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El ImbatidoEl Imbatido Posts: 144
edited January 2009 in Road beginners
Sort of new around here and just curious about other peoples bikes. PIicked up a brand new trek 1000 2007 model for 600AUD (285GBP).just for general fitness and to join a local club.

So a couple of questions for you. (My answers in italic)

1.Bike brand? 2007 Trek 1000
2.How much did u pay? 600 AUD (285GBP)
3.Gearing 53-39 and 11-25
4.Groupset Tiagra
5.Pedals And Shoes 105 Pedals, Louis Garneau Shoes
6.Reason for purchase General fitness, new interest
7.Km done 573
8.Wear Kits? Yes, Postal and Lotto
9.Upgrades? Not Yet
Do you have any Therapeutic Use Exemptions?
No. Never have.
Never? What about the cortisone?
Well, obviously there was the cortisone
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  • il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,152
    1.Bike brand? 2008 Pinarello Prince
    2.How much did u pay? Over £3k
    3.Gearing 50-34 and 11-23
    4.Groupset Chorus
    5.Pedals And Shoes Speedplay Zero,Spesh BG Pro Road
    6.Reason for purchase Dream Bike!
    7.Km done No idea but it's a lot
    8.Wear Kits? No, wear Castelli stuff generally
    9.Upgrades? Bike bought to my spec[/quote]
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  • prawnyprawny Posts: 5,426
    1.Bike brand? 2008 Boardman road comp
    2.How much did u pay? £450
    3.Gearing 50-36 & 11-254.Groupset Tiagra shiftes, 105 rear mech
    5.Pedals And Shoes Shimano 520's Aldi specials!
    6.Reason for purchase Commuting/to buy a new bike
    7.Km done 100ish
    8.Wear Kits? No can't afford it9.Upgrades? mudguards? bottle cage? not really then
    Saracen Tenet 3 - 2015 - Dead - Replaced with a Hack Frame
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  • ride_wheneverride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    1.Bike brand? On-one il pompino
    2.How much did u pay? 200gbp
    3.Gearing 46:16
    4.Groupset NA
    5.Pedals And Shoes CB smartys, spec BG sport mtb
    6.Reason for purchase Wanted a fixed gear bike
    7.Km done ~600
    8.Wear Kits? Only my rowing club kit
    9.Upgrades? Spec carbon seatpost, new chain, ring and sprocket cyclo-cross levers, new brake pads, fizik gobi saddle, new headset this weekend hopefully
  • il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,152
    1.Bike brand? 2008 Pearson Touche
    2.How much did u pay? £550
    3.Gearing 50/16
    4.Groupset Cane Creek Levers, TA Specialities Chainring, Shimano/Cane Creek brakes
    5.Pedals And Shoes Shimano SPD, SPIUK Shoes
    6.Reason for purchase Commuter/Hack/Training bike
    7.Km done No idea
    8.Wear Kits? No, wear Castelli stuff generally + a mixed bag for commuting
    9.Upgrades? Fizik Arione saddle, Halo Aeroage wheels
    2015 Canyon Aeroad CF SLX
    2020 Canyon Ultimate CF SLX
    2020 Canyon Inflite SL 7
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    Crown Stables
  • 1.Bike brand Ribble audax
    2.How much did u pay? 134GBP
    3.Gearing 53-39 and 11-25
    4.Groupset record/chorus
    5.Pedals And Shoes xpedo all titanium Pedals, northwave Shoes
    6.Reason for purchase fitness/hobby
    7.Km done lots
    8.Wear Kits? aldi
    9.Upgrades? upgrade record stuff? its not possible
  • 1.Bike brand? 2008 Planet X SL PRO Carbon
    2.How much did u pay? 899 GBP (self build)
    3.Gearing 50-34 and 12-25
    4.Groupset - Dura Ace / FSA cranks
    5.Pedals And Shoes: Ultegra SPDR Pedals, Adidas pro road (white)
    6.Reason for purchase: finally a new bike to replace the very old one
