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Old 07-16-13, 05:04 PM   #14976
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Just nice???!!
Would have been hot if you went with the De rosa!

that saddle needs to be leveled out and drop some spacers/cut steerer. The look is really nice and You got good wheels on there too. It has some real potential for it to be HOT and is close, but not yet HOT for me.
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Old 07-16-13, 05:05 PM   #14977
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The saddle looked level without the stand to me.... Seriously considering to debate the wheels... Or get a secondary aluminum clincher
The wheels are really nice. I'd keep the wheels, but possibly take the stickers off if they can be taken off.
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Old 07-16-13, 05:19 PM   #14978
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Will it be better with debadged wheels?? It will be sweeter??
Take the stickers off the wheels and replace the bar tape with plain black and it will look much better. Is just too busy now.

i know it is a nice unit for the money but aesthetically, the 105 crankset isn't doing it any favors. It just isn't a pretty piece of aluminum.
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Old 07-16-13, 05:27 PM   #14979
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Will it be better with debadged wheels?? It will be sweeter??
do what you like...I wouldn't own one if you paid me to take it...
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Old 07-16-13, 06:17 PM   #14980
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Pull the decals off the wheels and you'll be golden.

They look much better without the stickers.
No doubt. Here they are with the stickers during my test ride. Wanted to make sure the wheels were okay before i pulled off the stickers and be stuck with them had i already debadged.

All's good....ready to rip em off now!

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do what you like...I wouldn't own one if you paid me to take it...
Ermmm... Got your point sir
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Old 07-16-13, 07:54 PM   #14982
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Take the stickers off the wheels and replace the bar tape with plain black and it will look much better. Is just too busy now.

i know it is a nice unit for the money but aesthetically, the 105 crankset isn't doing it any favors. It just isn't a pretty piece of aluminum.
Agree with the crank... Though the color match. Wat crank do u suggest??
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Old 07-16-13, 07:56 PM   #14983
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Agree with the crank... Though the color match. Wat crank do u suggest??
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What do you think of the new bars? those are quite different from the bars you had last.
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The wheels are really nice. I'd keep the wheels, but possibly take the stickers off if they can be taken off.
The decals can be taken out but it's a long tedious process... I have leveled the saddle... Isit fine now??

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What do you think of the new bars? those are quite different from the bars you had last.
It's much better than my old bars. Prolly will change similar bar and stem on the wilier.... How does the rotor cranks look like?? I'm like poisoned day by day
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the bike looks fine. saddle still doesn't look level but that might be the angle of the photo. I know this is hard to comprehend coming from me, but dont worry about it being a HOT. Ride it how it should be set up for you.
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Old 07-16-13, 08:13 PM   #14987
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It's much better than my old bars. Prolly will change similar bar and stem on the wilier.... How does the rotor cranks look like?? I'm like poisoned day by day
like this
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Old 07-16-13, 08:28 PM   #14988
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the bike looks fine. saddle still doesn't look level but that might be the angle of the photo. I know this is hard to comprehend coming from me, but dont worry about it being a HOT. Ride it how it should be set up for you.
Yes sir... Agreed... Took it for a very short spin... Everything seems ok.... Will leave it as it is now.... Hehehe
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Atta boy. Everything seems just ok!? You just got a sweet new bike and just took it for a spin, it should feel AWESOME!
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The decals can be taken out but it's a long tedious process... I have leveled the saddle... Isit fine now??

Definitely deserves a better quality picture.
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The decals can be taken out but it's a long tedious process... I have leveled the saddle... Isit fine now??

I would leave the crankset alone. It's not worth the cost at this point. Ride it and enjoy. This winter (if you have one where you are at) remove the wheel decals and go all black bar tape. It will clean things up and make the frame stand out.
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Old 07-16-13, 09:26 PM   #14992
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Definitely deserves a better quality picture.
Agree sir.....taken with a mobile phone
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Atta boy. Everything seems just ok!? You just got a sweet new bike and just took it for a spin, it should feel AWESOME!
Had a hard time getting used to 105 shifters...and the new look pedals...and there was a rattling sound coming from the front wheel..hence the just OK...
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I would leave the crankset alone. It's not worth the cost at this point. Ride it and enjoy. This winter (if you have one where you are at) remove the wheel decals and go all black bar tape. It will clean things up and make the frame stand out.
I wish I had winter here
Thanks for ur suggestion....will definitely look at getting black tape...
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Ok, she is finally presentable (i think). no more planned changes, except using my ultegra 6700 wheels instead of these power tap wheels. cant decide which i like better with the bike.


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Old 07-16-13, 10:52 PM   #14996
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Not bad for a Trek.

Put it in the right gear combo and put a lower rise stem on (if you can reach) and we'll see where things go.
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Lower rise? I believe that's a flipped and slammed 6 deg.
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I realize that, but it still looks happy to see me.
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The custom paint job saves the Trek in my opinion. While the Ultegra is highly functional, a black crankset would look soooo much better in this case.
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If you look at the headtube of the trek it's like 1/3rd the height of the more modern cervelos and specialized. I guess the -6 deg stem is still lower than a -10 deg slammed stem on a cervelo rs tall headtube.
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