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    Cameron G

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    Age : 40
    Location : Quakers Hill, Sydney

    Re: Lets see your ride

    Post by Cameron G on Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:11 am

    Here is my ride



    2004 Giant TCR 0
    Dura-Ace, not sure what model of D/A,
    Profile design areo bars,
    QS2 brake levers,
    Profile design fast forward seat post,
    Selle italia trans am seat,
    Cosmic Carbone 50mm race wheels.
    Garmin 310XT computer,
    Super bright green laser to make sure im not drafting,
    Sign on back to keep people honest. youtube video
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    Steve B

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    Re: Lets see your ride

    Post by Steve B on Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:44 am

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    Cameron G

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    Re: Lets see your ride

    Post by Cameron G on Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:21 pm

    Steve B thats super slick, very nice indeed
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    Cameron N

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    Age : 40
    Location : Brisbane

    Re: Lets see your ride

    Post by Cameron N on Sat Dec 26, 2009 2:43 am

    Some beautiful bikes here!
    Andrew, why the change from the Giant?
    Love the Colnago Cool
    And Steve B's Felt is so stealth that when Google Earth took its aerial photos, a "Classified" void appeared on the public-view images.
    So this is me:

    So I know it's old but it still goes and I love it.
    This was the first thing I bought after I (finally!) left uni Rolling Eyes
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    Paul F
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    Re: Lets see your ride

    Post by Paul F on Sat Dec 26, 2009 3:58 am

    Blimey Cameron,

    There are some serious $$$$$ in that bike Shocked

    fluro
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    Matt C

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    Re: Lets see your ride

    Post by Matt C on Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:04 am

    bike is worthless in the small chain ring Razz
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    Steno

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    Re: Lets see your ride

    Post by Steno on Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:33 am



    Apologies for poor photo... Next race I will take a single shot of bike.
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    Doug G

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    Location : Hawaii

    Re: Lets see your ride

    Post by Doug G on Fri Jan 01, 2010 1:31 am

    My ride:

    (To be honest I am still getting used to the setup, but it goes alright!!)



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    Paul F
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    Re: Lets see your ride

    Post by Paul F on Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:10 am

    Picked up this bitch today for $60.00. (1980, 10speed).




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    Scott M

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    Age : 35
    Location : Gladstone QLD

    Re: Lets see your ride

    Post by Scott M on Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:14 pm

    Its not Fluro's but its close. The fastest i have ridden.
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    Paul F
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    Re: Lets see your ride

    Post by Paul F on Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:36 pm

    Nice Scott,

    What size frame did you get and how tall are you? I can see you don't have your seat pushed all the way forward.

    fluro
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    Cameron G

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    Re: Lets see your ride

    Post by Cameron G on Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:23 pm

    Scott,

    did u get that bike from Aust or have it imported. any details would be appreciated as im in the hunt for a speed machine of some sort.
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    Dave Tyno

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    Re: Lets see your ride

    Post by Dave Tyno on Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:17 am

    Cam - have you seen Grollo's 4 sale: http://forums.transitions.org.au/index.php?showtopic=40966 ?
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    Alex R
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    Re: Lets see your ride

    Post by Alex R on Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:24 am

    The Karbona and Ikaika are diffferent bikes in lots of ways. I have had both and the Karbona is certainly the faster of the two. Fastest TT bike I have ever owned. Just could not run off it too well.
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    Scott M

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    Re: Lets see your ride

    Post by Scott M on Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:02 am

    Fluro,

    That was just after i got it built up. (Cant you see it is clean) That is a Large 556mm from memory. I was hesitant to run the Karbona TT bars but after many adjustments i find them more comfortable than the visions i had on my Giant Trinity. It has taken me the best part of 18months to get the setup to were im most comfortable. Seat height has been the biggest factor. You can have people tell you what looks best but at the end of the day you need to be comfortable over 180km and be able to run. It is only now that i find i can run to my ability off a hard bike TT.

    I imported 5 of the framesets from Karbona. That was 2 yrs ago. Karbona were great to deal with back then and there prices were ok. After a guy won World Masters on there Track bike the prices jumped. I still have contacts at Karbona as i built good relations with them over the 3 imports i made. I also imported the ADK framesets and like ALEX said the Karbona is faster.

    If anyone wants more info please feel free to ask. I will do my best to assist.

