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What road bike do you have?

Old 08-31-11, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by jermso
beautiful, what kind of crank is that?
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Originally Posted by AlexTaylor
Very Nice!
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Originally Posted by Steve90068
beautiful, what kind of crank is that?
Looks to be Ultegra 6700
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Frankencrank, with Rotor rings? I like it.
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My BMC road racer, I bid adieu to the. By executive order of the CFO it has been put on the bay
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Originally Posted by NEO Dan
My BMC road racer, I bid adieu to the. By executive order of the CFO it has been put on the bay
:sadface:
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Originally Posted by psuaero


PS: The plastic disk will be gone as soon as I have time to take off the cassette.
Why do you need to take of the cassette to take off the plastic disk ?
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Old 08-31-11, 09:50 PM
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Did some minor changes, thinking of getting that kmc gold chain thoughts ? or do you need carbon wheels to pull it off ?
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Originally Posted by v1q1
Why do you need to take of the cassette to take off the plastic disk ?
You don't have to. You can whack it off with tin snips. Of course, you run the risk of snipping a spoke when you snip off your spoke protector.
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Old 09-01-11, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Adrianinkc


Did some minor changes, thinking of getting that kmc gold chain thoughts ? or do you need carbon wheels to pull it off ?

I have one of those as well. Just without any of the upgrades. What did you get your weight too?
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I thought that was the way easiest way to take it off. IIRC the last time I took one off (about 6 yrs ago) I went at it with a utility knife and it was hard to cut though.
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Originally Posted by abikemechanic
I have one of those as well. Just without any of the upgrades. What did you get your weight too?
To be honest I don't know, never weighed it. I would think 17-18ish.
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Originally Posted by NEO Dan
My BMC road racer, I bid adieu to the. By executive order of the CFO it has been put on the bay
Fire her.....
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Originally Posted by WHOOOSSHHH...
Fire her.....
Hehehe, yeah I hear you. I look at the pic and I really don't want to let it go. However it was stripped of it's gruppo ~1 year ago when I got my SLX01 and it's just been sitting, which also bothers me a little bit as I think sombody sholud be riding it. IMO it's the raciest looking frame BMC has ever made, the thing just screams GO. I've been thinking of selling the SLX too to fund a RM01 in the gulf colors, bet I'd catch he11 for that though.
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Hey guys. I'm new to cycling. I found an early 80's Maruishi Road Ace 5 on craigslist for 50 bucks and had my way with it. Don't really have much money so I did what I could. Got a new Vader saddle. Not bad for the price. Converted stock 27" wheels to 700c AeroMax wheels. Not bad either. Lighter than the stock ones that had to be replaced anyway. New wraps and break lever hoods as well as break cable housing. A lot of experienced bikers tell me to toss it and get a modern one rather than putting money into it but I like the look of the older ones and for a steel bike its only 15 pounds. The friction shifters allowed me to upgrade this from a 12 to 14 speed. Everything else is Shimano along with the new cassette. Still have work to be done but here it is. Please comment. Any input to help me make it better would be great and anyone with something bad to say about it is welcome as long as its from an open minded perspective therefore helping me to make it better as well. Thanks.

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A month after some TLC.






By the way, I estimated on the weight. I know its steel because a magnet sticks to it. I have no way to weigh it so i lifted a 20 pound dumbbell and then the bike. The bike is quite lighter than the dumbbell.

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Originally Posted by NameWasTaken
Hey guys. I'm new to cycling. I found an early 80's Maruishi Road Ace 5 on craigslist for 50 bucks and had my way with it. Don't really have much money so I did what I could. Got a new Vader saddle. Not bad for the price. Converted stock 27" wheels to 700c AeroMax wheels. Not bad either. Lighter than the stock ones that had to be replaced anyway. New wraps and break lever hoods as well as break cable housing. A lot of experienced bikers tell me to toss it and get a modern one rather than putting money into it but I like the look of the older ones and for a steel bike its only 15 pounds. The friction shifters allowed me to upgrade this from a 12 to 14 speed. Everything else is Shimano along with the new cassette. Still have work to be done but here it is. Please comment. Any input to help me make it better would be great and anyone with something bad to say about it is welcome as long as its from an open minded perspective therefore helping me to make it better as well. Thanks.

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Looks nice. I would love to start a project bike like that
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To weigh it, get a bathroom scale, weigh yourself, then again holding the bike. The difference is the bike's weight. It looks good. I bet its great to ride.
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Originally Posted by jack002
To weigh it, get a bathroom scale, weigh yourself, then again holding the bike. The difference is the bike's weight. It looks good. I bet its great to ride.

That is a highly inaccurate method. Take it to a bike shop, and use their scale.
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my 1980 Fuji Royale daily commuter



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My flat land speed bike. A 2010 Kestrel RT800-SL, full Dura-Ace.


My hill climbing and century bike. A 2010 Trek Madone 4.5, full Ultegra.


My "training" bike. A 2010 Ridley Cheetah, all Rival except for a Force crank.


My old steed, had since 1972, a Mondia Super, all Nuovo Record except for a Sugino crank and a SR seat post.
No rear tire because I'm trying to decide what to do with the thing...restore it or dump it. Haven't ridden since getting the carbon bikes.


The newest bike. A 2009 Pinarello FP6. Trying to decide what groupo to built. Either the D/A from the Kestrel or Ultegra Di2, (when available).

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Originally Posted by J.Wolfe
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Looks great. Like the pictures as well.
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^ awesome looking Allez. You wont be disappointed with it!
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swapped to a 105 crank. pic taken at a rest stop at the sunrise century in clarksville TN today:
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