Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

What road bike do you have?

Notices
Road Cycling ďIt is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.Ē -- Ernest Hemingway

What road bike do you have?

Old 03-22-12, 11:04 AM
  #20226  
Senior Member
 
caloso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Posts: 40,865

Bikes: Specialized Tarmac, Canyon Exceed, Specialized Transition, Ellsworth Roots, Ridley Excalibur

Mentioned: 68 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2953 Post(s)
Liked 3,106 Times in 1,417 Posts
Those Bianchis are lovely. Scusi, "bellissimas."
caloso is offline  
Old 03-22-12, 11:19 AM
  #20227  
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,419
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by MikeyBoyAz
Center, three down has some seriously strange drops. Where are they from and can you ride them comfortably?
Thanks everyone. That is an ITM 330 my friend and not the most comfortable to ride with.
UCIMBZ is offline  
Old 03-22-12, 11:44 AM
  #20228  
Middle-Aged Member
 
MikeyBoyAz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 2,276

Bikes: Bianchi Infinito CV 2014, TREK HIFI 2011, Argon18 E-116 2013

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by UCIMBZ
Thanks everyone. That is an ITM 330 my friend and not the most comfortable to ride with.
is there a reason they are still on the bike??
MikeyBoyAz is offline  
Old 03-22-12, 11:48 AM
  #20229  
comin' in hot
 
James1:17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Nashville bwo W. Texas
Posts: 690

Bikes: '97 Allez M2, '90 Trek 1400, 80's Univega Alpina Sport

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by UCIMBZ
Thanks everyone. That is an ITM 330 my friend and not the most comfortable to ride with.


awesome stable. what bars are on the white colnago and bmc respectively? thanks.
James1:17 is offline  
Old 03-22-12, 11:57 AM
  #20230  
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,419
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by MikeyBoyAz
is there a reason they are still on the bike??
It serves the need for a down low aero aggressive position. I donít ride this on long hauls.
UCIMBZ is offline  
Old 03-22-12, 11:59 AM
  #20231  
Middle-Aged Member
 
MikeyBoyAz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 2,276

Bikes: Bianchi Infinito CV 2014, TREK HIFI 2011, Argon18 E-116 2013

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by UCIMBZ
It serves the need for a down low aero aggressive position. I donít ride this on long hauls.
so, crits? [only reason I could think would fit]
MikeyBoyAz is offline  
Old 03-22-12, 11:59 AM
  #20232  
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,419
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by James1:17
awesome stable. what bars are on the white colnago and bmc respectively? thanks.
FSA Wing Pro compact and Easton EC90 SLX, respectively.
UCIMBZ is offline  
Old 03-22-12, 12:05 PM
  #20233  
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,419
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by MikeyBoyAz
so, crits? [only reason I could think would fit]
Well, selfcreated crits. I don't race anymore.
UCIMBZ is offline  
Old 03-22-12, 12:08 PM
  #20234  
Middle-Aged Member
 
MikeyBoyAz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 2,276

Bikes: Bianchi Infinito CV 2014, TREK HIFI 2011, Argon18 E-116 2013

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by UCIMBZ
Well, selfcreated crits. I don't race anymore.
Likely extended your life quite a bit... unless you are racing Vicelord on the MUPs
MikeyBoyAz is offline  
Old 03-22-12, 12:39 PM
  #20235  
*
 
adriano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 6,876

Bikes: https://velospace.org/node/18951

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
those bars arent funny. they are just improperly rotated.
__________________

α
adriano is offline  
Old 03-22-12, 02:36 PM
  #20236  
Senior Member
 
illdthedj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Modesto, Ca
Posts: 2,280

Bikes: klein quantum, litespeed tuscany, bianchi pista concept, centurion comp ta, centurion super le mans, traitor ringleader

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post

illdthedj is offline  
Old 03-22-12, 02:48 PM
  #20237  
Senior Member
 
iit_architect's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Chicago
Posts: 72

Bikes: '12 CAAD10 4 '09 Bianchi Pista '92/93 Trek 1400

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
One for every day of the week and then some, or you really do live by "N+1."
iit_architect is offline  
Old 03-22-12, 05:58 PM
  #20238  
Rhythm is rhythm
 
max5480's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 1,186
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
@UCIMBZ What's your favorite bike out of the ones you posted?
max5480 is offline  
Old 03-22-12, 06:19 PM
  #20239  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: San Diego
Posts: 167
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
m015094 is offline  
Old 03-22-12, 07:02 PM
  #20240  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NW Chicago Burbs
Posts: 91
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Picked up my first road bike today off craigslist. 2001 Trek 5500, here it is after my first ride on it.

