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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Thanks,been a week and not had a chance to get out yet,though! Grrr!

posted by drbilly46 [5 posts]
1st April 2015 - 17:38

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Thanks,hope she rides as good as she looks!

posted by drbilly46 [5 posts]
1st April 2015 - 17:39

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Guernsey Donkey wrote:

The Summer bike. Bianchi Infinito cv Chorus. The wheels are not FFWD's but some stickered up Far Sports. These only get used on calm days as they do tend to get blown around. The bike usually has a set of Mavic R-SYS SLR's.

That is utter filth - I love it!

How do you find the 2015 Campy groupset?

posted by Mrmiik [152 posts]
1st April 2015 - 17:58

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I love it.

I have 105 on my winter bike and had SRAM Force 22 on another. I prefer the shifting on SRAM and Campagnolo to that of Shimano which I find too vague. I prefer that solid clunk that you get with the others that leaves you in no doubt that you have made a change. I would say though that the SRAM always felt too tight as though the cables were over stressed.

The Chorus just feels right to me and also has the advantage that you can make multiple shifts both up and down without having to repeatedly move the shifter.

The only downside is that the thumb levers can be a little awkward to reach from the drops on certain bars. I believe that the thumb levers are a different shape on Athena but you you loose the multi shift on down shifts.

posted by Guernsey Donkey [19 posts]
1st April 2015 - 19:24

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Guernsey Donkey wrote:
I love it.

I have 105 on my winter bike and had SRAM Force 22 on another. I prefer the shifting on SRAM and Campagnolo to that of Shimano which I find too vague. I prefer that solid clunk that you get with the others that leaves you in no doubt that you have made a change. I would say though that the SRAM always felt too tight as though the cables were over stressed.

The Chorus just feels right to me and also has the advantage that you can make multiple shifts both up and down without having to repeatedly move the shifter.

The only downside is that the thumb levers can be a little awkward to reach from the drops on certain bars. I believe that the thumb levers are a different shape on Athena but you you loose the multi shift on down shifts.

Divergence from the theme - but I feel that Campag is a bit marmite. You either love it or hate it. Must say I prefer Shimano. You have a better feel for the changes rather than the clunky Campag and no problems shifting on the drops. Don't start me on double tapping on SRAM.

posted by Colin Peyresourde [1431 posts]
1st April 2015 - 20:54

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I've got Campag 10 speed, Force 22 and 105 10 speed.

I personally find Shimano mushy, and actually Campag the smoothest in travelling up and down the cassette, with despite the more positive shifter operation. Never found to be inhibited by Campag's thumb button on the hoods or drops! In fact I find it much more ergo in terms of the feel of the hoods and braking. I also have found it needs less care and maintenance than Shimano.

SRAM is the noisiest and most 'positive' groupset I've used but damn the shifting is so damn good. Never skips a beat and the front DR - lack of trim is amazing.

Ultimately groupset debates are pointless - good kit works. Ride what feels good, to your budget, weight, whatever.

posted by Mrmiik [152 posts]
1st April 2015 - 22:20

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Picture of my Canyon Aeroad, where it should be, top of a mountain!

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posted by massivecompacthalo [15 posts]
2nd April 2015 - 21:47

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Here she is, just finished the build. Blood sweat and tears on the dining room table.

Bianchi Sempre Pro
105 5800 11Speed
FFWD F4R wheels
Weighs in at 8kg precisely.

And I went the whole nine yards with the Celeste bar tape which will be filthy in a week but... Doesn't it look good....!

Anyone contemplating the 5800 set just do it, my other bike ha Ultegra 6500 and this is miles better. Front mech just glides up with no effort.

Forgive the shadows in the photo as my office is somewhat poorly lit for purposes of cycle photography.

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posted by Jeroen0110 [56 posts]
8th April 2015 - 21:35

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Everybody loves a good Bianchi. Here's mine, the pack leader. I can't find enough expletives to explain quite how good a frame this is.

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posted by Chasseur Patate [91 posts]
8th April 2015 - 21:59

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Beautiful bike sir!

posted by ricncal [14 posts]
8th April 2015 - 22:02

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@ Jeroen - Very nice sir!

posted by ricncal [14 posts]
8th April 2015 - 22:03

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Big Grin

ricncal wrote:
@ Jeroen - Very nice sir!

Thanking you!

posted by Jeroen0110 [56 posts]
8th April 2015 - 22:19

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Chasseur Patate wrote:
Everybody loves a good Bianchi. Here's mine, the pack leader. I can't find enough expletives to explain quite how good a frame this is.

Yes they are nimble and easy to throw around the corners aren't they!?

