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Road Show us your road bike(s)

Discussion in 'Cycling Department Forum' started by Bram, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. ArkHiver

    ArkHiver Member

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    This is my current machine:
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    ROSE Pro-SL 3000.
    Alluminum frame (61cm), carbon seatpost & fork. Shimano Ultegra Groupset with a Compact crankset (50/34) in the front.
    Mavic Aksium wheels and Yksion Elite tires.
    Selle Italia SLS saddle (the best saddle I've owned yet, it's so comfortable)
    Weight is about 8.5kgs for the 56cm frame (this frame size probably is a bit higher).

    I took the picture right after I got delivery. Since then I added 2 cheap bottle cages and a frame pump.
    What I really really like about it is the color scheme and the way it rides. It feels very direct, climbing is quite easy.
    What I don't like is the puncture sensitivity of the Yksion Elite tires. I get flats quite easily on those.
     
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  2. james davies

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    My current bike - Finally got round to cleaning it after a few wet and muddy days riding.
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    Its a 2014 Boardman Road Sport, nothing special. I was on a tight budget when I wanted to re-enter the world of cycling after 13 years away. It does me alright and I manage to keep up with my mates on much better kit. I'm hoping to upgrade come November (birthday present) Got my eye on a Canyon Endurace CF9.0 or CF7.0 SL not sure which though (maybe for another thread).

    Well here it is ladies and gentlemen, the latest addition to my life. Had it just over a week now, work has kept me away from my computer but not my bike. Its a Merlin Cordite, rocking Ultegra mechanical groupset 4ZA finishing kit and Fulcrum Racing Quattro wheelset. I've managed 3 rides on it and really looking forward to some good weather next year.
     

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  3. Bram

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    Great bike James. It only needs white bartape to match your saddle imo. Or a black saddle to match your bartape.

    Really love that boardman model <3
     
  4. Bram

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    Ill subscribe to that thread immediately once you create it :heart:
     
  5. james davies

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    Thanks Bram, I had white bar tape on for the first year then after a fall I had to replace it, decided to go with the black tape as the white got so dirty and was impossible to clean. maybe a new saddle is in order, hmm.
     
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  6. Bram

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    How weird it may sound but white bar tape you can clean with WD-40 they say.
     
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  7. ArkHiver

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    My orange bar tape also attracts smudges quite a bit. I second the WD-40. If you don't have any around, a little Degreaser on a cloth also does the trick. (Test on a part of the tape that isn't in plain sight first. I heard some tapes might not like it)
     
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  8. james davies

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    Nice tip, I've just tried it on my saddle and it cleaned up awesome, still might replace it with a black one this winter as this bike will soon become my winter/Turbo trainer bike. Thanks again for the tip all the same. Sorry to get off topic also.
     
  9. Velo Wringer

    Velo Wringer Well-Known Member

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    What magnificent bikes guys. I feel humbled. This is the machine that started it all for me. About 1500 kms on it.
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  10. ArkHiver

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    Don't sell yourself short. That's a nice looking bike and surely looks like it's not going to stop when the tarmac ends and the gravel begins :)
     
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  11. Gavin

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    2014 Orbea Orca my race bike (over 5,000kms)
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    2014 Orbea Aqua entry level road bike my commute and training bike (over 20,000km)
     
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  12. Bram

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    Very tasty bikes!!
     
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  13. Velo Wringer

    Velo Wringer Well-Known Member

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    Indeed very tasty bikes :)
    Never seen a spoke pattern (in Orca's rear wheel) like that. Unusual? But I havn't seen much yet.
     
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  14. Gavin

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    All Compagnola wheels come with this pattern. These wheel are shamal ultra which have ceramic bearings which them roll forever. Cost me €930. Got them on the bike to work scheme.
     
  15. Velo Wringer

    Velo Wringer Well-Known Member

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    Yeah good equipment is expensive but totally worth it I discovered, even in my humble beginnings. Thanks I will look it up, bike tech interests me.
     
  16. Warren king

    Warren king New Member

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    Here's my Canyon Endurace. Crappy picture but the only one I have!

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  17. Bram

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    Ooh my dreambike :heart:

    Welcome Warren!
     
  18. arthur666

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    You can't see the bike that well, but grass and sky is striking!
     
  19. Flaviu

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    FINALLY ... my road bikeeeeee. GT GTS Expert.:heart:
    From now on gone with the wind :cool:
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  20. Brun

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    Here's my two...

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    The Canondale's not actually an OTP SuperSix. Frameset off ebay and the rest put together with parts I already had (Fulcrum3s and Ultegra 6700 levers and derailleurs) and new bits (SRAM Red chainset plus SLK seatpost and front end).

    Genesis has been doing the hard miles day in day out since 2010. That was bought OTP but the frame and forks are the only original parts left. Particularly proud of the wheels which were my first attempts to handbuild and have been bulletproof.
     
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