    7.Km done 1295 since November
    8.Wear Kits? No
    9.Upgrades? Easton EA 50SL WHEELS, STEM EA90 (needed shorter than planet x so not really upgrade)
  • 1.Bike brand? 2009 Giant Defy 2.5
    2.How much did u pay? £510
    3.Gearing? unsure, it's a triple anyway...27speed
    4.Groupset? Tiagra most things....
    5.Pedals And Shoes? SPD's with Specialised mountain shoes.
    6.Reason for purchase? new hobby, can't play basketball anymore due to injury...want to climb steep hills on a bike and take photos from the top
    7.Km done? so far, since Jan 2nd.....about 90
    8.Wear Kits? Aye, only if their on special offer though, not paying the full wack for them.....
    9.Upgrades? give me chance!!! but I guess the pedals are upgrades really......
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  • markos1963markos1963 Posts: 3,724
    1. Bike brand: Orbea Onix Bira
    2.How much did you pay? £750(SH)
    3. Gearing: 50/34 or 36(depends on course)-12/25
    4. Groupset: 105
    5. Pedals and shoes: 105/Shimano
    6. Reason for purchase: Upgrade on old, sportives,cat4 racing,TT's and clubruns
    7. KM done: 1600 since April
    8. Wear kits? Club kit(Norwich Velo), Etxeondo Euskaltel Team
    9. Upgrades? Not yet, saving for some Easton EA50SL wheels
  • SBezzaSBezza Posts: 2,173
    1.Bike brand? 2008 Trek 1.7
    2.How much did u pay? £800
    3.Gearing 50-34 and 12-25
    4.Groupset 105
    5.Pedals And Shoes 105 Pedals, Sidi Genius 5.5 Carbon Composite
    6.Reason for purchase General fitness, new interest
    7.Km done 4,400 ish
    8.Wear Kits? No, got a mixture of Trek, Northwave, and DHB
    9.Upgrades? Selle Italia Gel Flite Saddle
  • e999same999sam Posts: 426
    1.Bike brand? 2008 Kuota Kebel
    2.How much did u pay? £2100
    3.Gearing? 53-39 and 12-23
    4.Groupset? Dura Ace
    5.Pedals And Shoes? Look carbon, Specialised.
    6.Reason for purchase? Sportive and racing
    7.Km done ?1200
    8.Wear Kits? Nike, Imp sport
    9.Upgrades? Self build my spec.
  • Robmanic1Robmanic1 Posts: 2,150
    1.Bike brand? Giant Trance2
    2.How much did u pay? Still paying!
    3.Gearing? Yes
    4.Groupset? LX/XT
    5.Pedals And Shoes? Shim something/ Specialized BG 110
    6.Reason for purchase? I NEEDED IT OK?
    7.Km done? Lots
    8.Wear Kits? Not on the bouncer
    9.Upgrades? Bits'n bobs, nothing major, Nobbly Nics
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  • 1.Bike brand? Cervelo Soloist Team purchased Sept 08.
    2.How much did u pay? Difficult to tell as I built the frame up myself, including from bits cannablised from other bikes. Probably around £1600-£1700 if all things are considered at their 'new' price.
    3.Gearing? 53-39 and 12-25
    4.Groupset? Ultegra
    5.Pedals And Shoes? Ultegra, Shimano
    6.Reason for purchase? General fitness, commmuting.
    7.Km done ? On this bike around 1500k.
    8.Wear Kits? Santini retro jerseys, also Descente and Mizuno stuff
    9.Upgrades? Just bought some GP4000S tires and the wheels will be getting an upgrade once the sun starts to come out a bit more.
  • STEFANOS4784STEFANOS4784 Posts: 4,109
    Winter bike:
    1.Cannondale r500
    2.£200
    3.42-52 and 11-23 (i think)
    4.105 and rx100
    5. pedals m540 shoes cheapo diadora mtb shoes
    6.Old bike died and mate needed money for uni
    7.ummm, crikey, lots
    8.Just dhb and some other cheapo stuff
    9. Wheels, even though it was probably a downgrade as the new ones are shite, and cables to dura ace, probably makes no difference.

