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    1. 06-15-2012 11:39 AM #1016
      ^Handmade in the USA, after a couple IPA's
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    2. 06-17-2012 10:37 AM #1017
      Here is my Cannodale with it brand new Planet X 60mm
      [IMG]IMG_8490[/IMG]

    3. 06-17-2012 07:43 PM #1018
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      06-18-2012 12:22 PM #1019
      Just picked this up a week ago. Giant Defy Composite 2. Threw on some Crank Brothers Candy 11 goodness this weekend. Still need to remove the dork disk.



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      06-20-2012 02:41 PM #1020
      I'll play...

      My son and I are habitual Trek bike owners...

      I've been riding this for a while:


      then bought myself this:


      Same model number (Madone 5.9) but TOTALLY different frame construction. -The bottom-bracket differences alone are enormous:





      Bought this to roll around on when I first moved to the USA, nearly 20 years ago now... still got it... frame still under warranty!


      Recently bought another one for my son (7 years old at the time) to start doing triathlons. -Here's him the first time out on it:


      ...and racing...


      Heading down to Ft. Lauderdale this weekend for another triathlon with him... then Tampa/Clearwater the following weekend. -He's been placing in the top three every time so far this year... hope I didn't just jinx that!



      We've gt a few other bikes, but these are the ones which we ride regularly.
      Last edited by VWAddict; 06-20-2012 at 02:43 PM.
      Quote Originally Posted by MisterJJ View Post
      A "jump from a VW to an Audi"?!? I wouldn't call it a jump. It's more like shuffling along the sidewalk, tripping on a crack, bumping into a gorgeous blonde, walking away in a daze, and later finding out that she stole your wallet.

    6. 06-25-2012 09:12 PM #1021
      Here's my first road bike

      Rossin en rosso








      GLi : M3 : CX5
      OSD#2

    7. 06-30-2012 10:28 AM #1022
      Those were great rims. Light and comfy. Sadly, they don't make 'em like that anymore.



    8. 06-30-2012 12:13 PM #1023
      I was actually thinking of replacing them since they're tubulars.

      Is there another good rim that could also be period correct that would be worth relacing to my current dura ace hubs?

      Or should I just go for a modern wheel set? Something like the newer Velocity A23
      GLi : M3 : CX5
      OSD#2

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      06-30-2012 01:12 PM #1024
      I've got a set of Araya Red Labels that have the look of those rims, but are decently sturdy clinchers.
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    10. 06-30-2012 06:39 PM #1025
      Quote Originally Posted by BattleRabbit View Post
      I've got a set of Araya Red Labels that have the look of those rims, but are decently sturdy clinchers.
      Yeah I kinda just want to keep some period correct rims that are somewhat light/strong. I'm not a heavy rider so I don't think I'll need super strong rims.
      Last edited by danny_16v; 06-30-2012 at 06:46 PM.
      GLi : M3 : CX5
      OSD#2

    11. 07-01-2012 05:46 PM #1026
      it came with the bike... as you see it is how I bought it. Wasn't my choice, but I'm not too fussed about it, I do wish they were polished instead of black.
      GLi : M3 : CX5
      OSD#2

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      07-10-2012 10:36 AM #1027
      Bought this used a couple months ago. My first road bike (other is a "hybrid"). I think it's an 07/08. Needs new grip tape and a new saddle though I'm not sure how to choose one. I love it so far.

      Misanthrope extraordinaire

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      07-12-2012 02:23 PM #1028
      My 2011 Look 695 SR.


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      07-12-2012 02:32 PM #1029
      Quote Originally Posted by kennybo View Post
      My 2011 Look 695 SR.

      porn.

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      07-25-2012 04:20 PM #1030
      Finally built this up this morning with some spare parts.



      105 shifters and front d
      ultegra pedals, brakes, and cassettes
      ultegra sl rear d
      fsa gossamer crank
      thomson post
      ritchey fork, stem, and bars

      I still am not sure why a devinci would have a ritchey headbadge (under the clearcoat)

    16. 07-25-2012 10:33 PM #1031
      SO I bought the Trek 9th District a few months ago and now scored my second bike..
      Left over '11 Trek Madone 3.1:



      Love it so far!!
      Want to tinker around w. it a bit. Sattle/post, wheels/tires.. pedals are on the way. Can't believe how smooth the carbon fiber is!!
      It's all Shimano 105 which seems to shift nicely, although I've never ridden nicer.
      Specs: http://road-bikes.findthebest.com/l/...rek-Madone-3-1

      Anyone know how easy it would be to track down "black" brake/shifter cables? I dislike white on bikes for some reason.

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      07-26-2012 12:18 AM #1032
      Any bike shop will carry black cable housing, in fact most bike shops only stock black housing.

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      07-26-2012 12:22 AM #1033
      Quote Originally Posted by danny_16v View Post
      Here's my first road bike

      Rossin en rosso

      I love that bike. Before I moved I had a neighbor who had one very similar to that. Sad thing is he hadn't ridden it since the mid 90's but wouldn't consider selling it (it was my size too).

    19. 07-27-2012 04:16 PM #1034
      Quote Originally Posted by fiatjeepdriver View Post
      I love that bike. Before I moved I had a neighbor who had one very similar to that. Sad thing is he hadn't ridden it since the mid 90's but wouldn't consider selling it (it was my size too).
      Thanks! My particular bike may have been used by a cycling team in Minnesota, but I'm not sure.

