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just bought my first road bike(11 posts)

just bought my first road bikecolker
Aug 14, 2001 3:08 PM
used pinnarello cadore.3rd hand. fire red with white lettering. classic. lugged steel and chromed steel fork. 105 shifting and cranks, dura ace hubs/ new campy rims. rode it, loved it, didn't want to get off the bike. i'm on a high!
re: just bought my first road bikebike_junkie
Aug 14, 2001 3:25 PM
congrats and welcome. I remember you from mtbr (I was Zorak over there) still have your Mojo?
re: just bought my first road bikecolker
Aug 14, 2001 3:52 PM
oh yeah. i've been ridin the mojo almost everyday! thanks..
re: just bought my first road bikeArt
Aug 14, 2001 3:40 PM
Good for you! Now go out and get some big miles on that thing! Road riding is great, (no offense to mt. bikers). And when you find a nice quiet, long, winding stretch of road, with a tailwind pushing you along, you'll know why!
that's the plan!colker
Aug 14, 2001 3:53 PM
thanks.
congratsHank
Aug 14, 2001 6:37 PM
so that's different than the other one? What size? How's the fit?

enjoy
congratscolker
Aug 14, 2001 7:11 PM
same size. 54. i felt the fit was good. it had a 12cm stem and a 40cm narrow handlebar. they are swapping the bars tomorrow and i will pick it up.
it's a basic model. less flashy than the vuelta, probably heavier but i prefer the straightforward finish, absolutely red with only some white spots and white lettering. the chrome fork looks good.
the lbs owner measured the top tube as 54. it could be am older frame wwith older geometry but i got a sweet deal: $500 on the bike including the dura ace wheels, look pedals...
the bike looks slightly tall and i love that, like one of those raciong bikes from the 50/60's.
one question: it has those horizontal drop outs; i thought of moving the wheel all the way back, fit a bigger tire and avoid flats. what do you think?
congratsHank
Aug 14, 2001 7:42 PM
$500 sounds like a great deal.

Good plan to swap out the bars -- coming from mtbs the 40s would feel kind of narrow.

yeah, you can move the wheel back if that will help to fit bigger tires. I ride Conti 700x25 which fit on my bikes with the wheel centered in the dropout. Horizintal dropouts are cool if you ever decide to convert it to a fixie.
Attn:I_Love_Shimano
Aug 14, 2001 6:29 PM
It was a welcome break from work though, hahahaha!
Damn, Was that Linda Blair? (nm)Skip
Aug 14, 2001 6:50 PM
We have met the ENEMA!!!! (nm)Rusty McNasty
Aug 15, 2001 5:07 AM