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LordOpie

MOTHER HEN
Oct 17, 2002
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Denver
Post photos of your pavement bikes here!

Be they road racers to commuters. It's all pavement love all the time!
 

DirtyDog

Gang probed by the Golden Banana
Aug 2, 2005
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Merlin Ti Works 6/4 (2006) with 2007 Chorus



Ridley Crosswind
 

LordOpie

MOTHER HEN
Oct 17, 2002
21,022
3
Denver
holy crap, I didn't know you rode pavement? Those bikes are beautiful!




My custom True Temper steel roadie that was recently stolen :(
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My first roadie that took me to fantasy land and made me really fall in llove with cycling...
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James

Carbon Porn Star
Sep 11, 2001
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Danbury, CT
That Merlin is gorgeous! I've never had a Ti bike. I kind of held out hope that I'd come up on a nice, used Ti frame for my winter/rain bike, but I managed to score something pretty sweet from a foreign colleague. I'll post pics of that when I get it.

What wheels are on the Merlin?

Love the Ridley too, love how dirty it is. What chainring combo are you running?
 

LoboDelFuego

Monkey
Mar 5, 2002
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My first real road bike, 2008 CAAD9 R5. I was going to get it in white but then the store called and said white frames wouldn't ship until Oct. 20th - and raw is the new white, right?
 

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loco-gringo

Crusading Clamp Monkey
Sep 27, 2006
8,879
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Deep in the heart of TEXAS
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What wheels are on the Merlin?
Looks like Open Pros on something Campy.

I will snap shots of my roadie tomorrow.

Here's my CX bike.



This was my first favorite roadie. Sad it's gone, but the bike I will post later rides really nicely.



Here is the bike I replaced the IRD with, but hated the harshness and sold it for my Speciale Carbon.

 

James

Carbon Porn Star
Sep 11, 2001
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Danbury, CT
Yup Campy Record Hubs and Open Pros. I love that bike:D That origin8 is nice - is that aluminum or carbon?
I think it's alloy with carbon rear stays, and a carbon fork, yes?
I love my Giant hardtail that's built the same way, so that CX bike must ride amazingly.
 

LordOpie

MOTHER HEN
Oct 17, 2002
21,022
3
Denver
That Trek Soho is sick!!

And I mean that in both good and bad ways :busted:

I love everything about it! It's like one of those ugly puppies that are actually cute.
 

LordOpie

MOTHER HEN
Oct 17, 2002
21,022
3
Denver
You're a good role model, so why not?!

PS: new photos against a neutral background also, close up of the fork and seat stays.
 

loco-gringo

Crusading Clamp Monkey
Sep 27, 2006
8,879
6
Deep in the heart of TEXAS
DirtyDog said:
Yup Campy Record Hubs and Open Pros. I love that bike That origin8 is nice - is that aluminum or carbon?
I think it's alloy with carbon rear stays, and a carbon fork, yes?
I love my Giant hardtail that's built the same way, so that CX bike must ride amazingly.
Oops - Yeah it's aluminum with carbon stays. I don't know if it's the squarish tubes, but it rides really nice. I rode my roadie for the first time for more than 20 miles today, and I missed the CX bike. I have been having fun on knobbies on the road this fall.
 

Echo

crooked smile
Jul 10, 2002
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Slacking at work
Photo threads suck when people use them for conversations.

Here's the only road riding I'll be doing for the next several months:
 

LordOpie

MOTHER HEN
Oct 17, 2002
21,022
3
Denver
Mine... about as no frills as it gets, but it just rides sooo nicely.
I'm a big fan of Jamis. I think they make good stuff and you get a lot of value.

Nice bike! Next time you need to replace the cranks, go black! :D (black pedals too.)
 

jacksonpt

Turbo Monkey
Jul 22, 2002
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Vestal, NY
I'm a big fan of Jamis. I think they make good stuff and you get a lot of value.

Nice bike! Next time you need to replace the cranks, go black! :D (black pedals too.)
I would agree with all said points. Problem is that cranks are about the last thing that would wear out on this bike, and I'm not likely to feel the need to upgrade them any time soon.
 

OGRipper

back alley ripper
Feb 3, 2004
10,237
682
NORCAL is the hizzle
Have you had any issues with those cranks? They look dope.
Only two issues: A decidedly lighter wallet and being spoiled for all other cranks. :D

They are killer. Lighter and stiffer than anything I've spun. I thought I noticed a big difference when I went from my campy records to FSA ISIS carbon a couple years ago. The difference was even bigger when I went from the FSA's to these. Plus, super easy to install.
 

