Pictures of your Bike

by Raleigh   May 30, 2012  

So, I figured that no bicycle forum would be complete without pictures of bikes! Post your photos here, no bike will be refused: Road TT Triathlon Cyclocross MTB BMX Shixie Fixie And anything else! Lovely bikes lovely, but everyday bikes interesting too. I won't post first, but I'm taking pictures right now. Smile I wanna see what bikes you're all riding!

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Fully upgraded Experience:

  1. American Classic Victory 30 wheels
  2. Conti GP4000 tyres
  3. Record chainset/front mech
  4. Chorus 10 spd shifters/rear mech
  5. Fizik Cryano bar
  6. Selle Italia SL saddle
  7. Chinese no-brand carbon stem/seatpost

This baby flys!!

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posted by s_lim [92 posts]
19th June 2014 - 14:41

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Just joined - first post Wave

Here's my 'green machine' Felt AR5 2011. Notable upgrades are Schwalbe Ultremo ZX tyres, 140mm -17deg 3T Arx Pro Stem, Speedplay pedals and Fizik Arione saddle, all of which I recommend! Fairly aggressive, pro-looking position but no comfort issues at all thankfully.

Bought it in mint condition a couple of months ago and it's already bagged its share of fast rides and Strava KOMs! I was a firm disbeliever in marginal aero gains on road bikes but ever since upgrading from an old aluminium Trek 1.2 and starting to wear a Castelli Speedsuit on regular rides, I've felt an advantage too big to ever be a placebo effect...

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posted by RussianMichael [2 posts]
19th June 2014 - 23:57

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My De Rosa summer bike and my Dolan winter training bike.

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posted by Yorkiechan [4 posts]
20th June 2014 - 9:09

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My first road bike purchased in Feb this year. Orbea Aqua T105

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posted by Heiny [1 posts]
20th June 2014 - 13:52

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You could put any bike with that scenery in the background and it would be beautiful! Great looking bike though Big Grin

Pffft Gears, who needs them

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posted by JackBuxton [38 posts]
20th June 2014 - 15:09

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The iron battleship in a state of moderate filth.

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posted by Derny [35 posts]
21st June 2014 - 14:16

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HMS Bridgestone. Her special talent is triggering inductive loop traffic signals.

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posted by Derny [35 posts]
21st June 2014 - 14:48

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Thought I'd chip in with my Wilier Izoard.
105 Groupset
Swiss side Franc wheelset
Adding the wheels & the Tri bars has helped me cut my 10 mile TT down by 1m 40 secs on last years time.

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posted by Noelieboy [84 posts]
23rd June 2014 - 13:56

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I realise position is a very individual thing (ie comfort and saddle tilt-related issues) but it seems that your saddle is quite far back for a TT position, no? It closes the hip angle and reduces the power you can put down, sort-of handicapping your main power-generating muscles. Also, if you have no flexibility issues, you can really benefit from a lower or more stretched-out position on the front end, provided elbows are not too far off 90deg. Basically, there are mountains of 'free speed' to be gained by experimenting with position. Yours might already be optimal for you, I'm not a bike fitter, but just suggesting shifting saddle forward and dropping the stem lower if you haven't tried it already.

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posted by RussianMichael [2 posts]
23rd June 2014 - 14:33

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My newly acquired Bernard Dangre; a rather old, sun-kissed, bargain-basement French racer. A car load of us are off to watch stages 4, 5 and 6 of the TDF in a couple of weeks - not taking our best bikes for fear of transport damage, theft outside the cafes, or forgetting where we left them.

Follow the fun here akas.co.nf/fourtoletour/

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posted by aje [1 posts]
23rd June 2014 - 15:20

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Planet X XLS with upgraded wheels, Novatec CXD. Used for daily commute along canal tow path, no cross racing (yet).

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posted by Vermilla2008 [4 posts]
27th June 2014 - 22:28

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Nice setup! How do you like the Novatec CXDs?

Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling. ~James E. Starrs

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posted by movingtarget [127 posts]
27th June 2014 - 23:22

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Fresh off the workstand

Kinesis Crosslight Pro6: mostly Shimano105 transmission with Sram chainset, Shimano br517 brakes with SLX rotors. Wheels are Hplus Son archetype rims on Hope hubs, Ritchey, Deda and Prologo finishing kit.

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posted by joemmo [774 posts]
27th June 2014 - 23:55

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My home built Bianchi Infinito, first model.

Now updated to full Campagnolo Super Record
Fulcrum Racing 3 wheels
Syntace Racelight 2 bars
FSA OS-99 carbon stem
Syntace HiFlex seatpost
San Marco SLK saddle
All tuned with titanium bolts.

The campag group suits this bike so much better than the Ultegra.

On the road from London to Cambridge last weekend.

Now with new photo showing the updated gruppo.

posted by drmatthewhardy [289 posts]
28th June 2014 - 15:06

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movingtarget wrote:
Nice setup! How do you like the Novatec CXDs?

