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What's you ride? Post a pic...(135 posts)

What's you ride? Post a pic...CJ838
Feb 9, 2003 2:20 PM
Here's mine:
2001 Giant ONCE fram
Full Ultegra
Thomson Stem, Seatpost
Alterra Bars
Selle Italia Flite Trans Am
Speedplay X2
Mavic Ksyrium Elite
Bontrager Race X-lites

Damn this thing is fast!

Here's the picCJ838
Feb 9, 2003 2:21 PM
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...Akirasho
Feb 9, 2003 3:12 PM

2002 Airborne Manhattan Project
Dura Ace Gruppo
Thomson Post
3T Morphe bar and Forgie Stem
Reynolds Ouzo Comp fork
FSA Team Issue Cranks
LOOK 396 pedals
CK headset
ZIPP 404 tubular
SLR saddle (though currently running a Selle Italia Flyte Ti)

... then there are the others... (just started building the CAAD5 this week... still haven't decided on a wheelset)

Be the bike.
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...Dave Hickey
Feb 9, 2003 3:19 PM
LOOK KG86 single speed. Dura ace track group.
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...Lazywriter
Feb 9, 2003 3:38 PM
The infamous Lazy's Vortex. Anyways, Dura Ace with Mavic Open Pros(black). Speedplay x2s, ITM bar and stem. Easton Seatpost. 57cm bike for my 6' foot (hair under) body. Glad I got the 2002. Not crazy about the looks of the big yellow decals and the oversized downtube on the 2003. The new bladed seatstays are boss though. I like this bike a lot, but my Litespeed Classic is still the best riding bike I have ridden. I love that bike.
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...Lazywriter
Feb 9, 2003 3:44 PM
My baby. I love the way this thing rides.
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...Lazywriter
Feb 9, 2003 3:50 PM
My beater. Fondriest Megachrome. I cahnged the aluminum chrome to a Time Club. Very quick handling. I use this on my trainer mostly. I changed the handle bar tape to black.
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...Lazywriter
Feb 9, 2003 3:55 PM
My cheapo mtb. Got a good deal on this at CC. Use it mostly for running errands and night rides in the summer.
My bikeHigh Gear
Feb 9, 2003 4:07 PM
I have a Look KG281 too, but no photos yet.
That's my bike!blanchaa
Feb 9, 2003 4:32 PM
I have the same frame in a 59 cm built with Campy Chorus.
Nice hardwood floors!serbski
Feb 9, 2003 6:48 PM
Seriously, we're re-doing our floors and I'm now noticing every nuance in the shades of stain et al.
Really Nice... It could use a 'fixing' tho' :-) nmrwbadley
Feb 9, 2003 5:41 PM
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...WrigleyRoadie
Feb 9, 2003 3:39 PM
2002 Hyperion - picked up for a song at Colorado Cyclist and upgraded with Look stem, Deda bars, Allien post, Selle saddle. Right now it has a black SLR Trans Am and Black tape, but other than that it's unchanged. Does the job for me!
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...Len J
Feb 9, 2003 3:42 PM
Serotta Legend Ti
Full D/A triple 50/39/30 12/23
Ritchey 84 deg stem
Nitto Bars & Cages
Speedplay X/2
Open Pro's laced to D/A Hubs
SLR Trans Am Saddle
This will become a "hot topic" I'm surehayaku
Feb 9, 2003 3:46 PM
Litespeed Ultimate with Ultegra. Extreeeeemly comfortable and pretty stiff. I have grown to like it more than I did when I originally purchased it, which must be good.
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...High Gear
Feb 9, 2003 4:03 PM
Here she is. . .js5280
Feb 9, 2003 4:22 PM
Age: 2 years
Measurements: 39"-23"-31" (Wheelbase, C2T, Standover)
Weight: 21 lbs (w/pedals and aerobars)
Sign: Slower Traffic Keep Right
Ambition: Be ridden hard and often
Turn-ons: Titanium jewlery, long rides at sunset
Turn-offs: Ti snobs
Here she is. . .gray8110
Mar 27, 2003 11:19 PM
Ooh.. the tour of the moon.. the coolest stage of the Coors Classic/Red Zinger and best race video in American Flyers..
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...rwbadley
Feb 9, 2003 4:31 PM
Yellow Steve Rex with Dura ace and Ksyriums.
Blue Della Santa with Record/Chorus mix
Black Schwinn 50th anniversary Paramount with Suntour Superbe group/Dura ace cxp 33 wheels.

re: What's you ride? Post a pic...koala
Feb 9, 2003 5:30 PM
You have good taste in bicycles. I miss my suntour superbe stuff....sold it on my cannondale...what was I thinking!
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...rwbadley
Feb 9, 2003 7:42 PM
Thanks, the Suntour is nice on the Schwinn.

Each one of the bikes pictured on this topic are beautiful and unique. Thanks all for the eye candy!

Of these three I posted, I can say this about their character:

The Rex is a great ride and says "Let's go, come on, let's go FAST!" A very responsive ride.

The Della Santa says "Let's go far at a fast pace!"

The Schwinn is deceptive. In spite of the little extra weight, it really is tops in the handling department, extremely comfortable and gorgeous in an understated way. It says "Lets find the steepest, most crooked road we can and blast down it! Then we can do another fifty miles..."

