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ViperZ 03-18-06 11:24 AM

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/300...00largegx4.jpg

http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/5460/tuscanysa8.jpg


*Edited 2006/09/05/*

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/6...scanya2tg7.jpg

Recent Picture 3000km after

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/462...emediumqy7.jpg


This is a picture out my backdoor just now, It'll be a long time berfore a test ride of the Tuscany :(

http://img488.imageshack.us/img488/1...ackyard5hs.jpg

roadfix 03-18-06 12:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ViperZ
This is a picture out my backdoor just now, It'll be a long time berfore a test ride of the Tuscany :(

Oh boy.......I'm glad I live here..:D

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...an/BEACH01.jpg

BeeTL 03-18-06 12:58 PM

Things aren't so bad here, either.

:)

http://www.baynews9.com/images/wx/BN9_Whats_Ahead.JPG

ViperZ 03-18-06 01:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Fixer
Oh boy.......I'm glad I live here..:D

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...an/BEACH01.jpg

What a beautiful picture, I'm jealous :eek: :o ;)

ViperZ 03-18-06 01:15 PM

Got the Bottom bracket installed, and have set everything up. Just need to install the chain, wrap the bar tape and wait for pedals and the instrumentation.

I'm going to see about a Sram or Wipperman quick link for the chain, then I may have some pictures up of the whole bike.

ViperZ 03-18-06 03:31 PM

Well, with out further adieu, here she is.....

http://img455.imageshack.us/img455/9...canyf0c7ea.jpg

http://img354.imageshack.us/img354/2...canyf2c2ue.jpg

http://img354.imageshack.us/img354/7...canyf3c0kl.jpg

venga venga 03-18-06 03:40 PM

That is one great looking bike!!!

blandin 03-18-06 03:47 PM

The crowd grows silent as they behold the beauty before them, and are humbled in its presence.

Nice going ViperZ. May your snow melt soon and the sun shine brightly on your roads.

Mariner Fan 03-18-06 05:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blandin
The crowd grows silent as they behold the beauty before them, and are humbled in its presence.

Nice going ViperZ. May your snow melt soon and the sun shine brightly on your roads.

+100......Well done!

BeeTL 03-18-06 05:07 PM

Awesome...just beautiful.

You really had me considering the Firenze from Colorado Cyclist because of this (and FMW's) build. In the end, I had to pass because the geometry wasn't quite right...

Will you photograph my new bike for me?!!!

My photos are pretty lame by comparison...

:)

daytonian 03-18-06 05:27 PM

Absolute understated elegance. Wait till you ride in your first blazing sunset with it and the frame is glowing red/pink/gold from reflection of sky/sun! I got some new wall paper and ideas ;) Best looking bike I've seen man. Can't wait for the ride report (like I don't know how that's gonna turn out) ;)

Grasschopper 03-18-06 06:00 PM

Nice beater. ;) ROFLMAO

roadfix 03-18-06 06:35 PM

tight, groovy, pimpin, rad, cool, da bomb, bad, nice, etc.....:beer:

Bockman 03-18-06 06:39 PM

wow, this is so weird, my bike looks *exactly* like that.

kidding!~

nice freakin ride

Namenda 03-18-06 06:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Fixer
tight, groovy, pimpin, rad, cool, da bomb, bad, nice, etc.....:beer:

That about sums it up. Nice ride... :beer:

Stjtoday 03-18-06 06:58 PM

Your talent in photography only makes it look that much nicer.. May your snows melt fast so you can enjoy it.

55/Rad 03-18-06 07:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Fixer
tight, groovy, pimpin, rad, cool, da bomb, bad, nice, etc.....:beer:

Hehe, he said "rad".

Beautiful bike ViperZ. Now I'm glad the Tete wasn't done - I wouldn't have wanted to compete with that. ;)

55/Rad

ViperZ 03-18-06 07:24 PM

Thanks folks! I especially enjoyed the wishes for a quick snow melt :beer:

Thanks for everyone's help, support and friendship during the build. Your words and encouragement relating to everything in this article help drive the project to what it is today :)

I'm the one in awe to the inspiration from this group http://www.htguide.com/forum/images/..._notworthy.gif http://www.htguide.com/forum/images/..._notworthy.gif http://www.htguide.com/forum/images/..._notworthy.gif

cuda2k 03-18-06 07:27 PM

Fantastic finished product there ViperZ. One Litespeed I wouldn't mind being seen on that's for sure. And it's making me want my own Campy Record group for my very own too!

bluecd 03-18-06 07:38 PM

wow, that is a truely beautiful bike. turned out fantastic. when are you building the next one? i think you may have the time before the snow melts. :D

bluecd 03-18-06 07:46 PM

oh, are you able to weigh it? just curious.

55/Rad 03-18-06 07:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bluecd
....when are you building the next one?

Yea man, get off yer duff...:D

biker7 03-18-06 07:58 PM

Just beautiful.
Congrats!
George

jburnsdo 03-18-06 08:35 PM

Great Bike Great photography. ViperZ I'm really awed by your work of art and also by your photography. between you and Rad, I don't know who's the better photographer and ride-pimper.
BTW this is like the best thread ever. Not one Flip-it/yomama/Your bike sucks reference yet.

Fantastic

sleepystarz 03-18-06 11:20 PM

VERY Nice, she turned out excellent!! The decision to go black on the cables was a good one, it definately looks better than the Nokons for this build.

I must say, I was a little skeptical of the drop on the Zipp bars at first. The curve on them looked odd, but they look great now after being wrapped. I bet they're pretty light too. I've heard really good things about the Deda tape and will be using some myself.

Hope that damn snow melts soon, you're gonna gain a mph or two on your first ride from shear adrenalin and excitement :)

Billy


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