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Old 01-20-20, 12:14 PM
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I bought this 2003 Felt SR91 flat bar road bike new (after it was discontinued, so at a steep discount), but sold it last year. I didn't realize at the time that flat bar road bikes were a fleeting trend -- I recall another example being the Le Mond Wayzata, with another trend of the time, Rolf wheels. I loved that bike, but I ran out of room since my new hobby involved buying more bikes.

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Old 01-20-20, 02:20 PM
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Hey BF,
You are already the #1 most widely hit reference in C&V searches,
give us the granularity and clarity that the 'tween' years deserved.

Here's why:
Oh so many new steel alloys.
Oh so many aluminium alloys.
Oh a couple of titanium alloys got better.
Carbon Fibre's various forms

Tube shaping to the next level
Brifters (the proper era for them)

PEGORETTI, for doG's sake!
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Old 01-20-20, 02:36 PM
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I like this thread , good idea!

heres mine
1998 Peugeot Team Festina Replica (8 Speed campy Mirage/Avanti) <insert doping joke here>



2005 Specialized Allez (was 8 speed SORA, now 10 Speed SRAM Apex not much is original to the bike except for Forks/Seat Post ) Harder to find 62cm Frame. it is my commuter bike.
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Old 01-20-20, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by obrentharris View Post
My CX race bike; now considered hopelessly out of date. No disc brakes. No through axle hubs. No tapered steering tube.
Good enough for me!



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Nothing out of date here, simply timeless, maybe not the "latest, greatest, blah, blah, blah".
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Old 01-20-20, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by obrentharris View Post
My CX race bike; now considered hopelessly out of date. No disc brakes. No through axle hubs. No tapered steering tube.
Good enough for me!



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This bike is awesome! Love the colors 👍🏻
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Old 01-20-20, 06:01 PM
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A recent purchase from my LBS,
A 1999 Quattro Assi - Italian name for a made in the USA machine
Easton 7000 scandium aluminum frame
Campagnolo 9spd Record groupset
titanium stem
Chris King head set
Thompson seatpost
A well worn Selle Italia Ferrari edition saddle with carbon fiber rails

The bike came with a grey front rim, a replacement 28h dark blue Mavic replacement was difficult.

This is a nice riding bike


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Old 01-20-20, 08:31 PM
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Quattro Assi is nice.
They had several models for triathletes.

Too stiff for me, but so was an early Cannondale. Rocketships both.
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Old 01-21-20, 04:25 AM
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One of the things I miss currently is the lack of anodised rims available, well done on finding a mate for yours.
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Old 01-21-20, 04:34 AM
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Again apologies for the grubby garage pics, we've only be able to ride outside over the last 3 or 4 days, I promise I'll do my best to find a decent picturesque spot for some better photos. This one was one I had planned on selling as it's a size larger than I usually ride but I can't bear to part with it, I've broken it down, tried to offer it to friends and bailed at the last minute, posted it online and pulled the ad down five minutes later. I know I'd severely regret ever selling this one if I ever managed to.


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Old 03-16-20, 10:53 PM
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Giving this thread a bit of a bump for my own self esteem, unfortunately I had to move on the above Cannondale, after a 3 hour ride I just couldn't get the weight distribution right and the saddle would end up killing me. I do have a new frame I swapped the components onto, pics will follow.

It's a shame because if that bike was the right size, it would be near the perfect bike (I have a bias against carbon), comfy, responsive, steers really well and light.
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Old 03-16-20, 11:47 PM
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One more before bed! For the record I think 7700 cranks are the prettiest cranks out there, I'm probably saying that because I don't own a polished 10 speed record crankset. My mind may change if and when I do.

1996 (I think?) Cannondale Caad3, chameleon paint in 56cm. This is my first grail bike, not only in that the bike rides really well for alloy, but my first proper road bike was this model, but a size too big and set up badly for me. I still loved the bike, and this one may have potentially come from a BF member, since I got it freighted from the US to Australia as a 40th birthday present.

I use 38cm bars, so the 140mm stem is something I can just get away with, however I have raised the stem about a centimetre and a half since I took this photo. It's a surprisingly nice, very light chromo stem, with a very short steerer and a very clean weld. It is ovalised, so not as flexy as it could be, and has been my favourite component that I've come across lately.
Wow, I had one of those in a 58cm. Bought it in Vancouver B.C. on a camping trip because the exchange rate was so good. Full Ultegra with cxp 33 aero wheels, I think. Brought it back to California in the backseat of our 65 Beetle. I loved the chameleon paint, but I remember wishing it would just stay green, and not be purple half the time!
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Old 03-17-20, 01:59 AM
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My first road bike was the same frameset in 58cm, built with exactly the components. Not trying to relive my youth or anything!
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Old 10-09-20, 08:02 AM
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Your bike looks great. For my bike, the last strict quarantine also benefited, because I spent a lot of time repairing and reconstructing some parts.
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Old 10-10-20, 05:32 PM
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Moved to C&V. Title changed to clarify Topic.
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Old 10-11-20, 09:22 PM
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Moved to C&V. Title changed to clarify Topic.
Thanks for the clean up, semi-vintage is becoming more and more an accurate description of me rather than my bikes.
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Old 10-13-20, 11:14 AM
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It is a shame this topic hasn't taken off (2x even) but I don't get much chance to post my baby in C&V as I always felt it is a bit too modern(?) to get much love here so I will do my part to keep the thread alive...


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