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Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:06 pm
by mezla
yarravalleyplodder wrote:Nice mezla, the black / white / red combo is sweet :D
the black & white bar tape, did you mix tape or is that a "special blend"

It's Lizard Skins DSP Dual Colour (as it does say in my post :P )

gossy wrote:Subtle use of the Laundry Basket there.

:lol: 8) :lol:

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:08 pm
by adrian_d
gossy wrote:
mezla wrote:Image



Subtle use of the Laundry Basket there.

hahaha yea very nicely done.

mezla - Thanks for the compliment in your earlier post :) I can't wait to take it for a spin. That bike of your looks stunning too mate. Gorgeous frame and an awesome set of wheels

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:25 pm
by U2adam!!!
U2adam!!! wrote:Image



Just quickly... did this http://connect.garmin.com/activity/217267358 and this http://connect.garmin.com/activity/217700147 on the weekend with the Merida and loved every minute of it. The speed, acceleration and ability to climb hills was just leaps and bounds above my previous bike, a 2009 Scott CR1 Pro. I'm happy! :D

Tim

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:25 pm
by warren.suen
Alright.. the new steed blackie

bog stock but i'm loving it after lusting for one for a few years feels great to finally get the dream bike.. now to make the legs work for it

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Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:41 pm
by adrian_d
warren.suen wrote:Alright.. the new steed blackie

bog stock but i'm loving it after lusting for one for a few years feels great to finally get the dream bike.. now to make the legs work for it



So insane... Your photo skills are to die for mate and your bike is equally as nice. Stunning.

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:31 pm
by warren.suen
adrian_d wrote:
warren.suen wrote:Alright.. the new steed blackie

bog stock but i'm loving it after lusting for one for a few years feels great to finally get the dream bike.. now to make the legs work for it



So insane... Your photo skills are to die for mate and your bike is equally as nice. Stunning.


Aww schucks! Cheers mate!

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:17 am
by AndrewBurns
Could you take the plastic wrapping off that bike stand though :wink:

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:45 pm
by norbs
AndrewBurns wrote:Could you take the plastic wrapping off that bike stand though :wink:


It is only a small thing, but given the quality of the photos, is driving me mad. :)

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:55 pm
by ozzymac
mezla wrote:adriand: That Prolite is gorgeous.
yarravalleyplodder: I am a fan of tasteful black/white/red colour schemes, as you'll notice just nyah:

My Azzuri Forza Ultegra Di2 (upgrades/additions from stock listed under if anyone is curious):
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Wheels: Reynolds Solitude --> Shimano Dura-Ace C35
Tyres: Vittoria Rubino --> Veloflex Corsa 23
Chain: Ultegra 6700 --> Dura-Ace 7901
Seatpost: FSA carbon RK260 --> 3T Doric Team Carbon 280mm
Bar Tape: ?? --> Lizard Skins DSP Dual
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Pedals: Look Keo Max 2 Carbon
Bidon Cages: Lifeline Carbon (NB: this is extra cool because I work for Lifeline)



What was your reason for changing the wheels?

I haven't found the Reynolds to bad.

Any major differences between them?




Cheers

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:03 pm
by ldrcycles
adrian_d wrote:
So insane... Your photo skills are to die for mate and your bike is equally as nice. Stunning.


+1, although you lose points for the plastic wrap as mentioned, oh the humanity!! (jk :) )

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:39 pm
by cyclebee
I'm a newbie around here, but am proud to share with you my new ride! Previously, I was on an el-cheapo MTB.

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Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:56 pm
by warren.suen
norbs wrote:
AndrewBurns wrote:Could you take the plastic wrapping off that bike stand though :wink:


It is only a small thing, but given the quality of the photos, is driving me mad. :)


:oops: the bag has now been properly delt with never to interfere in any other pics :twisted:

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:25 pm
by NhiTrac
It's been a long while since I posted a pic of my girl. Originally bought her from balarah August 10, two years later she's still going strong albeit a nasty crash and a few cosmetic changes.

