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What road bike do you have?

Old 05-21-05, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by rockstar

my moots in its most recent build. moots vamoots compact 55, full dura ace 10, King HS, Alien carbon post, SLR saddle, reynolds ouzo pro, ritchey WCS bars and stem, rolf prima vigors, mich pro race 2's, speedplay X Ti,
Wow, that is a nice bike.
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Old 05-21-05, 04:57 PM
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I went from a Giant Cypress hybrid (an excellent starter bike for the first 1200 miles and which I still ride some) to beautiful Italian steel -- the Tommasini Carbo-Fire.

Triple-butted Ultrafoco steel and Carve CF seat stays. Full Ultegra (just switched to 12-27 from 12-23 'cause I'm a wimp). DA hubs w/ Open Pro rims and Michelin Carbons. Stella stem and bar.

It's opened up a whole new world. Now I at least have a chance of keeping up on club rides.
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Here is my Cinelli.......

A fairly new Super Corsa frame, kind of dated by todays standards, but it gets me where I want to go!

Campy Record Ergo 8sp w/ SRP titanium upgrade kit throughout. The stem is an older Cinelli 1/Record, Look 'Worlds' pedals, and the wheels are Veloflex sew-ups.



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Old 05-21-05, 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by 1 Lugnut
Here is my Cinelli.......

A fairly new Super Corsa frame, kind of dated by todays standards, but it gets me where I want to go!

Campy Record Ergo 8sp w/ SRP titanium upgrade kit throughout. The stem is an older Cinelli 1/Record, Look 'Worlds' pedals, and the wheels are Veloflex sew-ups.



That's pretty sweet.
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Old 05-21-05, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by 53-11_alltheway
Wow, that is a nice bike.
thanks i like it
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Originally Posted by 53-11_alltheway
I almost bought this frame back when GVH carried it. (Columbus Zona steel)

Looks nice. I wish the current Vento and Sciroccos had that spoke pattern on the front.
I saw them at GVH when they still had some. The Professional had the Chorus build and Protons for $2400. MSRP. The International was the exact same frame, but different color, Centaur build and Equation wheels for around $1800. MSRP.

When I went to buy the Zondas, I looked for the '02/'03 versions with the 20 spoke, G4 front wheel. The older version Zondas are lighter than the '04/'05 version, and have all aero spokes like the Eurus..
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I have a two year old Klein Q Pro Carbon. Silver-blue in color, Ultegra components. Great bike! Someday I'll be worthy of riding it.

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Originally Posted by Ben Cousins
My race bike.

Does the job.

Very nice celeste bike porn.
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Old 05-25-05, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Ben Cousins
My race bike.

Does the job.

that's what I call a hard-core bike. I like the racing angle (big delta between handlebars and seat).

Although "nose-up" saddle guys will cringe at the seat tilt, but I'm with you on it. (it's your nuts not theirs)

Those handlebars are perfect and good example why "ergo bars" don't offer any advantage. Although it does look semi-ergo, sort of like the Kestrel EMS Pro bars.
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Old 05-25-05, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Ben Cousins
It's only now I look through this thread that I notice how many people have their bikes set up with the bars at the same height as the seat, because my setup is pretty normal amoung the people I ride with. Seems crazy to me to even ride a thoroughbred race frame with that set up.

Unless, of course, it's just about posing
Nice mix of real world parts.

Pretty much my opinion is if your handlebars are at the same level as your seat you pretty canceled out everything high performance about your bike. It's so much harder to pedal with the bars up.
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Old 05-25-05, 08:43 PM
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well i havn't yet posted my ride, so here she is. a little on the "cheap" side....but i'm on my way to my next steed. in case you're wondering, yes, its a bloody huge frame, and yes, i would lose my ba!!s if i fell on the top tube because the frame is too big for me, but i still love the bike because its given me a lot for my modest investment. recently i've added the new bar tape and the speedplays, which are great.

cheers, and hope you enjoy the picks.
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Originally Posted by Ben Cousins
It's only now I look through this thread that I notice how many people have their bikes set up with the bars at the same height as the seat, because my setup is pretty normal amoung the people I ride with. Seems crazy to me to even ride a thoroughbred race frame with that set up.

