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What road bike do you have?

Old 03-30-05, 08:14 PM
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First time user on this forum, so this is a good place to start. Here's my 05 Specialized Roubaix Pro, basically stock with Dura Ace 10 spd, except I put on Mavic SL's, Fizik Arione saddle and an Easton EC70 stem. It's not too flashy, but I love the nude carbon finish and stealthy look. I just built it up the first of the year, this morning made 1000 miles on her so far . I love this bike and wouldn't change a thing. The photo is crappy, it's from my cell phone, one of these days I'll get a good pic.
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Originally Posted by OC Roadie
Here's my 05 Specialized Roubaix Pro
Do you have two computers on that thing?
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Originally Posted by khuon
Do you have two computers on that thing?
Yes, I just installed a new Polar HRM, I wanted to leave my old computer on until I was confident that the Polar would work out. So far it hasn't worked that well other than the HR function. I guess I could take one of the magnets off. Or I could put them both on the same side and double my speed
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Originally Posted by DEK
That's one of the sweetest rides I've ever seen.
Thanks. I've got a black/white fetish. I couldn't help myself when I found the white Arione and Vredestein tires. Keeping it looking clean should be a world of fun
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Old 03-30-05, 10:13 PM
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Thanks. I've got a black/white fetish. I couldn't help myself when I found the white Arione and Vredestein tires. Keeping it looking clean should be a world of fun

West Coast Customs couldn't have pimped that ride better.
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Here's my humble effort at a build. This started on one the rainy weekends we had here in SoCal. I sat home and counted a large jar of coins. Wife didn't want to help so I said I would spend it on anything I wanted. Ended up having enough to but the E5 frame from my LBS. Most of the rest came off of eBay.

Haven't seen another black E5 S-Works yet....
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Originally Posted by OrionKhan
I sat home and counted a large jar of coins.
How large was the jar?
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Originally Posted by TomM
How large was the jar?
It was a old large pickle jar. It was well over $700 bucks in the silver stuff. But there were any pennies in there. I had learned from the last time I counted to separate then early. I usually just take them over to the grocery store and have them counted. By selling my old bike, I'll have covered most of the build cost. Would have almost broke even, but the Mavics put it over the top.
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finally got this picture up. (Pedals are different) Any suggestions?
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Originally Posted by Panoramic
finally got this picture up. (Pedals are different) Any suggestions?
Yeah try taking one with the entire bike in the frame.
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Originally Posted by operator
Yeah try taking one with the entire bike in the frame.
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Originally Posted by Panoramic
finally got this picture up. (Pedals are different) Any suggestions?
Thanks, we almost forgot what bikes look like with silver stems and seatposts. Nice Ride.
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Hi all,

I have a Bianchi '04 with Campy Veloce gruppo except for the brakes which are mirage. Great comfy bike weighs in at about 20lbs...not the lightest I tested but came to the conclusion that weight is not everything, well alright I have about 10kg to lose so whats a couple of lbs on the bike.....

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hegemony, nice bike, how much you paid for the bike
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Paid 2200 AUD. about 1700 USD....That included a computer (cheapy) and a pair of Carnac shoes. Probably not the cheapest deal but ok and the LBS I bought it from is great and I dont mind keping them in business, they are prompt and honest.

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Anther nice thing about your sweet new ride is that you can upgrade components as they wear out. Campy can be swapped across the range. By the time you wear out the frameset you'll have it equipped with Record gear (can't be beat). Enjoy!!
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Originally Posted by Hegemony
Paid 2200 AUD. about 1700 USD....That included a computer (cheapy) and a pair of Carnac shoes. Probably not the cheapest deal but ok and the LBS I bought it from is great and I dont mind keping them in business, they are prompt and honest.

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that's not a bad deal, and you get a pair of Carnac shoes, not bad at all dude
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Makes me wish I had $2k CDN lying around to buy me a pista or some other...
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Originally Posted by zacster


Might as well post mine too.
Nice. I really like that frame. I like the extra material it seems to have. Probably a nice stiff ride. CF is light so the extra stiffness doesn't really seem to come with much of a weight penalty.
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I have a Cannondale R1000, and I love it!!!
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My Ultimate evolved....
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My Ultimate evolved....

Now THAT is a sh1t-hot bike!!! Awesome!
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Thanks....before the changes it used to look like Post #94 on this Thread.


Planning on getting a Trek 5.9 SL Madone this summer/fall to go along with the Litespeed. The Litespeed is basically finished as far as upgrading goes.
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Yeah...a 5.9 and an Ultimate.

Why don't you tell me you're dating Monica Bellucci as well, just to round off my day???

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