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Old 10-09-08, 09:09 PM   #1
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Crap

....so rowing is going well, and the off season has been treating me pretty well, but I still am not the least bit motivated to ride my bike next year.

Then I found this thing on eBay...



I still have very little (if any) motivation to race, but I can't wait to *ride* this thing.

I'm just hoping motivation to race (at least on the weekends I'm not doing Regattas) comes back now. I think I'll just stick to College races this Spring, but hey, it's something.

So...the real question here is..... I'm keeping the bike mostly as-is, but I'm going to put my bars, stem, and saddle on it. But..

What color bar tape, tires (on Black Ksyrium Elites, at least for training), cabling, and saddle does it get? I'm kinda thinking white tape, black tires w/ white stripes (Vittoria), white cables, a white saddle, and white cages.

Meh. I can't wait for this thing to get here! I am going to miss Mr. Felt, though...
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Old 10-09-08, 09:11 PM   #2
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its a specialized.
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Yeah... Specialized = good.
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Very nice bike. Hope you enjoy riding it.
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What crankset is that? It looks like Campy but seeing as how you have Force I'm guessing it's FSA?
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What crankset is that? It looks like Campy but seeing as how you have Force I'm guessing it's FSA?
Campag. Not FSA.
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Old 10-10-08, 03:43 AM   #8
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Yeah, it's Chorus... Serious drool over those cranksets.
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white saddle = white tape
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+ white hoods.
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What color bar tape, tires (on Black Ksyrium Elites, at least for training), cabling, and saddle does it get? I'm kinda thinking white tape, black tires w/ white stripes (Vittoria), white cables, a white saddle, and white cages.
What belt will you wear with it? It's a bike, not a Christmas tree. Don't decorate it; ride it.

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To ride?
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What belt will you wear with it? It's a bike, not a Christmas tree. Don't decorate it; ride it.



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+ white hoods.
You really can't do white hoods with white bar tape. Even if they happen to be the exact same shade of white, they don't stay that way.

I'd do gold bar tape with white hoods on that bike.
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What belt will you wear with it? It's a bike, not a Christmas tree. Don't decorate it; ride it.
What's the point in riding when you don't have the PRO-look?

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Crap
I'm wearing a shirt that says "crap" on it. Just thought I'd throw that out there.

Nice bike. If it makes you ride more, there can't be anything wrong with that.
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What belt will you wear with it? It's a bike, not a Christmas tree. Don't decorate it; ride it.

Scheduled Christmas bike is 2 months out. This is standard 4th quarter Fall bike.

To ride?
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Wait, what happened to all your other bikes?
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+ white hudz.
fixed.

Mine:
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You really can't do white hoods with white bar tape. Even if they happen to be the exact same shade of white, they don't stay that way.

I'd do gold bar tape with white hoods on that bike.
worked pretty well with my pinarello, circa 1990-93.
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+ white hoods.
Look at these "losers":







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pro riders have how much say on their hood/tape/seat/bike colors.....
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fixed.

Mine:
How are those Vuelta wheels?
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I'll let you know when I get the tires glue'd up... fit/finish is good though...
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