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    After the custom repaint at Parlee (from standard ghost matte black to matte phantom gray with matte silver ghost logos and accents), and with the Prologo Scratch Nack saddle recovered in plain black leather...I think it's time to buy some new shoes for this machine...







    Last edited by gc3; 12-15-13 at 12:40 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by link0 View Post
    Finally finished my upgrade.

    Before (DA-7700):


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    Nice work! But I would remove the chain stay protector.
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    gc3, it's HOT! what wheelset do you currently have? And what's the motivation for changing them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by link0 View Post
    Finally finished my upgrade.

    Before (DA-7700):

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    Hot. One of those swoopy 3T stems might be better.



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    Quote Originally Posted by fried bake View Post
    gc3, it's HOT! what wheelset do you currently have? And what's the motivation for changing them?
    Those are generic chinese open mold 38mm rims from Farsports, built locally to about 1260 grams, and intended to serve as an inexpensive first foray into carbon clinchers. They've been great for 4000 miles, but if I can find a great deal a branded wheelset, I'll get myself a nice xmas present.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gc3 View Post
    After the custom repaint at Parlee (from black to gray), and with the Prologo Scratch Nack saddle recovered in plain black leather...I think it's time to buy some new shoes for this machine...



    Looks great! I love the new paint job. Very classy. Hot all day


    Are you happy with it? I know I have done some custom things and even though it looked fine, it didntbturn out how i pictured it in my head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gc3 View Post
    After the custom repaint at Parlee (from standard ghost matte black to matte phantom gray with matte silver ghost logos and accents), and with the Prologo Scratch Nack saddle recovered in plain black leather...I think it's time to buy some new shoes for this machine...


    Hot

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    Quote Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
    Looks great! I love the new paint job. Very classy. Hot all day


    Are you happy with it? I know I have done some custom things and even though it looked fine, it didnt turn out how i pictured it in my head.
    I really do like the look of it, and had a good idea of what to expect, since I'd seen pics of the same color scheme on a velosmith bicycle studio build. I didn't want anything too gaudy, being a stealth guy, but did add my initials which means I'm stuck with it forever. Is it a big change? Of course not, most would barely notice it. My first impression was that it makes the chinese wheels look a little cheap, though! I may spring for some eebrakes to knock off some weight, although this paint job only added about 60 grams, my weight weenie OCD is starting to kick in again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gc3 View Post
    I really do like the look of it, and had a good idea of what to expect, since I'd seen pics of the same color scheme on a velosmith bicycle studio build. I didn't want anything too gaudy, being a stealth guy, but did add my initials which means I'm stuck with it forever. Is it a big change? Of course not, most would barely notice it. My first impression was that it makes the chinese wheels look a little cheap, though! I may spring for some eebrakes to knock off some weight, although this paint job only added about 60 grams, my weight weenie OCD is starting to kick in again.
    I completely understand what you mean. 60g to most people would get a response of "just poop before a ride" type of comment, but I know where you are coming from because I am the same way.

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    That Parlee is fantastic. Hot.

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    Parlee is hot all day

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdIsMe View Post
    No shiftmate. The derailleurs are campy. Only used the shimano crank because campy isn't comparable with the swiss bottom bracket. Better picture pending... Just took this at 6 am pre-ride.
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    Dear God, this thing is still going?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmore View Post
    Dear God, this thing is still going?
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    took the bike on the first ride. all i have to do is cut the steerer tube and take out the top spacers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by byhsu View Post

    took the bike on the first ride. all i have to do is remove the world's largest saddle bag
    ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by byhsu View Post


    took the bike on the first ride. all i have to do is cut the steerer tube and take out the top spacers.
    The bike has potential but you have to stage it correctly to get a hot in this thread. Lose the bag and bottles. And what frame is that?
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    is a generic CF 3K weave matte Frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by byhsu View Post


    took the bike on the first ride. all i have to do is cut the steerer tube and take out the top spacers.

    Not Hot for me, sorry. But enjoy it and ride the crap out it!

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    got lost in the back and forth a few pages back..

    New photo.... Same parts... 110mm Stem -16* drop


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasrsktr View Post
    got lost in the back and forth a few pages back..

    New photo.... Same parts... 110mm Stem -16* drop

    Still just ho hum IMHO, not so thrilling to look at but I imagine it runs nicely...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gc3 View Post
    Still just ho hum IMHO, not so thrilling to look at but I imagine it runs nicely...

    I agree. Not trying to make every black bike stealthed out, but I think the 4 main things that would make this look better are:

    -New wheels. that is a big factor for me. I have always disliked how those wheels look
    -Black saddle
    -Black bartape
    -Black Praxis chainrings

    one of my best friends has this bike and has it all black and it look pretty good.

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    I can haz vote?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mLuMaN83 View Post
    I can haz vote?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasrsktr View Post
    got lost in the back and forth a few pages back..

    New photo.... Same parts... 110mm Stem -16* drop

    Hot! Now go ride!

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