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Old 04-15-13, 02:36 PM   #13701
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Thanks for all the "hot's". I'm happy with it too.

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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.
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Old 04-15-13, 06:04 PM   #13702
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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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Old 04-15-13, 06:08 PM   #13703
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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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Old 04-15-13, 08:42 PM   #13704
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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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Old 04-15-13, 08:57 PM   #13705
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Doesn't do it for me.
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Old 04-15-13, 09:00 PM   #13706
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Not me.
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Old 04-16-13, 05:48 AM   #13707
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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.
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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Old 04-16-13, 06:53 AM   #13708
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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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Old 04-16-13, 09:10 AM   #13710
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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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Old 04-16-13, 09:16 AM   #13711
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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.
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Old 04-16-13, 09:27 AM   #13712
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Old 04-16-13, 03:11 PM   #13713
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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.
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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Old 04-18-13, 08:10 PM   #13714
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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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Old 04-18-13, 08:15 PM   #13715
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Very nice.
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Nice bike, nice photo.
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Old 04-18-13, 08:56 PM   #13717
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The Torelli is hot even if the speed sensor is in the excited position.

The Merckx is hot and just looks so right.

The Dale... Oh look, another black bike.
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Changed the FSA rings out for the new SpideRings and replaced the FSA Seatpost with a 3T Dorico LTD

HOT! I am thinking about building an EVO. How much does it weigh with the Cosmics?
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Old 04-19-13, 12:17 AM   #13719
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The Torelli is hot even if the speed sensor is in the excited position.

The Merckx is hot and just looks so right.

The Dale... Oh look, another black bike.
3 bikes in the last 2 pages with happy sensors, are we being trolled?
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HOT! I am thinking about building an EVO. How much does it weigh with the Cosmics?
I don't really know, around 15lbs I think. They're really heavy wheels, the wheels without skewers or a cassette were almost 1800 grams.
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Old 04-19-13, 05:01 AM   #13721
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Changed the FSA rings out for the new SpideRings and replaced the FSA Seatpost with a 3T Dorico LTD

Have you considered removing the red stripe from the stem? I think it would look cleaner without it.

Here is mine.

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Old 04-19-13, 05:13 AM   #13722
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Have you considered removing the red stripe from the stem? I think it would look cleaner without it.

Here is mine.

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how did you do that?
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Old 04-19-13, 05:16 AM   #13723
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how did you do that?
Magic!!! Oh, and a bit of Acetone and a couple minutes of rubbing.
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Have you considered removing the red stripe from the stem? I think it would look cleaner without it.
I'd normally agree, but his frame looks like it has red highlights, like on the top-facing section of the DT.
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Old 04-19-13, 08:42 AM   #13725
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Have you considered removing the red stripe from the stem? I think it would look cleaner without it.

Here is mine.

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Thanks for the recommendation, didn't know you could do that on these! Not sure if I want to though, the paint scheme has some red on it, and so do the bars:

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