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I'll show you mine if...merckx56
Nov 16, 2002 2:52 PM
You show me yours...winter bike that is! The rig that you pieced together without having to buy a whole lot of stuff to finish the project! The bike that will get ridden outside in the ugly.
A Columbus Thron frame
OCLV fork
9 speed Ultegra f/d and r/d
Tiagra shifters
Campy Athena brakes
Campy Athena post
Ritchey Biomax bars w/Syncros stem
Cosmics are for photos purpose only, actual wheel are my old 'cross wheels(cxp33 on ultegra hubs)
Flite saddle (got rid if that awful BG pro! (anyone want it?)
256 pedals
The only thing I bought was the frame! $120 on ebay and it was bare, no paint! Everything else, I had in boxes!
re: Mineregulajo
Nov 16, 2002 4:23 PM
A 2001 specialized Sirrus Pro hybrid type bike, barely used, I picked up for $400.00 on EBAY. (Not many spare parts around here, had to buy the whole enchilada). Put this together as a cruiser/winter bike. You'll notice I put the bar ends inside for a more aero/stretched out position. I find this comfortable and can still put my arms out on the bars if I want more wind drag.

Aluminun frame and fork road bike geometry
700c wheels upgrade before purchase to Bontrager Fairlane (heavy but bombproof).
Deore XT and XTR drivetrain (9 speed triple) and brakes.
MTB bars
Head and tail lights
Springy seatpost :)
rear fender (still needs a front)
Bike came with 700c x 28 Armadillo tires, I put on Ritchey 700c x 30 cross tires.
Pedals with toe clips on one side and SPD on other.

Let me know your thoughts or ideas.
Very "urbanesque".look271
Nov 16, 2002 5:49 PM
Nice word, huh? Looks like you could do anything with it. Nice job.
Winter/Beater/Trainer RideLazywriter
Nov 16, 2002 7:08 PM
This compliments me beloved Litespeed Classic and my new Vortex. For all the Italian purists, yes, it has Shimano on it and the frame loves it. Nice frame, but not near the ride of either Litespeed.
Got rid of the shiny aluminum fork that came with the bike and added this time for a couple of years back. Pretty nice ride but I rarely ride this one outside of the house. Let's see how much sh#$ I get for this one. Oh yea, I now have black bar tape as the yellow got filthy fast.
Winter/Beater/Trainer Ridekoala
Nov 17, 2002 5:52 AM
Thats a very nice winter-beater. You are well read,too. How is Genius by James Gleick? Someone gave it to me and I havent read it yet.
re: I'll show you mine if...desmo
Nov 16, 2002 9:34 PM
80's Bianchi Sports SX $50 from LBS, fully lugged Tange with short wheelbase. Super nice riding frame.

Mavic CXP 21's on Veloce Hubs 9 speed, (my spare wheelset)

Canti braze-ons and quick rattle can

Road rash 105 der and mystery stem from LBS junk bin.

Nashbar $9 bars.

Armidillo 700x26c.

Have about $140 into it(pedals and comp shared with other bikes). Bring on monsoon season!

Hey! That's my fixie!look271
Nov 17, 2002 7:14 AM
My fixie is the same bike, except it may be a little older. Mine has 27" wheels. Sweet riding frame, isn't it? Here she is:
No, It mine....Dave Hickey
Nov 17, 2002 8:39 AM
Nov 16, 2002 9:56 PM
Some of these "beater" bikes are nicer than my one and only ride... :( Oh well. I guess the key is that I like it and I ride it! (And I can afford it). Someday I might invest in a nicer bike, but not until this one breaks (which could be a dang long time...)
Nov 16, 2002 11:14 PM
You too will have a nice "beater" bike after you have spent many years and many dollars collecting parts and frames.

Or, when you buy your next bike, your old one becomes your beater. Ta-da!
Nov 17, 2002 7:18 AM
My beaters have been purchased as follows: Bianchi (above) $75 from coworker. Nishiki 12 speed beater bike (no pic yet). $50 from lbs (he got tired of seeing it hanging there ......) You can have a beater bike too if you are patient and, well, in the right place at the right time!
re: mineHereford Flyer
Nov 17, 2002 12:58 PM
My set up for a dark British winter here in rural Herefordshire.

My old faithfull 531C custom frame.
D.Ace 7402 - 8 speed c.set, mechs, brakes, tube shifters, D.Ace H.Set
Dia-compe b. levers
Cinelli 65's
Dura-ace stem
Concor saddle
Campag Super Record
Ultegra hubs
Open Pro rear
MA40 front.
Michelin Pro Race
D.Ace Look Pedals
Lumicycle 12watt + 35Watt front Lights
Cat-eye 2 x LD-600 LED rear lights
Cat-eye HL-550 rear light
Full mudguards/fenders

Where'd ja get that 'tomato hornworm' tape?Crankist
Nov 18, 2002 6:33 AM
Nice bike.
Where'd ja get that 'tomato hornworm' tape? + bottle?Hereford Flyer
Nov 18, 2002 8:39 AM
It's some original vintage Off The Front tape circa 1989/90 - from when I spent 6 months in Orange County, LA.

The TA Coke bottle was from a LBS - picked it up for a £1 last month.
Where'd you find that water bottle? (nm)Kristin
Nov 18, 2002 6:54 AM
re: I'll show you mine if...mackgoo
Nov 18, 2002 7:05 AM
All Campy cross bike.
Oh, okay. Here she is...Ken of Fresno
Nov 18, 2002 11:49 AM
As you can tell she's a little bit small for me, but for a grocery getter that never strays more than 3 or 4 miles from home it works ok. The 32c Armadillos just bairly fit. Yes, those are genuine Nashbar hubs and rism. :)