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    first bike I've seen that I actually liked the K10 wheels....and I REALLY like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve90068 View Post
    first bike I've seen that I actually liked the K10 wheels....and I REALLY like it.

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    Thanks.

    I agree they'd look a little funny on a CF frame, but when mated to a Ti frame the K10s really pop visually. If you look closely, Lynskey's seatpost collar is also black with a silver milled-out portion as well. Functional, and brings the whole thing together really nicely.
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    changed to a specialized riva saddle with body geometry
    schwalbe ultremo zx red striped tires
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    flipped and lowered the stem
    hopefully next pic will include some SOUL 4.0sl wheels in white
    this is a pic after todays commute back and forth to work

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    Does it count if it is still in pieces? haha. Should be fully built by next Friday!

    Frame: 6 Series Madone
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    Handlebar: xxx lite
    Other: Madone seat cap, Cane Creek bearings all around

    Parts on the way
    Components: I'm guessing i'll throw on Sram Force. Maybe get something a tad cheaper. I cant make up my mind yet. Maybe even Shimano..who knows...
    Wheels: Bontrager Race Xtra Lite (RXL)



    Will update in the next week as parts (including custom graphics) start to be applied.


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    I'm really digging that frame. Usually I dislike the decals, but, well, clearly that isn't a issue here ;D
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    we all know badasses go with chris king headsets... are you a badass or weaksauce?

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    Quote Originally Posted by c_mack9 View Post
    changed to a specialized riva saddle with body geometry
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    hopefully next pic will include some SOUL 4.0sl wheels in white
    this is a pic after todays commute back and forth to work
    That saddle looks painful. Whatever is going on there, it probably isn't right.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherblock View Post
    I'm really digging that frame. Usually I dislike the decals, but, well, clearly that isn't a issue here ;D
    Thank you! I'm not a huge fan of crazy decals either. This bike is going to get two Trek decals then i'll call it a day. Nothing too big or boring. Subtle decals is the look im going for. Subtly is actually going to be the look of the bike. It will most likely be 'storm trooper'd out'. I also know everyone has white on black bikes but it just so happens the parts im buying only come in black...or white...haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPete View Post
    That saddle looks painful. Whatever is going on there, it probably isn't right.
    its a whole lot better than having my taint mashed on for the entire ride.

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    Running saddles like this can be dangerous, they can throw you off your bike easier compared to flat saddle, as they offer lesser leverage, especially during hard braking. Rule of thumb with bike fitters, saddle must be flat, some offset is okay, but your offset seems alot.

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    thought its bout time i show my bikes on here just finished putting my new time together its a big difference to ride over the derosa.
    just waiting for the matching time stem to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmcdam View Post
    That is one hot looking bike
    Thanks! I purchased the frame not too long ago and just completed the build within the past couple of months. I am REALLY enjoying this bike. I built this with the purpose to start transitioning from riding mainly trails on my hardtail 29er to riding road. I really don't think I could have found a more perfect bike to make that transition overall a seamless one, and not mention, a joy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drb View Post
    thought its bout time i show my bikes on here just finished putting my new time together its a big difference to ride over the derosa.
    just waiting for the matching time stem to come.

    the new bike


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    without a doubt, the hottest bike in this page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c_mack9 View Post
    its a whole lot better than having my taint mashed on for the entire ride.
    Yeah, but there's no reason for the angle to be that extreme. I'm not a pro, but if you have your saddle tilted that far there's something wrong with the fit, your saddle choice, or both. That position will actually force you to either 1. slide forward on your saddle, mashing on the taint MORE, or 2. force you to waste energy pushing your body uphill to the sweet spot of the saddle. Might be time to treat yourself to a pro fit.

    Since the late Sheldon Brown has much more cred in this department than I do, here we go:

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon
    Angle

    The angle of the saddle should be pretty close to horizontal. Some men prefer the front to be slightly higher than the rear; some women prefer the front slightly lower than the rear, but extreme angles should be avoided.

    If the saddle is nosed up too far, it is likely to increase pressure on the soft tissues, and cause all sorts of problems.

    If the saddle is tilted down in front, the rider will tend to slide forward onto the narrower part of the saddle. Women who are riding on saddles that were designed for men frequently tilt their saddles down. This will relieve some of the discomfort from the saddle itself, but creates new problems: The downward slope of the saddle causes the rider to tend to slide forward, and this can only be counteracted by pressure on the hands. Thus, poorly-angled saddles often are the cause of wrist, shoulder and neck problems, due to carrying too much of the rider's weight on the hands.
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    My Bike....with new Dura Ace 7900/ Ultegra 6700mix.


    All the components that came off will be used to build a beater/crit bike....


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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPete View Post
    Yeah, but there's no reason for the angle to be that extreme. I'm not a pro, but if you have your saddle tilted that far there's something wrong with the fit, your saddle choice, or both. That position will actually force you to either 1. slide forward on your saddle, mashing on the taint MORE, or 2. force you to waste energy pushing your body uphill to the sweet spot of the saddle. Might be time to treat yourself to a pro fit.

    Since the late Sheldon Brown has much more cred in this department than I do, here we go:
    i live in a small town and dont really have a pro fit as an option. i tilted it because my gel chamois bunches up in the middle and causes mass discomfort. hopefully when i can get some new bibs, i can fix the saddle. this is hopefully temporary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c_mack9 View Post
    i live in a small town and dont really have a pro fit as an option. i tilted it because my gel chamois bunches up in the middle and causes mass discomfort. hopefully when i can get some new bibs, i can fix the saddle. this is hopefully temporary.
    There lies your problem...

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    RedLeg that crankset burns my eyes. Otherwise nice SLC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slims_s View Post
    There lies your problem...
    im aware. im new and that is the only bibs i have. i'll get some more when i get the extra cash, they arent cheap...

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    4 out of 6 bikes in this thread need their steerer tube cut. I see this more and more, especially here in BF, and I am beginning to wonder if it some kinds of new trend. Now, I know some people take pictures and post them right after they build the bike up before they are completely fitted,but the frequency in which I am seeing this makes me wonder. Same going on locally too.
    Arguing with ignorant people is an exercise in futility. They will bring you down to their level and once there they will beat you with their overwhelming experience.

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    mine isnt cut because i dont know if thats where i want to keep it or not. since im a beginner i probably will want to upgrade my aluminum bike in a couple of years so i might just never cut it for resell sakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c_mack9 View Post
    i might just never cut it for resell sakes.
    I think this is getting to be a bigger part of the uncut-steerer thing. As much as we tout "you must get the right fit!" around here, people are loathe to cut a steerer too much just in case a future buyer finds it to be too low.

    I've cut mine, but only down to the spacers I have available, and with a 1 cm spacer on top of the stem -- just as Easton recommends for their carbon steerer-equipped forks. Some people might think that it's uncut because it isn't slammed down to the headset, but it's still only 2 cm above that.

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    Nice, but if you remove just one decal it would probably be <15 pounds. ;-)

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    Lol...how did I know that was coming?

    Believe it or not...all the decals are clear coated. I would have loved to pull some of the wheel logos off.
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    I <3 Robots, looks nice. I feel like the stem should be black with all-black-bartape on the bars, and the seatpost should be white with a white saddle. It's just the frame colors that tell me that, it would be horribly against the fred-code

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