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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy STi View Post
    I think I need more decals but it's ready for tomorrow's race.

    Hot.
    But those wheels ARE busy.

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    In the Iron Horse there is just too much indecisiveness, lack of organization, and abscence of perceptible theme in the blacks and whites. The men who are promiscuously overpraising this bike- they don't know it, but their consciences do. Tomorrow they will all wake up with splitting headaches from no known cause.

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    silver headset kinda bugs me but that bike is still HOT!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenc View Post
    For me, this is a great color scheme on a classic looking design...strong black and high contrast color blocks, relatively low key logos. Silver headset matches nicely with shifters, brakes and cranks. Fairly hot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenc View Post
    The short stem and saddle pushed all the way forward has me pondering??
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    [/URL][/QUOTE]

    Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenc View Post
    Weird fit, nice bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyestrain View Post
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    Weird build, beauty frame.

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    Thanks for all the "hot's". I'm happy with it too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Commodus View Post
    Weird fit, nice bike.
    Yeah, I know.
    According to my "perfect bike fit" I need a 61x54 (I'm a long legs/short torso guy) with a 100mm stem and 2cm setback seatpost.
    This 60x58 with 0 setback and 80mm stem comes very close. Have tilted the saddle slightly upwards. I'll experiment with putting the saddle further back.
    Will also replace the 8 stem with a 17 one, I can use the extra drop and it will look better.
    Last edited by stevenc; 04-15-13 at 02:39 PM. Reason: typo
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenc View Post

    As others have said the fit looks funky. I don't think every modernized older frame "needs" silver parts, but they would help here. The black rims in particular look off.

    A quill stem would draw less attention to the shortness, and you might be able to go a centimeter or two longer on the stem with some shorter reach bars.

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    I definitely recommend switching to a quill if you're going to go -17. It will look way better.

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    Here's something for you chuckleheads to chew on. Just cleaned it up in case summer comes before fall this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenc View Post
    Doesn't do it for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyestrain View Post


    Love it.
    Not me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by halfspeed View Post
    Here's something for you chuckleheads to chew on. Just cleaned it up in case summer comes before fall this year.
    Hot.

    And no joking about losing our summer, the thought saddens me. I recall two years ago where we saw 60s and rain until the end of June...I do NOT want that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halfspeed View Post
    Here's something for you chuckleheads to chew on. Just cleaned it up in case summer comes before fall this year.
    Nice! What wheels are those?
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    I do like the bike but to be hot overall it needs polished alloy seat post, stem "quill" ceramic coated brake surface "black" or fully polished alloy rims with gum wall tires. The frame and groupset are Hot!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyestrain View Post
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    For the Inde Fab olive green bike - I am not a big fan of compact road frames but I can see where this would make for a stiff and responsive ride. I am a Ti owner so I would give this a hot but I am bias... The Zip crank set is kind of cool. The anodized red head set spaces jump out like a red light however. Maybe if your hubs were also red... But other wise, I like this bike And it is very light weight as the OP stated. I do like those wheels but the comment about loosing the Wheelbuilder.com decal would simplify their look. I have never been partial of the HUGE Schwalble name on their tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cycledogg View Post
    Nice! What wheels are those?
    They used to be Soul C4.0s. Now that I've replaced everything but the rims, they're mine. The rear has a PT G3 hub, the front a DT 240s. Spokes are CX Ray all around.
    Telemachus has, indeed, sneezed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halfspeed View Post
    Here's something for you chuckleheads to chew on. Just cleaned it up in case summer comes before fall this year.
    hot
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    Quote Originally Posted by halfspeed View Post
    Here's something for you chuckleheads to chew on. Just cleaned it up in case summer comes before fall this year.
    I'm giving this one a thumbs up even though it has a buncha red....looks set up to ride hard. Every time I see a torelli I recall that I know where one of these 20th anniversary edition frames is for sale, in my size, never built...not this one though:


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    Changed the FSA rings out for the new SpideRings and replaced the FSA Seatpost with a 3T Dorico LTD

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    Very nice.
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    Nice bike, nice photo.
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    I would wager that not riding in Minnesota is just as fatiguing as not riding in New York.

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