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Let's have a bit of brevity shall we?  Thought this could be cool.  Give us a look at what you're riding these days?  Can be any bike at all, just give us a look at what you're riding, maybe with a bit of a description.

I'll get started!  This is my beloved Cannondale Caad4 R4000 with stars and stripes scheme.  Was my best mates bike and after he passed his wife lent it to me to ride my first 70.3, GCHIM 2009, and has since gifted it to me.  Doesn't normally have my race wheels on it, but damn they look good on it.  Over time have upgraded it from 9 speed to now Sram Force 10 speed (yes, that's my idea of upgrading), and have changed out the quill stem to a more modern front end.  165mm cranks. Tidied up all the cabling.  I'll never replace it, unless I break it.

 

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This is what I have been reduced to.

A defy. This pic was when the bars and hoods were rolled up when my hip was at its worst. 
I have them back level now post op. 
Next is to pull out a few spacers, then to decide whether I upgrade to a non endurance bike or give it away all together. 
 

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This is what it looked like for my first race on it in 1987 (except I put the pedals back on for the race).

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And this is what it looks like these days. It's last race was 2014, but I still get out on it now & then. Next plan is to get an original paint job to do away with the 90's flouro phase it went through.

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Litespeed Classic, on the way home from the Catalina Tri last year. It's been my main ride training and racing bike since 1999. Strap on a Thule Pack and Pedal rack, and it's a serviceable touring rig too.

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Part of my collection 

Niner rdo mtb fun to play on

Felt edict mtb race machine, 

Chapter 2 tere. This is a very nice bike to ride. Very comfortable and built to my spec. Good to look at as well.

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I ride the dirt almost exclusively these days. I still have a road bike but I won't ride alone on the road anymore. Too many incidents occurred when alone. Mountain biking is a lot more fun anyway.

I've had this thing for 7 years and still seems new.

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This is my roadie, a 1997 Cannondale Cad 3 R600. The frame was a hand me down from a mate who had upgraded. I've put a mix of new (back then) and hand me down parts from my TT (a 1991 Cannondale SC800 3.0 Series Criterium frame). It now has 10spd Ultegra levers and derailleur with 9 spd Dura-Ace FC7410 cranks (175mm 42/53). The Zipps are 1991 440's with Zipp 217/100 hubs (originally Mavic 501 hubs, rear a 7spd screw on) from mid 90's. Normal wheels are Velocity Deep V, 18H front on a Mavic 501 hub (ex Zipp wheel) and a 28H rear on Ultegra hub both laced with DT bladed spokes. Has Dura-Ace PD7410 pedals. Still a very nice ride and no rush to replace/upgrade.

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Cool, a thread about our sport!

My TT rig which is totally not ideal for the kinds of roads I'm on these days in Scotland (but I still love it). I tend to ride it on my indoor trainer and take my little road bike outside. Should never have sold my Zipps - they are the only thing that would make this bike better.

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My road bike is about 12-years old but owes me nothing and I really enjoy riding it on the Scottish hills these days. The SRAM Red derailleur fell off 1km from home last week - just worn out. So it's at the local bike shop getting repaired. I like travelling with this bike because it's so small, light and easy to pack. I'm just gonna keep riding it til it or I can go on no more! If anything happened to it, my dream bike is a Trek Madone.

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Bonus photo of one of my favourite places to ride - the Cairngorms! This spot is about 40km from home.

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This is my TT bike which I have thanks to the good graces and generosity of Transitions members and my mate!  

The SRAM wheels belong on this, bit I stick them on my roadie when going somewhere interesting.  I love this because not many others do.  Is it a fast bike or not?  Buggers me, but it's a hell of a lot faster than I am!

 

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My first road bike, a 2003 trek 5500  that I bought in about 2008 I think. Recently repainted it and put a new groupset on it. I really love this bike. And fear not, it has a longer stem back on it now ;) 

 

 

 

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The worst frame trek ever made, my mtb. Rear triangle came unglued in multiple places. Frame repairer decided to line it up with a wheel he had lying around, which wasn't true :wallbash:Then they gave up on me. 

