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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby ACT SC600 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:16 pm

My Oppy C5
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Running Ultegra 6700 grouppo, Edge carbon intergrated bars, Alien carbon post, prologo carbon saddle, Bontrager Aeolus 5s
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby g-boaf » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:17 pm

Hey, those look familiar! They are reasonably good wheels too. Nice bike.

I barely use mine anymore. The alloys on the Giant are lighter and I've not noticed much of an aero difference. The alloys also don't cost much.
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I haven't got the carbon bars yet.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby booge » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:45 am

The million dollar question....which bike do you think is better, the Giant or Trek??
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:04 am

Giant or Trek? That's like asking if you'd prefer the Black Plague or Spanish Flu :lol: .
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby TonyMax » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:06 am

Interesting that the Giant has a built in longer seat post in the frame I haven't seen a bike like that before.

Anywho, here's my new toy, it might as well be a picture from the Reid website as it's completely stock at the moment, but at least it's in front of my garage door :).

I just want to get some SPD pedals and maybe a new saddle and then I'll be off onto the roads.

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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby g-boaf » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:31 am

ldrcycles wrote:Giant or Trek? That's like asking if you'd prefer the Black Plague or Spanish Flu :lol: .


Just as well you can ride very fast... :lol: Cheeky bugger! :D :D Heh.

booge wrote:The million dollar question....which bike do you think is better, the Giant or Trek??


Ah, it's no contest. Giant easily. It's like comparing a Toyota 86 to a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. The Toyota is decent, but the other one is in another world altogether.

The Trek was my first step back into riding bicycles probably 15 years. They are both good bikes, but the Giant is lighter by quite a bit and has Di2.

TonyMax wrote:Interesting that the Giant has a built in longer seat post in the frame I haven't seen a bike like that before.

Anywho, here's my new toy, it might as well be a picture from the Reid website as it's completely stock at the moment, but at least it's in front of my garage door :).

I just want to get some SPD pedals and maybe a new saddle and then I'll be off onto the roads.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2888/1027 ... c0b2_c.jpg


The Giant has what they call integrated seat post (ISP). So the seat post is part of the frame and the only adjustment of it involves cutting the seat-post to correct height after being fitted on a non-ISP bike. After the fitting, I ended up going back a few days later and getting them to chop another 5mm off the seat post as it was too high for me to clip in easily to the left pedal. (the right was okay). Kind of unnerving the first time they do that. You get changed back into normal clothes after the fitting and here they are taking to your new pride and joy with a saw! There is a bit of adjustment in the seat clamp, but not a whole lot.

Your Reid looks pretty decent.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby snark » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:34 am

g-boaf wrote:The Giant has what they call integrated seat post (ISP). So the seat post is part of the frame and the only adjustment of it involves cutting the seat-post to correct height after being fitted on a non-ISP bike. After the fitting, I ended up going back a few days later and getting them to chop another 5mm off the seat post as it was too high for me to clip in easily to the left pedal. (the right was okay). Kind of unnerving the first time they do that. You get changed back into normal clothes after the fitting and here they are taking to your new pride and joy with a saw! There is a bit of adjustment in the seat clamp, but not a whole lot.


This might be a silly question, but what would have happened if you went back a few days later and said "add another 5mm on to the seat post"?

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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby g-boaf » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:49 am

I believe you can add slightly different size clamps on top of it (or adjust the existing one a bit. There is a little bit of adjustment, but not much.

All that said, it's better to get it right first time - which they just about did.

No sooner I got it, then the Propel was in store. I really did want to cry. :oops: It's like buying the beautiful new Porsche 959 and then seeing the Ferrari launch the F40.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby ACT SC600 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:59 pm

g-boaf wrote:Hey, those look familiar! They are reasonably good wheels too. Nice bike.

I barely use mine anymore. The alloys on the Giant are lighter and I've not noticed much of an aero difference. The alloys also don't cost much.

I haven't got the carbon bars yet.


I actually dont mind them at all... my prev rims were 38mm tubs and some alloy EDGE SLR300 (which I still have)... on the hills on Sunday they were quite alright and I had my best times on 3 of the 4 hills....

but they do look like they are doing warp 7 just standing still!!!! (plus the colours match the OPPY really well)
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:18 pm

g-boaf wrote:I believe you can add slightly different size clamps on top of it (or adjust the existing one a bit. There is a little bit of adjustment, but not much.