    Summer bike:
    1. Kuota Ksano
    2.£770
    3. 53-39 and 12-29 (i think)
    5. Ultegra sl and pearl izumi cheapo shoes(getting new better ones soon)
    6.Wanted a fancy bike after riding the 'dale a lot more
    7. dunno lost count, ot as many as the 'dale though
    8. same as above
    9. Just stem so far for a shorter one, need lighter, better wheels though as mine are crappy heavy things, probably get ultegra sl ones to match everything else 'cos i'm a tart :)
  • Robmanic1Robmanic1 Posts: 2,150
    1.Bike brand? Giant OCR2
    2.How much did u pay? £500-ISH
    3.Gearing? Triple
    4.Groupset? Sora [email protected]
    5.Pedals And Shoes? [email protected] pedals/ Sii something
    6.Reason for purchase? Commuter (at the time) later for fun General fitness, new interest
    7.Km done? Seriously lots
    8.Wear Kits? Yes, Fuerteventura racing team top, RR top (when it comes)
    9.Upgrades? Rubhinio Pro something in red to match the frame, carbon seatposth
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  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    edited January 2009
    1.Bike brand? Kinesis Racelight TK / Shimano build by Epic
    2.How much did u pay? £1100
    3.Gearing? Triple 50/39/30 12-25
    4.Groupset? 105
    5.Pedals And Shoes? spd 540 / nike touring something
    6.Reason for purchase? Better investment than the HBOS shares
    7.Km done? Not sure bout Km. Quite a few miles tho
    8.Wear Kits? Not at the mo but I would if I found one I like in TK Maxx
    9.Upgrades? Built to my spec so not really. Bought a Road Morph pump.
  • zaneszanes Posts: 563
    1.Bike brand? 2007 Saracen Aravis, bought just over a year ago
    2.How much did u pay? £300
    3.Gearing Triple 23-12
    4. Groupset Full sora
    5.Pedals And Shoes Shimano SPD540, Shimano Shoes (R105??)
    6.Reason for purchase Bike for university. Now used as replacement for rowing training after fall out with club
    7.Km done over 2000
    8.Wear Kits? No team stuff
    Upgrades? Closer-ratio casette, uprated brake blocks, Conti GP4000 tyres, Easton Vista SLs in post as we speak, pedals from flat to clipless,
  • batch78batch78 Posts: 1,320
    1. BeOne Briza 1.0
    2. £320
    3. Triple
    4. Sora
    5. R540/ DHB
    6. Make a change from the MTB
    7. Approx. 600 since Sept. + MTB
    8. Nope
    9. Tyres, pads, carbon bottle cages
  • 1.Bike brand? 2007 bianchi 1885
    2.How much did u pay? £360
    3.Gearing? 48-39 + 12-25
    4.Groupset? campagnolo centaur
    5.Pedals And Shoes? look delta padals+look shoes
    6.Reason for purchase? racer/training
    7.Km done? 1500
    8.Wear Kits? no, club kit
    9.Upgrades? none yet but some better racing wheels planned for next year
  • softladsoftlad Posts: 3,513
    edited January 2009
    1.Bike brand - Van Nicholas Chinook Ti
    2.How much did u pay - £325 frame only (s/h)
    3.Gearing - 50-34 & 12-25
    4.Groupset - mix of Ultegra, FSA & SRAM
    5.Pedals And Shoes - Time RXS carbon & Specialized BG comp
    6.Reason for purchase - upgrade from old 653 steel
    7.Km done - no idea, I don't keep track
    8.Wear Kits? no
    9.Upgrades? none required
    10. Wheels - Easton EA70 & Conti GP 4 season
  • huggyhuggy Posts: 242
    This is interesting - maybe we could add wheels as well!

