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What bike/bikes are you riding?

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ishanhoupe said:
People stare in awe when i ride past too :)
That's because they can't believe you were daft enough to pay that much for a commuter bike.

But not me. I know you got a sweet brodeal because you work for Cervelo and help them by spamming cycling forums.
 
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2012 S-Works Venge in Saxo Bank colours, 7900 DA with S-Works Carbon Cranks and Rings sitting on Zipp 404 front and 808 rear.Winter wheels are Mavic Comic Carbone SLE.

Its my dream bike that Ive work hard to achive.:)

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42x16ss said:
Crit Bike:
Cannondale System Six
Shimano Ultegra SL/SRAM Rival blend
Mavic Aksiums

Race Bike
Cannondale Super Six Hi Mod
Dura Ace
Velocity Escapes/DT 240s

Training Bike
Colnago Master
10s Campy Centaur
Open Pro/DT 340s

Love Cannondales! I've always loved the System Sixes with the fat carbon stem and fat head and downtubes to match. I was hesitant about getting one used because of the incident of oxidation on the aluminum tubing. Same with Six/13's. The original Six 13's were such beautiful frames. Gilberto Simoni's Giro win in 2003 really opened my eyes to those frames.
 
Angliru said:
Love Cannondales! I've always loved the System Sixes with the fat carbon stem and fat head and downtubes to match. I was hesitant about getting one used because of the incident of oxidation on the aluminum tubing. Same with Six/13's. The original Six 13's were such beautiful frames. Gilberto Simoni's Giro win in 2003 really opened my eyes to those frames.
I've been a big fan of Cannondale for quite a while. My old System Six was possibly the most fun road bike I've owned. The massive head tube and steerer column made it the best handling bike I've ridden. You can throw them through corners like a lunatic escaping the asylum :D

Oxidation on the aluminium can occur where the Al meets the carbon fibre but if you keep the frame clean of sweat and wipe it down after a rainy ride it's fine. Mine never had it but seen it on a few before. If you can find one, get it. Best crit bike ever!
 
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I am riding the new Dedacciai Strada RAN with Campy Super Record, Deda Elementi parts and Solist Zero wheels after 4 seasons on my Colnago Extreme C. Have to say that this is the finest bike I have ever had...
 
mighty fine

klugsi said:
I am riding the new Dedacciai Strada RAN with Campy Super Record, Deda Elementi parts and Solist Zero wheels after 4 seasons on my Colnago Extreme C. Have to say that this is the finest bike I have ever had...

mighty fine............wow! sounds a superb bike

i'm riding something more ordinary.............mostly it's the old raleigh tourer
with quality steel frame ( reynolds 708 ) that rides straight and true with
a mish mash of cheap bits and MONSTER 35mm tyres so i can stray off road
+ the bike takes city pot holes in it's stride without wavering

today it was fixie with skinnier 25 mm tyres...........straining up the local wall
was a bit of a grind but at my age i'm content just to get up

edit.....and these days i'm happier riding flat pedals...after years of race shoes / straps or clipless pedals
i really enjoy the freedom in getting off the bike and walking normally

Mark L
 
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ebandit said:
mighty fine............wow! sounds a superb bike

i'm riding something more ordinary.............mostly it's the old raleigh tourer
with quality steel frame ( reynolds 708 ) that rides straight and true with
a mish mash of cheap bits and MONSTER 35mm tyres so i can stray off road
+ the bike takes city pot holes in it's stride without wavering

today it was fixie with skinnier 25 mm tyres...........straining up the local wall
was a bit of a grind but at my age i'm content just to get up

edit.....and these days i'm happier riding flat pedals...after years of race shoes / straps or clipless pedals
i really enjoy the freedom in getting off the bike and walking normally

Mark L

Cool! Speaking of fixies, with 25mm tires - this is my guerilla fixie, but I think the tires are closer to 30:



The Univega frame (probably 4010) is not as good as your Raleigh - but it has been thru many transformations and still keeps on truckin'. Notice the flat pedals, and flip-flop hub. The brakes are pretty unmentionable - I need to see if I can find something newer and/or stiffer. They work, but those old Dia-compe levers are spongy.