Admiring your brave choice of Lotto Jumbo colour coordinated tyres, very fine between love and hate on that one, even more so than the "girl's bike" comments I get from non-connoisseurs!

posted by Jeroen0110 [56 posts]
8th April 2015 - 22:22

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Jeroen0110 wrote:
Chasseur Patate wrote:
Everybody loves a good Bianchi. Here's mine, the pack leader. I can't find enough expletives to explain quite how good a frame this is.

Yes they are nimble and easy to throw around the corners aren't they!?

Admiring your brave choice of Lotto Jumbo colour coordinated tyres, very fine between love and hate on that one, even more so than the "girl's bike" comments I get from non-connoisseurs!

Gum-wall Vittoria Corsas, there are no finer tyres. Smile

posted by Chasseur Patate [91 posts]
8th April 2015 - 22:26

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New toy! Massive upgrade from my Cube Peleton Race. Love it

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posted by Woodsman [10 posts]
12th April 2015 - 20:58

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And my big boys toy. 2011 Quadangle.

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posted by Woodsman [10 posts]
12th April 2015 - 21:00

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My R5, and The Girl's S2 Love Struck

posted by giobox [357 posts]
12th April 2015 - 21:44

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Ladies/gents....am Just about to pick this beauty up......

Bianchi Infinito CV with Athena GS & HED Jet 4 plus wheels.

Too bling?

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Does everyone have to have a soundbite here?........
Life is a journey bla bla bla.........oh whatever, puke.

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posted by ljblas [14 posts]
15th April 2015 - 17:08

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Bianchi is never too bling!

posted by Jeroen0110 [56 posts]
15th April 2015 - 17:12

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Bless you Jeroen, my sentiments exactly.

Does everyone have to have a soundbite here?........
Life is a journey bla bla bla.........oh whatever, puke.

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posted by ljblas [14 posts]
15th April 2015 - 17:13

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My first roadie. Giant Defy 0 and my mates Bianchi

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posted by Cheekyjohn [50 posts]
16th April 2015 - 10:17

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My Bianchi

Violence is not the answer, but it will do until we find out what is.

posted by TheHound [104 posts]
18th April 2015 - 13:51

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This is my trek Project One with SRAM Red group set, Bontrager D5 wheels, and full carbon components, she goes fast!

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posted by seanq [2 posts]
18th April 2015 - 20:21

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Needs an all black stem and tyres to make that a 10/10
Still bloody nice tho Big Grin

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posted by 2 Wheeled Idiot [212 posts]
18th April 2015 - 23:21

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My Scott CR1 Comp (2013)
5700 groupset with compact 50/34 and an Ultegra 11-28 cassette
Selle Italia SLR Carbonio Flow saddle
Stock Syncros cockpit
Bontrager bottle cages
FFWD F6R tubulars
FFWD hubs but changed to ceramic bearings
Weight: about 7.4kg/16.3lbs
Accessories: Garmin Edge 510

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posted by Ambrose Chui [4 posts]
20th April 2015 - 5:15

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Ambrose Chui wrote:
My Scott CR1 Comp (2013)
5700 groupset with compact 50/34 and an Ultegra 11-28 cassette
Selle Italia SLR Carbonio Flow saddle
Stock Syncros cockpit
Bontrager bottle cages
FFWD F6R tubulars
FFWD hubs but changed to ceramic bearings
Weight: about 7.4kg/16.3lbs
Accessories: Garmin Edge 510

Nice bike. Just out of interest, have you considered cutting the top of the stem off?

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posted by Kadinkski [254 posts]
20th April 2015 - 9:16

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Yes certainly. Gonna do it soon as I just started trying this more aggressive position

posted by Ambrose Chui [4 posts]
22nd April 2015 - 0:50

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My first proper road bike - I've been riding a Giant Rapid 3 triple hybrid since last August. Got this B'twin Alur 700 with 105 groupset and carbon forms from Decathlon at a bargain price. Well chuffed with it so far! Just have to get used to a compact, drops and cleats now... Smile

B'twin Alur 700 with 105 groupset and carbon forks
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posted by darrylxxx [12 posts]
22nd April 2015 - 10:53

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Current ride, Cyfac Nerv, 105 groupset, Ultegra Calipers, Deda finishing, heavy Shimano wheels, but it rides so much better than my old triple.

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posted by edvelo [21 posts]
22nd April 2015 - 12:04

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Hola Peeps,

I'm a new member and this is my first post, therefore it's only right that I post a picture of my steed. Smile

Cool

posted by serkie [1 posts]
27th April 2015 - 22:13

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