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bcrdukes 04-25-2013 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by 604CEFIRO (Post 8221834)
We got her bike last year, its a 2012 Specialized Dolce Elite, has what they describe as "New Shimano Tiagra STI" so im assuming its one of the newer versions.

Hmm...I never got to feel/try any of the 2012 Shimano stuff. Like I said, if you want to meet up for her to try out Rival or the 2013 Sora setup, just gimme a shout.

I will admit though - Shimano shifting is hella smooth. :sweetjesus: (But I still prefer SRAM.) :D

Edit: I think OTG-ZR2's CAAD10x Ultegra setup retained the original hood/brake design. His is a 2012, IIRC. I don't know if 2013 Shimano changed across the line.

OTG-ZR2 04-25-2013 11:05 AM

My FSA BB30 is creaking already and I only have 400km on it:rukidding:

bcrdukes 04-25-2013 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by OTG-ZR2 (Post 8221844)
My FSA BB30 is creaking already and I only have 400km on it:rukidding:

This is normal. Tighten it up. Happened on my Diamondback (FSA Energy cranks.) I think the same happened to GReddy's CAAD10-5 on FSA Gossamer cranks. This is why people call FSA Full Shit Ahead. I never liked their cranks. That or bring it in to PMS for a tuneup (but I know you prefer to do your own work.)

Happened on my SRAM S500 crankset as well but only ever had to tighten it once.

OTG-ZR2 04-25-2013 11:12 AM

I'm happy with my Ultegra hood design, fits my hands quite well, or maybe I'm not that picky :smug:

OTG-ZR2 04-25-2013 11:14 AM

Yeah I'm due for a tune up, I can get it close, but PMS can make my bike sing!

bcrdukes 04-25-2013 11:16 AM

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Originally Posted by OTG-ZR2 (Post 8221851)
fits my hands quite well :smug:

Because white. :alone:

dat_steve 04-25-2013 11:29 AM

when's the next ride homies!

bcrdukes 04-25-2013 11:30 AM

Now that you got fitted, I don't want to ride with you anymore. :troll:

OTG-ZR2 04-25-2013 11:41 AM

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Originally Posted by bcrdukes (Post 8221859)
Because white. :alone:

You do know what they say about big hands.....:whistle:

Spoiler!



And i'm in for a ride next weekend!

hud 91gt 04-25-2013 11:47 AM

I'm down for a ride this weekend! Pending rain :p

That is unless I scope out a little craigslist mtn bike find... I'm pretty pumped, if it goes through, ill be in the bush instead (Rain or shine, tehe) :p

UFO 04-25-2013 11:52 AM

You should ask and see if they'll try and match, or even get closer to the online price, esp if you're a regular to the store and you've bought a bunch of stuff from them in the past. The worse they can say is no and kick your ass out the door :D

Several local MTB shops now offer to try and match online pricing where possible, or at least get it down to a minor difference where its always better to support the LBS and you also get their support in exchange. This is a service oriented business, and shops keep their lights on by charging for service and maintenance and don't lean on product markups nearly as heavily.

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Originally Posted by 604CEFIRO (Post 8221752)
But MAN o MAN... the retail price difference on the saddles alone are huge...

For example:

bicicletta online shows Arione CX kium rails - $199
CRC online - arione cx kium rails - $153

That extra $46.00, I could buy a Fizik clip in saddle Pak and new bar tape and STILL get some change back for coffee!


bcrdukes 04-25-2013 11:53 AM

Gonna be busy for the next week or two. One of my uncles passed away and we're trying to make arrangements for a funeral with family and friends.

Edit: Received my 105 pedals today from Wiggle.

604CEFIRO 04-25-2013 02:37 PM

Tomorrow. Mount Seymour :smug:

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Originally Posted by dat_steve (Post 8221873)
when's the next ride homies!


chunk_stir 04-25-2013 02:54 PM

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Originally Posted by bcrdukes (Post 8221839)
Hmm...I never got to feel/try any of the 2012 Shimano stuff. Like I said, if you want to meet up for her to try out Rival or the 2013 Sora setup, just gimme a shout.

