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What road bike do you have?

Old 04-09-12, 04:30 PM
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This is mine, just swapped out the brifters for dts ,brake levers and boy what a difference to the feel of the bike.
For racing i can see how brifters help but as a trainer it's cheap ,reliable and a pleasure to ride.
I am gonna race this as it is and if need be swap back.Everyone i speak to says it's obsolete for racing "the guy with the carbon fork will corner faster than you and gain a fraction" or "his bike is lighter and he will eat you on the climbs" But maybe I am faster , fitter and a killer.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/74165907@N05/6915328720/
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Old 04-09-12, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by SpinDr
Dolan Preffisio w/ Campagnolo 2009 Veloce gruppo. Khamsin wheels, Ritchey WCS Classic handle bars, Fizik Microtex tape, Giant saddle.

Now this is nice. Sans the red pedals and yellow front tire, this baby is ready for the hot or not thread.
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Old 04-09-12, 05:17 PM
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Now this is nice. Sans the red pedals and yellow front tire, this baby is ready for the hot or not thread.
Spacer stack kills it.
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Old 04-09-12, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by alexaschwanden
Great looking Giant TCR.
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Sweet.
Thanks!!
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Old 04-09-12, 05:55 PM
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My new bike: Trek Madone 3.1 Apex (not sure why the picture is so small)....
How do you get a big picture like the others? I have tried but keep getting this small hard to view picture.
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Old 04-09-12, 06:04 PM
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Post your picture om a web=based photo hosting site like photobucket.com or imageshack.com. Copy the photo hyperlink to your post here (,ake sure you click on the photo icon in the posting dialog box toolbar and paste the link there.
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Old 04-09-12, 06:15 PM
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...also removed the dork disk and awaiting a new stem so I can get rid of the riser-bars, haha
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Old 04-09-12, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by nrowensby


...also removed the dork disk and awaiting a new stem so I can get rid of the riser-bars, haha
Nice. It even still has the safety stickers on it.

Please burn that stem.
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Old 04-09-12, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by todayilearned
Nice. It even still has the safety stickers on it.

Please burn that stem.
Thanks... Not bad for $360
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Old 04-09-12, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by baj32161
Post your picture om a web=based photo hosting site like photobucket.com or imageshack.com. Copy the photo hyperlink to your post here (,ake sure you click on the photo icon in the posting dialog box toolbar and paste the link there.
I used photbucket and just figured out that my settings had my uploads being made really small. So....here goes a better image.


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Old 04-09-12, 07:08 PM
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I'd recommend imgur.com
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Old 04-09-12, 07:54 PM
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...and correct the 'white balance' on your camera.
Unless of course the wall, gate and concrete are actually pink, then disregard.
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Old 04-09-12, 08:00 PM
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Yes, imgur is great. There are no bandwidth limits or anything and they only delete the images if they need more room and there have been no views for 6 months.
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Old 04-09-12, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by LuMax
...and correct the 'white balance' on your camera.
Unless of course the wall, gate and concrete are actually pink, then disregard.
...or at least fix it in post. (hope you don't mind...)


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Old 04-09-12, 08:14 PM
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Nice trek.
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Old 04-09-12, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by nrowensby
...or at least fix it in post. (hope you don't mind...)
Don't mind at all. Took with my iPhone. Didn't know there was settings I can adjust. Will check that.
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Old 04-09-12, 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Beachgrad05
I used photbucket and just figured out that my settings had my uploads being made really small. So....here goes a better image.

That is a sweet bike, which Trek is that?
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Old 04-09-12, 10:32 PM
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Just had to try it
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Old 04-09-12, 10:32 PM
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It is a 2012 Madone 3.1 with SRAM Apex Im really happy with it
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Old 04-09-12, 10:34 PM
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Hey! that's OK !

Here's another, if recumbents make you sick...enjoy the flowers!

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Oh well, as long as I have it working.....

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Old 04-10-12, 02:17 AM
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Originally Posted by X-LinkedRider
Now this is nice. Sans the red pedals and yellow front tire, this baby is ready for the hot or not thread.
Red pedals and tyres from the bike I swapped everything from. I built this on a budget and cannot afford to throw pedals and good tyres. But thanks for the nice comment, it's nice to have after putting in the hours to complete the build.

Originally Posted by Soloist Assassin
Spacer stack kills it.
I only just finished and didn't want to cut the steerer too far. After a few test rides, rest assured a good few spacers are coming out.
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Originally Posted by Beachgrad05
I used photbucket and just figured out that my settings had my uploads being made really small. So....here goes a better image.

I'd love to have a Madone. As a cosmetic recommendation, maybe you should take off the wheel reflectors. I took mine off, makes the bike look better.
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Old 04-10-12, 06:22 PM
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She's a very different bike from when I last put her up on this thread:
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Old 04-10-12, 07:23 PM
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My new 2012 Roubaix Apex Compact

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