    Scott
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    Shane M

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    Re: Lets see your ride

    Post by Shane M on Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:24 pm

    Posted a pic of my bike earlier in this thread however now after some advice please on my current and possible future setup. I built this bike up from an old P2k frame and a mix of bits and pieces initially as a road bike and more recently in a Tri/TT set up to see how it rides/handles etc. Gotta say I love the frame and TT set up but now I’m starting to do a handful more group type rides the Tri/TT setup is not really ideal. Unfortunately a new roadie is out of the question at this time. Also due to various reasons I will probably only get to do one or two short course tri’s this summer. Looking too next season to do a couple longer races. I’m in serious need of losing a couple kilos, not flexible at all and definitely BOP but enjoy my riding and training, also want to focus on some running for a couple of months.

    I’m toying with the idea of reverting back to a road configuration. Just wondering what issues, if any may arise by going this way. Given the frame was originally designed as a tri bike is there any dramas with using it in a road configuration. I could fit the clip on’s and then maybe reverse the seat post if I want to get further forward and possibly more aero for the odd tri, although realistically over a short course probably wouldn’t make much difference. During winter I generally lose the aerobars anyway and concentrate on just trying to ride the bike if that makes sense. I’ve got a $250 voucher from my LBS to spend (thanks to my darling wife) so can get some goodies as well. Guess I’m just trying to justify changing back to the drop bars. Only real problem I've found with the frame is a lack of 2nd Bidon mount which is annoying on longer rides.

    Road



    Tri



    Also think I might start with a bit of a chat and possible bike fit to ensure everything works for me as it's all been a bit ad hoc and no real science putting this together.....

    Cheers

    Shane

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    Re: Lets see your ride

    Post by Guest on Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:08 am



    The Steed with recent changes to wheels and Bars both from no name suppliers.

    The only bit left over from the crashed bike is the seat and when I can find an Arione Tri2 in white it'll be replaced.

    Had 85mm tubular's but got the shits with punctures and gluing so these a 58mm full carbon clinchers. Hoping to Get an 85/50 set as well so can run 85/58 on this and 58/50 on the roadie.

    Replaced the Oval 900's because I didn't like them.

    Think that it is still a little bit big for me at 547 TT but It'll do until some thing else comes along.
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    Mick B

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    Re: Lets see your ride

    Post by Mick B on Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:21 am

    Work in progress. Missing a few bits. Just sat old bars and forks in while sourcing an Integrated Headset. Carbon forks are same blue as frame.


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    Alex R
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    Re: Lets see your ride

    Post by Alex R on Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:31 am

    You blokes are slowly convincing me about the PX frames.......
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    Mick B

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    Re: Lets see your ride

    Post by Mick B on Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:42 am

    I actually ordered black but the website hadn't been updated to show they were out. Glad I got the blue in the end. It looks much better with the blue fork in it as well. I should have taken the headset option when ordering though. I didn't realise it was different to the one in the other bike. Now gotta go pay double at the LBS.
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    Mick B

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    Re: Lets see your ride

    Post by Mick B on Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:44 am

    The other thing, I looked at the Karbona site and one of the others doing blanks. I can't see the exact same frame at any of them. Not sure exactly what it is originally.
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    Alex R
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    Re: Lets see your ride

    Post by Alex R on Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:21 am

    On their web site they claim the Pro issue frame can be "built to order by our in house team of expert mechanics and custom sized to suit you."
    I emailed them abut this an will let you all know. The XL is just about perfect for me TT wise as I ride 575 and it is 572.5 but the head tube is 130mm and I would prefer 170 so as to be able to run a few different bar choices.
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    Mick B

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    Re: Lets see your ride

    Post by Mick B on Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:09 am

    When I was trawling Twits for info on PX, there was mention of not running too many spacers on a carbon steerer. I guess you would need it customed if you are looking at 40mm. I intend emailing them for a spacer limit if I find going that low uncomfortable. Going to start at the bottom and work up. Form before function
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    Alex R
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    Re: Lets see your ride

    Post by Alex R on Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:41 pm

    Got a reply already.

    "The frames are not built in house to order...sorry if that's mis-leading. It's the bikes that are tailor built to the customer's requirements. We have bike build pages here
    http://www.planet-x-warehouse.co.uk/acatalog/Time_Trial_and_Triathlon.htmlpe
    I hope that clarifys the position?
    Regards
    Ian
    "

    Great quick reply. I asked hoim if they have a spacer limit recomendation. Will advise.
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    Alex R
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    Re: Lets see your ride

    Post by Alex R on Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:57 pm

    FAST!!

    "We wouldn't recommend using any more spacers than those supplied in the pack...it's probably about 3 cms worth. If the stem is still too low have you thought about flipping it?
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