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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Cmm » Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:29 pm

What was your previous stang? It's a great looking defy sl!
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Duck! » Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:36 pm

rheicel wrote:Looks like you don't need a new rear RD. Some bike chain line does have problems with cross chain combination, specially on compact cranks.
Or this is possibly just derraileur adjustment issues.
And did you ask yourself why do you want to have a big-big shifting combo?
Oh, if not adjustment problem, Di2 will fix the front trimming for you :D

Trim shift. :wink:
When you flick the release paddle for the front, if you tap it gently it will release just a small amount of cable, so the derailleur will drop in slightly to clear the chain. A bigger tap will send it into full shift. It's not a new thing; every Shimano mechanical shifter has this function except 7900 Dura-Ace.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby rheicel » Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:43 pm

Duck! wrote:Trim shift. :wink:
When you flick the release paddle for the front, if you tap it gently it will release just a small amount of cable, so the derailleur will drop in slightly to clear the chain. A bigger tap will send it into full shift. It's not a new thing; every Shimano mechanical shifter has this function except 7900 Dura-Ace.

Oh, and speaking of DA 7900, there is a trim from small to big ring but not the other way around, as you have mentioned. Below is my lovely old school Ti. I still need to cut the quill stem before selling it :(
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-XLR8 WI T11's/A23's/CX ray
-Ti Quill and Seat Post

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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby AGFchairman » Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:11 am

My lot.
http://www.sydneycyclist.com/photo/phot ... x8tj03ngo3

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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby familyguy » Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:16 am

The Mark Textor, huh? Quite a collection.

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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby stang1 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:05 pm

Cmm wrote:What was your previous stang? It's a great looking defy sl!


Compared to my S works venge, c59, Oltre XR, S3, Trek madone 5.5 .. its bang for $$ and easily crash replaceable without any issues, but your seriously just paying for a carbon fibre road bike to ride. Unless of course, I'm comparing apples for pears as the defy is a more comfort focused bike compared to my other steed.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby AGFchairman » Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:04 pm

3p

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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby AGFchairman » Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:17 pm

familyguy wrote:The Mark Textor, huh? Quite a collection.

Jim
thanks. Always room for more! :-P Tex

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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby g-boaf » Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:21 pm

stang1 wrote:Image

A downgrade (ride characteristics imho) from my previous steed, but happy non the less as this will function more than what my previous steed will.


Very nice. :)
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby slowK » Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:35 am

stang1 wrote:
Cmm wrote:What was your previous stang? It's a great looking defy sl!


Compared to my S works venge, c59, Oltre XR, S3, Trek madone 5.5 .. its bang for $$ and easily crash replaceable without any issues, but your seriously just paying for a carbon fibre road bike to ride. Unless of course, I'm comparing apples for pears as the defy is a more comfort focused bike compared to my other steed.


Do you mean less stiff then? Interested to know more because I had been thinking of building one up from a frameset. The few reviews out there (owner and cycling press) seem very positive but few and far between.

Thanks - it looks great.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Kwaichang » Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:00 am

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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby MVZOOM » Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:06 pm

My first 'real' road-bike. Second hand, 2009 Giant TCR C2 w/ 105 all round. I need to do a few things to it, but it's reasonably solid.

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The PO had dropped it once or twice - frame is 100%, but there is significant wear on the seat as well as some rash on the shifters. Paint has rubbed and/or chipped in a couple of places too, so she's no show / garage queen!

Any suggestions as to how to clean the frame up would be great. Sorry about the terrible iPhone pic.

Cheers - Mike
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby ohexploitable » Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:45 pm

MVZOOM wrote:My first 'real' road-bike. Second hand, 2009 Giant TCR C2 w/ 105 all round. I need to do a few things to it, but it's reasonably solid.

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The PO had dropped it once or twice - frame is 100%, but there is significant wear on the seat as well as some rash on the shifters. Paint has rubbed and/or chipped in a couple of places too, so she's no show / garage queen!

Any suggestions as to how to clean the frame up would be great. Sorry about the terrible iPhone pic.

Cheers - Mike


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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby mitchy_ » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:22 am

wheels finally arrived... forgot i need longer valved tubes, doh.

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Bike Gallery

Postby rheicel » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:31 am

Nice Bike mitchy_
And here is my todays long seat post commuter :)

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Re: Litespeed

Postby BrisVegas » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:22 pm

dodgiebros wrote:My trusTi old Litespeed - Team 2006 :)

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Nice! Same curved seat stays as mine.
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Re: Litespeed

Postby rheicel » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:26 pm

BrisVegas wrote:Nice! Same curved seat stays as mine.

Does the curve seat stay provide comfort or it is more for aesthetics only?
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Velo13 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:28 pm

mitchy_ wrote:wheels finally arrived... forgot i need longer valved tubes, doh.

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Nice, where did you get that one from? What's the tyre clearance like? 135mm rear spacing?
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Mugglechops » Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:56 pm

All these bikes have far too skinny tyres :D

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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby g-boaf » Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:00 pm

I've always wondered what one of those would ride like. I see a guy riding the M7 sometimes with one like that.

My new one has arrived:

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2014 Giant TCR Advanced SL1 ISP medium, with K-edge and 2 Giant carbon bidon holders on it. 6.84kg. It was 6.72kg before I added those. Dura Ace 9000 groupset, Shimano PD-6700C pedals from my other bike. It is damn light. :shock:

Thanks Giant Sydney. You guys are awesome! 8)
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Tim » Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:16 pm

I've had mine now g-boaf for about six months.
Very impressive bike. The best, fast road bike I've ever owned or ridden.
It amazes me that equivalent (near) top of the line bikes from the competitors can cost two or three times the price I paid for mine.
Brilliant bike. You'll love yours.

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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby g-boaf » Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:28 pm

I hope to try mine out on Saturday morning. I had some work commitments tonight - and photo duties tomorrow night.

I can hardly wait. It amazes me to have a fully practical bike that is still that light. I think I can chop some weight from it tomorrow just by swapping the brake calipers over. :shock:
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Duck! » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:35 pm

MVZOOM wrote:My first 'real' road-bike. Second hand, 2009 Giant TCR C2 w/ 105 all round. I need to do a few things to it, but it's reasonably solid.

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The PO had dropped it once or twice - frame is 100%, but there is significant wear on the seat as well as some rash on the shifters. Paint has rubbed and/or chipped in a couple of places too, so she's no show / garage queen!

Any suggestions as to how to clean the frame up would be great. Sorry about the terrible iPhone pic.

Cheers - Mike

It's actually an '06, not '09 model. Still a nice ride though. :-)

Paint chips can be touched up with enamel paint, which you can pick up from hobby shops.

To wash the frame so you can give it a really good look over, a little bit of dishwashing liquid in warm water and a soft rag will do wonders. Then you can see what needs touching up & what might just need a bit of a polish. You can use an automotive polish, but make sure it's not a really aggressive one; more of a "final cut" grade polish.

That generation of 105 left-hand shifters is really sensitive to proper cable/derailleur tune, and susceptible to breaking the internals, so be wary of that. The problem is that they were designed to be compatible with both double and triple-ring cranks, and if the tuning is not absolutely spot-on on a double and has enough slack to be allowed to begin to shift into the third gear position, it'll blow the guts up.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby jasonc » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:09 am

Mugglechops wrote:All these bikes have far too skinny tyres :D


how are you going to break this one mugglechops?
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Lukeyboy » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:48 am

mitchy_ wrote:wheels finally arrived... forgot i need longer valved tubes, doh.

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Nice.
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