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      03-24-2009 08:33 AM #201
      Quote, originally posted by callingallcars »
      my baby waitin for me in pa while i long for her in florida


      We own 1.2s also! My wife and I just got back in to road last year. No complaints with the 1.2 yet. The shifting is a little messy at times, but it's not bad for an entry-level bike.

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      03-24-2009 08:54 PM #202

    3. 03-25-2009 02:12 PM #203
      Quote, originally posted by feint »
      We're opposites. I have the White 1.2 on first page, we're still in the "noob" category though.... at least compared to these other guys. Why is it waiting to get on the road?

      I don't think you're a noob because of what you ride. There's tons of people out there with huge dollar road bikes that can't ride worth a damn. I had a customer once from the shop buy a mega dollar De Rosa, bora ultra wheels, record everything etc. He came to a group ride one night and all we were going to do was 60 kms. He was gone in about ten minutes.
      Riding is riding, not everyone races and from someone that does, I think it's a waste getting some insane bike to tour around on. We just got the missus a new Trek 2.3 and I don't think I'll ever have to get her another bike.
      ECS Tuning

    4. 03-25-2009 05:49 PM #204

      Just finished up a race and my wife took this shot.



      Modified by spinwax at 3:33 PM 3-25-2009

    5. 03-25-2009 07:49 PM #205
      Quote, originally posted by spinwax »

      i really like the look of this bike. looks like it breaks the sound barrier.
      crap

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      03-26-2009 12:37 AM #206
      Quote, originally posted by spinwax »



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      05-07-2009 10:20 PM #207
      Well I got this around a month ago 09 Jamis Satellite. I'm not a racer so I wanted something more comfortable. Reynolds Steel Frame full carbon fork, Shimano sora/tiagra mix. It's been great, I've since switched out the saddle, but am still looking for something more comfortable. Also, I don't like the "anatomic" drops, not very comfortable. Rides so smooth over all the rough pavement, I've also done a few group rides with the local shop, and to my surprise I can keep up pretty good.
      Here's some shots right after a ride, hence the saddlebag and blinky






      Modified by the tech 71 at 10:22 PM 5-7-2009

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      05-09-2009 12:31 AM #208

      First real bike, I have a set of Shimano Dura Ace Pedals and Specialized tri shoes on the way.
      Using egg beaters right now for training.

    9. 05-09-2009 10:36 AM #209
      Quote, originally posted by Steveo989 »

      First real bike, I have a set of Shimano Dura Ace Pedals and Specialized tri shoes on the way.
      Using egg beaters right now for training.

      that's a nice bike. how much does those things run?

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      05-09-2009 11:20 PM #210
      You guys are making me drool!
      I have been rocking a Kona Jake with road tires, sora shifters (crap), a triple front and an 8 speed rear.
      I keep telling myself that if I keep saving money and putting miles on this bike i'll be that much happier when I get a proper road bike.

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      05-10-2009 01:59 AM #211
      Quote, originally posted by XxiCuBuSxX »
      that's a nice bike. how much does those things run?
      I paid 4499.99
      plus tax and that included the F.I.S.T fitting. I think I am going to look up the torque specs becuase come Sep for the ironman I am definitely going to remove at least half the spacers from the headtube, I feel like I am still really high and catching a lot of air in the less aggressive aero position.
      If you are on a budget the way I would go is the P2c ultegra. The P2 is still winning ironmans so you can't go wrong since that one is only 2800.00 and has a far better paint job.

      I am doing Ironman Wisconsin and I figured I would go all out on the bike so I won't have to upgrade for at least 5 years. I would like to try the P4 and see how well SRAM Red components work. I heard from some mechanics they require a lot of maintenance and that is why I didn't bother with the P4.


      Modified by Steveo989 at 11:06 PM 5-9-2009

    12. 05-16-2009 10:42 PM #212
      After hitting a 150 lb dog hard enough to ovalize the head tube on my old Trek 2200, (and FUBAR myself up a little) I picked up one of these yesterday:

      As it was super windy out today, and snowing (!!) all day I've only ridden it on the rollers. As expected it's quite a bit twitchier than the Trek. A fact which becomes readily apparent on the rollers
      Tomorrow will be 100 to 120 km, as the weather is supposed to improve.
      For TT's I'm riding this:

      kaNUK

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      05-18-2009 04:06 PM #213
      Rocked out on my old bianchi for my first two years of biking:

      Recently got on this thing and my is it a world of a difference!!!!!

