Show and tell…… Your road bike……
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!)Posted 4 years agorusty trowelMember
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.
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Posted 4 years ago
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!_tom_Member
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.
Posted 4 years agofathomerSubscriber
Here’s mine, Boardman Comp that I got for just over £300 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 £60, bar tape and saddle.
As _tom_ says, I like to being able to just go from the door for a decent ride.Posted 4 years agonicknameMember
Got this last week – Sensa Romagna via merlincycles – 105 groupset throughout 🙂
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.
Posted 4 years agoMrSmithMember
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.Posted 4 years ago
I guess it’s the march of the fat-gut mamil that has increased the sales of spacers.
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