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Old 01-25-14, 04:46 PM   #17651
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Minneapolis love! Sweet bike. I ride by the Appleman and Peacock Groove shops on my way to the river, every once in a while. I'd love to peek around in there sometime.

edit - Is your bike going to NAHBS?

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Old 01-25-14, 04:52 PM   #17652
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Thanks.

No, the bike is not going to NAHBS. Couldn't wait to ride it, although the weather is really....here in Illinois right now.
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Old 01-25-14, 05:03 PM   #17653
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Very very nice! Similar to gc3's parlee. Love the simplicity of it. There is a lot of win in there.
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Old 01-25-14, 05:03 PM   #17654
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No, the bike is not going to NAHBS. Couldn't wait to ride it, although the weather is really....here in Illinois right now.
If it was because of me, thanks for listening. Perfect staging of a perfect bike.
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Old 01-25-14, 05:06 PM   #17655
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If it was because of me, thanks for listening. Perfect staging of a perfect bike.
Thanks, I'm originally from Belgium too . But wanted a complete American bike (except for the groupset).
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Old 01-25-14, 05:10 PM   #17656
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Thanks, I'm originally from Belgium too . But wanted a complete American bike (except for the groupset).
And where from Belgium exactly?
(kind of funny to ask this in english but hey let the others enjoy too )
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Old 01-25-14, 05:11 PM   #17657
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Very very nice! Similar to gc3's parlee. Love the simplicity of it. There is a lot of win in there.
The Appleman is awesome, I've seen it elsewhere. Full custom with all sorts of unique Appleman touches.
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Originally Antwerp, but we lived in Grimbergen.
We now live in Illinois since 2012. Wish we had a bit of your weather over here so I could take the bike out for a ride.
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Old 01-25-14, 05:14 PM   #17659
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The Appleman is awesome, I've seen it elsewhere. Full custom with all sorts of unique Appleman touches.
Correct, Matt has been interviewed in relation to the upcoming NAHBS show and the bike was shown on a couple of websites (even Japanese )
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Old 01-25-14, 05:16 PM   #17660
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Originally Antwerp, but we lived in Grimbergen.
We now live in Illinois since 2012. Wish we had a bit of your weather over here so I could take the bike out for a ride.
That's around 50km of where my dad lives. And the weather around here isn't too great either.
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Old 01-25-14, 05:23 PM   #17661
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I saw the appleman on weight weenies with all the detailed pictures and all I gotta say is ...Wow! Still not the biggest fan of that headtube, but it is such a beautiful bike that it gets overlooked.

Ubber hot!
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Old 01-25-14, 06:50 PM   #17662
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Hot or not?
Only had it a month and a half and already have almost 400 miles on it. The Di2 is sweet!
So I'm a bit of a weight weenie tho i know it makes little difference at my level of riding (mediocre but getting better). BIke weighed in at 14 pounds before pedals were added. At least the lightweight makes it easier to carry if I break down miles from anywhere.

Took it on 83 mile strava gran fondo on mlk day in 30 degree temps. Such a comfortable bike. At the fitting they changed to a shorter stem as I've got some back issues.

Well..... the chainring/cassette combo not set correctly. Seat bag and rear reflector need to go for the presentation. Seat post, errrr, ummm, YUK! So, me no like. Nun hot.

Ride it anyhow, and ENJOY!
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Old 01-25-14, 07:01 PM   #17663
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what do you mean about the chainring casette not set correctly?

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Well..... the chainring/cassette combo not set correctly. Seat bag and rear reflector need to go for the presentation. Seat post, errrr, ummm, YUK! So, me no like. Nun hot.

Ride it anyhow, and ENJOY!
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Old 01-25-14, 07:10 PM   #17664
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Hot or not?
Only had it a month and a half and already have almost 400 miles on it. The Di2 is sweet!
So I'm a bit of a weight weenie tho i know it makes little difference at my level of riding (mediocre but getting better). BIke weighed in at 14 pounds before pedals were added. At least the lightweight makes it easier to carry if I break down miles from anywhere.

Took it on 83 mile strava gran fondo on mlk day in 30 degree temps. Such a comfortable bike. At the fitting they changed to a shorter stem as I've got some back issues.

