Thanks for the support all! finally got my new road bike!
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    Thanks for the support all! finally got my new road bike!

    Thanks for all the advices guys! I've finally picked up my road bike.

    Here are some pictures. As everyone "instructed" on others, I have removed the reflector on the wheels and seat post. I just saw another post for the bashing on cassette protector..... here is mine! + my gf tassajara







    plus pics of my car with my new bike rack. I just had to go all out!






    any suggestion on my new bike!?

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    That's the same bike I bought last year! Except mine has OCLV carbon stays instead of TCT, and the dork disk was clear instead of black.

    It's a pretty sweet bike though. I've gotten about 1700 miles on mine, and everything is as solid as a rock on it still.

    Good choice!

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    Enjoy!
    Before you criticize someone walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them you'll be a mile away & you'll have their shoes.

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    looks pretty good... for a Twreck... ;) jk

    I like the look, does it ride as good as it looks??

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    nice bike, nice car

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    It's pretty

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    Thanks for the compliments and comments.

    It does ride very smooth and nice. I was debating between Felt, Lemond Alpe D'huez and this model. I really hated the experience at local bike shop with Felts. It was battle between lemond and trek and I decided to go with Trek as it was bit cheaper plus I really liked the look of it. I haven't been any other higher end bikes but I definitely did like it over rides on the trek 1500.

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    Congrats on the bike. Looks great!

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    Is that your first road bike? Regardless, it is a nice one.

    "Warning" beware of garage, don't drive bike into garage. Many have done it.

    Good Luck
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    In a few weeks you'll look at your bike and wonder how can I make in lighter
    I did my Trek 5000 like this... pedals Look sprints... tires Rubino Pros...seat San marco Caymono.... all that was almost a pound! Now if I could just get some Neuvation wheels in Canada I would be down another pound!

    Just kidding! the parts on that bike will last you years, have fun.
    My kickstand is busted.

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    Yes it is my first road bike. I made a little hanger with lanyard to hang my garage opener everytime I go out and ride. I always open my sunroof everytime I put my bike on top also..

    I've seen pictures of people runnign into garage and it's no FUN!

    thanks for the comments!

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    Congatulations, very pretty bike! Leave the dork disk on for a while and have some fun. It's a great cloaking device on group rides—makes people think you're slow even if you're not . . .

    Small suggestion: pull up the left-hand (front derailleur) shifter cable loop so it's above and supported by the right-hand loop. You want the cable to leave the shifter at 90 degrees, not at an angle.

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    Interesting. I'll have to check my cables tonight.

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    trek

    i'm guessing if you've ridden it yet, you can't wait to ride it again. congrats on the new ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wim
    Congatulations, very pretty bike! Leave the dork disk on for a while and have some fun. It's a great cloaking device on group rides—makes people think you're slow even if you're not . . .

    Small suggestion: pull up the left-hand (front derailleur) shifter cable loop so it's above and supported by the right-hand loop. You want the cable to leave the shifter at 90 degrees, not at an angle.
    thanks for the advice! I'm still wondering what the "dork plate" does and why people say to take it off? could you please explain?

    fixed the cable, thanks!

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    It keeps your RD out of the spokes. Of course as long as your RD is adjusted properly its not required.
    My kickstand is busted.

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    I'ts fun to see someone new joining the sport

    Congrats on your new ride, very nice, nice car too! A friend of mine at work just got a new bike so he had to show me out at the bike rack. He was very proud of his "race bike". I gave him the advice about the reflectors and the dork disk but I said the things that absolutely must go are the plastic adapters that are attatched to the pedals to enable people without cycling shoes to test ride the bike at the store. Anyway it's great to see new folks so enthusiastic. Many happy miles to you.
    " He was so ticked off, he live-birthed a litter of warthogs and sicced 'em on those guys."

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    Long-winded explanation.

    Quote Originally Posted by ex2k4
    thanks for the advice! I'm still wondering what the "dork plate" does and why people say to take it off? could you please explain?
    The "dork disk" is also known as a spoke protector. Without it, a chain jumping off the largest rear cog could wedge itself between the cog and the hub flange, damaging the spoke heads and possibly the hub flange. A wedged chain could also kick the derailleur around backwards, damaging it, have it damage the spokes further out from the hub and possibly the frame's seatstay and/or chainstay.

    Most so-called serious cyclist make sure that the chain will never jump off the largest rear cog. They do that by learning how to adjust the appropriate limit screw of their rear derailleur and checking that adjustment from time to time. They believe they don't need a spoke protector and take it off. Because of that, the absence of a spoke protector has generally come to mean "serious cyclist."

    But of course, there are always exceptions and nuances. I've seen very fast, smooth and experienced riders who were too lazy and unconcerned about their image to take their dork disk off, just as there are beginners who insist to have theirs taken before they leave the bike shop with their new bike. Your bike being new and all that, I'd leave the thing on until everything on your bike had time to bed in just so, and you've had a chance to become familiar with some basic adjustments.

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