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Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:27 pm
by g-boaf
Dan_Melb85 wrote:I bought a new Cervelo S3 from a country LBS for an absolute cracking price because it was last years colour.

Love the colour and spec. Always wanted a Cervelo. This one replaces a Giant TCR Advanced TDF.


Lovely bike. :)

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A 2014 Giant TCR Advanced SL1 never was available like this one. SRAM Red E-tap, SRAM Red Aero Link brakes and Xentis 2.5SL wheels. Stem is Pro Vibe 7S. The cranks are standard Dura Ace 53/39 and the cassette is Dura Ace 11-25.

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:30 am
by QuangVuong
That is one clean looking build minus the slightly dirty chain/cassette :lol: .

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:34 pm
by Defy The Odds
Dan_Melb85 wrote:I bought a new Cervelo S3 from a country LBS for an absolute cracking price because it was last years colour.

Love the colour and spec. Always wanted a Cervelo. This one replaces a Giant TCR Advanced TDF.

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How do you find the Cervelo vs the TCR ?

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:48 pm
by g-boaf
QuangVuong wrote:That is one clean looking build minus the slightly dirty chain/cassette :lol: .


I'd actually been commuting on it for a while already before those photos. :) I still haven't cleaned it, but it hasn't given dramas. And the other day I had to marvel, there was no noise at all. No gear or chain noise, totally silent. Just the tyre rolling noise. 8) I like that.

Pretty sweet running bike. But the old Trek is pretty damn good too now in its upgraded form. It also runs very nicely.

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:07 pm
by Dan_Melb85
Defy The Odds wrote:How do you find the Cervelo vs the TCR ?


I would say that my immediate thoughts (only 100km ridden so far) are that this one steers slightly sharper, it accelerates noticeably quicker, and is very smooth. It is also notably lighter than the TCR. My scales (crudely) showed roughly a kilo difference between the two. These sentiments notwithstanding I couldn't honestly say that it feels a quantum leap over the TCR, as the TCR had very similar geometry and characteristics, and was an excellent bike in itself. It was sad to see it sold yesterday but I couldn't say no to the S3 at the price I paid.

I did however notice that the bike attracts attention from the big boys on the road, who can see that despite the lycra and slimmer build it's obvious that I am riding a bike WAY beyond that which my skillset and fitness deserve, and most die hard uppity cyclists appear to resent that :lol: I was told by one guy that "Cervelo's and unshaved legs are a no go", and that "if I want to ride a Cervelo I need to shave the pinz like a pro" :lol: :lol:

Looks like I'll be crackin out the trimmer.. I'm not waxing or shaving!

Giant Kronos

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:45 pm
by Kronos
My commuter bike which is a 1995 model Kronos is now 95% complete. The groupset is a mix of SRAM Rival and Apex, mostly SRAM Rival with an Apex derailleur. The shifters are SRAM DoubleTaps. I fitted platforms so I can wear regular shoes. Given that it has a 26.6 seat post I've ordered pretty much the only available decent, new seat post which is a Thomson Elite. Unfortunately that's a process of waiting for it to come from America. I'm going to try that first before I look at a Nitto quill stem.

For day to day riding this bike is incredibly smooth, I really haven't rode much better in terms of comfort and ride/shift quality in some time, and I'm giving life to a bike that most people would eventually put in the skip. Given its a low mileage bike with immaculate paint, it would be a bit of a waste to let it rot.

It's getting ready to just about be blog worthy. I've restored it to modern standard like it should have been off the shop floor.These Kronos bikes were a weird combination of half tourer, half racer. It's now just about race ready. I'll take it out tomorrow and get some better photos.

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Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:41 pm
by alrsv1
Can't post this on the retro forum as it has carbon wheels and bars.
Made by Joe Cozgrove in Brisbane using Columbus Max tubing from 1998.
Built it up with DA7800 and Carbon/alloy C24 wheels, weight is about 8.3 which isn't bad for steel. Rides like a dream.


Image20170808_141247 by Al Paterson, on Flickr

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Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:02 pm
by P!N20
^ Boom!

Original paint? Looks mint.