This bike has the potential to be hot.
If you stage it properly, & conform to the "rules" of this thread it could be hot.
Still a nice bike.

Curious about the shorter stem...
Wouldn't a shorter stem put more pressure on your back?
For me, if the stem is too short, I feel to crunched/scrunched up.
I prefer my back to be closer to straight, rather than curved. I don't have to be down low like the pros, but a straight back is much better for me.
I have a wonky back as well, but I went with a long stem.
(Started with 100, now I'm @ 120)

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Very very nice! Similar to gc3's parlee. Love the simplicity of it. There is a lot of win in there.
I was thinking the exact same thing.
Nice looking bike!

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Old 01-25-14, 07:10 PM   #17665
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Very nice!!! Nice to see custom bikes here, they don't get enough love in this forum.

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when the fitter did my fitting after assessing my flexibility (especially my lower back from an injury) and range of motion, she felt the shorter stem would work better for me, and so far I'm very happy with it.

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This bike has the potential to be hot.
If you stage it properly, & conform to the "rules" of this thread it could be hot.
Still a nice bike.

Curious about the shorter stem...
Wouldn't a shorter stem put more pressure on your back?
For me, if the stem is too short, I feel to crunched/scrunched up.
I prefer my back to be closer to straight, rather than curved. I don't have to be down low like the pros, but a straight back is much better for me.
I have a wonky back as well, but I went with a long stem.
(Started with 100, now I'm @ 120)


I was thinking the exact same thing.
Nice looking bike!
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Old 01-25-14, 07:26 PM   #17667
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I'm going to give anything that's straight black/white/silver/gray a thumbs down. You're going to have to do something to really make your bike stand out.


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Old 01-25-14, 07:57 PM   #17668
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when the fitter did my fitting after assessing my flexibility (especially my lower back from an injury) and range of motion, she felt the shorter stem would work better for me, and so far I'm very happy with it.
Strange...
I have lower back pain as well.
Our bodies, are not all alike, so I'm not trying to say your fit is wrong.
I have a long torso, & average length legs, so longer works better for me.

I often have a hard time getting a bike to fit right, not quite S/M (toe overlap), not quite M/L(not too much seat post exposed
). I usuall have to go with 54cm cause 53-53.5 is getting hard to find now. I need that longer top tub.


Enjoy that sweet ride!
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Do you have any appreciation for the hilarity of your comment? How much time Luis would spend standing on the side of the road? Or, how many times this could result in the "call of shame"?
I'm two days late with a rebuttal...I can't tell if you're serious or being sarcastic? If you're serious, please realize my comment was 100% sarcastic. So to answer your questions, yes, I have a great appreciation for the hilarity of my comment because it was hilarious.
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I'm two days late with a rebuttal....

You need to stop working so much! haven't seen you around much lately
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I know, I've been occupied with other crap...good news, I put in 8.5 hours on the bike this week, so at least I'm getting back in the swing of things.

I've been trying to eat better this year...it's amazing how much time goes into finding recipes that are healthy and then attempting to cook them. Pizza is so much easier.
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Here's my ride with its race wheels on. It's got a number hanger on the frame. I'm a 37-year-old cat 3, got a bit of the old school. It weighs 15.25 lbs with a 60 cm frame.
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Here's my ride with its race wheels on. It's got a number hanger on the frame. I'm a 37-year-old cat 3, got a bit of the old school. It weighs 15.25 lbs with a 60 cm frame.
I give it a hot!
You make 60cm look good!
I'm a fan of the 7800 series too.
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Here's my ride with its race wheels on. It's got a number hanger on the frame. I'm a 37-year-old cat 3, got a bit of the old school. It weighs 15.25 lbs with a 60 cm frame.
I've seen that bike on a Heroner's ride if I recall correctly. Hot! I actually remember saying very nice ride going up Seminole at the beginning of the ride.
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Thanks, Ricanfred and Ghost Ryder. Ricanfred, yes, I remember that ride -- I think we were talking about the MotoGP documentaries -- Faster and Fastest -- later in the ride. Late August or early September? Ghost Ryder, agreed, long live 7800.
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