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What road bike do you have?

Old 01-31-14, 06:01 PM
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First time I've ridden a road bike and a carbon fiber one at that. Biked 18 miles and it felt so easy. Shifting was a breeze and the bike was stable. I'm in love with it

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What kind of bar tape are you using? Stock? Looks nice.

Originally Posted by Solidjake
First time I've ridden a road bike and a carbon fiber one at that. Biked 18 miles and it felt so easy. Shifting was a breeze and the bike was stable. I'm in love with it

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Originally Posted by torob
What kind of bar tape are you using? Stock? Looks nice.
Yup, it's stock tape. Thanks
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Hi Gost Ryder,

It is almost a normal bicylce bag, with a zipper and that… But that handlebar bag reduses my air resistance so I'm faster with it fitted on my bike. If you don't believe me then see human powered vehicle performance chart for yourself: https://cozybeehive.blogspot.com/2011...for-human.html
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Hi Gost Ryder,

It is almost a normal bicylce bag, with a zipper and that… But that handlebar bag reduses my air resistance so I'm faster with it fitted on my bike. If you don't believe me then see human powered vehicle performance chart for yourself: https://cozybeehive.blogspot.com/2011...for-human.html


Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder
Do you use that bag while riding, or is it just hold the bike up?
Is it meant as a saddle bag/spoiler maybe?
Sorry I just never seen something like that on a bicycle.
Sort of reminds me of those big box stores that sold those "Kawasaki/X-game" bikes with the plastic fairings.
Dirtbike/motocross looking bicycles.

Don't get me wrong, I like your bike, Im sort of biased when it comes to Giant.
Originally Posted by Joze
Black, red and white Giant.

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Hi EddNog,

The bag reduses my air resistance so I'm faster with it fitted on my bike.

Joze


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So what's the deal with the SpeedUpBag?

-Ed
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Old 02-01-14, 12:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Joze
Hi Gost Ryder,

It is almost a normal bicylce bag, with a zipper and that… But that handlebar bag reduses my air resistance so I'm faster with it fitted on my bike. If you don't believe me then see human powered vehicle performance chart for yourself: https://cozybeehive.blogspot.com/2011...for-human.html
How do you see from behind it?
I'm guessing we're going to see these being used in all the major tour in the near future.


Best way to go faster is to work on the motor.
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Old 02-01-14, 12:14 PM
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I'm riding a 2012 Trek 1.1 that I picked up on Craigslist. I've added a few goodies since I got it, Shimano A530 pedals, a Cateye wireless computer, and new black bar tape.

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Old 02-02-14, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by chil2makefun
Thanks, and for how long have you been using it? Since they recomend replacing it every year...
I've only used the saddle on a handful of rides. 17 miles one way ride to work a few times. Today I rode 40 miles and I thought it was ok.
Like I said before; I like it more than the Selle Italia C2 I was using. My folder saves me US$6 bus fare every time I use it to get to work; so I'm ok with replacing it every year


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Old 02-05-14, 02:14 PM
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Haven't posted a pic here in a while. Ice storm has me bored at home and wondering what my new wheels are going to look like. I didn't put teh rear one on yet because it's still pulling trainer duties.
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Old 02-05-14, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by c_mack9
Haven't posted a pic here in a while. Ice storm has me bored at home and wondering what my new wheels are going to look like. I didn't put teh rear one on yet because it's still pulling trainer duties.
Nice how you made the red parts match
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Haha, that took some work. several mounts, and dismounts before they lined up. Thanks for noticing.
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Old 02-05-14, 04:45 PM
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Just picked up a 2013 Madone 4.5. Can't wait to ride it.
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Posted this not too long ago, but made some changes since. Some new stuff and some other changes, new bar tape and saddle, new wheels, new bars and stem, and new cages. The weather here has me stuck in the house so I figured I'd post up with the new changes. Cheers!

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Just got this last week, new 2009 Defy Advance 3, new in box.

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Originally Posted by jeffmiller887
Just picked up a 2013 Madone 4.5. Can't wait to ride it.
Thats a clean looking bike!
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Last years winter build- I love this bike!! 2000 Marin Vicenza-crankset, headset, shift levers, cassette, front derailleur Campy Record 10, Chorus rear derailleur and skeleton brakes. Found the Ksyrium Equipes NOS at LBS for about 70% off. 3T carbon seatpost, FSA K-Force carbon bars. Whole thing weighs in at 18.9:-) Its freaking fast!!!
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Originally Posted by jeffmiller887
Just picked up a 2013 Madone 4.5. Can't wait to ride it.
Nice ride! I bet you got a good deal on the 2013!
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^hell of a post #1 . Good looking whip you got there
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1996 Specialized A1 Road (56cm)

Before:


After:


Changes: Civia Emerson Shallow drop bar, 60mm stem, carbon fiber bottle cage, 13-26 Cassette, Oval Concepts Saddle

Will be going back to 100mm stem once I get used to being on a road bike and get a bit more flexible.
Thinking I'll leave the cassette until I can spin out the top gear on the flats.

This is my first road bike. I read a ton of posts on here, got fitted at a bike shop then bought from a guy on craigslist for $200. Pretty happy with it, can't wait for the weather to be above 40F.
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Fuji Gran Fondo 1.5. Fuji's hi-mod c10 carbon frame, 16.5lb as pictured.

Modifications so far
-Thomson masterpiece seatpost
-Thomson Elite stem
-Carbon bar
-Easton Carbon with aluminum braking surface ec70sl. Michelin Pro4s.

Mods on their way.
-New saddle
-3T ergonova team white bar

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Originally Posted by edChoi
Fuji Gran Fondo 1.5. Fuji's hi-mod c10 carbon frame, 16.5lb as pictured.

Modifications so far
-Thomson masterpiece seatpost
-Thomson Elite stem
-Carbon bar
-Easton Carbon with aluminum braking surface ec70sl. Michelin Pro4s.

Mods on their way.
-New saddle
-3T ergonova team white bar

Great ride....I love my Roubaix. But that tilted pic is messing with my eyes.
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nicely done!

Originally Posted by Kamau
1996 Specialized A1 Road (56cm)
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Changes: Civia Emerson Shallow drop bar, 60mm stem, carbon fiber bottle cage, 13-26 Cassette, Oval Concepts Saddle

Will be going back to 100mm stem once I get used to being on a road bike and get a bit more flexible.
Thinking I'll leave the cassette until I can spin out the top gear on the flats.

This is my first road bike. I read a ton of posts on here, got fitted at a bike shop then bought from a guy on craigslist for $200. Pretty happy with it, can't wait for the weather to be above 40F.

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Originally Posted by Kamau
1996 Specialized A1 Road (56cm)

Before:


After:


Changes: Civia Emerson Shallow drop bar, 60mm stem, carbon fiber bottle cage, 13-26 Cassette, Oval Concepts Saddle

Will be going back to 100mm stem once I get used to being on a road bike and get a bit more flexible.
Thinking I'll leave the cassette until I can spin out the top gear on the flats.

This is my first road bike. I read a ton of posts on here, got fitted at a bike shop then bought from a guy on craigslist for $200. Pretty happy with it, can't wait for the weather to be above 40F.
Nice! Looks a lot like my 1995 raleigh r600 (looks like same handlebars originally). I see you're in KS, rock chalk (and if you support the other big school, boo to you lol)
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