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Old 10-20-13, 11:13 AM   #16351
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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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Old 10-20-13, 11:31 AM   #16352
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BD fatbike.

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Old 10-20-13, 11:53 AM   #16353
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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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Old 10-20-13, 01:45 PM   #16354
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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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Old 10-20-13, 01:48 PM   #16355
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still think the black hoods look better, but.....It's not my bike
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Old 10-20-13, 03:21 PM   #16356
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BD fatbike.

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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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Old 10-20-13, 03:27 PM   #16357
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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.
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Old 10-20-13, 03:43 PM   #16358
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^Um, ok. Care to elaborate?
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Old 10-20-13, 03:54 PM   #16359
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^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.
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Old 10-20-13, 04:21 PM   #16360
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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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Old 10-20-13, 04:33 PM   #16361
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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.

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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Old 10-20-13, 04:36 PM   #16362
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Old 10-20-13, 04:37 PM   #16363
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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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Old 10-20-13, 04:43 PM   #16364
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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. I'd be interested in trying an S works Toupe. I think they look better and are lighter as well. Just dont know how my butt would like it. As for the Tumor...It's not a tumor (In my best terminator voice), the rubber button wasn't lined up properly to the shifter when I put them back on, but has been fixed.









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, I have been thinking about a bar change. I like them, but Thought about a more shallow drop with less ergo. I really like the zipp contour SS bar, but would have a tough time having enve wheels with Ritchey stem and seatpost and zipp bars.. The Red hubs is what came on the wheels I bought from the wheel builder. It was a newer demo set and she gave me a great deal. The saddle....eh, its not the best looking saddle, but its the first one to fit me well.

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Old 10-20-13, 04:45 PM   #16365
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As someone from the Hampton Roads....I second this. Now living in Lynchburg is a bit different.
I see them at the beach often. And they would be good to get to False Cape State Park http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/fal.shtml when the Back Bay http://www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=51510 roads are closed.
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Old 10-20-13, 05:15 PM   #16366
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Thanks man. I took your criticism and got a zipp post to match the stem....ditched the thomson post....
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Old 10-20-13, 05:34 PM   #16367
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Old 10-20-13, 06:34 PM   #16368
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Bianchi, I had never had the pleasure of ogling your steed. I like. TBH though, if she were mine, I'd buy a red anodized crank bolt, red sp clamp, *maybe* red brake shoes, *maybe* red der kit. Then again, if she were mine, I would probably buy all that stuff, and then decide i wanted to repaint my frame to neon purple.
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Bianchi, I had never had the pleasure of ogling your steed. I like. TBH though, if she were mine, I'd buy a red anodized crank bolt, red sp clamp, *maybe* red brake shoes, *maybe* red der kit. Then again, if she were mine, I would probably buy all that stuff, and then decide i wanted to repaint my frame to neon purple.

Thanks man. I love my bike, but there are a couple things I would like to change if I had the money.
I have thought about a red crank bolt set. I might. I have also thought about a new bar shape. Not sure what I would go with, but if I did a new bar, I would probably go with an "ultralight" stem to save even more weight.

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Thanks man. I love my bike, but there are a couple things I would like to change if I had the money.
I have thought about a red crabs bolt set. I might. I have also thought about a new bar shape. Not sure what I would go with, but if I did a new bar, I would probably go with an "ultralight" stem to save even more weight.
How much does it weigh in current trim? It has to be sub 15lbs. no?
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Bianchi, I had never had the pleasure of ogling your steed. I like. TBH though, if she were mine, I'd buy a red anodized crank bolt, red sp clamp, *maybe* red brake shoes, *maybe* red der kit. Then again, if she were mine, I would probably buy all that stuff, and then decide i wanted to repaint my frame to neon purple.
Neon purple frame, neon purple frame, neon purple frame!!!
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Neon purple frame, neon purple frame, neon purple frame!!!
well, once i get my new felt fc frameset (i cant wait to post a picture of that hot momma!), give me a week with her. then ill strip her down and do a half ass job of neon purple. then it'll look reaaaaaal hot.
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How much does it weigh in current trim? It has to be sub 15lbs. no?
I had it down to 14.79 but right now I'm at 15.12
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well, once i get my new felt fc frameset (i cant wait to post a picture of that hot momma!), give me a week with her. then ill strip her down and do a half ass job of neon purple. then it'll look reaaaaaal hot.
Why not just get the new Surly .
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I think I want to go to black tape...red was the only thing I had in the garage and the old black stuff was trashed. And if I do that, not sure about the white saddle.
I like the red tape but the white saddle/black hoods combo not so much... it's nice when the carpet matches the drapes. BUT... it can still be HOTTT ride when they don't match.
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