My New Toy!!

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Sup all! Been a long time since I have been around, glad to see not too much has changed. Anyway I dont nkow how many of you are into road bikes, but this is my new baby:

http://home.ripway.com/2004-3/84054/small.jpg

another view

http://home.ripway.com/2004-3/84054/small2.jpg

Just a lil info, all
Trek carbon fiber oclv 120 (light and really strong)
Fitted w/ Ultegra except for the brakes, 105
Bontrager Race lite Wheel set and crank
Cane creak steam
Aero bars strapped on the front
~currently looking for shoes for a size 15 foot, hard to find.

Needless to say I will be eatting light and living modestly for the next couple of months.

posted by  Voda48

That must've cost you a pretty penny. I'm more into mountian bikes myself. I have a Mongoose XR-100 with a brand new back wheel (the old one got dented and bent to hell from rocks and trails) and pretty soon I'll need new tires as they do wear down pretty quickly...

posted by  Satty101

I have a Specialized Allez with Shimano brake pads and shifters, some type of tires (I dont remember). For mountain bikes: I have a Dyno D500. (Pretty lame.)

posted by  StiMan

DUDE!!!!! you take it on any sweet jumps yet?

Lol, nice bike man, I'll see if I can get a pic of mine up.

You road race? If so, what cat?

posted by  Godlaus

Jumps??? Hell no, the closest thing that bike will see to a jump is an uneven road. I am doing the Ironman Tri this summer so I will use it for that> Road racing I am not really built for unless it is clidesdale (sp) I weight 235.

Steve-o I looked at the bike, the Allez. It was ok but in the end my mom talked me into the more expensive bike. I Was relly looking at getting a Orbea (spanish bike)

posted by  Voda48

Sweet bike. about how fast can you go on one of those?

I only have mountain bikes, I doubt I could ride that anywhere without destroying it, or getting ran over.

http://www.mustangmods.com/data/14288/dvc00390.jpg

diamond back.


are those mirrors on it?

posted by  shev

No, those are where you put your elbows when you use the Aero bars so you can sit lower and still have control. They fold on the handle bar so they're up when they aren't in use and they go reletivly even with the bars when you rest your elbows on them.

posted by  Satty101

oh, I see now. lol, I'm dumb.

posted by  shev

They have different classes in the Allez. I just wanted a good, lower priced bike for like friday races etc. so I chose that Allez. Heres a pic:
http://www.albertabicycle.ab.ca/modules/zClassifieds/ad_photos/670.jpg

posted by  StiMan

Ya I looked at the Allez comp triple, but dont need the granny gear :thumbs:

posted by  Voda48

I feel kinda bad, I begged my parents for this road bike;
http://img.epinions.com/images/opti/fa/77/2003-K2-Mach-1-bikes.jpg
got it for 16th birthday, and I haven't touched it in a good 5-6 months.


I was quoting from the movie "Napoleon Dynamite", thought you might have seen it.
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Next time I'm in texas, stiman, I'm racing you............. :laughing:

posted by  Godlaus

I'll take anybody on with the trails around here. Steep declines with tree roots all over them, which makes it extremely hard to get traction. Not to mention a lot of mud, and very tight squeezes. Level black trails baby!!!

posted by  Satty101

No I actualy havent seen it. All my friends tell me about it but the gf doesnt have any desire to see it and I spend most of my spare time with her. Anyways, I love to MTB to Satty, I go to devils lake near the dells when I am home or sugar bottom here in Iowa.

posted by  Voda48

Lol, me too. I got the bike when I got my Eagle, and I havent used it in 2 months. Ok Godlaus, youre on! :thumbs:

posted by  StiMan

Hold on, I'm going to post a pic of my leg, show you what you're up against. My thigh is larger than some freshman at my school.....(*searches for digital camer in vain*).

Dunno if I wanna race in texas though, too many bad roads. What's your average mph in time trials, sti? (on flat ground, of course)

posted by  Godlaus

Well, even though I missed the mass picture posting of bikes, here's mine.

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/5/web/257000-257999/257566_10_f ull.jpg

And I even have seaweed caught on the spokes of the back wheel. This pic was taken back when my sister had her Daytona, so probably when I was around the age of...14. Only place I used to off road is out by the lighthouse on some rocks, and occasionally go out closer to the water and ride in the rocks underwater. It was fun if you don't mind falling once and a while. Oh, and you really should use gear 3 up front and 1 in back for it. Get more traction.

posted by  Satty101

Well I just got my new shoes today, size 50 cm. Than kyou Sidi, you saved me a lot of money (didnt have to specail order) I love italian shoes! Anyways, took the bike out just now and am proud to say I didnt fall over. This was the first time that I havbe ever used cleats with pedals and pulled it off today. I made sure not to travel the heavily trafficed streets however :mrgreen:

Having grown up riding MTB, I am blown away with the ease and speed you can have on a road bike. Amen to that!

posted by  Voda48

Godlaus, I dont race, I want to soon, but not now. I do a cement trail around here dodgeing heavy pedestrian traffic at about 25-30 mph. My bike is great, and I havent been able to take it out to non-city ranch roads, but havent gotten to it yet. Ill give you time when I can get one. Lol.

Gregg: Thats a great clip of "The Transporter" in you sig. Great movie! :thumbs:

posted by  StiMan

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