Pedal observation53T
Feb 9, 2003 4:37 PM
Is speedplay the #1 ridden pedal in the world? The % of bike with speedplay that I see is amazing, in real life or on line.
10 posters. 5 LOOK, 5 Speedplay.Dave Hickey
Feb 9, 2003 4:54 PM
I only counted Lazy once.
Pedal observationCJ838
Feb 9, 2003 5:24 PM
When I got into riding about a year ago, I was given a set of Speedplay X2's. I also bought a pair of Look's. In comparision, the Speedplay's are so much more comfortable, slightly harder to get into, but only by comparision. The Looks were decent, but the Speedplays work so darn well. I sold the Look's and now swear by the X2's.

re: What's you ride? Post a pic...Rik
Feb 9, 2003 4:51 PM
Merckx Team SC with Record/Chorus mix and Ksyriums and Fondriest Carb Level with Chorus and Eurus wheels.
Feb 10, 2003 8:48 PM
I thought I had 2 nice rides!!! I have a CArb Level also but with D/A, Ks, and in SAT White and Yellow. I also have a Klein Quantum Race with Ult and Vector Comps. But I would love to have a Merckx Team SC too!!! How long have you had each bike?? How do the SC and the Carb Level compare??? Which is lighter? Stiffer? Smoother? Handles better? Please be as detailed as possible! Thanks dude- I am soooo jealous. Ride ON!!!
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...I_See_Fred_People
Feb 12, 2003 7:05 AM have to get those red Times off the Sc. Ive got a pair of yellow ones on mine. they look good. I might be selling them soon.
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...sn69
Feb 9, 2003 5:32 PM
2001 Dean Culebra, 58cm
Ouza Comp
Ultegra/DA mix
CK headset
Ritchey WCS bars, Syntace Streamliners (medium)
Weyless stem
Speedplay X2
Aireon saddle
Mavix OPs, Michelin Axials

Recently changed various gemotries to set up in a modified slam position for triathlon. Still need to cut off 5mm from the steerer.

Roughly 20 pounds. Very stable, comfy ride.
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...inallston
Feb 9, 2003 5:35 PM
2002 Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel
DA/Ultegra mix
Chris King headset and hubs
Ritchey Pro stem
Synchros carbon post

not pictured 2000 Redline Conquest Pro
and 2001 LeMond Buenos Aires set up as a single speed
here's my biketerry b
Feb 9, 2003 6:11 PM
left to right:
Psycle Werks Wild Hare
Gunnar Roadie
Colnago MxL
Pegoretti Fina Estampa
Pinarello Opera
Strong custom
Sampson Kalispell
Proflex 856

missing - Mtn Cycles San Andreas
these aren't done yetterry b
Feb 9, 2003 6:13 PM
Calfee Tetra Pro (just back from repairs)
Bianchi Boron XL (just arrived from EBay)
Ride impressionsbsdc
Feb 9, 2003 7:45 PM
I'd be interested to hear your impressions on your different bikes. How are the different? What qualities do you like or dislike about each? Which is your favorite?
Ride impressionsterry b
Feb 9, 2003 7:59 PM
Well, some of them are very similar. The Roadie and the MxL are very much the same - stout, comfortable rides that you would expect from a traditional steel bike. Not much noise at the saddle level. The Opera and the Strong are both built from "new" steels, and are considerably lighter. They feel faster and are a bit more harsh than the other two. The Sampson was my first road bike and I still love it's somewhat springy Ti ride. Nice smooth ride and interestingly I seem to be fastest on it. The Pegoretti is my aluminum experiment, trying to see if the tradition of "harsh" aluminum is true. I only have about 120 miles on it and my first impression is that yes, while aluminum seems to have sharper edges on the big bumps, and definately more noise from the road, it is by no means an uncomfortable ride. I do think all the flak about stiffness and power transfer is just that. The Pegoretti does not seem to be any more efficient than the Opera, Strong or any of the other ones. However, I'm not disappointed or surprised that it rides a lot like the Opera.

Favorite - I like them all but the Strong might edge them by a whisker. It's special because it's custom and it seems to have all the positives of the others combined.
Ride impressionsbsdc
Feb 9, 2003 8:18 PM
Thanks for your insight. You said the Calfee was back from repairs. How did it end up needing repairs? How does it ride compared to the rest?
Ride impressionsterry b
Feb 9, 2003 9:17 PM
Ham-fisted idiot that I am, I managed to get the front derailleur shim twisted around to where it did not work as it was intended. I punched a hole in seat tube. Sent it back to Calfee where they repaired the tube and repainted it. The paint job was free of charge, and they made it look great.

