Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

What road bike do you have?

Notices
Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

What road bike do you have?

Old 08-02-14, 03:47 PM
  #24276  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Columbus, GA
Posts: 7

Bikes: Merida (Road 903), Pinarello (2012 Dogma 2, 2012 KOBH, 2014 Marvel, 2015 Rokh)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have a Merida with Shimano Tiagra components. Aluminum frame, carbon fork. I think a 2008 year bike. I bought it used for a few hundred dollars. I've was riding about 10 miles Monday through Friday and 50 miles on Saturday before I came to work for a while in Kuwait. Now it's in storage. Before I left I planned on updating the bike when I got back but now visiting more bike websites, etc. I don't know if I want to just buy a new bike or not.

i don't know how many miles total are on the bike but when I had it tuned up by the LBS the chain was just within tolerance for replacement. So, when I get back at least a new chain and cassette. Any recommendations on updating the bike?
Thanks, Kevin

Attached Images
File Type: jpg
image.jpg (91.0 KB, 78 views)
File Type: jpg
IMG_20140302_071802_224.jpg (84.9 KB, 821 views)
KPSquared is offline  
Old 08-02-14, 09:53 PM
  #24277  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Jersey City/NYC
Posts: 300
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
New ugly but super comfy saddle. Anyone wanna suggest some wheels

hailandkill is offline  
Old 08-02-14, 10:14 PM
  #24278  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 700

Bikes: Cannondale CAAD10 Team, Giant TCR

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by KPSquared
I have a Merida with Shimano Tiagra components. Aluminum frame, carbon fork. I think a 2008 year bike. I bought it used for a few hundred dollars. I've was riding about 10 miles Monday through Friday and 50 miles on Saturday before I came to work for a while in Kuwait. Now it's in storage. Before I left I planned on updating the bike when I got back but now visiting more bike websites, etc. I don't know if I want to just buy a new bike or not.

i don't know how many miles total are on the bike but when I had it tuned up by the LBS the chain was just within tolerance for replacement. So, when I get back at least a new chain and cassette. Any recommendations on updating the bike?
Thanks, Kevin

Why do you want to upgrade? Is there anything wrong / not working? Are the components limiting your cycling abilities? Or are you just itching to spend some cash? Shimano Tiagra components are good enough for most riding requirements. I say ride it until everything breaks then buy a new one. If you really want to upgrade, buying a new set of wheels would be the best upgrade.
e_guevara is offline  
Old 08-02-14, 10:17 PM
  #24279  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 700

Bikes: Cannondale CAAD10 Team, Giant TCR

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by hailandkill
New ugly but super comfy saddle. Anyone wanna suggest some wheels

Wheels are fine. They match the colorway of the frame nicely.

FYI Fulcrum wheels are made by Campagnolo for Shimano drivetrains. It's a good wheelset.
e_guevara is offline  
Old 08-02-14, 11:58 PM
  #24280  
Senior Member
 
Reeses's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 808

Bikes: Scott CR1 Pro, Eimei

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 59 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts


Need my silver tape
Reeses is offline  
Old 08-03-14, 11:37 AM
  #24281  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Columbus, GA
Posts: 7

Bikes: Merida (Road 903), Pinarello (2012 Dogma 2, 2012 KOBH, 2014 Marvel, 2015 Rokh)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by e_guevara
Why do you want to upgrade? Is there anything wrong / not working? Are the components limiting your cycling abilities? Or are you just itching to spend some cash? Shimano Tiagra components are good enough for most riding requirements. I say ride it until everything breaks then buy a new one. If you really want to upgrade, buying a new set of wheels would be the best upgrade.
I do not believe I'm at the point where I'm being limited by the bike. I have a few pounds still to shed and some more fitness work to do before I need to invest in a new bike, but I've am tempted. I'd like to use the full potential of this frame before getting another.
KPSquared is offline  
Old 08-03-14, 12:43 PM
  #24282  
Banned.
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 27,199
Mentioned: 34 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 378 Post(s)
Liked 1,414 Times in 913 Posts
Steel Breeze

No, it's not the short-lived band from the 80's. It's a Wraith Hustle. And it's f*&^%ing awesome.

