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Old 12-03-19, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
sure.. .why not.
finally we agree on something.

Don't know about that wing though.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
finally we agree on something.

Don't know about that wing though.
It adds significant down force at speed.

See, there's more that we agree on than disagree on. If only those in the 202 area code did the same.
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Old 12-03-19, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
It adds significant down force at speed.

See, there's more that we agree on than disagree on. If only those in the 202 area code did the same.
Those people are the worst.

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@MoAlpha- I lusted for a 1928 RRG 'Professor' so used all of my skills (cognitive, imagination, manual) to build this 1/4 scale version to be flown as an RC model of 4.5 meters span. I drew the plans using pencil and paper and made all of the parts! I am rewarded with a great thermal vintage scale sailplane!



stunning! Iíve done my share of building, flying, and crashing many an RC plane in my life. But always from kits and plans, never completely from scratch.

i admire your moxy and that is probably one of the most beautiful gliders Iíve seen. I hope she flies as good as she looks!
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@robbyville- thank you very much

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Old 12-05-19, 03:27 PM
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Hey! That's my bike!! No desire for an upgrade yet.
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That Bianchi is so nice! I'm keeping an eye for an Oltre XR4 frameset as well. Although it seems more and more likely that I will go for a Giant TCR ($1500 for the Advanced Pro frameset, vs $3000 or so for the Orbea or the Bianchi or pretty much anything else)....

Supposedly a new Aeroroad is coming. Hope they get rid of the 2 exposed wires - it likely has no real effect on performance, but there is something about an aero bike with no exposes cables....
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Old 12-06-19, 07:57 AM
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Prob something not too ubiquitous.. eg the Cento10ndr.. and it's supposedly available in Campy SR disc..

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Originally Posted by guadzilla View Post

Supposedly a new Aeroroad is coming. Hope they get rid of the 2 exposed wires - it likely has no real effect on performance, but there is something about an aero bike with no exposes cables....
funny that you mention cables. I remember in the 80s cycling magazines having articles about how to cut the cables (exposed coming out of the top of the hoods), not just for best performance but to be aesthetically the most pleasing. I would agonize over cutting my housing just right.

Then when the aero hoods with cables running under the bar Tape came out, the discussion was not just on smoothness since the housing was under pressure from the bar tape, but also once again how to make these look aesthetically perfect with just the right amount of crossover in front of the head tube and Placement under the bar tape so it wouldnít be seen easily. Photos of pro ridersí set ups were everywhere. Discussion around amount of housing exposed so as not to affect performance when turning your handlebars, but also to look great for photos was rampant.

I do understand and enjoy the new bikes with no single cable exposed, especially with disc brakes since housing is used the entire length of travel. But, I still love the detail work that goes into building a bike with perfect cable routing, and the swoops of perfectly placed in perfectly sized housing for brakes and derailleurs.

Canít wait to see which ever new bike you get!
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
Prob something not too ubiquitous.. eg the Cento10ndr.. and it's supposedly available in Campy SR disc..

The top tube looks like it was bent in a crash. I would avoid.
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Prob something not too ubiquitous.. eg the Cento10ndr.. and it's supposedly available in Campy SR disc..

My Wilier was/is still my all-time fave bike. Cornered like a Lambo...
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Old 12-06-19, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by robbyville View Post
That is a beautiful looking bike, I didnít realize that Orbea had a custom paint program very cool.

I lusted for a Speedvagen for almost 5 years before being given the ok to get, plus had to sell my last motorcycle as a sign of good faith lol! There were so many beautiful SVís in the world mine became a reality in February 2018
Selling a motorbike for a bicycle, now that's irrational
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Old 12-07-19, 04:33 AM
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Selling a motorbike for a bicycle, now that's irrational
It was a sweet ride too...Don't blame him though. I did the same. The roads are getting insane for motorcyclists. I know we ride bikes on the road as well but the stakes are much higher on a motorcycle.
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It was a sweet ride too...Don't blame him though. I did the same. The roads are getting insane for motorcyclists. I know we ride bikes on the road as well but the stakes are much higher on a motorcycle.
yup it was a beautiful ride, plus I had done basically everything to it that I had wanted and I enjoyed working on it as much as riding. When I sold it was pushing 117 hp and close to 120 FP of torque at the rear wheel. Not bad for a Harley with a 107Ē!

But like you say, it was getting so wacky out there that I rarely miss it, maybe one day Iíll find a new project but the Speedvagen has been well worth the sacrifice. My wife and kid make fun of me all the time, I absolutely love the ride and looks of this bike it never gets old, truly an object of lust (My wife is so much more than just lustworthy of course)!
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HAS to be the Emirates paint scheme, too.

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Subtle
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Subtle
So what?
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Canít wait to see which ever new bike you get!
Oh yes!
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Passoni & Bastion are up there for me as far as bikes go.




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Passoni & Bastion are up there for me as far as bikes go.



#lustworthy
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My lusts are simple. Almost rational. (I'm a fast time trialist, not so fast road racer, but no longer own a TT bike.)

Santa Claus, I want a BMC TimeMachine 01 Disc with Di2 and the old two-button shifters! With only a couple races a year in this area, it doesn't really make sense for me to own . . . but it fits me for a really fast position and we can go insanely, euphorically fast. (Is there any better feeling in all the world?)
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I'll play.
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