Ride-wise, it impresses me much like the standard line on carbon - it has a dead feeling. You don't get very much feedback from the road surface, something that sounds nice but I am not so sure. I kind of like what you get from steel, and miss it with the Calfee. Also, while most have found their carbon bikes to be very stiff, the Calfee is the only bike I own that has noticible deflection when I am pedaling hard - rubbing in the FD. Kind of surprised me. It is a pretty old frame though - I bought it used. Perhaps Calfee has their tube designs down better now than when this one was produced.
Terry- How do you like your Opera?nmrwbadley
Feb 9, 2003 7:47 PM
Operaterry b
Feb 9, 2003 7:50 PM
It's a great bike - it just feels fast, certainly faster than I am capable of pushing it. Smooth, light, comfortable. I'm happy I have it.
Psycle Werks Wild HareRide-Fly
Feb 10, 2003 9:03 PM
very nice!!! I have one also, a '99 with full XTR and Chris King wheels. I originally had the Fox air shock on it but found that it wasn't up to the task of working well with my 175 lbs (too much squat when the hills got steep). I have since switched to a coil over and the bike works sooo much better!!! I also have a Titus Racer X with the same components and I have to say it is a nicer bike than the Wild Hare. The RX is built for the climbs and the WH is built downhills. I love em both as they each have great qualities and strengths for which it was intended. How do you like your WH??? Do you ride it that often?? I am assuming that you probably never get out on your MTB as you have so many road bikes to play with. Ride ON my fellow Harey brethren!!!!
Psycle Werks Wild Hareterry b
Feb 11, 2003 5:08 PM
I love my Wild Hare, and when I do ride dirt that's the one I ride. It's also a 1999. Used to ride it a lot, but as you've noticed I now err on the side of asphalt.
They look very happy together:-)(nm)PEDDLEFOOT
Feb 12, 2003 12:13 PM
Here's Minecarpe_podium
Feb 9, 2003 6:13 PM
This is my "good" bike. The decals are genuine Merlin, the frame's not - it's a TST. Built up with Record everything except brake calipers, they're Chorus. Easton carbon bars and post, SLR, Ritchey WCS Stem. Have some Corima Aeros (carbon wheels) on the way.
eh? why? nmcollinsc
Feb 9, 2003 6:15 PM
Merlyn Extralytebsdc
Feb 9, 2003 7:39 PM
Nice bike. I'm sure it's a nice ride. The only thing that puzzles me is why you didn't go all out with an authentic Merlin. You didn't seem to cut corners on the components at all. I would have put a more cost effective Chorus or Centaur components on a TST/Merlin. Not a critique ... just wondering what your thoughts were.
Merlyn Extralyte (fat free)carpe_podium
Feb 9, 2003 8:42 PM
I was thinking about buying a Tuscany or an Extralight. I rode my brother's Tuscany for about 6 months (he's in the Air Force - I generously offered to care for his bike) and thought I was set on the LS. Then, after a lengthy discussion, I rode someone's TST at a group ride and honestly thought it was a little stiffer in the BB and rode (or fit) "better". So I went with the TST and bolted good stuff on her - better bang for my buck. I had already "budgeted" with the wife, so I spent what I had saved on componenets. I got tired of people asking what kind of frame I had, that's the reason for the decals. Funny, how people say how good Merlin's welds are, must be pre-Litespeed, they're on par with Seven's, always makes me chuckle...
Merlyn Extralyte (fat free)bsdc
Feb 9, 2003 9:09 PM
Makes sense to me. I was reading a research article on frame flex on Sheldon's site. There was a chart where the flex of a number of different frames were measured. The net of it to me was that aluminum is a bit stiff compared to steel. Straight guage titanium is about the same as butted steel. And butted titanium is a bit more flexy than steel. What that meant to me was that straight guage (ie. cheap) titanium is an ideal frame material.
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...merckx56
Feb 9, 2003 6:28 PM
Look AC353--Foco tubeset with HSC3 carbon fork (1-1/8")
Dura-Ace with which wheels I feel like riding that day.
--Dura-Ace track BB
Deda Magic stem with Newtom deep drop bars.
King headset/Syncros carbon post/Flite Ti Gel
Look 296 pedals
Sub 18 pound steel bike with the K's!!
Bianchi QuattroAndy M-S
Feb 9, 2003 6:42 PM
c. 1990,
a complete mix including (but not limited to)

Quattro frameset
Profile BRC fork
Mixed Campy/Shimano/Sachs drivetrain (8v) & brakes
Morphe bars
Goccia stem
Ultegra SPDs
Axial Carbon tires
Flite Ti saddle
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...trout_bum
Feb 9, 2003 6:52 PM
DeBernardi Thron
Ultegra drivetrain
w/ some D/A
Speedplay X/2
ITM Eclypse/Pro 260 Bar
Soon to have Open Pro/DA wheels as soon as the winter weather slop starts to clear.
Very coolsn69
Feb 9, 2003 7:37 PM
I've been thinking about buying one of these as a second road bike. I also like the d/t fact, I was considering new all-balck 105 with DA downtubes for a retro-grouch sorta feel.

