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    Quote Originally Posted by gc3 View Post
    not for me....

    go black tape, saddle, and tires...then it might have a chance, with proper staging etc...
    His name is redtires...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lsberrios1 View Post
    .....As is sits now with a few thousand miles and in beast mode!

    Grade A for red/black thematic effort...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lsberrios1 View Post
    Per request of some guys here I took a better picture with the adjusted saddle and fixed chain. two pics

    the day she went home with me on november last year



    As is sits now with a few thousand miles and in beast mode!

    Have you thought about dropping spacers and getting a 6 deg stem? Obviously not something necessary, just making conversation about the bike. Those bar ends are pointed fairly far up also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder View Post
    His name is redtires...
    how unfortunate for him...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder View Post
    Just giving you a hard time! It this only place we get away with it.

    I use white Fizik tape on 3 of my bikes, I like the feel, & it cleans up easy/nicely.
    Have you thought about half white/red?
    I've thought about going black hoods and red tape but thought it could be way too much red. Might look into that mix you are talking about since I have never seen it. The fizik I have is that double tape which I like but might be going a little bit more minimalist next time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder View Post
    I luv your bike!
    Matching cages is the only thing I can find, maybe black hoods, although I find the reds work in this case.
    I'm a Shimano fan boi, but SRAM Red would fit this build perfectly.
    Tell me about it! I've dreamt of putting RED on this bike but cant get rid of the shimano. Already did Quarq powermeter and I believe I went one step too south on front shifting quality. Not that there is anything wrong with SRAM but I like the buttery feeling of the shimanos.

    Quote Originally Posted by gc3 View Post
    Grade A for red/black thematic effort...
    Thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
    Have you thought about dropping spacers and getting a 6 deg stem? Obviously not something necessary, just making conversation about the bike. Those bar ends are pointed fairly far up also.
    To be honest I am not sure what a 6 degree stem is... I appologize for my noobness. I'm super picky when it comes to fitting and sizing. Just changing the saddle angle and depth was enough to give me a little heart attack but figured you guys were right. I'll have to look into those stems. Feel free to educate me please.

    Next up in changes are:

    Black Specialized Romin Pro saddle (get rid of those Ti rails for some nice and thick carbon ones)
    MAYBE: Di2 upgrade... not sure or 7900 Dura ace FD and RD.

    After those two things I was thinking maybe carbon stem and bars.
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    My guess is you have a 17deg stem which is flipped. You have a high stack and a stem that is very level. If you had a 6 degree stem it wouldn't be as flat. Therefore you could take out some spacers and have more of an angled stem which would put your bars in roughly the same position/height. Like i said, it is not something necessary, but aesthetically, I PERSONALLY prefer seeing a 6 deg. Since your top tube has such a slope, I think a 6deg would LOOK better in my very personal opinion. There are a lot of folks that love the look of a 17deg stem.

    If you look at my stem compared to yours, you can see that it has more of a rise and yours is more flat.

    Last edited by bianchi10; 10-19-13 at 07:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
    Have you thought about dropping spacers and getting a 6 deg stem? Obviously not something necessary, just making conversation about the bike. Those bar ends are pointed fairly far up also.
    I was going to say the same thing. Having a -17º stem gives you an end result of 0º rise, but makes it look like you have a negative rise because of the steep angle of the top tube.

    And yeah, the ends of the drops look to be pointing up just a little bit, but that could be an illusion caused by the angle of the TT like the stem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lsberrios1 View Post

    Just for kicks and giggles, I PS your bike with a 3t ARX 6 degree stem, rotated your bars up to be level, made both cages black and a blacked out seat post.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
    Just for kicks and giggles, I PS your bike with a 3t ARX 6 degree stem, rotated your bars up to be level, made both cages black and a blacked out seat post.

    Very nice! I've been looking at some of the 3T Team stuff and it looks very nice. Very expensive as well though!. I really like the stem. The seat post needs a red line too... I think. Thanks for that.
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    I bet it would look even better with black tires and hoods. The red accents are good, but at some point they quit being accents and look gawdy. For me it's past that point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lsberrios1 View Post
    Very nice! I've been looking at some of the 3T Team stuff and it looks very nice. Very expensive as well though!. I really like the stem. The seat post needs a red line too... I think. Thanks for that.
    The stem looks good, but do you see what I'm talking about with the angle of the stem? There are less spacers and the bar is the same height. I didn't move the bars at all, just rotated them. I would not put a red stripe on the seat post. All your red lines are horizontal or around your tires. Having a line vertical would break the lines visually to me.

