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    Quote Originally Posted by Skribb View Post
    It originally came with white tape and it bored me to tears. Literally, I was so bored I openly wept like a child.
    Yeah, I kind of figured it was white originally and you got bored of it. That lime green is a pretty drastic change though. Maybe something like this?

    bluewhitespiral.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by byrnemm View Post
    Yeah, I kind of figured it was white originally and you got bored of it. That lime green is a pretty drastic change though. Maybe something like this?

    bluewhitespiral.jpg
    I was pretty close to buying precisely that tape but I decided against it because even the slightest inconsistency in wrapping ruins the effect, as does the figure 8 around the shifters.

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    Without further ado, I present you my new S2.





    and the obligatory BF white garage door pic.

    I'm not sure if I like it better than my SLC, but it doesn't have a crack in the top tube, and it was free. For refference, here is the fallen comrade:

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    How rude....weight?
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    I use the elbow flick to let my wife know it's time for her to make me a samich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VA_Esquire View Post
    How rude....weight?
    Rude, what? I'm rolling out to the LBS here in a few to toss it on their scale, and see.

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    rude b/c you didnt send me one! haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by thump55 View Post
    I use the elbow flick to let my wife know it's time for her to make me a samich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VA_Esquire View Post
    rude b/c you didnt send me one! haha
    if I could I would.... everyone should have an S Series Cervelo. I gotta say I am glad how it turned out. It's almost like all the parts I bought were made for this frame. It all matches together nicely.

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    Those hoods look like wrist breakers. Hot looking bike otherwise though. Of course, it's no S5...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soloist Assassin View Post
    Without further ado, I present you my new S2.





    and the obligatory BF white garage door pic.

    I'm not sure if I like it better than my SLC, but it doesn't have a crack in the top tube, and it was free. For refference, here is the fallen comrade:

    I, for one, like it better. I liked your old ride and the paint job but the new one with the deep wheels is more stealthy. Big thumbs up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmore View Post
    Better pics would help.

    1.) put the bike in a shaded area with an even background (this is why so many people use garage doors.)
    2.) put chain in the big ring.
    3.) If possible, don't use a cell phone camera.
    I was in a bit of a hurry as I had to go to work. I don't have a garage, but I'll get better pictures with my actual camera when I have more time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soloist Assassin View Post
    Without further ado, I present you my new S2.
    So, are you gonna change your screen name to S2 Assassin now? hehe

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    It's no Venge, but it's definitely HOT! Shame about they boat anchor for a stem. Even my Ti bike rocks the lightweight 3T CARBON LTD...

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    6130g, or 13.5lbs is the official weigh via a Feedback Sports Alpine scale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHOOOSSHHH... View Post
    It's no Venge, but it's definitely HOT! Shame about they boat anchor for a stem. Even my Ti bike rocks the lightweight 3T CARBON LTD...

    That's only like a 10g difference. I'd like to get an Extralite at -30g, but the boat achor bars added like 100g over my Syntace bars, but I like them. At that point, I pretty much gave up on making it lighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreddyV View Post
    Nice work man! Did you have to get off the bike somewhere on De Muur? I know I had to riding the RVV. Was awesome though.
    Definately. Was hammering my 39/21 gear on the last cobblestone bit like a madman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soloist Assassin View Post
    That's only like a 10g difference. I'd like to get an Extralite at -30g, but the boat achor bars added like 100g over my Syntace bars, but I like them. At that point, I pretty much gave up on making it lighter.
    I've got the same bars on both my bikes. It's the only thing I will not change. They are the best!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHOOOSSHHH... View Post
    I've got the same bars on both my bikes. It's the only thing I will not change. They are the best!
    I cut 8g off of mine. You can see if you look at the SLC pic vs. the S2. That last inch or so is such a waste, and it looked goofy. Also my pars were rotated too high in the SLC pic, I changed it 2min into the next ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skribb View Post
    I had been playing with the seat angle since the saddle was ruthlessly antagonizing my giblets and was testing out a slight angle downward. I probably just need a better saddle since it seems most reviewers all agree the saddle is painful.



    Fair enough. When I get a chance maybe I'll edit the post and append some drive side images.



    Since the green bar tape makes the bike look glorious, I'm unsure which part you feel "makes no sense".



    Is this really necessary considering it will primarily be a commuting bike and I'm looking for a more upright riding position? The seating position to bar height (excluding the recent tinkering with seat angle) represents the setup I've found most comfortable. Is this not what I should use to dictate the setup?



    I'm not sure I understand this comment in conjunction with the statement "Most manufacturers have a max spacer limit due to the stresses too many spacers put on the fork steerer."

    The number of spacers on the stem was set by Scott. Are you saying that in this instance, Scott put more spacers on than they had engineered the stem to handle? Other than increased drag and apparently being uncool, is there a reason to remove the spacers provided it's safe to use them? I ask because the bike is primarily going to be a commuting bike and I'd like to maintain the more upright riding position if I can help it.
    Here is yet another example of some one who doesn't know where he/she is posting. No use defending your ugly bike. This thread is not about what works for you. As a matter of fact we don't even care how your bike rides, how you like it to look, how you look like or what your proportions are. You make your bike look good for this thread. Take a nice picture, post it, and then transform your bike back to the ugly thing that works for you. Capiche?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharrn View Post
    I was in a bit of a hurry as I had to go to work. I don't have a garage, but I'll get better pictures with my actual camera when I have more time.
    Cool. Presentation makes a big difference. I had a bike go from 'not' to 'hot' just because I re-photographed it.
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    I agree with the hood angle comment. Sick bike...but you are going to have some serious wrist problems with that angle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soloist Assassin View Post
    6130g, or 13.5lbs is the official weigh via a Feedback Sports Alpine scale.
    Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacemunky View Post
    I agree with the hood angle comment. Sick bike...but you are going to have some serious wrist problems with that angle
    Look at his avatar before inserting foot ... Not everyone is the same...

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    Quote Originally Posted by UCIMBZ View Post
    Here is yet another example of some one who doesn't know where he/she is posting. No use defending your ugly bike. This thread is not about what works for you. As a matter of fact we don't even care how your bike rides, how you like it to look, how you look like or what your proportions are. You make your bike look good for this thread. Take a nice picture, post it, and then transform your bike back to the ugly thing that works for you. Capiche?
    Spot on. Truth be told, I only posted the picture in here because the visitors of the Road Cycling section are notoriously, for lack of a better term, whiny and high strung. I figured the reactions would be more fun here than the commuting section and I was thoroughly correct.


    Regardless of my trolling, there is a whole rainbow of color out there people. You should all strive to be as courageous and handsome as me.

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    I definitely thin the S2 and S3 are the best looking "aero" bikes ever designed. So sad to see the S5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Gator View Post
    Really?
    Would I ever lie to you sweetheart?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spacemunky View Post
    I agree with the hood angle comment. Sick bike...but you are going to have some serious wrist problems with that angle
    Thanks for the concern, but I've probably ridden 20k miles on my bikes with the hoods setup like that on all of them. It works great for me. Oh yeah thanks for the bike compliment too.

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