How does it ride? Handling? All-day comfort?
Very cooltrout_bum
Feb 9, 2003 9:11 PM
Thanks. It's a great frame for not alot of money-although price I think went up slightly to $489.00. Handles great although a little heavy climbing-but I think it's serviceable enough to race. As far as long distance comfort since I got it in the Fall(completely out of shape at the time!) the longest ride she's seen has been 65mi-no complaints. All this and retro-grouch appeal too.
Here she is:look271
Feb 9, 2003 7:30 PM
1999 Look kg 271. Mavic Ksyriums and Mektronic shifters, D/A crank, ITM millenium bar, big one stem, Vredestein tri-comp tires, Selle Italia Pro-link saddle, Am classic post, Look pedals (carbon ones, what else!?)
Feb 9, 2003 7:44 PM
381i with DA, Alien post, Deda bar/stem. Ksyrium SL's, Look 396. GT ZR 2.0 Ultegra, Ksyrium SSC, Look 396.
What the heck!S-U-B
Feb 9, 2003 7:49 PM
where is my pic! retry here.
Very nice.look271
Feb 10, 2003 6:06 AM
I'm possibly going to swap her (damaged the drive side chain stay) in a crash replacement for a KX. I'll post pics of the new ride!
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...rollinrob
Feb 9, 2003 7:35 PM
OK, I bet that no one has seen a bike like this.. It is a Voodoo Rada, 2001 edition Reynolds 853 main tubes and 725 rear triangle. Coolest thing about this buke is the s-shaped seat stays which make the rear end very stiff- even for steel. It also looks like a custom bike but its not.. It is 52cm seat tube with a 54 Cm toptube, very stable, yet very quick.. Full Ultegra, mavic CXP 23 rim with wheelsmith DB spokes. ITM Millinuim handlbars with ritchey pro stem.
re: Problems posting picture?Leak
Feb 9, 2003 7:43 PM
I keep getting a "Cannot Find Server" message. Am I doing something wrong? I'm trying to upload a picture from my hard drive.

re: Problems posting picture?Leak
Feb 9, 2003 7:59 PM
Figured it picture was ever so slightly larger than 200K. Picture is a little fuzzy since I had to resize it.

Anyway, here is my bike. 2003 Giant TCR 0 Composite, with full DA, AC 420s, Ritchey WCS stem and bar, Easton carbon post, and Speeplay X1s (X3s in the photo).
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...DougSloan
Feb 9, 2003 8:04 PM
still have link and/or spec for your climbing setup? thanks nmJS Haiku Shop
Feb 10, 2003 7:45 AM
pure climber?DougSloan
Feb 10, 2003 8:17 AM
This bike was built up in many iterations, but here is one example:

Bianchi EV2 frame and call carbon fork
Dura Ace crank, with 38 tooth ring and no large ring
Dura Ace 12-27 cassette
Velomax Ascent Pro wheels (Lew carbon rims)
Tufo S3 Lite 195/215 tubulars
Cane Creek 200 SL caliper (front only -- no rear brake)
Dura Ace STI right shifter lever
Dura Ace bb
USE Alien carbon post
SI SLR saddle
Easton carbon bars
ITM Millenium stem
CK aheadset
Look 206 pedals (not the lightest, of course)
DA rear derailleur (no front)
SRP aluminum and ti bolts, where applicable (lots, actually)
Zipp carbon bottle cage, alum bolts

that was around 12 pounds

yep. thanks. nmJS Haiku Shop
Feb 10, 2003 10:12 AM
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...jaybag
Feb 9, 2003 8:08 PM
my Felt just one years old.
Hey! That's a good idea!carpe_podium
Feb 9, 2003 8:52 PM
I never thought about getting a second computer for the trainer. I always just went by heart rate, sorta always wondered how far I went, etc. Damn good idea!
i dont beleive it myself ....Spirito
Feb 9, 2003 11:22 PM
but in a few days (depending on the guy in the Brown van) the baby below will be in my hands and assembled. ill post some pics and a ride report in due course and i cant wait to take it for a whirl round town.

i needed a single speed for kicks as my old 3 speed is near dead and this was just plain too cool for school and begging me.

oh yeah, i got some old italian steel (x 2) and an early french lugged alu frame lying around. 2 of the 3 will be on ebay soon so no point posting here for now.

my basket wont be full of apple's - just cachaca and lime's and a Berimbaus attached on the back rack. i guess winter was just too cold for me when i saw this sunny day escape-mobile. im gonna have my own slice of Bahia in NYC.

where can i get a straw helmet?

hey, i just came back from bahia.colker
Feb 10, 2003 3:00 AM
hot weather but there's an afternoon breeze cooling everything.
the light is unbelievable! there's an intensity in the portuguese accent, in the spirituality that comes form africa, in the african food and music. it's a very baroque place.
Bahia and the NE is coolwillin
Feb 10, 2003 6:45 AM
My wife's from the Brazil NE and I spend quite some time there. Cant be beat. Here's the bike:

It's pretty stealth and I always liked the indstrial look.

LS Vortex 2002
Kysrium elites
Conti 3000s
Easton carbon bar
Speedplay X1
King Ti cages
Reynolds Pro fork
NE is a different style. very intense too.colker
Feb 10, 2003 9:44 AM
bahia is black culture while the ne is mostly native brazilian/ dutch/ french. vey good music too: the mangue beat, a mix of hardcore punk rock and ne drums.
lots of film makers there.
there's intense rivalry between bahia and the NE.
cool colks.Spirito
Feb 10, 2003 8:56 AM
wish i was there myself but its not to be unfortunately.

hope all is well.

ben... you have to go!colker
Feb 10, 2003 9:38 AM
the place is a nation within brasil. afro caribean style. they have their own music(sambareggae), food... as i said, i love the way they speak portuguese. rio is still the city with the most beautifull girls but bahia is .. relaxed. warm ocean. beautifull light.
make it in december. it's the aprty season till march. every night there's something going on. and then start saving for a house in salvador. you'll want to live there.
Failure to provide a ride report will get you banned from here!Tig
Feb 10, 2003 8:25 AM
Well, not really, but you better give us a ride report on this new bike you are getting.
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...Spunout
Feb 10, 2003 4:12 AM
2001 Lemond Zurich. Full Chorus 10, Open Pros, Thomson post and stem. Cinelli bars will be swapped soon for deep Deda non-anatomic.
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...slide
Feb 10, 2003 4:18 AM
Sorry no pic yet.