Unless, of course, it's just about posing
So here it is, my road bike, after I temporarily had to lower the saddle a few cm due to a back injury.

Clickable

Why people ride with their bars at the same height as their saddle I don’t know.
Maybe because they like to get into the same position on their bike as they have in their recliner in front of the TV set.
There are recumbents for that. Even with a B17 and high bars you just can’t get the same feel with a roadbike as with a recumbent or the TV chair.
Already at 20mph 80% of your effect is to overcome the air resistance, so it’s not exactly recommendable to stay in a non aero position.
Well I don’t know. Maybe it is just posing.
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Old 05-26-05, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by goldfish
well i havn't yet posted my ride, so here she is. a little on the "cheap" side....but i'm on my way to my next steed. in case you're wondering, yes, its a bloody huge frame, and yes, i would lose my ba!!s if i fell on the top tube because the frame is too big for me, but i still love the bike because its given me a lot for my modest investment. recently i've added the new bar tape and the speedplays, which are great.

cheers, and hope you enjoy the picks.
We'll enjoy the picks Kidding aside, I like red bikes. That one looks good.
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Why people ride with their bars at the same height as their saddle I don’t know.
Maybe because they like to get into the same position on their bike as they have in their recliner in front of the TV set.
There are recumbents for that. Even with a B17 and high bars you just can’t get the same feel with a roadbike as with a recumbent or the TV chair.
Already at 20mph 80% of your effect is to overcome the air resistance, so it’s not exactly recommendable to stay in a non aero position.
Well I don’t know. Maybe it is just posing.
20 mph? Who said anything about going fast.

I flip my stem so it points up. Makes it nice and comfy like a TV chair.
 
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Originally Posted by 55/Bad
20 mph? Who said anything about going fast.

I flip my stem so it points up. Makes it nice and comfy like a TV chair.
Well 55/Bad. Aren’t you a lucky guy who can flip the stem.
Flip the integrated stem / bar would look kind of odd, and my stems are 0ş.

Ok. Enough BS from me for now. What I tried to say is that bars level with saddle might not be the most efficient riding position, but there again. Nobody asked me. But if they did……..
argh… no forget it. I know. They didn’t.
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Here is mine. Bought it about a month ago TREK 5.9 SL (Andromeda). I love it, great ride!
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2005 Trek Pilot 5.2 Ultegra 10 (12-27) w/ Hollowtech 53/39 Crankset.
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Originally Posted by operator
We'll enjoy the picks Kidding aside, I like red bikes. That one looks good.
Thanks for the compliment....and honestly I can't believe I wrote "pick"
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Originally Posted by 55/Bad
20 mph? Who said anything about going fast.

I flip my stem so it points up. Makes it nice and comfy like a TV chair.
It's actually 20kph. GG.
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Shameless bike porn....it's all good!
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Originally Posted by Road Toad
Here is mine. Bought it about a month ago TREK 5.9 SL (Andromeda). I love it, great ride!
Hey, nice name...
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Originally Posted by goldfish
well i havn't yet posted my ride, so here she is. a little on the "cheap" side....but i'm on my way to my next steed. in case you're wondering, yes, its a bloody huge frame, and yes, i would lose my ba!!s if i fell on the top tube because the frame is too big for me, but i still love the bike because its given me a lot for my modest investment. recently i've added the new bar tape and the speedplays, which are great.

cheers, and hope you enjoy the picks.
are those biopace rings i see?
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Originally Posted by 53-11_alltheway
that's what I call a hard-core bike. I like the racing angle (big delta between handlebars and seat).
I think they should start selling $5000 touring bikes with full Dura-Ace and Record groups. There seems to be a market for them...jk.

There's a lot of nice bikes in here.
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Originally Posted by RoadToad
Hey, nice name...
Thought I was unique! You need to change your name!

I took the name from a Bulltaco motorcycle I has when I was 15 years old. It was a Road Toad.
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Old 05-28-05, 05:53 AM
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Here's mine. Stock photo for now. Trek 1000
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