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    Quote Originally Posted by zvez View Post
    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)

    Quote Originally Posted by lsberrios1 View Post
    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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    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder View Post
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by zvez View Post
    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.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfred View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
    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.
    Hey guys, lets go play bikes!

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    photo (11).jpg

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ljsense View Post
    photo (11).jpg

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ljsense View Post
    photo (11).jpg

    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.
    2011 Trek 2.3

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by ljsense View Post
    photo (11).jpg

    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.
    ^HOT

    Its weird how this is those of were the last years before everything went sloping geometry. You can actually create large frames without massively tall head tubes by doing the opposite of sloping geometry (where the top tube slants downward toward the head tube). Its hell to fit riders with short legs long torsos, but might be the answer for those who are the opposite with long legs and medium/shorter torsos if they want a traditional frame without a tall head tube. I remember my old 1999 5200 in USPS colors and even the small frames had that geometry. very aesthetically appealing in a traditional sense.

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    Traded another bike for this one. I like the colors better.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ljsense View Post
    photo (11).jpg

    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.
    Hot Trek

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    Quote Originally Posted by link0 View Post
    Traded another bike for this one. I like the colors better.

    Saddle is waaaay too far forward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cycledogg View Post
    Saddle is waaaay too far forward.
    ...and the color combo makes me dizzy for some reason...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gc3 View Post
    ...and the color combo makes me dizzy for some reason...
    Could be that particular batch of Mavic Ksy logos - looks like the rims are moving...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ljsense View Post


    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.
    Got possibilities IMO, clean lines and nicely unobnoxious for a Trek..., although I'm ambivalent about the the look after removing only one of Zipp decals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by link0 View Post
    Traded another bike for this one. I like the colors better.

    Slam the stem. Also, how tall are you? The saddle looks really high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljsense View Post
    hot

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    Quote Originally Posted by therh View Post
    Slam the stem. Also, how tall are you? The saddle looks really high.
    Looks high due to the virtual top tube. DOH!
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    Hawt ...

    Quote Originally Posted by kojTL1000 View Post
    Someone whispered in my ear to post the bike in this thread
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    ^ that Appleman is really something

    Now for something completely different. Changed out the white cockpit to black.

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    I would say the Cinelli is warm. That Thomson seatpost is not helping the matters
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