02 Lemond Buenos Aries
Bontrager Select Wheels
TTT bar and stem
Bontrager seat post
RP seat (Really Painful, need to get that switched asap)
Campy Chorus shifters, cranks and bottom bracket
Campy Centaur frnt and rear derailers, brakes
Wheels Mfg. cassette
Here are mine....SS_MB-7
Feb 10, 2003 4:49 AM
2002 Fuji Track (fixed-gear/singlespeed)

2002 Seven Ti fixed-gear road/singlespeed cyclocross with eccentric BB

2001 Seven Ti disc-only singlespeed with eccentric BB

1999 Seven Ti Axiom

1998 Seven Ti Sola

Ride Hard,
Mike B.
Feb 10, 2003 6:42 AM
Nice bikes.

You have any more pics of the Axiom? What size frame and what components are on it?
Feb 10, 2003 6:54 AM
For more pics, click here.

It's a 50.5cm frame (c-c) and has Campy Record (9-spd).

Ride Hard,
Mike B.
main rideJS Haiku Shop
Feb 10, 2003 6:05 AM
Eddy Merckx Strada OS
Columbus Brain
chromed EM steel fork
57 cm c-c, 56.8 cm tt
Chorus 10
Open Pros (Black)
TTT Forgie/Forgie
Look PP296
San Marco Regal Ti
Elite Ciussi
Cateye Mity 3

* around 21 pounds with pedals and cages
* this is my all day/long-distance bike
ssJS Haiku Shop
Feb 10, 2003 6:12 AM
'00 surly steamroller
4130 cromo
56 cm c-t, 56.8 cm tt
TTT, ritchey, san marco regal, 105, suzue, rx100, sachs, stronglight, elite ciussi, cateye mity 3, pp296 or nashbar mtb spd, zefal clip-on fenders

* weight? i dunno. plenty light.
'crossJS Haiku Shop
Feb 10, 2003 6:19 AM
'01 surly cross-check
4130 cromo
56 cm c-t, 57 cm tt
ultegra 9 speed triple (52/42/30)
xt rear derailleur (11-32)
avid shorty 4 canti
Open Pros (Black)
salsa bell lap bars
ritchey pro stem
Look PP296 or nashbar mtb spd
brooks b17 narrow
Elite Ciussi
Cateye Mity 3

* really freakin' heavy
* this is my 'cross, bad weather, trainer, self-supported long ride, and climbing bike
* pictured here with carradice nelson longflap bag and bagman sport rack
You ever going to fixte that thing???MB1
Feb 10, 2003 7:28 AM
You know, I've got a 14T cog and a lockring that I'll never use just taking up space on my workbench.

check your email...nmJS Haiku Shop
Feb 10, 2003 7:32 AM
My first rideKristin
Feb 10, 2003 6:59 AM
Trek 720. Paid $359. I immediatly swapped the adjustable rise stem and riser bars for a neg. rise stem and straight bars. (Of course at the time I didn't know how to say any of that. With all my knowledge of gear, I mustered, "I'm sitting up too high." But the result was a sleeker hybrid that got a couple nods from other riders along the way.) The Trek served me well, and it wasn't long before I exclaimed, "Hey. I like this." Then some moron stole her. Bummer. Would have made the perfect commuter/learn to wrench bike.
My now rideKristin
Feb 10, 2003 7:59 AM
2001 DeBernardi Aelle 53cm
Yellow/Black Fade
Campy Veloce
Campy Montreal Wheels
What else? I've been thru 3 stems. A TTT, a super long 110 nitto quill, and now a 90mm profile. We'll see if things work out this summer or if I get me a new bike.
Desert Island Bike: Steelman Eurocross 525Dale Brigham
Feb 10, 2003 8:00 AM
"The only bike you'll ever need!"

Not quite, but if I could only have one of my 7 bikes, this would be it. Randos/brevets, singletrack, gravel/dirt roads, cyclocross, MUT-cruising, pavement -- this baby does it all!

Sorry about the overly-large image. I resized (shrank) it with Photoshop Editor, but the image quality went way downhill. Any helpful hints (or snide remarks) are appreciated.

can you compare the new regal ti to the smooth regal ti? nmJS Haiku Shop
Feb 10, 2003 8:06 AM
"But this one goes to 11"Dale Brigham
Feb 10, 2003 8:46 AM

I have not ridden the smooth Regal Ti saddle, so I cannot compare the two. My lower regions get along pretty well with any Selle San Marco saddle (and not any current Sella Italia products); the embroidered Regal Ti is no exception -- it fits.

Personally, I like the look of the smooth ones (no stitching) better, but none were available at the time I placed my order. They are now. Still, the stitching matches my Steelman pretty well, and isn't that what really counts?

