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Title: Post your rides
Post by: badger60.1 on January 24, 2012, 00:43
ok folks as an ice breaker post up some pics of youre bikes,this is mine i only got it in october so havent really had chance to ride it properly,although i do ride my mountain bike through winter
(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj53/badger4840/P1000176.jpg)
click on the picture to enlarge

[EDIT: L'arriviste - spelling correction in thread title]
Title: Re: post youre rides
Post by: Dim on January 24, 2012, 01:10
My Kona. (I will point out this was immediately after building. The reflectors and idiot disc got removed about five minutes later)
Title: Re: post youre rides
Post by: BlueBuzzard on January 24, 2012, 12:06
ok folks as an ice breaker post up some pics of youre bikes,this is mine i only got it in october so havent really had chance to ride it properly,although i do ride my mountain bike through winter
(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj53/badger4840/P1000176.jpg)
click on the picture to enlarge

SOB, feel like smiting you just for having a Dogma  ;D Lucky so and so!
Title: Re: post youre rides
Post by: badger60.1 on January 24, 2012, 12:13
cheers mate ive not had it long had a bad year last year lost my mum and mother in law within 3 weeks so i thought lifes to short and sold my moda stretto and wilier gran turismo and bought the Dogma my son has bought a Pinarello Paris frame off the Motorpoint team (last seasons unused spare i assume) and is currently building it up on campag super record 11 i'll post pics when its done
Title: Re: post youre rides
Post by: BlueBuzzard on January 25, 2012, 19:19
Well here's my trusty steed  :P

2010 Focus Varaido now running an 11-26 SRAM rear cassette on Bontrager Race Wheels (already started changing bits) although the wheels cost me nothing as the nice bloke who ran me over replaced the wheels. Look Keo pedals recently added and it'll be getting a new set of boots just prior to the first Sportive in March.
Title: Re: post youre rides
Post by: badger60.1 on January 25, 2012, 21:38
nice i've been looking at Focus bikes for a while now they are a great piece of kit
Title: Re: post youre rides
Post by: badger60.1 on January 25, 2012, 21:48
This is my sons motorpoint pinarello paris it should hopefully be complete in the next week or two i'll post pictures when its finished
(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj53/badger4840/230f8d0b.jpg)
(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj53/badger4840/1e1bae20.jpg)
Title: Re: post youre rides
Post by: BlueBuzzard on January 25, 2012, 21:55
nice i've been looking at Focus bikes for a while now they are a great piece of kit

For a first bike it's been an absolute bargain, grabbed it right at the end of the season and it was knocked down from £1100 to £600. Eventually it'll be a good winter/training bike when I have enough cash for an all Carbon one but it got me round the Midland Monster, Dragon Ride, Tour Ride (Bury St Eds to Sandringham) and Ride of the Falling Leaves last year without any problems. Did about 2500 miles on it last year and only had one major mishap when the original 105 chain snapped on my first ever Sportive :( Needless to say that got binned and it's got a Dura Ace 10 Speed Chain on it now.
Title: Re: post youre rides
Post by: Jamsque on January 26, 2012, 11:04
I spent £800 on a barely-used Boardman Team Carbon early last year, rode it for 8 months, moved to London, and had it stolen.

My new ride is an Barracuda Cipressa. Pro pro.
Title: Re: post youre rides
Post by: Ryaguas on January 27, 2012, 04:20
ok folks as an ice breaker post up some pics of youre bikes,this is mine i only got it in october so havent really had chance to ride it properly,although i do ride my mountain bike through winter
(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj53/badger4840/P1000176.jpg)
click on the picture to enlarge

The Dogmas are such a great rides! I love them! Pinarello is such a great brand
Title: Re: post youre rides
Post by: badger60.1 on January 27, 2012, 08:27
Thanks like i said earlier i bought it at the end of last season so i havent ridden it much yet but as soon as the weather picks up i will be spending as much time on it as possible
Title: Re: post youre rides
Post by: butcherboy on January 27, 2012, 14:20
Here is a pic of my winter ride. I'll post my proper ride when I take some pics.
Title: Re: post youre rides
Post by: Icebreaker on January 31, 2012, 00:04
One of my two "main" rides.

Pegoretti Luigino,  Mostly Chorus 10

Brooks Swift saddle and Brooks tape.  Chorus Ti seatpost.

Great bike.

Title: Re: post youre rides
Post by: mew on January 31, 2012, 00:27
cheers mate ive not had it long had a bad year last year lost my mum and mother in law within 3 weeks so i thought lifes to short and sold my moda stretto and wilier gran turismo and bought the Dogma my son has bought a Pinarello Paris frame off the Motorpoint team (last seasons unused spare i assume) and is currently building it up on campag super record 11 i'll post pics when its done

Oi, sorry to hear about your sad year and yes you do deserve that. Life IS short.  :(
Title: Re: post youre rides
Post by: mew on January 31, 2012, 00:30
My Kona. (I will point out this was immediately after building. The reflectors and idiot disc got removed about five minutes later)

I had one identical a couple of years ago....sold it and got a deal on a Ridley Crossbow year-end.  Konas are indeed fun bikes.
Title: Re: post youre rides
Post by: Quixote on January 31, 2012, 05:39
It's a Giant TCX-0. When I bought it last year, I thought it would be a good winter weather bike. As it turns out, I love this ride so much that it's my first choice year-round.
Title: Re: post youre rides
Post by: JA.T on January 31, 2012, 06:07
ok folks as an ice breaker post up some pics of youre bikes,this is mine i only got it in october so havent really had chance to ride it properly,although i do ride my mountain bike through winter
(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj53/badger4840/P1000176.jpg)
click on the picture to enlarge

Nice bike! LIKE.

Am jealous...well, I would be, but my 'dale would be upset. :)
Title: Re: post youre rides
Post by: JA.T on January 31, 2012, 06:13
For a first bike it's been an absolute bargain, grabbed it right at the end of the season and it was knocked down from £1100 to £600. Eventually it'll be a good winter/training bike when I have enough cash for an all Carbon one but it got me round the Midland Monster, Dragon Ride, Tour Ride (Bury St Eds to Sandringham) and Ride of the Falling Leaves last year without any problems. Did about 2500 miles on it last year and only had one major mishap when the original 105 chain snapped on my first ever Sportive :( Needless to say that got binned and it's got a Dura Ace 10 Speed Chain on it now.

Hi BB

Just a caution (FWIW). I had a full DA setup with DA 10 speed chain. Snapped chain (side plate) at 2000km. Now running Wipperman.

A blog suggested regularly checking sideplates for cracking around pins.

ciao js
Title: Re: post youre rides
Post by: B.Rasmussen on January 31, 2012, 11:07
My summer ride.
Title: Re: post youre rides
Post by: badger60.1 on February 01, 2012, 12:03
Oi, sorry to hear about your sad year and yes you do deserve that. Life IS short.  :(
cheers for that like i said earlier i have hardly ridden it yet as i bought it at the end of last season Roll On Summer
Title: Re: post youre rides
Post by: lucky on February 04, 2012, 00:34
C40 just built a few weeks ago. The Look KG231 will be my winter/training bike, will be finished tomorrow when I get wheels. The shop that is building it up has a rack of Colnago Master frames and I want all of them   :-[
Title: Re: post youre rides
Post by: Havetts on February 04, 2012, 00:40
Damn Lucky, can't say I'm not jealous. I should take pictures of my old peugeot bike from the 80/90s (prob. 90s) with shifters on the tube etc :D
Title: Re: post youre rides
Post by: steelciocc on February 04, 2012, 03:11
C40 just built a few weeks ago. The Look KG231 will be my winter/training bike, will be finished tomorrow when I get wheels. The shop that is building it up has a rack of Colnago Master frames and I want all of them   :-[

As I said "over there" ... Bellissima!
Title: Re: post youre rides
Post by: Capt_Cavman on February 04, 2012, 22:30
C40 just built a few weeks ago. The Look KG231 will be my winter/training bike, will be finished tomorrow when I get wheels. The shop that is building it up has a rack of Colnago Master frames and I want all of them   :-[

F*** me, that couch is one of the ugliest I've ever seen.



Unlike the bike.
Title: Re: post youre rides
Post by: lucky on February 07, 2012, 15:13
Training bike built up..
Title: Re: post youre rides
Post by: Zam on February 07, 2012, 16:39
Training bike built up..

Nice bike.
Title: Re: post youre rides
Post by: Straydog on February 21, 2012, 20:35
I'll post some pics when I get the new house a bit more organised....but some nice bikes here up thread, especially fond of JA T's Dogma..very nice.

I've got a few, a Cervelo S1 (dura ace), A Dolan Volare (ultegra). Terry doesn't make this any more but it's a great bike. A Condor Agio. A Dolan steel framed cross bike (ultegra). And two self assembled track bikes...Oh and a Btwin Hardtail MTB, which I am loving here in the countryside.

Also just going through the process of fitting Q rings to the road bikes, which I am disturbingly over excited about. As I said, apologies for no pics....but they will come.
Title: Re: post youre rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 21, 2012, 21:28
I'll post some pics when I get the new house a bit more organised....but some nice bikes here up thread, especially fond of JA T's Dogma..very nice.

I've got a few, a Cervelo S1 (dura ace), A Dolan Volare (ultegra). Terry doesn't make this any more but it's a great bike. A Condor Agio. A Dolan steel framed cross bike (ultegra). And two self assembled track bikes...Oh and a Btwin Hardtail MTB, which I am loving here in the countryside.

Also just going through the process of fitting Q rings to the road bikes, which I am disturbingly over excited about. As I said, apologies for no pics....but they will come.

