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what do you ride?(71 posts)

what do you ride?Pollster
Jul 26, 2001 6:19 AM
re: what do you ride?nova
Jul 26, 2001 6:39 AM
"Affordable" Chinese Ti (Airborne) with She-maNO Ultegra group.

Wasn't it Jesus who said: "We are all only as good as the value of our material possessions"?

(This is all purely rhetorical)
me too4bykn
Jul 26, 2001 6:55 AM
Hey, Nova, you stole my response. At least the part about the bike!
re: what do you ride?Cliff Oates
Jul 28, 2001 9:28 AM
A Waterford 2200 and a Bianchi Cyclo-cross. Specifications subject to change.
re: what do you ride?slugman
Jul 26, 2001 6:40 AM
A 1998 Schwinn Peloton (all Ultegra, Reynolds 853 steel frame), a 1991 Schwinn Frontier mountain bike, and a 1980 Schwinn Traveller III touring bike
Jul 26, 2001 6:52 AM
Two weeks ago: 2000 Bianchi Veloce (crashed it)

This week: 1983 Fuji S-12-S-LTD Suntour 18-Speed touring bike (Old Faithful)

In a month: Carl Strong Steel frame/Look HSC3 King-Chorus-Thomson-Deda-Speedplay within reaason dream machine.
um..a bike?Kristin
Jul 26, 2001 7:16 AM
just kidding. Thanks for the helpfulness here, a DeBernardi Alle w/full Veloce. Not the most illustrious bike, but a great starter. I was initially bummed because I liked the look of the black on black C-Dale R600 more than the yellow fade on Bernardo. But I must admit, people pass me regularly and say, "Nice bike." I always smile, inhale and answer, "Thanks...*gasp* if I can only figure out how to work it." :-)
what, not whonm
Jul 27, 2001 5:28 AM
re: what do you ride?Taylor_A
Jul 26, 2001 7:19 AM
I ride a beautiful custom steel frame bike (built locally) with Ultegra.

I have recently purchased a Trek 5200. (It's nice and light, but it's not steel!)

I alson have a Trek 6500 mtb for when I feel like going off road
bianchi, specialized, h*ffy, raleigh, h*ffy, specializedHaiku d'état
Jul 26, 2001 7:24 AM

The Stable

Bianchi Giro, 105 triple

Specialized Allez A1, 105 double

Western Flyer Grand Trophy 6, mass-market shimano 6-speed rear derailleur

Huffy Single Speed Cruiser, OFS

Specialized Rockhopper, circa 1999

What don't I ride?

Huffy 3-speed with S/A and Raleigh Sprite 5-speed.
Speaking of H*ffy...Cima Coppi
Jul 26, 2001 7:39 AM
I went to their website a couple of days ago just to see what kind of content they had. I was amazed to see they actually offer a $1000 BMX bike!! The BMX scene must be their bread and butter, because none of their current line cruiser or MTB bikes exceeded $200.
i've been lusting after a $99 SS cruiser at k-martHaiku d'état
Jul 26, 2001 7:47 AM for about six months. black with full (silver) fenders and wide handlebars. madwagon has a nice looking 'retro' model that appears much like what i've seen of the old schwinn panther, and is $100+ shipping.

alas, i must purchase lights, clip-on fenders and pedals for current members of the stable before i can squander my meager cycling budget on paltry department-store transportation.
Speaking of H*ffy...ak
Jul 26, 2001 10:00 AM
guess who just bought schwinn?
re: what do you ride?PsyDoc
Jul 26, 2001 7:27 AM
1992 Merlin Extralight with a blend of Ultegra and Dura Ace. My friends keep trying to get me to buy a new set of wheels, but I like the combination of Mavic Open Pros with Dura Ace hubs.
re: what do you ride?Kevin M
Jul 26, 2001 7:39 AM
Touring bike: 1998 Bianchi Volpe (3x7 speed Shimano RSX w/newer wheels - built them myself!)
Mt. Bike: 1991 Diamondback Apex (steel w/no shocks)
Rain club rides: 1997 Bianchi Eros (Campy Mirage 3x8 spd)
Newest Ride: 2001 BeBernardi Zona (steel w/ Datona group, Racing Triple and Record Hubs)
What I ride.Atombomber
Jul 26, 2001 7:39 AM
2001 Trek 5200. Mostly stock, except the headset is a modified-to-threadless Shimano XT (ala USPS), and Vredestein Forteza tires.

