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Old 08-21-10, 06:16 PM
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Hi, I'm new!

I just dusted off an old road bike that was given to me a couple years ago.

I rode my bike overseas and lost about 15 lbs in 6 months, combining better nutrition and including more exercise into my life by the previously mentioned cycling.

Now I'm back stateside and I'm glad that I'm able to get out and ride a bit.

Here's a pic of my sled:


Marin Argenta and all the shifters and stuff says Daytona on it. I'm fairly new to road riding, so I'm still slow and what not. I've never gone on a big ride or race.

It's nice to meet you all!
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Old 08-21-10, 06:20 PM
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Welcome!! Nice looking bike, I like the colors. Next time take the pic before the ride though, you will not be shaking so much
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Nice Bike......
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Old 08-21-10, 06:25 PM
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Welcome.
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Old 08-21-10, 06:42 PM
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i don't think that's shaking that's more like some weird photoshop action lol
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Old 08-21-10, 06:49 PM
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Welcome. How many small children did you smuggle back to the states in that saddle bag?
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Old 08-21-10, 07:01 PM
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Nice bike for a gift!

The Daytona parts are from an Italian company called Campagnolo. Daytona is currently called Centaur if you want to go look at the Campy groups. Very nice components and a good looking bike.
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welcome!!
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Those tires are cool. Full double rainbow.
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"Sled"?
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Old 08-21-10, 09:04 PM
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Howdy.
(The anal-retentive types here like their bike pictures on a white background, must show the 'drivetrain' side, and should also ideally have no visible tire valve stems. )
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Originally Posted by sebatl View Post
Those tires are cool. Full double rainbow.
"...all the way"
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Nice bike and welcome back! Now take some proper pics so we may appreciate your bike even more
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Old 08-21-10, 09:20 PM
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i give you legit props!
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'Sled' is just what I call all of my two wheel machines.

Proper pictures? Umm... it's a bike. JK I'll get after it tomorrow during daylight hours.

Giant Bag is for all the stuff that my wife and I take with us. I'll carry the weight, she should just enjoy the ride. I also put smart-aleck comments in there.
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Originally Posted by thebelly View Post
Giant Bag is for all the stuff that my wife and I take with us . . . I also put smart-aleck comments in there.
If you're going to hang on this forum then you'll need a bigger bag . . . for all the smart-aleck comments!
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Old 08-22-10, 02:51 AM
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Originally Posted by thebelly View Post

Proper pictures? Umm... it's a bike.
You idiots could learn something from this noobie.
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Old 08-22-10, 04:06 AM
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
You idiots could learn something from this noobie.
If we were normal, yes... but if we were normal, we wouldnt be here - we'd be in a happier, nicer place (eg, the MTB forum).
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Old 08-22-10, 06:21 AM
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There is a picture standard to be upheld.

Consider it an initiation ritual.

1. In front of a garage door, preferably white;

2. Driveline side out and chain on big chainring

3. Cranks and pedals level; and

4. No visible valve stems. Exception - if tires have prominant lettering, valvestems must be at the 1200 position (because that way the tire lettering is readable - and you know to align your tire labels and valvestems, right?)


Please retake your picture and resubmit.

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Old 08-22-10, 06:22 AM
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we'd be in a happier, nicer place (eg, the MTB forum)
The MTB forum is BORING. Nobody talks there. The 41, even with all the smart-assery, still has a lot more info in it and is far more entertaining.

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Originally Posted by RecceDG View Post
There is a picture standard to be upheld.

Consider it an initiation ritual.

1. In front of a garage door, preferably white;

2. Driveline side out and chain on big chainring

3. Cranks and pedals level; and

4. No visible valve stems. Exception - if tires have prominant lettering, valvestems must be at the 1200 position (because that way the tire lettering is readable - and you know to align your tire labels and valvestems, right?)


Please retake your picture and resubmit.

DG

Yeah I'll get right on that champ! LoL
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I hope you're all happy! Look what you made me do! ROFL
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Old 08-22-10, 07:39 AM
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welcome dude. you'll get used to it around here, or you'll throw your laptop out the window and run screaming for the door!!!
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That is a niiiiice looking bike! Where were you overseas?
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