Post Your Road Bikes (Read 1st post for guide)

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Post Your Road Bikes (Read 1st post for guide)
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Posted: Feb 11, 2019 at 17:22 Quote
I wholeheartedly agree about tanwalls, those would definitely look worse.

Posted: Feb 11, 2019 at 19:36 Quote
It's more that those tires are insanely heavy and don't really offer great grip. Pound and a half added just in tires.

Those tanwall WTBs can be found in blackwall as well.

Posted: Feb 11, 2019 at 19:53 Quote
I looked and never found them????

Posted: Feb 11, 2019 at 19:55 Quote
I'm an out-of-shape overweight, old mountain biker. I'm just looking for something to ride when it's too wet to ride in the woods. Don't really care about weight a whole lot

Posted: Feb 12, 2019 at 0:06 Quote
No experience with the WTB but on my previous commuter bike I was running a pair of Schwalbe Supermoto and I loved them. Very light and plenty of grip.

The overall weight might not be your main interest but you'll notice it when it's rotating weight.

Posted: Feb 12, 2019 at 8:11 Quote
memento-mori wrote:
No experience with the WTB but on my previous commuter bike I was running a pair of Schwalbe Supermoto and I loved them. Very light and plenty of grip.

The overall weight might not be your main interest but you'll notice it when it's rotating weight.

I 2nd what memento said about the rotational weight. You don't want to add any more weight there than is absolutely necessary. Also, love the detailed touches, memento. Cockpit is on point tup

Posted: Feb 17, 2019 at 11:04 Quote
Kinda wish I wasn't directly following up memento but here's my Allez with some new wheels and stuff. Should be about 16 pounds flat with the pump. Now I'm really ready for summer.

Frame: 1990 Specialized Allez Epic 60cm
Fork: Alu/carbon 1" threadless
Headset: FSA 1" threadless upside down
Bar: Bontrager XXX VR-C
Stem: Ritchey Classic polished
Post: Bontrager carbon/alu
Seat: Specialized Toupe Expert
Groupset: SRAM Red 10s
Pedals: Xpedo RForce Ti
Wheels: Roval CLX32
Tires: Vittoria Corsa Speed 25c, tubeless

1990 Specialized Allez Epic SRAM Red 10s Roval CLX32 Bontrager Ritchey Specialized cockpit.
Stubby stem to compensate for long reach bars
Polished SRAM FD clamp carbon Specialized pump titanium bolt-on skewers
Polished SRAM FD clamp, carbonara Specialized minipump
Upside down headset and stem faceplate no logos on the tape.
Upside down faceplate + headset cups, no logo tape or bar ends
SRAM Red Roval CLX32 Vittoria Corsa Speed
The rims just barely fit between the brake pads, and the tires (both came in underweight, too) measure in at 27.69mm.

Posted: Feb 17, 2019 at 11:48 Quote
Nice, love the profile silhouette.

Posted: Feb 17, 2019 at 12:16 Quote
I don't really like SRAM but the colours really are a good match for that frame. 10/10 would ride.

Posted: Feb 17, 2019 at 23:27 Quote
I like the carbonara pump. Big Grin

To be fair, I like this Specialized a lot better than the modern ones. I like their mountainbikes but never been a big fan of their current road models.

Good looking bike all together! Robin

Posted: Feb 23, 2019 at 7:41 Quote
So I ended up putting black tape on the look but don't know if I like it
Cant deside if I like it with the black
But also look what just came in the mail
Just got this in the mail
I am going to ride this and give my dad the look(I mean he bought it for me when I was in high school so its not much of a gift).
But Now if there wasn't a shit ton of snow I could ride.I prey to you sun gods.

Posted: Mar 12, 2019 at 9:53 Quote
Picked up my first gravel bike for a steal. Only got one short, out-of-shape spin in this morning, but it's pretty fun! Definitely more work than my road bike - gained about 5 pounds (all in the wheels), but is super comfy and stable, while being reasonably responsive. Might get rid of the stickers on the frame. Wheel upgrade in the future - unsure about the 42c tires - they're comfy, but HEAVY. Overall, pretty hefty for a Ti bike (around 22lbs), but great value for the money. Could probably drop it under 20lbs without spending too much. This is pretty much how I got it. So it's a different pace, but it'll open up a whole new world of riding to me.

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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 at 9:55 Quote
That's super fricken cool. Love the frame finish.

It's rad to see so many dudes from the old MTB days slowly moving into gravel. Road bikes for dirty dudes!

Posted: Mar 12, 2019 at 10:06 Quote
lol I described the ride to my wife and she's like "So... it's a road bike for mountain bikers".

She gets me.

sherbet wrote:
That's super fricken cool. Love the frame finish.

It's rad to see so many dudes from the old MTB days slowly moving into gravel. Road bikes for dirty dudes!


 
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