Nice horses you have, stridedog
Title: Re: post youre rides
Post by: Straydog on February 21, 2012, 22:04
Cheers Anthony...not sure if the Stride bit was a typo or not though :)
Title: Re: post youre rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 22, 2012, 20:55
Cheers Anthony...not sure if the Stride bit was a typo or not though :)
Of course it was typo, you can ask anyone and they will tell you the same story as I did.
What is your thinking about S1, I am asking that cos riding it for 8-9 moths, and found this:
it is faster then me, awesome on descents, bombproof, poor paint job, stiff as hell, feel every god damn bump (I was thinking different when riding first very few times), not quite good for longer rides (superb for amateurs racing scene), all in all good bike.
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: barrus on February 23, 2012, 20:12
My new bike:

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/166978_3334888848121_1145561536_5113830_1367780838_n.jpg)

(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/420471_3334963169979_1145561536_5113891_1302634544_n.jpg)

Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Havetts on February 23, 2012, 20:13
Awesome Barrus :).
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: badger60.1 on February 23, 2012, 22:53
very nice mate
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: mew on February 28, 2012, 03:20
wow very nice ride!  :-*
enjoy!
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on March 07, 2012, 09:55
I need to sort the stem out...
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: DinZ on April 24, 2012, 00:08
Found this old photo of my first ever 'racing' bike

i had an old road bike but during my first season of racing i spent all my holidays (was still at school at the time) working to buy this baby. I would go into the shop almost weekly to stare at the frame and pick all the parts i wanted.

God i love this bike even though it is on the over side of the world from me and i have not ridden it in 15 years

Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on April 25, 2012, 17:08
Nice looking ride... and in PDM colours.
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on April 25, 2012, 18:56
Nice looking ride... and in PDM colours.

What jimmeke said +1. Rolls San Marco saddle, bar tape à l'epoque. Lovely stuff!

And your bike looks lovely too, Jim: stickers done right is such a rare thing these days!

Funny how I've really started to take note of this thread since I ordered one myself!

Barrus - any chance of a brighter pic?
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: benotti69 on April 25, 2012, 19:04
My new bike:

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/166978_3334888848121_1145561536_5113830_1367780838_n.jpg)


Is that euipped with Dura Ace Di2?

Goinks! Sweet. Enjoy.
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: benotti69 on April 25, 2012, 19:04

Barrus - any chance of a brighter pic?

Black on black  ;D
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: barrus on April 27, 2012, 11:49
Is that euipped with Dura Ace Di2?

Goinks! Sweet. Enjoy.

Nah, Ultegra Di2, Dura Ace was a bit too expensive.

I don''t think I can get a brighter pic, but I will try to make one today, I need to make them with my phone so the quality won't be too great
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on May 09, 2012, 16:34
MOH's (My Other Half's) new ride arrived yesterday.

Here it is newly hatched:

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/1dad6c67.jpg)

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/1a10fcd0.jpg)

It's a Canyon Roadlite AL with carbon forks and Ultegra on a pair of Mavic Aksiums.

And here it is again finally finished, just before MOH stole my gorgeous new Look Keo Blade Carbons (the ones pictured are Ultegra PD-6700 CroMo) :fp

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/d35eacbb.jpg)

Today, my client's office being closed, I got the day off and took back her Ultegras. And bought another pair of Look KBCs for myself.  ::)
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: benotti69 on May 09, 2012, 16:40
Congrats Mrs L'arri.

nice.
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on May 09, 2012, 16:44
Congrats Mrs L'arri.

nice.

Thanks, Benotti!  ;D Still waiting for mine though.  :'(
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: benotti69 on May 09, 2012, 18:04
Thanks, Benotti!  ;D Still waiting for mine though.  :'(

It will give Mrs L'arri a headstart, which she may or may not need  ::)

 ;D
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: ram on May 10, 2012, 12:46
MOH's (My Other Half's) new ride arrived yesterday.

Here it is newly hatched:

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/1dad6c67.jpg)

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/1a10fcd0.jpg)

It's a Canyon Roadlite AL with carbon forks and Ultegra on a pair of Mavic Aksiums.

And here it is again finally finished, just before MOH stole my gorgeous new Look Keo Blade Carbons (the ones pictured are Ultegra PD-6700 CroMo) :fp

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/d35eacbb.jpg)

Today, my client's office being closed, I got the day off and took back her Ultegras. And bought another pair of Look KBCs for myself.  ::)
Nice one L'arri clan, almost all of it.
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: krabkakes on May 18, 2012, 19:01
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2604/3862892745_526cb90300_b.jpg)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2584/3821163860_eee18e85e6_b.jpg)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2492/4153896509_68c911b061_b.jpg)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2721/4128262619_d54c0a15c9_b.jpg)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2576/4082484709_9e5d6123a6_b.jpg)

Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on May 18, 2012, 22:34
(http://www.math.toronto.edu/drorbn/Gallery/Symmetry/Tilings/2S22/BrickWall.jpg)

http://velorooms.com/general/help-l%27arri-choose-his-first-bike-and-kit-in-16-years/msg31689/#msg31689 (http://velorooms.com/general/help-l%27arri-choose-his-first-bike-and-kit-in-16-years/msg31689/#msg31689)  >:(
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Icebreaker on June 03, 2012, 00:01
3 of my current rides ( I will have to take pictures of the rest at some point)

The first is a custom Strong with S&S travel couplers.  Mostly Record 10, currently has a Fulcrum Torq RS compact (50/36) crankset on it.

The second is a custom built Eddy Merckx MX Leader.  Campagnolo Centaur.

The third is a Pegoretti Luigino, with Campagnolo Neutron wheels and Chorus 10.

Title: Post your rides
Post by: DinZ on June 03, 2012, 00:46
So nice. Love number 3.
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: AG on June 03, 2012, 01:32
3 of your current rides ....

how many bikes do you have exactly?    :P
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Icebreaker on June 03, 2012, 03:21
3 of your current rides ....

how many bikes do you have exactly?    :P

Far more than makes sense,

Currently built up and ready to ride, 11.

Then there are the various framesets hanging up in the basement .....   :-[
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: AG on June 03, 2012, 03:56
well - 11 is a good number.

1 for each day of the week, and a few spares "just in case"    :P

Title: Post your rides
Post by: DinZ on June 03, 2012, 06:18
Far more than makes sense,

Currently built up and ready to ride, 11.

Then there are the various framesets hanging up in the basement .....   :-[

Do you ride them all regularly? I think i would have a favourite i would ride majority of time.
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Icebreaker on June 03, 2012, 16:08
I rise them all, some more than others, no question.

Of all of them two are MTB's, one with front suspension, one rigid.  So they get different use.  A steel CX bike that I use for gravel adventures.

Of the rest, the white Strong up top gets the most use and the next would be the orange Pegoretti.
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on June 23, 2012, 18:04
Been dying to add my own here, so at the risk of double posting, now that it's arrived I can finally join the pantheon of great bikes:

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/le-look.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 23, 2012, 20:30
TT bikes can be ugly as hell, but Tony one ain't, or ain't this one 8)
(http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/6758/58110810150980961129828.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/855/58110810150980961129828.jpg/)
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: mew on June 23, 2012, 20:36
wow the orange Peg   :-* :-*

actually all the bikes here are nice  :)
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 23, 2012, 20:42
What is orange Peg ;D? Those words like sage or duno makes me :fp
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: mew on June 23, 2012, 20:53
What is orange Peg ;D? Those words like sage or duno makes me :fp

lol  the orange Pegoretti sorry
my croatian would be zip  :fp
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 23, 2012, 20:56
lol  the orange Pegoretti sorry
my croatian would be zip  :fp
Oh I see ;D
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: DinZ on June 24, 2012, 10:23
TT bikes can be ugly as hell, but Tony one ain't, or ain't this one 8)
(http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/6758/58110810150980961129828.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/855/58110810150980961129828.jpg/)

what are those small scratches on the frame. did you shave your bike as well???  ;D
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 24, 2012, 16:40
what are those small scratches on the frame. did you shave your bike as well???  ;D
I wish I could mate, those cables makes me crazy must shave them no matter what ;D
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on October 12, 2012, 16:35
(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/rid_zpsb6962068.jpg)

Today I finally took Dim's and others' advice, took a day off work and brought home this for winter fun.

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/rid-2_zps7d56415a.jpg)

 :win :win :win
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on October 12, 2012, 16:56
Nice.
Also, that's probably the cleanest it will ever look. ;)
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on October 13, 2012, 10:47
(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/rid_zpsb6962068.jpg)

Today I finally took Dim's and others' advice, took a day off work and brought home this for winter fun.

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/rid-2_zps7d56415a.jpg)

 :win :win :win

Kool
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Icebreaker on October 13, 2012, 15:51
(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/rid_zpsb6962068.jpg)

Today I finally took Dim's and others' advice, took a day off work and brought home this for winter fun.

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/rid-2_zps7d56415a.jpg)

 :win :win :win

Looks like you must be in trouble for bringing home another bike.

sleeping in the bike room??
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on October 13, 2012, 19:42
Looks like you must be in trouble for bringing home another bike.

sleeping in the bike room??

Mrs L'arri's pretty cool with it actually. The ground was prepared though: I had already let her set up a glass kiln in the apartment. :D
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: just some guy on October 14, 2012, 12:44
(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/rid_zpsb6962068.jpg)

Today I finally took Dim's and others' advice, took a day off work and brought home this for winter fun.

