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What road bike do you have?

Old 08-25-14, 08:36 PM
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thanks. I took it out tonight for a local shop group ride. Got a few looks like 'what the hell is that'. There's a section they've deemed a sprint zone towards the end of the ride that is more or less an outright race. I wasn't going to push the bike but it was performing flawlessly I decided what the hell. Knowing I wouldn't be able to keep up with the faster riders in the group. I jumped out ahead at the beginning. I held the lead for a whole 10 seconds before the pack passed me. Even then though I did manage to keep up, something I hadn't been able to do before. Average speed was 17mph, 2 mph faster than I normally do (even on a much lighter bike)
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Cannondale CAAD 10 5 105 56cm Jet Black Matte bought today

immediate to dos:

flip stem and drop it 10mm.

add my cheapie cages until I get something different (probably go elite race or something similar)

Tossed seatbag on it too.

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I picked this up yesterday. Ordered the frame to use parts off an older Jamis Eclipse I picked up a while back, but was too small. This one is 66cm. I'll be on platforms until after foot surgery this winter.

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I've rebuilt my 1993 Merlin Extralight...

Frame: Merlin Extralight, 57cm, 1993, Wine Red (RAL 3005)

Fork/Headset: Ritchey Pro / Campagnolo Record

Crankset/Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Chorus carbon UT 10sp cranks, 172.5mm, 53/39

Pedals: Speedplay X2 Stainless

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain: Campagnolo Veloce 10sp cassette, 12/25 / KMC 10SL

Derailleurs/Shifters: Campagnolo Record 10sp short cage / Campagnolo Chorus 10sp Ergopower

Handlebars/Stem: Scott Drop-in, 42 cm w/Brooks leather bar tape / Syntace F99, 105mm w/titanium bolts

Saddle/Seatpost: Brooks Cambium C17 / Campagnolo Chorus titanium

Brakes: Campagnolo Chorus Skeleton

Hubs/Rims/Spokes/Tires: Campagnolo Record / Mavic Open Pro Ceramic+ / DT Comp / Veloflex

Others: Elité Ciussi stainless steel bottle holders w/syntace titanium bolts





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Old 08-27-14, 07:54 PM
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Stock Frame with custom paint and custom Gunnar font. Nice. I like how the downtube panels flare or round out.
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Wow, I haven't seen scott drop in bars in almost twenty years....nice build

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Old 08-29-14, 02:25 PM
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My first road bike that I've owned, Specialized Tarmac SL4 Sport purchased in May. The components are stock, but it's not like I need to upgrade them at this point in time. This week I did upgrade the back tyre as I have got four flats so far.
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Are bike stores throwing in giant seat bags with purchases these days? Or are they convincing people that they need something that big?
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Originally Posted by heffdiddy
Are bike stores throwing in giant seat bags with purchases these days? Or are they convincing people that they need something that big?

So funny and so true!
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How else would one carry the 25 pounds of stuff that people feel they need to ride 15 miles...tubes, pumps, CO2 inflater and 12 cartridges, wrench sets, extra jersey, sunbrella...
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How else would one carry the 25 pounds of stuff that people feel they need to ride 15 miles...tubes, pumps, CO2 inflater and 12 cartridges, wrench sets, extra jersey, sunbrella...
2 moon pies and a R-C Co-cola.
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But you guys, I really needed to bring that second outfit! What if someone on the group ride has on the same kit as me?!
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Oh. That makes much more sense. Right. And the spotless Audi parked on a rug, with another Audi parked outside contribute to your theory...
What Audi? I only saw the Time.
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Do you two know each other?
Love both bikes!

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Here's my early 90's Davidson Impulse I just rebuilt. I've owned it since 1998.

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I've rebuilt my 1993 Merlin Extralight...

Frame: Merlin Extralight, 57cm, 1993, Wine Red (RAL 3005)

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Bought my first road bike in 25 years at Performance Friday night.

