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jtemple 08-20-2010 09:10 AM

Just ordered a new ride:

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_QWsg00m5hZg/TG...%2029%20SE.jpg

The Element T.O. will be parted out. Sad to see the old horse go, but I can't wait for the new one to arrive!

I'm planning on getting back into racing.

Signal 08-20-2010 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by jtemple
Just ordered a new ride:

http://www.bikes.com/DATA/BIKE/806_large.jpg

The Element T.O. will be parted out. Sad to see the old horse go, but I can't wait for the new one to arrive!

I'm planning on getting back into racing.

Nice :nod

Mr Head 08-20-2010 09:24 AM

Makes my old Rocky look funny...:rofl

http://mr-head.smugmug.com/Cycling/B...2_5PNiH-XL.jpg

jtemple 08-20-2010 09:25 AM

They make GREAT bikes.

I bet my old Rocky is older :D

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_QWsg00m5hZg/Sk...0/IMG_0023.jpg

Mercury264 08-20-2010 09:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr Head
Treat it like a strip joint. :lol3

Look but don't touch.:nono

Sorry...I just can't help myself (officer) :lol3

EvilGenius 08-20-2010 09:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pierce
thats a $8000 aero race bike. with Dura-Ace kit, it weighs under 16 lbs. meant for going very fast for very long distances over a wide range of roads.


edit; oops, with Zipp wheels, it might be a $10000 bike. and be 15.55 lbs. in a size 58 (suitable for a medium-large rider).

My LBS has a decent selection in that price range.

Last time I was there I think they'd marked down a TREK aero bike like that from $7800 to $5something.

EvilGenius 08-20-2010 09:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Gummee!
EG don't need a $10k bike for his first road bike. :nono May be nice, but if he's anything like me, tastes/needs WILL change after the first one. :nod Stick with something in the $1-300 range (new or used) at first till you figger out what YOU like/need/want.

There, that's better.

:lol3

Mr Head 08-20-2010 09:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jtemple
They make GREAT bikes.

I bet my old Rocky is older :D

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_QWsg00m5hZg/Sk...0/IMG_0023.jpg

Mine is from early 1990's... Came with first generation XT I think.
Originally had a big 6-speed rear and Synchros fork and stem, and bar.:lol3

This is with the Manitau fork in place.
http://mr-head.smugmug.com/Cycling/S..._nTZ2G-L-1.jpg

jtemple 08-20-2010 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr Head
Mine is from early 1990's... Came with first generation XT I think.
Originally had a big 6-speed rear and Synchros fork and stem.:lol3

Maybe not then. Mine was the late 90s. I bought the frame and built it up myself, as it is. I did have new rims laced onto the Ringle hubs you see in the background. Both wheelsets have out lasted 4 bikes.

Gummee! 08-20-2010 09:40 AM

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Originally Posted by EvilGenius
My LBS has a decent selection in that price range.

Last time I was there I think they'd marked down a TREK aero bike like that from $7800 to $5something.

You don't want a TT bike as an all-rounder. :nah VERY focused machines. :nod

Get a regular 'road' bike and if ya wanna go aero: no offset seatpost, shorter/higher rise stem, and aero bars.

M

Gummee! 08-20-2010 09:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Head
Mine is from early 1990's... Came with first generation XT I think.
Originally had a big 6-speed rear and Synchros fork and stem.:lol3

I have a 6sp thumbshifter on my Sette mtn bike that's pretty much been on one bike or another since it was new. The other side's a Paul's Thumbie adaptor with a D/A 9sp barcon. I subscribe to the KISS theory off-road. :nod

I'm cogitating going to a 2x10 on the cheap. All I'd need is a barcon, chain, cassette, and chainrings (which I think I have). I do believe I have a 28 and a 42 ring set for 110mm BCD cranks, that just leaves the rest. $$ I don't have right now, but soon. Oh so soon.

@ Pierce: all I have downstairs is a set of Real Design hubs that're 130mm, and the Campag hubs that Mr Head sent that are 126 FW AFA hubs go. I DID run across a DP Sora rear brake if y'all need it.

M

EvilGenius 08-20-2010 09:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee!
You don't want a TT bike as an all-rounder. :nah VERY focused machines. :nod

Get a regular 'road' bike and if ya wanna go aero: no offset seatpost, shorter/higher rise stem, and aero bars.

M

Oh no, I wouldn't expect it to be.

They're just so pretty.


I am interested in getting an older road bike off of craigslist, but I don't know enough about brands and models over the years to know what to search for.

Gummee! 08-20-2010 09:59 AM

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Originally Posted by EvilGenius
Oh no, I wouldn't expect it to be.

They're just so pretty.


I am interested in getting an older road bike off of craigslist, but I don't know enough about brands and models over the years to know what to search for.

That's what we're here for. :nod

Personally: Giant's are gonna be a good bet cause they're built way tough. Specialized, most of the Italian bikes are great. Bianchis have stepped up quality over the years. You'll prolly see a few of those. Lots of times, you'll find something bought, hung in the garage, and never ridden. Anything with 105 (or Athena) or better is bueno. Its yer first. You won't know enough to know enough, so ask away and we'll try and advise you.

I'm partial to off-brands: Carrera, Somec, Ciocc, Rossin, Concorde, etc. All great Italian bikes, just (hopefully) without the price of DeRosa, Pinarello, et al

M

EvilGenius 08-20-2010 10:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Gummee!
Anything with 105 (or Athena) or better is bueno.

What's that mean?

I've seen it a lot.

Gummee! 08-20-2010 10:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EvilGenius
What's that mean?

I've seen it a lot.

Components. 105 is 'entry level racing' which means it *should* stand up over time.

Athena (or whatever they're calling it now) is similar in the Campy category.

Ditto with Rival in SRAM's line

If you're 'serious' then Ultegra is a great price point to look at. If you're just getting into the sport, then stick with 105 or so. Wear out whatever yer riding and then upgrade as needed. :nod I tend to stick with mid-level stuff for wear items like chains and cassettes. The price difference between D/A and Ultegra is HUGE with durability points going to Ultegra.

M


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