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Ian, I'm sure you'd agree that bicycles are truly amazing these days. They have little resemblance to the kind of stuff I used to ride when I was a young nipper. The cosmetic appearance of the carbon is up there with the best offerings from MV Agusta - and that is quite a compliment.
And yes - incredibly light.
 

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Ian, I'm sure you'd agree that bicycles are truly amazing these days. They have little resemblance to the kind of stuff I used to ride when I was a young nipper. The cosmetic appearance of the carbon is up there with the best offerings from MV Agusta - and that is quite a compliment.
And yes - incredibly light.
It's a beautiful specimen Dave. I'm sure you'll go like liquid smoke. In '94 I blessed myself with a Specialized S-works. To a nerdy high school kid in Idaho it was like driving a Ferrari.

Just remember that those bicycles can easily do upwards of 50-60 k an hour at a good clip these days and going down at 60 on the bicycle is just like going down at 60 on a motorcycle, the difference being spandex versus leather.

Can you pop up some up close pictures of the carbon fiber by chance?
 

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I ride a bike called a Scattante, which I bought at Performance Bikes. It is their store brand and from what I am told it is made in the Fuji factory. It is a carbon bike with Shimano 105 drivetrain and Shimano wheels. Had it fitted to me and changed to a Specialized seat. I try to do a 100 mile plus per week. Will be doing 33 today. Everybody ride safe.
 

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I've been riding pretty often the past couple years, maybe more often than I ride motorcycles even. My latest is this Van Dessel, not a roadbike really, though I take it to the city instead of driving most of the time. Its fun for single track riding too.



I also have a hardtail 29er mountain bike that I haven't ridden in a year since I got this one put together.
 

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Okay, I'll bite, though this is more "vintage". I am a runner, but have taken up biking again recently to cross-train. I have a Schwinn Super Le Tour that my brother gave me back in the late 80's (he was getting seriously into biking and got a fancier bike). For some reason, through all of the moves I've been through, I've kept the bike with me. About 7 years ago, I decided to join my brother for a 100 mile ride for Tour De Cure for Diabetes. So, I got this bike out refurbished and trained on it for a year to prepare for the ride. I put over 1900 miles on it that year. I flew up to Montana where my brother lives and the 100 mile ride was and rode his extra bike for the ride. It was great - despite it being 35 degrees at the start!

Anyway, I've dusted it off again and have been riding it once a week to supplement my running for about a month now and hope to keep the weekly rides going.

This photo is from 7 years ago after I cleaned it up and it still looks the same (I like that you can see my Brutale there in the background, though we no longer have the Jetta wagon).

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A Red Bull Multisport 300 from 2005 or so.
Ride it on saturday mornings from 06:00-08:00 to start the weekend.

Rain forecast for tomorrow looks good:)
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I ride a Giant Defy Advanced Pro 1 .. It suits my riding just fine .. It has ticked the 100 mile ride box and next year London to Paris is on the cards.
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