    1.Bike brand - Specialized Roubaix
    2.How much did u pay - Nothing
    3.Gearing - 53/39 & 12/27
    4.Groupset - Dura Ace
    5.Pedals And Shoes - SPD SLs Nike Poggio 2s
    6.Reason for purchase - Given it to race on
    7.Km done - no idea, I don't keep track
    8.Wear Kits? Yes
    9.Upgrades? nope
    10. Mavic Ksyrium SSC SLs w/ Michelin Pro 3s

    1.Bike brand - Reef Team (by EPX)
    2.How much did u pay - £400
    3.Gearing - 53/39 & 11/25
    4.Groupset - Tiagra/105
    5.Pedals And Shoes - SPD SLs Nike Poggio 2s
    6.Reason for purchase - Needed to start on something lightish
    7.Km done - 3000 - 4000
    8.Wear Kits? Yes
    9.Upgrades? Stem, tyres, tape bits and pieces
    10. Shimano WH-R550 w/ armadillos
  • Gary DGary D Posts: 431
    Best Bike:
    1.Bike brand? Bianchi 928 C2C
    2.How much did u pay? £1300 ish
    3.Gearing? Triple 50/39/30 12-25
    4.Groupset? 105
    5.Pedals And Shoes? spd-sl Ultegra / Spesh BG Comp Road
    6.Reason for purchase? Because I wanted it and I could!
    7.Km done? 1000 approx.
    8.Wear Kits? No. (But I did buy a Bianchi shirt :oops: ) Club shirt when TT'ing
    9.Upgrades? FSA K Wing carbon bars (upgraded when bought) 2 x Bianchi carbon bottle cages. Mich. Pro Race 3 tyres (not fitted yet)

    Cross/Winter Bike:
    1.Bike brand? Specialized Tricross Sport 2006 model
    2.How much did u pay? £450 absolute Ebay bargain!
    3.Gearing? Triple 48/36/26 12-28
    4.Groupset? Sora/105/Deore LX mix
    5.Pedals And Shoes? Specialized BG Comp MTB. Crank Bros Egg Beater pedals
    6.Reason for purchase? First drop bar bike for 30 years! Moved up from Hybrid.
    7.Km done? Not sure
    8.Wear Kits? No. Club shirt when cross racing
    9.Upgrades? Crank, Mechs and cassette. Brakes to Suntour SE cantis + Kool Stops. Avatar saddle. SKS mudguards when required.

    +1 other Claude Butler Hybrid.
    Oh and I feel like I've been raped by an Orangutan :shock: And I've got legs like Girders :lol:
  • Barrie_GBarrie_G Posts: 479
    1.Bike brand? Enigma Eclipse
    2.How much did u pay? £2000+
    3.Gearing? 52/39 11/25
    4.Groupset? Ultegra SL (including wheels)
    5.Pedals And Shoes? Shimano A530, Trainers or Shimano M072
    6.Reason for purchase? I saw, I liked, I bought
    7.Km done? Not sure
    8.Wear Kits? No. various depending on if I like the style/colour i.e. campag,castelli etc.
    9.Upgrades? Self build so not really, fitted with cinelli bio morph bars, Richey carbon seat post
  • tonyw43tonyw43 Posts: 249
    1. Bike brand: Carerra Valour 2007
    2. How much did you pay? £280
    3. Gearing: 52/39 11/25
    4. Groupset: Tiagra
    5. Pedals and shoes: 105/Shimano
    6. Reason for purchase: Needed to get back into road riding
    7. KM done: Not many, but rising rapidly
    8. Wear kits? Discovery Channel
    9. Upgrades? Changed to Tiagra Shifters, Cassette, Chain and Chainset, Deda Stem and Bar Tape.
  • lfcquinlfcquin Posts: 470
    1. Bike brand: Sabbath Monday's Child
    2. How much did you pay? £2000+ (frame and bits)
    3. Gearing: 52/39 11/25
    4. Groupset: Dura Ace & Ultegra
    5. Pedals and shoes: Time/Sidi
    6. Reason for purchase: Performance I could ride all day.
    7. KM done: few thousand
    8. Wear kits? Castelli, Specialized
    9. Upgrades? Saddle and FSA carbon chainset. new wheels next....
  • sub55sub55 Posts: 1,025
    1.Bike brand - isaac Aerotic
    2.How much did u pay - £4,000+
    3.Gearing - 56 & 11/21
    4.Groupset - Dura Ace
    5.Pedals And Shoes - speedplay bont
    6.Reason for purchase - speed
    7.Km done - ?
    8.Wear Kits? club
    9.Upgrades? all of it
    10.Wheels zipp and hed

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  • Mister WMister W Posts: 791
    Which bike do you want to know about? As we're in the "Road" section I guess you don't care about the MTB. That leaves the race bike, the winter bike, the fixie (or does that go in the secials section) and my station hack.................

