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Old 03-22-14, 04:28 PM   #1
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My new baby got some bling

I bought an used carbon stem / dropbar combo and nice Dura Ace brifters. They work well and look great on my Kestrel. I also installed decent Ultegra calipers but still need to install some teflon coated (white) cables. I rode my baby to the Potomac today since it's in the low 70s. The only part lacking on performance is here engine... I'll have to adjust the front derailleur but I like that it does not require trimming with the DA brifters.


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I like it. Just one little suggestion; could you leave it at my doorstep for a few days?
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Adding personal upgrades makes a bike truely yours. It is a comfort to know the bike is just like you want it.
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Nice looking bike.
It will ride really nice after you flip the stem.
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Your Cane Creek cap is crooked.
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Your Cane Creek cap is crooked.
Quite true but my head tilts oddly so it looks ok to me.

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Nice looking bike.
It will ride really nice after you flip the stem.
I must have posted to 42 by mistake. It is on my list just a few lines below loose 50 lbs. The new CF stem is actually much more level that what I had installed earlier.

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Adding personal upgrades makes a bike truely yours. It is a comfort to know the bike is just like you want it.
In my case I built from the frameset. I did, however, originally have my go-to bar end shifters. The thrill this time is getting some good brifters and stem/dropbars that matched at an extreme discount.

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I like it. Just one little suggestion; could you leave it at my doorstep for a few days?
You ride a 59 / 60 cm frame? Come down my way and I'll ride my other bulid, a Lemond, while you ride the Kestrel. You might want to wait until I can ride 30+ rides or it might be short visit.
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