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What road bike do you have?

Old 09-08-12, 02:06 PM
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Picked up my first road bike today. 1974 Continental
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Old 09-08-12, 06:00 PM
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Traded a 58cm 2.1 Apex for a 56cm Madone 4.6. I really like the small frame better.
I rode a couple of competitors, but this was my favorite. My LBS is the bomb, they are really fair and good with trades!

A couple modifications out of the gate:
It had white hoods on it, but I think those were hideous, so they swapped to black.
Pulled my RXLs and swapped over, noticed the Madone didn't have the Bontrager R2 tires it was supposed to. They free upgraded me to R4, winning.
I think the wheels clash a bit, but they are a little lighter and roll nicer, so I'll take function over form in this case.
It weighed in at 16lbs, 11oz.

Compared to the aluminum frame it replaced, this bike is crazy stiff, super quiet, and is a climbing and accelerating banshee.
I sold my pedals to a local guy, since I was using 520s and the shoes I had were too small and caused pain. After I sell the shoes, I'll look at maybe going clipless again and do a road pedal and shoe this time. Not sure yet on that.

I looked at a lightweight bottle cage, until I saw what they cost, then laughed and transferred my $5 old trusty one over.

Went right out and did 15 miles, but had to stop because I was out playing bike way too long today, and had to get back to the family.
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Old 09-09-12, 08:01 AM
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Got a call from the LBS telling me my new rig was ready 3 days early. Pedals still in the mail. Pardon the crappy cell phone pic.

Cannondale Supersix 3
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Old 09-09-12, 09:47 AM
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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

What are the bottle cages you currently have on???
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Old 09-09-12, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Afdica
What are the bottle cages you currently have on???
Some non-carbon Specialized ones from the LBS.
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Old 09-09-12, 05:46 PM
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Old 09-09-12, 06:26 PM
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Old 09-09-12, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by killa
Well here it is all setup and fit for some miles this weekend

how do you like those wheels? I want a pair.
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Buy'um you won't be disappointed. Every bit as good as the Dura Ace c24 i had on my previous bike. Super smooth, strong and light. I'm running 700x24c tyres on them.

Just added some Speedplay Zeros = nice.
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Old 09-10-12, 08:24 AM
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The wife's wedding gift...

She did well...


2013 Cannondale SuperSix EVO outfitted with SRAM Red. Amazing ride.
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Old 09-10-12, 10:36 AM
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My two main road bikes.
Primary (SuperiorLite)


Commuter/Touring (Giant)
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Old 09-11-12, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Manweiser
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2013 Cannondale SuperSix EVO outfitted with SRAM Red. Amazing ride.
Must be super tall!

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Old 09-11-12, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by IFLUX23
Your wife must be super tall!
HA! I meant her gift to me. There's only room enough for one freakish tall person in the house.
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Old 09-11-12, 11:39 PM
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well i know you guys probably won't like this but i think it's the best thing to ever happen to my legs:
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Old 09-12-12, 06:23 AM
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Why won't we like it? I happen to think it is a fine looking ride, and, if you enjoy it, do our opinions really matter that much?

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Old 09-12-12, 06:57 AM
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cc700 that's a great looking bike. I like it a lot. I have those bar end blinkies too - they were a great cheap purchase.
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Old 09-12-12, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by cc700
well i know you guys probably won't like this but i think it's the best thing to ever happen to my legs:
I like it. If that was posted in the hot or not thread, I'd give it a HOT.
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Old 09-12-12, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by cc700
well i know you guys probably won't like this but i think it's the best thing to ever happen to my legs:

What not like about it? Water bottle is not big enough?
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Just got it from "Play it again" store

r2000 si .. I was stunned - the bike was like one month old. Even "size 56" paper sticker was like new.
Better condition than my 2 y.o. road bike.
My wife's bike benefited too - wheels w/Ultegra cassette and almost new Conti Grand Prix 3000 tires went to her bike..
Oh..it was $500 plus tax.

I just installed my saddle, pedals and bottlecages.




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Oh goodness, that bike for 500 is a steal! I had a Caad4 R2000 and i LOVED it. Ultegra 6500 is all the group anyone should need, and that sexy sexy paintjob with integrated headset is very eyepleasing. i will say that paired spoke wheels are the death of me. truing my bontrager select and race lite was the worst mechanical challenge i've faced. good choice moving them to the wife's fuji. she's probably not as hard on wheels as you unless you weigh substantially less than her.
Enjoy that bike! It's a killer!

and yes, my current bike is very hot. I just figured since the stem isn't slammed and the saddle is just a Kappa, it's not quite up to 41 standards. but maybe the fact that it's a 880 gram frame is enough.
justfitme: you're right! the water bottle is too small! my 40 mile ride yesterday had me going through it at mile 35.

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Originally Posted by cc700
Oh goodness, that bike for 500 is a steal! I had a Caad4 R2000 and i LOVED it. Ultegra 6500 is all the group anyone should need, and that sexy sexy paintjob with integrated headset is very eyepleasing. i will say that paired spoke wheels are the death of me. truing my bontrager select and race lite was the worst mechanical challenge i've faced. good choice moving them to the wife's fuji. she's probably not as hard on wheels as you unless you weigh substantially less than her.
Enjoy that bike! It's a killer!

and yes, my current bike is very hot. I just figured since the stem isn't slammed and the saddle is just a Kappa, it's not quite up to 41 standards. but maybe the fact that it's a 880 gram frame is enough.
justfitme: you're right! the water bottle is too small! my 40 mile ride yesterday had me going through it at mile 35.
I think I did not explained this wheel situation clear - I moved these 16 paired spokes to my wife's bike and pulled Bontrager Race's to Cannondale - bad idea?

I was going to make it more black on yellow


Reverse it?
And yes, my wife is 60 lbs less than me..

Talking about stem and saddle - I like stem with red accents - compliments everything esle, and about saddle - nobody in the world have a right to critisize anybody's saddle

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Old 09-12-12, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by scott.743


An updated photo of my new SuperSix Ultegra Di2.
My friend just got this exact bike with same gruppo. Though it was small I test rode it and the shifting was awesome. How do you like it?
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Just picked up a stock 55cm BMC Team Machine with Red. We did swap out the EA90 for EC90 stem. Will cut the steer tube soon.

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Ridley Noah Pro 2012
Full SRAM Red Black Edition 2012
FFWD F6R wheels with DT Swiss 240S hubs and Sapim spokes
Michelin PRO4 Tires
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Pro Stealth Evo 'Compact Drop' 2012
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Old 09-14-12, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by cc700
well i know you guys probably won't like this but i think it's the best thing to ever happen to my legs:
Okay, I'll humor you:

Dude, that bike's crap. Bars are too high, seat's too low, and for God's sake, big ring-little cog, you friggin' n00b.
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