A good friend of mine said this of embroidered saddles: "I pay over $100 for shorts without stitching underneath, and then they go and put it on the saddle."

what other san marco saddles have you used?JS Haiku Shop
Feb 10, 2003 10:17 AM
the size (width and taper in the back/center) of the regal fits me just fine, and i'm also enjoying a brooks b17 narrow.

the SM concor series is 135mm wide in the back, and i could not (though i really, really tried) ride the "lite" saddle for 30 miles without standing the last few.

the SM rolls & regals are 150mm wide in the back. i have not tried the rolls, but do have regals on two bikes, and find them "all day comfortable". for true "all day" adventures i added the QR gel cover, at do(u)g's suggestion (last year).

the brooks b17 narrow is 152mm wide at the back.

i'd be interested to hear your comparison between the regal and any other similarly wide saddles. i've been cosidering the rolls, but am not keen on spending $50 to test a saddle, when the regal seems ok.


Race Day, Rolls Due, Strada, Bontrager, and ConcorDale Brigham
Feb 10, 2003 12:34 PM

I have ridden all of those listed above, the Regal, and maybe some ones that I can't remember. I'm enamored with the shape of those saddles from the narrowing portion toward the nose (middle to front). I think that portion of the San Marco saddles is wider than that same portion of the Selle Italia saddles. Seems like my anatomy "cares" more about that part rather than the tail end of the saddles.

They all (San Marco saddles) worked fine for me, although I tend to like the wider-tailed ones for longer rides. Also, I was not as crazy about the Rolls Due as most of the others (seemed a bit "flat" and not enough "saddle-shaped" to me), but it might be different from a regular Rolls.

due=135mm wide. will try regular rolls. thanks again!!! nmJS Haiku Shop
Feb 11, 2003 8:05 AM
Surly, Giant, Santa Cruz, Ventana...gregg
Feb 10, 2003 8:54 AM
This is an old pic, but you can see some of my rides here:

2001 Surly Cross Check
2000 Giant TCR0
2002 Ventana El Sal
'97 Santa Cruz Heckler (since replaced with a 2003 Heckler)

Damn I miss my lil' one car garage. Apartment living sucks.

p.s. No, the Fishers not mine! (nm)gregg
Feb 10, 2003 8:55 AM
ride 1Tig
Feb 10, 2003 9:59 AM
Merckx Fuga
mix of Dura Ace, Ultegra, and 105 (will upgrade shifters next)
Thomson stem & seat post (yummy!)
San Marco Era saddle
crappy, heavy old Rolf wheels that are bomb proof (to be replaced)

This is a wonderful race bike for me. Not as stiff in the bottom bracket as a Team SC or CAD 5, but much more comfortable. The geometry is absolutely perfect.
ride 2Tig
Feb 10, 2003 10:08 AM
Fixed gear conversion of an old 531 custom Romic touring bike that I found at a garage sale for $15. The metalic light purple paint has grown on me. The ride is pure classic steel with the long chain stays and relaxed geometry. I threw on a carbon fiber fork for an even more plush ride. I recently replaced it's old stem and bars with these more classic Cinelli's. A polished seat post will come next. Once you ride fixed, you'll never go without one, while wondering why people have so many gears they don't need!
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...Bonked
Feb 10, 2003 11:08 AM
It's not quite complete (needs the head tube cut and handlebar tape). The actual pic is a little big for this page, so click through if you want a full-sized version. For specs, click here.

Where's all the Colnagos?gregg
Feb 10, 2003 12:52 PM
Judging from the submissions we get to our Photo Gallery, I would have thought that more people on this site ride Colnagos more than anything else!

not actually mine but...mike r
Feb 10, 2003 2:27 PM
my scanner is broken and don't have any photos.
mine is the 2002 model (sloping top tube) with record and open pro wheels, deda magic bar/stem, deda blackstick post, slr saddle, campag record pedals.
My Road Bikesoutofthesaddle
Feb 10, 2003 3:44 PM
# 1
2003 Trek 110 frameset
Full Dura Ace
3TTT Prima 199 bar & Zepp stem
Thompson Post
SLR saddle
Conti GP 3000
Speedplay Zeros

# 2
'99 5200
Profile stem - Kestral EMS Bar
Icon post
Rolf Vector Comp
Conti GP 3000
Speedplay Zeros
My Road Bikesoutofthesaddle
Feb 10, 2003 3:52 PM
# 1
2003 Trek 110 frameset
Full Dura Ace
3TTT Prima 199 bar & Zepp stem
Thompson Post
SLR saddle
Conti GP 3000
Speedplay Zeros

# 2
'99 5200
Profile stem - Kestral EMS Bar
Icon post
Rolf Vector Comp
Conti GP 3000
Speedplay Zeros
Sorry - two failed attempts at getting pic posted. (nm)outofthesaddle
Feb 10, 2003 3:53 PM
Try again!!!lancewannabe
Mar 1, 2003 7:13 AM
We (I) want to see the 5900. Check my 2002 out down later on the thread.
Fondriest MDCyashcha
Feb 10, 2003 4:01 PM
My current bike:
2003 Fondriest Madonna Di Campiglio
Mizuno fork
Full Dura Ace
Ksyrium Elite Wheels
Campy Chorus Post
Dura ace SPD-SL pedals
Aliante Ti Saddle
ITM millenium stem
Ritchey Semi-classic bars
French Cloth Bar tape.

I like it so far.
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...Helix
Feb 10, 2003 4:50 PM
Bought last year after my favorite bike, a 1973 Colnago Super that I rode for 28 years, was stolen.

