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Old 04-10-06, 06:44 PM
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Made a few changes over the Winter (saddle, tires, bar wrap, seat bag), still looking at wheels maybe later this year. Not traditional, but I like the red.





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Old 04-10-06, 06:51 PM
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nice bike, i have an r700 and i want i to look something like that, mines all red and black except for the wheels and seat
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Nice looking bike. Hope you don't encounter any wild bulls.. better have some pretty high gearing on that bike.
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Looks fast!
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I like the look a lot. I'm particularly fond of colored tires. Tell me something about the bar tape.
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hot!

As usual.

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Great Looking bike. Quick question - Why two computers?
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Thanks guys.

fmw, It's Fizik Microtex Bar Tape, has sort of a leather look. Feels good, several colors available.

uga8589, The second computer is a Garmin GPS, I don't use it all the time, so still like the basic Cateye for total mileage, etc...

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That tape is awesome, it feels really grippy and soft.

Nice Bike!
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Hi r900,

How is that barend mirror working out?

I have no mirror of any kind and those types looks good and dont protrude/interfere.

Do you see much of anything?
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Originally Posted by R900
Made a few changes over the Winter (saddle, tires, bar wrap, seat bag), still looking at wheels maybe later this year. Not traditional, but I like the red.



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John/R900: What sort of barend mirror (make, model, where purchased, price, etc.) is that? How do you like it during the riding? Thannks,

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Mirror

The mirror is sold by aspirevelotech.com. I have had one for a year of so, it works great. I have had two fusions in my neck, and have a limited range of motion. These mirrors work great, and are a lot better looking than most. I have no relationship with the seller, just a satisfied customer. They cost about $23
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Originally Posted by Sapper89
Looks fast!
Of couse it does, red bikes are faster.
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what sort of saddle bag is that? ive been looking for one to match my bike as well!
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How is the GPS attached? DO you have a picture from under the handlebars? : )
 
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The bag is a Cannondale, but an older US made version. I found it on ebay, here is another pic:



Nice red bags in the stores are hard to find, I looked on ebay for about 4 - 6 weeks on and off before I found the Cannondale bag.

The GPS is a Garmin Edge, and it comes with a simple little mount that attaches with zip ties.

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What wheels are you looking at, I'm happy so far with these. I did pull the decals off though... mine looked nasty after a while
 
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Originally Posted by Ranzak
What wheels are you looking at, I'm happy so far with these. I did pull the decals off though... mine looked nasty after a while
That is the question. I've not had any trouble although they do flex a bit under heavy side load. Basically something lighter. I would like a Campy or Rolf wheel, but they get real expensive real fast. A Neuvation or Mike Garcia wheel makes more sense financially. Or I might hold off and get a second bike in a year or two. Maybe a Six/13 or something a little more high end, but I really like Campy. so that limits a lot of new bikes.

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Originally Posted by mloywhite
The mirror is sold by aspirevelotech.com. I have had one for a year of so, it works great. I have had two fusions in my neck, and have a limited range of motion. These mirrors work great, and are a lot better looking than most. I have no relationship with the seller, just a satisfied customer. They cost about $23
Thanks, I'll order mine soon!
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whoa... I hate red anything, but I love that. And I have to have those wheels- What are they? Seriously I love that bike
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900, where did you get the colored seat? I looked on ebay, nashbar and performance but no luck.
Appreciate any help....btw, great lookin' ride.
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I never cared for Cannondales until I saw yours. That is a really nice bike. I wonder if that puts you in contention for an OCP membership. Good luck

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It's a SELLE ITALIA Flite GelFlow Saddle from Colorado Cyclist, runs about $90.

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I never cared for Cannondales until I saw yours. That is a really nice bike. I wonder if that puts you in contention for an OCP membership. Good luck

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Thanks, I'm a fair bit OCP, as my helmet and most of my jerseys have a little red.

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Good info John, thanks.
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