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Vic303
08-18-2004, 19:36
Hey all you cyclists, post a pic of your bike--road or mountain!

Here's mine: Masi Gran Corsa 54cm, Campy Ergo 8spd.

Vic303
08-18-2004, 19:38
And Dave5339's wheels:
A Trek OCLV with custom paint/decals, Campy 8spd Ergo.

AlB
08-18-2004, 20:19
2003 Cannondale Ironman 2000 w/ Dura Ace rear and Ultegra everything else.

http://home.comcast.net/~rslrun/100_0557.jpg

feetpiece
08-18-2004, 20:28
Here's my 2000 Specialized Enduro Expert

http://tinypic.com/2o2vp

Berto
08-19-2004, 10:04
I did some upgrading in the wheels,saddle and drivetrain.Weighs about 25lbs.:)
If I ever got back into racing,it would do.http://img6.imgspot.com/u/04/231/16/mebike.jpg

Berto
08-19-2004, 10:13
I'm also in the process of building up a SS rigid w/ disc brakes.The frame is one of them Leaders off Ebay-6061 butted alum,nice quality.I have a Kona steel Project disc tabbed threadless fork,A high end Profile Headset,Easton Stem,and a bunch of parts out of my bin from years of being a parts slut.....CBR cranks
Phil Wood BB
Giant's orig wheelset
At least two 27.2 seatposts


Once I get some gun projects out of the way...;Q

http://img6.imgspot.com/u/04/231/17/leader.jpg

BrokenArrow
08-19-2004, 12:29
Don't have a pic of me and my old cheapo Giant Upland. Lottsa better bikes have seen our rear ends as we zoom by though. ;b

Vic303
08-19-2004, 14:40
Originally posted by Berto
...,and a bunch of parts out of my bin from years of being a parts slut.....CBR cranks,Phil Wood BB,Giant's orig wheelset,At least two 27.2 seatposts...
Parts Ho', parts Ho'! Berto's a parts Ho'! ;f ;f ;P

Berto
08-20-2004, 08:07
Originally posted by Vic303
Parts Ho', parts Ho'! Berto's a parts Ho'! ;f ;f ;P

They can be yours.....




















...for a price.;)




;N

Vic303
08-20-2004, 08:42
What?!!;P No pictures?! ;P I'm shocked! I want pictures!;f








Of the parts bin, of course!;)

Eric
08-20-2004, 09:05
I really am trying to get back in shape, but a bike without a motor just doesn't seem natural.

<center><img src="http://glocktalk.com/docs/images/98_3-600.jpg"></center>

Just so my post doesn't seem completely off-topic, I should say that this bike is going to be my reward to myself for reaching my weight goal. I can't wait. Get it? Weight? Eric

Berto
08-20-2004, 09:23
That looks worth the weight. :)

I want a Suzuki.:)

http://www.svrider.com/photos/sv-pics/nolarocks/1253.jpg




They're kind of related to bicycles,right?;f

Vic303
08-20-2004, 09:45
Originally posted by Berto
That looks worth the weight. :)

I want a Suzuki.:)

http://www.svrider.com/photos/sv-pics/nolarocks/1253.jpg




They're kind of related to bicycles,right?;f

Well...sort of, but bicycles are WAY COOLER!!:cool: ;f ;f

And Eric, that will be a nice present to yourself, but isn't it sort of self-defeating?? I mean, after you get to your target weight, then you're gonna ride the motorcycle...and walk less...
With a new bicycle, you'd still get your workout!;f

BrokenArrow
08-21-2004, 11:41
Ok, maybe this once... ;)

GlockViking
08-22-2004, 14:18
60cm 2003 Trek 5200

Ultegra components, Look pedals, Bontrager Race-Lite Wheels and the Specialized BG Pro saddle.

GlockViking
08-22-2004, 14:20
Originally posted by AlB
2003 Cannondale Ironman 2000 w/ Dura Ace rear and Ultegra everything else.

http://home.comcast.net/~rslrun/100_0557.jpg

Nice bike! ~2 ~2

How comfortable is that bike? I am in the market for a TT bike and am interested in how that rocket rides!