Colnago MXL built up with Italian parts (Record gruppo, Nucleon wheels, Fizik saddle, Record pedals, etc) except for Easton carbon handlebars. Fast and light (<19 lbs) but I still miss my old Colnago Super.
Fondriest Carb LevelRide-Fly
Feb 10, 2003 9:49 PM
picked it up about 2 weeks ago.
Klein Quantum RaceRide-Fly
Feb 10, 2003 9:53 PM
going on 3 years with this bike. Still love the ride quality of this Aluminum steed.
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...Tito71
Feb 11, 2003 10:23 AM
2002 Cannondale CAAD5 58cm
Dura-Ace Group
Coda 900 crankset
Coombe Pro pedals
Cinelli Solido
3T Prima 199
USE Alien Ti
Selle Italia SLR
Mavic Open Pro's on Ultegra

not the lightest wheelset but still totals 17.5 lbs.
all my rides..._rt_
Feb 11, 2003 11:11 AM
'01 Trek OCLV 5200 50cm
Ultegra front/rear der, bb, brake levers, brake calipers
DuraAce cranks
Cane Creek ti wheelset
Profile Design stem (70mm)
Profile Design AC fork (full carbon)
Syncros headset
Syncros handlebars
black cork tape
Look 236 pedals
Thomson seatpost
Serfa DD Pro saddle
never weighed it, but probably ~17 lbs

frame, pre-build

currently on the trainer
'00 Bianchi Giro
Ultegra shifters, brakes, bb, front/rear der
105 cranks, brake calipers
Bianchi carbon/alu fork
Syncros seatpost
Serfa DD Pro saddle
Chris King headset
bianchi stem (threaded) & bars
black cork tape
shimano 747 pedals
Mavic CP21/105 wheelset
weight ~18 lbs (pre-exile to the trainer)

built up for racing

Dean Ace 3.0 (custom)
front triangle: titanium
rear triangle: black ano alu
Marzocci X-Fly ('00)
Cane Creek custom rear shock
Chris King headset
Icon stem
Easton carbon CT2 handle bar
Schwinn red sparkle grips
XTR shifters/levers, rear der, rear brake caliper
Mavic 517/XTR wheelset
XT front der, cassette
Cane Creek DC-5 rear brake caliper
Truvativ Team Stylo cranks & ISIS bb
Eggbeater pedals
Syncros seatpost
Serfa DD pro saddle (see a pattern here?)
weight: 23.4 lbs

other mtn (currently being rebuilt)
Trek 8000 wsd ('01 13" frame)
Cane Creek C-2 headset
Profile Design carbon flat bar
XTR shifter/levers
Schwinn red sparkle grips
(no stem currently)
SID XC 80mm ('01)
Cane Creek Thudbuster suspension seatpost
Serfa DD pro saddle
TruVativ Team Stylo cranks
UN72 bb
XTR rear der
LX front der
XTR rear brake caliper
Cane creek DC-5 front brake caliper
Bontrager/LX wheelset
Time ATAC pedals
weight: ~22 lbs

in her former glory (before being cannibalized for parts for the Dean)

and finally
the baby bike
1976 Motobecane Nomad (36 cm)
weight: about 40 lbs!!

the end.
Nice Tags......I_See_Fred_People
Feb 12, 2003 7:43 AM
....Vanity for sure.
Feb 12, 2003 9:04 AM

tag was a gift to myself after i finished my degree.

re: What's you ride? Post a pic...Tito71
Feb 11, 2003 2:26 PM
2002 Cannondale CAAD5 58cm
Dura-Ace Group
Coda 900 crankset
Coombe Pro pedals
Cinelli Solido
3T Prima 199
USE Alien Ti
Selle Italia SLR
Mavic Open Pro's on Ultegra

not the lightest wheelset but still totals 17.5 lbs.
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...mapei boy
Feb 11, 2003 4:57 PM
sorry about the flash flare.
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...mackgoo
Feb 12, 2003 2:46 PM
Here's the winter bike I use for "non" racing cyclo cross. I've since put Conti Cross max tubs on and Mafac H5's.
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...mackgoo
Feb 12, 2003 2:50 PM
Here's the summer bike. That's my paint design. They did a great job but,Colnago the old Bianchi isn't. Next year I'm going back to Celeste. The tape has to go too.
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...mackgoo
Feb 12, 2003 2:57 PM
Goofed cuttin and pasting. Here's the real bike.
what handlebars in this pic? thanks! nmJS Haiku Shop
Feb 13, 2003 5:52 AM
how do you like that sprung brooks? nmJS Haiku Shop
Feb 13, 2003 5:53 AM
how do you like that sprung brooks? nmmackgoo
Feb 13, 2003 9:14 AM
I like it. When I'm doing the off road thing I'm not on the saddle a whole lot. When getting a good spin going if I'm not carefull I can get a bounce going.
The handle bars in both pictures are Cinelli Eubios.
thanks! nmJS Haiku Shop
Feb 13, 2003 9:51 AM
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...lancewannabe
Feb 28, 2003 5:11 PM
2002 Trek 5900
Shimano Dura-Ace
Deda Newton Bar/Stem
Rolf Sestriere
USE Alien Carbon
Selle Italia SLR (Soon to be replaced by Fizik Aliante)
Speedplay X1

