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    Latest toy, Colnago CLX 3.0, picked up last Thursday.

    Carbon frame and fork
    Shimano Ultegra Di2 electric shifters
    Shimano RS30 wheels
    Deda steering stem
    Colnago carbon aeroseat post

    Just need to get the Look Keo Carbon pedals fitted


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    Now that didnt come from the Halfords sale! . Great bike, hope you get a few good days to ride it before the winter weather arrives

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    Went into the local bike shop for a turbo tyre and came out with this. Perfect for what I wanted, general arsing about on the road and mud. Already forgotten about the grief I've got from the wife.Malc

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyerboy View Post
    Latest toy, Colnago CLX 3.0, picked up last Thursday.

    Carbon frame and fork
    Shimano Ultegra Di2 electric shifters
    Shimano RS30 wheels
    Deda steering stem
    Colnago carbon aeroseat post

    Just need to get the Look Keo Carbon pedals fitted

    you are going to put pedals on a bike that cost more than the wheelset? Seriously?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcolm68 View Post
    Went into the local bike shop for a turbo tyre and came out with this. Perfect for what I wanted, general arsing about on the road and mud. Already forgotten about the grief I've got from the wife.Malc
    Close fitting mudguards, specialised build quality , whats not to like?
    Did a qick 25 this aft on the road bike , wet ar.., toolkit fanny pack. Bike covered in crap! Mudguards if only.

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    Did Swinley again yesterday with a couple of mates. Getting more confident on the downhills now, keeping up with them on their full suspension bikes - me on a hardtail!

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    1988 Sparta

    An integral part of my life for the past 10 years

    All SS components, single speed with rear coaster brake, front drum, bolt upright riding position, fixed lockable paniers, integrated stand and rear wheel lock. I removed the dynamo and fitted LED lights



    Not fast, but well traveled
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh B View Post
    you are going to put pedals on a bike that cost more than the wheelset? Seriously?
    Surely you must have Campag on a Colnago.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh B View Post
    you are going to put pedals on a bike that cost more than the wheelset? Seriously?
    ... I'm quite new to this I managed to get the Look pedals for around 80 - I thought the Shimano RS30's were around 220

    Learning how to clip in and out without killing myself now !

    All the best,

    Gerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyerboy View Post
    Learning how to clip in and out without killing myself now !
    Don't worry, you'll only forget to do it and fall once

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    RS30s are around 140, Keo max 2 carbons are around 110 hence my surprise. The wheelset is the single biggest factor on performance after the frame and is where most people would spend upgrade money. That said the RS30s are a good set of wheels to start with.

    Anyhow, you have a lovely bike with good components so get out and ride and enjoy!

    (and practice the clipping in and out in a soft place away from traffic. One of my mates came spectacularly short by forgetting he was clipped in right outside the cafe in Richmond Park to the mass amusement of 50 gathered riders.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh B View Post
    RS30s are around 140, Keo max 2 carbons are around 110 hence my surprise. The wheelset is the single biggest factor on performance after the frame and is where most people would spend upgrade money. That said the RS30s are a good set of wheels to start with.

    Anyhow, you have a lovely bike with good components so get out and ride and enjoy!

    (and practice the clipping in and out in a soft place away from traffic. One of my mates came spectacularly short by forgetting he was clipped in right outside the cafe in Richmond Park to the mass amusement of 50 gathered riders.)
    Cheers Josh

    Yes, have been practising clipping in and out while leaning on a highback chair in the garden - I can't even start to describe the look on my wife's face when she came out to call me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    1988 Sparta

    An integral part of my life for the past 10 years and something I will never sell

    All SS components, single speed with rear coaster brake, front drum, bolt upright riding position, fixed lockable paniers, integrated stand and rear wheel lock. I removed the dynamo and fitted LED lights



    Not fast, but well traveled
    Oh these are locally built in my home town! Currently, Sparta is big with the so called E-bikes.

    Menno

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    Nothing special but it works.


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    this is mine
    Diamondback . i have upgraded the disk calipers with good Shimano , and got rid the noname mtb style tires in favor of Maxxis :)
    It is a mountain bike and people say its no good for road use but to hell with that i ride it everywhere :) too bad my work place is too far to take the bike with me


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    Quote Originally Posted by HenPecked View Post
    Did Swinley again yesterday with a couple of mates. Getting more confident on the downhills now, keeping up with them on their full suspension bikes - me on a hardtail!

    What is this "suspension" of which you speak?



