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Cheer up, DST is in 11 DAYS!!! Poll(48 posts)

Cheer up, DST is in 11 DAYS!!! PollKristin
Mar 26, 2003 1:59 PM
What are you buying this spring? If you already bought it, post a pic.
Ordered a Colnago Master X-Light, 2-01-03Iamhoosier
Mar 26, 2003 3:03 PM
supposedly to be in approx. 5 weeks. Still waiting. Been on Cannondale hybrid for about 3 years. Present to myself for my 50th b-day in July! Still going back & forth on which wheelset to buy. Anyone with suggestions? Money not an overriding concern. Shimano group. (I know, I know)

Ordered a Colnago Master X-Light, 2-01-03Franchise
Mar 26, 2003 3:13 PM

Happy 50th!(belated) What a birthday present! I love my 'nago(CT-1). I am assuming you are from IN. I currently live in Indianapolis. Where did you order your new ride? LBS, Mail Order(Maestro)?
Thanks, but not belated, this coming JulyIamhoosier
Mar 26, 2003 3:25 PM
Bought from LBS in Clarksville, IN. Has taken good care of me the last 3 years since I don't know sh*t. I belive in rewarding good service. Not a big time rider. Do maybe 1,500 miles per year, mostly alone. good therapy and stress reduction. the only excercise that I have stayed with over the years, hence the new bike. "Fred" is because of the bike, much better than I am. But I will not stoop to full kit. :-)
MXL - Ride to Live/Live to Ridemass_biker
Mar 26, 2003 7:13 PM
Have an MXL that I have trained and raced on for years. Has been relegated to back-up bike status with the arrival of my new al/carbon jobbie. As for build, I would say go with Dura-Ace. I ran DA on my MXL and it was flawless. Let the Italo purists be damned - the stuff works fine and is there for you when times get tough. Of course, when I moved the parts over to the new ride, I rebuilt the MXL with essentially a DA gruppo but took the opportunity of the downtube shifter bosses to install 9 speed downtube shifters. Retro yet perfectly functional. I look forward to hearing about your new gem.

You asked about wheelset - I am running Open Pro on Ultegra hubs. 32H and DT butted spokes. Light and strong and no muss or fuss.

New Tires!RJF
Mar 26, 2003 3:15 PM
Um, it's no Colnago or anything, but I did just get some new Conti 2000's for my bike. She seems to really like them! Over the winter I bought a new frame (Pinarello Surprise), shifters, rear derailler, stem, headset, and cables, so this spring is going to be a bit light in the "new purchases" department.
Colnago Dream Plus with Record 10 :)lonefrontranger
Mar 26, 2003 3:18 PM
It's already built and has been raced for a month and is now satisfyingly filthy. I'm riding it this afternoon, in fact.

I have some really crappy pics; posted one a while back. My SO's teammate was supposed to send the good digicam shots I made weeks ago on the night it was built up, guess I need to call him again...
Colnago Dream Plus with Record 10 :)Dream plus
Mar 27, 2003 11:17 AM
Just out of curiousity, have you ever crashed your Dream? I shudder when I think of scratching the paint. That said, I've entered my first road race. Day 1 is a circuit race and day 2 a 75 mile road race, so I'm not too scared....but crits???... now there's another story.
Colnago Dream Plus (AD10)with Chorus Record 10spd mix
not yet, it's three weeks oldlonefrontranger
Mar 27, 2003 2:35 PM
I've already managed to scuff the LH seatstay but it's not really that noticable. I imagine it will have any number of stone chips after the Boulder Roubaix (2 weeks from now).

The Dream frame that preceded it was ridden for a month, raced once, then disassembled and sold on Ebay (the distributor shipped me the wrong size).

I am more of a crit racer than a road racer by nature. I love the bike and it handles better than anything I've ever ridden. If I crash, so be it - life's too short to worry about this stuff. My SO races his Dream in crits and hasn't crashed it yet, tho he's made some amazing "saves". Maybe it's keeping such a nice bike off the pavement that inspires him.
re: Cheer up, DST is in 11 DAYS!!! PollLen J
Mar 26, 2003 3:25 PM
Outstanding!!! nmIamhoosier
Mar 26, 2003 3:30 PM
re: Cheer up, DST is in 11 DAYS!!! Pollcertainfate
Mar 26, 2003 3:34 PM
I am really stoked at my most current bike. I built this up over the winter. You can see it in the bicycle gallery... it is the Milano 3v wing. I just posted the pic the other day. Finally some nice weather on the east (philly). I haven't ridden this until recently. I was still riding my winter beater.

