[Road] What do you ride?

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Tim the Pineapple
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by Tim the Pineapple

SPRUNG wrote:Well heres my road ride. Not the best thing in the world, I have been riding it for the last year and a half, and its been serving the purpose. My focus is XC, but I still do road. Will probably be getting a new Road bike sometime late this year or next. :lol:


Nice ! old school c'dale
Its ok dude, keep on riding Its not about the bike but about the ride.

P.S. I get made fun of by some roadies when i ride my mtb with road tires, heh :D

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Bruiser
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by Bruiser

Until Sat I was riding a 1990 Shogun.
At one stage I was riding a 1980 Appolo 1, the stare value was priceless.

It's more about the attitude of your riding than the image you present.

Brian
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Mav54
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by Mav54

2nd Try.
Here's my latest!
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Tim the Pineapple
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by Tim the Pineapple

Bruiser wrote:Until Sat I was riding a 1990 Shogun.
At one stage I was riding a 1980 Appolo 1, the stare value was priceless.

It's more about the attitude of your riding than the image you present.

Brian


I actully owned, ~ Late 1980's (Not exacly sure on date serial # dont match very well) Kuwahara steeler with suntour 3 speed. Even thou it was heavy as hell it was much faster than my mtb on road. To bad i sold it for little extra $. Stupid me... it was in mint condition.

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Bruiser
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I purchased my Apollo for $5 and it quickly got the title of being a pub bike at the first race I used it at. Heavy bikes are great for training and racing if you're there for the social aspect. Wins can be rewarding if you can do well on them :P

Brian

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cadence90
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by cadence90

I still have and use my Bridgestone RB-1, I think it's a 1985, a nice bike, seems like twice the weight of my Strong Frames Foco though....
"Gimondi è un eroe umano, che viene sconfitto ma che continua la sua corsa fino a tornare a vincere." - Enrico Ruggeri

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Jazzer
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by Jazzer

Here's my ride. Still a few weeks till the roads are clean enough after the winter (here in Finland) to take my baby out.
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jim
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by jim

nice looking frame. did you drill out those chainrings yourself?

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Superlite
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by Superlite

Nice bike, but why did you drill out your chain rings? Can you say flexy? :lol:

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Marlboro Man
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by Marlboro Man

Hear hear, I am with Jim on this one. The drilled rings look the shit!! (as in fantastic!!) Can I send you mine?

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Superlite
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by Superlite

Yeah

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Bruiser
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Can you tell us how much weight you saved and any impact on crank flex?
Look great but I'm questioning the practicality of the move.

Brian

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Marlboro Man
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by Marlboro Man

I can see where you're coming from Brian but then again, even shimano drill their cassette sprogs. I too would like to know the weight saving on drilling.

Maybe I am sticking my neck out here but I think Jazzer's chain rings epitomise what being a weight weenie should be all about i.e. not necessarily having the biggest chequebook but tuning and refining the components available to us as we do with our careful training. In the same sense, Ferrari don't win Grand Prix by buying the best car (so they tell us), their success is achieved by relentless development.

Someone will no doubt pop up and inform me to whack this on a separate forum!! :wink:

jim
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by jim

drilled out chainrings are actually not a new trick. in his heyday, eddy merckx and guys during that era were drilling out chainrings, downtube shifters, brake levers, etc. tony rominger was the last guy pro i know of who was into the drilled out parts.

this is the first time i've seen this done on a current day setup. if you did it yourself, nice job!

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Marlboro Man
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by Marlboro Man

I've seen track chain rings that were drilled out but they were quite thick anyways.

Will we see a revival of these trends? Personally I am reaching for my drill........

I already do things like cut the surplus ends off handlebars.

Am I normal? :cry:

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