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    My newest beauty and third and ultimate Fondriest. 6.82kg including pedals and I wasn't even really trying to go light:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gusmac View Post
    My newest beauty and third and ultimate Fondriest. 6.82kg including pedals and I wasn't even really trying to go light:)
    thats a right beauty Angus! share the full spec list!
    Last edited by Josh B; 27th November 2013 at 01:17.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gusmac View Post
    My newest beauty and third and ultimate Fondriest. 6.82kg including pedals and I wasn't even really trying to go light:)
    What is your height and weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by studly View Post
    What is your height and weight?
    Whats that got to do with anything?

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    What are those wheels and tyre's? They look very stealth.

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    The wheelset looks like Mavic R-sys SLRs with their matching Mavic tyres.

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    Very nice. I like the way the logos on both match and are completely understated.

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    Very nice. I like the way the logos on both match and are completely understated.

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    I just picked this up last week. A 1972 Bob Jackson. Frame looks lovely, original bars and headset. Horrible wheels, tyres, brakes and paint job, but it does have 70's Campag' gears and cranks. I don't live far from Bob Jacksons so will get it resprayed there in the spring. It rides lovely although as my other bike has compact gears, these gears are taking some getting used to. I don't see me taking on many climbs with it!!






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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh B View Post
    thats a right beauty Angus! share the full spec list!
    Cheers Josh!

    Fondriest TF0
    Mavic R-Sys Slr with clinchers (had thought about hand built but got a good offer on these)
    Fizik Antares saddle
    Pro integrated bars/stem
    Campag record compact with 12-29 (swithered with semi-compact but then thought who am I kidding! Want this for big alpine days!)

    Still to put Arundel mandibles in gloss on and then she's finished:)

    Pity about the fat bugger on top! In answer to the question 83kgs and 6'2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deploderer View Post
    I just picked this up last week. A 1972 Bob Jackson.


    Nice Jackson. Here is mine, made about 1990. I purchased it NOS to replace a frame that snapped on my commuter. Bars, stem, brakes, chainset, front derailleur, seat pin all come from the original Dyna Tech that I bought about 25 years ago! I do about 65% of my annual mileage on this, all the way from when the clocks change in Nov until about June when the best bike comes out of hibernation.









    And before anybody says, yes, that is a low gear (39x27), it's hilly down here in Kent and I can't manage on a 39x23 like when I was 25

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcus fenix View Post
    Nice Jackson. Here is mine, made about 1990. I purchased it NOS to replace a frame that snapped on my commuter. Bars, stem, brakes, chainset, front derailleur, seat pin all come from the original Dyna Tech that I bought about 25 years ago! I do about 65% of my annual mileage on this, all the way from when the clocks change in Nov until about June when the best bike comes out of hibernation.



    And before anybody says, yes, that is a low gear (39x27), it's hilly down here in Kent and I can't manage on a 39x23 like when I was 25
    Cool, very cool!

    Menno

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcus fenix View Post
    Nice Jackson. Here is mine, made about 1990. I purchased it NOS to replace a frame that snapped on my commuter. Bars, stem, brakes, chainset, front derailleur, seat pin all come from the original Dyna Tech that I bought about 25 years ago! I do about 65% of my annual mileage on this, all the way from when the clocks change in Nov until about June when the best bike comes out of hibernation.
    Nice I like the paint job. What is the "best bike"? At the moment mine is a Van Nicholas Yukon. But I am on Ricky's waiting list for a Feather! http://www.feathercycles.com Should arrive Aug/Sep next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcus fenix View Post
    Nice Jackson. Here is mine, made about 1990. I purchased it NOS to replace a frame that snapped on my commuter. Bars, stem, brakes, chainset, front derailleur, seat pin all come from the original Dyna Tech that I bought about 25 years ago! I do about 65% of my annual mileage on this, all the way from when the clocks change in Nov until about June when the best bike comes out of hibernation.









    And before anybody says, yes, that is a low gear (39x27), it's hilly down here in Kent and I can't manage on a 39x23 like when I was 25
    Great looking bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deploderer View Post
    Nice I like the paint job. What is the "best bike"? At the moment mine is a Van Nicholas Yukon. But I am on Ricky's waiting list for a Feather! http://www.feathercycles.com Should arrive Aug/Sep next year.
    Thanks chaps. Those bikes look nice in the link. The best bike is nothing compared to some of the machinery on here, a Focus Cayo with upgraded wheelset.

    Cheers,

    Ian

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    My new (to me) carbon beauty...


