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Discussion in 'Road & Cyclocross' started by LordOpie, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Post photos of your pavement bikes here!

    Be they road racers to commuters. It's all pavement love all the time!
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    Merlin Ti Works 6/4 (2006) with 2007 Chorus



    Ridley Crosswind
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    holy crap, I didn't know you rode pavement? Those bikes are beautiful!




    My custom True Temper steel roadie that was recently stolen :(
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    My first roadie that took me to fantasy land and made me really fall in llove with cycling...
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    That Merlin is gorgeous! I've never had a Ti bike. I kind of held out hope that I'd come up on a nice, used Ti frame for my winter/rain bike, but I managed to score something pretty sweet from a foreign colleague. I'll post pics of that when I get it.

    What wheels are on the Merlin?

    Love the Ridley too, love how dirty it is. What chainring combo are you running?
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  5. LoboDelFuego New Member

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    My first real road bike, 2008 CAAD9 R5. I was going to get it in white but then the store called and said white frames wouldn't ship until Oct. 20th - and raw is the new white, right?

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  6. loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    Looks like Open Pros on something Campy.

    I will snap shots of my roadie tomorrow.

    Here's my CX bike.



    This was my first favorite roadie. Sad it's gone, but the bike I will post later rides really nicely.



    Here is the bike I replaced the IRD with, but hated the harshness and sold it for my Speciale Carbon.

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    Yup Campy Record Hubs and Open Pros. I love that bike:D That origin8 is nice - is that aluminum or carbon?
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  8. James Carbon Porn Star

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    I think it's alloy with carbon rear stays, and a carbon fork, yes?
    I love my Giant hardtail that's built the same way, so that CX bike must ride amazingly.
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    Here is my cross and road bike

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    Yeti Road Project


    Trek Soho
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  11. MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    That Yeti is sick!!!
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  12. LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    That Trek Soho is sick!!

    And I mean that in both good and bad ways :busted:

    I love everything about it! It's like one of those ugly puppies that are actually cute.
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  13. LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    New Surly LHT...

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  14. Wumpus makes avatars better

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    Has black bar tape and a red saddle bag now. The tires might match now, too. I think Opie is copying me.:disgust1:
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    You're a good role model, so why not?!

    PS: new photos against a neutral background also, close up of the fork and seat stays.
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    I ride this on the pavement...
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  17. LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    I love it, except for the monkey bars.
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  18. Wumpus makes avatars better

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    Are you talking about your bike or mine?

    The color sucks.
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  19. loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    Oops - Yeah it's aluminum with carbon stays. I don't know if it's the squarish tubes, but it rides really nice. I rode my roadie for the first time for more than 20 miles today, and I missed the CX bike. I have been having fun on knobbies on the road this fall.
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  20. LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Your bike.

    I don't care about color. Your fork and SS look to have some bends or something of interest.

    Different angles please. Hop to it.
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  21. Wumpus makes avatars better

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    This was before the rear was glued.





    The fork is a woundup cross

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  22. LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    that fork is cool!

    no rake?
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  23. loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    The rake is built into the steerer/crown interface.

    I think Wumpus should give me that fork though.
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  24. Wumpus makes avatars better

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    If you can replace it with a NICE steel fork, it's all yours.
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  25. Echo crooked smile

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    Photo threads suck when people use them for conversations.

    Here's the only road riding I'll be doing for the next several months:
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  26. loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    Sorry. Post more pics of yours. I like Bianchis for some reason. We don't deal them, but I often wish we did.
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    Mine... about as no frills as it gets, but it just rides sooo nicely.

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  28. LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    I'm a big fan of Jamis. I think they make good stuff and you get a lot of value.

    Nice bike! Next time you need to replace the cranks, go black! :D (black pedals too.)
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    I would agree with all said points. Problem is that cranks are about the last thing that would wear out on this bike, and I'm not likely to feel the need to upgrade them any time soon.
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  30. OGRipper Active Member

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    My Steelman:

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  31. LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    He makes great stuff. Did you order from him or did you get lucky and find a bike your size for less?
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  32. OGRipper Active Member

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    NORCAL is the hizzle
    I went direct, it's slightly custom - has a longer top tube than stock geometry. It's at least 8 years old so I've gotten my money's worth for sure.
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    A man with a taste for interesting parts (cranks, wheels), I like it!
    Have you had any issues with those cranks? They look dope.
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    Only two issues: A decidedly lighter wallet and being spoiled for all other cranks. :D

    They are killer. Lighter and stiffer than anything I've spun. I thought I noticed a big difference when I went from my campy records to FSA ISIS carbon a couple years ago. The difference was even bigger when I went from the FSA's to these. Plus, super easy to install.
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    Yeah, they're pretty damn hot cranks. Did you get the one with the ti BB?
    I ask if you had any problems only because I'd heard there were some issues with the tabs for the chainring bolts shearing. So just curious really.

    Built with Record? Any more pics? I love those bikes, a great steel road bike. What pedals are on there?

    James
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    Yes, ti bb. On the shearing issue, the guy who sold me the crank (a friend who owns a high-end shop) told me it's because people let the chainring bolts loosen up. Apparently they come loose easily, and the little carbon tabs are not up to the task of supporting the torque unless the bolts are tight. I was careful to use a little blue loctite and to check the bolts during and after the first few hard rides. No problems so far.

    Yes, it was originally a full record kit with open pros, I eventually upgraded the wheels and cranks. The pedals are shimano 759 mtb. I try to keep my gear versatile between road and mtb and don't want a pair of dedicated road shoes. The rest of it is pretty standard fare: wtb stem, salsa bar, campy ti post, michelin tires, etc. Sorry, no more pics.

    And sorry for the banter. To keep this sort of on track as a photo thread, here's a pic I took when I turned around after taking that pic of my bike. (Crappy view eh? I live somewhere in the upper right corner of the pic.)

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  37. Biscuit New Member

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    Very old photo.. the pimp water bottle cage is long gone (actually, it now lives on my ss). My IF Crown Jewel:

    Haven't ridden it in almost a year now...


    And my recently built fixie that now sports clipless:
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  38. James Carbon Porn Star

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    That's pretty much what I figured. People don't take any responsibility for their stuff, and think they can treat the super-high end stuff the same as their 105. I looked long at hard at those cranks, then ended up somewhere I couldn't use them, so I'm glad I didn't go through with the purchase.

    It's a sweet rig. Have you ridden with road-specific shoes though? I hear ya on running the same stuff in both disciplines, but I think road shoes make such a big difference in the ride and comfort.
    But to each their own, I'm a bit spoiled on the shoe side of things...
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    She's nothing special, just an off-the-shelf Roubaix, but it's my intro to tarmac. Ignore the platforms, they were sitting on my workbench when I brought the bike home and wanted to take it for a spin around the block.

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  40. OGRipper Active Member

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    Thanks! Yeah I have tried road shoes and while I agree they make a difference (1) modern mtb shoes are pretty damn good; (2) roughly half the rides I do on this bike involve getting in and out of train stations or other walking, and mtb shoes are way better for that; and (3) seeing as I ride everything from DH to road, I've got enough gear needs as it is!

    Ok, again to stay on topic, here's a bad pic of my fixie:

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