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MoAlpha 09-23-21 10:53 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22242744)
Who are you going to have retrofit the downtube shifter nubs on the R3? :innocent:


;)


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22242758)
DIY that - Break out the JB Weld.


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 22242759)
I'm impressed with how nicely my aluminum Cinelli rides and it's the cheapest frameset I own.

He had 7800 stuff. Not going back to downtube shifters, just lusting after the upgrade a little less. LSS wants a new instrument package for the boat too..."while you're still working." :eek:

datlas 09-23-21 10:58 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22242754)

quality

WhyFi 09-23-21 11:23 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22242773)
He had 7800 stuff. Not going back to downtube shifters, just lusting after the upgrade a little less. LSS wants a new instrument package for the boat too..."while you're still working." :eek:

Yeah, I really don't have a burning upgrade-itis. I perfectly fine with the functionality and performance of R8000. Di2 would be nice, as would a clean cockpit, but those are very much non-essential, and I'd rather have something like a fat bike, which would meaningfully expand my riding possibilities, before addressing either.

Maybe R8000 will be my "it all went downhill after that..." in the future, as I shake my elderly fist at the whippersnappers on my lawn.

bampilot06 09-23-21 11:27 AM

anybody ever ride or know anybody that has ever given a quintana roo a go?

Just looking for back up back up plans if the madone falls through.

SR six with 11 speed di2 and HED vanquish rc6 wheels rotor power meter is a hell of a deal.

2manybikes 09-23-21 11:41 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22242815)
Yeah, I really don't have a burning upgrade-itis. I perfectly fine with the functionality and performance of R8000. Di2 would be nice, as would a clean cockpit, but those are very much non-essential, and I'd rather have something like a fat bike, which would meaningfully expand my riding possibilities, before addressing either.

Maybe R8000 will be my "it all went downhill after that..." in the future, as I shake my elderly fist at the whippersnappers on my lawn.

Do yow own a Torino?

WhyFi 09-23-21 11:41 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22242819)
anybody ever ride or know anybody that has ever given a quintana roo a go?

Just looking for back up back up plans if the madone falls through.

SR six with 11 speed di2 and HED vanquish rc6 wheels rotor power meter is a hell of a deal.

Their bread and butter is within Tri/TT, and don't have much name recognition outside of it. I wouldn't be surprised to hear that it's a great bike, but I also wouldn't be surprised if I were told that products outside of their niche were uninspiring.

WhyFi 09-23-21 11:45 AM


Originally Posted by 2manybikes (Post 22242844)
Do yow own a Torino?

No, I'll have to come up with something more age-appropriate. Having trouble thinking of an early 2000s comp.

genejockey 09-23-21 11:47 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22242773)
He had 7800 stuff. Not going back to downtube shifters, just lusting after the upgrade a little less. LSS wants a new instrument package for the boat too..."while you're still working." :eek:

Gotta say, much as I loved the 7400 STIs and RD on the Ritchey for lo those many years, the 7800 bits work at least as well and the STIs are more comfy for long miles on the hoods, not to mention on the hood tops. Keeps me from wanting to upgrade further.

Eric F 09-23-21 12:00 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22242859)
Gotta say, much as I loved the 7400 STIs and RD on the Ritchey for lo those many years, the 7800 bits work at least as well and the STIs are more comfy for long miles on the hoods, not to mention on the hood tops. Keeps me from wanting to upgrade further.

Agree 100% on the comfort of the 7800 levers compared with earlier versions. 7900s were the same (or very similar) shape and comfort, but the 7800s shifting is better.

genejockey 09-23-21 12:10 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22242890)
Agree 100% on the comfort of the 7800 levers compared with earlier versions. 7900s were the same (or very similar) shape and comfort, but the 7800s shifting is better.

My description of it is "They shift like thought", meaning all you need to do is think, "I want to be in a higher gear" and you are. Often there's not even any sound of gear change, just the *click* of the shifter.

Eric F 09-23-21 12:16 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22242911)
My description of it is "They shift like thought", meaning all you need to do is think, "I want to be in a higher gear" and you are. Often there's not even any sound of gear change, just the *click* of the shifter.

I love that. It all when out the window for me when I bought my latest bike, which is Campy-equipped. The shifting action is different enough from Shimano that I often end up pushing the wrong lever first.

Mojo31 09-23-21 12:19 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22242773)
He had 7800 stuff. Not going back to downtube shifters, just lusting after the upgrade a little less. LSS wants a new instrument package for the boat too..."while you're still working." :eek:

Send her down if you ever get tired of her.

rjones28 09-23-21 12:24 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22242819)
anybody ever ride or know anybody that has ever given a quintana roo a go?

Just looking for back up back up plans if the madone falls through.

SR six with 11 speed di2 and HED vanquish rc6 wheels rotor power meter is a hell of a deal.

I only know their tri bikes. Our shop was a dealer for a while. Their tri bikes are very nice, so I would expect good things from their aero road bikes.

They're owned by American Bicycle Group which also owns Litespeed.

indyfabz 09-23-21 12:26 PM

Under an awning in Easton, PA, two miles from my motel. Thunder and lightning and pouring rain.


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...78b221931.jpeg

LesterOfPuppets 09-23-21 12:34 PM

All total eclipse of the sun fans who like to plan early...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f4e5ee6cfc.png

LesterOfPuppets 09-23-21 12:35 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22242932)
Under an awning in Easton, PA, two miles from my motel. Thunder and lightning and pouring rain.


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...78b221931.jpeg

Looks refreshing!

BillyD 09-23-21 12:37 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22242502)
Before Addiction came along, Vol and his wingmen hung out in Foo. Lots of quoting going on in there.

Who TF are/were his wingmen? :lol:

Trsnrtr 09-23-21 12:39 PM

While we’re talking old(er) rides, I broke out my Propel for today’s ride. Now I have a sore lower back which is odd considering I’d ridden it over 15,000 miles without pain until May when I bought my Colnago. Also, my sit-bones hurt.

It was a windy day, so I’m blaming my lower back on pulling ancient guys around in the headwind. :innocent:

Trsnrtr 09-23-21 12:40 PM

Today’s project is unclogging the 3-way valve on my espresso machine. I think it might be time for an upgrade.

BillyD 09-23-21 12:40 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22242199)
People find most of my posts to be trolling.

Fixed.

BillyD 09-23-21 12:51 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22242653)
At least you acknowledge you are an east coaster.

#TheTruthWillSetYouFree

That land-locked ******** is no east coaster, heís a southerner until he decides to move somewhere else, and we all know thatís way too adventurous for Mr. Vol.

WhyFi 09-23-21 12:51 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22242955)
Todayís project is unclogging the 3-way valve on my espresso machine. I think it might be time for an upgrade.

Was it you that had problems with really hard water?

BillyD 09-23-21 12:53 PM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 22242759)
I'm impressed with how nicely my aluminum Cinelli rides and it's the cheapest frameset I own.

Ride metal, donít settle.

2manybikes 09-23-21 12:59 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22242974)
Ride metal, donít settle.

A new one for me.

sbxx1985 09-23-21 01:24 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22242974)
Ride metal, donít settle.

We have three magnesium bikes.


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