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:50 pm
by alrsv1
P!N20 wrote:^ Boom!

Original paint? Looks mint.


Yeah, barely a mark on it, replaced a Merckx Leader with this and never regretted it.

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:32 am
by Kronos
Here's a beach day shot of my bike. I've since fitted a Thomson Elite seat post. From a practical sense I'm looking at getring a Garmin 510 fitted and then some new wheels. Image

I was actually looking at getting an oversize quill to take 31.8 bars but they're pretty expensive as compared to some of the Nito stuff I can get my hands on through mate. These are cool none the less. https://wearefactoryfive.com/products/titan-stem

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Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:47 pm
by spirro
New (secondhand) pair of wheels for my bike. Early Xmas present.

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Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:33 pm
by 10speedsemiracer
alrsv1 wrote:Can't post this on the retro forum as it has carbon wheels and bars.
Made by Joe Cozgrove in Brisbane using Columbus Max tubing from 1998.
Built it up with DA7800 and Carbon/alloy C24 wheels, weight is about 8.3 which isn't bad for steel. Rides like a dream.


Image20170808_141247 by Al Paterson, on Flickr

Image20170808_141312 by Al Paterson, on Flickr

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That is just beautiful, perfect marriage of old/new.

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:36 pm
by Dan_Melb85
Not one to spam but pretty happy with these.

Bought some new Caden carbon hoops last week.

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Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:49 am
by foo on patrol
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Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:57 pm
by spannermonkey
For those who haven't seen it on FB
A little bit of Hetchins ,on a Cecil Walker by Paconi 2007 build
Just took it home yesterday
Athena 11 speed group set :lol:
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Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:08 pm
by jarwil80
Delivered by Santa yesterday, my first road bike, Giant Defy Advanced 3 2017.

The flat pedals look out of place on the bike, think road shoes and cleats won't be too far away.

Bike will have its first ride tomorrow. Fingers crossed all goes well.

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Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:24 pm
by foo on patrol
^^ 8) ^^

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Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:19 am
by Ferrovelo
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Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:05 pm
by Dan_Melb85
$100 fixie belter to ride to the shops and not GAF. Cleaned it up and sticker bombed the forks and TT.

I love it, there’s something endearing about its Frankensteinesque look, and I’m really enjoying the freedom of being able to just ride up to the door of my local SC and walk in not worrying about car parks etc.

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Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:29 am
by HenryCharlie
Picked up my new bike on Friday and got a new wheelset yesterday.

Very happy with it.

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Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:44 am
by Sharkey
Early morning ride.

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Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:56 am
by Kronos
Here's a shot of my 2007 Trek SLR Discovery edition. It's a replica of the 2006 Tour bike in alloy. It needs a good cable clean up. I'm thinking of switching the shifters for Di2s. It wont be much more work for something I can get as neat as my SRAM bike. It's already running a factory 10 speed Ultegra groupset.

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Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:48 am
by cancan64
First Commute on new commuter/bikepacking bike

Reilly Gradient Frame
Rodeo lab Spork Fork
Salsa Woodchipper handlebars with RS785 brifters and PRO Missile Aero bar
XT Di2 Front derailleur Ultrega 46/36 crank
XTR Di2 Rear derailleur 11/40 cassette
Deda Superleggero Seat post and Brooks C13 saddle
XLR8 built wheel set with Spank Oozy 295 rims and Whit Ind Hubs


Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:57 am
by Uncle Just
Nice, interesting mix of parts. I was playing "the next bike building kit" on the w/e and came up with a similar spec. I see you've bucked the 1x trend too. :wink: What are the frame dimensions?

Re: Bike Gallery

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:59 am
by P!N20
Kronos wrote:Here's a shot of my 2007 Trek SLR Discovery edition. It's a replica of the 2006 Tour bike in alloy. It needs a good cable clean up. I'm thinking of switching the shifters for Di2s. It wont be much more work for something I can get as neat as my SRAM bike. It's already running a factory 10 speed Ultegra groupset.

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Nice. And just like aligning your tyre labels to the valves and having beautiful, effortless curves to your cables, always photograph your bike with the drive side facing the camera - preferably in the big ring.