Sub 15lbs.
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...4bykn
Mar 1, 2003 6:15 AM
Hmmm, I missed this thread the first time around, here goes!
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...4bykn
Mar 1, 2003 6:18 AM
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...NikoK
Mar 5, 2003 7:15 AM
Ciöcc Booster, 57cm, Dedacciai 7003 H.T.
Fork: Advanced tech FKA
Dura-Ace groupset,HED3,Corima Ellipse,DeDa AeroBlue,Dia-Compe 188,Selle San Marco Triathgel Azoto,Look PP296,FSA Orbit XLII
drool! nmJS Haiku Shop
Mar 5, 2003 10:56 AM
drool! nmNikoK
Mar 8, 2003 10:51 PM
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...Live Steam
Mar 5, 2003 7:33 AM

Colnago Crystal - Record 10, Spinergy Xaero, Mich Pro Race, ITM stem, Easton Carbon bars, Reynolds Uzo Pro fork, Look Team Saeco 396 pedals, Elite Cussi cages

Giant TCR Carbon ONCE Comp, Record 10, Mavic Ksyrium SSL SC, Mich Axial Pro, Deda Balckstick carbon post, ITM stem, Easton Carbon bars, Elite Patao cages
Tommasini Sintesiukiahb
Mar 5, 2003 10:52 AM
2002 Tommasini Sintesi w/ Chorus...closeout at Colorado Cyclist...bought largely based on favorable comments here and love the bike.
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...jwarrenod
Mar 16, 2003 8:44 PM
2001 TCR-2
Full 105
Speedplay X2's and Ksyrium Elites, otherwise stock.

Took the picture today on my short neighborhood ride. Had to use that pose as it reminds me of one taken in Hawaii. Sort of the same, but with ice on the beach and floating a good 50 yards out into Lake Michigan.

Here's my Specialized Hardrockgirchygirchy
Mar 19, 2003 10:31 PM
I feel like an ant among giants here, with my modest ride. But I like it, and that's all that matters :Þ

I also have a '73 AMF Westpoint 3-spd, which I'm beginning the process of restoring. No pics of it yet. I'd love to get a roadie, but being a poor college student doesn't help that at all. I'm thinking of picking up a cheap Nashbar road frame, and slowly building it up...we'll see.

'01 Specialized Hardrock A1 Comp FS
RS Duke XC 80mm fork
Alivio/Deore drivetrain
Deore disc hubs
Sun Rhyno Lite rims
Avid disc front, OEM V-brake rear
weight: a bit heavy.

nice ride. that's exactly where i started...JS Haiku Shop
Mar 20, 2003 7:11 AM
but, without suspension.

beware those nashbar frames. i hear bad reports on the mtb frames--bent frames, misalinged rear dropouts, poor condition, etc.

ya might check for an inexpensive Al or steel frame.

Mar 20, 2003 9:45 AM
They seem to be great first 'real' bikes, which is what mine is. As you can see, it's gotten me more interested in the sport, so I've upgraded a bit. One of my friends is possibly purchasing a fully rigid Fisher Tarpon at a discount, it looks like it'll be a good starter too...maybe he'll get into the sport!

Thanks for the advice on the Nashbar frames, I'll pass on them then. A lot of people have suggested going used, so I'll look at that route...chucksbikes has some great deals too, thanks for the link!

re: What's you ride? Post a pic...oldschool
Mar 26, 2003 6:20 AM
'01 58 Gunnar Roadie + Campy
The least flashy bike I've ever had. It's also the first steal I've ridden in over 10 years.
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...Zogpound
Mar 26, 2003 5:55 PM
2001 Independant Fab Crown Jewel.
Full DA except the Cane Creek brakes
Speedplay X2's
Mavic Cosmic Elite (about to be replaced by ??)
Specialized elite computer
Kenda Kontender lite tires.
ITM stem and bars
Thompson Post
King Headset
My Litespeed Do It All BikeFixie-ated
Apr 1, 2003 5:21 AM
I picked up LS Hiwassee Mtb and converted it to a CX/Road/Adventure bike. It has taken me away from my Trek YFoil, my Fuji Cross and my Cannondale Mtb.

I use this bike to commute to work, cyclocross and investigate unexplored trails and dirt roads. This is the most fun I have had on a bike in some years.
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...jwarrenod
Apr 1, 2003 4:40 PM
Here's my new ride. Tange Prestige with a Martec M3 fork and FSA Headset bought from Full 105 group that I picked up via eBay and the LBS. Compared to my Giant TCR-2 with Kyserium's that I simply love its even better. A very forgiving ride and quite a different cockpit than the TCR. Not better but certainly different. FYI, I love the Coda saddle that I picked up for $9.50 at the LBS.

I've got about $550 in this bike.

re: What's you ride? Post a pic...jwarrenod
Apr 1, 2003 4:41 PM
Here's the pic
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...ArvinC
Apr 9, 2003 2:54 PM
Here's mine: 52 cm 2001 Kestrel Talon with Kestrel EMS Pro fork, Full Ultegra, Shimano WH-540R wheelset with Hutchinson Carbon Comp tires, Selle San Marco Concour Lite saddle, Ritchey Pro-Series stem, TTT Forma SL bar and Look PP396 Laurent Jalabert Special Edition pedals.
re: What's you ride? Post a pic...aliensporebomb
Apr 20, 2003 7:44 PM
2002 Giant TCR2
Full 105
Vetta VT55 Computer
Cinelli Bar & tape
Pretty much stock - I love it - fast, fun, excellent...