    I put black hoods and a carbon toupe saddle on for you. Personally, I think the black hoods, black cages , black saddle, black seatpost and the 3t stem combo looks best.
    Last edited by bianchi10; 10-20-13 at 09:09 AM.

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    I'm with bianchi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
    The stem looks good, but do you see what I'm talking about with the angle of the stem? There are less spacers and the bar is the same height. I didn't move the bars at all, just rotated them. I would not put a red stripe on the seat post. All your red lines are horizontal or around your tires. Having a line vertical would break the lines visually to me.

    I put black hoods and a carbon toupe saddle on for you. Personally, I think the black hoods, black cages , black saddle, black seatpost and the 3t stem combo looks best.
    Great bike, for sure, but I have had enough of the black and white paint scheme (and my bike is black and white). The red trim helps....not hot....sorry.
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    Let's mix this up a little.



    BD fatbike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baj32161 View Post
    Great bike, for sure, but I have had enough of the black and white paint scheme (and my bike is black and white). The red trim helps....not hot....sorry.
    Are you voting on this photo or this bike? The photo is completely photoshopped to help give him a different perspective. His original photo is above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
    The stem looks good, but do you see what I'm talking about with the angle of the stem? There are less spacers and the bar is the same height. I didn't move the bars at all, just rotated them. I would not put a red stripe on the seat post. All your red lines are horizontal or around your tires. Having a line vertical would break the lines visually to me.

    I put black hoods and a carbon toupe saddle on for you. Personally, I think the black hoods, black cages , black saddle, black seatpost and the 3t stem combo looks best.
    Bam! Love the stem! Love the saddle! Good job at the photoshop.

    im gonna look into the stem and the saldde. I do like my red hoods though. Gives me a good glimpse of what it might end up looking like. Thanks
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    Glad to help

    still think the black hoods look better, but.....It's not my bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by IthaDan View Post
    Let's mix this up a little.



    BD fatbike.

    Edit:
    I know nothing about fat tire bikes. Why you would have them, etc? But that... is a cool bike! Not hot, but cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcollier5 View Post
    I know nothing about fat tire bikes. Why you would have them, etc? But that... is a cool bike! Not hot, but cool!

    Living in VA, I don't think that you need to know about them.
    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    I would wager that not riding in Minnesota is just as fatiguing as not riding in New York.

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    ^Um, ok. Care to elaborate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcollier5 View Post
    ^Um, ok. Care to elaborate?
    The big footprint is great in snow, though I guess you could make a case for using them in loose sand - still probably not terribly utilitarian to someone in VA.
    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    I would wager that not riding in Minnesota is just as fatiguing as not riding in New York.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcollier5 View Post
    I know nothing about fat tire bikes. Why you would have them, etc? But that... is a cool bike! Not hot, but cool!
    I haven't had a grin on my face like this since I bought my first mountain bike 20 years ago. It's just fun. It's also surprisingly capable- ride this thing into a lawn from pavement and it barely slows down and the ride barely changes. It's a bizarre feeling, like it just doesn't matter what you're rolling over. I had it out on singletrack yesterday, and I didn't even think to worry about the rocks and roots that were obscured by leaves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
    My guess is you have a 17deg stem which is flipped. You have a high stack and a stem that is very level. If you had a 6 degree stem it wouldn't be as flat. Therefore you could take out some spacers and have more of an angled stem which would put your bars in roughly the same position/height. Like i said, it is not something necessary, but aesthetically, I PERSONALLY prefer seeing a 6 deg. Since your top tube has such a slope, I think a 6deg would LOOK better in my very personal opinion. There are a lot of folks that love the look of a 17deg stem.

    If you look at my stem compared to yours, you can see that it has more of a rise and yours is more flat.

    Not. Derailleurs don't match calipers or crankset - need to be black. Ugly saddle with stuck up nose. Uncouth deep bars. Red hubs, why? Also looks like a tumour is growing under your shifter hood. WTF? Nice, shiny chain though.









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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
    Living in VA, I don't think that you need to know about them.
    As someone from the Hampton Roads....I second this. Now living in Lynchburg is a bit different.
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