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What road bike do you have?

Old 08-25-11, 05:43 PM
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Nice clean build here .... Great job
Thank you.
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Old 08-25-11, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by info
Nice clean build here .... Great job
Yeah looks nice. My only complaint is anything with SL in the name really should be lighter than 14lbs. Just saying.....
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Originally Posted by Soloist Assassin
Yeah looks nice. My only complaint is anything with SL in the name really should be lighter than 14lbs. Just saying.....
....but you get bonus points for having Sram, PSIMET wheels, Speedplays, and a Thomson post.
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Originally Posted by Soloist Assassin
Yeah looks nice. My only complaint is anything with SL in the name really should be lighter than 14lbs. Just saying.....
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....but you get bonus points for having Sram, PSIMET wheels, Speedplays, and a Thomson post.
Yeah but for a relatively budget build it isn't that bad. Plus, it's a backup bike, I enjoy riding my heavy ole Colnago much more.
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Originally Posted by LowCel
Yeah but for a relatively budget build it isn't that bad. Plus, it's a backup bike, I enjoy riding my heavy ole Colnago much more.
How does that work? Your backup bike is lighter than your main bike? What does the ol' Colnago weigh anyway?
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Originally Posted by Soloist Assassin
How does that work? Your backup bike is lighter than your main bike? What does the ol' Colnago weigh anyway?
With the carbon Psimets it weighs 16.5ish pounds. With the lightweight Psimets it weighs a hair under 15.5 pounds. The Colnago frameset weighs a good bit more than the SL1 frameset. I believe this model SL1 was the lightest frameset that Fuji ever made. When I raced this frame (before I sold both of my SL1's to a friend) my race bike weighed 14.2 pounds and the training bike weighed about 16.5 pounds. I bought this frameset back from him a month or two ago. Even though it is lighter, I still prefer the Colnago and believe the Colnago is faster.
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Colnagos are just faster than other bikes.
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Originally Posted by mazdaspeed
Cervelos are just faster than other bikes.
fixed for accuracy.
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Originally Posted by Soloist Assassin
fixed for accuracy.
I guess I am going to have to break down and ride another Cervelo one of these days. I have only ridden one and I absolutely hated it.
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Originally Posted by mazdaspeed
Colnagos are just faster than other bikes.
There is certainly something about them. I have ridden a lot of nice bikes, so far my Colnago is my favorite.
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Originally Posted by LowCel
There is certainly something about them. I have ridden a lot of nice bikes, so far my Colnago is my favorite.
Same here. I finally acquired one!

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Originally Posted by LowCel
I guess I am going to have to break down and ride another Cervelo one of these days. I have only ridden one and I absolutely hated it.
Which one did you ride? S2/SLC are the best riding bikes I've ever had the joy of throwing a leg over.

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There is certainly something about them. I have ridden a lot of nice bikes, so far my Colnago is my favorite.
One day I will build a Colnago, with Campy, and all Extralite parts, and every single part will be Italian. It will have a white saddle, and bartape, and I will only ride it on 65 deg days with low humidity, as to not sweat on it, and to minimize dirt, and wear, and tear. I don't know why, but hell why not. It's hard to justify not owning another bike.
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Originally Posted by Soloist Assassin
Which one did you ride? S2/SLC are the best riding bikes I've ever had the joy of throwing a leg over.



One day I will build a Colnago, with Campy, and all Extralite parts, and every single part will be Italian. It will have a white saddle, and bartape, and I will only ride it on 65 deg days with low humidity, as to not sweat on it, and to minimize dirt, and wear, and tear. I don't know why, but hell why not. It's hard to justify not owning another bike.
I rode a friend of mine's Soloist.
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You dont buy a Colnago for a lightweight bike or for aero benefits. You ride a Colnago for its heritage.
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Originally Posted by mazdaspeed
Same here. I finally acquired one!

Well....... That's just beautiful.... Forgot to breathe for a moment there... Congrats
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My New (to me) Ridley Crossbow

So, I posted in the Cyclecross thread but now that I've got a half-decent photo I thought I'd share here. I know she's a cyclecross but I'm riding her as a road bike so I thought I'd share.



Not a bad bike for $100 (I'm the third owner and got it cheap from a race member from a local Caglary cyclecross team who inherited it for free). Going to dress her up a bit since I can't really afford much right now. Maybe in the next year I'll be able to save up enough to actually buy a proper and nice road bike the likes I've seen (and drooled over) on this thread.
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Condor

I tried to post apic before but could only manage a shot of the headtube, Condor Squadra Ultegra 9speed DT Swiss RR1.1s on Ritchey WCS Zero hubs,DT spokes Selle Fibra seat Giant stem bars 16.4 lbs,I've never seen another
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Originally Posted by LowCel
I guess I am going to have to break down and ride another Cervelo one of these days. I have only ridden one and I absolutely hated it.
Don't waste your time... They are not fast...
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86/87 Cinelli Pro Advantage, really no need for a newer road bike
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just got a rocky mountain solo 10 nothing to fancy...new to road biking.

rocky mtn road bike by martin L photography, on Flickr
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Having had all sorts of bikes from cheap alloy, carbon colnago, look, cervelo S2, alloy/carbon colnago, Ti Litespeed I've finally settled. I think. I've also settled on wheels after having used all sorts from Aksiums to Bora Ultra Two via Zipp and Dura ace.

Got a 2011 Cervelo R3, Sram Red, Rotor 3D+ Cranks, 3T finishing kit, Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels.

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My new 2012 Bianchi Via Nirone 7 with new Tiagra 10 speed. Just picked up yesterday.


2012 Bianchi Via Nirone 7 by remphotography, on Flickr

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_Colnago Master X-Light Frame Set PR82 2011 Frame Size 56
_2010 Mavic Ksyrium SL Red Wheelset Clincher*Rear Wheel Compatibility for Campagnolo 9.10.11-speed (ED11)
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Picked up a new bike today, smaller than the one I had. More comfortable, and on top of that, the bike itself is way better. Much more stiff, light, nimble.



Haven't had it fit yet, feels good enough right now, will git a "pro" fit on Wednesday.
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