Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Per Request--Bike Porn


By popular demand, I have provided the following pics demonstrating how I've pimped my bike. Enjoy...

1. new clip-on aerobars (specially fitted to the bike with me on it)



2. Compact cranks to replace the triple ring (so no more knee pain b/c the angle from my hip to knee is straighter; yay!)
3. The whole kit and kaboodle. Isn't she sweet?

4. Modeling the bike in the new-and-improved aero position, of course.

5. Last, but not least, upgraded Look pedals. Very zippy.

12 comments:

JeffM said...

Looks good! I have Look pedals and they're great riding but the cleats are a challenge to walk with. How do the cranks feel performance-wise? Also sounds like you had a heck of a last couple weeks.

Jack said...

Sweet! I may have to pimp my ride too, that is, whenever I stop running long enought to ride it ;-)

DaveActive said...

Woohoo, bike porn! =D Cool pics, I'm interested to see how you like your compact crank as I've been thinking along those lines too. I went for the Look Keos too and only had one unclippable fall to date (heck, it's gonna happen sooner or later). Did you notice a jump in your avg mph with the bars yet or still getting used to them?

Jenö said...

Love the bike porn! Thanks! Good photos. I have Look pedals as well and I love them. Have you felt any difference in your neck/shoulders after riding the aerobars?

Mon said...

ohh i like it. It looks comfy!

Chris said...

Thank you for my daily dose. I feel like I need a cigarette. :)

Cliff said...

sweet......

DaveActive said...

Hey Rachel, thanks for the notes back on my site. So when do we get to see pics of you in a team kit screaming down the road in full aero tuck? Rawr!

Mike said...

Cha-ching!! I'm sure your wallet is a bit lighter but so worth it eh!? You'll be flying next season with the aero bars!

Jessi said...

But why don't you look happier about being on your bike? :)

And also, it is so not fair that you get legs like that.

Habeela said...

Ooh! Pretty Look pedals - those will be my upgrade next season.

Bolder said...

Oooooooo. bike porn. like a moth to a flame...

I have the same Cycleops mat under my trainer! I love that mat. How much? I thought about could I bring it to yoga in the off-season!

I have 50/34 FSA compact cranks on my road bike too! Everyone criticizes me for not going for a triple, and doing mountain passes on them... maybe I've just been avoiding knee pain!

Glad to hear the 'roids are cooperating... keep at it... you're doing great.