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Show me your BLACK bike!

Old 07-27-11, 12:31 AM
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Obviously black bikes are the best.



Originally Posted by eclongino
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Wheelset has since been replaced with Mavic Ksyrium Elites.

How tall are you, and what size frame is that?


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Hot.

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Old 07-27-11, 02:15 AM
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pre-ride pic. It's a 62cm and yes that tube is huge
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Originally Posted by JustinHorne
Obviously black bikes are the best.
True. Orange bikes are always slightly faster than black ones still ... but who wants to be riding around on an orange bike, right?
I installed my new bar extensions on my black bike a few days ago and will take pictures to post here.
Hurray for black bikes ... they don't get dirty so easily
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Old 07-27-11, 05:45 AM
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Nice collection grasschopper ... a bike for every situation
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Old 07-27-11, 06:02 AM
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Originally Posted by AdelaaR
Nice collection grasschopper ... a bike for every situation
Thanks...that's just the black ones though. Tandem is orange, fixed gear is silver and the other road bike is primarily yellow.

That Marin photo is actually way out of date, it has been converted to drop bars (though I am thinking of going back to the flat), the fenders and rack have been removed and I'm now using it for family rides rather than commuting as a job change 3.5 years ago eliminated the ability to commute by bike. It did let me get a black Jetta TDI Wagon though.

Hmm the wife's road bike is black too.

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why's it always gotta be about the BLACK bikes??? BAM! Bike-ists profiling... hahaha
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Originally Posted by Forza
This might just be the nicest bike I've seen all Summer. The color consistency is off the charts, perfect distribution of white and red. But I must know, did you take the Garmin off because it's a Blue 500? Please tell me it's not blue
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Originally Posted by Forza

great looking bike, well done.
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Here is my old black bike. I loved it but it was a bit too big. (For Sale BTW)

Now I've got a black / white bike:



Pedal Force QS3 frame, 56cm. Love it.
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Here is my old black bike:
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Originally Posted by Hapsmo911


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This has got to be the biggest collection of bikes in one thread in BF with stem valve caps. WTF????
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Originally Posted by dgasmd
This has got to be the biggest collection of bikes in one thread in BF with stem valve caps. WTF????
Seriously. Get rid of that extra weight.
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Old 07-27-11, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by AdelaaR
Orange bikes are always slightly faster than black ones still ... but who wants to be riding around on an orange bike, right?
Well, I own both a black bike and an orange bike, & I'm ****ing ecstatic to be riding around on either. Here's an old pic of the black one:



...and before anyone says something, yes, I've long since removed the enormous dork disk. Also replaced the wheels w/ DT Swiss handbuilts by Joe Young, changed the pedals to Speedplays, and swapped out the bars for Deda Big Piegas

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Chain in pain.
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Originally Posted by ilovecycling
Naw, just flip it and cut off the excess steerer. Non ergo bars and a SRAM crank would really set it off. I love the frame colors though. Specialized has always done a fantastic job with the color schemes on the Tarmac.
Yah, so I'll be ordering a Red crank later today Unfortunately, I love ergo bars as they fit my hands way better than anything else. Might have to change out the handlebar caps as well.
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you guys may laugh as your pedals cost more than my whole bike, but i love the black thing

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Originally Posted by Crappymonkey
Older Langster? Very nice. You just need a chrome chain.
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This is my $450 special. Replaced rims with Shimano RS-10's after wearing out the horrible Alex rims. Sora RD replaced with 105 after there were shifting delays. Generic Nashbar carbon fork is also an improvment over the stock aluminum one. Brakes are 105 which are a vast improvement over the stock tektros. All in all a very capable bike that takes the brunt of my miles.
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Thanks guys...Mine was actually an older pic. I just went ahead and did another one in it's current stealth config...

differences -

3T Stem
Yokazuna Cables
Speedplay Zero Ti Pedals
53/39 Cranks
De-stickered the Wheels.

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