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Re: Let's see your ride! [DuGuy] [ In reply to ]
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So... my road rig that has served as my new hobby sled... (triathlons!!!)... is pictured below. It's a standard Focus Cayo Evo 2.0 with Ultegra Di2 drivetrain... which I love - it shifts like butter. Wheels were upgraded to some BladeX clincher builds. I am waiting on my 488C deep rim rear wheel to be assembled and shipped so I can add some extra bling and speed to my road rig ;-)

http://www.bladexbikes.com/wheels/2015-pro-tt-tri/488c-pro-carbon-clincher-road-wheelset-88mm.html

I will aslo be sharing these wheels with my new triathlon rig that is in the process of being built at my LBS => 2015 Kestrel 4000 with Di2... I expect to pick it up tomorrow and will post some bike porn as soon as it is in hand. I can't wait!!!!

As to BladeX products, I highly recommend them. I've ridden Mavic Kryliums, Mavic Carbone 80's, Oval Concept 946 (run these as my backup carbon wheelset), and find BladeX's wheels to be equally rigid, a more robust feel to them, and to have that equally sexy look and feel while riding at any speed. I've taken these to close to 50 mph and felt rock solid on them, albeit with a white knuckle fear-filled grin. The outfit is not a "Chinese" experience. You get great sales service and communication with Bella, and the logistics / packaging is handled quite well.

At a recently completed IM 70.3:


Focus porn:





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Re: Let's see your ride! [Marioa01] [ In reply to ]
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frameset purchased on st classifieds, maiden voyage in two days


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Re: Let's see your ride! [v0coder] [ In reply to ]
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Might as well give us some eye candy to look at to pass the time.
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Re: Let's see your ride! [scb] [ In reply to ]
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Replying to you because I LOVE the Lolo. Trying to figure out how to convince myself to replace my soul-less carbon (might as well be plastic) road bike.

Steel cyclocross bike made the transformation to full commute mode with flat bars and a single downtube shifter for the 1x10 drivetrain. I didn't think the Shimano 7700 shifter would pull enough cable for the Sram derailleur, but it works flawlessly in friction mode. Had my first commute on it in SF today and the flat bars are nice for hopping curbs and weaving around pedestrians.

On my ride to work this morning:


Rain commute mode waiting for the train (when it used to rain in CA):


Full race mode - if I get serious about CX, I will be getting a bike with disc brakes. The Paul Racers are beautiful, but don't stop for shit on carbon rims.


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Re: Let's see your ride! [DuGuy] [ In reply to ]
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just curious if the OP gets an email every time someone has posted on here... 5,000+ and counting :-)

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Re: Let's see your ride! [kjmcawesome] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks, appreciate the note. I've now had LOLO for a year and everything is as brilliant as the day she arrived. I looked at road bikes forever and was actually going to get an sworks but wanted something a bit more unique for my road bike. I have carbon bikes (tri = older felt, mtn = trek superfly 29er) and something about steel seemed "right". Of course, I loaded it up with carbon bars/wheels/etc.

Nice work on the Cielo, looks like a sweet commuter.
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Re: Let's see your ride! [kjmcawesome] [ In reply to ]
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kjmcawesome wrote:
Replying to you because I LOVE the Lolo. Trying to figure out how to convince myself to replace my soul-less carbon (might as well be plastic) road bike.

Steel cyclocross bike made the transformation to full commute mode with flat bars and a single downtube shifter for the 1x10 drivetrain. I didn't think the Shimano 7700 shifter would pull enough cable for the Sram derailleur, but it works flawlessly in friction mode. Had my first commute on it in SF today and the flat bars are nice for hopping curbs and weaving around pedestrians.

On my ride to work this morning:


Rain commute mode waiting for the train (when it used to rain in CA):


Full race mode - if I get serious about CX, I will be getting a bike with disc brakes. The Paul Racers are beautiful, but don't stop for shit on carbon rims.

Dude, why do you have water bottle cages for commuting?

P.S. Caltrain sucks.
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Re: Let's see your ride! [aravilare] [ In reply to ]
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I'm a new dad, so the water bottle cages are for coffee. Hopefully in a few moths I'll only need one!

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Re: Let's see your ride! [kjmcawesome] [ In reply to ]
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My first tt bike ever ready for the first 70.3 of the year next week after two seasons of racing on a cheap road bike. Looking at this picture, I realize how high my armrests are, need to work on getting lower.
Not the most aero, but I am happy with the build which came in lighter than I thought it would at 19.5lbs.


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Re: Let's see your ride! [S~] [ In reply to ]
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Re: Let's see your ride! [Grill] [ In reply to ]
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Grill wrote:

Looking dirty fast!
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Re: Let's see your ride! [Grill] [ In reply to ]
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Nice ride! I think your rear Lightweight disk costs more than my entire tri bike w/HED wheels and SRAM Red!


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Re: Let's see your ride! [natethomas] [ In reply to ]
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My newest century ride bike. Ultegra di2 setup. It rocks!




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Re: Let's see your ride! [Herbie Hancock] [ In reply to ]
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Finally ready for race season! My 2015 Slice (and proof I am a terrible photographer)



*I now have different tires on it...don't worry, I am not riding Conti Gran Prix 4-Seasons on my wheels

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Re: Let's see your ride! [Jared Gell] [ In reply to ]
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2015 Felt AR1 build[/url][/img]
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Re: Let's see your ride! [DuGuy] [ In reply to ]
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My latest build. I've got a couple hundred miles on it already. Very comfy, and the beefy chainstays give up NOTHING in the way of wasted pedal input.


And yes, I built the frame also.
A few more pics here.

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Re: Let's see your ride! [DuGuy] [ In reply to ]
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Borrowed a bike from one buddy (don't currently have a tri bike) and wheels from another (don't currently have race wheels, either.)
What I ended up with is a late 90's(?) 9 speed with wheels that are prolly worth 3 times the frameset, lol.
Still, very grateful to have a sturdy and good looking bike for tomorrow's race. That Slice feels sexy :-)

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“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” -A.W. Tozer
"The best things in life make you sweaty." -Barbara W.
"I was never great at math, so I had to learn to run faster." -Robbie Sandlin
“Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.” Charles Schultz
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Re: Let's see your ride! [Grill] [ In reply to ]
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wow - now thats a beautifully curated cycle ! seriously nice

only question - where do you hang the beverages (apart from the dash cage), or is this a prologue rig only?
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Re: Let's see your ride! [lacticturkey] [ In reply to ]
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I don't hang beverages from the Dash, but I use the Plasma for all TT's, so 10, 25, 50 and 100 milers as well as 12hrs. I use one bottle on the seat tube and another between the arms (don't need any hydration short of 50 miles).
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Photo taken before first race of season last night.

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Re: Let's see your ride! [Grill] [ In reply to ]
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Curious why you don't use the mount back there? Did you anticipate using it and not like it?

Have the same saddle, and it's a little hard to reach, but worth it over putting a bottle on the frame IMO.
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