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What road bike do you have?

Old 09-03-12, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by ianGP
Got to take some pics this afternoon! Enjoy!
-I just realized that Selle Italia saddle is short compared to my San Marco's and Arione.... definitely swapping it out as soon as my new Arione CX comes in.. (Italia is 275mm vs Arione 300mm)
Also, I'm definitely changing stems... -12 or -6..... maybe -12, Zipp has a nice one for it. Hands get just a tad bit numb around 20miles or so.

what size frame is that? it looks tiny with those wheels/set up
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Just realized how little room there is to work with on the seatpost of that Roundtail.
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Old 09-03-12, 09:42 PM
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SMP carbon seat
Madfiber clinchers
S works cages
S works tires
Easton EC 90 Sl stem
Easton EC 90 aero bar
Campy SR 11
TIME titan pedals
K Edge Garmin Holder
14.13 LBS
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Originally Posted by marc m

SMP carbon seat
Madfiber clinchers
S works cages
S works tires
Easton EC 90 Sl stem
Easton EC 90 aero bar
Campy SR 11
TIME titan pedals
K Edge Garmin Holder
14.13 LBS
Damn, talk about throwing money at a ride. Nice bike!
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Old 09-04-12, 08:19 AM
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Nice first real bike. They did a great job with the color scheme. Keep up the miles. That is pretty great. Best part is, it only gets better from here on up
Thanks! I went away on vacation for a couple weeks, and sadly meant no bike. But still, I'm putting up mileage and I'm up around 600km. I do plan to keep commuting through the fall and we'll see how deep into winter the weather will let me get.


Labour Day I went out and broke 43km. I was pretty gassed for the last 7-8km though. But I'm working my way up.
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Old 09-04-12, 10:36 AM
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Pinarillo Paris

When I fist built her she had a black saddle. May have to rethink the black tap!
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Old 09-04-12, 08:34 PM
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I'm new to road bikes and wanted to know if this would this be a fair trade. I have a 2010 Fuji Nevada 2.0 Mtb specs and upgrades herehttps://sanantonio.craigslist.org/bik/3244562463.html for a Principia TSL Road bikehttps://austin.craigslist.org/bik/3236232222.html
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Old 09-04-12, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by m@tt
I'm new to road bikes and wanted to know if this would this be a fair trade. I have a 2010 Fuji Nevada 2.0 Mtb specs and upgrades herehttps://sanantonio.craigslist.org/bik/3244562463.html for a Principia TSL Road bikehttps://austin.craigslist.org/bik/3236232222.html
I would say to go for it.
The Fuji looks like a lower end MTB, or an older MTB both of which don't hold much value on the market.
Just make sure it fits you, it looks like a small frame, & it's rolling on 650's, not 700's. I'm guess it's closer to 48-50" frame.
I have no idea/experience with Principia but it looks to be a good starter bike.

What sort of offers are you getting for your MTB?
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Old 09-04-12, 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Ebuzz
When I fist built her she had a black saddle. May have to rethink the black tap!
Nice bike!!. I know white tape is a pain (I have it) but thats what I would do.
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Old 09-05-12, 06:46 AM
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Nice bike!!. I know white tape is a pain (I have it) but thats what I would do.
Thanks, my first choice was white, but I chickened out! Maybe I'll try it next time.
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Nice, Freshbikes in Ballston!

Originally Posted by ianGP
and my fitting:

I managed to snap it before adjustments were made.


As for wheels, I ran out of funds (rebuilding my race car to be street legal) so those 60mm carbon tubs will have to wait another month or two
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^^^Indeed....one beautifful bike there.
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Old 09-05-12, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by X-LinkedRider
Just realized how little room there is to work with on the seatpost of that Roundtail.
ya, not too many adjustments can be made haha.
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This:

Very nice. I'm assuming you got it at a Trek Dealer
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Old 09-05-12, 06:33 PM
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Sure did, how did you work that out and cheers will be out soon as it comes in!
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Old 09-06-12, 02:46 AM
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My road bike

After saying hello to everybody

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Well here it is all setup and fit for some miles this weekend

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Originally Posted by killa
Well here it is all setup and fit for some miles this weekend

Nice Kitchen to shoot a bike in Nice bike too. Hope you enjoy it as much as you do like taking pictures.
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Old 09-07-12, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by manutd
what size frame is that? it looks tiny with those wheels/set up
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I've since changed the seat to an Arione CX and stem is ARX PRO -6 80mm (much more comfortable)


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^^^Indeed....one beautifful bike there.
Thanks guys! Yep, fitting with Clovis! Those guys took great care of me. There were times in the process of buying that even I found myself annoying! But they were very tolerant and kept me posted every step of the way
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I'm trying to make my bike "flow" better. I kinda like how it looks now but feel it could be more. It's just a CAAD8 but I still like a nice looking bike. Debating whether to make the saddle black and bar tape black or green (changing saddle anyways due to pain). Or maybe some non zipp decals to the rims. Any suggestions on other things is appreciated

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Old 09-07-12, 08:09 PM
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Just picked up this Raleigh Grand Prix off of CL today for $70. Needs a front brake.



Here's my fathers Motobecane Grand Record that he rode around on in the 70's. I posted a pic of the head badge in another thread and a member here wanted to see more pics of it so here it is!




Sorry for the shadowy pics!
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Originally Posted by cvall91
I'm trying to make my bike "flow" better. I kinda like how it looks now but feel it could be more. It's just a CAAD8 but I still like a nice looking bike. Debating whether to make the saddle black and bar tape black or green (changing saddle anyways due to pain). Or maybe some non zipp decals to the rims. Any suggestions on other things is appreciated

I like it as is...
If you want to change something, how about a white stem, & black crank arms/pedals.
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I haven't posted anything on these forums in YEARS, but I figure since I finally picked up my first new road bike since 2006, I might as well start again with this...

Focus Izalco Pro 4.0. Completely stock. No plans to change anything other than maybe the wheels, but even those are great for OEM wheels.
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Originally Posted by cvall91
I'm trying to make my bike "flow" better. I kinda like how it looks now but feel it could be more. It's just a CAAD8 but I still like a nice looking bike. Debating whether to make the saddle black and bar tape black or green (changing saddle anyways due to pain). Or maybe some non zipp decals to the rims. Any suggestions on other things is appreciated

+1 on the black cranks pedals, also white/green bottle cages would make sense. I like it like this
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