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What road bike do you have?

Old 05-06-12, 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted by baj32161
It is a wonderful bike to ride for sure. I am certainly loving mine. I like the black much better since I changed the bar tape and saddle to white.
I for sure love mine as well. I still have the black handle wrap, but i have a selle italia max gel black as well. its sleek and looks fast in the sun!
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Old 05-07-12, 01:03 AM
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My new bike I picked up a couple days ago. It's my first carbon bike, and first with ultegra.



09' Marin Stelvio
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Old 05-07-12, 01:12 AM
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I'll join the Synapse parade. New saddle, seatpost, stem, and bars. Just finished washing it up from the last few weeks of rainy commuting.

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Old 05-07-12, 05:01 AM
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Old 05-07-12, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by smeach
Baj--I really like your's--I wish Cannondale made this year's Synapse 105 in black like yours--and I couldn't spend the additional money on the carbon--oh well, I really like the way it rides!
Hah, there's no accounting for taste! I have the same raw aluminum frame Synapse 105 that you have, smeach, and like the raw aluminum frame so much that I waited a few weeks for my LBS to order it specially, when I could have walked out the door with a white frame 105, which is not MY favorite. But I guess we all agree it's a great bike.
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Old 05-07-12, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by jch3n
I'll join the Synapse parade. New saddle, seatpost, stem, and bars. Just finished washing it up from the last few weeks of rainy commuting.

Nice bike. Are those Plant Bike fenders? How's the Synapse been as a commuter? I'm using my Synapse now as my fair weather commuter/weekend bike, but haven't even tried setting it up for all-weather commuting. Thanks.
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Old 05-07-12, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by gevad
Nice bike. Are those Plant Bike fenders? How's the Synapse been as a commuter? I'm using my Synapse now as my fair weather commuter/weekend bike, but haven't even tried setting it up for all-weather commuting. Thanks.
Yup, they're Planet Bike Cascadia fenders. I bought the bike specifically for the fender mounts as sort of a fast, do-all commuter/weekend bike. It's held up great so far in all the typical Seattle wind and rain (aside from a sometimes creaky BB30 bottom bracket...but that's a known issue). No complaints.
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Old 05-07-12, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by jch3n
Yup, they're Planet Bike Cascadia fenders. I bought the bike specifically for the fender mounts as sort of a fast, do-all commuter/weekend bike. It's held up great so far in all the typical Seattle wind and rain (aside from a sometimes creaky BB30 bottom bracket...but that's a known issue). No complaints.
Thanks much. Food for thought.
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Old 05-07-12, 12:12 PM
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Scott Foil 40, full 105, Shimano R500 wheelset, Shimano R540 pedals, FSA slk cages. Still need to cut the steerer and also awaiting my wahoo ant+ mount.
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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.

I have the same bike. I love it. Enjoy!!!
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Old 05-07-12, 03:20 PM
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just picked up this Martelly

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Old 05-07-12, 03:54 PM
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That's an awesome, whatever it is.

Managed to be able to upload the picture now hope it works

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Old 05-07-12, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by gevad
Hah, there's no accounting for taste! I have the same raw aluminum frame Synapse 105 that you have, smeach, and like the raw aluminum frame so much that I waited a few weeks for my LBS to order it specially, when I could have walked out the door with a white frame 105, which is not MY favorite. But I guess we all agree it's a great bike.
Now that i have had it for almost a week and ridden the bike about 50 miles, I am SO glad I got the Synapse versus the Giant Defy 1 that I was looking at. Everyday, I am liking the raw aluminum better--I think we have made a good choice!
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Managed to be able to upload the picture now hope it works
apparently not. Just post the link here and we will post it for you.
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First post here. Building this death machine for fun.
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First post here. Building this death machine for fun.

looks hard to ride, spiffy tho.
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Jesus. That's some money there.
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Old 05-09-12, 11:05 PM
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Here are mine 2011 Vent Noir and My new 2011 Kestrel



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My soon to be former and soon to be current rides (new one still needs tape and cage):

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Love the blue and black.
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Old bike with new rear wheel. Any forum member with a vintage Carbone front for sale please let me know.

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Just found this last week. '07 Alpe D'Huez, been switched from 10 speed 105 to 9 speed Ultegra. Cane creek Headset, 3TTT handlebar w/Salsa stem. Only thing left 105 is the front derailleur. Added the new tape, Look pedals and the Aksium wheels. Getting new Fizik seat in a couple of days.
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Old 05-11-12, 09:21 AM
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^Sweet bike.
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