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    My 3

    Lynskey Ridgeline Titanium 29er Chris King and SRAM XO
    Salsa Ala Carte 1993 XT 737
    Salsa Pistola Chris King, SRAM, Dura Ace etc

    No suspension in sight!
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    my weekend ride is a 2011 rocky mountain team vertex, light as a fly and beautiful to boot. Definitely all the bike I could ever want I'm doing the 100 km London bike ride next year and looking forward to it.

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    My steeds, a Specialized Secteur and a Cannondale SL1.






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    Here are my two..

    A limited edition (100) Grolsch branded cruiser for rides to the pub and around town...




    And my weekend rocket, a 2011 Rocky Mountain Vertex Team SL...



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    Following on from my Scott Strike build, something racier for my next effort...



    Nearly finished anyway.

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    Bikes are great

    A few of mine here.



    Independent fabrications steel 29er in the foreground, which is the bike I spend most of time on.
    I live on the South Downs and singlespeed seems to suit me.
    Cyclocross bikes are way cool on bridleways, and my new specialized cruz is in the background ( recently built from bits off my Kona jake )
    Cotic hemlock for days where I need gears and suspension.
    Also got a Merckx corsa in Motorola colours with original 7400 dura ace
    Another Principia road bike
    And an old school Marin Eldridge grade I have just had resprayed - as this was my first proper bike
    Oh and a fixee I ride to work on..
    I would probably have loads more if i had the room.
    Bikes are cool, and relatively cheap compared to watches.
    I have done quite a bit mountain bike racing, mainly longer stuff, e.g. Transalp etc, and will always ride me bike if all is well.
    Keep riding everyone
    J.

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    You win best saddle award mate!

    great eclectic collection of bikes too btw!

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    Found one of the Principia

    Only tend to ride road bikes on holidays, and this hardly gets used.
    Fast though, and impressed with the wheels on it.

    All my bikes have flite titanium saddles.
    Furry saddle cover was an error, as I thought it was plastic and was to be used when I park my bike outside office..

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunner View Post
    Following on from my Scott Strike build, something racier for my next effort...



    Nearly finished anyway.
    Interesting to see a Scott with a Lefty, I thought they only fit Cannondales?

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    Here's my Focus Izalco Pro 2.0 with Di2...




    Eek - uploaded with Tapatalk and it's wrecked the picture with compression - will upload another one this evening :)

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    Loving the Indy Fab... Got my eye on something from them for my 40th in a couple of years.

    My collection...
    On Road:





    And off road:




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    Quote Originally Posted by HenPecked View Post
    Interesting to see a Scott with a Lefty, I thought they only fit Cannondales?
    Requires an adapter but seems to work fine. Harder part was sourcing the lefty...

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    I recently bought a Whyte Cambridge Varsity hybrid for commuting duties (apologies for the rubbish photo) through my employers CTW scheme. It seems well built with a decent spec & I like it very much. Unfortunately my wife has never learnt to ride a bike so most/all of my riding is done on the 10mile commute to work - my friend has recently bought a bike & started cycling to work as well so we may go on a couple of jaunts together when the weather improves.



    The Whyte replaces (& semi-retires) my mid-late 90's Scott Endorphin Elite; which I bought from this very forum about 3 years ago - used for commuting until the Whyte arrived. I've dismantled my old bike (a self built mtb using an alloy Dave Hinde frame & various components sourced from all over the shop) & plan to use the wheels/gears etc from that to freshen up the Scott which is starting to show its age a bit. It's a fantastic bike to ride - it's more responsive & sharper handling than the Whyte but not as fast due to weight, gearing & rider fitness - there don't seem to be any issues with the frame cracking (unlike some I've read about) which is good to know :)



    :)
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    Those endorphins used to be the mutt's nuts. I was gutted when Scott stopped making them.

    I'll have to keep an eye on ebay to see if one pops up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guinea View Post
    Those endorphins used to be the mutt's nuts. I was gutted when Scott stopped making them.

    I'll have to keep an eye on ebay to see if one pops up.
    They do crop up from time to time & seem to go for 350ish. The Endorphin was a dream ride for me bitd & I never really thought I'd get the chance to own one - the experience is well worth the hunt - best of luck :)

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    Getting a little fed up cleaning my CX bike during the week so have just built a single speed CX winter hack. Pretty happy with the way it turned out.




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    After a cyclocross bike myself to keep the wear and tear of my mtb for simple routes. Would love a single speed but dont think the fitness is quite there yet

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