Here's my current daily in full gear. Previously had a rear cage cable tied to the saddle but recent purchase of a setback post meant I had no room on the rails. I actually think I should've went with zero setback.

Yay or nay on the tool bottle? :?

Ps getting a smaller one tomorrow as I still have a lot of room in this large one.


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Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:46 pm
by open roader
NhiTrac wrote:Yay or nay on the tool bottle? :?


Yay. If possible, I'd mount in closer/lower to stem seat stay area to block some of the wet fling off the rear tyre..........

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:31 pm
by mezla
ozzymac wrote:What was your reason for changing the wheels?
I haven't found the Reynolds to bad.
Any major differences between them?

Well, this is my only bike, so I wanted one set of wheels for commuting with commuting tyres, and one for fun with fun tyres (and silly latex tubes) :)
Also wanted a cassette with a 28... we have some steep hills in Canberra.

I actually really liked the Reynolds... great roll for the money - would recommend to anyone. The C35s though... are amazing. Incredible aero - I think it really kicks in in the low 30s. Even lower rolling resistance than the Reynolds (which really are good for the money). My riding buddies simply cannot keep up down hills now.

Drawback of new wheels: ...waiting for people :twisted:

edit: FYI I got the C35s for $1,070 incl. postage from Ribble.
edit 2: Oh, and I also wanted really pimp looking wheels, and these are that :D

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:49 pm
by NhiTrac
MarkG wrote:My new baby...


What saddle mount is that MarkG? Have not seen that before...

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:33 am
by MarkG
You mean the drink cage holder?

That's just the stock Giant one that come with the Trinity - Giant TT bikes don't have bottle cage bosses for the drink cages on the down tube / seat tube so you either run those queer as
triathlon drink bottles on the front (between the extensions) or off the back.

Truth be told, I don't drink on a 20k TT so it stays empty most the time.
I've got another custom mount (similair to Rabobank) for front mounted bottle, for drinking in the 40k events..

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:13 am
by NhiTrac
MarkG wrote:You mean the drink cage holder?


Yup, thanks for clearing that. Explains why I haven't seen it before. I like the look of it though :)

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:57 pm
by baralah
NhiTrac wrote:Ps getting a smaller one tomorrow as I still have a lot of room in this large one.


Wow, you're downsizing, I thought you were my height :shock: :shock: . Don't get too small, you don't want your knees to hit the bars when you sprint

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:53 pm
by ldrcycles
cyclebee wrote:I'm a newbie around here, but am proud to share with you my new ride! Previously, I was on an el-cheapo MTB.

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Very nice, Merida are making some damn fine looking bikes these days.

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:58 pm
by NhiTrac
baralah wrote:
NhiTrac wrote:Ps getting a smaller one tomorrow as I still have a lot of room in this large one.


Wow, you're downsizing, I thought you were my height :shock: :shock: . Don't get too small, you don't want your knees to hit the bars when you sprint


I meant the tool bottle :lol:

The bike itself is fine though you'd notice that I run a shorter stem (100mm) and post than what you originally had when I bought it from you. I think my flexibility isn't as great + I have lower back issues.

When I purchase a new bike, I'd probably hop on a medium to see how it fits.

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:27 pm
by mattwilkinson
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My bikes nothing special but I just got new wheels. :)

Any other upgrades you think guys??

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:33 pm
by g-boaf
Nice Trek!

I got new wheels too. 8)

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Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:39 pm
by mattwilkinson
g-boaf wrote:Nice Trek!

I got new wheels too. 8)




Thats like comparing a scooter to a motorbike :(

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:42 pm
by jasonc
hi wrote:Image


My bikes nothing special but I just got new wheels. :)

Any other upgrades you think guys??


I've ridden one of those - really enjoyed riding it. the standard wheels were very responsive