1999 K2 Flyin Monkey DH. Modified from stock with new front end, and longer stroke rear shock. 6.5 inches rear travel, 5 inch front.

1996 Kona Hei Hei. XTR, Z2 BAMs, Maggies, Mavic ceramic rims, Syncros (old good stuff, not new crap)

1989 Suzuki GSX-RR750R. Limited production for FIS World Superbike homologation. Lightened to 425 pounds, tweaked up to 135 rear wheel horsepower. Geared for 290km/h @ redline (13500rpm). Fully street legal. Don't ride this baby much anymore since the local race track became a golf course.
re: what do you ride?LCRIII
Jul 26, 2001 7:49 AM
1999 Eddie Merckx Ti, Ultegra, Profile BRC, Mavic Cosmos.
re: what do you ride?badabill
Jul 26, 2001 7:52 AM
Landshark roadshark, Deda zero uno steel, Reynolds ouzo pro, ultegra with Mavic cxp33 wheels.
Surly crosscheck cyclocross, 105 triple, Surly steel
Marin pine mountain bike, XT , Tange steel
Did I say I like steel :-)
Two LOOKS and a Vitus (nm)Dave Hickey
Jul 26, 2001 7:53 AM
re: what do you ride?Lardog
Jul 26, 2001 8:02 AM

Klein Quantum Pro, Spinergy, Deda, DA 9, Synchros post.

Some changes since the pic. FSA cranks.
re: what do you ride?jschrotz
Jul 26, 2001 8:17 AM
Hampsten Cinghiale Pro (True Temper OX Platinum - Steel)
AME Alpha Q fork w/ Ti steer tube
Chris King HS
Campy Chorus 10spd.
Speedplay X/2
3T Zepp stem and Prima 199 bar
Record hubs on Mavic Open Pros
my stablelonefrontranger
Jul 26, 2001 8:09 AM
#1 (the baby): 2001 Colnago Dream Plus / Force CF fork. Record 10, USE Alien post, SLR saddle, Mavic brakes, Speedplays. Mavic Cosmos wheels for beating around, Zipp 303 CF tubies for race day only. Weight with Cosmos: 16 lb 2 oz. Weight with 303's: don't know yet, but lighter.

#2 (the beater): 1997 Redline Conquest CX with garbage bin STX/105 mongrel parts and the shabbiest wheelset you've ever seen in your life. Weight: 26 lbs 6 oz. (when I wash it, which isn't often).

#3 (the MTB): 1998 Klein Attitude hardtail with their integrated bar/stem design, Mars Carbon fork, Thompson post, Flite saddle, XT components and Nuke Proof ultralight wheelset.

#4 (the fixer): 1981 classic lugged steel Trek with 1980s Campy Record HS/BB, track cog and chain, brakes (yes I run a full set, my knees aren't what they used to be) and high-flange 28-hole Campy Record track hubs laced to Ambrosios. Nice drilled-out Sachs Super Mighty crank that I pulled out of someone's junk box.
I can prove that it's not about the bike...Dog
Jul 26, 2001 8:11 AM
My bikes:

I'm pretty much living proof that it's not about the bike. I've developed my bike to the extent that I cannot think of any way to improve it. It's exactly what I want, but I STILL GET MY BUTT KICKED nearly every ride! To wit: (present configuration for event this week) 2001 Colnago C-40, 54cm, full Record 10 speed group, Zipp 303 carbon rim rear wheel, Velomax Ascent Pro (Lew carbon rim) front wheel, Selle Italia SLR saddle, ITM Millenium stem, Kestrel carbon handlebars, Look CX7 pedals, Zipp carbon bottle cages, Tufo S3 215 tubulars. The damn bike should go by itself, but no, the motor needs more power.

