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Old 04-14-11, 05:27 AM   #1
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It's arrived, it's lovely, and...

...it rides like a freakin' dream! Davis Phinney Serotta, courtesy of facilitation by BBM. Rear hub is Uniglide, but there's a new 126OLD HG freehub on the way so I can mess with the gearing more easily (a 42/21 combo just won't cut it in these Virginia hills!).

Bar tape has been replaced since these pics with my favorite brand O' softy gel stuff, and there's new brake cables and yellow housing on it now. Tires are like new (heck, the whole BIKE is like new), but sadly the Avocet saddle is pretty much down the tubes. Any ideas on a yellow saddle? I've been looking at the Selle Italia flow gel, but suggestions would be appreciated.




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Old 04-14-11, 05:31 AM   #2
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Congrats!

I really like this one.

Bet she rides great.
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Old 04-14-11, 05:49 AM   #3
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Doc, that is a beauty! Can you hear me whistling in NH? Wow!

IIRC, you don't care for Brooks? The Violet Colt I'm running on the SR500 comes in a mustard yellow. Not as flashy, and not an exact match, but would compliment the C&V nature of the frame.

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great looking bike. so these were Davis Phinney brand bikes built by Serrota?
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Old 04-14-11, 06:08 AM   #5
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I've no idea about the comfort, but it looks like it would be a good match to your new bike.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Gipiemme-Nitrec-...item4aaa3fd2c2


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Or this one appears to be the same as your current saddle, just trimmed in blue instead of red.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Avocet-O2-Yellow...item415888f8b0
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Sweet looking bike. If you go to the saddles section of ebay and search for yellow you'll get lots of options.
http://sporting-goods.shop.ebay.com/....c0.m270.l1313
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You need one of these:
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I'm not feeling any better about passing on it, but I sure am glad for you. Wow.

Saddles, in yellow, I can think of 3 yellers, right now, including one that I'd envisioned on there while I was drooling.
Selle Italia Genuine Gel Trimatic
Selle Italia Genuine Gel Flite (narrower and longer)
Selle Italia Gel Flow SLR. I just got one of these, and it's very comfortable (unlike the old SLR) and nearly as light.
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Bike looks great!!

Personally I would go black saddle (Turbo or Rolls) tape and cables.
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cool bike. like the tires!
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...it rides like a freakin' dream! Davis Phinney Serotta, courtesy of facilitation by BBM.
I made a point of not taking this one for a ride before I moved it along. It is my size, and I just didn't need to deal with the temptation.

Personally, I'd de-yellow it a bit and go either white or black on the bars and tape. But if you're looking for a classic yellow saddle:
http://www.probikekit.com/us/contact...le-saddle.html

Or, saddle and matching tape:
http://www.probikekit.com/us/contact...-bar-tape.html
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I made a point of not taking this one for a ride before I moved it along. It is my size, and I just didn't need to deal with the temptation.

Personally, I'd de-yellow it a bit and go either white or black on the bars and tape. But if you're looking for a classic yellow saddle:
http://www.probikekit.com/us/contact...le-saddle.html

Or, saddle and matching tape:
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Best looking yellow saddle:

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-SAN-MARCO-SA...f#ht_838wt_907

This one isn't bad, but the seller is kind of a schmuck from my limited dealings with him...

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/2320387378.html

By the way...bike is totally 100% awesome. i LOVE the yellow (which is my favorite bike color next to orange).
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I'm with BBM, I'd de-yellow it. Cool bike anyway you look at it though.
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Bike looks great!!

Personally I would go black saddle (Turbo or Rolls) tape and cables.
Agreed, and agreed. Black saddles are never out of style. I have Rolls saddles on all my rides, and I know BBM swears by Regals, so there are a couple options.

I saw this beauty before BBM shipped it off, and as great as the photos are, it looks even better in person. Congrats on a good score.
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ZOINKS!!! Nice.
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I'm not feeling any better about passing on it, but I sure am glad for you. Wow.

Saddles, in yellow, I can think of 3 yellers, right now, including one that I'd envisioned on there while I was drooling.
Selle Italia Genuine Gel Trimatic
Selle Italia Genuine Gel Flite (narrower and longer)
Selle Italia Gel Flow SLR. I just got one of these, and it's very comfortable (unlike the old SLR) and nearly as light.
A classic yellow Selle Italia Turbo saddle will also look great!

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Wow! Nice bike!
+1 on the turbo saddle. a classic Flite would also look sharp.
I think Yellow would look great, but red, black or blue (with matching bar tape) would set it off as well.
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Thanks for all of the suggestions. I may just go for the Flow Gel SLR. I like the looks of the Selle Success V2 saddles and the embroidery kinda fits the graphics. For the price, I could get one in blue and one in yellow. The Sub was yellow and red, so I've already been down that path, am thinking possibly yellow and blue.

But the all yellow just makes me happy.
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Very nice, you almost did not get it
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Beautiful bike! 58cm?
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Who wrapped the bars?
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