    Race bike..........
    1.Bike brand? Argon 18 Radon
    2.How much did u pay? More than £500, less than £1k
    3.Gearing - 50-34 and 11-25
    4.Groupset - 105
    5.Pedals And Shoes - 105 Pedals, Shimano or Scott shoes
    6.Reason for purchase - Because she's gorgeous!
    7.Km done - No idea. How censored do you think I am?
    8.Wear Kits? Discovery Jersey but generally no
    9.Upgrades? Don't need to as she's perfect

    Winter bike
    1.Bike brand? Planet-X Kaffenback (Dragon)
    2.How much did u pay? £450 plus cost to convert from flat bar
    3.Gearing - 50-34 and 11-23
    4.Groupset - 105 with FSA cranks
    5.Pedals And Shoes - 105 Pedals, Shimano or Scott shoes
    6.Reason for purchase - to avoid getting the baby grubby in the winter
    7.Km done - see above
    8.Wear Kits? - No, I wear anything that will keep me warm
    9.Upgrades? Mudguards

    Station hack
    1.Bike brand? Claud Butler of unknown age
    2.How much did u pay? £30
    3.Gearing - 45 and 18
    4.Groupset - what groupset!!!
    5.Pedals And Shoes - Metal ones and whatever I'm wearing at the time
    6.Reason for purchase - To avoid my nice bikes getting nicked by scumbags from the station bike rack
    7.Km done - the bike looks like it's done a couple of hundred thousand
    8.Wear Kits? No, work trousers, hi-vis jacket
    9.Upgrades? I put new bar tape on, does that count?
  • LagavulinLagavulin Posts: 1,688
    1.Bike brand - Wilier Izoard
    2.How much did u pay - Probably nigh on £2,500 inc. upgrades
    3.Gearing - 50/34, 12-25
    4.Groupset - Campagnolo Centaur
    5.Pedals And Shoes - Shimano M970 XTR SPDs, Specialized BG Expert MTB shoes
    6.Reason for purchase - Fancied a new summer bike and just look at it...
    7.Miles done - 512 according to both ProLog and the Cateye V3. :oops:
    8.Wear Kits? No. Campag, Castelli, Specialized though I do have a retro Raleigh Creda.
    9.Upgrades? Racing 3s, Toupe Gel, Campag Centaur cages. Fancy some Cinelli RAM/RAM2 bars.
    10. Wheels - Fulcrum Racing 3, DT Swiss RR1850

    1.Bike brand - Spesh Allez Sport
    2.How much did u pay - £600
    3.Gearing - 53/39, 12-25/12-27
    4.Groupset - Tiagra/105
    5.Pedals And Shoes - Shimano M540 SPDs
    6.Reason for purchase - My first road bike
    7.Miles done - 3,937 according to the computer
    8.Wear Kits? No. Campag, Castelli, Specialized though I do have a retro Raleigh Creda.
    9.Upgrades? Gore RideOn cables, 105 brakes, Token carbon cages, ITM Visia stem
    10. Wheels - Mavic Aksium, Fulcrum Racing 7
  • 1.Bike brand - Focus Cayo
    2.How much did u pay - £2000ish inc upgrades
    3.Gearing - 34/50, 12-27
    4.Groupset - Ultegra SL
    5.Pedals And Shoes - Ultegra SL, Northwave
    6.Reason for purchase - Always fancied a cayo for some reason.
    7.Miles done - 200 (due to being away from home last summer)
    8.Wear Kits? Lake Como team club kit
    9.Upgrades? Selle Italia Cabonio Flow, Ritchey WCS Carbon seatpost, WCS wet black stems and bar, Ritchey pro bar tape, Ultegra Cassette, decent carbon cages.
    10. Wheels - Dura ace 7850 wheelset, pro race 3's