That part of the repair eventually failed (hooray) and it's now true and holding together with model airplane glue. For now 😂

 

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1 hour ago, dazaau said:

The worst frame trek ever made, my mtb. Rear triangle came unglued in multiple places. Frame repairer decided to line it up with a wheel he had lying around, which wasn't true :wallbash:Then they gave up on me. 

That part of the repair eventually failed (hooray) and it's now true and holding together with model airplane glue. For now 😂

 

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Trek still do lifetime frame warranties?

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1 - "Candice". Specialized Shiv running Ultegra 10 speed Di2. 53-39 on the front and 11-25/28 on the rear depending on course. 3T Revo cockpit with 51SpeedShop extensions. TokyoWheel 90mm front and coupled with either the Zipp Sub9 or TokyoWheel 110mm rear depending on course and conditions. Sitero saddle with rear mounted bottle cage. Wrapped in matte black with orange logos/branding.

2 - "Bella". Dengfu FM098 running Ultegra 11 speed mechanical. 52-36 AbsoluteBlack ovals on the front (not pictured) and 11-28 on the rear. ProLite Bracchiano A42 wheels front and rear. Selle Italia saddle. Custom painted by Dengfu in matte black with orange highlights. Over 11000km logged since building her from the ground up back in 2013.

 

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8 hours ago, trilobite said:

Trek still do lifetime frame warranties?

If I hadn't bought it second hand on eBay.... And it had already been covered up unbeknown to me. 

Not one of my finest purchases 😂

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On 03/08/2020 at 9:45 AM, Ex-Hasbeen said:

This is what it looked like for my first race on it in 1987 (except I put the pedals back on for the race).

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And this is what it looks like these days. It's last race was 2014, but I still get out on it now & then. Next plan is to get an original paint job to do away with the 90's flouro phase it went through.

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That top tube 😱 not an endurance set up that one! 

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Just now, dazaau said:

That top tube 😱 not an endurance set up that one! 

Did 3 x IM races on it. The lack of a small ring (and the 6 speed corncob on the back) was the biggest issue for endurance. It was actually very comfortable once you got used to it.

A bit twitchy on winding descents, your toes overlap the front wheel, and add to that, the pedals were missing on the first photo because the shoes were permanently attached to them, and you had a bike that was a real "experience" to ride. but it was bloody fast in its day.

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Lost motivation to ride the last few years. Even bought a Fuji Altamira SL to try and re-motivate and it is still sitting in the box waiting to be built!

Current bike list:

Road:

Fuji Altamira SL

Wilier Laverado with 10 speed Chorus. The old workhorse that has hit the French Alpes and US cols.

Wilier Lavaredo

CX: Colnago World Cup - was racing the National CX series in 2015 and was equal 1st in M3 going into the last round when my wife was diagnosed with cancer...  So naturally didn't go and haven't competed since or had much interest to ride (see Fuji above).

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Track:

BT Stealth

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Planet X (set up for pursuits)

Planet X Pursuit

TT: Cervelo P3

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There is also a cheap KHS hardtail and fixie conversion that was my commuter.

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On 03/08/2020 at 2:10 PM, Slowman said:

I ride the dirt almost exclusively these days. I still have a road bike but I won't ride alone on the road anymore. Too many incidents occurred when alone. Mountain biking is a lot more fun anyway.

I've had this thing for 7 years and still seems new.

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wait there's more...

