I did some updates to my 5200 recently. I almost sold it twice, and my friend borrowed it for the last 9 months. I finally sold him all the stuff I didn't want off of it, and I put stuff on it I wanted. I think it will be a nice training bike now, and a good crit racer, with my Spinergys on it. These Rolfs weigh a ton, but I love how they are bomb proof, and they look quite nice on it. Here is a short timeline.
When I got it. For the most part. It did have new bars, and a stem upgrade.
then some modding went on.
Now it's newest incarnation. Scrapped all the Shimano, went with Sram Force, and removed the chainstay sticker for a carbon protector, and then I got a Reynolds Ouzo Aero fork for cheap, and put the hand me down saddle from my Cervelo on, reverted back to alloy bars, and cages. Shown with MTB pedals, I have another set of Speedplays on the way for it. I think the seat needs to be blue, or at least have blue accents, but I had this one sitting around. I don't think it looks too bad.
However, it is just my backup bike for training, and crit races now. It's a much better bike now than when I started, but it's no Cervelo......
I hope they are colorful enough for Lectron.
That USPS trek looks 100% better than it's original form. Honestly I think the BIGGEST improvement was removing the shimano sticker on the chain-stay and adding the new front fork. I am not a fan of those ROLF wheels just because I never got into that gaped spoke pattern.
Your right, it is no cervelo, but it is one hell of a nicer bike than it was b4. Good job not offing it the few times you were thinking about it.
12' SuperiorLite SL Pro w/ Sram Rival | 10' SuperiorLite SL Club w/ Sram Force | 06' Giant FCR (Dropbar) w/ Shimano 5700 | 10' GT Avalanche 3.0 Disc
a black saddle, black bar tape, and your spinergy wheels would make that the best looking USPS OCLV i have ever seen.
edit: i did like the kcnc crankset better but i am guessing the rings are on the cervelo...
Your bike looks great..Making a system six not look great is the closest thing to impossible
As for my merlin...It's my training bike and Ti...don't need no paint
CF bikes are already painted, and I would have chosen a color for that paint...That's all
But there again...When I'm on the bike, I'm on the bike....Not a freakin catwalk......
....wouldn't make it a cool bike.
A system Six would be a cool bike no matter what paint....
As all my bikes are Titanium, I have to admit I only have two of'em painted...One only partial.
I just don't find it practical (or worth it) having all my bikes done with several hundred $$ custom jobs...
2010 Fuji Roubaix ACR 1.0 w/ full Shimano 105. First bike, can't wait!!
2010 Fuji Roubaix ACR 1.0; Full Shimano 105
[QUOTE=Soloist Assassin;12155596]I just love how you constantly contradict yourself.....
Don't we all at one time or the other?
Cannondale CAAD9 | SRAM Rival/Force