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Who got a new bike this summer?(37 posts)

Who got a new bike this summer?Wild Bill
Aug 28, 2003 4:21 AM
Should be in the end of Septemberbikefreax
Aug 28, 2003 4:43 AM
I have ordered a new carbon fram that should be in around September 25th.
Nice bike, I have a question...divve
Aug 28, 2003 4:57 AM
When I switched to Campy a while back I had to make my own custom cable stop adapters so I could use the Campy adjuster knobs with my frame. Prior to that Cannondale had installed in-line cable adjuster with the DA system. Could you tell me what Cannondale did on your bike? Thanks.
Nice bike, I have a question...Wild Bill
Aug 28, 2003 5:34 AM
I wish I had a digital camera so I could take a photo to show you.
Basically they supplied in-line cable adjusters. (you cut your cable housing and install them some where between your frame and handlebar).
I didn't install mine as they really look cheap! Also I tune my own bike and have never needed to make an adjustment on the fly.
I have a problem with Cannondale Si BB/crank arm/chain ring.
One thing I have found out is that the Cannondale chain rings have the same bolt pattern as Shimano(125). If your bike has the Hollowgram Si BB and crank arms, and your bike has Campy 10 speed then you may have trouble like I am having.
When you shift from the 53 to the 42 the chain will go in between the two chain rings(the 10 speed chain is narrow enough to fit as the chain rings are spaced for Shimano).
I am looking into getting a different spider that will accommodate the Campy chain rings(130 bolt pattern).
Nice bike, I have a question...divve
Aug 28, 2003 6:33 AM
That's rather disappointing to hear. Those cranks are supposed to be the latest and greatest....
I only have the SI Hollowgram cranks on my MTB. They work fine there as the rest of the drive train is 9-speed Shimano. My road bike on the other hand has a standard BB shell and Record cranks. I don't know what's on your bike but perhaps the latest MK IV spider and rings have a more optimal 10-speed spacing?
Nice bike, I have a question...Wild Bill
Aug 28, 2003 6:56 AM
Mine are the MKlll. Where do you get the MKlV chain rings?
Nice bike, I have a question...divve
Aug 28, 2003 8:14 AM
I guess you can try contacting Cannondale. Think they spec the '04 road bikes with MKIV. I have no idea whether they've actually made any modifications to the spacing however.
Still feels new...Breakfast
Aug 28, 2003 5:29 AM
Take a look...

Serotta Legend Ti
Me to........Len J
Aug 28, 2003 5:33 AM
New this Winter.
re: Who got a new bike this summer?aliensporebomb
Aug 28, 2003 6:15 AM
I got a new rather expensive mountain bike this year...

My road bike I got late last season:

nice bikes... not nice pedalsrrjc5488
Aug 28, 2003 6:59 AM
Why the platforms on your mtb? sweet bike though
Nice Epic.... remove the reflectors please :) (nm)Aztec
Aug 28, 2003 8:38 AM
Nice Epic.... remove the reflectors please :) (nm)aliensporebomb
Aug 28, 2003 3:18 PM
Reflectors are already gone - that was literally taken
five minutes off the back of the car.

I ride clipless on my road bike, I ride platforms on my
MTB mainly due to cheapness. I need to get all new MTB
shoes and clipless hardware so that will happen at some
point in time.

I still am a little weirded out about going over a cliff
clipped in on MTB.

I was thinking about getting those cool Kona Jack-Tschit
platforms for the MTB but haven't made up my mind yet.
re: Who got a new bike this summer?MVN
Aug 28, 2003 6:15 AM
I got a 2003 Trek 5200 Pearl Black Carbon. It looks a little different now b/c I just put Michelin Carbon tires on it w/red sidewall stripes and a Selle Italia TransAm MaxFlite GelFlow saddle. I've put 1100 miles on it in just under 3 months, which is more than I've been able to do recently b/c of grad. school. Rides great and is super comfy.
surprised to see a spoke protector on a 5200's wheelsetJS Haiku Shop
Aug 28, 2003 6:23 AM
then again, one of the guys in our club rides a 5200 with a kickstand and handlebar mirror.

This pic was taken right after I got it, and in my haste to takeMVN
Aug 28, 2003 9:54 AM
a picture I forgot to take the thing off. It came off after I took the pics (duh!).
My 5200 came with a spoke protector also.MKD
Aug 28, 2003 1:57 PM
I took it off immediately with the reflectors of course.
Does this countContinental
Aug 28, 2003 6:18 AM
I bought a 1971 Schwinn Sports Tourer. Nice, comfortable easy riding bike full of personal nostalgia. It's a perfect bike for "go easy" days and it makes my modern Fuji seem really fast, light, and responsive.
Does this countrubendc19
Aug 28, 2003 6:53 AM
Not as beautiful and expenisive as the bikes up above, but I'm new to roadbiking this summer,...... again those are some nice machines you guys posted up there
Does this countrubendc19
Aug 28, 2003 6:55 AM
My new pride and joy...shrEd
Aug 28, 2003 7:07 AM
Just built up this puppy this summer and I'm enjoying every minute of riding it...

Long Live Ernesto!

