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Old 06-19-13, 11:45 PM   #14626
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to the best of your ability, ignore my crappy apartment. Going to replace the saddle with a white romin evo as soon as I get my shoes.




oh, and I forgot to take off the red stickers. oops.
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Old 06-20-13, 07:00 AM   #14627
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Here's my starter bike I got last summer for less than $500 new to see if I like cycling, a Diamondback Podium 1. Have done some upgrades and now that I have fallen in love with the black ISM saddle, I will switch back to black bar tape in the near future.

Let me know your thoughts on keeping or removing the wheel decals. I'm not sure.
i dunno man, this could be a pretty hot looking bike if it were a better pic! Set it up against a neutral wall and take a picture from about handlebar level.
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Old 06-20-13, 07:00 AM   #14628
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to the best of your ability, ignore my crappy apartment. Going to replace the saddle with a white romin evo as soon as I get my shoes.




oh, and I forgot to take off the red stickers. oops.
Not hot yet. Solid black or white bar tape would look way better. I guess go white if you're getting a white saddle and already have white hoods.

I'm not a fan of anything but black or skinwall tires generally. The white tires honestly don't look terrible here though. Just wear them out then replace with something black.
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Old 06-20-13, 09:05 AM   #14629
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I agree about the tires. Black tires and I would also go black romin and black tape.
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Old 06-20-13, 09:12 AM   #14630
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Sorry for the Cheap components, I spent (over) my budget just for the frame and fork! Still super happy, and saving for a new group and wheels.
HOTTT... Incredible paint job on this Landshark frame!!!
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Old 06-20-13, 09:13 AM   #14631
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New to me. Not too many of these around here.
HOTTT.... Very classy! Nice job on the build.
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Old 06-20-13, 09:59 AM   #14632
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to the best of your ability, ignore my crappy apartment. Going to replace the saddle with a white romin evo as soon as I get my shoes.




oh, and I forgot to take off the red stickers. oops.

Front end looks like back end.
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Old 06-20-13, 10:43 AM   #14633
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I heard GMC actually had their bikes pulled from the PRO peloton due to hand-wringing over the unfair advantage offered compared to other manufacturers.. UCI is currently evaluating the twist shifters for legality in road racing.
I would love to see some guy with a sense of humor and money/time on his hands to build up a Denali with Red and Lightweight wheels... May be worthy of a photoshop job.
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Old 06-20-13, 11:36 AM   #14634
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Old 06-20-13, 11:38 AM   #14635
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Sorry for the Cheap components, I spent (over) my budget just for the frame and fork! Still super happy, and saving for a new group and wheels.
No need to apologise, I wouldn't call 105 components "cheap." And anyway, that paint job would still look hot with Sora on it.
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Old 06-20-13, 11:47 AM   #14636
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There's a difference between not and just not ready because of a lack of effort to make it hot
Which is worse?

That's what I think of as the definition of most of the "nots" in this thread.

When I post my Fuji Team Issue, though, it will be due to lack of funds for anything but a beat up old 105 5500 drivetrain with yellow and blue stickers to ruin the good looks of the carbon weave. And I will well deserve my "nots."

There's a budget hot or not thread, though...
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Old 06-20-13, 11:56 AM   #14637
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beautiful...except for the yellow accents...either white or yellow, but not both, is my personal taste...somebody will ding you on the chainrings, but that don't make no nevermind to me...and the yellow valve stem caps are just too cutesy...
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Old 06-20-13, 03:00 PM   #14638
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Let's give it a shot with new frameset and wheels but same old triple mismatched group:

i'm in love. especially 'cause it's a triple. nice job!
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Old 06-21-13, 05:58 PM   #14639
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thoughts on saddle? I used to have a tioga twintail spyder, but it wasn't wide enough
I feel like this one isn't aesthetic enough
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Old 06-21-13, 06:26 PM   #14640
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aesthetically speaking, I dont like it. try Romin evo pro. If you like the tioga but just wasn't wide enough, the Romin might just do it for ya
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Old 06-21-13, 07:41 PM   #14641
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Old 06-21-13, 07:53 PM   #14642
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I'll give that a Hot. wish it had black cables though
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Please, I just want to be accepted!!!




Adjusted to fit me like my fitted bike. The handlebar is 2 cm higher, even with a flipped stem and no spacers. but it shouldn't be a big deal. Might get an angled stem to compensate

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Levers look too far up. It'd look better with a smooth transition from bar to hood.

Otherwise hot. And I'm not a Cannondale fan.
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Old 06-22-13, 11:50 AM   #14646
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i like it.
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The Spooky looks very purposeful. Hot.
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I'm not digging the white bar tape on that bike.
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Please, I just want to be accepted!!!
I like this Marin, specifically the colors of the frameset; a better pic/background would do this bike some justice. Personally, I'd change the hoods to black.
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You can never go wrong with a Spooky & EDGE/ENVE mix. Great looking build. HOT.
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