Show and tell…… Your road bike……
I was once told that if you had a ‘Pinarello itch’ you wouldn’t stop till you scratched it so even though I still own my Tarmac Expert, when the opportunity arose to buy this, it was an scratch that had to happen:
Dogma 2, DA Di2, C35’s, Pro finishing kit – you can spot the rest 😉Posted 4 years agodamitamitMember
Audax (fast)/Winter bike: FM028 chinese carbon, rival/force, A23/SP Dynamo hub wheelset, custom carbon stayed mudguards. Love it because it was cheap, its unique and I did LEJOG on it.
Audax (slow)/Touring: Salsa Casseroll 2012 frameset, Ultregra triple. Love it because it looks old skool.
Sunday best: Scott CR1 SL frameset, Sram Red/Force, Soul S3.0 wheels, Cobalt 11 seatpost, Kalloy Uno stem, 3T carbon bars. Love it because its light and fast! 14.3lbs.
Posted 4 years agoJonEdwardsMember
2002 Santa Cruz Roadster, Campag 10S Record/Chorus mix, Ksyrium SLs, Easton carbon finishing kit. Built up for less than £1k.
Love it? Climbs like a goat, handles brilliantly, but is still pretty comfortable – did 152 miles last night (Dunwich Dynamo), and felt like I could still carry on riding at the end. Looks great IMO too – properly compact frame!
A lot of the bits are quite tired now, so I’m trying to decide whether to refurb it, or to swap for some more up to date bling. Of the bikes I’ve tried so far, I think I’ll be keeping it…Posted 4 years agodurhambikerMember
Cube Peloton Pro, my first road bike, collected from the lbs yesterday. Starting to get interested in triathlons, having done a sprint distance earlier in the year, and the bike and run legs of an olympic distance at Ullswater last weekend. Been craving a road bike, so went for this one to get started.
Love the looks, now just need to get used to riding it!Posted 4 years agomessiahMember
1997? Lemond ive owned from new. Been loaned to a few folk over the years but I’ve recently started using it again for commuting… and it’s brilliant. 853 frame and original 8spd 105. It’s turning me into a Strava junkie as I’m hitting the local top tens with my old bike with mudguards… 😈Posted 4 years agoneilmMember
1999 Raleigh 853. Made of Reynolds 853 and one of the last hand made frames out of the old RSP section in Nottingham.
Ultegra chainset, carbon forks, Easton wheels.
I love it because it is great fun to ride and because it has brought a new dimension to my cycling after 20 years of mtb only riding.
Posted 4 years agoir_banditoSubscriber
Ok, its a ‘cross bike, built for Audax. But its got dropbars an’ stuff.
And its going to get me from London to Edinburgh, and back to London between sunday and thursday next week.
On One ti ‘cross frame, carbon forks, 105 transmission, SP PD-8 dyno hub, Novatch 711 rear hub, on Velocity A23 rims, R505 brakes with Ashima rotors.Posted 4 years agoH1ghland3rSubscriber
My old Airborne Zeppelin, recently replaced with something much blacker and more plastic, also nowhere near as nice to look at, hence my seeming reluctance to get my arse in gear and sell this one. 🙂
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Ridiculously smooth running Mavic Cosmos wheels from not long after Mavic started selling wheelsets.!!
9 spd Dura-Ace/Ultegra mix. Dura-Ace STI’s were ‘smuggled’ back from a holiday in the USA about 4 months before they were available in the UK. I spent about 3 days of the holiday trawling around every bike shop in Boston trying to find someone who had a set they would sell me.!!
Decided to splash out and get a Campag Record headset once I realised that you couldn’t get 1″ headsets very easily anymore. That was about 9 years ago and the thing hasn’t needed touched since.. still smooth like hot buttered velvet..!! 🙂VortexracingSubscriber
My new Enigma Echo
Enigma Echo Frame 53TT/48STPosted 4 years ago
Easton EC90SL Fork
Ultegra 6700 groupset
Ultegra Carbon pedals
Soul S2.0 Wheels
Easton EC70/EA90 stem Bars and post
SLR XP Saddle
Conti GP400s TyresThe Flying OxMember
Taken a few years ago now. I’ve lost the saddle bag, swapped for proper Look cleats and put a nicer CF bottle cage on it, but the rest is the same:
Reynolds Solitude wheels
SRAM Rival groupset
3T finishing kit of various flavours
Nothing special weight-wise, somewhere in the region of 17/18 lbs or so.
Love it because:Posted 4 years ago
It cost me a lot less than it could have done
It goes zoom
It’s a thing of beautyTiRedMember
Short of Dura Ace, the nicest Giant Defy you could ever want. Aero SLR wheels, K-edge mounts and a Stages Power crank. And for crashfest Cat4 duties, I have an Alloy TCR with Ksyrium Elite wheels and upgraded Ritchey WCS carbon forks and bars.
They are set up the same, but the feel, rather than position, is quite different. Swapping the wheels makes four bikes. Plus my Kona Paddy Wagon for commuting.Posted 4 years ago
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