    14. 05-18-2009 06:27 PM #214
      Nice upgrade ...and quite the change in position as well!
      Did that take you a while to get used to?
      I need to find a flatter stem for the Cannondale to get the bars a little lower.
      kaNUK

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      05-18-2009 06:49 PM #215
      Quote, originally posted by kanukVariant »
      Nice upgrade ...and quite the change in position as well!
      Did that take you a while to get used to?
      I need to find a flatter stem for the Cannondale to get the bars a little lower.
      kaNUK

      It was a long upgrade in coming. I've founded a cycling club at my university, and we have been gathering more and more support - so it was a worthwhile investment.
      As far as position goes, it is aprox 3 cm taller and about 3-4 longer reach. It is my first professionally fitted bike so my old bike was probably feeding bad habits - I've only been out on one 30 mile ride since I got it ( rain) but it has not been to hard of a adjustment process - It's like racing a ferrari after trying to race a riced out kia on the same course for 2 years
      Also, the compact geometry that Giant uses on the advanced and advanced SL frame is quite different, so regardless its an adjustment

      edit: I'm also 22 - so I'm young enough to be able to deal with the big change [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]


      Modified by 1.8Twentieth at 6:50 PM 5-18-2009

    16. 05-18-2009 07:49 PM #216
      Nice bikes

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      05-18-2009 09:07 PM #217
      My 08 Lapierre:


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    18. 05-19-2009 10:22 AM #218
      Quote, originally posted by 1.8Twentieth »
      edit: I'm also 22 - so I'm young enough to be able to deal with the big change [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      Modified by 1.8Twentieth at 6:50 PM 5-18-2009

      Punk!
      I'm about twice your age, but started racing at age 14 or so. A seat-to-bar drop of less than 8 cm just feels wrong. A couple of longish rides this weekend confirmed the need for a flatter and longer stem ...I'm off to the bike store.
      kaNUK

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      05-19-2009 02:02 PM #219
      Quote, originally posted by 1.8Twentieth »
      Recently got on this thing and my is it a world of a difference!!!!!

      Nice brake hood placement, unlike almost everyone else! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      Sent from my basement using two tin cans and a string.

    20. 05-21-2009 08:46 PM #220
      A more updated photo:

      I like the pic a lot, except for the gear selection, which I'm sure will catch flack on the Internet. Can't win 'em all!

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      05-21-2009 09:50 PM #221
      man with few exceptions i feel like i have no business posting with some of the bikes here...
      my first (and current) road bike:
      Fuji Finest AL

      dont have much to compare it to but overall, i like the bike... only upgrade so far is clipless pedals. I'm starting to see some of the weaknesses with the Sora gear system, primarily that it doesnt shift well under load... otherwise my only other complaint is that over rough patches, the bike rides a little rough. thinking of getting a carbon fiber fork to help alleviate this...

    22. 05-22-2009 05:49 AM #222
      Quote, originally posted by james 07 »
      man with few exceptions i feel like i have no business posting with some of the bikes here...

      dont get caught up in all the glitz.........they are bikes and all do the same thing

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      05-22-2009 02:13 PM #223
      Wow, 7 pages of road bikes, 107 pages of fixies.
      Sent from my basement using two tin cans and a string.

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      05-22-2009 04:55 PM #224
      Quote, originally posted by SpeedyD »
      Wow, 7 pages of road bikes, 107 pages of fixies.

      We're too busy riding to take highly stylized pictures.

      Here's the extent of my roadbike pics.

      Trek 2100? Whatever model it is, I ride the crap out of it to and from work 30mi daily.


      Two rentals on Oahu. Ask for a 58, get a 52. Close enough, right?


      Poser ride




      Modified by Patrick Schmidt at 5:03 PM 5-22-2009
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      05-23-2009 07:39 PM #225
      old

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      the new vortex is gay

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