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  • cynic-al

    2008 Felt F65 with basic ish build inc. tubeless.

    It’s nice and comfortable. 18.5lb, tubes are straight and round, it was cheap and there isn’t an ounce of bling on it.


    A slightly sad one this, just spent the afternoon breaking up my old road bike I built in college, it had been languishing in my brother’s garage in wales for quite a while. Leaving this thoroughly written off old 80’s Harry Quinn Frame

    It also means I have a motley bunch late 80’s/early 90’s retrotastic stuff to offload (including an ultegra biopace chainset!)


    Here is the Taiwanese one while the Italian one is waiting to be compleated.


    Getting some 50mm Carbon wheels soon.

    rusty trowel

    Cheap 2nd hand Condor Squadra frame and forks bought to replace my Lynskey ‘dream bike’.
    Campag chorus 11 speed groupset, 3T bars, Spesh carbon/zertz seatpost, Deda stem, Open Pro/105 front wheel, Kysirium SL rear here but now an Open Pro/Hope rear, Gatorskins.
    Not super bling or expensive, but a solid workhorse that makes me smile.

    Specialized Langster SS winter bike. Deda bars and stem, Tifosi carbon post, spesh saddle, Open Sport rims built onto the original spesh hubs, Rubino pros, Profile BMX chain tensioners, Topeak DeFender RC11 mudguards.
    Bought as standard complete bike 2nd hand for couple of hundred quid. New wheels transformed it into my go-to bike for solo rides and winter miles.


    Kinesis KR510 – good enough for me!

    kinesis2 by Team Shortbread, on Flickr

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    I’m utterly over-biked;

    Scott CR1 with upgraded wheels.

    This is my steel winter bike bike built up for dossing around in the summer.

    Charge juicer…

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    With slicks obviously


    Full Ultegra

    Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels / Michelin Pro4 rubber

    S-Works carbon bars.

    Amazing bike – super comfy & fast! ๐Ÿ™‚

    19.5 lbs which is reasonable for a 61cm……


    Janesy – that’s exactly what I’m after, nice looking ‘rig’

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    bog standard Defy Comp 1, 2012. Perfect for me ๐Ÿ™‚

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    My ageing DeRosa Merak..
    Ultegra, Zipp, & Fulcrum wheels..
    Having seen those above, & looking in Royles today, loving the idea of a new Cannondale..

    Just realised I’ve left the wheel magnet on from the old computer… ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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    Oh, and my trusty Salsa Vaya.. I ride this on the road too..


    I think its a 2007 look, maybe even 2006, components are a bit newer, did advertise it for sale, but a more modern replacement surely wouldn’t offer much more?

    Its still pretty good

    The main reason I like it is that it conforms to most of the rules ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Giant SCR4, never going to turn any heads but it’s a perfectly serviceable bike that’s slightly less entry level than when I bought it. Old Ultegra cranks, even older 105 rear mech, planet x wheels. Next to go will be the steel fork and 2300 stis.


    My road bike after getting a couple of MTB KoMs


    Take the piss as much as you want but I did 100miles on it today and it’s got me several KOM’s round where I live that’s quite a hotbed for roadies ;

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    Waiting for the rain by Mike Smith 79, on Flickr
    Spec Allez Elite from 09 I think, rescued from a C2W home having done 200 miles in 3 years.
    Original Spec except for a replacement rear tyre and pads. I just gets me out.

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    Current favourite – 1932 Sunbeam Road Racer

    Strangely it seems to end up offroad a lot…


    okay, i’ll be the one to ask the question – TooTall – just how tall are you

    6’7″ with a 40″ standover.
    The bike is a 27″ (72cm) frame, which was a stock size back then for some reason.

    My 2008 Madone 5 series pro. Bought it as a frameset and built with full DA 7800, Bontrager RXL wheels (the last ones made with DT 240 hubs), XXXL bars and stem. It has a Selle Italia SLC saddle in the pic, but now has a Fizik Aliante carbon saddle which fits me much better. Also, now I have tubeless Hutchison tyres and no headset spacers…
    Love this bike!

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    Mine in credit card touring guise (sacrilege, I know):

    I like it for the understated graphics… ๐Ÿ™‚


    This thing is rad. I leave my CF road bike in the shed now. Waiting until the shoddy sram drivetrain falls off, then I can make it ultegra and it’l be lovely.


    Whatever bike I’m on, because bikes come and go, and I don’t spend a lot of time looking at them, but I love cycling.


    Neilsonwheels, that’s actually Castle Combe, I’m normally at Mallory though


    Here’s mine when I first bought it. Have since slammed the stem, replaced the lugano tyres and fitted spd sl’s. And it’s currently 1×9 til I get a new front mech. Whilst I wouldn’t say I love road biking, I do really like being able to get out and have a decent ride without having to load my bike into the car or anything. Plus it’s fast.


    bigrich- iv noticed sins getting my tricross most of my bikes dont really get a look in
    will post a pic later

    Neilsonwheels, that’s actually Castle Combe, I’m normally at Mallory though

    Coolio. I raced up Mallory a couple of times this year just to dip my toe in and see what it is all about. I will be back next year to give it a proper go.


    I just have to see a pic of too tall sat on his bike!
    Highlight of the thread for me ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Here’s mine, Boardman Comp that I got for just over ยฃ300 from eBay about four years ago. Standard apart from the wheels, I completely smashed the front and replaced with some cheap Aksium’s that I got for ยฃ60, bar tape and saddle.

    As _tom_ says, I like to being able to just go from the door for a decent ride.

    2013-03-29 by SamDexter, on Flickr


    great thread, im gonna chuck mine in….

    sensa giulia custom from merlin, with a few upgrades – carbon wheels, carbon stem/seatpost, planet x cnc brakes and selle slr carbon saddle..

    i know my lawn looks rubbish too…


    2013 Giant Defy Advance 0, comfortable to ride and handles well.


    Few yrs old now, but still soo fast unlike its rider !! …. it just never goes wrong ๐Ÿ˜€ ….. fancy a nice carbon jobbie later this yr


    Not got a pic of mine but basically this. Ultegra through out apart from the cranks.

    But with Speedplay pedals and GP4000 tyres. It could do with a new set of wheels for it as the Aksium are getting a bit tired now.

    Surprised how comfy it is.


    Got this last week – Sensa Romagna via merlincycles – 105 groupset throughout ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have to say, an awesome finish on the frame, and it’s great to a bike where everything works so smoothly. Only downside is some toe-overlap, which I hear is a common prob, so I’ll just get used to it I guess.

    Ridely Damocles

    Standard 105 out the box, bog standard wheels, and nice Deda finishing kit.

    Plenty of planned upgrades but nothing that needs doing straight away.

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    Nice frame, but that’s a big ol’ head tube! I’d always rather have 20mm of spacers and a shorter head tube myself. Purely aesthetic.


    Nice frame, but that’s a big ol’ head tube! I’d always rather have 20mm of spacers and a shorter head tube myself. Purely aesthetic.

    A thin 2mm spacer between headset and stem with stem pointed the right way is all that is required, anything else is ugly. 1cm is just about allowed if there are gaps between sizes.
    I guess it’s the march of the fat-gut mamil that has increased the sales of spacers.

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