Picture, spec and why you love it........
Show and tell...... Your road bike......
Madone 5.5 Dura-mental bits
Cause its fast.
Crap frame, semi decent parts and wheels, sweet stem.
It's really comfy, but I want something new, something that's good.
So this is the current road bike. It's a bit of a departure from what I was riding this time two years ago ( giant carbon 1sl weight weenie special )
I lost the love for road cycling until I saw this frame at the local tip on Christmas Eve 2012.
its a Geoffrey butler Reynolds 531 frame and fork which I paid £5 for.
The wheels are stans alpha pro 340s which are 1250 grams the pair.
It's 1x9 with dura ace shifter ,rear mech and cassette
Kcnc bars,stem and isis crank and skewers
The seatpost is an old carbon superstar which was chopped with a selle SLR saddle
The brakes are Planet X cnc milled single pivot with Swiss stop pads and Shimano r600 levers.
It's a mongrel but it rides really well and put the fun back into spinning the miles
it does what i need it to do.
RealMan, if you don't like/want your road bike, can I have it?
This is the bike I ride on the road (occasionally), it's a BFe and I love it because I can take it off the tarmac and onto the fun stuff
Cheapy build to see if I liked it, I do.
Tcr2 alloy frame with carbon fork
XT hubs on open pro
Dura ace chainset
Dura ace levers
Dura ace rear mech
Dura ace front mech
Race face bar
Race face stem
Race face post
I love it because its fast, I forgot the speeds you can get up to on a road bike.
okay, i'll be the one to ask the question - TooTall - just how tall are you
Training/hack bike. Airborne Zepelin Ti. Reynolds carbon forks.
FSA carbon chainset.
FSA carbon bars & stem, Deda carbon post, LOOKs, Chris King headset.
Aksium wheels (the worst wheels I've ever ever owned, soon to be gone)
This bike is what I do all my work on, Turbos, Sunday rides the lot. It's a super tough reliable machine and that's why I love it.
Race bike, and I mean race only bike. Giant TCR. SRAM Force throughout. Deda Superzero finishing kit. Giant P-SLR1 wheels. The wheels are superlight yet ultra rigid and specifically chosen for UK shorter races and crits. I didn't see the point of heavier aero yet cheaper carbon wheels, and I wasn't interested in looks.
I love this slightly dated bike, it's well crafted T800. Again I could have bought good looking, but for the purpose of it's existence function over forms matters more.
In use leading the bunch.
TooTall - clearly the most accurate username to date!
Mine is an old Peugeot frame (not that old mind) Sti shifters complete with a set of pink halo twin rails. I like cos it looks odd and goes for miles despite only costing me £40 from a mate!
Gianni Motta frame from Merlin cycles.
MicrShift mechs and shifters.
A real mix on the drive side of things but it's the best shifting bike I have ever owned and I have owned a few. The frame is as stiff as a monks cock but very responsive.
Ex British cycling team bike. USPS trek 5900. Full dura-ace, bontrager race lite wheels, ITM finishing kit.
Totally original save for tires, brake shoes and chain. For no other reason than its such a good bike I've never found cause to upgrade anything.
Had it over 10 years and don't see me replacing it any time soon. I'll be doing Barcelona ironman on it in October.
Ok, here it is:
Scott CR1 Pro
Ritchey Superlogic Post
Full carbon Arione
Goes laaaverly. Frame soon to be replaced with one of those bargain SL's.
shimano rs10 wheels
ultegra mechs and brakes
midge bars and microshift bar end shifters
...I just like brown to be honest
This is the new 16.7lb Lidl winter bike.
It replaces a 23lb winter hack.
Cheap - fast .. loving it too much.
Defy Composite 3, wot I got last month through the cycle to work scheme
Raleigh SP comp carbon frame, Campag Centaur and Sciroccos. 3T and Zipp finishing kit. Cost around £600, which i 'm pretty pleased with. I like it cos it's easier to train on gears than fixed, and it's fun to do the occasional road race.
Trek 1.7 - nowt special Alu frame, carbon fork. Full 105 though.
It lets me get around the nice countryside quicky and comfortably. Damn good for fitness when the weather is crap too.
This is my Bianchi. It's probably one of the lower end road bikes that I've owned but it's my favourite. For a start I've always wanted a Bianchi but it also rides better than anything else I've ridden.
Crap frame, and 8 speed tiagra make it one of the lowest spec road bikes you'll see around. But I love it, cause well, it's murdered out innit.
Trek Madone 6.9ssl
Ultegra drivechain, Bontrager RXL/XXX finishing kit & wheels.
Love it because, well, first of all because it didn't cost me anything - you know the 'Rapha Rising' thing on Strava, where the 1st prize was a bike, well that's it, all those days spent riding up hills paid off!
One off paintjob means you don't get it confused with anyone elses, outside any cafes and, although I must admit I wasn't massively impressed with the difference between it and my PLanet X Superlight Team when I first got it, it's earned a place in my heart by being utterly ace while riding in Tenerife.
Amazingly comfy all day long, brilliant handling on the descents and nice and light when you have to carry it up the stairs back at the hotel
Sadly I smashed it to pieces a couple of weeks ago, but hopefully it'll be back up and running as soon as I am...
Mostly all 8 years old apart from chainset
Just so comfy and so light it just responds to every little bit of effort , can't see any need to replace it anytime soon
Record 10 - extralight wheels - Easton - use ti post - slr - frm brakes
Some crackers in there and eclectic... Keep em coming.....
Ex British cycling team bike. USPS trek 5900
That's a 5500, not the 5900. The 5900 was made of OCLV 110 carbon, the 5500 was OCLV 120, I had one, very good it was too.
Not got any photos of mine, they were all hosted on Fotopic, need to host them somewhere else, but it's an ageing Madone SL with Dura Ace and Race X Lites!
Pegoretti Duende with ultegra/DA mix DT mon chasserals king/Thomson
What I like about it is the geometry/fit is sorted so you ride it and forget about it. Oversize steel (most people think its aluminium) so it's no noodle but ride all day comfort. It's also a one of a kind paint-job
Best thing is the price. £4.5k bike that cost me £500 and a day of my time.
Dolan Ares SL
as a rule, blue is my least fav colour but i really like that Dolan
Lemond Zurich, 853 frame with Ultegra, frame and forks currently for sale (size 59cm)
Is that Mallory park...?
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