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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby rpmspinman » Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:30 pm

some sensational looking rides here guys. well done :mrgreen:
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Richard.L » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:12 pm

Some Prologo One Touch Black bartape with white Prologo text will match the saddle nicely. (as seen on my bike in my sig)
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Mrfenejeans » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:15 pm

Richard.L wrote:Some Prologo One Touch Black bartape with white Prologo text will match the saddle nicely. (as seen on my bike in my sig)


+1 Thats my plan.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Busta » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:07 pm

My first roadie... one ride old

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Not the lightest or fastest out there, but I like how it looks and it will do me for now :)

I actually don't mind the 12K carbon either..
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby bosvit » Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:28 am

Nice one Busta :wink:
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby mezla » Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:53 am

Dayum Busta. If that's your first roadie, you're going to be so very addicted in no time. Just make sure you sort out the fit properly - seat position (forward/back), angle, and height are critical, as is cleat position.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby steve-waters » Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:44 pm

Yep looking like a poor uni student nice set of rides - that is the beauty of Campy old new no matter it works
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby rpmspinman » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:52 pm

Thats a sexy looking Pinny Busta. Dam fine ride :wink:
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Busta » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:11 pm

thanks for all the comments :D

Mezla, thanks for the tips. I've tried my best by measuring absolutely everything and then punching it all into http://www.wrenchscience.com/ to give me some basic setup info to start with. Being my first road bike, I'm not actually sure how it's 'supposed' to feel, so definitely want to get a proper fit done at some stage. On my first ride out, I noticed that i was sitting right on the front of the seat and it was quite painful. If I forced myself back so that my sit bones were on the wider part of the seat it was much more comfortable, so I've made some small adjustments to get that working better for me but realistically I've got no idea what I'm doing interms of fit/setup.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby ozstriker » Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:03 pm

Busta wrote:thanks for all the comments :D

Mezla, thanks for the tips. I've tried my best by measuring absolutely everything and then punching it all into http://www.wrenchscience.com/ to give me some basic setup info to start with. Being my first road bike, I'm not actually sure how it's 'supposed' to feel, so definitely want to get a proper fit done at some stage. On my first ride out, I noticed that i was sitting right on the front of the seat and it was quite painful. If I forced myself back so that my sit bones were on the wider part of the seat it was much more comfortable, so I've made some small adjustments to get that working better for me but realistically I've got no idea what I'm doing interms of fit/setup.




As an extremely rough guide as to how i set up my bikes, i chuck my shoes on jump on my bike and make sure with my hips parallel that the heel of my shoe just touches the pedal with my leg straight, as for seat fore/aft adjustment i make sure im sitting comforatbly on my seat then with my pedals horizontal i look and make sure that i have a straight line running from the front of my knee through the center of the pedal, and also i make sure my seat is dead flat.

Obviously this setup wouldnt work for everybody but it is a good starting point and works great for me.

Also it can be helpful to have someone help you when you are setting your seat fore/aft as it can be quite difficult to gauge where you knee is in relation to your pedal just by looking down onto it.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Dave R32 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:33 pm

Been a while since I have visited.

In April I found a crack in the frame of my Trek and needed a new frame or bike in a hurry. A Cannondale CAAD10 with 105 suited my budget. After I had stripped the 105 gear, wheels, bars, stem and crankset and sold most on ebay then fitted my Force groupset, wheelset, new cables etc and now I have what I think maybe a better bike than the Trek.

Build is:
Frame = 2012 CAAD10 54cm
Fork = 2012 CAAD10
Headset = OEM
Brakes = SRAM Force
FD = SRAM Force
RD = SRAM Force
Cables = Yokozuna Reaction
Chain = KMC X10-SL Gold
Cassette = Ultegra 6700 12 - 25
Seatpost = Bontrager Race light carbon
Saddle = Prologo
Crankset = 2012 Force BB30 53/39
Pedals = Speedplay Zero Cr-Mo
Cages = Elite
Wheels = Dura Ace WH-7850-SL
Tyres = Schwable Ultremo
Tubes = Vittoria
Handlebars = Ritchey WSC EVO Curve wet white (about to change to wet black)
Stem = 115mm Ritchey WSC 4 Axis wet white (about to change to WSC 260 wet black)
Levers = SRAM Force
Tape = Fizik Microtek Black

Weight as you see it = 7.4kgs

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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby osrg » Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:26 pm

Dave R32 wrote:
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Horn. That is all.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Mugglechops » Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:50 pm

Some very nice clean bikes here.

A shot of mine after yesterdays ride :D

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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby BrisVegas » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:37 am

Dave R32 wrote:Been a while since I have visited.

In April I found a crack in the frame of my Trek and needed a new frame or bike in a hurry. A Cannondale CAAD10 with 105 suited my budget. After I had stripped the 105 gear, wheels, bars, stem and crankset and sold most on ebay then fitted my Force groupset, wheelset, new cables etc and now I have what I think maybe a better bike than the Trek.

