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Rob13 07-13-13 10:18 AM

[QUOTE=gc3;15845096]Parlee update - you decide which you like better:

...ditched all the blue accents and the dark black felt bar tape...switched to gumwalls....flattened the transition to the hoods....

http://gc3.smugmug.com/Other/Bikes/i...18-copy-XL.jpg
Gumwalls get my vote, bikes hot.

cyclebycle13 07-13-13 11:00 AM

I made a few changes to my Neilpryde Bura sl. Ritchey handlebars are replaced by zipp sl carbon (I needed a bit more reach and these are 27g lighter - bonus).

Also ditched traditional handlebar tape and started using 3M friction tape, available at home depot for $3 a roll. Love this stuff - leaves no residue when you take it off and it's about 22g to do both sides (takes 2 rolls, but at $3 each, who cares and you'll have leftover). You don't need extra tape to hold down cables being routed underneath either.

Went from kcnc cb1's to eebrakes. A bit heavier, but I'll take it. Also switched to powercordz for brakes and derailleurs.

The wheels on there now are farsport 38mm clinchers built up w/ cx-rays & extralite hubs. 1174g for clinchers. These are about 200g heavier than my tubular set, more when you include the tire setup.

Other than that things are the same. The bike weighs about 11.9 lbs as pictured (INCLUDING my garmin 800 that I forgot to put on before taking the pic. With the tubulars on it comes in around 11.3 lbs.

Since I got the bike I've dropped 8-10 lbs off my body, let's just say I'm really enjoying climbing right now.

http://s20.postimg.org/6geuqxowt/np_july_13.jpg
image upload no limit

bianchi10 07-13-13 12:14 PM

Jeebus! 11.3lbs....I hate you and admire you at the same time.

spectastic 07-13-13 12:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pamestique (Post 15844800)
So in a sea of black, white, red or black/white/red bikes...something totally different - maybe not hot but at least interesting... My Landshark...
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=328816

details:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=328817
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=328818

Dora the explorer called. She wants me to return her bike or she'll blow my brains out

Raedyn 07-13-13 12:48 PM

[QUOTE=gc3;15845096]Parlee update - you decide which you like better:

...ditched all the blue accents and the dark black felt bar tape...switched to gumwalls....flattened the transition to the hoods....

http://gc3.smugmug.com/Other/Bikes/i...18-copy-XL.jpg

or previous version...blue accents and regular black tires...overall weight is the same (6.38 kg)

http://gc3.smugmug.com/Other/Bikes/i...1030294-XL.jpg[/QUOTE

Either way the bike is hot, but I will never be a fan of retro yuck sidewalls.

Nagrom_ 07-13-13 02:10 PM

New stem.


http://i.imgur.com/Uq86SCL.jpg

FPSDavid 07-13-13 02:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nagrom_ (Post 15847178)

I believe it's a solid hot, but the picture quality (important in this thread) is gonna have to make me say not. Let's see a high-quality one!

Nagrom_ 07-13-13 02:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FPSDavid (Post 15847185)
I believe it's a solid hot, but the picture quality (important in this thread) is gonna have to make me say not. Let's see a high-quality one!

Yeah, just got home on a computer; I took that/uploaded that from a phone.
Looks like ****, hahaha.


New pics coming. Let me get my real camera.
edit: camera with mirrors and ****:
http://i.imgur.com/agHd795.jpg

Raedyn 07-13-13 05:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nagrom_ (Post 15847190)
Yeah, just got home on a computer; I took that/uploaded that from a phone.
Looks like ****, hahaha.


New pics coming. Let me get my real camera.
edit: camera with mirrors and ****:
http://i.imgur.com/agHd795.jpg

Hot

kcollier5 07-13-13 05:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by coppercook62 (Post 15845796)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8180/7...b060db_c_d.jpg

My Custom St Andrews cross catlike. Big F1 fan i loved David Coultard's helmet so I copied it. So hot or not?

I like it! So... is that a bulls eye for the birds?

FPSDavid 07-13-13 05:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nagrom_ (Post 15847190)
Yeah, just got home on a computer; I took that/uploaded that from a phone.
Looks like ****, hahaha.


