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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 4:12 pm 
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Location: Saitama
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Hello everyone!
I’m living in Saitama of Japan.
My English is poor, so you may not be able to understand my broken English.

Here is my new ride for 2006:
S-Works Tarmac 2006 frameset (Full Carbon, about 1200g w/head set bearings, 52cm, fork 375g@220mm steerer)
Dura-ace 7700 STI, BR, RD, FD, CN, CS (395g, 320g, 195g, 85g, 290g, 175g)
FSA Carbon Pro Elite Compact Crankset (530g, w/ 48T chain ring of 5-arm XTR)
FSA Plutinum Pro Ti BB (190g)
Fukaya Carbon Seatpost (<150g@270mm, <$50)
Nitto M-184 STI80 Handle bar (280g (HEAVY but stiff, and fits me & shape of STI))
Dixna Achilles stem 80mm (<110g, <$40)
Fizik Arione saddle(250g)
Bontrager XXX Lite tubular 2005 (1200g w/o QR, QR=80g)
Vittoria Corsa Evo CX Tubular (280g)
Speedplay Zero Ti (160g)

Total weight is supposed to be about 6.8kg, but I didn’t actually measure the weight.
The frame is very stiff, gives good “shock damping” feeling, and has nice paint scheme (I think :>). However, my bike seems not so light compared to other bikes on this forum.
What is the effective weight saving point ??


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 10:13 pm 
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Welcome.

Nice bike you have there!

what is the thing on you stem?


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It is the powertap pro's CPU. It is originally in yellow :cry:, so I painted it grey.
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I use it with my training wheel built with powertap hub and open pros.

kkhh


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That is veeeery sexy! I was looking into one of those but my wallet would bite my fingers off! Say, I'm in Japan (Tokyo) at the moment too! :P :P
In the meantime, I also have a tarmac, here it is

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damn, didnt go through....I'm a newbie too....let me try this again...


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Hi, jimaizumi
Nice tarmac in 05(right?) Gerolsteiner color 8)... i think it's better than 06 Gerolsteiner's...
Of course i'm jealous of your ZGs :) .

I often ride around Arakawa, Tokigawa and Ogose.
Where is your riding area?


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Well Ive just got back into cyclng a year ago and have been around everywhere but still have not managed to figure out how to get to Arakawa but after 5yrs, I've finally bought a map....should be there every weekend to get a good 70km's in....Remember to give me a quick aisatsu if you see me, I'll be sure to do the same! :lol:
Despite NOT being an avid fan of RED :( , I do fancy the Fritz paint scheme! It took me long enough to find the Gerolsteiner edition so I'm pretty happy w/ my purchase! How do you find your bike?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 3:21 pm 
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You would meet 06 flitz & gerolsteiner tarmacs in here:

http://www.jitensya.co.jp/index.php?menu=shop02&sid=10

I also had been considering gerolstiner's as the next ride, however I was struck by flitz's in there :).


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