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What road bike do you have?

Old 04-29-12, 12:52 PM
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It's about time I got the Trek in there. Nothing Special but it is seeing a lot of action.
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Old 04-29-12, 02:51 PM
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^Sweet looking trek, how are you liking the handling of it.
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Old 04-29-12, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by X-LinkedRider
I realized I never took any pictures of the bike with real lighting since the rebuild.
2010 SL Club Custom rebuilt w/ Sram Force (The Manocoque)
Monocoque means unitary construction......What is manocoque?
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Old 04-29-12, 05:34 PM
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I've got it comfortable but it's not fitted. The shop I bought it from was pitiful. I've got to get humble Tuesday and show up at my regular LBS with a bike he doesn't sell and get him to fit me to the bike. But I've done several 40 mile rides already and its a hoot. Quite the sports car.
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Does your son pee on his bike too?
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A couple of pictures inspired by Soloist Assassin.



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Old 04-30-12, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by AlexZ
Monocoque means unitary construction......What is manocoque?
I understand. There is quite the back story behind it, but essentially when the bike was being designed and built up, the initial font made it look like it said Manacocque. Since the bike was a one of a kind anyhow, I thought the word manocoque was just funny and a great name for a carbon bike. When the bike was built I had the font changed slightly but had them actually change to mAnocoque for the humor/namesake of the bike.
Feel like it is my sports car, whether it is for any kind of compensation or not, that's always people's first thought. And above anything else, it is definitely the best ice breaker for conversation about the bike. You only further that conclusion.
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Oh boy! Good luck my friend! I am glad I am not doing that again anytime soon. Take your time, and stay patient. You've got a long project ahead of you.
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Old 04-30-12, 04:52 PM
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This is my latest bike to add to the collection bought mainly for training on.
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Originally Posted by Soloist Assassin
Oh boy! Good luck my friend! I am glad I am not doing that again anytime soon. Take your time, and stay patient. You've got a long project ahead of you.
Thanks. Yes, I figured I'd have a while. But it's just sitting there on the work stand and whenever I go into the garage, I'll just grab the putty knife and take a few more bits off. It's therapeutic, almost.
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Old 04-30-12, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by dayday82
Does your son pee on his bike too?
Aha! I figured it out!

They do it so they can find their bike in the transition area!
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Originally Posted by BarracksSi
Aha! I figured it out!

They do it so they can find their bike in the transition area!
Thats funny
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Newest addition to the family, 2012 Cervélo R5 vwd custom build
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Newest addition to the family, 2012 Cervélo R5 vwd custom build
Didn't happen. You know the rules.
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Old 05-02-12, 06:15 AM
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Old 05-02-12, 06:43 AM
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There we go. LOL.
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My new baby. Replaced an Allez Sport I sold when I joined the service 3 years ago. I regretted it so much, my wife finally told me to just go buy another one to shut me up Needs a red saddle and red/blk bar tape in the short run. Needs wheels that are less hefer-ish in the slightly longer run.

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Originally Posted by Sn4fu
My new baby. Replaced an Allez Sport I sold when I joined the service 3 years ago. I regretted it so much, my wife finally told me to just go buy another one to shut me up Needs a red saddle and red/blk bar tape in the short run. Needs wheels that are less hefer-ish in the slightly longer run.

Nice ride, and I agree, the tweaks you want to make would be nice. What gear set are you running?
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Old 05-02-12, 04:33 PM
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Great bike, have fun.
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Glad you are back in the game.
Originally Posted by Sn4fu
My new baby. Replaced an Allez Sport I sold when I joined the service 3 years ago. I regretted it so much, my wife finally told me to just go buy another one to shut me up Needs a red saddle and red/blk bar tape in the short run. Needs wheels that are less hefer-ish in the slightly longer run.

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Here is my Frankie Andreu - Motorola Team bike - I got this is 1991.. Been a great bike for all those years - a crazy mix of parts now but still rides smooth..

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Beautiful!
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Originally Posted by therh
Nice ride, and I agree, the tweaks you want to make would be nice. What gear set are you running?
It's full 105. Thus far, it's been flawless.
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