New pics coming. Let me get my real camera.
edit: camera with mirrors and ****:
http://i.imgur.com/agHd795.jpg

Much better, HOT!

agiraud 07-13-13 07:33 PM

1 Attachment(s)
2013 Madone 6.2

NathanC 07-13-13 08:03 PM

Madone not. Restage pic and it may be warm.

DerHoggz 07-13-13 08:04 PM

Madone is a NOT.

IthaDan 07-13-13 08:53 PM

What say thread? Decided to make this old bike I've had lying around this season's primary ride. (if the picture has red ano skewers, I've already swapped them out for some 6600 skewers for the time being).

http://i.imgur.com/mG8XctHl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/8olylTsm.jpg

agiraud 07-13-13 08:57 PM

Why?

Quote:

Originally Posted by DerHoggz (Post 15847951)
Madone is a NOT.


YOJiMBO20 07-13-13 09:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by agiraud (Post 15848118)
Why?

Wrong side, wrong gear combo, wrong crank angle, upward stem, upward pointing bars, and the wheels not positioned correctly.



Oh, and it's a Trek. And a stock Trek at that.

WhyFi 07-13-13 09:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YOJiMBO20 (Post 15848138)
Oh, and it's a Trek.

You just had to twist the dagger, didn't ya?!

gc3 07-13-13 09:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by agiraud (Post 15847870)
2013 Madone 6.2

maybe nice to ride....but kinda ugly to look at IMO

bianchi10 07-13-13 10:40 PM

Nagrom, love the bike man!

Hot

znomit 07-13-13 10:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NathanC (Post 15847949)
Madone not. Restage pic and it may be warm.

Its a Trek. To make it warm staging will need to be at Hugh Hefners place.

bianchi10 07-13-13 10:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by agiraud (Post 15847870)
2013 Madone 6.2

Quote:

Originally Posted by agiraud (Post 15848118)
why?


ooooh ooooooh i know this one, i know this one!!!!!!
http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u...ey_Excited.gif


For 1, the majority of treks are ugly to A LOT of people.

BUT specifically:
-Bike is turned on the wrong side for a submission in this thread
-Chain on small front chainring
-Crank arms not staged
-Too much white
-Colored tires generally look stupid (your bike, case and point)
-bars tilted up to much
-Tall spacer stack
-Stubby stem
-Stem angle has too much degree
-Wheels are to be staged with stems at bottom center

We look for bikes to be properly staged to help show off every part of the bike. They aren't a "must", but having the bike staged properly is just more pleasing to look at.

Some of the "rules" are not what makes your bike a Not (To me), such as wheels staged, crank arms at bottom center...etc.. Your bike is simply not aesthetically pleasing to look at. It isn't UGLY by any means, but its not a bike I would stop to look at (with admiration anyway). IF I were to change some things to make this bike hot (again, for me) I would stop trying to throw in too much white. Sometimes (most the time) less is more and less is more appealing.

Black pedals
Black tires
Black saddle
Black bar tape
Rotate bars down


For vanity purposes, flip stem and drop 20mm of the spacer stack

sbao26975 07-14-13 01:19 PM

So I ended up slamming my stem and I actually find it much more comfortable than it was before. I picked up a Thomson X2 stem and was debating on replacing my 3T Arx Pro. (for reference, here is my original submission: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...=#post15818084)

http://i.imgur.com/qSQKYYth.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/q8JyXAch.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/XZ01dmTh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/taMiM6ah.jpg

And yes, I am aware that the spacers aren't correct with the Thomson stem and the fork is going to be chopped in the near future.

Thomson is a 10 degree stem and 3T a 6 degree....I'm thinking the Thomson looks a little nicer since it's level but the 3T matches the color scheme. What do you guys think?

Also, thoughts on the dustcap? Too big or acceptable?

gc3 07-14-13 01:34 PM

^^^ 3T is better on your ride. Nobody notices the dustcap...well maybe Bianchi10.....

gc3 07-14-13 01:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IthaDan (Post 15848105)
What say thread? Decided to make this old bike I've had lying around this season's primary ride. (if the picture has red ano skewers, I've already swapped them out for some 6600 skewers for the time being).

http://i.imgur.com/mG8XctHl.jpg

Most excellent, indeed...


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