Thaks,

Scott

AlB
08-22-2004, 15:03
Thanks Scott, I'm happy with the bike. I ride with the seat jacked up and the handlebars dropped down, so I'm as comfortable as you can be like that. I've ridden a century on it and I thought my neck was going to give out, but that's my fault for the way I intentionally ride it. My advice would be to find a good triathlon shop near you that sells many different brands, have them measure your body, and then fit you to the proper bike. IMO, that's the best way to ensure comfort.

Cancri
08-23-2004, 07:28
Merida Speed for me. But I'm not using it so often as I would wish

http://sk.merida-bike.cz/katalog04/vmattsspeed.jpg

Vic303
08-23-2004, 14:23
Originally posted by AlB
Thanks Scott, I'm happy with the bike. I ride with the seat jacked up and the handlebars dropped down, so I'm as comfortable as you can be like that... Nice looking CDale. Ride angle is a bit too extreme for my taste, but if it works for you, go for it! ;)

AlB
08-23-2004, 20:57
Ride angle is a bit too extreme for my taste

Yeah. I'm pretty flexible and it doesn't bother me. I end up sliding way up on my seat during my ride too. My seat is all the way forward and i'll probably take another spacer out of my headset.

Vic303
08-23-2004, 21:23
I'm just getting back on the bike after a several year hiatus (having 3 kids will do that to you! ;g ). But I was never the Ricky Racer type - just a happy Tourista. Favorite distance is metric century, and I have a number of favorite rides/tours I used to do back in Kansas. Hopefully next year I will be getting to know some of the local rides/events here in NTX.

frefoo
08-24-2004, 22:42
Here is mine...

http://img.epinions.com/images/opti/62/cf/2000_Klein_Quantum-bikes.jpg

If only I could find a place to ride with no problems I may be able to get on it.

BCR
09-06-2004, 19:42
You damn lightweights!;) My baby weighs 51 pounds! I guess that's what happens when you have a 10 pound fork and 3" tires.

BCR
09-06-2004, 19:55
And you think Berto is a parts ho? I could complete atleast 2 more downhill bikes in a heartbeat, all I need is 2 more frames. These are just my spare tires in the garage, excluding another complete wheelset not shown:

Fun, fun, fun!!!

Vic303
09-07-2004, 07:02
BCR, I guess that our collection makes Dave & I "bike ho's"! Between us, we currently have 7 bikes in the garage, a half dozen spare rims, a couple spare wheelsets, and a slew of spare parts...
That's 2 MTBs, 2 Road bikes, 1 upright commuter type bike,(Trek 720 I think), 1 Burley Duet Tandem, and the spare Masi Gran Corsa frame (Which I think we have enough spare parts to build back into a full roadbike if we wanted).

--Vic

Hey Frefoo, nice Klein, but why can't you get out & ride it?

BNSF
09-11-2004, 23:17
I love Cannondales!

bdhawk
09-12-2004, 16:34
here's mine.......

09-16-2004, 18:59
Man that Tri bike is sweet. I am looking for one now. Does anyone know of a tri store in the NOVA area, or anywhere for that matter.

frefoo
09-17-2004, 18:36
Thanks Vic I love the bike and miss taking it out.


Originally posted by Vic303

Hey Frefoo, nice Klein, but why can't you get out & ride it?

1. Sometimes when I ride my right knee has problems. It is like the lower bone joint is grinding against the kneecap. This does not happen all of the time, It also happens sometimes when lifting weights.

It is almost like my foot is not positioned correctly, causing stress on my knee.

2. I am sick of having to dodge cars when I tried to ride on roads, my last time was when I had to panic stop and went over the handlebars. (my mistake, to much front brake in a panic). Riding on the trails I have to try to dodge walkers, jogers, roller-bladers etc.

I just talkied to a co-worker today and she said the WOD trail has less traffic then where I was before. So maybe I will give that a try if my knee holds out.

I grew up in Maine/MA and used to bike 30 miles a day (because I enjoyed it) in HighSchool. I never had any problems with my knee and I never injured it so I dont know what is up with that.