Last edited by RobbieTunes; 08-03-14 at 12:48 PM.
RobbieTunes is offline  
Old 08-04-14, 10:01 AM
  #24283  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Onalaska, WI / Clearwater, FL
Posts: 170

Bikes: Trek Madone 5.2, Kona Dew, Centurion Dave Scott Ironman

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
She's all original except for saddle, tires, tubes, cables and tape. She's a 1986 and still rides beautifully although she is a bit bigger than I'd like at 58cm.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
001 (800x510).jpg (65.8 KB, 205 views)
MikeD1 is offline  
Old 08-04-14, 10:17 AM
  #24284  
Senior Member
 
EddNog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Cherry Hill, NJ
Posts: 236

Bikes: Road/Race: 2012 Breezer Venturi; Trail: 2016 Scott Scale 720 Plus

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Just completed my second century ride on Saturday, averaged 16.7mph over 6:09 moving time on my Venturi. Spent about 1/2 the time in aero using my RedShift dual position seatpost and Vuka clip-ons. So glad I switched to 700x25 tubeless when my original 700x23 tubeless finally wore out—the added comfort was a real blessing!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
image.jpg (93.8 KB, 195 views)

Last edited by EddNog; 08-04-14 at 10:21 AM. Reason: Wrong pic
EddNog is offline  
Old 08-04-14, 12:10 PM
  #24285  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Jersey City/NYC
Posts: 300
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by e_guevara
Wheels are fine. They match the colorway of the frame nicely.

FYI Fulcrum wheels are made by Campagnolo for Shimano drivetrains. It's a good wheelset.
thank you. it is a good wheelset. IMHO the frame and wheel combo is too gaudy (look at my old cannondale, i like simple =))

on fast, twisty descents, however, the wheels (or frame?) flex and rub the brake pads. and when sprinting/uphill battling the rear wheel flexes (almost as if the spokes are rubbing each other). i'm thinking higher spoked archetypes laced to WI hubs or something similar.
hailandkill is offline  
Old 08-04-14, 08:24 PM
  #24286  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 700

Bikes: Cannondale CAAD10 Team, Giant TCR

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by hailandkill
thank you. it is a good wheelset. IMHO the frame and wheel combo is too gaudy (look at my old cannondale, i like simple =))

on fast, twisty descents, however, the wheels (or frame?) flex and rub the brake pads. and when sprinting/uphill battling the rear wheel flexes (almost as if the spokes are rubbing each other). i'm thinking higher spoked archetypes laced to WI hubs or something similar.
What model are those wheels? I've never had a problem with my Fulcrum Racing Quattro regarding flex (I like punching up hills and sprinting), and the wheels are on my old-ish training bike (1997 Giant TCR - heavy, not as stiff as newer aluminum). YMMV
e_guevara is offline  
Old 08-04-14, 08:53 PM
  #24287  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Baltimore, MD, USA
Posts: 83

Bikes: 2014 Jamis Icon Pro, 2013 Jamis Allegro Elite

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

2014 Jamis Icon Pro

After a year on my 2013 Jamis Allegro Elite getting into cycling again after a long absence, I decided it was time to get a "real" road bike, and took delivery on my 2014 Jamis Icon Pro a couple of weeks ago. Kind of like going from a Chevy Camaro to a Ferrari as best I can describe it!

It comes with a 6061 aluminum frame (58cm); carbon fork and steerer; Shimano 105 5700 derailleurs and brifters; Shimano R565 50/34T 175mm crankset; 11-25T cassette; Ritchey Comp Logic Curve handlebar; Ritchey 6061 alloy stem; Mavic Aksium Race wheels; Vittoria Zaffiro 700x23c slicks; Tektro R540 brakes. That's all the stock stuff. I swapped out the factory saddle on day one for a Fizik Arione Versus Kium, and added some Shimano M520 pedals (since my existing shoes are SPD). Added sensors and transmitter for my Cateye RD420DW computer, and a couple of Ibera BC5 bottle cages.

Not particularly flashy to look at, I know - I call it understated - but the anodized "Palladium" finish (ok, it's grey) is actually pretty attractive in person. They did a nice job smoothing the TIG welds on the frame, too. But man what a ride! You get on this thing and you just can't help but go flat out fast, like it insists upon it! Lighter wheels and a lighter handlebar might be nice at some future point, and yeah those pedals are heavy, but all in all I couldn't be happier!
Atakuweh is offline  
Old 08-05-14, 09:58 AM
  #24288  
Junior Member
 
K100Fran's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: NoVa
Posts: 105

Bikes: 1993 GT Corrado, 1999 Kona Explosif, 2014 Cannondale Synapse Carbon 3

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
My new road ride (the old ride was a Lotus Classique w/ 105 on the downtube)

