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What road bike do you have?

Old 09-24-04, 05:07 PM
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Mackdaddy,
Now time to ride the bike,
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Old 09-24-04, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by feltdude
Well, right now I have a Trek 1000 which is a GREAT bike to start out with. Next week or so my new 2005 Felt F15 should be arriving, along with the bill and divorce papers.
Feltdude,
she'll get over it pretty soon, and she will love you forever, if you deliver the , oh you know what I mean
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Old 09-24-04, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by orguasch
how much you paid for it, nice bike
I paid $1700 here in sweden. its five moths old. all original parts - no fancy add-ons.
(the price tag in the shop is $4000)
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Old 09-24-04, 05:59 PM
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Almost done

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Old 09-24-04, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by orguasch
Mackdaddy,
Now time to ride the bike,
No doubt. I've only logged ~ 100 miles on her over the course of the build. Today's small ride was really sweet.. the new 03 Mavic wheelset is just fantastic.

Thanks!
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Old 09-24-04, 06:37 PM
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[QUOTE=Shadco]Almost done

Love the blue frame color, and very nice photography skills my friend.
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Old 09-24-04, 09:28 PM
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As of 5 hours ago I now have a DNA ti with chorus 10sp shifters, derailluers and brakes. Everything else is pretty much FSA. Just finished my first ride. Pretty high right now....
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Old 09-25-04, 07:14 AM
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Jeesh, after reading through this thread and viewing the photos, I won't even try to keep up. However, my steed is a custom-built Litespeed Vortex. I don't have photos, but maybe I'll get around to posting its blueprints one day.

Specs? Campy Record, Wound-Up fork, old tubular rims, Conti Sprinter 250s, 73 degree parallel tubes, 40cm chainstays & 59.9cm front end (wheelbase = 99.4cm), 60cm seat tube, 57.5cm top tube, 18.5cm head tube. And, no decals or paint anywhere. (Both Litespeed and Wound-Up were nice enough to return favors and delivered everything plain-Jane.)

As you can see, they are a bit removed from stock Vortex specs, and might be considered closer to the Ultimate's specs--especially with the tight rear triangle and short wheelbase. However, those specs deliver exactly what I requested from Litespeed -- a quick-handling bike that is just short of twitchy. (But a ***** to ride with no hands in a crosswind.)

Nicknamed by others: "The Stealth Bike"
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Old 09-25-04, 10:34 AM
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My new ride.....04 Litespeed Classic w/Ultegra....i'm not worthy.....
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Old 09-25-04, 10:36 AM
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one more.......
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Old 09-27-04, 02:13 PM
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Eddy Merckx Titanium AX (made by lightspeed), Ultegra triple gruppo, Durace/Open Pro wheels, a tacoed set of Cosmo wheels, 04 ultegra pedals...
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Old 09-27-04, 08:07 PM
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I've got a Trek 2000 Alpha and a 59 Raleigh, which needs a bit of work. Love them both.
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Old 09-28-04, 10:52 AM
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My first roudbike

size 58cm
color Blue Linear
frame material Gradient ZR9000 Alloy with Carbon Wishbone
fork Bontrager Race Lite 110GS bonded Carbon
headset Cane Creek Internal, 8.0
crankset Shimano Ultegra 52/42/30
bottom bracket Shimano 105
derailleurs (f/r) Shimano Ultegra
shifters Shimano Ultegra STI
chain Shimano HG-73
wheel system Bontrager Race Lite Road
tires Bontrager Race X-Lite 700x23C
cassette Shimano HG-70 12-25, 9 speed
brakes Shimano Ultegra
brake levers Shimano Ultegra STI
handlebars Bontrager Race
stem Bontrager Race Road Stem
seatpost Race 20mm-offset seatpost 31.6 x 330
tape Bontrager Gel Tape
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Old 09-29-04, 09:59 PM
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1974 Raleigh International