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/rid-2_zps7d56415a.jpg)

 :win :win :win

do you mind if I hate you a little  :D

I want a cx bike bad for winters here, but cash has gone to other things for another year   :'( 6 in a row now  :'( :'(
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on October 14, 2012, 15:42
I went out on it today. I was pretty weak after a vaccination shot I had on Friday completely wiped me out yesterday so I planned a 52km ride and actually only rode about 10km.  :fp

Spent much of it zooming around the park, menacing the Sunday strollers and worrying their dogs.

Bloody great ride: unbelievably nimble at the front end, which I was really surprised about (although to be fair I've never ridden a CX bike before). A little sluggish on the road, but you'd expect that of course.

This is my first pair of SPDs too, and those pedals feel so insubstantial, but I'm getting used to them.
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on October 16, 2012, 09:00
(http://veloviewer.com/SigImage.php?athleteId=282836&rows=3&units=M&field1=seg&field2=kom&field3=pod&field4=t10&field5=t25&field6=t50&field7=ridesTotal&field8=distanceTotal)

Love a bit of Veloviewer...
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Shawn Gossman on October 27, 2012, 20:30
My bikes are a...

2012 Trek 1.1 Roadie, a very basic level entry roadie but I am fairly level entry myself... The most miles in one time it has seen is 70, I did that about 2 weeks after I got it and never being on a road bike, was trying to do a century but my area (southern Illinois, USA) is extremely hilly and it killed me lol

Other bike is a 2012 Gravity BaseCamp 2.0 MTB, its not a common name brand but its a tough bike. I go on bike trails and mountain biking with it. I mountain bike quite often as we have about 10 different trails around us. I want to eventually get a trek mountain bike though as the one I currently have is quite heavy
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on October 27, 2012, 20:33
My bikes are a...

2012 Trek 1.1 Roadie, a very basic level entry roadie but I am fairly level entry myself... The most miles in one time it has seen is 70, I did that about 2 weeks after I got it and never being on a road bike, was trying to do a century but my area (southern Illinois, USA) is extremely hilly and it killed me lol

Other bike is a 2012 Gravity BaseCamp 2.0 MTB, its not a common name brand but its a tough bike. I go on bike trails and mountain biking with it. I mountain bike quite often as we have about 10 different trails around us. I want to eventually get a trek mountain bike though as the one I currently have is quite heavy

Strawberries and cream on the legs there, Shawn. Be careful in that sun, man!
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Shawn Gossman on October 27, 2012, 20:36
Haha, indeed. I don't use sun block of any kind because I like to tan really dark. I am sure it will come haunt me later on in life :P
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on October 27, 2012, 20:39
Haha, indeed. I don't use sun block of any kind because I like to tan really dark. I am sure it will come haunt me later on in life :P

I've no such worries. The sun almost never shines on the flat countries of northern Europe. I have to buy daylight bulbs just to keep from getting depressed.
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Shawn Gossman on October 27, 2012, 20:41
Here in the Midwest America, we get our fair share haha. We just went through the worst drought in my 28 years of existence, there was a lot of sun involved in that one. I used to hate the sun though and always remained pale. Now I get in it every chance I get..
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: nobilis on January 25, 2013, 07:59
My new bike, S-Works Tarmac SL4 with SRAM red. That's my first encounter with SRAM products. I have now tried all 3 systems (Campy, Shimano and SRAM). I think Shimano is the best. Very smooth shifting and the most reliable.
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on January 25, 2013, 08:11
My new bike, S-Works Tarmac SL4 with SRAM red. That's my first encounter with SRAM products. I have now tried all 3 systems (Campy, Shimano and SRAM). I think Shimano is the best. Very smooth shifting and the most reliable.
Hey nice machine, what saddle is that?
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: nobilis on January 25, 2013, 08:36
Hey nice machine, what saddle is that?

it's the specialized romin
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on January 25, 2013, 08:59
Very pretty, nobilis!
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on January 25, 2013, 12:28
Nice bike!
I did a (very short) test ride on an S-Works Tarmac at my local bike shop some years ago, with Shimano I think. Absolutely a great bike, but too aggressive for me - and out of my price range, in any case.

On the gear systems, I'm biased as I've had Shimano Tiagra on my first, entry-level bike (it worked, I guess), then exchanged that (and a fair bit of cash) for my current bike - with Campagnolo Veloce - after only 3 months. Haven't looked back since. Even I can adjust the gears without problems if need be, and I have no technical knowledge to speak of.
But that's a personal and, as I said, biased opinion.
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Michielveedeebee on January 31, 2013, 12:52
I went out on it today. I was pretty weak after a vaccination shot I had on Friday completely wiped me out yesterday so I planned a 52km ride and actually only rode about 10km.  :fp

Spent much of it zooming around the park, menacing the Sunday strollers and worrying their dogs.

Bloody great ride: unbelievably nimble at the front end, which I was really surprised about (although to be fair I've never ridden a CX bike before). A little sluggish on the road, but you'd expect that of course.

This is my first pair of SPDs too, and those pedals feel so insubstantial, but I'm getting used to them.

the metal SPDs? I hate those! :p I've got them on a set of spare shoes with a plastic sole, really not stiff. I use them for MTBing. God it's so hard to get my feet in :p
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on January 31, 2013, 13:46
the metal SPDs? I hate those! :p I've got them on a set of spare shoes with a plastic sole, really not stiff. I use them for MTBing. God it's so hard to get my feet in :p

I slide around in them a lot but they're generally easy to get into and the cleats go great in the mud. My Gaerne Inkas, which I bought for winter riding, are nice and stiff on the sole but offer almost no heel support in comparison with my Gaerne road shoes which are bags better. This was a first for me and without heel support I felt almost naked, strangely enough. But I got used to them and they're really good shoes.
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Michielveedeebee on February 02, 2013, 16:26
180ks today. Mainly in Heuvelland. Did the zwarteberg. Mont de cats. Casselberg, monteberg, scherpenberg and some others of wich I forgot the names:p
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: AG on September 06, 2013, 11:34
this is NOT actually my bike - but is a distinct possibility   :D

Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: just some guy on September 06, 2013, 11:36
this is NOT actually my bike - but is a distinct possibility   :D

I also heard/read you went for a ride outside and everything :rasmussen
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: AG on September 06, 2013, 11:40
yep several ... and no wine involved either   :cool
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on September 06, 2013, 11:52
Can we see your bike though, AG? You know, in the flesh, not the official vendor's picture of it. Something arty next to the lake maybe?
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: AG on September 06, 2013, 11:53
oh ok - I will take a photo tomorrow :D
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on September 06, 2013, 12:10
oh ok - I will take a photo tomorrow :D

Take note, florry!  :cool
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 06, 2013, 12:13
Can we see your bike though, AG? You know, in the flesh, not the official vendor's picture of it. Something arty next to the lake maybe?
Without sorry ass kangoroo does not count, or at least Koala :D Or both? :evil:
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Flo on September 06, 2013, 12:17
Take note, florry!  :cool

You want a picture of my bike?
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on September 06, 2013, 13:35
You want a picture of my bike?

Yes, but not a vendor picture. A bona fide IRL photo!  :cool
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: The Hitch on September 06, 2013, 14:20
During the summer I do a lap around Richmond Park.

11.25km circuit, with 2 bumps that for me are proper hills that seriously reduce my speed though for pros wouldn't register.

This is the profile.

(http://www.richmondparklondon.co.uk/images/road_profile.gif)

First one comes after a 120 degree turn so there is no pace going into it and is steeeeep. The second one is a longer drag and comes right at the end with no energy left.

I started timing about 3 months ago. My original best time was 25.01, with 3 or 4 attempts between 25and 26 minutes, but after changing my tyres, unexpectedly my times fell by about 2 minutes to my shock cos i didnt expect tyres to make such a difference.

Anyway since then my times are usually under 23 minutes. My best was 21.50 which at the time i felt would hold for a while because I had very favourable conditions.

But then very surprisingly 2 days ago, on my first ride in a month cos i was on holiday, i beat my record by 5 seconds and did 21.45, in far from ideal conditions.

Even better, yesterday, despite being knackered by the previous ride, having a headache and having a little bit of alcohol in my body cos i had graduation a few hours earlier, i did 22.29. I was really surprised because I had intended to take it as a relax ride and only aimed to beat 25 minutes and again, conditions were poor.  Also in my experience on other courses, I usually ride about 10% slower on the day after a good effort, even when I feel good. So 3 % was really strange.

I will qualify that my bike isnt a proper road bike. It weighs about 12kg, the tyres are twice as thick as road bike ones, not the most aerodynamic and no clip on pedals. I also dont bother with clothing cos i like the sun so ride in a tshirt.  It makes me proud because everyone else rides proper road bikes and gear and sh*t and i can match many of them.

However i balance this out by drafting when I can.    So luck- how much draft I can get on a ride, plays a huge part. So do tactics - picking the right wheel, making a sprint to catch a wheel/ car etc.

Thats what I mean when I write conditions. My last 2 riders had very little draft opportunities which is why i was so surprised by how good they were.