The bike came with rather cheap & heavy wheels, to be expected when paying less than £1K. This is a recent bike upgrade, I've been commuting along a canal tow path for years on a Ridgeback Momentum, which, although absolutely fit for purpose, wasn't much fun. With the wheel upgrade, I've got a sub 9kg (just) cross bike for £1350, which I don't think is bad (although I'm sure you'll tell me I could have done better...). See the Novatec CXD review page elsewhere on this site for further discussion about the wheels (& some concerns raised about the low spoke count).

posted by Vermilla2008 [4 posts]
30th June 2014 - 13:40

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R3 with 32mm Amp Hoops and Vittoria Corsa CX tubs. Week old.

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posted by Shamblesuk [74 posts]
30th June 2014 - 16:58

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All the way from Montreal, Canada, my Felt AR5 custom build! Got a free frame after crashing my 2010 and decided to take advantage of the situation to upgrade everything around it Wink

Cheers,
Math

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posted by matcad [2 posts]
1st July 2014 - 18:23

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From earlier this evening.

Boardman CX Team '14 | Cannondale CAAD8 '12 (written off, SMIDSY) | Scott Sportster '08

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posted by Gizmo_ [744 posts]
1st July 2014 - 22:00

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Condor Acciaio Stainless

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posted by FiveFive [1 posts]
6th July 2014 - 16:41

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My bike

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posted by Venseben [1 posts]
15th July 2014 - 11:02

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Here are a couple of mine....

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posted by 1dzynr [1 posts]
15th July 2014 - 20:48

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My new Genesis

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posted by Gman59c [73 posts]
15th July 2014 - 22:22

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My Specialized Tarmac S-Works frame that I built up with various bits so that I could get the colour and kit I wanted without being forced down the standard colour route by Specialized.

- Dura-Ace Di2 gears and derailleurs
- S-Works crank & chain rings
- Very light Dark Horse rims (same as Europcar South Africa ride on, good value for money)

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Extra bike? What extra bike dear?

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posted by goggy [86 posts]
15th July 2014 - 23:21

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Lavalady

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Coerced into 'doing' LEJOG in 2006, haven't stopped.
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posted by Lavaman [3 posts]
16th July 2014 - 20:16

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Skunk

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posted by Lavaman [3 posts]
16th July 2014 - 20:17

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N+1 today now makes 3 bikes in my flat with one to go soon.

Forme Calver Sport CX on C2W. Over budget but the original option of Merida Cyclo Cross 4 was too long for delivery so opted for this one 10 days ago.
There is still a rack to fit but not in stock at the LBS yet but I've got the bike to play with for a few days and tweak the set up. The refelctors and bell 'fell off' as soon as the bike came in through the door and the pedals will change to XT SPDs and some helicopter tape will be applied to the headtube at the weekend.

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posted by Redvee [58 posts]
16th July 2014 - 23:22

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Hi there, new here. I have been cycling for just short of 2 years and have managed to get 2 great bikes. The Cube Attempt is my first bike but has now been relegated to being my winter bike.

The Cube Litening Super HPC Pro is my summer bike which i picked up in September. I can't wait to get a full summer on this machine.

2013 was a cracking year, 7500 miles. Looking forward to topping that in 2014.

Edit: Well i never did get that full summer on the Cube Litening. I crashed into a club mate at 27 mph after he came down in front of me. Huge damage to the top tube resulted in it getting written off.

Insurance payout completed and some research in to the best deals out there at the moment. I am now the very proud owner (and first time builder) of a Scott Foil HMX Team with Ultegra 6870 Di2. Now this is a serious machine!



posted by Martyn_K [26 posts]
18th July 2014 - 17:20

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My Commuter/recently pressed into L'Eroica service '70s Hirondelle.
Love the steel so much I sold my aluminium framed lapierre to afford the next n+1.

Edit: now accompanied by said n+1. My first scratch build.

Roberts XCR frame with a bit of bling
11spd chorus groupset
Ritchey classic stem and bars
Thompson seatpost (ritchey don't do a bloomin 30.6)
Campag vento wheels - budget for now but any suggestions for upgrades appreciated.

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posted by Maggers [35 posts]
19th July 2014 - 14:23

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Love the name 'Skunk'!

posted by MarcMyWords [50 posts]
21st July 2014 - 14:15

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RussianMichael wrote:
I realise position is a very individual thing (ie comfort and saddle tilt-related issues) but it seems that your saddle is quite far back for a TT position, no? It closes the hip angle and reduces the power you can put down, sort-of handicapping your main power-generating muscles. Also, if you have no flexibility issues, you can really benefit from a lower or more stretched-out position on the front end, provided elbows are not too far off 90deg. Basically, there are mountains of 'free speed' to be gained by experimenting with position. Yours might already be optimal for you, I'm not a bike fitter, but just suggesting shifting saddle forward and dropping the stem lower if you haven't tried it already.

Thanks for the tip Michael. I have been bike fitted so the stem & handlebars I will leave as is but Yes maybe the saddle has crept forward since my fitting. I will double check with the bike fitter.

thanks for being so observant.
Noel

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posted by Noelieboy [84 posts]
22nd July 2014 - 11:49

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