I will admit though - Shimano shifting is hella smooth. :sweetjesus: (But I still prefer SRAM.) :D

Edit: I think OTG-ZR2's CAAD10x Ultegra setup retained the original hood/brake design. His is a 2012, IIRC. I don't know if 2013 Shimano changed across the line.

I've had a chance to ride most of the grouppos over the years. In the past year, I've gone from Dura-Ace 7800 to SRAM Red and most recently to Campy Record. I'd have to say that I'm actually like Campy the most in terms of action. Dura-ace is smoothest. SRAM REd was quickest and most precise. But campy seems to just have the right balance. I also picked up an Ultegra DI2 bike... now that is some fancy, smooth and precise stuff... never have to trim your front derailleur for any rear derailleur position!!!

Note that the groupos don't really go by model year. They go by model series that usually run for 3-5 years. So Shimano 105 current lineup is called 5700. Ultegra is 6700. Ultegra DI2 is 6770. dura-ace is 7900, about to be called 9000. So the easiest way to tell how "new" your parts are by looking at the model series number stamped on all of them.

kayceeee 04-25-2013 02:57 PM

yea my buddy runs campy record and im running 105 5700 right now, his is miles ahead in terms of smoothness.

cant wait to try my sram red in a week!

bcrdukes 04-25-2013 02:59 PM

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Originally Posted by 604CEFIRO (Post 8222004)
Tomorrow. Mount Seymour :smug:

For some reason, I do believe you are serious. :heckno:

I found Campy to shift smooth, but the effort required to shift into a bigger cog left something to be desired. I personally prefer SRAM as the happy medium between Campy and Shimano.

Edit: I may change my mind when I throw on the Veloce setup onto the Cinelli.

hud 91gt 04-25-2013 03:06 PM

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Originally Posted by 604CEFIRO (Post 8222004)
Tomorrow. Mount Seymour :smug:

Seriously? i'm down if your open for more and it's during business hours :p

604CEFIRO 04-25-2013 03:17 PM

Dead serious. :)

I'm heading out of Kits area with a tri-buddy of mine so he will lead us... and then drop us at the base of the climb... LOL

I'll text you more details tonight and let u know what time to be ready at.

It will be during "business hours" haha. I have a day off. We like to get out there early to end early... usually start heading out at 930 10am

hud 91gt 04-25-2013 03:20 PM

:accepted:

Right on, i'll keep to the back of the pack to make sure we don't lose anyone :rolleyes:

azncreationz 04-25-2013 03:35 PM

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Originally Posted by mc.jolaika (Post 8221473)

Damn, hope you had a chain tool on you and was able to limp it home.

azncreationz 04-25-2013 03:39 PM

New (to me) bike(s) day...
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/d...psf4855f7d.jpg
1992 GT Tequesta...another nostalgic throwback mountain bike complete with the splash paint.

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/d...ps3ddfe4a4.jpg
2002 Rocky Mountain Hammer. Reynolds steel bike, but quite nimble! Ex-police bike in very good shape actually...but that is why it has the stupid rear rack and kick stand. Kick stands ftw, anybody? :alone:

Guess I should go throw some bar tape on my latest road bikes and snap some photos.

bcrdukes 04-25-2013 03:55 PM

Looks like BMC copied GT. :troll:

mc.jolaika 04-25-2013 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by azncreationz (Post 8222046)
Damn, hope you had a chain tool on you and was able to limp it home.

:facepalm: did not carry chain. had my brother pick me up.

hud 91gt 04-25-2013 07:28 PM

Added something to the fun wall. Absolutely pumped! Giant Reign


Anyone have any idea why my photo's always rotate when uploaded?

azncreationz 04-25-2013 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by hud 91gt (Post 8222204)
Added something to the fun wall. Absolutely pumped! Giant Reign


Anyone have any idea why my photo's always rotate when uploaded?

No idea about your photos, but was that the Reign that was on craigslist just recently for under $1G?? I was tempted!!..Nice bike!


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