[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....
or previous version...blue accents and regular black tires...overall weight is the same (6.38 kg)
Either way the bike is hot, but I will never be a fan of retro yuck sidewalls.
Last edited by Nagrom_; 07-13-13 at 02:36 PM.
2013 Madone 6.2
Madone not. Restage pic and it may be warm.
Madone is a NOT.
Nagrom, love the bike man!
Last edited by bianchi10; 07-13-13 at 10:56 PM.
ooooh ooooooh i know this one, i know this one!!!!!!
For 1, the majority of treks are ugly to A LOT of people.
-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
-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 bar tape
Rotate bars down
For vanity purposes, flip stem and drop 20mm of the spacer stack
Last edited by bianchi10; 07-13-13 at 11:15 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)
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?
^^^ 3T is better on your ride. Nobody notices the dustcap...well maybe Bianchi10.....
"I tried being reasonable, I didn‘t like it."
"I understand. I just don't care"
LAJ, any frame damage? Looks good back together.