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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby DavidTomic » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:51 pm

Quick and nasty photo ... but this is my current ride after just getting some new upgrades. (New wheels + new seatpost & saddle)

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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Dan » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:55 pm

I don't think your rims are deep enough.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby nickl » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:31 pm

[quote="g-boaf"]My new ride:

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I think this is the best colour scheme I've seen on a Giant for a while.

Are you from Adelaide? There's a pic on Superflat today of a very (very!) similar ride: http://69.195.124.66/~superfm2/?p=2942 (the fifth pic - looks like the rider is crossing the Mt Osmond intersection on the Freeway bike track).
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby g-boaf » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:58 pm

Damn - those are some serious wheels!!! :D


nickl - I like it a lot as well. Really the best colours I've seen on a bike for ages. The one in Adelaide isn't me though, I'm NSW.

Edit: The thing is fast! :shock: It really moves. It's not perfect though, the saddle is slightly too high. But it is actually really smooth to ride, feels like a Rolls Royce in comparison with my Trek. Except that it is incredibly quick. I had to ask someone else what speed they were doing just in case the Garmin wasn't telling me the right thing! :shock: Moving along at 38km/h seemed quite effortless. The Di2 isn't quite second nature for me yet, but I'm getting used to it. :D
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby HLC » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:31 pm

jaseyjase wrote:Nice giants boys.

As for lights and aero posts, my mate used a zip tie for his. Maybe use some leccy tape to not scratch the post, also helps give it some friction so it wont slide up/down.


Mini Fibre Flare.

Fits my Planet X which has an aero seat post that is fatter/more aero than most TT bike down tubes.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby DavidTomic » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:04 am

+1 for the fibre flares. I usually whack a couple of them on the bike whenever the weather happens to be particularly apocalyptic outside.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby g-boaf » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:57 pm

HLC wrote:
jaseyjase wrote:Nice giants boys.

As for lights and aero posts, my mate used a zip tie for his. Maybe use some leccy tape to not scratch the post, also helps give it some friction so it wont slide up/down.


Mini Fibre Flare.

Fits my Planet X which has an aero seat post that is fatter/more aero than most TT bike down tubes.


I ended up with this HK made light with the name Comet. Very bright and narrow strip like arrangement. It sits in nicely behind the seat post. It has a rubber like elastic thing to hold it in place.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby vbroom » Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:31 am

What frame is that @DavidTomic?
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby DavidTomic » Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:20 am

vbroom wrote:What frame is that @DavidTomic?


http://www.bikes.com.au/p/6309642/ultra ... 0-off.html

I've owned it for just under a year now, and I'm very pleased with it so far! ;)

My only real complaint would be that the supplied seat post was actually pretty crummy. The seat angle is set/maintained using interlocking teeth between the seat post / seat clamp, but these became damaged/worn out really quickly, and then the seat angle just wouldn't stay locked in properly. For the cost of having to replace a seat post, it's still one hell of a buy though IMHO!

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EDIT: Oh ... they also list it as a carbon seat post on their spec sheet, but that's a bit of BS as well. It's actually just a "carbon wrapped" aluminium post.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Sven Nijs » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:15 am

Nothing too flash but my first 'new' bike in 13 years thanks to my wife (who bought it for me), the guys at Giant Sydney & Giant Australia:

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Small size and only changes from stock are 120mm stem, Elite cages and Speedplays.
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It's a bit warmer here than Scotland isn't it!
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby MarkG » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:32 am

Nice man.
Love the 9000
Proudly "a hater of academics with helmet cams"
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby ni78ck » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:25 am

i like it Sven :)
Oppy Le Mauco - Dura Ace (wet weather bike)
Cervelo S5 VWD - dura ace Di2
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby jheeno » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:34 am

Sven Nijs wrote:Nothing too flash but my first 'new' bike in 13 years thanks to my wife (who bought it for me), the guys at Giant Sydney & Giant Australia:



Small size and only changes from stock are 120mm stem, Elite cages and Speedplays.