      I'm going to repaint but having a hard time deciding what colors or what to do. I kind of want to paint the seat tube white as well as the head tube and the rest of the frame a brighter ferrari type red. However the decals are scripted in white, so they would kind of blend in with the white color.

      I put a new seat on it as that Turbo saddle was worn out and discolored... my dad gave it to me, so I'll rock it for now. I'd eventually like a saddle just like this one, except white, it's a San Marco

      Also having a tough time deciding what wheels to go with as I'm going to get rid of those mavic tubulars.

      Modern:
      Velo Orange PBP
      Velocity Fusion
      Velocity A23
      Velocity DeepV

      Vintage wheels: these I'd have to find on ebay hunting
      Rigida
      Araya


      Last edited by danny_16v; 07-27-2012 at 04:24 PM.
      GLi : M3 : CX5
      OSD#2

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      07-28-2012 01:47 AM #1035
      Quote Originally Posted by danny_16v View Post
      Also having a tough time deciding what wheels to go with as I'm going to get rid of those mavic tubulars.
      What about a set of ambrosio tubulars?
      Last edited by fiatjeepdriver; 07-28-2012 at 01:49 AM.

    21. 07-28-2012 10:15 AM #1036
      Quote Originally Posted by fiatjeepdriver View Post
      What about a set of ambrosio tubulars?
      I kinda want to move away from tubulars and go for the more convenient clinchers, that's my reason for wanting new wheels altogether. I have dura ace hubs, so it's just a matter of deciding on a rim and taking em over to the wheel builder.
      GLi : M3 : CX5
      OSD#2

    22. 07-30-2012 09:02 AM #1037
      Quote Originally Posted by kennybo View Post
      My 2011 Look 695 SR.


      How do you like those Dura Ace wheels? I see more and more of them and was contemplating getting a pair as a backup.

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      07-31-2012 10:32 AM #1038
      Finally have the bike back together... Upgraded the wheels to Aksiums, the drive train (minus crank) to Rival from Sora and the Crank to 105 from FSA. The crank was done before I went Sram but I'll be grabbing a Rival crank soon! What do you guys think?


    24. 07-31-2012 04:03 PM #1039
      Getting started...

      07 TL-S 6MT & a CAAD10

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      07-31-2012 04:26 PM #1040
      Quote Originally Posted by Danza. View Post
      Getting started...

      damn, new frame because of the wreck?

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      07-31-2012 08:02 PM #1041
      Quote Originally Posted by MrRizzmeister View Post
      it currently looks like this. nothing too special. i get a good 10mi ride out of it every morning
      1973 Peugeot Cadre Allege by MrRizzmeister, on Flickr
      Quote Originally Posted by jmuscava View Post
      Yeah I too ka mid 80's steel Peugeot racer and turned it into a track bike. Absolutely love it. Pedaling energy is transferred to the ground faster than through my new alu-carbon bianchi. Wouldn't trade it for anything.
      Add me to the Peugeot family. I just did 170km in the last week (on vacation).

      This is the first and only bike that I owned, a 1978 purchased by my father (I was 11 yo). I don't know the model (Peugeot started to engrave serial numbers in 1979).


      I also have a donor, a 1973-1974 with identical hardware but the handle.

      For no reason, I can't decide myself to get a new one. I just happen to like it and it has been so for 34 years. Yet I am considering a new bike but I am lost in the process.

      There are plenty on the used market, commanding surprisingly high prices for what it is.

    27. 07-31-2012 09:14 PM #1042
      Quote Originally Posted by spitfire481 View Post
      damn, new frame because of the wreck?
      yup. Other one is still rideable so I'll build this slowly
      07 TL-S 6MT & a CAAD10

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      08-02-2012 08:39 PM #1043
      Quote Originally Posted by Danza. View Post
      Getting started...



      Hey you race for bike doctor? I ride / race with a bunch of those guys all the time.

    29. 08-05-2012 03:05 PM #1044
      Picked this up today......

      Specialized Tarmac S-Works, full carbon, Shimano Dura Ace components.



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      Also came with a 2nd set of wheels....



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      08-06-2012 02:43 PM #1046
      my lemond zurich stuffed in the back of my car. just starting to get back into riding. At this point, if I can get 1 day/20miles of riding in a week, I'm happy.

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      08-07-2012 03:15 PM #1047
      Here's my Giant Defy Advanced 2! This is my first carbon frame and I really love it compared to my previous bike (which was all aluminum).




      Last week's ride, in front of Quebec City's bridges:

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      08-07-2012 11:47 PM #1048
      Ritte Bosberg (Wrecked her in a crash July 2, 2012.. RIP)



      Old Look 595 Ultra...only bike I didnt break from riding and sprinting



      Old Kuota KOM...stiffer than hell but sidewalls flexed when you pinched it





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      08-08-2012 12:05 AM #1049
      I cancelled my order of the 13' Black edition di2 CAAD10 because of lack of fund-age and really thinking i wouldn't like electronic shifting. Therefore,

      This arrived today. 2013 CAAD10 'racing edition'

      By the time you read this, those loud stickers on the wheels have been peeled off.

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      08-15-2012 12:25 PM #1050
      Redline R740. Pretty entry-level bike but it's gotten me through a crapload of training and several triathlons including Ironman NYC



      As purchased in 2010:


      During re-fitting for triathlon by one of my Ironman coaches who is also a Retul fitter. Added Profile T2+ aero bars, shorter stem and a forward-offset seatpost.



      Next step is to continue upgrading the engine

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