Edit: I forgot to add that there is 1 technical descent. I always take that descent with the brakes on  because my bike shakes a bit on descents and also i seen someone get carried away on an ambulance there once. Theres cars that come the other way. Also I figure if I do the descents fast I will always have to compete with that fast descent when matching times so better to just neutralize it. I seem to be the only person in London who does that though cos people always come flying by at twice the speed, and I then end up catching them later on the flat.
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on September 06, 2013, 14:57
Hitch, when are you going to get a grip and start matching all that knowledge of the sport with a proper bike and gear? It's criminal that a cycling savant doesn't really ride seriously. :cool :D
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on September 06, 2013, 15:00
i had graduation a few hours earlier
Congratulations! :Party:

I assume there are no traffic lights on that circuit? Because if there were they could influence the times a lot (if you don't run red lights).
During the last couple of years of riding in Copenhagen traffic I have become an expert in judging whether or not I can make a green light, easing off if there's no way and speeding up if I think I could.
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Dim on September 06, 2013, 15:08
I slide around in them a lot but they're generally easy to get into and the cleats go great in the mud. My Gaerne Inkas, which I bought for winter riding, are nice and stiff on the sole but offer almost no heel support in comparison with my Gaerne road shoes which are bags better. This was a first for me and without heel support I felt almost naked, strangely enough. But I got used to them and they're really good shoes.

on the cross bike get some eggbeaters. nothing shifts mud and crap like eggies.  But theres absolutely no platform at all
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on September 06, 2013, 15:09
on the cross bike get some eggbeaters. nothing shifts mud and crap like eggies.  But theres absolutely no platform at all

It may shock you and others who followed that little narrative, but I intend to sell my CX bike shortly. Where I'm headed, I can't carry two bikes around with me. :(
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 06, 2013, 15:09
You want a picture of my bike?
Screw bike, bikini!
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: The Hitch on September 06, 2013, 15:42
Hitch, when are you going to get a grip and start matching all that knowledge of the sport with a proper bike and gear? It's criminal that a cycling savant doesn't really ride seriously. :cool :D

Eddy Merckx talks a lot of sh*t but I find the one about cycling up grades rather than buying upgrades, a great one and i follow it.

I like the knowledge that the easy improvement is always an option.
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on September 06, 2013, 21:50
As hinted at above...

https://twitter.com/L_arriviste/status/376082049750159360

(http://i40.tinypic.com/x1wqia.jpg)

Unfortunately, due to significant life changes, this is the first of what will doubtless be several concerted efforts to downsize my chattels and personal effects.

I've been through this process before and it's always tough but it's for the best in the end: I have to travel light(er). In the foreseeable future, I will be unable to run two bikes and the road has to be my focus.

If you're in or around Belgium and you've got about €800 spare:

http://www.troc-velo.be/velos-route-cyclo-cross-ridley-x-bow-1-1-45438.htm
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: The Hitch on September 06, 2013, 22:56
Congratulations! :Party:

I assume there are no traffic lights on that circuit? Because if there were they could influence the times a lot (if you don't run red lights).
During the last couple of years of riding in Copenhagen traffic I have become an expert in judging whether or not I can make a green light, easing off if there's no way and speeding up if I think I could.

Thanks, though I think graduations are like bdays, overrated.

No traffic lights though there is 1 roundabout where cars usually block my way. I have just learnt to accept it as even 5 seconds on a 22 minute course isn't that much. Getting a good draft for a few k is worth a lot more.

besides I decided sometimes one has to learn how to deal with setbacks.

I have done courses before that involved traffic. I would just pause for thay small stretch of road. Also courses where i had to cross roads. Don't do those anymore, not worth it.
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Flo on September 08, 2013, 12:02
Yes, but not a vendor picture. A bona fide IRL photo!  :cool

This bona fide enough for you larry ;) :angel

(http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee414/Fleurtje15/20130908_114543_zpsb5d302c2.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: AG on September 08, 2013, 12:16
nice florry.

I didnt get to ride anywhere, so didnt get to take a pic of mine.   will take one tomorrow if I can
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on September 08, 2013, 17:42
This bona fide enough for you larry ;) :angel

(http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee414/Fleurtje15/20130908_114543_zpsb5d302c2.jpg)

Florrina, you rule! And +1000 bonus points for rocking it in the big ring there! :yuush

PS. Is your saddle high enough?
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Flo on September 08, 2013, 19:42
Florrina, you rule! And +1000 bonus points for rocking it in the big ring there! :yuush

PS. Is your saddle high enough?

Big ring always with my field hockey thighs :evil:

Yes my saddle is high enough, if anything it might even be a tiny bit too high :) :cool
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on September 08, 2013, 20:13
Big ring always with my field hockey thighs :evil:

Yes my saddle is high enough, if anything it might even be a tiny bit too high :) :cool

You beast, you animal, you destroyer! I am loving this! :yuush
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Flo on September 08, 2013, 22:42
I am florry machine! :evil: :D
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: The Hitch on September 08, 2013, 22:47
This bona fide enough for you larry ;) :angel

(http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee414/Fleurtje15/20130908_114543_zpsb5d302c2.jpg)

Blimin hell, that bike looks awessome. How much it set you back?
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on September 08, 2013, 23:02
Blimin hell, that bike looks awessome. How much it set you back?

Too much money to be leaning that new paintwork against a park bench.  :O
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: The Hitch on September 08, 2013, 23:12
Too much money to be leaning that new paintwork against a park bench.  :O

You'd probably call the way i treat my bike murder then  :lol
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Flo on September 09, 2013, 16:45
Blimin hell, that bike looks awessome. How much it set you back?

€639 thanks to the nice salesman not too bad as the cheapest race bike was €599. I wanted that one originally but they didn't have it anymore so he sold me this one for €639 instead of €699 and the €699 was a bargain already (came from €899)
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Flo on September 09, 2013, 16:51
I always knew the Bertie love was fake! Piet loves Lance and rides a Trek to honor her love!

 :evil:
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: The Hitch on September 09, 2013, 17:02
€639 thanks to the nice salesman not too bad as the cheapest race bike was €599. I wanted that one originally but they didn't have it anymore so he sold me this one for €639 instead of €699 and the €699 was a bargain already (came from €899)
Recent?
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Flo on September 09, 2013, 17:19
Recent?

Recent what? :?
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: just some guy on September 09, 2013, 17:26
Recent what? :?

buy is my guess

just link to your thread on asking for a bike so Hitch can catch up on the exciting news
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Flo on September 09, 2013, 17:34
I guess Hitch has been living under a rock ever since Alberto started sucking to guard himself from further disappointment  ;) ;) ;)

http://velorooms.com/index.php?topic=1928.0
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: The Hitch on September 09, 2013, 17:43
I guess Hitch has been living under a rock ever since Alberto started sucking to guard himself from further disappointment  ;) ;) ;)

http://velorooms.com/index.php?topic=1928.0

Nah, on holiday with no interent so just relied on Teledeportes to keep up to date with cycling.

Shockingly  Carlos de Andrés and Perico never mentioned you buying a new bike.  ;)
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on September 22, 2013, 11:16
As hinted at already, I'm selling my CX bike after less than a year. :(

I want another road bike for the next chapter of my life but I can't afford one if I keep this too (much as I would like to). Guy coming today, hopefully he'll give me a good price. I'll miss this baby, it was a lot of fun while it lasted.

(http://i43.tinypic.com/166hj6q.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on September 22, 2013, 20:32
As hinted at already, I'm selling my CX bike after less than a year. :(

I want another road bike for the next chapter of my life but I can't afford one if I keep this too (much as I would like to). Guy coming today, hopefully he'll give me a good price. I'll miss this baby, it was a lot of fun while it lasted.

(http://i43.tinypic.com/166hj6q.jpg)

Sold. Give it a couple more weeks then go get another road bike.
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Slow Rider on September 22, 2013, 21:34
Perhaps a dumb question.. but what is the added value of a second road bike? Especially if you need to sell a cross bike for it..
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: The Hitch on September 22, 2013, 23:03
As hinted at already, I'm selling my CX bike after less than a year. :(

I want another road bike for the next chapter of my life but I can't afford one if I keep this too (much as I would like to). Guy coming today, hopefully he'll give me a good price. I'll miss this baby, it was a lot of fun while it lasted.

(http://i43.tinypic.com/166hj6q.jpg)

That doesn't look so very different to what I use for my roadbike.
Namely the thickness of the wheels.
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on September 22, 2013, 23:35
Perhaps a dumb question.. but what is the added value of a second road bike? Especially if you need to sell a cross bike for it..

A cheaper bike for crap weather and roads. My Look is a keeper and I want to run it in good weather only. :D The CX bike was cool but I ended up riding it on the road a lot of the time.
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: just some guy on September 23, 2013, 08:41
A cheaper bike for crap weather and roads. My Look is a keeper and I want to run it in good weather only. :D The CX bike was cool but I ended up riding it on the road a lot of the time.

stupid me you could have brought it up to Sweden and paid your rent with the bike  :'(   :D
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on September 23, 2013, 14:17
I've chosen the new one already, actually. I need to see if I can afford it for sure and how long it's going to take to get one.
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on November 18, 2013, 19:50
Tony new toy for winter traning, road can be boring as hell. Those Germans really knows how to make bikes.
(http://i44.tinypic.com/1ouknq.jpg)
It came in black box
(http://i44.tinypic.com/2zhh6ag.jpg)
Tons of parts, even suspension pump and torque wrench
(http://i41.tinypic.com/2eb8lqg.jpg)
Slx front
(http://i40.tinypic.com/11i0i6x.jpg)
Xt rear like most bikes in this price range
(http://i39.tinypic.com/30vg2kj.jpg)
Gold 30 fork and Shimano 395 brakes
(http://i44.tinypic.com/2uj6n7o.jpg)
Big 29 wheels and Continental XKing tyres
(http://i39.tinypic.com/14b46yh.jpg)
Fat and short head tube, I guess 29er must have
(http://i44.tinypic.com/2qvgu52.jpg)

All for 799 euros+ shipping and bike box costs+spare hanger= total 867 euros, with mine 15-20% bike discount here and sales time hardly any bike shop can give this price, this is bargain for sure.
hardly wait to test it more harder, today just short ride to make sure everything is ok, and it is!!!!
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on November 18, 2013, 20:36
mew those are new Sketchers I saw here, they are superb light and good looking.
(http://i43.tinypic.com/9j3c09.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: mew on November 18, 2013, 23:43
Tony those are YOU! they must have hefty price tag in Croatia as well... :? :o
...and making your cute daughter hold shoes for dad  .... :angel :)

Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on November 20, 2013, 10:39
Tony those are YOU! they must have hefty price tag in Croatia as well... :? :o
...and making your cute daughter hold shoes for dad  .... :angel :)
Think they cost around 85 USD which is way out of my league, I never had expensive running shoes. I am light so no need for extra light expensive hipster shoes :D
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on November 20, 2013, 11:41
Just a note to reiterate what I said in the shoutbox the other day:

My new winter bike still hasn't arrived due to my insistence on certain variations on the shop model. It will probably arrive at the LBS next week but I won't be around until just before Christmas. So I will go pick it up then and post pics.

