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Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Guest, Aug 31, 2001.

  1. Memphmann

    Memphmann New Member

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    It is a well taken and beautiful picture. Awesome background. But how does you rbike turn heads. It is so plain looking? Maybe I just do not care for classics....

    Memph
     


  2. gregneedham

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    I am probably hanging out with a slightly over-the-hill crowd. We all love the new carbon-alu-tit-molded-bonded-sleek speed machines, but have a warm spot in our hearts for the classics.

    When I have my bike in the midst of a bunch of Treks, Cannondales, etc., You'd be surprised how it stands out and gets noticed. But then you never know, they might just be staring at the old, plain bike and wondering why I don't upgrade.
     
  3. Memphmann

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    Thank-you, never thought of it this way. You have an excellent point and are probably correct in your thinking. Hey, I also have an older, custom made, carbon/tit frame......

    Memph

    You look behind and notice a dot of a cyclist. You pedal faster and upshift. A few moments later, you hear my panting coming from behind. Then you see me sprint by you. Then you become that dot. This is when you realize that you are out of shape.....
     
  4. kerank

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    Nothing special, but a sweet starter bike...

    2003 Specialized Elite Allez 27.

    All stock, but I'm thinking of upgrading the wheels.
     
  5. JAF

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    Avanti Kona'03 105, totally stock but goes well and looks great! (hope picture works!)
     
  6. Sidi

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    Cannondale CAD 5 Red, White and Blue limited paint scheme to benefit 911.
    Shimano Dura Ace all around with Open 4 CD's and a Time Carbon Fiber Fork.
     
  7. indiaxman1

    indiaxman1 New Member

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    Ok sometimes my old vintage lightweight inspires me to wax poetic...speed will do that.....here goes
    NIRVANA ON WHEELS
    Flying low, spokes a'sparkle
    Ten-speed killer, Blazing fire
    Heaven, redemption, sultan, sire..........

    thats the feeling, folks,........it ain't shakespeare, but your get the gist
     
  8. doddadinho

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    anybody have a complete list of tube wall thicknesses i can use in a stress analysis project.
    Cheers
     
  9. Timmy G

    Timmy G New Member

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    I have a 2004 Giant Yukon.

    It's my first real bike, the last bike I got was almost 10yrs ago and in I think I've ridden my new bike more in the past 3wks that I've owned it more than I had ever ridden my old bike!
     
  10. khari

    khari New Member

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    I ride a Giant TCR 1 Composite.
     
  11. CycleSteve

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    Sounds a lot like my setup - CAAD 4 w/ all DA.
     
  12. rider

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    Campy rocks? ...it's all a matter of opinion. Shimano stuff is better engineered than Campag stuff. An all Shimano transmission when set up properly will shift smoother than a Campag transmission. should know, I have two bikes, one with Campy Centaur and one with Shimano Ultegra. I'll take the SHimano Ultegra anyday. :D
     
  13. Sidi

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    Ever try taking apart a STI for maintenance?
    Cam't do it. Shimanos' STI are non user seviceable unlike Campys counterpart.
     
  14. rider

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    I was talking about maintenance.
    Just operational which is where the quality of the product really comes thru'

    While on the subject of smooth shifting, a properly setup Ultegra transmission is so smooth that one has to look down to see if it actually changed gears.

    I've cycle over 7,000 miles in the last 12 months and the Ultegra transmission keeps shifting smoothly, but if it goes faulty I'll be happy to buy a new one.
     
  15. Sidi

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    Actually read your post and your own words first before you change your story.
    The keyword is Engineered.
     
  16. Memphmann

    Memphmann New Member

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    I have to agree with Shimano in my opinion being better. I have well over 20 000km on my 8spd DA and no problems (knock on wood). Going to purchase 9spd DA in a few monthes.....

    Memph
     
  17. indiaxman1

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    Campo.............Shimano............I've shifted my Simplex since 1975, and never had squat of a problem..........never a rebuilt or a servicing,,,,,,,,,,,,and I.ve ridden mucho miles..........it may be old school, but quality is everlasting.....viva la France
     
  18. rider

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    Yes sure, engineered. By that I mean, it functions/works very smoothly once set up properly.
    Again whent it comes to the way it operates, Shimano has the edge.
    I agree with you Campag stuff is serviceable. Great if you are into servicing Ergo levers.
     
  19. Cipher

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    I wasn't crazy about the triple cranks at first... But after spending a summer on them I love 'em now! (11-21 cassette, 9 speed).
     
  20. renebuan

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