Cheers to spring!

IMHO: You win.djg
Mar 26, 2003 3:40 PM
Excellent looking ride. I had an old Masi that, in a moment of weakness and stupidity, I sold. Truth be told, it wasn't a perfect fit, but it was a sweet bike. Nice to see the next generation looking good.

Ride report?
Beautiful bike. What did you build it with? nmKristin
Mar 26, 2003 3:43 PM
Oops. That's such a great picture that I thoughtKristin
Mar 26, 2003 3:46 PM
Without really looking, I thought you had just linked to the builders website. Well designed web page too!
Thanks... The pictures I took the first day I wentcertainfate
Mar 26, 2003 4:23 PM
for a ride, just down the block around the corner and home... I need to update my site, soon.

Thanks again

That's a sweet bike.look271
Mar 26, 2003 8:51 PM
My Kg 361 will be built similarly; D/A w/ Ultegra calipers, Ksyriums and ITM stem and bar, pp296's. Nice ride.
That's a sweet bike.certainfate
Mar 28, 2003 11:18 AM
Thanks... I wanted to build it with Record... but I got laid off. So I had some DA parts, and only had to purchase a few DA. So I decided it would be smartest to hold off on a whole new Record group.

I love it how it is! but Italiano components would make it even sweeter.

Post your look when get it hooked up!


It's done.look271
Mar 29, 2003 3:11 PM
I took it for a ride yesterday. It's a bit stiffer than my kg 271 was but still rides great. It's in it's completed form now except for the seatpost; I have an Am classic on it but I just sniped a Look ergopost on E-bay so I'll put that on and then I'll post the pics =) My decision to go with D/A and Ultegra was economical too. I had Mektromics on the 271 and wanted to go with something else-I already had the D/A crank and Ultegra calipers so it was a difference of just buying the shifters and rear derailer or getting a complete new grouppo. No-brainer. Perhaps my next bike will be Campy (although, really, I can't imagine anything shifting better than the D/A-quick, decisive, and easy). Enjoy your new steed!
It's done.certainfate
Mar 30, 2003 7:50 AM
Awesome... I have an Ergopost... It looks totally rad! But when I built this I put a thomson laid back on it. The look post slipped a little... the post is smooth carbon, I would tighten it a lot eventually it felt as though I was going to crush the seat tube.! Do you have the ergostem?


It's done.look271
Mar 30, 2003 11:29 AM
Nope. I'd like a carbo-stem but I can't find them-I think there was a problem and they recalled a bunch of them. Right now I have an ITM Big One. It's stiff and fairly light and it looks OK. It snowed today so no riding! It should be nicer tomorrow so I should be able to ride.
It's done.certainfate
Mar 30, 2003 1:10 PM
I have a carbostem... but one that wasn't defective... (or so they say), pooring rain here and cold, almost went for it anyhow, but decided to catch up on some work :( I think it will be better tomorrow.

nice are my new toys.Frith
Mar 26, 2003 4:00 PM
I bought this a couple weeks ago. will be picking it up sometime next week...

and this beautifull speciman I won on ebay...I'll be picking it up this weekend. I can't wait. Talk about opposite ends of the spectrum.
Fuji Roubaix Pro and rebuilt Motobecane as Singlespeedss-nyc
Mar 26, 2003 5:04 PM
The pics are from my LBS website that did the work...

What are you buying this spring?Ahimsa
Mar 26, 2003 6:03 PM
Well, I ordered my Habanero 'cross frame the other day. It's to be my "all 'rounder" touring/century/trail/traffic bike.

I have no pics as it is still en route.

I'm putting it together with a King headset, Surly Crosscheck fork, Salsa SUL stem, Salsa Delagado rims/105 hubs, Ultegra tranny, V-brakes ala Avid SD Ultimates, Koobi saddle, Nitto bars, Diacompe 287-V's, a set of Kelly Takeoffs equiped with DA downtubies, Campy Record carbon post....I dunno, I think that's the lion's share of it so far. A real mismatch hodge-podge just to piss off all you kit purity freaks.

I'm also going to strip the fork and stem to bare raw steel and then clear powder coat 'em. I figure that will give me a suitably industrial look. I'm sure many fully kitted flashy types will hate it. What can I say, I'm a problem child.

I'm also ordering a wheel to be built for my older Cannondale. A White Industries SS/Fixed hub for vert dropouts and an Open Pro rim.

I'll convert her over to daily commuter duty as a SS with some bullhorns or flats from the parts bin. Then I'll start scoping cheap steel frames to swap the wheel and parts into (that Cannondale is probably on it's way out).

