Merida Ride 91
Not a million dollar job, but it works.
My ride was purchased in August 2011 after many years of wanting to get back into riding, I raced track when I was about 10years old and I had rarely ridden since I was 16, so it was a 16 year wait and well worth it. So far i have lost about 25kg and have about 3kg to hit my target of 70kg.
I have really only changed the tyres (wish I did it earlier) and have just changed the chain.
It is not the lightest bike on the road but it is very good to ride and I am very happy with it, and this is the most important thing, I still stare at it hung up on the wall and always feel happy to be riding it, and this is what is important.
I have thoguht of building a carbon bike, or just buying a carbon bike but think I will keep my frame and just upgrade the groupo.
Derailleur front-Shimano Sora 34.9 Double
Derailleur rear-Shimano Sora SS
Shifters-Shimano Sora-2 / Sora-9
Chainwheel-Shimano Sora 50-34
Freewheel-Shimano CS-HG50-9 11-25
Tires-Maxxis Refuse 700x23c Road bike training tyres in Blue
Handlebar-FSA Vero Compact OS
Stem-X-Mission Comp Lite CEN OS -8°
Seatpost-XM Comp D SB15 27.2
Pedals-Shimano SPD-SL R540
I love the feel of the ride, I am building a track bike too and think I will go with the same seast, bars and stem as I like the look and feel of them.