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Old 09-05-21, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by rogerm3d View Post
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Neat paint. Route the shift housing under the tape to clean up the cockpit and rock a different stem.
I can't figure out what's going on at the seat tube lug- how are the stays attached? The paint has camouflaged the attachment. The stays look like they are sort of fastback attached under the seat bolt?
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Originally Posted by Digger6255 View Post
Let me have it. Suggestions?
Level the bar tops and hoods with the ground. They are currently in line with the positive rise stem.
If rotating the bars down makes it tough to get into the drops, maybe swap the spacer currently above the stem to push the bars up higher.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Level the bar tops and hoods with the ground. They are currently in line with the positive rise stem.
If rotating the bars down makes it tough to get into the drops, maybe swap the spacer currently above the stem to push the bars up higher.
i did not even realize I had aligned them like that until I took the pic and posted it. I set the bars level and it looks and feels much better. I am not looking for hot to be honest but I do want it to look good while still comfortable to ride. The green color limits what I can do Color wise with bar tape.
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Itís old, heavy, and steelÖ but itís what I have to ride, and loves being ridden hard.

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1987 de Rosa slx
athena cranks and front derailer
veloce monoplanar brakes
c-record head set
cinelli bars and stem
sachs new success rear d and ergos
turbo saddle and Athena seat post
roval tubular wheels w/ 7 speed santť freewheel
veloflex robaix

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Old 09-10-21, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Flatforkcrown View Post

Itís old, heavy, and steelÖ but itís what I have to ride, and loves being ridden hard.
That's a super sweet looking racey steel rig 👌
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Old 09-10-21, 03:41 PM
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This is a Waterford 2200 / Road Racing Frame, built in December of 1999. Cranks, Velo Orange Grand Cru Drillium 34 x 48. Velo Orange Sealed Bearing Bottom Bracket. Genetic pro Track Pedals w/ Clips. SRAM PC 1091R Hollow Pin Chain. Sram PG1070 10 Spd Cassette 11 x 28 Tooth. Velo Orange Grand Cru Seat Post. Sram Rival rear derailleur w/ new jockey wheels, Shimano Dura Ace front derailleur, Shimano Dura Ace Headset, Profile Designs Stem & Bars. Shimano Dura Ace Hubs. Mavic Open Pro Rims. Shimano Dura Ace Brakes. Sram Rival Double Tap Brake Levers & Shifters.
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Old 09-10-21, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by NitroExpress View Post
This is a Waterford 2200 / Road Racing Frame, built in December of 1999. Cranks, Velo Orange Grand Cru Drillium 34 x 48. Velo Orange Sealed Bearing Bottom Bracket. Genetic pro Track Pedals w/ Clips. SRAM PC 1091R Hollow Pin Chain. Sram PG1070 10 Spd Cassette 11 x 28 Tooth. Velo Orange Grand Cru Seat Post. Sram Rival rear derailleur w/ new jockey wheels, Shimano Dura Ace front derailleur, Shimano Dura Ace Headset, Profile Designs Stem & Bars. Shimano Dura Ace Hubs. Mavic Open Pro Rims. Shimano Dura Ace Brakes. Sram Rival Double Tap Brake Levers & Shifters.
Has the potential to warm up quite a bit, but the lack of racy saddle-bar drop is a chiller. Presentation could also be improved.
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Old 09-11-21, 05:39 PM
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It's a little monotone, but the "blacked out" look says it means business. As a bonus, it will match absolutely any kit you choose to wear!
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Originally Posted by urbanknight View Post
It's a little monotone, but the "blacked out" look says it means business. As a bonus, it will match absolutely any kit you choose to wear!
thanks
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Let me have it.


Posted it in Anti Porn at LGFSS
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Eric, I'll be 65 this December, the Brooks C-17 and handlebars can stay lukewarm, like me

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Old 09-12-21, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Digger6255 View Post
This is my new CAAD13. The only thing I have done so fat is add the Elite bottle cages in titanium/black, Zipp bar stem and the Selle Italia Gel Flow Ti that Iíve had for around 10 years. I feel like it needs something; different bar tape or possibly a different color for bottle cages.

New wheels will happen probably this winter but for now, these will have to do.

Let me have it. Suggestions?


