Show Me A Photo Of Your Road Bike

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by SCOOBA STEVE, Sep 1, 2003.

  1. thedataman

    thedataman New Member

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    My newly rebuilt Cannondale R400

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  2. Shawneebiker

    Shawneebiker New Member

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    Here's my R3.
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  3. likes to ride

    likes to ride New Member

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    Dude, that's my dream bike! Are you running Zipps, 404 (rear), and the 303 in the front? Is that the FSA Carbon Crank? Is that a 32 spoke rear wheel that you are using for your power tap? What is that wheel for the power tap? I have a power tap with 32 spokes but on a Mavic Wheel. Tell me more about the components on the bike.

    What is the total weight on the bike?
    How would you decsribe the ride?
    Worth the bucks (frame set) ?

    Thanks, appriciate feedback.
     
  4. Shawneebiker

    Shawneebiker New Member

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    404 Pave and 303 Pave tubular rims/32 and 28 spoke saipim CX-ray spokes. Had the rear custom built at my LBS. Bought a stock 303 Pave front. Those are Record 180mm cranks. All 07 Record except rear der. Chorus. Ritchey SP and Stem. Zero G brakes. Deda Newton shallow bars. Keo Carbon Ti pedals. Only thing thats really W.W. is the brakes.

    The bike weighs 15.3 lbs. as shown.

    I have no reason to even consider another frame at this point. There are no negatives I can find with the R3. Absolutely worth every penny! Assuming you have the $$$ to spend.

    BTW I've had it since April 06.
     
  5. likes to ride

    likes to ride New Member

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    AWESOME! :eek:

    How does it climb, decend, sprint, and how does it handle on rough roads (vibrations)? I have a Trek carbon Fiber and only wish that they made one size larger. The top tube is just a little bit short on thier largest frame, 62cm IMO.
     
  6. Shawneebiker

    Shawneebiker New Member

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    It is super stiff yet compliant. Feels like every bit of your power is being transferred to moving you forward. Quick in the corners and super stable on decents. It soaks up vibrations remarkably. I cannot ask for anything more out of a bike.
     
  7. dpr

    dpr New Member

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    So I got my new Bianchi... :)
    Brifters: Ultegra
    RD: Ultegra
    FD: 105
    Crankset: FSA Gossamer MegaExo Double 53/39t
    Cassette: Fac Michelin PRIMATO 12-25 10V
    Wheels: Mavic Open Pro Rims, DT Swiss spokes and 105 hubs. *
    Pedals: Look Keo Sprints
    Saddle: Selle San Marco Ponza
    Handlebars: Bontrager Race Lite (Aluminium, not sure which model!)
    Bottle cages: Bontrager Race Lite
    Shoes: Shimano

    I'll be getting a Sigma BC 1606L DTS with wireless cadence cycle computer for her.

    * The front wheel is on loan to me while my LBS awaits stock of front 105 hubs in order to build the front wheel.

    The bar tape is temporary until they have instock some Bianchi branded tape in the Celeste colour.
    The cable covers are kind of a grey/silver. I don't mind them but as I didn't think to specify to the LBS what colour I wanted them, I won't make a fuss.

    So, on with the pics!

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    More soon...

    Being new to clipless pedals, I went to a park to practice clipping in and out with the lowest spring tension. After severall hours, I have now got it pretty well sussed and am 95% confidant out on the roads and in traffic. I had a few moments where I got a green light and struggled to clip in, but fortunately drivers have been very patient with me! I went for a sprint one time and I unclipped. This was quite unnerving so I have tightened the pedal tension a little to make this harder.

    The only fall I have had off of grass was on a MUP on the beach front in my home town of Exmouth. I came to a dead slow as some ones dog walked past (leashed) and then stopped. I just held there for half a second thinking: "hmmm I am sure I am supposed to do something right now". Down I went! :D Caught myself with my arm though and there was no harm done. A couple sat on a bench were amused but we both had a little chuckle over it. :eek:

    I am finding the gearing a little on the aggressive side, with out a cycle computer I cant be sure of my cadence, but I tend to find I am mashing at about 70 as opposed to my more comfortable range of 90-100. With that said, I will ask the LBS to swap the cranks over to a 50/36 or 34 compact so the two cassette ranges are more suited to my preferences. I don't think I will miss the 53-12 combination as I am finding I can pedal quite slowly and easily hit the 30 mph limit (based on maintaining a distance behind a car) on the roads I have used thus far with a 53-21 combination .

    I am otherwise very happy with her and looking forward to many thousands of miles of exploration, challange and fun on her!
     
  8. waxbytes

    waxbytes New Member

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    Those Bonty bottlecages really go well with that frame, like they were made for each other.
     
  9. dpr

    dpr New Member

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    Im very pleased with them. I had never seen them in a bike shop before and was rather chuffed that the LBS I got my bike from had some in white that matched so well.
     
  10. davidhowland14

    davidhowland14 New Member

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    07' Trek 1500 (SLR Aluminum Frame)
    105 Shifters, Front Derailleur
    Ultegra Crank, Cassette, Rear Derailleur, Chain
    Bontrager Select Wheels, Tires (Soon to by upgraded to Mich PR2s), Stem, Bars
    Stella Waffer Bar Tape (kickass)
    Shimano M520 SPD pedals (Soon to be upgraded to Keo pedals)
    Cateye Micro Wireless Computer
    Selle Italia SMP2 Saddle

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  11. D.F.L.

    D.F.L. New Member

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    My 2007 Masi Gran Corsa:

    105 Front
    Ultegra Rear
    105 Freewheel and chain
    105 lever shifters
    R500 wheelset with bladed spokes

    and...

    Blasphemous aero bars because I was doing a tri the next day. They come off most of the time.

    The sweetest part about this bike is the carbon stays.
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  12. cervelorider99

    cervelorider99 New Member

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    My Cervelo R3
    Full Record except RD
    SRM Pro
    Tune hubs, sapim cx, ird rims
    no idea on the weight


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  13. Psycolist

    Psycolist New Member

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    My new whip will be here on Wednesday. Allready got a slew of parts to go on it.
     
  14. zaku

    zaku New Member

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    most you guys have crazy rides :eek:
    anyway here's mine.. fully stock

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  15. ojuice

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    Here's mine.
     
  16. cuervo

    cuervo New Member

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    Ok, after almost 4 years I can get back with something that I really like, this is my racing bike:

    Cannondale Six-13
    Full Dura Ace
    Deda Newton bar and stem
    Selle Italia SLR seat
    Easton EC-70 seatpost
    Easton EC-90 Aero wheels

    It's a dream to ride, a really fast dream.
     
  17. deckard

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    Kept next to me in the bedroom when I'm not riding. The wife actually agreed the bike should be kept inside the house after she found out what I paid for it.:D
     
  18. gemship

    gemship New Member

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    Hello, here's a pic of my new Cervelo r3sl. Just built up three weeks ago, can't wait till the roads are a bit cleaner for the maiden voyage. This is my first time with attaching pics here so I hope you can see my bike. Lot of great bike pics. Thanks everybody.
     
  19. gemship

    gemship New Member

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    Here's some more shots. 54cm. weighs 15.7 with the regular rxs pedals :p
     
  20. deckard

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    Nice, I like the pedals.
     
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