BTM87 is offline  
Old 03-22-12, 07:31 PM
  #20241  
Senior Member
 
xfimpg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 3,137

Bikes: RichardZEP

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Not mine but David Moncoutie's... came across it on Velonews... do you think the bike manufacturer here is Look?

xfimpg is offline  
Old 03-22-12, 08:29 PM
  #20242  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by xfimpg
Not mine but David Moncoutie's... came across it on Velonews... do you think the bike manufacturer here is Look?
At least it doesn't say it on the top tube.
hairlesscow is offline  
Old 03-22-12, 09:51 PM
  #20243  
comin' in hot
 
James1:17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Nashville bwo W. Texas
Posts: 690

Bikes: '97 Allez M2, '90 Trek 1400, 80's Univega Alpina Sport

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by BTM87
Picked up my first road bike today off craigslist. 2001 Trek 5500, here it is after my first ride on it.

nice dude, congrats.
James1:17 is offline  
Old 03-23-12, 02:03 AM
  #20244  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by xfimpg
Not mine but David Moncoutie's... came across it on Velonews... do you think the bike manufacturer here is Look?

are you serious?
https://www.lookcycle.com/en/us/look-cycle/histoire.html
https://www.lookcycle.com/en/us/route...ack-frame.html
Andris_savaria is offline  
Old 03-23-12, 06:33 AM
  #20245  
Senior Member
 
clichty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 549

Bikes: Moots Vamoots RCS, Serotta Ti, Felt F55, Surly Ogre

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 37 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 38 Times in 12 Posts
Are you serious? This might have been in jest...
clichty is offline  
Old 03-23-12, 06:33 AM
  #20246  
Flying Under the Radar
 
X-LinkedRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Northeast PA
Posts: 4,116

Bikes: 10' SuperiorLite SL Club | 06' Giant FCR3 | 2010 GT Avalanche 3.0 Disc

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Too bad look lies about it's history. May have been the first carbon frame in a race. May have been the first clipless pedals ON THE MARKET. But certainly not the first CF frame or Clipless pedals invented. I will give them props for their new integrated stem and expandable crankset though.
X-LinkedRider is offline  
Old 03-23-12, 07:05 AM
  #20247  
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,419
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by max5480
@UCIMBZ What's your favorite bike out of the ones you posted?
If I had to pick one, it would be the BMC. It is just a perfect blend of all you are looking for in a bike. It is plush yet it is stiff where it is needed to be. It is light. It looks good. All of that but not by far. Each one of these bikes strikes a special chord in me. That is why they are in there.
UCIMBZ is offline  
Old 03-23-12, 07:18 AM
  #20248  
Senior Member
 
runningDoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 770
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Liked 40 Times in 15 Posts
Originally Posted by BTM87
Picked up my first road bike today off craigslist. 2001 Trek 5500, here it is after my first ride on it.

The thing about those Treks is that they were so ahead of their time carbon fiber technology wise. Dura Ace 7700 is a beloved groupset and those wheels are actually worth a lot of money if you ever decide to upgrade you can sell them on eBay for a lot to offset the price of a new set.

Its not that difficult to upgrade that frame with newer components/fork/wheels and keep that bike going strong. I upgraded mine and had a ton of fun with it.

and another guy from across the pond went hog wild with his upgrades to near obscene (in a good way) levels.

its also one of the last mass produced carbon frames that isn't sloping/compact, so much history behind that particular frame design.

Last edited by runningDoc; 03-23-12 at 07:27 AM.
runningDoc is offline  
Old 03-23-12, 07:25 AM
  #20249  
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,419
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by runningDoc
The thing about those Treks is that they were so ahead of their time carbon fiber technology wise. Dura Ace 7700 is a beloved groupset....
fify
UCIMBZ is offline  
Old 03-23-12, 07:49 AM
  #20250  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NW Chicago Burbs
Posts: 91
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by runningDoc
The thing about those Treks is that they were so ahead of their time carbon fiber technology wise. Dura Ace 7700 is a beloved groupset and those wheels are actually worth a lot of money if you ever decide to upgrade you can sell them on eBay for a lot to offset the price of a new set.

Its not that difficult to upgrade that frame with newer components/fork/wheels and keep that bike going strong. I upgraded mine and had a ton of fun with it.

and another guy from across the pond went hog wild with his upgrades to near obscene (in a good way) levels.

its also one of the last mass produced carbon frames that isn't sloping/compact, so much history behind that particular frame design.
Thanks for the comments and links. I did some research on the bike before I bought it, but not much, a more knowledgeable friend urged me to pick it up after sending him some links on craigslist - $700 including pedals, shoes/cleats that coincidentally are my size, and a pump. Coming from riding a cheap & heavy mountain bike on the street, I hope this will serve me well for a while

I actually really like the wheels and the way they look (and am told they are reasonably durable?), the only things I have immediately planned are to get a computer, adjust the seat to tilt forward a little bit, and perhaps when I'm more used to riding it, an angled stem (I could flip that one and it would make no difference...) and some tires that aren't blue lol

Oh yes, one more question. The PO had a little "MLB hologram" type sticker on the frame, which I removed but left a fair amount of residue. Is there any reason I shouldn't use goo-gone or similar chemicals to remove the glue? I've read that the paint on Treks isn't the best and I don't want to damage anything out of ignorance

runningDoc - I noticed in your thread you mounted your running watch on your handlebars. Also coming from running, I could save on a "real" computer for the time being and use mine similarly - is this what you used? (looks the same to me?) How easy is it to take the watch on/off for charging purposes?

Last edited by BTM87; 03-23-12 at 08:12 AM.
BTM87 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.