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    Quote Originally Posted by mchacon01 View Post
    Wow, that Trek is pretty hot. The color scheme is sweet. I'd probably go with a white saddle/bar tape but that's just me being loud. The wheelset is damn nice... What model Madone is this?
    Thanks! Like opengun said, it is a 5.2 Here is an updated pic. The stickers on the wheels had to go. Too many for my taste.


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    Intense Fenix - not bad for $800
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    Quote Originally Posted by runningDoc View Post
    AAAAMMMEEERRRIKKK-AAAA!

    I'm not making fun of the bike, for I also own and ride a version of the ultimate USA F-U to the biking establishment.

    do you still ride yours a lot? how does it compare to the newer compact carbon frames (with taped headtubes, obese bottom brackets)?
    Doc,
    I ride both Treks on a regular basis, 150 miles/wk and rotate them every six months or so. Geometry is slightly different on each. I love them both.

    I don't think they give a thing away to compact frames. Perhaps a few grams in weight and nothing in torsional stiffness. I am 6' 2" and near 200 lbs, strong legs and I can't flex either one enough to get chain rub out of the saddle in a climb. My loaner is a Specialized Allez, about 8 years old and I can get chain rub in a climb with that fat tube aluminum. But I haven't ridden a compact frame and do not intend to. I guess I'm old school and sloped top tubes offend my sensibilities a little.

    In regards to the loud colors....I did not build them to make a statement, I bought them (about 6 yrs apart) because I was bored looking at black bikes and they were cutting edge in design and materials at the time. But if I had been wanting to make a statement, I could not have chosen any better than stars and stripes.
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    this is looking to be one hot bike! pics when build is finished please.



    that frame paint is actually very intricate its better appreciated on a larger pic. its nice you got one of the last "traditional" geometry high end carbon treks. luckily there is still a lot you can buy on ebay ect since people assume that compact is the way to go and want to go with the trends. i have a feeling the trend will swing right back to traditional in this new decade, just on aesthetics alone.



    Quote Originally Posted by OLBKR View Post
    Doc,
    I ride both Treks on a regular basis, 150 miles/wk and rotate them every six months or so. Geometry is slightly different on each. I love them both.

    I don't think they give a thing away to compact frames. Perhaps a few grams in weight and nothing in torsional stiffness. I am 6' 2" and near 200 lbs, strong legs and I can't flex either one enough to get chain rub out of the saddle in a climb. My loaner is a Specialized Allez, about 8 years old and I can get chain rub in a climb with that fat tube aluminum. But I haven't ridden a compact frame and do not intend to. I guess I'm old school and sloped top tubes offend my sensibilities a little.

    In regards to the loud colors....I did not build them to make a statement, I bought them (about 6 yrs apart) because I was bored looking at black bikes and they were cutting edge in design and materials at the time. But if I had been wanting to make a statement, I could not have chosen any better than stars and stripes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by runningDoc View Post


    this is looking to be one hot bike! pics when build is finished please.



    that frame paint is actually very intricate its better appreciated on a larger pic. its nice you got one of the last "traditional" geometry high end carbon treks. luckily there is still a lot you can buy on ebay ect since people assume that compact is the way to go and want to go with the trends. i have a feeling the trend will swing right back to traditional in this new decade, just on aesthetics alone.
    Doc,
    I agree with you regarding the future of compact frames versus traditional.

    In regards to the Colnago buildup, I will be happy to share details when complete. It has become an interesting project. I bought the frame 30 years ago from Licktons in oak Park, Illinois along with a Campy Super Record Groupo. I spent a great deal of time just admiring the intricate details of the Columbus SL paper thin butted tubing,chromed cutout lugs, pencil thin seatstays. Even the chromed dropouts, front and rear are Campagnolo and so marked. Perhaps this was common for Campy to supply frame parts in addition to groupos to high end Italian builders in those days. I was just not aware of it until recently discovered.

    In light of how hard I was riding in those days and being 6"2" and nearly 200 lbs, I decided I needed something beefier. So I ordered a Schwinn Paramount frame through George Garner Cyclery in Northbrook, Ill. I built it up with the Campy Groupo and rode it for many years. It was totaled one day by T-boning a Doberman and replaced with another Paramount, moved the groupo and put on many more miles. Finally, after buying the yellow Trek and building it with Dura-Ace components, I retired the Paramount, stripped it and put the Campy bits away.

    All this time, the Colnago languished in the attic, in the box it came in, waiting patiently. I recently came across it and decided it was time to give it its due. After all this time, it's still new, never been ridden and I find myself admiring it once again as a work of art more than a working machine.

    Now i find myself in the same somewhat uncomfortable situation that I experienced 30 years ago. When finished will I be able to bring myself to ride it? I'm not sure. It may end up on the wall or in the hands of a serious collector. In any case, for now, I am enjoying the pleasure of creation.
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    Got this 3 days before Christmas. It was my birthday/Christmas/anniversary/etc. present.
    I went to the bike shop looking to get either a Felt F75 or Cannondale CAAD 10. Came home with a Specialized Tarmac Elite with SRAM Apex components.
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    Sweet Tarmac. I think you made the right choice
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    Got this 3 days before Christmas. It was my birthday/Christmas/anniversary/etc. present.
    I went to the bike shop looking to get either a Felt F75 or Cannondale CAAD 10. Came home with a Specialized Tarmac Elite with SRAM Apex components.
    Much better bike than a felt f75 or a dale CAAD 10.Dam that is a sweet sweet bike.

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    Given that I have updated a few things since the last time I either cleaned or took a picture of the bikes, I might as well add them up here again. Pict. from today.




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    Quote Originally Posted by ********** View Post
    Intense Fenix - not bad for $800
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    $ 800 for only frame right? That wheelset is alone $ 1,100... Anyway beautiful bike...

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    Mine definitely doesn't beat the Look and the Time, those are two very sexy french bikes.

    Chinese fm015 carbon frame. Current weight is 16.5 pounds.


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    those are the thinnest seat stays I've ever seen
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve90068 View Post
    those are the thinnest seat stays I've ever seen
    thin seat stays, thick chain stays:

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    First Post, Hello All, Great Forum, Current Ride with New Wheels.


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    Lost 50+lbs riding this beauty this year. Looking to upgrade to a 54cm Cervelo S1, once I can find one for sale.


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    Its gonna be a good year here on bike forums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzguRR View Post
    $ 800 for only frame right? That wheelset is alone $ 1,100... Anyway beautiful bike...
    Thanks! It was $800 for the complete setup - SRAM Force, Ksyrium Elites (which I sold), EC90 stem/post/bars

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve90068 View Post
    those are the thinnest seat stays I've ever seen
    They are wider from the back, but yes they are very thin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdays View Post
    Either clean that rig or get it out of the family room. Beautiful bike.

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    She's been posted before, but made a few changes (inc. wheels) and thought I'd update:



    also, my lady's ride:



    I'd get a better camera, but that'd leave less $ for bikes
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjump View Post
    She's been posted before, but made a few changes (inc. wheels) and thought I'd update:
    What's up with your fit? Is your seatpost really backwards?
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