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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby TMjpn » Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:41 pm

spirro wrote:So no hesitation recommending Merida to anyone looking at a new bike?


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A Merida Race Lite? I'd strongly recommend. Exceeded my expectations by a margin - very sound quality. I can't speak for all models, but i'd jump for a Scultura or Reacto If the chance arose.

Only reason I parted ways with my Race Lite was to help me pay for a Knee Reconstruction, and now that I'm back on the bike I'm actively looking fo a replacment!.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Lukeyboy » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:17 pm

As far as I know the 'Race Lite' series is no more. It was merged into the Scultura series after they shifted to carbon frames/expanded the frame series to something more simple rather than a mix and match between them all (Reacto, Scultura, Race Lite, Ride Lite etc). A few years ago the Race Lite series was basically a aluminum version of the carbon Scultura series.

Top Tier 'Race' (Race - Aggressive): Reacto
Middle Tier 'Race' (Race/Casual - Middle Ground): Scultura
Low Tier 'Tour' (Casual - Relaxed): Ride
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby g-boaf » Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:33 pm

No picture, but I did spot one guy in the city this afternoon on this quite arty looking Velorbis. Between the leather saddle and the rest, it almost looked far too good to ride in sometimes rubbish Sydney weather. :shock:

Not really my kind of bike, but certainly well out of the ordinary.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby familyguy » Thu May 01, 2014 1:21 pm

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Retro frame, with nothing retro about the parts (except maybe the 6200 FD). New wheels being put together slowly, but it will ride with any Shimano 10 speed wheel. Just awaiting my replacement long front brake bolt and its good to go further afield.

The bar/5700 combo looks wacky, but rides pretty well:

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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby elantra » Thu May 01, 2014 5:18 pm

familyguy wrote:Image

Retro frame, with nothing retro about the parts (except maybe the 6200 FD). New wheels being put together slowly, but it will ride with any Shimano 10 speed wheel. Just awaiting my replacement long front brake bolt and its good to go further afield.
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Red frames. Should be more of them.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby jasonc » Thu May 01, 2014 6:28 pm

familyguy wrote:Retro frame, with nothing retro about the parts (except maybe the 6200 FD).


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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby munga » Fri May 02, 2014 6:36 am

are they criterium bars, Jim?
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby familyguy » Fri May 02, 2014 9:03 am

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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Dave R32 » Fri May 02, 2014 7:08 pm

Updated my Pinarello.

Now running Ultegra 6800 mechanical. New wheelset Dura-Ace 9000 hubs laced into H Plus Sons rims.

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Sad news is I sold my Caad10 :-(

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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Specialized29er » Fri May 02, 2014 11:08 pm

Since losing 80kgs with the help of my lap band and cycling I have 2 bicycles, a Specialized Hardrock Disc Sport 29 and a Merida Crossway 100, best of both worlds.

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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Dave R32 » Fri May 02, 2014 11:47 pm

Nice bikes and well done on the weight loss !

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Bike Gallery

Postby Hanibal » Sat May 03, 2014 10:49 pm

My new ride. Bianchi Oltre XR2, Super Record EPS V2


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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby jaseyjase » Sun May 04, 2014 12:04 am

^ wow...i think i can overlook the fact its not celeste...incredible!
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby boss » Sun May 04, 2014 7:30 am

I'm with Jase. Real nice.
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Bike Gallery

Postby Hanibal » Sun May 04, 2014 11:36 am

Thanks for the comments. She rides real nice as well. No where near as uncomfortable as I thought she would be. I'm still dialing in my position but I'm pretty close.


I love the Celeste/black frame but when I first saw this carbon frame. I couldn't resist. I've tried to make up for it in the bar tape and chain.


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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby jaseyjase » Sun May 04, 2014 2:47 pm

Hanibal wrote:I've tried to make up for it in the bar tape and chain.


i think a custom busyman saddle in celeste would be the icing.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Xplora » Sun May 04, 2014 4:30 pm

Sidewalls on the tyres as well as the saddle, if possible. Fantastic bike, and definitely a Bianchi.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby foo on patrol » Sun May 04, 2014 4:42 pm

That's nice Hanibal! 8)

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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby foo on patrol » Sun May 04, 2014 4:44 pm

Dave R32 wrote:Updated my Pinarello.

Now running Ultegra 6800 mechanical. New wheelset Dura-Ace 9000 hubs laced into H Plus Sons rims.

ImageIMAG0323_1 by DGE898, on Flickr

Sad news is I sold my Caad10 :-(

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Drool! 8)

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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby open roader » Sun May 04, 2014 5:13 pm

Hanibal wrote:My new ride. Bianchi Oltre XR2, Super Record EPS V2


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My humble opinion says in this case less celeste is actually more.

Stunning looking bicycle. :D
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Andy » Sun May 04, 2014 7:00 pm

Hanibal wrote:My new ride. Bianchi Oltre XR2, Super Record EPS V2


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I know zilch about road bikes but that is stunning. Looks like HR Giger designed it. Especially that rear triangle.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Hanibal » Sun May 04, 2014 8:36 pm

jaseyjase wrote:
Hanibal wrote:I've tried to make up for it in the bar tape and chain.


i think a custom busyman saddle in celeste would be the icing.


That sounds like a great Father's Day gift!

In all honesty, I love the amount of Celeste on the bike right now. The selle San Marco aspide seat looks and more importantly feels good.

Here's a few more shots if anyone's interested.

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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby jaseyjase » Sun May 04, 2014 8:45 pm

i have to say, ive never seen a celeste chain. Suits the black frame, would be over kill on a celeste frame.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Hanibal » Sun May 04, 2014 8:54 pm

Xplora wrote:Sidewalls on the tyres as well as the saddle, if possible. Fantastic bike, and definitely a Bianchi.


TBH I've never been a fan of coloured sidewalls (excepts tanned walls on classic frames). Some saddles do look good though.


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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Hanibal » Sun May 04, 2014 8:54 pm

foo on patrol wrote:That's nice Hanibal! 8)

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