This is my only remaining road bike (in Australia), it's a Malvern Star Oppy C7, I bought this frame used for like $200 and it was in very good condition and so easy to build for an aero(ish) frame. You just feed the cables fully sleeved in one end and they just pop out the other end, no playing with hooks through little ports under the bottom bracket area (or feeding threader sleeves etc.). It has SRAM Force 22 mechanical (battery would be flat every time I got the urge if I had electronic) which does the job really well, though a little quirky after riding D/A STI for years. bike_MalvernStarOppyC7.jpg.3c9a211e93e383f6491db304ca53ac86.jpg

I have an old Trek 5500 that I keep in Taiwan, it's embarrassing to have that many spacers under the stem :lol: so I'm currently building up on old Jamis frame with a much taller head tube to replace itbike_trek5500.jpg.5d7b0dc7fe6b16e5304d19354d21d43c.jpg

This is my other dualy, originally a 26" wheeled bike but the Santa Cruz XC Carbon Blur was one such frame that could be converted to 650B (27.5") which I use for travel (what travel). I was going to take it to Tucson (Arizona) for a business assignment for 3 weeks in September but that's off the books for the foreseeable future. bike_SantaCruzXCcarbonBlur650Bconvert.jpg.a31f5e72defe1d29694df0cffbfd0ab4.jpg

 

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Finally, maybe the most important bike I have, especially during the lockdowns: The caravan park/shopping/surf check bike made from a few spares and this classic retro frame on special for $99 - an Astrix Rook, I think the design hasn't changed in 20 years. Astrix were an old classic US brand, high quality hand made alloy frames with the best paint job I've ever seen. Most bikes the paint will chip off around the drop out once you've shoved the wheel in a few times, certainly when there is a little excess paint. Not this paint, not sure whether it is 2 pack double baked whatever, but there was some excess around the drop outs causing the rear wheel to be misaligned - I had to file it back, no matter how many times I rammed the wheel in, it would not chip off. Anyway, I have a surfboard carrier rack on it and this gets me into beaches along fire trails that are remote away from the crowds and where maintaining social distancing isn't a problem. Looks like we are headed back that way currently.20171118_092923.thumb.jpg.54c5a1337806682b5ca19a6405988806.jpg

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7 hours ago, Chuckie M said:

Do You have shares in SRM?😃

I was addicted to data! Actually also have another wired pro and wireless FSA for the Fuji...

All bought second hand and other than one wired FSA cracking at the chainring bolt hole (SRM did offer a very reasonably priced new replacement with no questions asked about original ownership but I bought another used crank even cheaper) they have all worked flawlessly!

My $200 KHS hardtail loaded up when I solo bikepacked the ~1000km Mawson trail from Adelaide to Blinman May 2015.

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All these first bike pics. My first serious road bike was a 1982 Colnago. That bike is literally, now in a museum. I kid you not, lol. No pics of it, we didn’t have cameras back then, or the inter Webb’s thing, so maybe it never really happened.

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I ride a girls bike.

Originally bought for my wife in about 2010, then passed on to our daughter, then I sold my Soloist as I thought I'd not be able to ride again, but then dug this one out of the shed a year or so ago.  I think it's been serviced once in those 10yrs, and is still running smooth.

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On 05/08/2020 at 10:28 PM, Dalai said:

CX: Colnago World Cup - was racing the National CX series in 2015 and was equal 1st in M3 going into the last round when my wife was diagnosed with cancer...  So naturally didn't go and haven't competed since or had much interest to ride (see Fuji above).

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That looks familiar..

Hope you are well mate.

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After 10 years, 3 frames with same Ultegra group set (lasted 120,000k).. and being a tight wad, sold my HZ 78 Kingswood and put some of it towards this GiantTCR about a year ago.. totally in love with it, super comfy, love the disc brakes.. I just need to ride it a bit more.. hot and cold last few months..

My Nuske single speed, great for the shops and off for a swim.

Azzuri TT race bike.. still goes well, now with Zipp 404s ex Steno..Heds ex ol mate OZhed dude..

 

 

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Was devastated when I crashed an bent the top tube on my old bike. After much angst I made the big decision to buy new even though it was not a great time financially. 

That was all nearly 5 years and 50,000 kms ago and apart from going through a bunch of different wheels, I have been pretty happy with my purchase.

 

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