Also, 2000 Bianchi EV2, 55cm, Dura Ace components except Cane Creek brakes, front downtube shifter, USE Alien carbon seatpost, Selle Italia SLR saddle, ITM Millenium stem, Easton carbon handlebars, American Classic lightweight wheels with Velocity Aerohead rims, Zipp carbon bottle cages, Look 206 pedals, Vittoria Ultra tires, Performance Lunarlight tubes. A very light bike.

1980 Bianchi Rekord, 55cm, Campy components, TTT stem and bars, Open Pro rims on Campy Record hubs, 6 speed Regina freewheel, Look 296 pedals. This one means the most to me.

2000 Bianchi Milano 6 speed Shimano Nexus rear hub cruiser. Actually my favorite bike.

2000 KHS Sport tandem.

WHats up with those AC wheels,railer
Jul 26, 2001 10:42 AM
did you figure out the problem with the rear? If these work, these get my nomination for best cost/weight savings ratio.
AC wheelsDog
Jul 26, 2001 10:44 AM
they rebuilt with 3x on non-drive this time; haven't ridden them yet; I'm not optimistic, though

SLR saddlePaulCL
Jul 26, 2001 12:40 PM
We know it's light (???negative grams???)...but is it comfortable?? I assume the question is yes since you own two and like to ride 200 miles at a time.....From photoes, it looks rather 'flimsy'...
SLR saddleDog
Jul 26, 2001 12:52 PM
For some reason, this saddle just works for me. It flexes a little, damping road shock a bit. The shape works, too.

Don't think you would want to use it unless you have well padded shorts. I have some pretty good shorts, which I think have more padding than the saddle.

I find it is perfectly fine for doubles, at least as comfortable as anything else. I'm even going to do the 508 on it this fall, but will take a saddle pad just in case.

For me, comfort in a saddle is affected by much more than simply the amount of padding. The shape needs not to restrict leg movement. Too much padding causes my sit bones to sink in, putting pressure on my crotch. I like a very smooth, frictionless surface, as then my shorts don't grab or bunch up every time I move. I like the flex, especially because the carbon shell always returns to it's original shape, unlike an all leather saddle like a Brooks, which eventually will sag (I've had several). All these little things matter over the long haul.

It may not be for everyone, but works for me.

Jul 26, 2001 8:14 AM
1999 Marin Vicenza with Veloce

1997 Novara Randonee touring bike (and backup/winter bike) w/RSX

1980? Raleigh Record with amalgam of friction shifting stuff - semi-permanently attached to trainer
re: what do you ride?ALLEN phx.
Jul 26, 2001 8:14 AM
I ride a Trek 1000 with Sora components. (Its my first bike). Although its a great beginer bike...I'm kinda getting sick of it. My next bike will probably be the Trek 5900 Superlight; It'll be an expensive but very nice change.
re: what do you ride?Mabero
Jul 26, 2001 8:34 AM
A Bianchi Brava (1999) on the crappy days (It has a soul but it's like driving your grandma's car)

A Trek 950 "singletrack" first real bike that I bought 4 years's a beauty...and a reall comfortable steel mountain bike frame with a pair of ritchey mountain bike pedals. My first love, my lone Mountain bike love.

A Cannondale R2000si, Look 296 pedals, for any other new sweetie that I lusted for and is like borrowing a ferrari. I love it and it will definately be a keeper. Oh and now that I look at my Brava that I commuted on cause it is rainy, I sigh cause I won't be on that beauty today. (Or will I later? hehehehe)
re: what do you ride?Len J
Jul 26, 2001 8:34 AM
1.) My baby. 2001 Trek 5500. Full Dura/ace Rolf Sestr. wheels, Sella Italia Prolink Trans am saddle Speedplay x/2's Everything else stock. Very Light Very Fast very comfortable. A perfect example of the engine not being as good as the chassie and the transmission.

