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Starting the OFFICIAL Steel club.

Old 01-03-11, 01:23 AM
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Nah, Pasadena to SF most likely. I'm only at SD for school, Pasadena is home.

I might do the Ultegra, but I've decided sram rival most likely.
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Record Ace comes with Ultegra. Grand Prix comes with Tiagra mostly.
My bad, you have the Grand Prix... I was confused...

You'll really like the Ultegra.
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Mine

VERY nice.
(Except for the blue tires.... but at least they're not White! )
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Originally Posted by frpax
VERY nice.
(Except for the blue tires.... but at least they're not White! )
I was just about to order a pair of white tires for it.
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Originally Posted by DVC45
I was just about to order a pair of white tires for it.
I'd go with blue bar tape, but frpax is a senior member here so in order to maintain the peace you may have to....
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Originally Posted by RunningPirate
Yes, indeed it is! I picked it up the day after X mas. The local Raleigh dealer did not have it in stock either, so I had them order it. Took a chance that I would not like it...OK, that's BS - I knew that there was a slim to none chance that I wouldn't like it.
Smart move and very pretty bike.
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So may newer and fine looking Raleighs around here; but I'm looking to build an old classic again.
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Old 01-03-11, 05:02 PM
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So may newer and fine looking Raleighs around here; but I'm looking to build an old classic again.
Like...

THIS! BAM!

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Originally Posted by rufvelo
I'd go with blue bar tape, but frpax is a senior member here so in order to maintain the peace you may have to....
Damn right, I'm a senior member....

Go with blue bar tape and bottle cages to bring it all together.
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Specialized Allez Elite
Isn't this an Aluminum bike?
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Yes, something like this, beautiful bike!
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I've already posted these in the commuting section, but I suppose it fits here too...
Since this pic I have replaced the Hudz with proper fitting versions.
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Originally Posted by frpax
Isn't this an Aluminum bike?
Que? lol
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Originally Posted by pallen
I've already posted these in the commuting section, but I suppose it fits here too...
Since this pic I have replaced the Hudz with proper fitting versions.
Looks nice! What is it?
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Here in Yucatán, bikes don't exist in my size, 58/9 cm, or so. I stumbled across this one on MercadoLibre, from Guadalajara a few months ago. I fall more deeply in love every time I ride it.
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At the moment this is the only bike I have. Its an '87 Bianchi Premio that was made in Asia and was near the bottle of the barrel in that years line. I got it for $200 from a genuine Italian who was so dispossessed with its ride compared to a friends bike that it sat covered in the same spot in his basement till last Spring. I put 4X as many miles on it riding it home than it had in its life to that point. I am proud to say that it was featured on a prominent road biking site on the 4th of July. In a nod to modesty I removed the kickstand. This bike weighed over 30 lbs. as it sits and I've lopped off about 5 now with a 3T bar/stem, modern sealed BB, and Fizik arione. The Team Miyata this replaced was miles faster but I have really enjoyed riding this hard.
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Que? lol
Que que?
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At the moment this is the only bike I have. Its an '87 Bianchi Premio that was made in Asia and was near the bottle of the barrel in that years line. I got it for $200 from a genuine Italian who was so dispossessed with its ride compared to a friends bike that it sat covered in the same spot in his basement till last Spring. I put 4X as many miles on it riding it home than it had in its life to that point. I am proud to say that it was featured on a prominent road biking site on the 4th of July. In a nod to modesty I removed the kickstand. This bike weighed over 30 lbs. as it sits and I've lopped off about 5 now with a 3T bar/stem, modern sealed BB, and Fizik arione. The Team Miyata this replaced was miles faster but I have really enjoyed riding this hard.
Why, oh why did you let a Team Miyata go???
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Correction; the bottom of the barrel
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Originally Posted by frpax
Looks nice! What is it?
Its a Surly Pacer frame with a mixmash of shimano parts - dura ace shifters, ultegra rd, 105 everything else.
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It met an agonizing end doing over the posted speed when a delivery driver decided to execute and unsignalled illegal U-turn from the curb across a 4 lane road. I did not have the balls to request a video of the event from the obviously not local police who responded. Seeing as it happened on the side of the Federal court house while it was being fortified against dark hippies before the RNC in St. Paul. I am considering having Waterford cycles replace the ST and resquare the frame on their table.

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It met an agonizing end doing over the posted speed when a delivery driver decided to execute and unsignalled illegal U-turn from the curb across a 4 lane road. I did not have the balls to request a video of the event from the obviously not local police who responded. Seeing as it happened on the side of the Federal court house while it was been fortified against dark hippies before the RNC in St. Paul. I am considering having Waterford cycles replace the ST and resquare the frame on their table.
Damn, that blows. I would definitely have Waterford repair it.
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Originally Posted by frpax
Isn't this an Aluminum bike?
Anyhow, aluminum bikes are not allowed. Sorry. Nice looking bike, though.
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