightly goes with the bike. Just wish it had diff graphics or something. Anywho, its a fun bike to ride. Pretty stiff and responsive.

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you really get to see the lines of the frame without all those crazy graphics and logos trek uses. i like the white stem, i just put a white stem on my bike, it looks better with a white saddle though. cant wait to see the new pics with the white spoked wheels.
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Finally got the 105 double on the bike... Looking into new shifters now.


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Old 07-27-11, 06:34 PM
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Holy wide open aperture batman. Please take a course in DSLR, re-shoot bike, then return here with better pics.

Originally Posted by ImChris








Weighs 17.1lbs with Bontrager SSR wheels (2200gms), computer, pedals, and loaded saddle bag. RXL's wheelset will be on the bike shortly. It rides great! I dig it lots! With new wheel edition, smaller, lighter saddle bag, and my new pedals, it should be high 15lbs.

.Chris
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Originally Posted by Vicelord
Holy wide open aperture batman. Please take a course in DSLR, re-shoot bike, then return here with better pics.
Looks fine to me, it's pretty obvious that the pictures came out the way he intended. No need to be an *******.
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Old 07-27-11, 07:20 PM
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But he is an a$$hole. He has made so many derogatory comments about people's pictures.
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Originally Posted by mazdaspeed
Looks fine to me, it's pretty obvious that the pictures came out the way he intended. No need to be an *******.
+1 Besides, everyone loves narrow depth of field. Might have gone with a bit narrower aperture for that second picture so all of "Trek" was in focus, but hey, I think the photos look fine.
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DOF is improperly used a lot today. It's the FOTM every month. But I dig that Trek, and I'm not here to critique pictures FFS.
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One of the biggest trolls around. Get a life vicelord!
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Originally Posted by rankin116
But he is an a$$hole. He has made so many derogatory comments about people's pictures.
you can say ass.
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Dude, that's no Prince 08, that's a Great Keen RFM 101.
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Old 07-27-11, 09:55 PM
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That bike is SEXY! ^^^


Originally Posted by Vicelord
Holy wide open aperture batman. Please take a course in DSLR, re-shoot bike, then return here with better pics.
Thanks man! I'll take some classes and reshoot my bike for you! On a side note, it is VERY wide open. Purposely. I was comparing my different lenses. I had a 24 f/1.4, the 50 f/1.2, and the 85 f/1.2 all on a 5D. I shot the bike with all the lenses wide open, then shot them with the lenses stopped down. I was curious the sharpness of the lenses wide open / stopped down as it was my first time shooting them. Mostly an experiment. Just so happened the ones i posted where wide open. Actually, they were so wide open, focus was a bit off on all the shots. Although, this probably does not deserve an explanation as I was just sharing photos of my bike, not looking to print these in a magazine or out shooting for a company.

Here is my other rode bike: Trek T1. Or rather a track bike I ride on the road..haha




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jeez chris why don't you go learn how to take pictures! pppfffthhh

vice just got gangraped

guess you can say ass but not ****. or you can say both: assrape.
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Wow. The one person that VL decides to criticize turns out to be a serious photog. BTW Chris, you got some nice pics on the Flickr.

But yeah, karma much...







Benefit of the doubt: Unless it was a sarcastic comment... (Sarcasm not detected on internet forums...)

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I have been biking for around 4 years now, and I wasn't serious about it until a year or so ago. I am 17 and I do plan on purchasing a better bike eventually, but I didn't think it was neccesary to spend over $700 on a new road bike. So I went with the GMC Denali which was $200 after tax.

https://www.target.com/GMC-700C-Denal.../dp/B000FGI99I

It is inferior compared to the bikes on this forum, and I know I will get shunned for buying a bike from a big box store. However, it is much lighter than my previous bike, and it is very fast. I did however replace the cassette with a higher quality one, and I bought better tires. So in total the bike cost around $300. I haven't gotten a chance to ride a high quality Trek, Specialized, Giant or Fuji, but I do know that this bike rides very well and you can't beat it for the price.

I do plan on replacing basically everything if I don't buy a new bike, mainly because I like building things myself because it makes me feel one with the bike, and I feel more accomplished when I ride. The downside is that the handle bars are pretty heavy, and I will replace those with light weight titanium when I get a chance.
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