2.) 2000 Lemond Buenos Aires full 105's with triple. Rold vector stock wheels, same seat & seatpost as 5500. Sweet ride, nearlt bullitproof components.

Next bike...................?
ProLink Trans Amzelig1
Jul 27, 2001 12:19 AM
How do you like it and what saddle(s) did you ride before the ProLink?

ProLink Trans AmLen J
Jul 27, 2001 3:21 AM
I like it a lot. It has more flex in the nose than any I've ridden, it also takes many microadjustments to get it perfect. I ride it a little nose up, (due to the shape, whixh is more concave than others) but because of the nose flex, it is very comfortable in this position.

My Lemond came with a lower end Sellia Italia gel that was just OK. Butt pain after 70 or so miles. I am embarrassed to say that I have always had butt discomfort when riding. I just thought that was a cost of the sport (20 years of ignorance, the price of assumption). It wasn't until I got the 5500 that a friend & I got into a saddle discussion & I began to think that maybe there was hope. My 5500 came with a San Marco ERA which was (for me) too soft, I was getting mico-cramps in my butt from "sinking" in. I then tried a Flite Trans am and really liked the shape & position of the Trans Am cutout but the Flite was way too hard (for me). I'd be OK for about 30 miles & then my butt would be screaming. It would hurt the next day, all day. I was trying to decide between a Prolink & a Max trans Am, went into an LBS and they had the Prolink. Tried it & Love it.

It is amazing how personal a seat choice is. I gave the Flite to a friend who has been looking & he loves it. Keeps talking about perfect hardness.

Hope this helps
I'll second the praises for the Pro-link.look271
Jul 27, 2001 12:42 PM
Took a couple of rides 'till I got used to it, but it is the absolute most comfortable saddle I've ever used.
re: what do you ride?dotkaye
Jul 26, 2001 9:04 AM
used to be 1988 lugged steel with Shimano Exage, Araya rims. Worked fine until the frame cracked, boohoo.
1. project bike, still building it up. Trek 2500 frame with parts mostly cannibalized from the old frame, new Ritchey Aero rims (claimed 395 g). Weighs about 19lb even all those clunky old parts, so I'm happy about that.
2. current ride: schwinn continental, all original parts except brake levers and cabling, about 38lb. Boy I'm going to be strong when I get on bike #1..
3. I rode a borrowed 1985 Guerciotti for a week or two, and in a race: fell in love. Now I'm shopping for one of these, either whole bike or a frame to build up.
Check out GVH bikes for Guerciotti...Cima Coppi
Jul 26, 2001 9:26 AM
He carries the PRX Starburst lugged frame that has a beautiful paint job. If he does not have your size, he can probably get it. Also, he has pictures of the frames on his website.

Current ridesAlexR
Jul 26, 2001 9:12 AM
Kestrel 200sci - chorus, rolf pros. Looks fast, goes fast. Is a constant headache and source of great misery. If I could do it over again I'd buy a Waterford.

Gunnar Street Dog, single speed cross bike. Currently geared 36/16 fixed, perfect for grocery getting and dirt path riding. This bike is the victim of most of my hack mechanicry, but somehow manages to ride ok. Far and away my favorite bike.

GT Pulse track bike - Dura Ace. This bike works well, but red flags me as a beginner at the velodrome. Rookies ride GT's they bought last winter on the internet. Old hands ride Bianchis.

Klein Pulse Race - Sees few mountains in this area, but a guy has to have a bike that can handle well on hard packed snow, right?

I'm currently lusting after a Matt Chester Utilitiman or, for much less dough, a Texas Fireman's Cruzer. Sweet bikes.

what's in the garageigjr
Jul 26, 2001 9:42 AM
-'92 Bridgestone RB-1 Ultegra
-'01 Bianchi RC Cross bike Veloce
-'91 Bridgestone MB-Zip XCPro/Mavic
-'01 Schwinn SuperSport GL Tiagra
-'00 Schwinn Moab 2 XTR
-'00 Schwinn Homegrown Factory XTR
-'01 Schwinn Rocket 88 Stage1 XTR
- Custom Croll MTB XTR
-'98 Schwinn Cruiser 7 internal
re: what do you ride?ScottH
Jul 26, 2001 10:11 AM
late 80's/early 90's Cannondale Criterium w/105/600/DuraAce and campy road bike.

2001 Specialized FSR Enduro Pro mtb
2001 Giant XTC SE1 custom HT mtb

By the end of the year I should have a new road bike. Most likely an Airborne Zep with either Record or DuraAce.
re: what do you ride?Warren128
Jul 26, 2001 10:12 AM
1) Mid-80's Raleigh Team Replica, Campy SR/C-Rec, toe clips/straps.
2) Late-80's Nishiki Tri-A, Shimano 600EX SIS, SPD

I guess by default, I'm retro (but not a grouch) :).

Just haven't gotten around to getting a new bike (yet).

1971 Schwinn cruiser ...Humma Hah
Jul 26, 2001 10:17 AM
... MTB-converted Chicago-built cantilever cruiser, complete with chromed steel rims, coasterbrake, and kickstand.

That's about 80% of this year's riding. The rest is split between a 1999 Diamondback Sorrento rigid 3x7 MTB, and my wife's 3-speed Higgins ALU Estate commuter bike, vintage about 1978.
re: what do you ride?bianchi boy
Jul 26, 2001 10:19 AM
Gios Compact Pro (2001) w/ full Chorus 10-speed group, Mavic Open Pro wheels.

Bianchi Nuovo Record (circa 1985) with w/ Ultegra 9-speed group, Open Pro wheels.

Specialized Rockhopper mtn bike.

All my bikes are steel. Tried a newer aluminum frame Bianchi that was very light but just not for me. I can't afford carbon or ti.
Lighter than airPaulCL
Jul 26, 2001 10:31 AM
My baby:
Colnago Bititan frame (58cm)
Dave's Speeddream Aerolight clinchers
Campy Record Ten Speed
Vittoria Open Corsa CX TT tires
Sella Italia Turbomatic III saddle
Campy Record Pro-Fit pedals
Two-bit legs, lousy lungs, but a great attitude

Bike: weighs in around 15 lbs
Rider: weighs in around 185
Most of my bikes are way too good for me...JimF
Jul 26, 2001 10:41 AM
...but i'm keeping them!

'94 LS Ultimate/DA
'94 Basso Loto (the SLX model)/DA
'93 Trek 520 tourer/DX
'93 Breezer Lightning ATB (bought frame, built up w/LX)
'97 Ibis Easystreet tamdem/XTR
'98 Bike Friday Pocket Rocket travel bike (fits in suitcase)/DA
re: what do you ride?davidl
Jul 26, 2001 11:10 AM
2000 Univega Modo Vincere all upgraded campy mix [well, the frame fits good!], '89 Cannondale w/ shimano 600 and downtube shifters, and an Electra Sunny Garcia 7 - shimano nexus 7 [cruiser].
re: what do you ride?Ron L.
Jul 26, 2001 11:18 AM
2k1 Pinarello
Prince w/ReCord 10
Paris W/ReCord 10
Opera on the side

Moots VaMoots w/ReCord 10
Moots YBB w/XTR
What the???TommyBoy
Jul 26, 2001 11:45 AM
You've got too much discretionary income!

By the way... I ride a Cinelli Supercorsa with Ultagra, Trans Am saddle, DA/OP wheels
Attention charitable organizations - solicit from this dudeAlexR
Jul 26, 2001 12:48 PM
Just messing. Those are amazing bicycles, especially those beauties from CO Springs.

re: what do you ride?JL
Jul 26, 2001 11:49 AM
2001 Trek 5200
- Everything stock full Ultegra except the older Campy Record (Look compatible) pedals that I bought from the guy at the LBS. That's right I mixed Campy & Shimano ;)

1991 Diamondback Centurion
- Shimano Exage (not sure where this fit in on the lineup back then)
- Changed the pedals to Performance Forte's and changed the seat to Terry Fly.
- It's now my beater and "test maintenance" bike. It's also great in the trainer.
mixing bitslonefrontranger
Jul 26, 2001 11:57 AM

Don't tell anyone, but my 26-lb beater 'cross bike with the jumble of Shimano / Sunrace / Sugino crappy-end stuff has a '99 Record front derailleur on it (what could I say, it was free!).
Jul 26, 2001 6:54 PM
I won't tell. Free is good :)
re: what do you ride?DCP
Jul 26, 2001 11:59 AM
2000 LeMond Buenos Aires
2000 Schwinn Moab 2 has a picture of Greg LeMond on my model bike. While I like my bike, I can't for the life of me figure out why Mr. LeMond would stoop so low.
only the very finest.....sugarloaf
Jul 26, 2001 12:06 PM early 90's Taiwanese tange prestige fabrication - a Bianchi Campione with rx100 2 x 7. It's been holding up quite well.
2000 Giant TCR2.boy nigel
Jul 26, 2001 1:15 PM
As if many of you don't already know that. :)

All Shimano 105 stuff (works very well); Mavic Open Pros; Huthinson Carbon Comps; Sigma Sport BC800 Wireless computer and PC-14 heart rate monitor; Speedplay X/2s.

One FAST, comfy, totally enjoyable ride.

re: what do you ride?bladecycling
Jul 26, 2001 2:05 PM
2001 Litespeed Blade, 1997 Zipp 2001, 1999 Specialized Rockhopper.
Look kg 271look271
Jul 26, 2001 3:25 PM
Ksyrium wheelset, Mavic Mektronic shifters, Ultegra/DA mix rest of components. Am Classic seatpost and H2o cages, ITM millenium bar w/ ITM Big one stem, Look composite pedals, Specialized tires, Selle Italia Pro-link saddle (best I've ever had). This bike does everything; why would I need another? (Ok, I'd like a beater/trainer bike!)

MTB: Raliegh M600 Hard-tail. Standard specs, Michellin wildgripper lite tires.
Love my RitcheyVlad the Impaler
Jul 26, 2001 3:45 PM
Road: New, as of 3 months ago, Ritchey Road Logic with Campy Daytona 10-speed
Mtb: 2001 Schwinn Moab 1 with Shimano LX
Around town: Early 90's Trek 820 Antelope Mtb with Suntour/Shimano
re: what do you ride?12x23
Jul 26, 2001 4:30 PM
01 - trek 5900 -
01 - trek 5500 -
99 - trek 5500 -
89 - trek 660 -
96 - trek 8700 -
96 - litespeed classic -
97 - colnago masterlight -

