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What road bike do you have?

Old 01-14-14, 03:24 PM
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Not completely done the way I want it yet, but enough for me to start riding! What do you guys think?

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Originally Posted by chil2makefun
Enough said!

X2!


Originally Posted by just dank
wassup
Looks like a big bike, but you make it look good!

Originally Posted by humpside
Not completely done the way I want it yet, but enough for me to start riding! What do you guys think?

Looks like its a bit big for you.
What size is this bike?
It appears to be a small bike.

I like what you're doing with it, but size/fit is everything.
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17.15 lb.
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Old 01-14-14, 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder
X2!





Looks like its a bit big for you.
What size is this bike?
It appears to be a small bike.

I like what you're doing with it, but size/fit is everything.

I did raise the saddle 1/2", but it's doesn't make a whole lot of an aesthetic difference. That's the problem with being so freakishly short, all bikes are big for me. My Scott Addict is the smallest they have, 47cm. I have seen a professional fitter before and he suggested that I get a custom bike. That would be nice, but I'll have to continue saving my lunch money!
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Originally Posted by VA_Esquire

17.15 lb.
So, if you removed the quarter pounder from under the seat it would be 16.9 lb?
sweet!
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Originally Posted by humpside
I did raise the saddle 1/2", but it's doesn't make a whole lot of an aesthetic difference. That's the problem with being so freakishly short, all bikes are big for me. My Scott Addict is the smallest they have, 47cm. I have seen a professional fitter before and he suggested that I get a custom bike. That would be nice, but I'll have to continue saving my lunch money!
That's what I was afraid of.
I wasn't really commenting on the aesthetics of your bike. It looks great to me to be honest.
Fit it important to be able to recruit the muscle needed @ certain times. You might not be able to get into much of an aero position but thats not a big deal if your not racing.

47cm is small, but if you look harder you can find smaller.
I've seen 44cms around.(probably too small)
Have you considered WSD's, or Junior frames?
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Originally Posted by humpside
What do you guys think?

It's too big for you.

and if I recall correctly you own other bikes? Get bikes from a manufacturer that'll carry smaller sizes ( I think Pinarello and Cannondale goes down to the 40s mark or go full custom (I'd take the latter).
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Originally Posted by KantoBoy
It's too big for you.

and if I recall correctly you own other bikes? Get bikes from a manufacturer that'll carry smaller sizes ( I think Pinarello and Cannondale goes down to the 40s mark or go full custom (I'd take the latter).
Good call Kantoboy! I do own a Pinarello too. I got fitted at Helen's for a 44 sloping. The 42s was too small for me because the top tube was too short, even with a longer stem. But how in the world did you know I owned other bikes too? Scary... I am thinking of going custom one day, but just depends on if I can continue riding as much, especially with a newborn on the way in a few months.

Ghost rider: I did try a Cannondale and Specialized WSD, but I really did not enjoy them. It was a noticeable difference climbing up the hills especially. Enough so, that even though the geometry felt fine, the bike just didn't feel appropriate. My Pinarello feels great, but then again, so does the Scott. The effective top tube is 1cm longer on the Scott, compared to the Pinarello.

Thanks for your feedback!
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hey guys! this is my 2011 Giant TCR Advanced. one pic is with its road gear on and the other is with its mixed gravel gear on.
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Originally Posted by mercator
So, if you removed the quarter pounder from under the seat it would be 16.9 lb?
sweet!
+1 LMAO! Too funny!
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Originally Posted by nevertrustafart
hey guys! this is my 2011 Giant TCR Advanced. one pic is with its road gear on and the other is with its mixed gravel gear on.
Typically, I'm not a fan of white bikes, white rims, colored tires or colored bar tape. Inexplicably, your bike has me mesmerized.
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why thank you! i wouldn't normally attempt something so color shocking, but decided to give that a go and can honestly say i am really pleased with the outcome
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Originally Posted by zatopek
Typically, I'm not a fan of white bikes, white rims, colored tires or colored bar tape. Inexplicably, your bike has me mesmerized.
Agree.

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My neighbor gave me this bike today. I cleaned it from top to bottom, put air in the tires and took it for a ride. What a great bike.
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The green def works on that Giant. Well done.
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Originally Posted by Brodie01


My neighbor gave me this bike today. I cleaned it from top to bottom, put air in the tires and took it for a ride. What a great bike.
Does your neighbor happen to be Yao Ming? Geez you must be tall...
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My neighbor is tall, probably 6' 4". I'm only six feet, but I have long legs (and very skinny) and a short torso, so this bike seems to fit me. I would say after making the adjustments that the seat is much lower than it would be for my neighbor, but by lowering the seat on this bike it leaves the handle bar position in a relatively higher position than I would find on a shorter bike such as my Wellington 3.0 (59c). In the picture I posted you can see the seat in the position that I found it, it is two inches lower now. I would never dreamed that I would like the fit I have with this bike, but it works just fine.
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Ooh, very interesting. I wonder how big of a pain it would be to remove them? i guess if need be, you could always just replace the spoke.
Little late to respond, but I use these as well, no problems have been great. I used the weld product as well. it wasn't hard to take off the magnet but it was more difficult to deal with the residue. Some people use tubular glue which apparently works well to hold the magnet. it really is tiny
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Little late to respond, but I use these as well, no problems have been great. I used the weld product as well. it wasn't hard to take off the magnet but it was more difficult to deal with the residue. Some people use tubular glue which apparently works well to hold the magnet. it really is tiny
Good deal! I have them saved in my "to buy" folder.
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I'll admit, I'm a bit of a "gear junky" so I've changed quite a few things on the bike. The latest is the Romin EVO pro saddle, CG R seat post and some 6800 brakes. I'll have some 6800 pedals coming here soon…that should wrap me up for this coming spring/summer season.
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My craigslist special, only thing I have added is carbon wheels, and continental competition tubular tires. Took weight from 16.60 to 15.70. Had mavic ksyrium sl clincher's on it..
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My craigslist special, only thing I have added is carbon wheels, and continental competition tubular tires. Took weight from 16.60 to 15.70. Had mavic ksyrium sl clincher's on it..
Nice find…is that a 2009 Quick Step Tarmac? How much did it set you back? A buddy of mine has a 2009 Roubaix comp in the same color sitting rotting…I keep trying to buy it off of him but he won't sell it.

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