 :angry :P :cool
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: mew on November 20, 2013, 21:37
Think they cost around 85 USD which is way out of my league, I never had expensive running shoes. I am light so no need for extra light expensive hipster shoes :D

yes..those of us that are light have no need for extra bells and whistles : ;)

 :Party: :Clown: :Clown:
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on November 22, 2013, 10:04
Yesterday tested my new ride, brakes are entry level but superb breaking power for my use and weight, front 180mm, Just dont see any reason to upgrade, I am not into MTB gear so much but Shimano made very very good brakes lately. Had Hayes Stroker Ride before on Kona Blast but those were really crap, even with mine 70mkg they boiled and left me without any stop. Somewhat hard to align rotor to pads but once adjusted they rock. Shimano really  rules!
180 mm front
(http://i39.tinypic.com/2h7gavc.jpg)
Rock Shock TK 30 Gold fork just what I need for winter non very technical trails, pump it about 80psi recomended pressure for my weight and you can see how much travel I use, almost 90 out of 100mmm, superb and I am very happy.
(http://i41.tinypic.com/2mzgqpy.jpg)
I found two very minor flaws with bike, first are caged old type head set bearings which already are not so smooth like sealed one, and I am surprised why not sealed bearings? But nothing to worry.
Second is really really low fornt mech cage and maybe 1,5mm clearence from chainstay, not rubbing or anything but if more dirt on chainstay??? This is really really weird, maybe other type of front mech top swing, coz this is down swing mech?
What do you think?
(http://i42.tinypic.com/2zssc2q.jpg)
(http://i44.tinypic.com/2njal8h.jpg)
Just to compare apples and monkeys :D
This 29er is huge, interesting to see two completely different geometry.
(http://i41.tinypic.com/mrsj0z.jpg)
(http://i41.tinypic.com/2nvx7x2.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on December 17, 2013, 16:09
At long, long last my winter bike is finally here. Say hello!

(http://i43.tinypic.com/15f2ej7.jpg)

Wilier GTR rectangular carbon with Campagnolo Athena and a few modest FSA and Miche bits and pieces.
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on December 17, 2013, 16:21
L'arri is one happy camper! :)
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: just some guy on December 17, 2013, 18:18
At long, long last my winter bike is finally here. Say hello!

(http://i43.tinypic.com/15f2ej7.jpg)

Wilier GTR rectangular carbon with Campagnolo Athena and a few modest FSA and Miche bits and pieces.

got the group set right at least  :lol
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on December 17, 2013, 19:29
At long, long last my winter bike is finally here. Say hello!

(http://i43.tinypic.com/15f2ej7.jpg)

Wilier GTR rectangular carbon with Campagnolo Athena and a few modest FSA and Miche bits and pieces.
Nice ride mate!!!!
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: just some guy on January 08, 2014, 14:56
no idea where this goes, here will do


Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on January 08, 2014, 15:23
Since we're on that subject, here's a newer, better shot of my Wilier with Look pedals and Conti winter animal tyres stuck on:

(http://i40.tinypic.com/qxs278.jpg)

I haven't been feeling very comfortable on it, so I'm going for a proper bike fitting session next week, to get my position right in a more generalised sort of way.
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Capt_Cavman on January 08, 2014, 15:36
no idea where this goes, here will do

http://twitter.com/jejamescycles/statuses/420913193645391874

Just in case you're wondering, there are bike shops that are in Britain but not in South Yorkshire.


Apparently...
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Capt_Cavman on January 08, 2014, 15:43
I don't know what happened there. It just sort of went off in my hand.
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on January 09, 2014, 05:35
Since we're on that subject, here's a newer, better shot of my Wilier with Look pedals and Conti winter animal tyres stuck on:

(http://i40.tinypic.com/qxs278.jpg)

I haven't been feeling very comfortable on it, so I'm going for a proper bike fitting session next week, to get my position right in a more generalised sort of way.

Of course you're uncomfortable, the stem's too high!  :D :P :shh

JK - that's a nice looking ride there L'arri. Any plans to race that beast?
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on January 09, 2014, 08:43
Of course you're uncomfortable, the stem's too high!  :D :P :shh

JK - that's a nice looking ride there L'arri. Any plans to race that beast?

It's funny you say that about the stem - sometimes I feel like I'm riding a frame that's way too small but it's just the way Wiliers are built with these low-slung top tubes coupled with a high rising seat tube. But then you sit on and that square section top tube looks vast and solid below you.

Well, whatever, the fitting will sort out any kinks in position. Maybe I'll go lower - I have no big gut to bend over these days though my flexibility could be better. ;)

As for racing, no chance of that. I raced when I was a kid and I loved it but I don't feel the urge to be competitive these days. I'm too mellow for that. :D I also have a few lingering health problems that are preventing me riding it as much as I'd like, certainly not enough to build up serious fitness at the moment.
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Capt_Cavman on January 09, 2014, 10:19
At long, long last my winter bike is finally here. Say hello!

(http://i43.tinypic.com/15f2ej7.jpg)

Wilier GTR rectangular carbon with Campagnolo Athena and a few modest FSA and Miche bits and pieces.
Anyway, what I really meant to say was, "Why?"

Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why?

The reason for asking is that I'm going down the same path but a year later. I'm looking for the ideal winter/bad weather/commuter bike and I've decided to buy a cyclocross like you did originally. So if I'm going to end up selling the CX and buying a second road bike, I might as well not bother with the CX in the first place.
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on January 09, 2014, 11:35
Anyway, what I really meant to say was, "Why?"

Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why?

The reason for asking is that I'm going down the same path but a year later. I'm looking for the ideal winter/bad weather/commuter bike and I've decided to buy a cyclocross like you did originally. So if I'm going to end up selling the CX and buying a second road bike, I might as well not bother with the CX in the first place.

I don't understand the question 'why'. Perhaps you could clarify ... In the meantime, and in case you wanted to know why I sold the CX bike, I'll provide a bit of detail on how things went.

Now I would be the first to admit that I can be capricious. I bought the CX bike because I wanted to do CX - forest trails and light offroad - but also to commute to work on a bombproof bike that would handle the road too.

And that's just what I did. At first. However, I quickly found that I wanted to ride offroad a lot less than I'd expected. People may laugh or frown at me when I say this but riding CX-style was simply not as much fun as it looked. I had some fun times, don't get me wrong, but it did not stick to me. And eventually, I found that I was spending so little time offroad that I even swapped out my 32mm Grifos for 25mm Conti road tyres.

At that point, when you're using a CX bike almost exclusively on the road, the combined effect of the relaxed geometry, sluggish canti brakes and low gearing starts to kick in. Notwithstanding the glaring obviousness of the situation and taking absolutely nothing away from the high quality of the bike, I found the riding experience rather tedious.

What remained was the commuting. Braking aside, the CX bike was brilliant on the streets of Brussels with all the handling issues, the kerb jumps, shoddy bike lanes and dodging of cars, people and freds. But then I quit my job and hey presto, no more commuting.

So I bought the Wilier. Some folks wondered in what way it was a step down from my main bike. After all, it is still carbon bike and has the same groupset on paper as my Look.

Well, the Look actually has an Athena / Chorus mix whereas the Wilier is Athena / FSA mix. The wheels, saddle and finishing kit are not in the same league. And the Look frame is, well, a Look frame. ;) The ride is very different. Very nimble and responsive but much less smooth and sophisticated. Though perhaps it looks funkier than the Look, the Wilier actually feels less racy.

As for me, I am a dyed-in-the-wool roadie and that means I'm happy to be ignorant, inflexible and pretty old-fashioned - I may as well admit it. I also made a promise to myself as a kid that when I earned my own money I would ride the nicest bike(s) I could afford. So even in winter, I still wanted to ride a bike I could enjoy. Now free from the need to commute and any spontaneous desires to emulate Sven Nys, this is my choice.  :cool
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Capt_Cavman on January 09, 2014, 13:53
That's exactly what I wanted to know. Thank you.

Apart from this: If you still had to commute and had decent brakes, would you have replaced the CX bike?
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on January 09, 2014, 14:39
That's exactly what I wanted to know. Thank you.

Apart from this: If you still had to commute and had decent brakes, would you have replaced the CX bike?

That would have been a slightly tougher choice to make.

Living where I lived at the time, I would have still replaced the CX bike and stopped commuting by bike. I could afford to do that because my commute at the time was still short enough to walk.

However, since then I also moved house further away from my office, so had I still been working today, I would probably have retained the CX bike and put on hybrid tyres or kept on my 25mm Contis. In better weather, I had the option of riding through the forest.  :P
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Capt_Cavman on January 09, 2014, 16:53
That would have been a slightly tougher choice to make.

Living where I lived at the time, I would have still replaced the CX bike and stopped commuting by bike. I could afford to do that because my commute at the time was still short enough to walk.

