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What road bike do you have?

Old 02-27-12, 06:15 PM
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Werkin, do you have a specs list for your bike? I'd be interested to know what wheel size that is (26" or 28"?) and who makes the tires seen in that photo.
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The wheel size is 650b (584 BSD), rims are Velocity P35, tires are Grand Bois Hetre.
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Originally Posted by craigcraigcraig

now you can settle down. The housing has been that length for over 6000 miles, shifts perfectly and crisp. It is probably a little on the short side but not hurting anything.
If you flipped your stem and moved it to the top of the steerer tube, would you still have the same geometry as now?
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Old 02-27-12, 09:27 PM
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@sosojeffcc Nice. What's the weight as pictured?
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@sosojeffcc Nice. What's the weight as pictured?
no clue, wouldn't be able to tell you. maybe next time i'm in the shop i'll have them throw it on the scale.
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Old 02-27-12, 10:48 PM
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Hey guys! Just wanna show my baby. She's adorable.





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Old 02-27-12, 10:53 PM
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Originally Posted by prankster
Hey guys! Just wanna show my baby. She's adorable.





I love the color of that frame!
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Old 02-27-12, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by prankster
Hey guys! Just wanna show my baby. She's adorable.
Referring to a bike as "my baby", "she", and "adorable" just doesn't seem right.

I guess when you have a wife and a real baby (who happens to be an adorable girl), feminine pronouns take on a more specific meaning.

But it looks really nice! I too love the frame color.
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Old 02-27-12, 11:07 PM
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newest ride defy adv.1

Kinda disappointed I could only find the word "Giant" 21 times on my new bike. I hope people don't think it's a Trek.


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LOL! Thanks! I failed to capture the saddle color as it has red element as well (romin evo expert).

Originally Posted by antmeeks
Referring to a bike as "my baby", "she", and "adorable" just doesn't seem right.

I guess when you have a wife and a real baby (who happens to be an adorable girl), feminine pronouns take on a more specific meaning.

But it looks really nice! I too love the frame color.
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hey prankster, messaged you about your saddle.
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hey prankster, messaged you about your saddle.
Can't reply your pm as I only have 10 posts (50 min.)

Took a bunch of pictures. I don't understand your second request. Hopefully these will cover it.

https://postimage.org/gallery/guiat54/
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Originally Posted by antmeeks
Referring to a bike as "my baby", "she", and "adorable" just doesn't seem right.

I guess when you have a wife and a real baby (who happens to be an adorable girl), feminine pronouns take on a more specific meaning.

But it looks really nice! I too love the frame color.
I totally agree on all counts. That, IMHO, is the best looking bike Cannondale has ever made.
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Originally Posted by antmeeks
Referring to a bike as "my baby", "she", and "adorable" just doesn't seem right.

I guess when you have a wife and a real baby (who happens to be an adorable girl), feminine pronouns take on a more specific meaning.

But it looks really nice! I too love the frame color.
Yes, but I think it would be far worse if he were to refer to it in the 'masculine'.
"I love riding this dude. I gave him a real pounding on the cobbles and he begged for more".
I think sticking with the feminine references is just fine with me. ;-)
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Old 02-28-12, 08:37 AM
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thanks, prankster, that helps a lot!
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Originally Posted by LuMax
Yes, but I think it would be far worse if he were to refer to it in the 'masculine'.
"I love riding this dude. I gave him a real pounding on the cobbles and he begged for more".
I think sticking with the feminine references is just fine with me. ;-)
+1, Machinery is always referred to as female as machines need to be very finely tuned, require a lot of maintenance and let you know when they need attention, but once all requirements are met, the world (humanity) could not continue without.
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+1, Machinery is always referred to as female as machines need to be very finely tuned, require a lot of maintenance and let you know when they need attention, but once all requirements are met, the world (humanity) could not continue without.
What he said.
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Originally Posted by LuMax
Yes, but I think it would be far worse if he were to refer to it in the 'masculine'.
"I love riding this dude. I gave him a real pounding on the cobbles and he begged for more".
I think sticking with the feminine references is just fine with me. ;-)
Can't... stop... laughing... Damn, now I have to clean coffee off the front of my monitor
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I LOL'ed so hard!

Yeah, I came from automotive (cars) background and I always referred my toys as ladies.

Originally Posted by LuMax
Yes, but I think it would be far worse if he were to refer to it in the 'masculine'.
"I love riding this dude. I gave him a real pounding on the cobbles and he begged for more".
I think sticking with the feminine references is just fine with me. ;-)
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Originally Posted by Rx Rider
Kinda disappointed I could only find the word "Giant" 21 times on my new bike. I hope people don't think it's a Trek.
I'd suggest Giant branded waterbottles and cages, and maybe ride in Giant brand jerseys as well. That should help the experts identify your favorite brand!
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In thirty mile + regalia...

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Originally Posted by xfimpg
If you flipped your stem and moved it to the top of the steerer tube, would you still have the same geometry as now?
maybe, but if it is the same thing? Really, I would prefer a bit shorter stem flipped in the position it is now.
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Here's my latest....Specialized Roubaix with full Ultegra groupo and brand new Ritchey Carbon wheelset.

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Originally Posted by hcmah
Here's my latest....Specialized Roubaix with full Ultegra groupo and brand new Ritchey Carbon wheelset.

Nice job girl!
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