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Old 03-03-10, 01:58 PM
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Old 03-03-10, 02:55 PM
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Looking good already. Is that a new frame, or an old one with a new overcoat?
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Old 03-03-10, 03:06 PM
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Thanks. Old frame with a few little nicks here & there. Thing is, this frame is chrome underneath the paint, and the rear triangle is black chrome. Light? Nope.
Found it on Ebay after looking for more than 3 years, and this year/model was my first 'real' bike when I was 16, aerobars hadn't been invented, Look Pedals were The New Thing, and the Soviets were still mired in their Vietnam in Afghanistan.
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Old 03-03-10, 04:51 PM
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Still, it's a nice looking frame. I can imagine why you chose a steel frame over a brand new alu/carbon frame. Rode my steel bike today after about a year, and it was a pleasure to say the least.
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Old 03-03-10, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by calamarichris
Thanks. Old frame with a few little nicks here & there. Thing is, this frame is chrome underneath the paint, and the rear triangle is black chrome. Light? Nope.
Found it on Ebay after looking for more than 3 years, and this year/model was my first 'real' bike when I was 16, aerobars hadn't been invented, Look Pedals were The New Thing, and the Soviets were still mired in their Vietnam in Afghanistan.
Awesome. I remember doing tris in speedos back in the day too. It made sense at the time....
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Old 03-03-10, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by FreddyV
Still, it's a nice looking frame. I can imagine why you chose a steel frame over a brand new alu/carbon frame. Rode my steel bike today after about a year, and it was a pleasure to say the least.
Gracias. Actually, it wasn't chosen over a modern frame, but in addition to,


Also getting white stem, bars, seatpost, and maybe also Sante brake calipers, for the full-on Spy-vs-Spy look in my living room.

What kind of steel bike have you got?
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Old 03-03-10, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by caloso
Awesome. I remember doing tris in speedos back in the day too. It made sense at the time....
Speedos are still the garment-of-choice IMO. The ick-factor reduces a lot of the jostling and moshing at the early part of the swim. Shrinkage-shminkage I'd probably do them without the speedo if I could get away with it.

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Old 03-03-10, 10:55 PM
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... back from the shop w/ the white cabling, ultegra ice grey crankset, and 11-28 back cogs:



i think the yellow in the paint job will eventually have to go, though it matches the new swiss stop pads:

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Old 03-03-10, 10:57 PM
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That crankset doesn't look ice grey to me...
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Originally Posted by acaurora
That crankset doesn't look ice grey to me...
i don't feel tardy.
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Old 03-03-10, 11:13 PM
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I don't know exactly what you mean, but I"m just saying - it's black.
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2010 Fuji SST 2.0:



I left the rear brake cable housing inside the frame... not interested in re-running that during the build.
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Originally Posted by waterrockets
2010 Fuji SST 2.0:



I left the rear brake cable housing inside the frame... not interested in re-running that during the build.
That's the sexiest frame Fuji has ever produced!
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Just ordered these Nitto M179, Good thing I ordered a 26 on the stem because these don't come in 25.4.
https://www.bikemania.biz/Nitto_M179_...nitto_m179.htm
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nice stem!
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Old 03-04-10, 02:13 AM
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Originally Posted by calamarichris
Gracias. Actually, it wasn't chosen over a modern frame, but in addition to,
...https://www.calamarichris.com/junk/100207-spyvspy1.jpg...

Also getting white stem, bars, seatpost, and maybe also Sante brake calipers, for the full-on Spy-vs-Spy look in my living room.

What kind of steel bike have you got?
I've got a 1986 Raleigh Marathon. Riding it is just plain comfortable and my commute takes only 5 minutes longer than on my alu road bike, which makes me wonder why I even got the OCR. Don't think I could get away with upgrading it though, with my wife sitting on the wallet
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Got a pair of Castelli Body Paint shorts yesterday. Absurdly comfortable on a two hour trainer ride. They really do just disappear underneath you. The chamois fits a lot differently than my other Castelli shorts, but in a good way. The material is just incredible too. Probably too thin for winter, but they'll be a godsend once temps start hitting 100.
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Old 03-04-10, 09:47 AM
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A set of lights for commuting. about 25 bucks.
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Old 03-06-10, 04:22 AM
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Picked it up this morning, and need to swap the broken one to take it for a nice test ride and maybe some hill training.
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Nice. Cool looking paint on that frame.
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Turned out that not only the dropout was broken, but the breaking dropout thought he wouldn't die alone and took a jockey wheel with him. Now I've got new ones. With bearings instead of the cheap bushings. We'll see if it makes any performance difference.
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Assos Luftschutz jacket (white), Roubaix F1 Mille Bibknickers and Intermediate Evo long sleeve jersey (white).

I'm 6' 0.5" tall and currently 169 lbs. I bought XL in everything for the length. Bulk wise, I'm probably a L in lower half of my body and a M in the chest, and I'm always in-between sizes in height. I've found that longer is usually better, as long as it's not bulky.

These 3 pieces work fairly brilliantly together on an early spring day in the 50's under bluebird skies.

Luftschutz - gossamer light, wonderful garment. Looking forward to using it in various conditions (fog, light rain, increasing temps). It packs extremely small.

Bibs - adequate air infiltration protection and still feels like a second layer of skin. I've been using PI bibs (which I really like), and the Assos are much lighter but still get the job done. In lower 40's, they start out feeling a little too light. They've got a Roubaix fabric on legs and center of crotch, but around crotch is very light fabric that doesn't provide much wind resistance. The benefit is a feeling of very little constriction in the area where your legs are pumping up and down, and good ventilation.

Intermediate Evo LS jersey : Winner or the bunch (if you like LS jerseys). Great combination of lightness and air blocking. Full zipper works great. The chest area has a silver windbloc insert that really works.

Summary : If you get the right pieces, you really can ride from 40-65F in comfort without a significant performance impact due to bulky clothing.
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Cannondale Hollowgram SI SL. Too bad its back ordered for 3 months. Can't wait for it to come in!!
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