However, since then I also moved house further away from my office, so had I still been working today, I would probably have retained the CX bike and put on hybrid tyres or kept on my 25mm Contis. In better weather, I had the option of riding through the forest.  :P
Thanks, it's always useful to hear the reason why someone's taken the exact opposite decision to the one you're about to make.

My commute is about 12 mile per day so too far to walk. I also have the option of doing half my journey through the woods although I hadn't thought of it until you mentioned it (It's a long way round but certainly a pleasanter one).
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on January 17, 2014, 03:16
I've been meaning to post in this thread for a while now and since I've gotten rid of the bike that inspired my username and my old training bike I figured I should do it before I run out of bikes all together :D


This has lasted me just over two years now, so hopefully I can get permission to replace it later this year before I move back to Brisbane and start racing regularly again. It's a bit dirty ATM, took the photo after this morning's ride.


I also got some new kit from a friends' family shop this week. They are importing their own bikes as well, selling them with the same brand name (Johnson). Hopefully, I can get my hands on one later this year to replace the Cannondale. Best thing is, they only sell with Campy so no more Shimano for me!
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on January 17, 2014, 07:41
Nice ride mate, just wait Joachim to see that stem/spacers thingie. He was just cruel to me :D
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on January 17, 2014, 08:34
Thanks! Yeah that's a 130mm stem - I'm 182cm with long limbs. I'm not flexible enough to take out the top cap and just run a bearing cover anymore though :D

I should trim the steerer sometime soon but too lazy.
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: esafosfina on January 17, 2014, 12:40
I do like that jersey!
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on January 17, 2014, 13:00
Thanks! Yeah that's a 130mm stem - I'm 182cm with long limbs. I'm not flexible enough to take out the top cap and just run a bearing cover anymore though :D

I should trim the steerer sometime soon but too lazy.

Same wheels as my Look bike at first glance: the 'shaved' Mavic Ksyrium Equipe or Elite (I forget which without going upstairs to look). Do you like them? I'm a big fan although sometimes I feel like they're too delicate for Flemish roads.
:)
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: esafosfina on January 17, 2014, 20:18
Don't ask how, nor why... BUT... I have agreed to ride as a sponsored Giant rider (Down L'Arri... no comments about the girth... think about it... Giant!) for the 2014 season... and will be riding the Propel SL0...  :cool Quite possibly the best bike I've ever ridden as a sponsored rider ffs... at age 45!
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on January 17, 2014, 21:15
Don't ask how, nor why... BUT... I have agreed to ride as a sponsored Giant rider (Down L'Arri... no comments about the girth... think about it... Giant!) for the 2014 season... and will be riding the Propel SL0...  :cool Quite possibly the best bike I've ever ridden as a sponsored rider ffs... at age 45!

Weren't those Harry Quinn frames great?

(http://spinwell.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/4855965886_9c654d71c3_b.jpg)

So are you a brand ambassador or will you be in competition, e.g. as Team Backscratchers or Insider Racing ? ;) :hug
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on January 17, 2014, 22:46
Same wheels as my Look bike at first glance: the 'shaved' Mavic Ksyrium Equipe or Elite (I forget which without going upstairs to look). Do you like them? I'm a big fan although sometimes I feel like they're too delicate for Flemish roads.
:)

Close, they are the ksyrium SL's. I've had other Mavic wheels before and yes, they've felt flimsy but these have been good so far. They have bigger, more solid bladed spokes than the lower Ksyrium models as well.

The roads here in Perth are also generally very good, which helps
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on January 18, 2014, 01:01
How? And why? ;)
Good for you, esa. :cool


If anybody wants to sponsor a lazy guy's attempt to get in shape for a 24-hour race within five months, feel free to step forward.
What have I gotten myself into? :fp
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on January 18, 2014, 08:41
Don't ask how, nor why... BUT... I have agreed to ride as a sponsored Giant rider (Down L'Arri... no comments about the girth... think about it... Giant!) for the 2014 season... and will be riding the Propel SL0...  :cool Quite possibly the best bike I've ever ridden as a sponsored rider ffs... at age 45!

Nice! Are you becoming one of those Jedi, not-so-washed-up, ex elite Masters boys? You realise you now have to show us your team kit when you get it, don't you? :D

Post Merge: January 18, 2014, 08:44
I do like that jersey!

They have a couple of designs, one similar to the original Leopard Trek jersey, in blue and yellow, along with a black version of my one and a "death to the car" design too
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: AG on January 18, 2014, 09:11
Don't ask how, nor why... BUT... I have agreed to ride as a sponsored Giant rider (Down L'Arri... no comments about the girth... think about it... Giant!) for the 2014 season... and will be riding the Propel SL0...  :cool Quite possibly the best bike I've ever ridden as a sponsored rider ffs... at age 45!

NICE  esa !!!!!

 :cool   :cool   :cool   :cool
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: August on January 18, 2014, 22:42
Don't ask how, nor why... BUT... I have agreed to ride as a sponsored Giant rider (Down L'Arri... no comments about the girth... think about it... Giant!) for the 2014 season... and will be riding the Propel SL0...  :cool Quite possibly the best bike I've ever ridden as a sponsored rider ffs... at age 45!

Awesome! Sounds very cool esa.  :cool
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: esafosfina on January 21, 2014, 16:14
Thanks everyone! Bike is pretty amazing... just got to make a few tweaks (longer cranks, wider bars, longer stem) and it's ready to roll... only hitch being: our 'Race Team' kit is black, white, and orange... ffs, this won't do with a black, blue and white bike...  :o
Also: No photos of me until after Lanzarote training week... gotta shift a few excess kgs and get a tan first!  ;)
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on January 25, 2014, 20:48
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giN6m-sfzng
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: mew on January 26, 2014, 01:30
esa that is one beauuuutiful bike!  :cool :) <3 :Flower:

that is very kool!!  and yes photos are mandatory…whenever you get to your desired state of mind :D :Smug:
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: pastronef on February 20, 2014, 18:19
that's my new ride

Nextie Bike, size 49, Sram Apex etc

(http://foto.bdc-forum.it/albums/17187/thumbs_800/173172.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on February 24, 2014, 03:42
Looks good. No nonsense components, nice wheels, correct setup ;) = Win!

How does it ride?
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 07, 2014, 17:50
No really my bikes but last month I have seen really awesome rides.
Starting with this Dogma from today ,simple gear service and hangar aligment coz crash, smooth as butter that DA Di2. Also very nice feeling when ride, very nice.
(http://i61.tinypic.com/2u4mpfq.jpg)
(http://i62.tinypic.com/2qsats0.jpg)
(http://i62.tinypic.com/1snzw7.jpg)
(http://i59.tinypic.com/1499fme.jpg)

Post Merge: April 07, 2014, 17:56
This my new ride, Madone 4.5 series with Ultegra. One of the 70 bikes we rent, I just choose this but will change it soon :D
(http://i58.tinypic.com/2i9to5y.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on June 09, 2014, 03:57
My other half has finally gotten tired of trying to get off the shelf frames to fit her unusual body shape (looooong legs, short torso and arms) and decided to pull the trigger on a custom geometry carbon frame from Legend http://www.legend-bikes.com/LegendUK.aspx in Italy. Saw a demo frame on the weekend and I have to say that the finish and quality are astounding (then again, it should be for the price!)

(http://www.legend-bikes.com/Portals/0/UltraPhotoGallery/493/3/1.dsc_0354.jpg)

So a new Legend 4.7 frame is on it's way over from Italy in 10-12 weeks! Will put up photos the second it arrives :cool:

Now I just need to convince her that I NEED a new Legend 9.5 with Record....  :lol
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on June 09, 2014, 20:47
Now I just need to convince her that I NEED a new Legend 9.5 with Record....  :lol

Be sure to get it ordered before that crummy new Shimano-alike chainset comes out. ;)

Campag, they broke my heart with that.
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on June 16, 2014, 09:57

(http://i59.tinypic.com/1499fme.jpg)

Come on Tony!!! Bike pr0n not horror shots!  :angry  :D
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 24, 2014, 19:50
Come on Tony!!! Bike pr0n not horror shots!  :angry  :D
Ok,  my new ride!  Just doing ride on brand new bike from shop before 2 days ago when South African guy driving 4 tons truck hit my rear wheel...I say flip you dude just flip you!

(http://i61.tinypic.com/2hci9dy.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: esafosfina on June 27, 2014, 22:16
Ok,  my new ride!  Just doing ride on brand new bike from shop before 2 days ago when South African guy driving 4 tons truck hit my rear wheel...I say flip you dude just flip you!

(http://i61.tinypic.com/2hci9dy.jpg)

Red bottle cages Tony? RED??? The shame...
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 28, 2014, 18:06
Red bottle cages Tony? RED??? The shame...
:D
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on August 06, 2014, 07:57
My other half has finally gotten tired of trying to get off the shelf frames to fit her unusual body shape (looooong legs, short torso and arms) and decided to pull the trigger on a custom geometry carbon frame from Legend http://www.legend-bikes.com/LegendUK.aspx in Italy. Saw a demo frame on the weekend and I have to say that the finish and quality are astounding (then again, it should be for the price!)

(http://www.legend-bikes.com/Portals/0/UltraPhotoGallery/493/3/1.dsc_0354.jpg)

So a new Legend 4.7 frame is on it's way over from Italy in 10-12 weeks! Will put up photos the second it arrives :cool:

Now I just need to convince her that I NEED a new Legend 9.5 with Record....  :lol

Well, after MUCH procrastination, debate, decision, backtracking, procrastination, calls to the vendor, procrastination, decision, backtracking, arguing over quotes, discussion and finally decision, the colours, graphics and build spec has been decided!