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A pic from the Bike Shop... it was maintenance day..
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2010 Secteur Elite while pausing during a 50 mile trek on the West Orange Trail (a M.U.P. west of Orlando, FL.)

She's only been in my garage since January - Recently refreshed several components of the 105 drive-train (chain, cassette, chain rings, crankset, BB) and she's a dream to roll down the road atop . . . Until someone slides a new Roubaix into her garage spot, anyway!

Everybody KNOWS that red bar tape makes it go faster . . . Don't You???


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Originally Posted by Jimbosays
2010 Secteur Elite while pausing during a 50 mile trek on the West Orange Trail (a M.U.P. west of Orlando, FL.)

She's only been in my garage since January - Recently refreshed several components of the 105 drive-train (chain, cassette, chain rings, crankset, BB) and she's a dream to roll down the road atop . . . Until someone slides a new Roubaix into her garage spot, anyway!

Everybody KNOWS that red bar tape makes it go faster . . . Don't You???


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I still can't figure out how someone could need to carry so much stuff with all that luggage on the bike. The extra cage? I just don't get it. I spent the entire summer putting in multiple 100 + mile days w/ a spare tube, CO2 cartridge and inflator, patches & glue, 1 tire lever & a small multi-tool in a small saddle bag (mini-pump in the jersey pocket) and other than 2 flats never had an issue.

Oh, the bar tape looks ridiculous.

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Originally Posted by cyclebycle13
I still can't figure out how someone could need to carry so much stuff with all that luggage on the bike. The extra cage? I just don't get it. I spent the entire summer putting in multiple 100 + mile days w/ a spare tube, CO2 cartridge and inflator, patches & glue, 1 tire lever & a small multi-tool in a small saddle bag (mini-pump in the jersey pocket) and other than 2 flats never had an issue.
I'd love to spend a summer cycling in New York . . . Unfortunately, summer-time swamp-land wayfaring requires ferrying adequate hydration. We occasionally have a few additional road hazards too.


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2014 Bianchi Sempre Pro (47cm)
Dura Ace 7900 FD, RD, Shifters, Brakes, Pedals
SRM 7900 Powermeter
Praxis PF30-24 bb
ENVE 45s (with Alchemy hubs)
Pro Vibe Stem/Bars (alloy)
Pro Vibe Seatpost (carbon)
Fizik Superlight bar tape
Barfly Garmin mount
Garmin 500 computer
Selle Italia SLR Team saddle
Arundel Uno seat bag
FSA headset with Velofltye low stack bearing cover
Arundel Mandible cages
Carbon/Ti bottle cage bolts (celeste colored :-)
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Just built this baby, Carbon fiber every thing weighing in at 17.6lbs. K2 mainframe 6.0, FSA Kdrive crankset, ultra group set, FSA plasma integrated handlebar/stem, mike burrows carbon seat post, all riding on Miche Supertype 558s
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Originally Posted by tsutaoka



2014 Bianchi Sempre Pro (47cm)
Dura Ace 7900 FD, RD, Shifters, Brakes, Pedals
SRM 7900 Powermeter
Praxis PF30-24 bb
ENVE 45s (with Alchemy hubs)
Pro Vibe Stem/Bars (alloy)
Pro Vibe Seatpost (carbon)
Fizik Superlight bar tape
Barfly Garmin mount
Garmin 500 computer
Selle Italia SLR Team saddle
Arundel Uno seat bag
FSA headset with Velofltye low stack bearing cover
Arundel Mandible cages
Carbon/Ti bottle cage bolts (celeste colored :-)

That is a nice set up, and beautiful bike.
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That is a nice set up, and beautiful bike.
thanks pmalla, i've only had it built since friday but i love it!
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This baby has been kicking for about 2 years, but I thought I'd show her off with the new Tour de France inspired duct tape!

2014 Allez Comp with 105 and Bontrager Race X Lite wheelset. Look pedals on there now, but pictured with Powergrips, which are pretty sweet.

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