Here's my new build - a Charge Juicer frame/fork with Shimergo setup (Chorus 11 levers shifting 7700 rd and 6500 fd). The brakes are Paul Racer Mediums. I had a shop cable it up and they recommended the up and over routing for the front. It's getting a Barfly, stainless cages of some kind, and fenders soon.
Last edited by sbao26975; 07-06-13 at 07:53 PM.
Whut whut whut....self importance on the 41? Why, I never...
"I tried being reasonable, I didn‘t like it."
"I understand. I just don't care"
Just like texting, most things across the internet are easy to misinterpret the way information is meant to be taken. No sense of tone or body language can leave someone's post or reply open to different contexts. I'm a good guy but sometimes my opinions can come on strong. Sorry if I have offended you with any of my comments or opinions.
Last edited by bianchi10; 07-06-13 at 10:51 PM.
FWIW, I agree with 99% of Bianchi's opinions...
when i finally get a road bike i'm going to post a picture like this:
Bianchi's the Simon Cowell of "Hot r Not"-- gives an unvarnished opinion everytime. Nothing wrong with that. The charge juicer lost me at shimergo.
Last edited by aramis; 07-07-13 at 01:04 PM.
I'm really digging the brakes. Good modulation, plenty of power, and they won't pinch the fenders I'm planning to install. The look is an acquired taste though. I will probably mess with the routing and see if I can get it cleaner once I wear through the original pads.
I've gotten a few longer rides in on this bike now and I absolutely love it. The lighter Prestige tubes and 28mm tires eat rough pavement for breakfast.
Love the vintage but Neuvations on a Bottecchia is driving me crazy (not in a good way). Love the bikes though.
It seems like all texts and posts come across way harsher than intended. However, if you can view someone speaking the words it helps me somewhat. I like Bianchi's opinions. Don't always agree, but I'd much rather he (and everyone) be bluntly honest. I agree that sometimes he comes across harshly, but as he said, he doesn't mean it. Just can't help himself. I understand that, because I'm often that way myself.
And some things DO look awful. If you can't stand the heat... ;-)
Y'know, its interesting, one of the ways to improve in life is to LISTEN to criticism. Praise is far less helpful in most situations. If we can get past our egos and actually hear the criticism, it's often incredibly helpful. On the other hand, praise does almost nothing for you and can hurt you... especially if it's inflating your ego. But I digress.
We need more hot bikes! I saw a Calfee bamboo bike at last weeks group ride. It was butt ugly and oh so sweet at the same time!