More info at http://home.comcast.net/~cheg01/international.html
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Old 09-29-04, 10:25 PM
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Nice, thats *hot*
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Old 09-29-04, 10:32 PM
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love the looks of the cannondale
whats the weight?
how does it ride?
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Old 09-30-04, 12:26 AM
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My first bike...whatya think???
Giant TCR AERO
Frame: ALUXX SL alloy
Fork: composite aero
Crankset: 105
F. Der: 105
R. Der: 105
Shifters: 105
Cassette: SRAM 9 speed
Wheelset - XERO ULTRLITE
Brakes: Tektro Dual pivot
Seatpost: Giant aero carbon
Stem: Giant Carbon comp
Saddle: Selle Italia Pro TRANS AM
Computer: Cateye Velo 1 (its all i need for now...what is cadence anyway? hehe)
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Old 09-30-04, 03:38 PM
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Got my first road bike today! '04 Bianchi Eros: Reynolds 631 frame, carbon fork w/ alloy steerer, complete Campy Mirage black groupo
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Old 10-01-04, 05:25 AM
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My first new road bike is a LeMond Big Sky S. Before that I had a 25+ year old Samurai, the LeMond is a good 13 lbs lighter.



Hey Gasper, we can only hope about the kitten thing.
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Old 10-01-04, 06:40 AM
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1974 Raleigh International



More info at http://home.comcast.net/~cheg01/international.html
Damn...halfstep + granny gearing... thought that went out with index shifting...
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Real 7-Eleven Eddy Merckx Pro Team frame (Columbus TSX) Built for Tommy Matush
Chronometro wheels
Continental Ultra 2000 tires
Record Titanium Rear Der.
C-Record Front Der.
Croce d'Aune cranks
Chorus BB
Look Carbon pedals
C-Record Delta brakes
Record Titanium/Carbon Ergopower Shifters
Bontrager stem
TTT bars
Cinelli Cork tape
Onza Mongo UFO headseat
Selle Italia Flite saddle
American Classic seat post
Blackburn H2O bottle cages

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Old 10-04-04, 09:58 AM
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Just got my 2005 Trek 1000 with the Orange color in it. My first road bike. Man what a ride. Especially going from a department store mountain bike.
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This is a CREAM PUFF for people with OLD SKOOL flavor.
It's a stout Paramount (don't know exact year but it's in the mid-90s, size 58) steel frame and fork-professionally painted in candy red.
Mavic Reflex wheels
Ultegra/600-8 Speed Cassette (12-23), STI Shifters, Cranks, Rear Derailleur, Hubs front and rear
Shimano 105-Front derailleur and Brake callipers
Cinelli Stem and Handle Bar
Black Selle Italia Turbomatic 4 Saddle (Not Pictured)
Shimano pd-r600 pedals
Panaracer Elite tires (w/red outlines to complement bike)
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Old 10-07-04, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by ckoobs
This is a CREAM PUFF for people with OLD SKOOL flavor.
It's a stout Paramount (don't know exact year but it's in the mid-90s, size 58) steel frame and fork-professionally painted in candy red.
Mavic Reflex wheels
Ultegra/600-8 Speed Cassette (12-23), STI Shifters, Cranks, Rear Derailleur, Hubs front and rear
Shimano 105-Front derailleur and Brake callipers
Cinelli Stem and Handle Bar
Black Selle Italia Turbomatic 4 Saddle (Not Pictured)
Shimano pd-r600 pedals
Panaracer Elite tires (w/red outlines to complement bike)
nice! i know it gets dirty quick, but i would love to see some white handlebar tape on that. if you could get something close to the saddle shade, that'd be sweet. still sweet as it is though.
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Originally Posted by ckoobs
This is a CREAM PUFF for people with OLD SKOOL flavor.
It's a stout Paramount (don't know exact year but it's in the mid-90s, size 58) steel frame and fork-professionally painted in candy red.
Mavic Reflex wheels
Ultegra/600-8 Speed Cassette (12-23), STI Shifters, Cranks, Rear Derailleur, Hubs front and rear
Shimano 105-Front derailleur and Brake callipers
Cinelli Stem and Handle Bar
Black Selle Italia Turbomatic 4 Saddle (Not Pictured)
Shimano pd-r600 pedals
Panaracer Elite tires (w/red outlines to complement bike)
Judging by how much seatpost you have exposed, I am going to say that the bike is to big for you...and you should sell it...to me!
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