    1.Bike brand - Ribble Winter Sloping
    2.How much did u pay - £500-£600ish
    3.Gearing - Triple
    4.Groupset - 105
    5.Pedals And Shoes - Shimano, Northwave
    6.Reason for purchase - wanted to build a bike and needed a decent winter bike
    7.Miles done - 200 again :(
    8.Wear Kits? Lake Como team club kit
    9.Upgrades? Full 105. PBK Carbon seatpost, prologo kappa saddle, Richey comp bars, fsa stem.
    10. Wheels - Mavic Askium Race 08 wheels, Rubino

    1.Bike brand - Carrera Vanquish
    2.How much did u pay - £300
    3.Gearing - 48/34
    4.Groupset - Tiagra/105
    5.Pedals And Shoes - MKS and Trainers!
    6.Reason for purchase - cheap
    7.Miles done - 100
    8.Wear Kits? Not on this!
    9.Upgrades? 105 brakes, deraillier, concept SL saddle, SKS gards
    10. Wheels - /Continental sport


    1.Bike brand - Specialized Tricross
    2.How much did u pay - £300
    3.Gearing -
    4.Groupset -
    5.Pedals And Shoes - MKS
    6.Reason for purchase - Bargain and wanted a single
    7.Miles done - 3!
    8.Wear Kits? Not on this!
    9.Upgrades? MKS Pedals
    10. Wheels - Rubino Pro

    1.Bike brand - Trek Hybrid
    2.How much did u pay - £350
    3.Gearing -
    4.Groupset -
    5.Pedals And Shoes -
    6.Reason for purchase - Commuter before the others arrived.
    7.Miles done - 650
    8.Wear Kits? Not on this!
    9.Upgrades? hardcaseBontrager 28c

    1.Bike brand - Trek 1200
    2.How much did u pay - £700ish
    3.Gearing - Triple
    4.Groupset - Sora
    5.Pedals And Shoes -
    6.Reason for purchase - Mrs did not want me to have a Cayo.....
    7.Miles done - 2000
    8.Wear Kits?
    9.Upgrades?
    10. Wheels - Bontrager race lite
  • SCR PedroSCR Pedro Posts: 912
    Oh, go on then..

    1.Bike brand - Giant SCR2 2008
    2.How much did u pay - A Specialized Allez and some money
    3.Gearing - 50/39/30 12-25
    4.Groupset - Tiagra
    5.Pedals And Shoes - SLR540, Northwave Aerator - Tom Boonen Edition
    6.Reason for purchase - Everything about it was just right
    7.Miles done - 3000 May-October. I'm on the winter bike now.
    8.Wear Kits? Only jerseys - Liquigas, Lampre, Discovery, CSC...
    9.Upgrades? Raceface bars, Outland stem, PBK Carbon seat post, Deda tape, Zéfal lightweight cages, and 105 brakeset to follow.
    10. Wheels - WR550 w/Specialized Mondos or Michelin Oriums.

    Pedro
    Giant TCR Advanced II - Reviewed on my homepage
    Giant TCR Alliance Zero
    BMC teammachineSLR03
    The Departed
    Giant SCR2
    Canyon Roadlite
    Specialized Allez
    Some other junk...
  • 1.Bike brand? 2008 Specialised Roubaix Elite
    2.How much did u pay? £1099
    3.Gearing? Compact 50-34 / 12-27
    4.Groupset? 105
    5.Pedals And Shoes? 105 Pedals, LOOK shoes
    6.Reason for purchase? ADDICTION
    7.Km done? 3000ish
    8.Wear Kits? not usually. Club kit mainly
    9.Upgrades? Hand built wheels by Paul Hewitt Open pros/dura ace hubs. Ultegra brakes
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