[Road] What do you ride?

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Timo
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by Timo

Bruno, there's nothing wrong with your bike. Dutch bike, nice components, no problem!

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Leroni
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by Leroni

bruno2000 wrote:Why not, I mean, what are your arguments?

Nobody who likes my bike?


nice frame , change tires in blue\black or blue grey of you want the conti gp3000.

don't buy the gass it not rigid!
what is wrong with the suplied easton ec 90 that you changed in a time?

bruno2000
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by bruno2000

The Time fork was cheaper, that's why I did prefer it. Now I'm regretting my decision...

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NSWWBGTR700
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Location: Malmö, Sweden

by NSWWBGTR700

Been following the forum for a bit now, and my bike finally got here a week ago. Not the lightest, but it's a start. Standard R700 with LOOK A5.1 pedals, and Cateye Astrale 8
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tommy
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by tommy

lose the saddlebag, the lights and those ugly ugly reflectors!!!!!

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NSWWBGTR700
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by NSWWBGTR700

tommy wrote:lose the saddlebag, the lights and those ugly ugly reflectors!!!!!


The reflectors are coming off! Don't know why I havn't already. The bag and lights are on part time only. Just when I know I'm going to be riding at night.

well...I like it anyway... :D

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drjones96
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by drjones96

What is everyone's issue with saddle packs?

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tommy
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by tommy

drjones96 wrote:What is everyone's issue with saddle packs?


It can make the coolest bike on earth look ugly!

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drjones96
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by drjones96

tommy wrote:
drjones96 wrote:What is everyone's issue with saddle packs?


It can make the coolest bike on earth look ugly!


Obviously you don't see them on pro bikes or race-day machines but for bikes that we use for every day rural rides you need a blow-out bag. I've seen some guys put their gear in a Zip-lock bag in their jersey pocket. This bothers me. I don't like to have additional weight on my body. I'd rather carry it on my bike. (I don't like camelbaks either but that's a different story). So a saddle pack is the option of choice for me. As a matter of fact, most of the guys I ride with have them. The thought really never enters my mind that their machine is lesser because they have a saddle pack. It serves a purpose.

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by fdegrove

Hi,

As a matter of fact, most of the guys I ride with have them. The thought really never enters my mind that their machine is lesser because they have a saddle pack. It serves a purpose.


Sure.....
Only for the purpose of a photoshoot I'd still remove the thing though. :wink:

Ciao, 8)
Being a snob is an expensive hobby.

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drjones96
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by drjones96

fdegrove wrote:Sure.....
Only for the purpose of a photoshoot I'd still remove the thing though.

Agreed.

Principia
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by Principia

my new principia rsl.

specs here: http://www.leichtbau-konfigurator.de/website/new/?p=93

with stelvios, extralight-tubes and chorus casette for daily use.
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Racing Aardvark
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by Racing Aardvark

You'd be surprised how many pros I've seen training with saddle bags, including when I was in Spain. As stated around here before, it's the non-pros that are more hung up on this crap. When you're going to be out for an 8 hour ride in Spring and the weather could change, those pockets are stuffed with clothing and food, and your tube and pump are in your bag and on your frame.

edited to add: I'm with ya doc. Between our roads, broken glass, and riding up into the mountains, my tools etc are on the bike, not me.

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NSWWBGTR700
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by NSWWBGTR700

Due to the critisism and conflict my last post received, I am posting again, the proud father of a R700.
After putting some miles on, the brakes and seat are going to be the first to go. I'm going to shoot for all Ultegra 6600. DA too expensive for my chef's salary.
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dlight
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by dlight

Nothing wrong with ultegra. Just ride.

As for a saddle bag, on our team rides. we won't help anyone on the road if they didn't even attempt to bring their own spares and/or equipment to at least try to fix whatever. if someone shows for a ride with no gears to fix things, we warn them about our rules. of course we help everyone, if they at least brought something like a spare tube.

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