Assorted wheels; American Classic/Velocity Aerohead, Heliums, Classics Pros, Spinergy Rev X, D/A hubs with Omega 19, Reflex, GL 330, and Matrix Iso II tubular rims. All road bikes are D/A equipped, mtn bike is XT/LX mix.
da-mn. nm.Haiku d'état
Jul 27, 2001 10:35 AM
re: what do you ride?Markdown
Jul 26, 2001 6:05 PM
Merlin Extralight DuraAce and Spinergy
Mountain Goat Road Goat
Mountain Goat Route 66
Masi Gran Criterium - Super Record
Ibis Hakkalugi
Amp Research B4
MountainGoat Whiskeytown Racer
Specialized Expedition (the old touring kind)
Trek 950 - for the kids trailer
Ibis Touche tandem
Parkpre 24" BMX cruiser
Panasonic Track Bike
Schwinn Lemon Peeler (the real thing 1970!)
Richard Sachs and moreDMoore
Jul 26, 2001 9:02 PM
1. Richard Sachs, full custom lugged steel, Record 10, ERA saddle, Record Carbon seat post, Mavic Open Pro with Velomax Pave.
2. Brian Baylis, full custom lugged steel, Record 10, Concor Ti saddle, Record Ti seat post, Mavic Open Pro with Clement San Remo.
3. Bill Holland, full custom lugged steel, Record 9, Concor Ti saddle, Record Ti seat post, Campy Protons with Veloflex Pave.
4. Litespeed Ultimate, Record carbon 9 with FSA cranks, Mavic brakes,
World Class Ti b/b, Velomax Orion sewups rims with Clement Criterium Seta tires, Concor carbon saddle, WR compositi seat post. 17 lbs at 60 cm, my crit bike. The fact that it's so slow is my fault, not the bike's.

All of above bikes equipped with ITM 225 bars, Ibis polished Ti stem, Record Pro-fit pedals.

5. Trek 2200, stock Al, with Record/Chorus/Athena/Daytona 9 speed mutt gruppo. Destined to live on the wind trainer at the ski condo.
6. Ciocc SL, 1984, full NR/SR gruppo, including toe clips with Binda straps. Only concession to 21st century is modern clincher (Vittoria Open CX)tires.
7. Ciocc Thron, early 90's, only half built with Chorus/Athena/Daytona mutt gruppo. This one's just taking up space.
8. Santana Moda MTB, 1991, full Campy OR gruppo, no suspension at all. Don't ride it much, crash a lot when I do!

I'm single, no kids (as should be obvious) -- ALL my income is disposable, and quickly disposed.
If you can only take one bike....zelig1
Jul 27, 2001 12:36 AM
1999 Vortex, Look HSC-2, DA 9spd, C-Record crank & Phil BB, Time pedals

There may be a lot of Litespeeds in the States but I've seen only one on the road over 2.5 years in the UK and Europe.

4 sets of wheels:

Tub- Rev-x lites
Tub- Ultegra/GP4 (new label)
HP- Ultegra/OP
HP- Ksyrium

5 bikes (4 steel and 1 Ti) and more wheels in storage in the US.
re: what do you ride?supercorsa
Jul 27, 2001 12:59 AM
ahh, cycle lust!!! what an addiction.

my latest baby: a 2001 cinelli starlight, pretty much full d-a build except for king hubs. what a honey!! mega-grin every ride. 16.5lb!

the commuter: my dad's old bike until he destroyed it in a crash, whereupon he gave it what was left of it to me. fully resurected, it's a mid 70's french beauty, a bertin c-39. parts mix is beyond funky!

the fixed: a bianchi pista, purchased from harris cycles as their se model, then modified some more to suit my tastes. everybody needs one of these...

the vintage jewel: a mid 80's cinelli supercorsa (hence the nom-de-plume) with full super record except for modolo master-pro brakes and a king headset.

the ex-rigid hardtail: 2nd year of 2 year production run bridgestone zip, ran rigid until this spring, finally threw a bomber on it. the epitome of razor sharp handling, typical tom ritchey design. only stock components left are the headset (ritchey logic-bulletproof) and the seatpost binder bolt

full squish: 2000 intense tracer, full-on high zoot build. what a gas. i haven't come close to this bike's limits yet, it's got more balls than i do. 25lb for a 4" travel XC full squish machine, pretty unreal.

the where-it-all-started bike: 1982 specialized stumpjumper, basically a schwinn excelsior on steroids. now built up as my mega-funky townie. i freak out on some of the stuff i used to ride on this baby. ignorance was bliss.

love it, ride it!!!!!

