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Old 06-22-11, 11:27 AM   #18051
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Great looking Six!

And about those decals, my brother felt the same way with his 2010 EC90s; so they look like this now.



That looks pretty awesome! How did he do that? Is it just laid over...or was it actually sanded down? The clear that Easton uses looks pretty thick.
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Old 06-22-11, 11:34 AM   #18052
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Those aren't ghost decals; acetone + elbow grease got it done. Once you get a section of the decals beginning to peel, its much easier afterwards. Just continue to rub acetone over the corresponding letters to weaken the clear coat and peel away.
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Old 06-22-11, 08:55 PM   #18053
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15.07lbs
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Old 06-23-11, 12:42 AM   #18054
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Those aren't ghost decals; acetone + elbow grease got it done. Once you get a section of the decals beginning to peel, its much easier afterwards. Just continue to rub acetone over the corresponding letters to weaken the clear coat and peel away.
Thanks for the tip!
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Old 06-23-11, 06:15 AM   #18055
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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
Correct, both by the Official Rules - Rule 17 and the (inferior) Rules of Velominati - Rule 8

Nice bike, by the way.
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Old 06-23-11, 07:50 AM   #18056
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six is great just the way it is
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Old 06-23-11, 10:15 AM   #18057
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...acetone + elbow grease got it done...continue to rub acetone over the corresponding letters to weaken the clear coat and peel away.
First, I don't know for certain if my caution is applicable to the resins used in carbon lay-up, but I know first hand the damage Acetone can do to ABS and other plastics. It may not be noticed with the eye, but after exposure to Acetone plastics become brittle. Based on my experience with plastics, I would avoid the use of Acetone on composites.

Feel free to show me other wise.
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Old 06-23-11, 11:40 AM   #18058
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Rock & Roll! urban high roller! It looks grim!
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Old 06-23-11, 01:48 PM   #18059
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Old 06-23-11, 04:58 PM   #18060
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Old 06-23-11, 07:14 PM   #18061
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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.
I agree, they really pop. That bike is timelessly gorgeous and sharply modern all at once.
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Old 06-23-11, 07:50 PM   #18062
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Old 06-23-11, 08:49 PM   #18063
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New Wilier Izoard XP with a Force/Rival Mix and Rol Race SL wheels (soon to be Soul CA5.0)

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i picked this up today for $475. its an '08 bikesdirect motobecane le champion, ultegra front derailleur and shifters, the rest is a 9-speed dura ace set. i'm hoping to make this a more commuter oriented bike, so I'm probably going to try and sell the spinergys. i am completely new to road bikes, so can anyone chime in and let me know if this was a good find?
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Old 06-23-11, 10:02 PM   #18065
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I would get rid of those wheels ASAP.
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Old 06-23-11, 11:15 PM   #18066
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'08 bikesdirect motobecane le champion
I love how you posted this in the SSFG forum too (and the gif is hilarious), haha
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Old 06-23-11, 11:29 PM   #18067
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I love how you posted this in the SSFG forum too (and the gif is hilarious), haha
lol, yeah, i usually only go on SSFG, and then i realized bikforums.net isn't limited to just SSFG
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Old 06-23-11, 11:30 PM   #18068
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I would get rid of those wheels ASAP.
planning to!
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Old 06-23-11, 11:38 PM   #18069
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^I wouldn't even sell them. There is no way I would want to take on the liability of the "death stars."
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Old 06-23-11, 11:46 PM   #18070
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Just a simple Trek 1.2 with 105 pedals, GP4000s tires and a new specialized saddle. I'm thinking of changing the bar tape to something other than white, but I really don't want to buy another saddle to make it match.
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I would get rid of those wheels ASAP.
If he doesn't, I'm sure the wheels will get rid of themselves. I think I've read some things somewhere, concluding these wheels to be pretty scary.
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Old 06-24-11, 08:19 AM   #18072
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^I wouldn't even sell them. There is no way I would want to take on the liability of the "death stars."
I am sure the fixie gang will eat them up.
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Old 06-24-11, 09:22 AM   #18073
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I am sure the fixie gang will eat them up.
Yeah there are plenty more hipsters should one be impaled by your wheel.
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This thread needs more bike porn.
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