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#61 ReflectedLight

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 05:34 PM

the muddier and dirtier the bike gets, the better it looks.  wink.gif  

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 05:56 PM

QUOTE (Jaye @ Mar 2 2009, 04:30 AM)
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Gabriel eh?


Cool.



My bike is "Green Bastard".



There a few pics way back in the pictures thread.

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 06:00 PM

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My bike is "Green Bastard".




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Posted 05 May 2009 - 06:33 PM

QUOTE (-D-RocK- @ May 5 2009, 11:56 PM)
QUOTE (Jaye @ Mar 2 2009, 04:30 AM)
bumper.gif

New bike: biggrin.gif

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'Gabriel' tongue.gif

Gabriel eh?


Cool.



My bike is "Green Bastard".



There a few pics way back in the pictures thread.

After Peter wub.gif tongue.gif Also, I thought the name suited. smile.gif

I remember seeing your bike. On a hillside or something, right? smile.gif

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 06:50 PM

QUOTE (Jaye @ May 5 2009, 05:33 PM)
QUOTE (-D-RocK- @ May 5 2009, 11:56 PM)
QUOTE (Jaye @ Mar 2 2009, 04:30 AM)
bumper.gif

New bike: biggrin.gif

user posted image
'Gabriel' tongue.gif

Gabriel eh?


Cool.



My bike is "Green Bastard".



There a few pics way back in the pictures thread.

After Peter wub.gif tongue.gif Also, I thought the name suited. smile.gif

I remember seeing your bike. On a hillside or something, right? smile.gif

Si seniorita,

I think there were 2 shots, in 'shot a' the bike is on a trail seemingly riding itself, 'shot b' has the bike standing on a rocky shoreline of Canada's Great Slave Lake.

I can't WAIT to get riding!!



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Posted 05 May 2009 - 09:29 PM

the only biking I do is with 1500cc's under me...

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 10:59 PM

My ride.
  
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Posted 06 May 2009 - 07:23 PM

I promised my son i'll start riding again once i lay my hands on one of these -


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Posted 06 May 2009 - 10:04 PM

QUOTE (alphseeker @ May 6 2009, 07:23 PM)
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Posted 06 May 2009 - 10:48 PM

SRAM VS. DURA-ACE VS. CAMPY any thoughts, favorites on components?    

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 05:33 AM

QUOTE (alphseeker @ May 6 2009, 07:23 PM)
I promised my son i'll start riding again once i lay my hands on one of these -


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was that the bke that was stolen?  

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 04:31 PM

QUOTE (alphseeker @ May 6 2009, 10:48 PM)
SRAM VS. DURA-ACE VS. CAMPY any thoughts, favorites on components?

It's been a few years since I've been on the bike, so my opinion may be dated. My Tomassini has downtube shifters... laugh.gif

I've ridden Dura Ace, and my current ride has Campagnolo Record. In my humble opinion, Dura Ace was the best deal going. The quality & performance was unsurpassed for the price. Shifting was crisp & precise, and the brake levers were as smooth as a baby's bottom.

My Campy, on the other hand (remember my group is 18 years old) is a pleasure to look at - the machining is top notch - but doesn't perform as well. Campy just had gotten into 'indexed' shifting; the precision wasn't there, and there was NO comparison in the performance of the brake levers.

I have no experience with Sram, other than cassette cogs - whick are good.

My $.02...for what it's worth.

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 09:06 PM

QUOTE (MrHands @ May 7 2009, 05:31 PM)
QUOTE (alphseeker @ May 6 2009, 10:48 PM)
SRAM VS. DURA-ACE VS. CAMPY any thoughts, favorites on components?

It's been a few years since I've been on the bike, so my opinion may be dated. My Tomassini has downtube shifters... laugh.gif

I've ridden Dura Ace, and my current ride has Campagnolo Record. In my humble opinion, Dura Ace was the best deal going. The quality & performance was unsurpassed for the price. Shifting was crisp & precise, and the brake levers were as smooth as a baby's bottom.

My Campy, on the other hand (remember my group is 18 years old) is a pleasure to look at - the machining is top notch - but doesn't perform as well. Campy just had gotten into 'indexed' shifting; the precision wasn't there, and there was NO comparison in the performance of the brake levers.

I have no experience with Sram, other than cassette cogs - whick are good.

My $.02...for what it's worth.

My husband rides a Specialized, and just got the SRAM Force.  Loves it.  It's a tap-double-tap thingy to shift up and down.  


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Posted 10 May 2009 - 01:16 AM

Great site for training and route planning


http://www.mapmyride.com/

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 01:38 PM

Here's my road bike, it's a 2008 Cannondale Synapse Carbon 105 and it is S-WEEEEET.

It was a massive step up from anything I've had before.  It's fantastically light and bascially rides itself.  It ooozes class as you ride it.

Before I rode it I always thought the chaps whizzing past me on their fancy bikes must be far fitter and stronger than me as a pottered along on my mountain bike.   No, the bikes are just that much more sleek.  

It's downside is it loves smooth tarmac and you suffer a bit if you're cycling over the potholed rubbish that are the roads in London.

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 10:43 PM

The husband's bike - except his is red.  I don't have a digital camera!  doh.gif  

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 06:54 PM

QUOTE (Mara @ May 14 2009, 11:43 PM)
The husband's bike - except his is red.  I don't have a digital camera!  doh.gif  

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Specialized Allez Elite, 2008 model.

that's a sweet ride.  one of these days I'll get a chance to post a pic.
I have a Le'mond Reno that's about 5 years old.

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 06:01 PM

QUOTE (Ancient Ways @ May 15 2009, 07:54 PM)
QUOTE (Mara @ May 14 2009, 11:43 PM)
The husband's bike - except his is red.  I don't have a digital camera!  doh.gif 

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Specialized Allez Elite, 2008 model.

that's a sweet ride.  one of these days I'll get a chance to post a pic.
I have a Le'mond Reno that's about 5 years old.

Hoo boy, the "L Word" is not permitted in this house after Greg slagged off on Lance.  Lance is worshipped around here.  (Husband loves Lance the way I love Rush.  Yeah, it's that serious.  The dog is named after Armstrong).
I once asked my husband what he would do if he somehow acquired a LeMond bike for free.  He said, "Sell the bitch on eBay and get a Trek.  I wouldn't even throw a leg over the LeMond!"  

He actually got this bike for a fraction of what it should have cost.  It's practically new, and he traded tennis and sport coaching to get it.  

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 10:56 AM

My wheels...old but a fine ride.

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 10:49 PM

My brand new ride as of this morning - A Specialized Tarmac Pro with FACT carbon frame and a Dura-ace rear d. Can't believe how freaking light these things are/ my last ride was a Vitus Alum. Peugot -

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