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Your bike then and now pictures

Old 01-02-15, 08:34 PM
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Your bike then and now pictures

one when you first got it and another in it's current condition after all the miles and upgrades.
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Old 01-02-15, 09:52 PM
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Picked up this '02 Allez off of CraigsList. It was pretty neglected. Cleaned it thoroughly, stripped off the lock, reflectors, and wired computer. Tuned it up with my neighbor's assistance (he's a bike mechanic). Purchased and installed new tires, tubes, saddle, pedals, bar tape, bottle cages and aero bars. Thinking I'm going to go with white bar tape come Spring.
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Old 01-03-15, 08:51 AM
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Then (2010)
[url=https://flic.kr/p/8okPXd]

Three years later:
[url=https://flic.kr/p/fMoXk8]
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Old 01-03-15, 10:00 AM
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Old old mode:

Old mode:


Now mode:


It's crazy how much the angles will change the look.
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Old 01-03-15, 10:06 AM
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I'll play...


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Old 01-03-15, 11:04 AM
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eBay purchase in 2007.


After a bit of work


another eBay purchase. $75


My Frankenbike creation
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Here's mine. Been a few changes. The newer pic has the mid cage Ultegra derailleur on it that I put on for a particular ride, repaired DA one will soon be back on.

Then



Now-ish

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This is my late 80's Gardin road bike. First three pics are the stock components on it. This is my favourite ride.

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This bike has been good to me. I have upgraded the parts as they wore out. So far Clark brake pads, Fizik gel and bar tape, Bontrager E3 Affinity saddle, Shimano 105 quick release skewers, and Bontrager Node bike computer.
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Before purchase:


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My Ironman when I got it with new saddle, post and bar tape:



Current after upgrading to 5700 105 group, 10 speed Vuelta wheels, carbon post and saddle, threadless stem adapter and Easton EA stem and bars:

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From the day of purchase and first ride...



Two years later in race trim.

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Originally Posted by bbattle View Post
eBay purchase in 2007.


After a bit of work


another eBay purchase. $75


Pretty remake on the Pinarello...love that seat tube on the Gardin...
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I don't think switching out bottle cages really counts since most bikes don't come with them unless the LBS throws some in to be nice.
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The day I brought it home in May, 2007. It wasn't sorted out at all, but posed for photos.


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