Legend 4.7 custom geometry
Gun Metal Grey with light pink decals
Deda Carbon Bars (shallow drop), Stem and Seatpost
Campag Chorus with 50/34 172.5mm cranks and 12-28 cassette
Look Keo 2 pedals

The best bit - we're off to Menaggio in 2 weeks and we've got an invite to this year's Legend launch  :cool

So we get to visit the factory and go for a ride with Mr Bertoletti himself. I'm not sure who's more excited  :D
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on August 06, 2014, 08:00
Yay!

And I think Chorus is underrated. It's a lovely gruppo.
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on August 06, 2014, 08:30
Am struggling to know which bike to go with on our new time trial course.

http://www.strava.com/routes/323836

Its technical and hilly and I haven't been using the TT bars for much of it.

Now I have the Super6 I want to give it a proper beasting... what do we think ?
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on August 06, 2014, 08:43
Am struggling to know which bike to go with on our new time trial course.

http://www.strava.com/routes/323836

Its technical and hilly and I haven't been using the TT bars for much of it.

Now I have the Super6 I want to give it a proper beasting... what do we think ?

Stinker of a start there, Jimble, but that probably makes it more fun. Get the Super 6 onto it. Psychological benefit!  :cool
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on August 06, 2014, 08:47
Its a worse start than you think, it goes past a tasty curry house about half way up the climb and it always smells amazing :)
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on August 06, 2014, 09:49
Its a worse start than you think, it goes past a tasty curry house about half way up the climb and it always smells amazing :)

Another psychological benefit! :D

I really miss decent curries over here. :(
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on August 06, 2014, 10:09
Its a worse start than you think, it goes past a tasty curry house about half way up the climb and it always smells amazing :)

As an unashamed Cannondale fan (good choice BTW) I have to agree with L'arri and say set the Super 6 onto it. Great bike, launches like a rocket compared to your old Bianchi :)
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on August 06, 2014, 10:32
I wont sully it with tri-bars... I promise you that :)
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: lancasterke on August 06, 2014, 11:47
http://www.strava.com/activities/175041371

did this on sunday, couldn't recommend cycling in southern shropshire more highly.
B E A utiful
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on August 06, 2014, 11:49
Eh, can we have more pics of bikes in this thread, please?  :lol

This is "post your rides" as in "post your bikes".

The one where you discuss courses and stuff is in Tone's bafflingly titled Faces, places, races, messess of your rides (http://velorooms.com/index.php?topic=125).

Excuse to post my Look again, just to, uh, reset the precedent ...

(http://i57.tinypic.com/4j54lj.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on August 21, 2014, 19:34
My new bike 5.2 Madone, 11spd Ultegra, love the bike, race as hell, fast, ugly colour but its free :D
(http://i59.tinypic.com/555hrm.jpg)
After service testing titanium Enigma, wow I want that ride!
(http://i62.tinypic.com/11rvz4g.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on August 21, 2014, 19:42
Was riding Look but dont know model :D, anyway idiot who invented osymetric rings is just idiot, lovely ride anyway
(http://i58.tinypic.com/2mdi6gj.jpg)
(http://i60.tinypic.com/f0w76.jpg)
(http://i57.tinypic.com/2j1ve6t.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on October 06, 2014, 19:47
2015 Emonda, Tune wheels and Sram red, under 5kg :D
(http://i59.tinypic.com/zwlzyf.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: esafosfina on December 12, 2014, 19:12
Figures that this gives away the UK based team I'm riding for in 2015... but here ya go! Race bikes, training bike, TT bike... just need a track bike and I'm sorted!  ;)
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on January 05, 2015, 01:16
I don't mind the look of that black Kuraro, nice.
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: esafosfina on January 05, 2015, 19:19
I don't mind the look of that black Kuraro, nice.

Yeah, they come up well. I've had mine a week now and it's a decent bike. Had a few issues with the seatpost not binding the saddle rails properly, but have sorted that by devious means! (Hacksaw-blade and Loctite!)
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on January 06, 2015, 00:08
Yeah, they come up well. I've had mine a week now and it's a decent bike. Had a few issues with the seatpost not binding the saddle rails properly, but have sorted that by devious means! (Hacksaw-blade and Loctite!)

As a sponsored rider, aren't you supposed to say only nice things about your machines?  :lol :-x
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: esafosfina on January 06, 2015, 19:20
As a sponsored rider, aren't you supposed to say only nice things about your machines?  :lol :-x
Bugger! I'm nothing if not honest L'Arri!  ;)
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on January 06, 2015, 19:47
Bugger! I'm nothing if not honest L'Arri!  ;)
That's exactly right!
If you're not honest, you're nothing! :P
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: pastronef on January 06, 2015, 22:09
Nextie Bike

pictured with sram apex group and no brand 38 mm wheels

this year with 105 group and the same crankset in picture (and a 38 cm handlebar)

(http://foto.bdc-forum.it/albums/17187/thumbs_800/288993.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on April 27, 2015, 03:26
Yeah, they come up well. I've had mine a week now and it's a decent bike. Had a few issues with the seatpost not binding the saddle rails properly, but have sorted that by devious means! (Hacksaw-blade and Loctite!)
Mrs 42x16ss recently got a new Cannondale Slice that I pretty much had to rebuild on the spot. One issue was that the seatpost was inserted without paste and then really over tightened, it had bound a bit which wasn't fun.

I'm glad I didn't let her ride before I checked! :o
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on April 29, 2015, 00:19
Well, after MUCH procrastination, debate, decision, backtracking, procrastination, calls to the vendor, procrastination, decision, backtracking, arguing over quotes, discussion and finally decision, the colours, graphics and build spec has been decided!

Legend 4.7 custom geometry
Gun Metal Grey with light pink decals
Deda Carbon Bars (shallow drop), Stem and Seatpost
Campag Chorus with 50/34 172.5mm cranks and 12-28 cassette
Look Keo 2 pedals

The best bit - we're off to Menaggio in 2 weeks and we've got an invite to this year's Legend launch  :cool

So we get to visit the factory and go for a ride with Mr Bertoletti himself. I'm not sure who's more excited  :D
It's been a while since I dropped by, so I thought I should show you all some photos of the finished article! Mrs 42x16ss is now the proud owner of a custom geometry Legend 4.7, with Chorus, Campy Neutrons and Deda corbon finishing kit. This is a seriously nice bike to ride!

Also, since my better half dabbles in triathlon as well, we got her a cheap TT bike to put in the racks instead of her Legend. Some fast talking at the LBS got her a new old stock 2013 women's Cannondale Slice for an absolute steal. It's only got 10 speed 105 but it runs nicely and when we put on the Dura Ace C24's we have for racing it flies. It needed recabling though and the Headset, Bottom Bracket and Seatpost where totally dry when we got it so I had to do a fair bit of work before it was rideable  :angry

Now for the best news, I've ordered myself a new bike too  :cool The last picture is of a Johnson Esquire SL, mine will be in these colours, with Record and the Featherlight wheels in the photo. Can't wait to get my hands on it, Brad McGee, Pat Jonkers and David Kemp are a couple of guys with one and they love them!
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on April 29, 2015, 08:26
It's been a while since I dropped by, so I thought I should show you all some photos of the finished article! Mrs 42x16ss is now the proud owner of a custom geometry Legend 4.7, with Chorus, Campy Neutrons and Deda corbon finishing kit. This is a seriously nice bike to ride!

Also, since my better half dabbles in triathlon as well, we got her a cheap TT bike to put in the racks instead of her Legend. Some fast talking at the LBS got her a new old stock 2013 women's Cannondale Slice for an absolute steal. It's only got 10 speed 105 but it runs nicely and when we put on the Dura Ace C24's we have for racing it flies. It needed recabling though and the Headset, Bottom Bracket and Seatpost where totally dry when we got it so I had to do a fair bit of work before it was rideable  :angry

Now for the best news, I've ordered myself a new bike too  :cool The last picture is of a Johnson Esquire SL, mine will be in these colours, with Record and the Featherlight wheels in the photo. Can't wait to get my hands on it, Brad McGee, Pat Jonkers and David Kemp are a couple of guys with one and they love them!

Bonkers geometry on the wife's Legend there or is it just the angle of that second photo?

Really lovely job and that Esquire looks marvellous too. ;)
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on April 30, 2015, 00:22
Bonkers geometry on the wife's Legend there or is it just the angle of that second photo?

Really lovely job and that Esquire looks marvellous too. ;)
You're right, the geometry on the Legend is very relaxed but the photo makes it look more extreme. My other half is only 1 cm shorter yet her inseam is 5-6 cm higher and I have long legs for a guy. The result is poor back flexibility but she's working on this with the physio who did the fitting.

The Esquire looks better in the flesh, they are also doing a TT bike and a handful of town bikes. Check out Johnsonbikes.com if you're curious
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on June 18, 2015, 01:18
My new frame has arrived!!!

Stand by for build photos, should be done by Saturday  :s :cool

Post Merge: June 21, 2015, 06:49
All done! Very, very impressed with the  build and the quality of the finishing and the paintwork, it was top notch.

I took it out for its first decent ride this morning and it has impressed me! I thought that the straight blade fork and T1000 carbon would make for a harsh ride but it hummed along very nicely. This bike is a great all round race bike, directly comparable to a Cervèlo R5, Cannondale EVO or Giant TCR. Coming off my Cannondale Super Six it feels almost identical, except for a bit less road noise and more efficient.

The new Chorus is excellent! Fast and accurate, although it needs a little bit more effort to shift until it wears in. The cranks seem very stiff and efficient, and even though L'arri might disagree I think they look all right.

