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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

Lets make my ride awesomer.

Old 07-03-08, 06:59 AM
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Lets make my ride awesomer.




I am looking to get some go fast goodies. Nothing too crazy $$$.

Love yallz input!
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Old 07-03-08, 09:12 AM
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Yellow bar tape FTW
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Old 07-03-08, 09:14 AM
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hire a stronger rider than you?
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Old 07-03-08, 09:18 AM
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the hunt for awesomeness is never ending.

but, i +1 on the yellow bar tape.

later.
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I don't see anything wrong with that setup. Wheels aren't lightweight wonders but they're fine for training.

Find hills. Ride up them. Lather, rinse, repeat.
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Old 07-03-08, 09:21 AM
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Your bike might go faster if you shift it to the big ring.
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Old 07-03-08, 09:23 AM
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awesomer? Even my stupid spell checker underlined this one. A product of Ted Kennedy's No Child Left Behind?
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Old 07-03-08, 09:25 AM
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put streamers on the handlebars. but really just get a better wheelset for a lot of bang for the buck.
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yellow saddle and tape
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Old 07-03-08, 09:29 AM
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Or



Nothing says "awesome" like filthy bar tape
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Cut that steerer tube pls.....
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Old 07-03-08, 09:31 AM
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For one, I don't think OP was all too serious on his usage of the word "awesomer". I think it was tongue-in-cheek.

Anyway, you could get some colored tires. I know Michelin makes quite a few. You could get those crazy looking colored cable housings I've seen on this board.

Good luck with the hunt for greater awesome-ity!
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+1 on cutting the steer tube. A cut steer tube says, "This is my bike. It fits me and me only."
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Old 07-03-08, 09:51 AM
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I agree with these guys.

• Yellow Bar Tape
• Cut Stem
• Michelin Carbons (Yellow Detail)
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Old 07-03-08, 10:27 AM
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and a white saddle
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DA/Ultegra crankset
thomson stem/seatpost
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Old 07-03-08, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by wfrogge View Post
Cut that steerer tube pls.....
+1
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Old 07-03-08, 10:45 AM
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Your crank is not in the OCP mandated horizontal position. That alone will make your bike faster.
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If you haven't done it already, having a bike fit at your LBS would probably make riding it, ahem, more awesome.
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Old 07-03-08, 10:49 AM
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Wireless computer with HR and cadans. And wheels, but better weels = €€€
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If you want some cheap, lightweight wheels.. I just got a pair of Xero XR-1's, deep rim and 600/800g weight, aero design. They look great if you take the stickers off.

Best thing about them is undoubtedly the price, though. $300 for the pair from pricepoint.com
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If you want some cheap, lightweight wheels.. I just got a pair of Xero XR-1's, deep rim and 600/800g weight, aero design. They look great if you take the stickers off.

Best thing about them is undoubtedly the price, though. $300 for the pair from pricepoint.com
The best thing about Xero XR-1s is the fact that they are 200 on ebay...
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Originally Posted by kudude View Post
DA/Ultegra crankset
thomson stem/seatpost
With FSA 54t aero chainring, of course.
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What is this ? "extreme make over road bike edition" or "pimp my ride"
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