Vic303
09-17-2004, 20:29
Hey Frefoo, what pedals you riding on that Klein? I'm gonna guess clipless, but which ones? Since you have a knee problem, I highly recommend you get a set of Speedplay Frogs (yeah , they're mtb pedals, but who cares?). They've got nearly 90deg of tension-free float. I use 'em on my mtb & our tandem, and I rode them for years on my Masi. I only recently switched to Looks for the Masi, as I was wanting a slightly larger point of contact on the shoe for long distance, and I get a little float from the Looks (6deg I think).
--Vic

frefoo
09-19-2004, 02:36
Originally posted by Vic303
Hey Frefoo, what pedals you riding on that Klein? I'm gonna guess clipless, but which ones? --Vic

Vic,

Thanks for the advice. I currently have Look bindings. I am not sure of the model, They are black Alum with a yellow dial in back to adjust the tension.

4 years ago they cost about 120 dollars a set. If I remember correctly.

To be honest I skimped back then in buying the pedals, I was not sure what to buy so I purchased them.

Does that help you at all?

Dave

Vic303
09-19-2004, 07:02
Well, Dave, Look pedals do come with a little float on most models now, if you use the RED cleats. But I find it's not more than about 6-9deg, and has a lot of tension to it. The Frogs have greater float that is almost infinitely adjustable, and is tension free. It should help your knees. I think you can pick up used Frogs for 50-75$ commonly on Ebay. The older ones are sort of a greenish brown in color. Newer ones have a black body.

--Vicky

JoeG19
09-19-2004, 17:54
You folks are missing all the fun!! - 'ole joe :cool:

Well, I messed that up........try again..below.

JoeG19
09-19-2004, 18:01
Fun ride!! '98 Rans Tailwind - 'ole joe :cool:

Canucksvt
09-19-2004, 19:53
I have a 2003 model Cannondale F600. I bought it new a year ago as a leftover and have no complaints at all. Great bike.

Litespeed_67
09-30-2004, 18:08
Here is one of my 3 Litespeed's. It's a Blade while my other two are an Ultimate (road) and Tellico (mountain).

AlB
09-30-2004, 22:54
Litespeed's are without a doubt good looking bikes!

vitotelephono
10-17-2004, 16:11
Picked this bike up just before Labor Day. What a ride, plenty stiff.

Didn't come with the right crank but the real one's on it's way. Bikes have sure come a long way since the 70's. This replaced my Campy equipped Mercian (cracked head tube).

Vic303
10-17-2004, 17:13
Originally posted by vitotelephono

This replaced my Campy equipped Mercian (cracked head tube). You didn't get rid of the frame did you? All the Mercians I've seen were lugged frames, and you could probably get it repaired, if it's worth it to you...what a shame it cracked. How'd it happen?

vitotelephono
10-18-2004, 09:01
I still have the frame, all parts have been stripped off. Gave away the clincher wheels and the brakes to a person at work who wanted to build up his bike. The Mercian was a victim of internal rust and real hard use (it was a bit bit up by the time I got it). It used to belong to a racer in Colorado. True, the lugs on the frame are pure art, it's worthy of being hung on the wall. I still have a set of sewup wheels, the crank, and the rear derailleur (Super Record, basically a copy of the Nouvo Record with titanium bolts.)

Looks like my pic was over the size limit. I'll see if I can take a low res pix.

vitotelephono
10-18-2004, 13:57
Hopefully this picture should post.

Vic303
10-18-2004, 15:33
Nice Trek! I was thinking youwere going to post a pic of the Mercian...poor thing! ;1

NoShoot
10-19-2004, 23:46
Fuji Nevada hardtail circa ????.

NoShoot
10-19-2004, 23:47
A Fuji Finest AL 2003 model.

akbound
11-12-2004, 12:20
An old thread, but I've just found it so here goes, I'll show my age.

A Schwinn Circuit with Sante'

A Diamond Back Apex with Shimano Deore

And a Valkyrie 1500 (1999) with Honda

In defense of the Suzuki, but the "reward" is the fact that the wind is still in your face, the sun on your back, and all the smells in your nostrils. It's still two wheels and a lot of fun! :) (Sorry, no pictures at this time but I'll see what I can do.)

Dave

P.S. Balance is the key to "Johnny" not being a dull boy! ;)