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Ohhhhhhafrican
Jul 1, 2002 6:10 PM
I like my bike....! What do you think??
re: Ohhhhhhnamir
Jul 1, 2002 7:07 PM
It's pretty nice...but I'm not wild about it. What kind of pedals are those? They look like LOOK's. Wheels are SWEET! What's the deal with the seatpost?
Nice butgrandemamou
Jul 2, 2002 5:03 AM
Your seatpost is bent. Just kidding. I noticed the stickers on your wheels. Do you live in LA. I'm in the SW corner of LA.
RE: Nice butafrican
Jul 2, 2002 9:12 AM
Thats funny, yeah bent seat post, I am sure the roadies don't like it on my local rides, ah well I will get a road bike this year. The stickers on the front wheel, (painted on the rear) are from Louisiana see www.bicyclesports.com
Cheers.
Cool at least you are doing it rightgrandemamou
Jul 2, 2002 10:01 AM
By buying a "real" road bike. I ride with a bunch of Tri-Guys and I am constantly trying to harass them into getting a "real" bike. Most of them use Softrides. I know they are comfortable and fast if set up right. I just can't get over the way they look.
re: Ohhhhhhafrican
Jul 2, 2002 9:09 AM
Yeah the pedals are look's, old but they still work well. I really should get new pedals. The disc is insane, I have yet to see a custom paint job like that. The seatpost helps with the triathlon thing. See the other reply about the seat post. Cheers.
Always take the picture...I Love Shimano
Jul 1, 2002 7:23 PM
..with your drivetrain side facing the lens.
Cool, why the seatpost direction?rwbadley
Jul 1, 2002 7:29 PM
Set up for Triathlon/TTMisJG
Jul 2, 2002 5:14 AM
For those of you not accustom to seeing bikes set up like this, there are a few tell-tale signs that this bike is used for Trithlon/TT. Disc wheel in back, bull horns, shifters on the ends of the aero bars and the "bent" seatpost. For those of us not rich enough to buy a different bike for everything we do on them (Triathlon, Century, Commute, Tour, etc), you buy parts that change the geometry of the bike for you. In the case of the "bent" seatpost, it gives you a more forward position on the bike, improving your aerodynamics and incorporates different muscles into the pedal stroke to save muscles for the run of a Triathlon.
Set up for Triathlon/TTafrican
Jul 2, 2002 9:14 AM
Well said....... The disc rules, it has about 50 miles on it and it has forced me to ride more so I not only look fast but can actually ride a bit too. Not to happy with the forward seat post though. I find the back wheel gets some air time when I hit a bump, it did it around a corner the other day, wheww that was a close one. So I need a road bike for my long rides and this bike will be for races and short rides. Cheers.
Set up for Triathlon/TTbrider
Jul 2, 2002 9:48 AM
Your set up had really compromised the handling characteristics of the bike (as evidenced by your flying rear wheel). I think you'd be better served by a bike that's been designed around the aggressive position. Something like the Cervelo One (adaptable to both positions equally), or a P2K for TTs and a road bike (as you were looking for recommendations in your other thread). I think you'll find the bike much more stable in the forward position -- and thus more relaxing and faster. Nothing wrong with your wheel choice, but I hope you've reserved these for race day.