James

Carbon Porn Star
Sep 11, 2001
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Danbury, CT
Only two issues: A decidedly lighter wallet and being spoiled for all other cranks. :D

They are killer. Lighter and stiffer than anything I've spun. I thought I noticed a big difference when I went from my campy records to FSA ISIS carbon a couple years ago. The difference was even bigger when I went from the FSA's to these. Plus, super easy to install.
Yeah, they're pretty damn hot cranks. Did you get the one with the ti BB?
I ask if you had any problems only because I'd heard there were some issues with the tabs for the chainring bolts shearing. So just curious really.

Built with Record? Any more pics? I love those bikes, a great steel road bike. What pedals are on there?

James
 

OGRipper

back alley ripper
Feb 3, 2004
10,237
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NORCAL is the hizzle
Yeah, they're pretty damn hot cranks. Did you get the one with the ti BB?
I ask if you had any problems only because I'd heard there were some issues with the tabs for the chainring bolts shearing. So just curious really.

Built with Record? Any more pics? I love those bikes, a great steel road bike. What pedals are on there?

James
Yes, ti bb. On the shearing issue, the guy who sold me the crank (a friend who owns a high-end shop) told me it's because people let the chainring bolts loosen up. Apparently they come loose easily, and the little carbon tabs are not up to the task of supporting the torque unless the bolts are tight. I was careful to use a little blue loctite and to check the bolts during and after the first few hard rides. No problems so far.

Yes, it was originally a full record kit with open pros, I eventually upgraded the wheels and cranks. The pedals are shimano 759 mtb. I try to keep my gear versatile between road and mtb and don't want a pair of dedicated road shoes. The rest of it is pretty standard fare: wtb stem, salsa bar, campy ti post, michelin tires, etc. Sorry, no more pics.

And sorry for the banter. To keep this sort of on track as a photo thread, here's a pic I took when I turned around after taking that pic of my bike. (Crappy view eh? I live somewhere in the upper right corner of the pic.)

 

Biscuit

Turbo Monkey
Feb 12, 2003
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Pleasant Hill, CA
Very old photo.. the pimp water bottle cage is long gone (actually, it now lives on my ss). My IF Crown Jewel:

Haven't ridden it in almost a year now...


And my recently built fixie that now sports clipless:
 

James

Carbon Porn Star
Sep 11, 2001
3,559
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Danbury, CT
Yes, ti bb. On the shearing issue, the guy who sold me the crank (a friend who owns a high-end shop) told me it's because people let the chainring bolts loosen up. Apparently they come loose easily, and the little carbon tabs are not up to the task of supporting the torque unless the bolts are tight. I was careful to use a little blue loctite and to check the bolts during and after the first few hard rides. No problems so far.

Yes, it was originally a full record kit with open pros, I eventually upgraded the wheels and cranks. The pedals are shimano 759 mtb. I try to keep my gear versatile between road and mtb and don't want a pair of dedicated road shoes. The rest of it is pretty standard fare: wtb stem, salsa bar, campy ti post, michelin tires, etc. Sorry, no more pics.
That's pretty much what I figured. People don't take any responsibility for their stuff, and think they can treat the super-high end stuff the same as their 105. I looked long at hard at those cranks, then ended up somewhere I couldn't use them, so I'm glad I didn't go through with the purchase.

It's a sweet rig. Have you ridden with road-specific shoes though? I hear ya on running the same stuff in both disciplines, but I think road shoes make such a big difference in the ride and comfort.
But to each their own, I'm a bit spoiled on the shoe side of things...
 

BadDNA

hophead
Mar 31, 2006
4,222
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Winning.
She's nothing special, just an off-the-shelf Roubaix, but it's my intro to tarmac. Ignore the platforms, they were sitting on my workbench when I brought the bike home and wanted to take it for a spin around the block.

 

OGRipper

back alley ripper
Feb 3, 2004
10,237
682
NORCAL is the hizzle
It's a sweet rig. Have you ridden with road-specific shoes though? I hear ya on running the same stuff in both disciplines, but I think road shoes make such a big difference in the ride and comfort.
But to each their own, I'm a bit spoiled on the shoe side of things...
Thanks! Yeah I have tried road shoes and while I agree they make a difference (1) modern mtb shoes are pretty damn good; (2) roughly half the rides I do on this bike involve getting in and out of train stations or other walking, and mtb shoes are way better for that; and (3) seeing as I ride everything from DH to road, I've got enough gear needs as it is!

Ok, again to stay on topic, here's a bad pic of my fixie: