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    Looks fast! Did you paint polka dots on the rims and crank? I'd like to see some close ups of those details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qmsdc15 View Post
    Looks fast! Did you paint polka dots on the rims and crank? I'd like to see some close ups of those details.
    On a rainy day I sat with a hole punch and red reflective tape. I was bored.
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    Further note...I realize the red bar tape is a bit over-board, but my future plan is to look for the old style Profile marble effect (1980's style), in red and black.
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    Reflective stickers, excellent!

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    from diff. angles....

    Isabel necessary on a bike?

    I swapped to a Deore shifter as the stock Sram has a 1:1 actuation ratio but the Shimano Rear Deraileur is 2:1

    I like Moss.

    Last edited by giantcfr1; 10-17-10 at 09:38 AM.
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    I like the red dots too. And the red bar tape. And the red tires. And the red cages. Where did you find that chain stay protector? Nice looking bike.
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    That bike looks sweet!

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    Ditch the handlebar tape. Get some lock-on grips! I've used thick handlebar tape on flat bars. It works but grips work better.

    I dig the red tires and I've never seen the camo Cannondale mark. That alone sets your bike apart from any I've seen but the other details even more so. Thanks for the close ups!

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    Also, very nice pictures!

    Straighten up that bell. We don't want to see the bolts and brackets!

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    Forgot to mention, great backgrounds! Can you go back at night and shoot with flash?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrierman View Post
    ...Where did you find that chain stay protector?...
    The chain stay protector is a Cannondale genuine product. I bought it at my local MTB shop for about $11us.
    Since the beginning of this year we've been getting so many incredible looking Cannondale accessories here in Japan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qmsdc15 View Post
    Ditch the handlebar tape. Get some lock-on grips! I've used thick handlebar tape on flat bars. It works but grips work better.

    I dig the red tires and I've never seen the camo Cannondale mark. That alone sets your bike apart from any I've seen but the other details even more so. Thanks for the close ups!
    The handlebar tape is an experiment at the moment for me. I did go to the MTB shop and found the perfect set of lock-ons. Black with red annodised locking rings and the New York skyline in the actual grip. A number of factors are standing in my way right now from buying them. Main reasons are the bar-ends which I want to keep on and space on the handlebars. Although it was suggested to cut the grips, I'd rather wait until I work out a cleaner solution.

    The Cannondale decals are also reflective at night. I took the pic from an angle so the sun would show the writing, but in normal light it's actually difficult to see.

    The garden in the background is my front entrance. I only own a mobile phone camera, so the flash option unfortunately would come out like poo poo. I'll borrow a better camera and try a night shot.

    Thankyou to all of you for your nice and helpful comments.
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    Yeah, now that I think about it, I probably used bar tape on flat bars for the same reason, limited space. I was kinda joking about shooting with flash, you don't really need to do that for my sake! I just wanted to see the polka dots glow.

    The reflective yet hard to see in daytime graphics are cool. I had a Kona with glow in the dark decals and the grips glowed too. Not practical, like reflective decals, the glow in the dark did not provide illumination, I only really noticed the glow when I brought the bike indoors at night, but it was a kinda cool if whimsical feature of that bike.

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    That's really a GREAT looking bike ---- very unique.... I like the tape, as it seems to fit the theme.........

    Looks like the Cannondale dealer is due for a visit, to see about that chainstay protector ----- wonder if they come in black??????

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    Quote Originally Posted by qmsdc15 View Post
    ... you don't really need to do that for my sake! I just wanted to see the polka dots glow. ...
    No worries, I wanted to try it anyway so here it is... (including my finger over the lens in the first and last shot)



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    To be perfect, it needs red dots on the chainrings. You are very very close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrierman View Post
    To be perfect, it needs red dots on the chainrings. You are very very close.
    I'll be onto that this weekend.
    Maybe not totally around the chainring...I may just go for a scatter effect coming off the crank. I'll sleep on it.
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    My bike in it's preferred habitat, namely the fields.


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    Great pic. We don't have too many cows around here. Just rice fields.
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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
    Great pic. We don't have too many cows around here. Just rice fields.
    We have both here, and I am pretty sure the rice fields are fertilized with night soil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
    Great pic. We don't have too many cows around here. Just rice fields.
    I like the setting of the pic, but the quality isn't all that because it was taken with my cellphone.
    I am allergic to cellphones that cost more than $100 so the camera on it isn't great.
    Taking my actual camera with me while riding isn't an option either, so it'll have to do.

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    are thoes polka dots actually reflectors?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Law View Post
    are thoes polka dots actually reflectors?
    Yep, I used a hole punch with some reflective tape. d(^.^)

    I used strips on my old Giant (RIP) on the flat spokes. They worked much better...


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    THAT looks cool.
    You never had any cars ridin' by your side to keep looking?

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