Awesome ! your wife - thats a keeper there .
Fantastic weight - didn't realise it was so light considering the standard giant bar and stem is heavy alu ...
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby jasonc » Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:23 pm

jheeno wrote:
Sven Nijs wrote:Nothing too flash but my first 'new' bike in 13 years thanks to my wife (who bought it for me), the guys at Giant Sydney & Giant Australia:



Small size and only changes from stock are 120mm stem, Elite cages and Speedplays.

Awesome ! your wife - thats a keeper there .
Fantastic weight - didn't realise it was so light considering the standard giant bar and stem is heavy alu ...


hmm. giant website says:
Handlebar Giant Contact SLR, Composite, 31.8
Stem Giant Contact SLR, Composite, OverDrive 2
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Lukeyboy » Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:29 pm

FYI that stem is carbon fibre. Its chunky but the 120mm weights only 140gms.

Clamp Length Angle Steerer Weight
31.8mm 70mm +/- 8° 1-1/4" 115g
31.8mm 80mm +/- 8° 1-1/4" 120g
31.8mm 90mm +/- 8° 1-1/4" 125g
31.8mm 100mm +/- 8° 1-1/4" 130g
31.8mm 110mm +/- 8° 1-1/4" 135g
31.8mm 120mm +/- 8° 1-1/4" 140g
31.8mm 130mm +/- 8° 1-1/4" 145g
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Sven Nijs » Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:13 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:FYI that stem is carbon fibre. Its chunky but the 120mm weights only 140gms.

Clamp Length Angle Steerer Weight
31.8mm 90mm +/- 8° 1-1/4" 125g
31.8mm 120mm +/- 8° 1-1/4" 140g


Dammit, I added 15grams over stock! :lol:

Thanks for all the nice comments guys.
It's a bit warmer here than Scotland isn't it!
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby g-boaf » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:10 pm

Sven Nijs wrote:Nothing too flash but my first 'new' bike in 13 years thanks to my wife (who bought it for me), the guys at Giant Sydney & Giant Australia:

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Small size and only changes from stock are 120mm stem, Elite cages and Speedplays.


Very nice and very light. 8) And I'm quite liking that Giant Sydney store, that's where mine came from.

Mine is below 7kg as well - but damn, yours is very light - and could get lighter still. :shock:
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby kunalraiker » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:57 am

Ladies and Gentlemen.......I give you the S5!


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Waiting for the KEO's to arrive

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Aero as it can be !



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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby warthog1 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:12 am

Very Nice 8)
Is that the std or team?
I like that paint job the best of any I've seen of the 2013 bikes.
Make sure the topcap nut is placed in the correct spot in the steerer with all those spacers above the stem. Carbon steerers need an expanding heaset plug, or the supplied glue in one, placed in the steerer where the stem applies clamping force.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby kunalraiker » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:19 am

warthog1 wrote:Very Nice 8)
Is that the std or team?
I like that paint job the best of any I've seen of the 2013 bikes.



Thanks, its the Team Frame.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby vbroom » Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:57 pm

Is the S5 a tri frame?
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby warthog1 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:15 pm

vbroom wrote:Is the S5 a tri frame?


No road, the head tube is longer than tt/tri frames.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby jesseb05 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:52 pm

Here's a photo of my first road bike. It's a Giant Defy 1

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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby macca33 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:09 pm

kunalraiker & jesseb05 - great rides there - enjoy them!!!


In other news, I grabbed a set of Fulcrum R3s from the 'bay a while back. They roll exceptionally well and the bike dropped over a Kilogram from when it was shod with Comos (the Mavics went early as they are not suitable for my statuesque appearance). I love the Comos, but they are blardy heavy - bulletproof though!


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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby rheicel » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:27 am

My Cervelo as of today.Image


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