Litespeed / Litespeed / Voodoo / Skateboardjayz
Jul 27, 2001 4:34 AM
re: what do you ride?Lazy
Jul 27, 2001 12:14 PM
1998 Carrera Roll w/ Campy 8, heliums, and a Terry Fly saddle.

2001 Cervelo P2K w/ Ultegra 9, Syntace bars, HED3 front and HED deep rear.

An early 90's or so Klein MTB w/ XT.

There's a new one to be added to the bunch early next year.
re: what do you ride?Jerry Gardner
Jul 27, 2001 3:49 PM
2001 Serotta CSi with Campy Record 10-speed, Chris King threadless headset, Selle San Marco Rolls Ti saddle, Shimano DuraAce PD7700 pedals, Ritchey stem and bars, Ergobrain 10 computer, hand-built (by me) wheels with Record hubs, Mavic Open Pro rims, DT spokes (32), Conti Grand Prix 3000 tires.

1993 Specialized Allez Pro with Ultegra STI 8-speed, Selle San Marco Rolls Ti saddle, Shimano M737 pedals, TTT stem and bars, Avocet 50 computer, Ultegra hubs, Mavic Open rims, Wheelsmith spokes, Conti Grand Prix tires.

1998 Specialized Stumpjumper Pro completely stock. Shimano M737 pedals, Avocet 50 computer.
re: what do you ride?JimOCLV
Jul 27, 2001 5:48 PM
1996 Trek 5200 oclv with ahead 1in threadless headset, look carbo pro pedals, all 8spd ultegra with 9spd ultegra front derailler., profile bars with cenelli stem, cat eye enduro 2 computer, sella itallia flite saddle and everything else is just about stock.

2000 trek 8900 mtb with xtr front derailler, xt rear derailler, icon seatpost, bar, 535 spd pedals, avid 10 v brakes and 1.0 levers, stx-rc shifters and a few other mods.

Looking to upgrade them both to full 9spd right now there a mix of parts but still need 9spd shifters. and hopping to get some cosmic rims/ sella italia gel saddle/icon ergonomic bar, dura ace shifters and good tires for my 5200 to drop some more weight, right now its about 18lbs.
re: what do you ride?Steeve
Jul 28, 2001 5:26 PM
Virtually all stock Cameo white 1973 Trans-Am with SD-455 engine (factory net 310bhp/390lb-ft torque), M-21 4-spd, 3.42:1 Safe-T-Track rear axle, PS/PB, no A/C.

My human powered vehicle is a carbon monocoque IBOC Champion with a 9 spd Dura-Ace/Ultegra mix.
re: what do you ride?poppa
Jul 30, 2001 10:43 AM
Hey every one I ride a Bike-E NX. Got one of the most comfortable seats available. And this bike is so easy to adjust, It's just a pleasure to ride....
re: what do you ride?wjudd
Jul 30, 2001 5:25 PM
The growing collection.

#1 in my heart is my 1980's Basso. SL frame but aluminum forks. Full Campy SR with Moskva 80 rims. Actually I just put some 2000 Record brakes on in place of the S. Records. I like retro but you can't argue with dual pivot's power. My baby as I pieced it together and painted/decalled it myself.

#2 A Univega Modo ?. Campy Mirage triple. Needed to ride something while I worked on the Basso project. Actually, though a bit heavy it is a very good rider.

#3 A 197? Schwinn LeTour that I made into a fixed gear. Sunshine hubs with Sun rims and a DA sprocket. Old Shimano 600 front brake. Challenging but fun.

The projects: I'm resurrecting the 1986 Cannondale SR 600 (in Seasprite green their coolest color IMHO) that I rode while in a college club. What might replace the Basso as a good substitute for Viagra is the red Colnago Master I just picked up. It'll be a mix of Campy Record/Chorus 8 speed. Don't need more here in very flat SE Fla.
Alberti with Ultegra gruppo (nm)Elena
Jul 31, 2001 2:53 PM