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Old 09-09-2012, 12:59 PM   #851
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:40 PM   #852
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56cm Caad 10 for $1200...if it was my size i'd seriously consider it. the seat, stem, post, and bars alone probably add up to ~$300-400.

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Old 09-09-2012, 02:43 PM   #853
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Damn it 56cm!

But SRAM Rival + Force crank.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:49 PM   #854
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yeah! it's a great spec'd biked for the price. What size do you need?
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:27 PM   #856
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^ I was thinking of grabbing that bike but it's one size too big as I need a 54cm.
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A question for you guys: how do you carry spares tubes/tools etc? I'm used to mountain biking with a pack full of stuff, but I'm guessing that is a faux-pas among roadies since I never see people with packs. Seat bags acceptable?
I use a mini saddle bag to carry the essentials, a couple of tubes, tire levers, multitool, cash, driver's licence, Carecard. I use to carry a pump mounted to the frame, but now carry Co2 instead (I know, bad for the environment though). I also carry a spare tire under the bag...because you never know.
MEC has some saddle bags, I'm personally using a Topeak Small Wedge.
Otherwise, like the other poster said, carry all your stuff in your back pockets of your jersey.
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^Awesome! That is some serious distance, and the max speed is up there too!

Got in a great 30km ride today in some summer-like heat. The new bike felt good, but man do I ever need a different seat asap. I didn't realize how sore I was until I got off the bike and walked around for a bit at the half way point....made getting back on a less than enjoyable experience (until everything numbed up again )

If you're new to the bike/saddle, give it a few more rides and see if your butt breaks in, or if your saddle breaks in. Yes, it may hurt, but it might get better. Otherwise, another saddle 'may' work.
I try to buy a new saddle whenever they're on sale to give them a try...or try trading with a friend/co-worker, etc..

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A question for you guys: how do you carry spares tubes/tools etc? I'm used to mountain biking with a pack full of stuff, but I'm guessing that is a faux-pas among roadies since I never see people with packs. Seat bags acceptable?
i just use a small saddle bag from med for my mini tool and keys

then i take my wallet and phone in the back pockets

same with an extra tube, pump, tire patch and levers,

thinking if i should get c02 as well.
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So i had a weekend off and did a lot of google research... From now till next summer, I think I'm going to start piecing together a road bike using a china carbon frame / hongfu frame aka 'chinarillo's ... lol

A lot of info is out there about these, and majority of the ppl who have built one almost have nothing but positives to say about them.

Anyone on here put together a bike before? or had seen these types of frames?

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Old 09-10-2012, 05:14 PM   #861
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604CEFIRO,

You can probably get a nice carbon fiber frame from BikesDirect.com for $500 - $600 or from Pedal Force in California. The quality control is probably a lot better but I guess the bottom line is, the frame will probably come out of the same factory as the higher end bikes out there anyway.
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Just out of curiosity why buy a cheap carbon frame for $500-$600 when you can buy a high quality aluminum one that often actually ends up being lighter?

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how many of you guys are going to be riding into the fall/early winter? first time doing it for me so it's a bit intimidating.
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Damn you, lowside67!

Thanks goodness it's a 54cm.
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how many of you guys are going to be riding into the fall/early winter? first time doing it for me so it's a bit intimidating.
I've been commuting everyday since June. And I do plan on riding into winter.. As long as its not frozen on the ground or snowing lol

Arm warmers, base layer, jersey, wind breaker, knee warmers and gloves for me every morning when I ride at 615am. It's chilly in the morning.

I got some merino jerseys and base layers from www.torm.cc which should be arriving soon.

I also got myself a showers pass elite 2.1 eVent jacket for when it starts to rain (refunded my showers pass trainers jacket).
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oh cool i was about to pick up the showers pass elite too. keep us posted on what you think
i rode to work today with just a base layer, jersey, arm warmers, and my levi's commuter pants. legs were warm but upper body and fingers were cooooold.
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Just out of curiosity why buy a cheap carbon frame for $500-$600 when you can buy a high quality aluminum one that often actually ends up being lighter?

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Carbon offers a much better ride for longer rides! But personally I'd stick to a name brand, you know it's good, and will have a much better resale.
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On second hand, those carbon frames look pretty sick!
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i rode to work today with just a base layer, jersey, arm warmers, and my levi's commuter pants.
Levi's Commuter pants are the shit. The only thing better would probably be these Outlier 4Season Pants.
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Damn those are pretty pimP!


I'm gonna go check out those levi's commuter jeans soon.

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The Rapha jeans are SOOOO nice. Saw them at La Bicicletta but damn, so expensive.
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:22 PM   #872
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Yea la bicicletta is where I first saw the rapha line. EVERYTHING rapha is expensive lol

Classy look tho. Not all logo'd out gear

I walked out with a sweet rapha winter hat for $35. Can't wait to use it hahahah
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there are always sales on the levi's commuters somwhere, whether in store or somewhere online. not hard to pick up a pair for less than $50!

those outlier get ups look sick. wish they didn't break the bank and then some though lol i'm going to start riding to work in my wingtips like the dude on the site. swanky.
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I just ordered some bright red Levi's Commuter pants for $31!

Also, here's a cheaper alternative to the Rapha jeans: swrve — CORDURA® Skinny Fit Jeans
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^^ where'd you order them? and do they have anything else other than red? hehe
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