BTW, the Saeco Cannondale is sweet...
How do you like your Cosmic Carbones?Look381i
Sep 24, 2003 8:10 AM
I am debating between them and Zipp 404s. I'm leaning toward the Zipps because of weight, but I have had great success with Mavic wheels in past.
Two moots!mugg
Aug 28, 2003 7:37 AM
Sweet looking ride you got there wild Bill. Got a Cannondale cyclocross myself.

We took the plunged this year and added two moots roadie to our bike quiver. Well worth the price for what you get, IMHO. And they're beautifully crafted in the Rockies.

Moots Vamoots mugging beautifully with our fat cat.

Moots Mootivator.

So happy together.

I bought one - but ....toomanybikes
Aug 28, 2003 8:39 AM
.. don't have it yet.

I bought a classic steel frame, with chromed forks and chainstays, had it built up with Campy Centaur 10.

Unfortunately, due to the wildfires outside of town we were evacuated from our home last week, along with 30,000 other people. Over 240 families lost their homes to the fire so far!

The dis-location from the evacuation has prevented me getting to Vancouver to pick up my new baby - but when things settle down, I will be heading to Vancouver to bring my baby home!

I can hardly wait, but realistically, another week probably (SIGH!!!!).
re: Who got a new bike this summer?Jay H
Aug 28, 2003 9:30 AM
Yup, got it two days ago..

The only thing I'm changing is the saddle as I ordered a black with red accent Aspide and I got the black and silver..

49cm KG381i Jalabert colors
Record triple
Speedplay X2
SSM Aspide/USE Alien
Tacx Tao

re: Who got a new bike this summer?bburgoyne26
Aug 28, 2003 4:07 PM
Jay...didn't I just see this on the Home Theater forum?

Funny seeing you in both places? Two expensive hobbies!
Nice Look. Here's mine. New early this year.KG 361
Aug 29, 2003 9:48 AM
Specs are here.
re: Who got a new bike this summer?gray8110
Aug 28, 2003 9:52 AM
I got a new frame :) It's perty. It's quick to change into TT form so right now it's my TT bike. It'll get the brunt of my riding over winter though.
Very nice Cannondale, but what's on the back of your...MVN
Aug 28, 2003 10:06 AM
saddlebag? Can't quite make it out. Looks like a cell phone or minipump, maybe. Just curious.
Very nice Cannondale, but what's on the back of your...Wild Bill
Aug 28, 2003 11:22 AM
I mounted my Cat Eye tail light directly to the saddle bag. The thing hanging off the back of the saddle bag is my "BEAR SPAY". It has a belt clip that fit right on the saddle bag where the light would go.
re: Who got a new bike this summer?Toothpick
Aug 28, 2003 12:11 PM
I did. About three weeks ago. Campy Chorus, except for Record levers. Ritchey bar/stem. Campy Neutron wheels.
re: Who got a new bike this summer?cyclingforhealth
Aug 28, 2003 1:45 PM
I got my Giant Revive. I like it a lot, but I don't have anything to compare it to.
my new friend . . .Drone 5200
Aug 28, 2003 3:00 PM
Purchased 1,500 miles ago (march 2003)
5200, triple
selle italia flite trans am
62 cm, 130 stem
spd-r pedals

for the Fashion Police: yes, that is 4 cm of spacers. I lowered it to 2 cm about a month ago and so far so good. It is actually more comfortable with the 3.5" drop that I've got now. But I'm waiting to cut.
double take . . .TNSquared
Aug 28, 2003 3:51 PM
frame material aside, scary close. and you see how I dealt with the 4 cm of spacers. standard on a trek, due to the short head tube i guess. i don't want to cut the steerer yet "just in case" so a -17 degree stem did the trick
sir, you have impecable taste!Drone 5200
Aug 28, 2003 4:25 PM
I love it. I was oh so close to getting that one. Looks like we've got the same cages and seat. I do like the look of that horizontal stem. How long is it? What brand?

I don't understand the "Im not gonna get a trek 'cause they are too common" sentiment. I like to see other treks on the road.

Happy trails!
sir, you have impecable taste!TNSquared
Aug 29, 2003 5:52 AM
I was torn between the 2300 and 5200 myself, but when my wife heard the price difference she wasn't undecided at all! lol! I learned, though. Next time, I'll start with the Madone and work my way down. :)

Same cages for sure, and my saddle is the standard Flite Ti, so very close.

The stem is a Ritchey Pro, 130mm. Great stem - stiff and with a four bolt open face clamp like the Deda Newton. Ritchey also makes a -10 degree, but in the Pro the longest length is 120mm.

FYI, the cheapest place by far I found for the Pro is $45 there vs. $60 or more everywhere else.

I'm not swayed by the "treks have no soul" argument either, and I'm not a lance wannabe. It's the rider that provides the soul, and treks are just darn good bikes - period.

Someone even tried to tell me that treks are "disposable" bikes, to which I replied "just makes the lifetime warranty that much more impressive, doesn't it."
winter / bad weather bike; 260 miles since 8/18 (nm)JS Haiku Shop
Aug 29, 2003 5:30 AM