All in all I'm very, very happy with it  :D If anyone is interested go to www.Johnsonbikes.com and check them out.
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Michielveedeebee on January 05, 2016, 09:55
The bikes for this season! Numero Uno is the team bike (I just use it for training)
Number two is my own interpretation of the bike :D Finished with SRAM Red instead of Ultegra and FSAstuff
And last but not least, my TTbike. I'm still figuring out the position so it's not as aggressive as I'd like it to be yet
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on January 06, 2016, 14:10
Love all of those :)

My Rose is the bike I use for TTing at the moment and I reckon I can get the front end slightly lower still, but it is taking lots of yoga and time to get there.


My Cannondale fits perfectly (as it was all done by a professional fitter) and is the second picture.
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Yellow Peril on February 16, 2016, 19:47
(http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q793/Croit-e-Ferish/WP_20150207_12_52_50_Pro_zps78b759db.jpg) (http://s1359.photobucket.com/user/Croit-e-Ferish/media/WP_20150207_12_52_50_Pro_zps78b759db.jpg.html)


(http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q793/Croit-e-Ferish/bianchi_zpszgu45klv.jpg) (http://s1359.photobucket.com/user/Croit-e-Ferish/media/bianchi_zpszgu45klv.jpg.html)


(http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q793/Croit-e-Ferish/DSCN1002_zps68876b22.jpg) (http://s1359.photobucket.com/user/Croit-e-Ferish/media/DSCN1002_zps68876b22.jpg.html)


(http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q793/Croit-e-Ferish/062_zpsc85d9101.jpg) (http://s1359.photobucket.com/user/Croit-e-Ferish/media/062_zpsc85d9101.jpg.html)


(http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q793/Croit-e-Ferish/066_zps25466cdb.jpg) (http://s1359.photobucket.com/user/Croit-e-Ferish/media/066_zps25466cdb.jpg.html)

Ok so here are a few of my bikes. Top of the shop is the "Yellow Peril" a knickname I acquired about 20 years ago when I used to ride a yellow Giant MTB. the nickname has stuck and it has been my "handle" for forums and twitter since. The bike is my early 2000's Dolan which was resprayed last year and now sports some deep section rims and clip ons for TT'ing.

Below is my bianchi which was my dream bike although Campag remains a mystery.

Third is the "shopping trolley" which is a 66cm Canyon Ultimate AL, they are lovely bikes.

bottom is my pride and joy. It's Johan Van Summeren's 2009 Paris Roubaix Canyon Ultimate Pave frameset with ultegra on. It has his name on and a pave secteur sticker on the top tube and special "cobbles" graphics on the downtube and chain stays.It now has a set of Ambrosia Nemesis Reine Du Nord rims on Hope hubs.
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on February 16, 2016, 20:54
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That is a beauty - and with Campagnolo, as it should be. :cool

Below is my bianchi which was my dream bike although Campag remains a mystery.
Huh? :S
How can Campagnolo be a mystery? It's simply THE WAY THINGS SHOULD BE. :P
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: DJW on February 17, 2016, 04:35


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Below is my bianchi which was my dream bike although Campag remains a mystery.


What model is that? Lovely. Looks similar to the one I had before it got nicked in London.
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on February 17, 2016, 09:22
(http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q793/Croit-e-Ferish/bianchi_zpszgu45klv.jpg) (http://s1359.photobucket.com/user/Croit-e-Ferish/media/bianchi_zpszgu45klv.jpg.html)

Below is my bianchi which was my dream bike although Campag remains a mystery.

I rented this model a while back. Smooth ride but the chainset is ugly. :P
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Yellow Peril on February 17, 2016, 09:29
What model is that? Lovely. Looks similar to the one I had before it got nicked in London.

It's an Intenso. TBH the choosing process was very simple, I had always wanted a Bianchi , it had to be a celeste one and big enough (I'm 6'5"). It was on offer at Wiggle for £1500 and so having had too much to drink one night I pressed the button.

I would have gone for an Impulso as I have a particular liking for alloy frames (which I think is quite unusual these days)The two Canyons I have are aluminium and are superb rides born out by the fact that both Hoste and Van Summeren came 3rd and 5th respectively in the 2009 P-R on them. anyway I couldn't find a 63cm Impulso so I bought the carbon fibre Intenso instead.

I have to say it is very pretty and the most attractive of my bikes. Large frames are always fugly but the moulding around the headstock on the Intenso makes it look less so. Other bits I like are the white and celeste highlights on the Reparto Corse finishing kit which has persuaded me not to change them.

The fulcrum wheels it came with seem quite heavy. I picked up a new set of Campag Zondas for £175 on line at Christmas and acquired a new Campag Record carbon fibre chainset for £90 in October (the current groupset is Veloce).
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on February 17, 2016, 09:40
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bottom is my pride and joy. It's Johan Van Summeren's 2009 Paris Roubaix Canyon Ultimate Pave frameset with ultegra on. It has his name on and a pave secteur sticker on the top tube and special "cobbles" graphics on the downtube and chain stays.It now has a set of Ambrosia Nemesis Reine Du Nord rims on Hope hubs.
Hang on - is this the actual bike that he raced Paris-Roubaix on?! :o
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Yellow Peril on February 17, 2016, 09:47
Hang on - is this the actual bike that he raced Paris-Roubaix on?! :o

It's the frameset. I had the bike built up. It has sponsor stickers on the seat stays (Continental, Ritchey) and on the left handside of the top tube is a Silence Lotto transfer. If you go on You tube there is a 6 min vid of thwe team on these bikes at P-R. I think they ran Campag where as I have gone for Shimano.

They really fancied there chances that year with Hoste and were well placed with 2 in the break but Hoste went down and nearly brought own Van Summeren and they lost ground to Boonen and Hushovd. Hushovd came off spectacularly as well.

It's not unusual to be able to pick this stuff up from Canyon. they sell off loads of team kit at the end of the year. I thought £400 for a frameset with P-R history was a bargain but then again there probably wasn't that much competition for a second hand 64cm alloy frameset!
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: pastronef on February 17, 2016, 10:28

bottom is my pride and joy. It's Johan Van Summeren's 2009 Paris Roubaix Canyon Ultimate Pave frameset with ultegra on. It has his name on and a pave secteur sticker on the top tube and special "cobbles" graphics on the downtube and chain stays.It now has a set of Ambrosia Nemesis Reine Du Nord rims on Hope hubs.

and he liked that and kept using the cobbles frame during the Ardennes races that year
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on February 17, 2016, 10:28
It's the frameset. I had the bike built up. It has sponsor stickers on the seat stays (Continental, Ritchey) and on the left handside of the top tube is a Silence Lotto transfer. If you go on You tube there is a 6 min vid of thwe team on these bikes at P-R. I think they ran Campag where as I have gone for Shimano.

They really fancied there chances that year with Hoste and were well placed with 2 in the break but Hoste went down and nearly brought own Van Summeren and they lost ground to Boonen and Hushovd. Hushovd came off spectacularly as well.

It's not unusual to be able to pick this stuff up from Canyon. they sell off loads of team kit at the end of the year. I thought £400 for a frameset with P-R history was a bargain but then again there probably wasn't that much competition for a second hand 64cm alloy frameset!
A simple 'yes' would have sufficed ... :P

Cool!
My claim to fame used to be that I tagged along with the #teambe Belgian national team when they were training on the Worlds course north of Copenhagen in 2011, and when Vansummeren took the wrong turn in a roundabout, I briefly took his slot in the line, on the wheel of van Avermaet ...
... for maybe 500 m, when Big Johan returned and gently, but firmly nudged back in. :)
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Yellow Peril on February 17, 2016, 11:49
A simple 'yes' would have sufficed ... :P

Cool!
My claim to fame used to be that I tagged along with the #teambe Belgian national team when they were training on the Worlds course north of Copenhagen in 2011, and when Vansummeren took the wrong turn in a roundabout, I briefly took his slot in the line, on the wheel of van Avermaet ...
... for maybe 500 m, when Big Johan returned and gently, but firmly nudged back in. :)

Now that is true gold from an anecdote point of view. I hope in years to come you'll embellish the story a little and it becomes how Van Summeren chewed the stem to get back on your wheel
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Yellow Peril on February 17, 2016, 11:58
and he liked that and kept using the cobbles frame during the Ardennes races that year

Yes that's correct although they may have had different graphics on. IIRC when I purchased my frame Canyon were selling off some RVV frames (Docx's and Hansen's I think) they had red graphics on with transfers stating all of the names of the Belgian classics. I might be wrong on that though. anyway Gert Docx and I are at the other end of the height spectrum. :( :(
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Yellow Peril on February 17, 2016, 14:04
Anyone interested in watching a short Canyon promo on Slience Lotto and the bikes for 2009 P-R here's a link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GDACWIzYEw

Also I thought I'd post this as my favourite photo of the race and a timely reminder that we are entering into the best part of the cycling calendar IMO...


(http://www.cyclingfans.com/2009_paris-roubaix_leif_hoste_johan_van_summeren.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Michielveedeebee on March 09, 2016, 18:40
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New wheels. Holy sh*t, Dura-Ace C75's are the best. It's insane. They're superlight, stiff and good looking. But the best thing has to be the stability. 65km/h in a crosswind and zero problems with the wind.
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: L'arri on March 10, 2016, 08:35
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New wheels. Holy sh*t, Dura-Ace C75's are the best. It's insane. They're superlight, stiff and good looking. But the best thing has to be the stability. 65km/h in a crosswind and zero problems with the wind.

What's the Easton one like?
Title: Re: Post your rides
Post by: Michielveedeebee on March 10, 2016, 11:37
What's the Easton one like?
Bombproof. I used them for racing last year. Pretty stiff and good handling.