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New Trek Madone
Last Post 06/14/2015 06:59 AM by Ride On. 20 Replies.
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Cosmic Kid

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06/10/2015 09:54 AM
Not a single cable visible anywhere.....
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79pmooney

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06/10/2015 11:17 AM
My orange treaded Vittoria Competizeone sew-ups, circa 1976 would look perfect on that bike! (Fun tires. Fast, But scary in the rain!)

Was reading in BF last night about the state of touring bikes. Saw a comment that probably the new frame materials were not what you wanted if you were going to tour the third world; that the locals would now how to repair a steel frame but be stumped by CF, ti, etc. Present them with this bike and sit back and watch some serious head scratching.

Ben
Cosmic Kid

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06/10/2015 11:49 AM
Pssst.....that bike is red, not orange.
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79pmooney

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06/10/2015 11:59 AM
Red? The T-shirt on the guy behind, now that's red. But that frame? Or do I need to recalibrate the colors on my screen (or retina)?

Ben
longslowdistance

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06/10/2015 12:43 PM
I like it.

Big ring for photos? Yeah, maybe.
Orange Crush

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06/10/2015 12:50 PM
"Not a single cable visible anywhere....." What's that on the last pic?

Big ring for photos...When my bikes are in rest derailleur position is always so as to have least tension on cables and springs (true rest). That means they mostly get photographed in small ring. Its been an automatism from way back when.
zootracer

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06/10/2015 01:06 PM
Nice, but I am not worthy of riding such a rig...
79pmooney

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06/10/2015 03:38 PM
OC, that mattered when the derailleur body was plastic (Simplex) but a continuous load on a steel spring doesn't do anything to it. Same for the wire. And a steel cable housing. Perhaps plastic bushings in the derailleur pivots suffer. I never think about it. Bikes get put away in whatever gear, usually the 42-17 or 19. (A good gear for my knees when I get back on. Now that's a pivot that matters!)

Ben
Orange Crush

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06/10/2015 03:45 PM
Ben - I don't buy that. Tension is tension. It may matter less when material is stronger but it still matters.
Cosmic Kid

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06/10/2015 03:53 PM
@ ben - those are the new bikes for the Trek Factory Team. Definitely red.

@ OC - nitpicker.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Orange Crush

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06/10/2015 03:58 PM
Posted By Cosmic Kid on 06/10/2015 03:53 PM
@ OC - nitpicker.


I get paid big bucks at work for being exactly that. I hone my skills everywhere I can
THE SKINNY

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06/10/2015 09:00 PM
that is a good looking bike but a bit over the top for me. i would look like a coke dealer riding something like that. same reason my gf won't let me get a corvette.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
ChinookPass

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06/11/2015 09:12 AM
Next step: put water bladders in those huge tubes and get rid of the water bottle cages. When a rider needs fluids, he will pull up next to the team car and fill up with a hose.

Otherwise well done for something that looks like a concept bike from the cover of Bicycling from 1982.
SideBySide

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06/11/2015 01:11 PM
The the leader would have to go back to the car himself, and might be harder to dump water before a climb. I hate to even think about cleaning them.
Cosmic Kid

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06/11/2015 01:43 PM
Specialized did that in their Shiv Tri bike already.....

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