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There is the same thread over on MTBR but i couldn't find one here, so I figured i would start it on road bike review

Here is mine.

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2008 trek 1.5
crank bro candy sl pedals
new bar tape
thats it for now, although i will probably upgrade to at least Tiagra shifters soon. and I have to lose the lame reflectors but I'm lazy.
 

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dust3313 said:
There is the same thread over on MTBR but i couldn't find one here, so I figured i would start it on road bike review
Great thought. I vote the thread be made a sticky here in the Beginner's Corner.

I'm hardly a beginner, so I won't post pics, but think all the bikes posted thus far are great examples of first rides for just about anyone. Nice looking bikes!! :thumbsup:
 

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Brian_D said:
Thanks PJ352. I absolutely expected to get thrashed for posting my bike, lol. Man there are some really nice bikes in this thread.
No reason to thrash anyone here Brian. We're all in it for similar reasons; we love to ride.

However, if you had a blue bike like mine, you could be subject to a thrashing.

'07 TCR Alliance 0
Ultegra 6600 group
Conti GP 4000 tires
Terry Falcon Y saddle
Ultegra 6700 pedals
Open Pro wheels w/ Ultegra 6700 hubs (not in this pic)
Cateye Strata Double Wireless Computer
 

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bikejockey, Bones and chris... all great looking bikes! :thumbsup:

And I completely agree, it's that we ride, not so much what we ride, but no excuses need to be made for any of these bikes.
 

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my 2009 giant defy 2
- shimano 105 compact crankset
- shimano 105 front deraileur
- shimano tiagra rear deraileur
- shimano sora shifters
- speedplay pedals
- fi'zi;k saddle
- fsa hadlebar
- bontrager computer and bottle cages

buying a new wheelset very soon.
 

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The_AwesomeSauce_Show said:
'91 Klein Quantum
I hate to burst your bubble. I know it's your first ride but a Klein Quantum is far from an entry-level bike regardless of year. I wish I had ridden something that nice when I first started riding.Then, I wouldn't have had to upgrade to another bike as I got better.I know it's almost 20 years old but it's still a remarkable bike.
 

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Cannondale 3.0 Criterium $200 off CL
Upgraded to Shimano Sora Brifters (from downtube shifters)
Upgraded to 8speed Bontager select wheels (from 7sp Mavic)
"Upgraded" to carbon fiber seat post (from a angled seat post that didnt work for me)
"Upgraded" to 11-28 Shimano HG Cassete/Chain (used to be 12-30)
Everything else will be kept at Shimano 600

Best thing about it is is i didnt spend a dime on upgrades since i sold my old parts for about the same as my new parts.

Its my first road bike! Oh .. and i just realized i took a pic on the wrong side... doh!

 

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My first road bike:


Just got it yesterday for under $100. I think it is a great place to start...now I just need to get back in shape, that could prove difficult when the weather starts to worsen.
 
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