If I didn't already have and love my CAAD 12 I'd be looking for a CAAD 13.
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Originally Posted by Digger6255 View Post
This is my new CAAD13. The only thing I have done so fat is add the Elite bottle cages in titanium/black, Zipp bar stem and the Selle Italia Gel Flow Ti that I’ve had for around 10 years. I feel like it needs something; different bar tape or possibly a different color for bottle cages.

New wheels will happen probably this winter but for now, these will have to do.

Let me have it. Suggestions?


What is going on with the bike fits on these two bikes? The Specialized has the seat slammed like a bmx bike, but the stem is a 120 with 50mm of spacers underneath. Just FYI, you don't have to flat-foot at stoplights while sitting on the seat. If that's your proper seat height, theres some funny business going on.

And the Cannondale? The bike is too big based on the seat height, but the stem is flipped up so that bars are almost above the seat. Oh and the handlebar rotation? Its that way because the bike is too big. You shouldn't have to do that.

No way these bikes handle well, and shame on the LBS that sold you these and set them up this way.
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Old 09-13-21, 08:06 AM
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not sure how I missed this a month ago, hot hot hot. Hope it rides as lovely as it looks!
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Originally Posted by Flatforkcrown View Post

Itís old, heavy, and steelÖ but itís what I have to ride, and loves being ridden hard.

specs:
1987 de Rosa slx
athena cranks and front derailer
veloce monoplanar brakes
c-record head set
cinelli bars and stem
sachs new success rear d and ergos
turbo saddle and Athena seat post
roval tubular wheels w/ 7 speed santť freewheel
veloflex robaix
itís a great riding bike Iím sure! To get more hot, assuming you donít care about keeping it 100% timely, look at some of the newer saddles which are hot and more comfortable and perhaps wheels.

Below is my other pride and joy, also 1987, Chorus 8spd, slightly more modern saddle and new wheels set up tubeless which i feel really helps
with the ride qualities. I found someone through these forums who had machined a bunch of spacers which allow a modern campy cassette and freehub to be used with the 8 spd, shifts flawlessly



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And the Cannondale? The bike is too big based on the seat height, but the stem is flipped up so that bars are almost above the seat. Oh and the handlebar rotation? Its that way because the bike is too big. You shouldn't have to do that.

No way these bikes handle well, and shame on the LBS that sold you these and set them up this way.
This was right after I got the bike. All the adjustments that you mentioned were done and the bike handles great.
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Originally Posted by robbyville View Post
itís a great riding bike Iím sure! To get more hot, assuming you donít care about keeping it 100% timely, look at some of the newer saddles which are hot and more comfortable and perhaps wheels.

Below is my other pride and joy, also 1987, Chorus 8spd, slightly more modern saddle and new wheels set up tubeless which i feel really helps
with the ride qualities. I found someone through these forums who had machined a bunch of spacers which allow a modern campy cassette and freehub to be used with the 8 spd, shifts flawlessly


looks good. Eventually I want to put a modern group on it, but I got the almost unused roval wheels for free and love how they ride. Unfortunately they are freewheel, so Iím stuck with 7 speeds until I wear them out or get bored. If I happen across a cheap modern campy tubular wheelset tho, Iíll end up going fully modern.
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This was right after I got the bike. All the adjustments that you mentioned were done and the bike handles great.
Ahh, missed your update. Where are the updated pics!?
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Originally Posted by robbyville View Post
Hope it rides as lovely as it looks!
Thank you

It's a lot of fun. I'm finally getting more adjusted to the position as it's quite a bit more aggressive than what I've ridden before, but I keep setting PRs every time I ride it so something must be working well
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B&W photo but the bike is entirely b&w. It's a 2001 Principia Rex. Have posted a near identical photo elsewhere here I think but this has the steering column a bit shorter. In the pic it has an 9 speed ultegra 6500 rear derailleur. Unfortunately it was damaged when I bought the bike and I've since swapped it for a new Sora nine speed. The bike was originally set up for triathlon. I changed the bars and put a shorter 10cm stem on it. It inherited the bar end shifters from the aero bars but in the future I may put STI levers. I think there are 105s in 9 speed. May also put 25mm tyres on it soon replacing these 23mm ones. Cheers

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My 1986 Peugeot Premiere. I've owned this one from new.

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My 1986 Peugeot Premiere. I've owned this one from new.

looksÖ comfortable.

aesthetically needs more seatpost showing and more saddle to bar dropÖ although those drops are so deep that it actually seems like youíd be in a good position in the drops.

itís a hot tourer. A luke warm road bike.
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