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Old 09-18-2006, 05:55 PM   #1
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im surprised at all the cyclists we have here.I thought we were the only ones.SOOOOO tell us about what your riding.

I ride a klein q-pro xx road bike,my wife has a klein q-pro xv.They are so light and responsive and the klein paint jobs are 2nd to none.I also have a klein attitude mountain bike with all xtr components.
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Old 09-18-2006, 06:15 PM   #2
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A Fuji 10spd I bought for $35 at a yard sale back in '93... 8)
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Old 09-18-2006, 07:23 PM   #3
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I currently ride a Swift 18 speed folding bike. I'll be taking it with me every I travel. I also still own 2 other bikes, I bought over 30 years, LeJeune and a PX10.
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Old 09-18-2006, 08:28 PM   #4
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A pair of Giant cross 21 speeds, each about $300-$600 dollars.
I buy a new one about every 2 years, replacing whichever one
looks shabbier.

I generally deck them out with strong front/rear flashers (early
morning commutes), a removeable 10 watt headlight (for touring),
and underseat bag (for all small tools, replacement tube),
a triangle bag connected to the top abd down tubes (a few large tools,
replacement spokes, wallet, cell, keys, some food or clothes), 2
water bottle holders, and cycling computer. I will add front lowrider
pannier holders when going on a 3+ day ride.
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Old 09-18-2006, 11:56 PM   #5
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Favorite is a Mondonico Futura Leggero road bike with Campy Daytona components.* Kind of a throw back.* Lugged steel frame made in N. Italy.* I give away a lb or two to Al, C fiber and Ti frames but it's a really, really sweet ride.* As they say, Steel is Real!

Trek 1200 road bike with Shimano 105 components.* Also a nice bike but definitely a step or two below the Mondonico.* I have a rack on it and use it for errends, commuting, riding to my favorite running trials and the Y for a swim workout, etc.

Last but not least a GT Zaskar mountain bike.* I think that everything on the bike including the frame which developed a crack has now been replaced except for the seat post, the saddle, the crank, the stem and and the wheels.

I'll probably be in the market for a light, cross-country oriented dual suspension mountain bike in the next couple of years.

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Old 09-19-2006, 06:34 AM   #6
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road bike with an old italian frame with japanese components. I ride a quick16 miles before going to work every day. A little more on weekends, but haven't done any long rides in a decade.
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Old 09-19-2006, 07:25 AM   #7
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I have a Giant OCR C3 composite. It's a fun bike to ride.
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I finally broke down and put upright handlebars on my old Bottecchia.* Much easier on the neck.

Note the "Flickstand" from down tube to tire -- nice little device.
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I'm down to only a Giant Ricon that I picked up several years ago for about $350 I think. I ride it mostly on the road, however when the feeling strikes and there looks to be a nice stretch of off road turf that I can handle, I'm all over it.
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Old 09-19-2006, 06:24 PM   #10
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heres my klein mountain bike.its all thick walled aluminum with full xtr components

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Old 09-19-2006, 06:29 PM   #11
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this is the klein q-pro road bike. its so light they actually had to add weight to it to make it race legal.
* * This is the tour d putnam bike race last year,50 miles .Note my big boy biking outfit
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How light is that, Mat? I met a guy last month on his $5,000 bike. I think it weighed 11 pounds.
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Old 09-19-2006, 06:47 PM   #13
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well its 16.6 lbs now with the added weight which the factory puts in as theres a minumum weight you can have for bike racing.Not that i race like a pro but the factory just wont make it any other way.The only other options for the bike is custom pain jobs which bring the brice from 2500 to over 3,000.
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Old 09-19-2006, 09:17 PM   #14
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heres my klein mountain bike.its all thick walled aluminum with full xtr components

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Isn't XTR the top Shimano mountain bike group? Do you it's worth the $'s?

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I ride a carbon fiber trek 5200 when I go out...its been a couple of years since I took it seriously though...used to be pretty good too - race competitively, trained at the olympic training center in Lake Placid and even won a few races up there...but was never in any real danger of winning the tour de france or anything like that.
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Old 09-20-2006, 03:03 AM   #16
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Isn't XTR the top Shimano mountain bike group?* Do you it's worth the $'s?

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Yes its the top group,its about a 1,500.00 -2500.00 or so option.Some componenents are well worth it primarily the shifters and deraillers .The shifting tension is amazing,for anyone who tried shifting going up hill in dirt this is perfection.
The brakes are pretty good with tremendous stopping power ,especially in wet
The rest of the stuff is not worth it unless your really hardcore.
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Old 09-20-2006, 03:10 AM   #17
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5200 was my 2nd choice when i bought the klein.I was torn by the 2 but liked the hand made kleins and its paint job a little better.
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Old 09-20-2006, 05:13 AM   #18
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I have a Giant TCR Comp 0. It weighs about 15 lbs or so. It is a great bike that I really enjoy. I have ridden it on five centuries this year.
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Old 09-20-2006, 05:23 AM   #19
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Giant Cross bought about 5 years ago, $350 or so. Ride it every day that the weather is nice enough to ride. Heavy bike though, looking for a lighter and faster one (no rush, but that's the plan)
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Old 09-20-2006, 10:44 AM   #20
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A Felt 85. I'm not enough of a cyclist to tell you what kind of saddle and gearing and brakes I have, but the brakes and the rims are upgrades.

Only 300 miles on it in the 14 months we've had it. I need to ride more.
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