Should keep me busy this year.


A. (Pics when it gets here)
It isn't a new bike but .....allezrider
Mar 26, 2003 7:16 PM
new shoes and a new pedal system(to be determined after a little more research)

after using mtn shoes and pedals it is quite exciting to have some road shoes and a larger platform.
Just got a pair!speedisgood
Mar 28, 2003 7:00 AM
I love them! The carbon sole really makes a positive difference (using Speedplays) by spreading out the pressure over my whole foot. The Speedplay cleat fits with no adapter, too. The shoe says it's a 42 but fits more like a narrow 43, which is what I ordered. I had to cut off part of the silver plastic base that the 2 forward buckles are attached to to take some pressure off the ousides of my feet. After that, the shoes have broken in nicely. Hope you like yours!
re: Cheer up, DST is in 11 DAYS!!! Pollbianchi boy
Mar 26, 2003 7:19 PM
My recent bike purchases have been limited to jerseys as I blew my budget at Christmas. Got a new Eddy Merckx Corsa .01 frame, which I've been riding like crazy. Finally retired the old Bianchi, and swapped all the Ultegra gear to the Eddy. Don't have a picture of Eddy yet, but hope to take some soon.
New Look kg 361.look271
Mar 26, 2003 7:37 PM
Being built @ shop. I'll pick it up tomorrow or Fri. Can't wait! I'll post pics.......
probably closer to late summer/early fallJS Haiku Shop
Mar 27, 2003 5:52 AM
frame bought & paid for but kit forthcoming.
My purchase was humbleKristin
Mar 27, 2003 6:23 AM
I'm really liking this and think I'll have a blast using it. Unfortunately, my purchase did come with a muscular man like the picture shows.
False advertising?
Your Freudian Slip is showing......Len J
Mar 27, 2003 6:39 AM
"my purchase """did""" come with a muscular man like the picture shows."


He'd probably by stupid for what you would have paid for him anyway.

LOL. Wish fulfillment. I learned about that in Psych 101. nmKristin
Mar 27, 2003 6:53 AM
re: Cheer up, DST is in 11 DAYS!!! PollHorace Greeley
Mar 27, 2003 7:35 AM
Previously posted (see link below), my new KG381. I spent my Winter obsessing over the build. A great distraction.
KG381i, Credit Agricole colors.Ian
Mar 27, 2003 8:00 AM
Here is a pic of my new ride.

Beautiful, Ian!look271
Mar 27, 2003 10:39 AM
What crank is that? Is it a Look?
Mar 27, 2003 11:02 AM
Yes, I got a pair of Look carbon cranks. I put FSA rings on there, I figured the black rings would look better than the silver D/A ones.

Mar 27, 2003 11:49 AM
Where did you get them? I looked (although not a lot) for them and couldn't find them.
Mar 27, 2003 12:53 PM
Locally, any Veltec dealer can order them. I got lucky enough to get one of the first few pairs in the US. There should be more available soon, if they are not already.

Thanks (nm).look271
Mar 27, 2003 1:45 PM
My new toy...noveread
Mar 27, 2003 8:10 AM
Though not originally in the market for a new ride, I decided to treat myself after some employment issues! Anyway, the picture is from before the position being dialed in. I've got about 120miles on the ride so far and it is just a screamer of a ride!

Nice. Which race will I see it in Sunday? (nm)TFerguson
Mar 27, 2003 5:41 PM
Parkside Crit in Kenosha... nmnoveread
Mar 28, 2003 8:43 AM
Yes, but which one? nmTFerguson
Mar 28, 2003 2:17 PM
New Commutin' Bad BoyWrigleyRoadie
Mar 27, 2003 9:26 AM
This was my winter lay-away. Now I'm strugglin' to decide between Ksyriums, Velomax Ascents, Rolf Vigors or AmClassic 420s with my tax return! Tough life, I know. :-)
Nice. Kozy's? nmKristin
Mar 27, 2003 9:44 AM
Nice. Kozy's? nmWrigleyRoadie
Mar 27, 2003 3:37 PM
Howdyaguess? For big inner-city shop, they were awesome. Set-up was perfect, and the price was right. A+
Not much. New light for the commuter.djg
Mar 28, 2003 7:38 AM
Niterider Digital Evolution.

I'll put new tires on both bikes in a few weeks (I've got a set of Vittoria CX opens going on the Nag and a set of Vreds going on the commuter).

I've been eyeing all sorts of things but I'm actually hoping I don't succumb to much of anything. I want more time with what I have more than I want more stuff.