My Bikes

I've been an avid cyclist since I was in my late teens, and I build my first serious road bike in my early 20's. Some time in the 90's, I tried mountain biking, and found that I enjoy it quite a bit. For me, it's a good way to cross-train that improves bike handling, gets different muscle groups into the action, and basically breaks the monotony that constant road riding can sometimes bring.

If you live in the DC metro area, be sure to check out my weekend loop, now available in both 60 and 45 mile versions.

Below you'll find a list of my current bikes (not counting Jessica's), and how I've built them up. You'll also find some links that I think are helpful.

My Stable

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Road

Mountain

Trek 5500 Road
Trek 5500 Road
Frame:Trek OCLV
Fork:Trek Carbon
Headset:Cane Creek S-3
Handebars:Deda 215 Anatomic, 46cm
Stem:Forte, 110mm
Saddle:Selle Italia Flite, white
Seatpost:American Classic, 235mm
Brakes:Shimano Dura Ace 7700
Shifters:Shimano Dura Ace STI 9-sp
Front Derailleur:Shimano Dura Ace 7700
Rear Derailleur:Shimano Dura Ace 7700
Crankset:Shimano Dura Ace 53/39, 172.5mm
Bottom Bracket:Shimano Ultegra 6500, 109.5 x 68
Pedals:Speedplay Zero Stainless, Team CSC edition
Chain:KMC X9SL
Cassette:Shimano Ultegra CS-6500, 12-27
Wheelset:Bontrager Race X-Lite, 2010
Skewers:Bontrager
Tires:Continental GP4000, 700x23
Weight:17lbs, 6oz
Mileage:1334.2 (74 rides)

* Retired

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