Build is:
Frame = 2012 CAAD10 54cm
Fork = 2012 CAAD10
Headset = OEM
Brakes = SRAM Force
FD = SRAM Force
RD = SRAM Force
Cables = Yokozuna Reaction
Chain = KMC X10-SL Gold
Cassette = Ultegra 6700 12 - 25
Seatpost = Bontrager Race light carbon
Saddle = Prologo
Crankset = 2012 Force BB30 53/39
Pedals = Speedplay Zero Cr-Mo
Cages = Elite
Wheels = Dura Ace WH-7850-SL
Tyres = Schwable Ultremo
Tubes = Vittoria
Handlebars = Ritchey WSC EVO Curve wet white (about to change to wet black)
Stem = 115mm Ritchey WSC 4 Axis wet white (about to change to WSC 260 wet black)
Levers = SRAM Force
Tape = Fizik Microtek Black

Weight as you see it = 7.4kgs

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Thought I recognised that bike and parts list. 8) Very nice setup mate.

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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Livetoride » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:48 am

jaseyjase wrote:my weekend runner

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Thats insanely awesome....WOW :D :D :D
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby jimsheedy » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:59 pm

A lot of nice bikes here that will look a whole lot better once they are properly slammed. Come on you blokes, get the hacksaw out.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby open roader » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:02 pm

jimsheedy wrote:A lot of nice bikes here that will look a whole lot better once they are properly slammed. Come on you blokes, get the hacksaw out.


Methinks jimsheedy is a chiropractor........ :wink:
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby jasonc » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:05 pm

Mugglechops wrote:Some very nice clean bikes here.

A shot of mine after yesterdays ride :D


just how they should look. ride them like you stole em
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby jimsheedy » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:05 pm

open roader wrote:
jimsheedy wrote:A lot of nice bikes here that will look a whole lot better once they are properly slammed. Come on you blokes, get the hacksaw out.


Methinks jimsheedy is a chiropractor........ :wink:



No but ive got a great Osteo i can recommend.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby open roader » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:15 pm

jimsheedy wrote:No but ive got a great Osteo i can recommend.


:lol:
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby rabobank89 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:13 am

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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby steve_hobart » Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:27 pm

Here is my Fuji Roubaix Pro (2008) (first roadie) which I purchased a couple of years ago off a forum member. Its just hit the 10 000 km mark, so time for some new tyres (Conti GP4000S) and some replacement tape (nice spongy soft white tape to dress it up).

It's a mixture of Ultegra and 105 running gear with an Ultegra wheelset.

There are plenty of better bikes around, but I have grown to love this bike after spending many many hours on the saddle. (and to be honest it goes too well to justify an upgrade).

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fuji roubaix pro by steve_hobart, on Flickr

(thanks for helping with the photo posting , Simon..)

Enjoy.

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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby snark » Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:31 pm

steve_hobart wrote:(Apologies, I dont know how to post a photo directly).


Look at the "share" button above the photo on flickr. Click on "Grab the HTML/BBCode" and then hit the "BBCode" button. Paste that in to your message and you'll get:

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fuji roubaix pro by steve_hobart, on Flickr

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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby biker jk » Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:37 am

steve_hobart wrote:Here is my Fuji Roubaix Pro (2008) (first roadie) which I purchased a couple of years ago off a forum member. Its just hit the 10 000 km mark, so time for some new tyres (Conti GP4000S) and some replacement tape (nice spongy soft white tape to dress it up).

It's a mixture of Ultegra and 105 running gear with an Ultegra wheelset.

There are plenty of better bikes around, but I have grown to love this bike after spending many many hours on the saddle. (and to be honest it goes too well to justify an upgrade).

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fuji roubaix pro by steve_hobart, on Flickr

(thanks for helping with the photo posting , Simon..)

Enjoy.

Cheers

Steve


Lovely looking bike Steve. I do like the traditional shape of the Fuji frames. Just a query but why is your saddle sloping down so much?
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby steve_hobart » Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:55 pm

biker jk wrote:
steve_hobart wrote:Here is my Fuji Roubaix Pro (2008) (first roadie) which I purchased a couple of years ago off a forum member. Its just hit the 10 000 km mark, so time for some new tyres (Conti GP4000S) and some replacement tape (nice spongy soft white tape to dress it up).

It's a mixture of Ultegra and 105 running gear with an Ultegra wheelset.

There are plenty of better bikes around, but I have grown to love this bike after spending many many hours on the saddle. (and to be honest it goes too well to justify an upgrade).

Image
fuji roubaix pro by steve_hobart, on Flickr

(thanks for helping with the photo posting , Simon..)

Enjoy.

Cheers

Steve



Lovely looking bike Steve. I do like the traditional shape of the Fuji frames. Just a query but why is your saddle sloping down so much?


Good question..I set up the bike when I got it around 2 years ago and this saddle position seemed to work for me. Truth be told I havent adjusted the seating or handlebar position at all in that time..Maybe I should consider some adjustments. I'd welcome any suggestions you have.

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