For off road and deeper potholes - I have this:


The dog in the trailer is female. Maybe I should cross-post this picture in babes on bikes. :D

That old Cannondale trailer finally was put to rest - I munged one of the wheels, and it is too hard/expensive to replace them.
 
hell...............yes!

hiero2 said:
Cool! Speaking of fixies, with 25mm tires - this is my guerilla fixie, but I think the tires are closer to 30:

that's a great bike...............just like i ride........if only it were a little
BIGGER

i appreciate a bike that i can leave outside shops or drop without crying about any loss

last year i parked my bike in my front garden...........chatted with a friend..
wandered off with them.........returning the bike was 'GONE'...whatever
i have another one

love your dogs...........as i type this my BIG fat lump of a dog is lying across my lap

Mark L

ps thanks! i refer to my old raleigh as 'my old friend' and it's so old it has
non indexed down tube shifters!
 
ebandit said:
that's a great bike...............just like i ride........if only it were a little
BIGGER

i appreciate a bike that i can leave outside shops or drop without crying about any loss

last year i parked my bike in my front garden...........chatted with a friend..
wandered off with them.........returning the bike was 'GONE'...whatever
i have another one

love your dogs...........as i type this my BIG fat lump of a dog is lying across my lap

Mark L

ps thanks! i refer to my old raleigh as 'my old friend' and it's so old it has
non indexed down tube shifters!
That's why I rode my old track bike everywhere until a few years ago. I also put old spiky, bear trap style MTB pedals on it for extra security ;)

It was stolen no less than 4 times, each time within a minute of leaving it unchained out the front of a store/mates place. I think the furthest I had to walk to get it back was about 200 metres :D
 
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Parrulo said:
I must say this looks pretty damn cool!!!

Are you a tall fella jimmy? Or is just the my impression from your head tube and the low window at the back?

its 59cm so tallish but not insanely so, think the camera angle makes it look bigger than it is
 
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42x16ss said:
That's why I rode my old track bike everywhere until a few years ago. I also put old spiky, bear trap style MTB pedals on it for extra security ;)

It was stolen no less than 4 times, each time within a minute of leaving it unchained out the front of a store/mates place. I think the furthest I had to walk to get it back was about 200 metres :D

That's hilarious: always wanted to see an unsuspecting theif try to ride off with a fixed gear. I commute on one, an old battered steel road frame I converted and I regularly leave it outside shops and no-one's ever tried to nick it.

Unfortunately at the weekend I spotted it has a large crack in the seatstay, at least 50% of the way round which is basically terminal since it would be an expensive fix. So today I have just ordered this:

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An old 1970s track frame battered but unbent. I may even restore it at a later date
 
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JimmyFingers said:
Well spotted, the rear was fitted that way but I have swapped it around now, and the flipped the front

Make sure the front tyre is on correctly and not thread back to front as it might affect grip on a corner. There is usually an arrow on sidewall indicating direction.
 
JimmyFingers said:
That's hilarious: always wanted to see an unsuspecting theif try to ride off with a fixed gear. I commute on one, an old battered steel road frame I converted and I regularly leave it outside shops and no-one's ever tried to nick it.

Unfortunately at the weekend I spotted it has a large crack in the seatstay, at least 50% of the way round which is basically terminal since it would be an expensive fix. So today I have just ordered this:

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An old 1970s track frame battered but unbent. I may even restore it at a later date
It works best when you are running a relatively small gear - when the would-be thief can't spin his legs fast enough, the fun begins :D

That frame looks to be in good nick! Lots of possibilities there.
 
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42x16ss said:
It works best when you are running a relatively small gear - when the would-be thief can't spin his legs fast enough, the fun begins :D

That frame looks to be in good nick! Lots of possibilities there.

I push a relatively big gear, 51x19 so not too spinny, bah! Looking forward to getting the new frame, got good kit to put on it, vintage Campag bits and Nitto stem and bar. Will be interesting to ride a proper track frame rather than a converted road frame, toe overlaps might prove challenging. I don't ride brakeless so thankfully it's drilled for a front brake
 
wow!

JimmyFingers said:
I push a relatively big gear, 51x19 so not too spinny, bah! Looking forward to getting the new frame, got good kit to put on it, vintage Campag bits and Nitto stem and bar. Will be interesting to ride a proper track frame rather than a converted road frame, toe overlaps might prove challenging. I don't ride brakeless so thankfully it's drilled for a front brake

wow! i noticed your a BIG boy by frame size ...........51 x 19 so your strong too

do you encounter many steep hills your way?

i prefer much lower gear...42 x 16 happily knowing that i can ride up ANY
hill that i come across on my mainly urban cycle

i too would not ride a fixie without brakes ok on the flat but going down
a 1 in 6 with junctions?????

Mark L

edit..this is what i mean by a steep hill!
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Oof, my gearing wouldn't get up that. My commute is mainly flat so I prefer the larger gear to tap out a good tempo, and I can take on mellow hills, maybe up to about 5-8%. I ground to halt the other day trying an unfamiliar road, had the ignominy of pushing up, of course people assume you're knackered rather than being unable to turn the poxy cranks!

The Guerciotti takes care of the hills, hate spinning like a madman down the other side when you're riding fixed, although props to people that do, I'd need a shorter gear, probably about 60inches, but then then I dislike the spinnyness on the flats and the lack of a good top speed. 51x19 gives me decent speed on the flats, except I still get blasted by roadies mashing the big ring and a little sprocket