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Old 03-26-2011, 07:31 PM
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My 3 Road Bikes

To keep our bike collections from getting out of control, my wife and I limit ourselves to 3 road bikes: one carbon, one ti, and one steel. (I know, we are spoiled.) Here are my 3 road bikes. They were chosen for their appropriateness for my 6'5" Clydesdale body.

I just updated my carbon bike to a Specialized Tarmac Pro SL2. It is a 2008 model that I found NOS at a local store. I bought it as a frameset, and built it up with Campy 10, and a set of Eurus wheels that I had.



My Ti bike is an Eddy Merckx Millenium 3. I picked this up used on eBay a few years ago, and again built it up with Campy 10. The wheels are Velocity Deep Vs with 32 tied and soldered spokes. When I got the frame, several of the decals were missing and the ones that were there were in bad shape. I tried to get replacement decals, but was only able to find one for other Merckx Ti frames. I got these decals, and I think I like them better than the orginal.



My steel bike is a frame that I have had for quite a while. It is a custom frame built by Tim Neenan at Lighthouse Cycles. It is built out of Columbus Max tubing, and has similar geometry to my previous Merckx Corsa frame. I built it up with my favorite components from the era. It is mainly C-Record, including the cranks, derailleurs, and Delta brakes. I went for Mavic retrofriction shift levers and headset. I found some almost perfect Shamal wheel to compliment the group. I did add some non-era parts to make the contact points consistent with my other bikes: Keo pedals, Pro carbon bars, Phenom saddle, and Cane Creek levers.



I am extremely happy with all 3 bikes. They each have unique identities, but I would be happy to jump on any of them to do a century or training ride.
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Old 03-26-2011, 07:52 PM
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Really cool collection.
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Old 03-26-2011, 08:25 PM
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dude, that Merckx is the schizzle ! ! ! ! ! ! !


Another Ti Merckx here

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Old 03-27-2011, 09:11 AM
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As another member of the Clydsdale club (6-5) it is good to see well thought out normal size bikes. Can you share any dimensions? I am always interested in what others are riding. Yours look great.

Mike
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:29 AM
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Cool collection. Now show us her three.
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:25 PM
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I know it's not structurally necessary . . .

. . .but that large weave on the Tarmac really looks cool.

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Old 04-02-2011, 04:20 PM
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. . .but that large weave on the Tarmac really looks cool.

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I dig it, too.

Nice collection of bikes. Something for every mood!
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Old 04-02-2011, 05:09 PM
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Met Tim last year at Paso Robles CA. I think Tim is going to ride that tour this year. Nice guy for sure,
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