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What road bike do you have?

Old 09-30-12, 05:00 PM
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Ive got a 2001 Lemond tourmalet set up for the daily commute and a 2001 Cannondale r800 Caad4 with mavic kysrium elites. Really considering upgrading to the caad10 but doing into research if the upgrade is worth it...
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Kind of whoring these pics out a bit I guess, but it's the only ones I've taken since I got the bike. I already removed the reflector off the rear wheel.

2012 Felt Z85 w/ Shimano 105. Switched out the white Felt stem with a black Bontrager stem, and also black bar tape.

During the fitting:


After the 4-hour drive to get it home:


I freakin' LOVE the matte black with red and white accents! Unfortunately it has rained all day yesterday and probably today, too, so I haven't ridden it since then.
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Old 10-01-12, 08:05 PM
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Here's my most recent project, a 1991 Trek 1400. I picked it up for a good price and did a complete rebuild. I still haven't decided whether or not I will sell the bike yet, but we'll see. It's not perfect, but it's a great looking and riding bike for her age.

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I have a Synapse 7 and a Tarmac Elite. Love them both..
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Okay trying this again since the last attempt didn't actually show the picture.
I just built this. Downsized from a 2008 58cm Tarmac frame and transferred all of my components to a new (to me) SL3 frame in 56cm.
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Old 10-02-12, 01:59 PM
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my 2011 Scott Addict R2 at 15.7 lbs.

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Old 10-02-12, 02:08 PM
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I flat barred my old Trek (and added mtn pedals) to ride with my wife. Lots of fun...

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Old 10-02-12, 02:50 PM
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Me and my 2011 Scott Addict R2

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Old 10-03-12, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by RB1-luvr
I flat barred my old Trek (and added mtn pedals) to ride with my wife. Lots of fun...

Love it, but something about that just seems so wrong!
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Old 10-03-12, 08:42 AM
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That flatbar Trek looks like a lot of fun.
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Old 10-03-12, 12:52 PM
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yep, it is wrong indeed. I couldn't resist though. Amazing what a difference it makes to the bike's feel and handling. I look for excuses to ride it now. it was hanging up unused for two years prior.
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Old 10-03-12, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by RB1-luvr
yep, it is wrong indeed. I couldn't resist though. Amazing what a difference it makes to the bike's feel and handling. I look for excuses to ride it now. it was hanging up unused for two years prior.
Flat bar road bikes are awesome fun, yours is a beauty!! How much did it run you to convert it?
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Old 10-03-12, 05:22 PM
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Old 10-03-12, 05:53 PM
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Here's my new (2011) Specialized Allez Elite

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Old 10-04-12, 06:43 AM
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Originally Posted by OldBridgeRider
Flat bar road bikes are awesome fun, yours is a beauty!! How much did it run you to convert it?
thank you.

from memory:

Ebay bars: $20
Shimano shifters: $60
Avenir ergo grips: $12
Shimano brake levers: $20

so... $112 +/-
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Three years ago I promised a better picture, but failed to deliver.

Well, here it is.



I'm now thankful I never found a time to ask LBS to cut the steerer tube -- I was off the bike (and did almost nil exercises) for the last year, and lost lots of flexibility, so being able to raise the stem helps until I'll regain it back.

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Old 10-04-12, 08:37 PM
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It's a beauty!
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Old 10-04-12, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by siberian


Okay trying this again since the last attempt didn't actually show the picture.
I just built this. Downsized from a 2008 58cm Tarmac frame and transferred all of my components to a new (to me) SL3 frame in 56cm.
Well done! Beautiful bike!!
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Old 10-04-12, 10:12 PM
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I'm just riding that thing until the next spring when I can buy a bike. It does well enough I put 23 miles on it yesterday. Compared to the Murray whatever I upgrade to is going to be the s***.
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Old 10-06-12, 06:55 AM
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My 2012 Trek Madone 3.1

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I present to you, my $150 Nashbar (yes, Nashbar...) AL/Carbon frame build that I've been constantly upgrading over the past year. Just got these 50mm Carbon tubulars a week ago. I initially bought the frame with the intention of upgrading it late, but it's proved to be just fine.

I don't have a fancy smancy garage to shoot against. So here it is in my apartment.

Total build weight is 15.70lb as pictured and it's a blast to ride:

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^ looks great and well done!
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That Nashbar Looks great! Would look about 2x better if the background was a soft blur of some nice country side.... but at least your bed is made. You must have the aperture at f.00000001.
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Originally Posted by ChrisCar
That Nashbar Looks great! Would look about 2x better if the background was a soft blur of some nice country side.... but at least your bed is made. You must have the aperture at f.00000001.
Thanks! Haha yes I know the bedroom shot isn't the most glamorous but it's all I've got for now. And regarding f stop This was taken by stitching about 15 photos together all shot at an f1.4 to get the nice wide angle/large DOF effect.

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Old 10-06-12, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Syncmaster
Thanks! Haha yes I know the bedroom shot isn't the most glamorous but it's all I've got for now. And regarding f stop This was taken by stitching about 15 photos together all shot at an f1.4 to get the nice wide angle/large DOF effect.
I don't know what any of that means... But nice bike
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