All that said, it's better to get it right first time - which they just about did.

No sooner I got it, then the Propel was in store. I really did want to cry. :oops: It's like buying the beautiful new Porsche 959 and then seeing the Ferrari launch the F40.

In cars I would take the 959 over an F40
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Xplora » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:40 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Giant or Trek? That's like asking if you'd prefer the Black Plague or Spanish Flu :lol: .

I think we just named your bikes, boaf!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby g-boaf » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:00 pm

You two are both trouble! :lol: :D
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby adrian_d » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:30 pm

I haven't posted for ages, but I thought i'd post my only ride at the moment:

Anyone recognise a trademark item in the picture? LOL
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby jasonc » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:34 pm

washing basket - check
no cat, no garage door
oh and no lense flair
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby g-boaf » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:36 pm

jasonc wrote:washing basket - check
no cat, no garage door
oh and no lense flair


And nó funny accents ón the names! :lol:
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby michelle_s » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:46 pm

My new ride. I think I'm more in love with this bike than my boyfriend!Image
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby adrian_d » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:17 pm

michelle_s wrote:My new ride. I think I'm more in love with this bike than my boyfriend!Image


Wow thats stunning I love it. The red, white and black colour scheme is just awesome.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:48 am

michelle_s wrote:My new ride. I think I'm more in love with this bike than my boyfriend!


Makes sense, he'd have to be pretty damn hot to compete with that! :lol:
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby bosvit » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:17 am

michelle_s wrote:My new ride. I think I'm more in love with this bike than my boyfriend!

Fair enough

Why would your boyfriend like your bike more than you do..? :wink:
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Cul » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:23 am

Here is mine...

My "New" Norco CRR SL I just recently built up with full Ultegra 6700, and Cosmic Carbon SL wheels. Love the ride compaired to my old TCR Alliance, so much stiffer and the thing just gets up and goes when you start hammering on the pedals.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Crawf » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:24 am

Cul wrote:Here is mine...

My "New" Norco CRR SL I just recently built up with full Ultegra 6700, and Cosmic Carbon SL wheels. Love the ride compaired to my old TCR Alliance, so much stiffer and the thing just gets up and goes when you start hammering on the pedals.
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Cul, your chain is too short, doesn't even look like you are on big/big either, which would stretch it even further.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby adrian_d » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:10 am

Crawf wrote:
Cul wrote:Here is mine...

My "New" Norco CRR SL I just recently built up with full Ultegra 6700, and Cosmic Carbon SL wheels. Love the ride compaired to my old TCR Alliance, so much stiffer and the thing just gets up and goes when you start hammering on the pedals.

Cul, your chain is too short, doesn't even look like you are on big/big either, which would stretch it even further.


x2 I had the same issue when I first put my chain on the bike. You might be able to get away with a chain extender but i'd just get a new chain it wouldn't cost much.

Such a nice bike though. Absoute piece of art
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Cul » Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:55 pm

adrian_d wrote:
Crawf wrote:
Cul wrote:Here is mine...

My "New" Norco CRR SL I just recently built up with full Ultegra 6700, and Cosmic Carbon SL wheels. Love the ride compaired to my old TCR Alliance, so much stiffer and the thing just gets up and goes when you start hammering on the pedals.

Cul, your chain is too short, doesn't even look like you are on big/big either, which would stretch it even further.


x2 I had the same issue when I first put my chain on the bike. You might be able to get away with a chain extender but i'd just get a new chain it wouldn't cost much.

Such a nice bike though. Absoute piece of art


Chain has since been fixed lads, seat has also been lowered a touch to suit my short yet muscular legs :wink:

Thanks for the compliments on it, its a joy to ride and looks great to boot.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby briztoon » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:07 pm

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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby TonyMax » Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:11 am

I thought I should put a photo up of my fitness hack. I've put 860km on this in the last three months, mostly around Lake Tuggeranong at lunch times.

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I'm looking forward to riding the roadie on longer rides, including some during my 4 weeks leave coming up soon, but this one will probably stay at work for lunch time training.

Cheers,


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