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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:53 pm 
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parfumisme wrote:
good idea. im gonna install it soon.
63 is indeed the largest model on the market.
My next purchase will definetely be a bit smaller.
it's just nicer to be compact. I saw a 1700E madone
5.5 (61 cm) 2008 which is an absolute amazing offer.
only if...

could you post a pic of your contraption?

C


I just searched that stem in google images, and I think it's actually longer than it looks in that photo. But I'm sure if you look around you could find a shorter one.

Okay, I'll take a picture tomorrow :)

It's in pieces at the moment since I snapped the rear mech off, I haven't ridden for a WEEK! :(


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:05 pm 
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cool. thanks a lot.

after going out yesterday night
sleeping for 3 hours and bike 5
hours (150k) after that. It's kind of hectic
for a resting day(TdF)

Any idea about how you can fix it.
you'r gonna need whelding?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:05 pm 
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parfumisme wrote:
I saw a 1700E madone
5.5 (61 cm) 2008 which is an absolute amazing offer.
only if...
C


The Madone 5.5 is the most beautiful contraption I've ever seen.
http://www.trekbikes.com/images/bikes/2 ... erblue.jpg

How much was it on offer for?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:08 pm 
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second hand a guy sold it for 1700 Euro
thats 1468 pound. full dura ace.

i should have sold my stocks.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:58 pm 
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parfumisme wrote:
cool. thanks a lot.

after going out yesterday night
sleeping for 3 hours and bike 5
hours (150k) after that. It's kind of hectic
for a resting day(TdF)

Any idea about how you can fix it.
you'r gonna need whelding?


You rode 150k on a bike that doesn't fit you, on three hours sleep, after a night out? Hahaha, that's very impressive.

Well, thankfully, I didn't damage the frame or anything. I've just gotta fit a new derailleur and chain... still a pain though, as it's my only bike.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:38 pm 
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My Peloton Superlite...

I'm putting a new saddle on it. The red looks a little out of place, but it's more comfy that the horrible thing that was on it before.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:44 am 
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brakeshifters .Thats kind of cool!
my bike is somewhere on the first page
of this forum. *parfumisme. I have sella
italia leather seat which is amazingly confortable.
you allready know what kind of rear-derailleur you are
getting? Shimano ultegra (shot cage?) is nice and nippy I think.
I always doubt about how much to invest in this bike. because
ofcouse you don't wanna buy crappy gear but you also don't wanna
overspend on a bike like this. The only thing I was really happy
with is when I got the look keo carbon pedals. they are worth every
penny. (i payed like 60E for them).

funny enough I once made an art/performance with my bike
so I guess then the investment becomes relative. haha

C


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:17 am 
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Well it's a Campy groupset, so I've brought a new derailleur from ebay that looks the same and was made around the same time. Fingers crossed.

I only paid £100 for the whole bike! Isn't that stupid? It's as fun to ride as my Dad's £2000 Specialized, haha. (Much harder going uphill though)

Parfumisme, I looked on the first page and found your post, but no picture is showing up. Could you post it again?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:43 pm 
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Correction: I DID bend the frame. The drop out and hanger were totally twisted...

A pair of pliers soon sorted that though. New derailleur is fitted and it seems to shift better than ever.

I'm off to give it a test run! Harrah! :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:38 pm 
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Revol wrote:
Here's my Peloton Superlite:
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OFT


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