Attached Images
File Type: jpg
IMG_3121a.jpg (101.2 KB, 1028 views)
K100Fran is offline  
Old 08-05-14, 10:51 AM
  #24289  
Banned.
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 27,199
Mentioned: 34 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 378 Post(s)
Liked 1,414 Times in 913 Posts
Originally Posted by MikeD1
She's all original except for saddle, tires, tubes, cables and tape. She's a 1986 and still rides beautifully although she is a bit bigger than I'd like at 58cm.
Way to rock that Ironman!
RobbieTunes is offline  
Old 08-05-14, 02:26 PM
  #24290  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Giant Propel Advanced SL (XSmall)
Giant Contact SLR 100mm Stem
Giant Contact SLR Aero handlebar 42cm
Sram Force 22 (53-39 / 11-28)
Sram S60 wheels
LOOK KEO Blade Carbon
Fizik Arione VS
Fizik Superlight bar tape
Elite Custom Race cage
Schwalbe Lugano Tires
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
prop3.jpg (89.9 KB, 236 views)
MiguePropelSL is offline  
Old 08-05-14, 05:33 PM
  #24291  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 19

Bikes: 2014 Trek Madone 4.3

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2014 Trek Madone 4.3 w/ 105 components.

Attached Images
File Type: jpg
Bike.jpg (67.4 KB, 201 views)
Crush the Miles is offline  
Old 08-06-14, 07:09 AM
  #24292  
Senior Member
 
AristoNYC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Manhattan
Posts: 1,771

Bikes: AristoNYC's PedalRoom

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 130 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Cannondale CAAD10 Force 2 [2012] with some cheapo Chinese carbon clinchers.


AristoNYC is offline  
Old 08-06-14, 07:18 AM
  #24293  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 149
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked 7 Times in 2 Posts
Absolutely gorgeous Giant Propel Advanced SL!

Last edited by sw686blue; 08-06-14 at 07:28 AM.
sw686blue is offline  
Old 08-06-14, 08:09 AM
  #24294  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Damascus, MD, USA
Posts: 1,294

Bikes: Neilpryde Nazare, Storck Scenero G3, Colnago Extreme Power, CAAD 10, Bowman Palace R, Strong Custom Foco Steel, BMC SLR01, BMC ALR01

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 96 Post(s)
Liked 114 Times in 53 Posts
AristoNYC,

Your CAAD10 would be one of the hottest ever with a slammed stem that sits parallel to the ground. Otherwise, SWEET!

Last edited by zatopek; 08-06-14 at 08:11 AM. Reason: Did not finish
zatopek is offline  
Old 08-06-14, 08:12 AM
  #24295  
Senior Member
 
AristoNYC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Manhattan
Posts: 1,771

Bikes: AristoNYC's PedalRoom

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 130 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Originally Posted by zatopek
AristoNYC,

Your CAAD10 would be one of the hottest ever with a slammed stem that sits parallel to the ground. Otherwise, SWEET!
Thanks.
My bike fitter set it up this way for me and it feels good. I don't want to compromise a good fit for appearance, even though I agree with you.
AristoNYC is offline  
Old 08-06-14, 08:45 AM
  #24296  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by sw686blue
Absolutely gorgeous Giant Propel Advanced SL!

Thanks... soon some better pics...
MiguePropelSL is offline  
Old 08-06-14, 07:35 PM
  #24297  
Junior Member
 
sirknight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: indiana
Posts: 8

Bikes: giant escape

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
my ride.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
rodie.jpg (45.0 KB, 172 views)
sirknight is offline  
Old 08-07-14, 07:05 AM
  #24298  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Boulder, CO
Posts: 8,546
Mentioned: 83 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 163 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Beautiful! Mind if I ask - how tall are you?

Originally Posted by MiguePropelSL
Giant Propel Advanced SL (XSmall)
Giant Contact SLR 100mm Stem
Giant Contact SLR Aero handlebar 42cm
Sram Force 22 (53-39 / 11-28)
Sram S60 wheels
LOOK KEO Blade Carbon
Fizik Arione VS
Fizik Superlight bar tape
Elite Custom Race cage
Schwalbe Lugano Tires
valygrl is offline  
Old 08-07-14, 03:00 PM
  #24299  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by valygrl
Beautiful! Mind if I ask - how tall are you?
I don't remember my tall size (lol) but that was the pic before we cut... for saturday i will have size and new pictures.... now it says one side GIAN y the other IANT
MiguePropelSL is offline  
Old 08-08-14, 09:11 AM
  #24300  
TEAM GARMIN-SHARP
 
cicli_masi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: NYC
Posts: 31

Bikes: MASI Gran Criterium

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by vento95gl
Here is my bike that I finished not too long ago. Martini racing project.


So much win on so many levels.
cicli_masi is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.