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    As seemingly functional as that seatpost claims to be it will probably never get approved in this thread.
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    Does my CAAD10 w/105 and Ultegra belong here or in the poverty section?
    http://imgur.com/a/ukIY0#0
    It's not a $10,000 rig, but it gets me by.

    I adjusted the saddle and made the RD housing longer, looks better now but rainy outside. The only thing left to want is a power meter, gray Ultegra brakes and a DA RD are on the way.

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    How is your chain in the big ring on top and small ring on the bottom?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    How is your chain in the big ring on top and small ring on the bottom?
    That's what they're marketing as a mid-compact crankset, no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    How is your chain in the big ring on top and small ring on the bottom?
    This... I think you have bigger issues than whether or not your bike is hot... how about, is it functional or not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    How is your chain in the big ring on top and small ring on the bottom?
    Oops, I need to do a better job staging the photo, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    As seemingly functional as that seatpost claims to be it will probably never get approved in this thread.
    Yeah...that seatpost is definitely "function over form"...it only gets approval from be due to the functionality of the thing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokehouse View Post
    Well...everything is evolving...slowly.

    Not shown in this pic is that I recently added some 6800 pedals, but that really makes little difference overall. Either way...its a work in progress.

    So..any closer to "hot"?

    You need to slap whoever installed your levers because they're way too low on the bars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirHustlerEsq View Post
    Does my CAAD10 w/105 and Ultegra belong here or in the poverty section?
    http://imgur.com/a/ukIY0#0
    It's not a $10,000 rig, but it gets me by.

    I adjusted the saddle and made the RD housing longer, looks better now but rainy outside. The only thing left to want is a power meter, gray Ultegra brakes and a DA RD are on the way.
    Which way would you go with power?
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    Stages 6800 arm because I live in abject poverty and can't afford 9k nor an SRM or something "good". I'll probably buy the power meter in August. Now, if I didn't recently incur $8k in medical bills which also required buying a car with an auto-trans, I would have picked-up a nicer carbon frame with 6800 or 9000. However, this bike in it's current form will do just fine, along with that poverty power meter. I finally got a chance to do a proper ride for the first time since the surgery and it was a religious experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorMantra View Post
    You need to slap whoever installed your levers because they're way too low on the bars.
    ?

    I'll admit they need to come up a bit, I am going to take them up next time I wrap the bars...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pretzelogic View Post
    HOTTT... This is classy stealth in my opinion, not that boring black on black only stuff... Great looking bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokehouse View Post
    Well...everything is evolving...slowly.

    Not shown in this pic is that I recently added some 6800 pedals, but that really makes little difference overall. Either way...its a work in progress.

    So..any closer to "hot"?

    I don't care for the white/red cages, even though they match the secondary/tertiary colors, but I think that it's pretty nice, overall. Hell, I don't even mind the red sidewalls...
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    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 WhyFi View Post
    I don't care for the white/red cages, even though they match the secondary/tertiary colors, but I think that it's pretty nice, overall. Hell, I don't even mind the red sidewalls...
    The cages were tough. Black doesn't work, total-red is off, silver is a no-go too. I finally decided on the white/red accent because it somewhat matched the bike theme.

    Any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pretzelogic View Post
    You changed frames didn't you? I remember you had all those parts but on a regular SS. I remember because I have that bike and yours makes me jealous

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokehouse View Post
    ?

    I'll admit they need to come up a bit, I am going to take them up next time I wrap the bars...
    The Specialized above this post has it about right.

    The general rule (for about 95% of drop bars) is that if you put a ruler along the flattish bit at the end of the drops, it should coincide with the tips of the brake levers. Obviously when there's a continuous curve it's not an absolute, but if you treat the last 4" of bar as "flat" you'll get close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorMantra View Post
    The Specialized above this post has it about right.

    The general rule (for about 95% of drop bars) is that if you put a ruler along the flattish bit at the end of the drops, it should coincide with the tips of the brake levers. Obviously when there's a continuous curve it's not an absolute, but if you treat the last 4" of bar as "flat" you'll get close.
    Interesting...thanks for that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokehouse View Post
    The cages were tough. Black doesn't work, total-red is off, silver is a no-go too. I finally decided on the white/red accent because it somewhat matched the bike theme.

    Any suggestions?
    I got some black / white Specialized ones that would match OK.

    This is a terrible pic, with filthy tape, and not a hot r not submission, only posted so he can see the cages.
    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_...5_Fiske+St.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay68442 View Post
    It is pretty hot. What I like most about this bike is that it might be the most "practical" iteration of a bike when you consider, performance + price + looks. Great bike all around. However that RD seems to be sufferin' in that pic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorMantra View Post
    The general rule (for about 95% of drop bars) is that if you put a ruler along the flattish bit at the end of the drops, it should coincide with the tips of the brake levers. Obviously when there's a continuous curve it's not an absolute, but if you treat the last 4" of bar as "flat" you'll get close.
    That's weird. I would think that any general rule would be related to functionality rather than aesthetics. I'm more concerned with a comfortable transition from the bars to the shifters and comfort/usability in the drops. If I don't have those two things, then it's on to different bars. Maybe the tips of the levers line up, but in no way am I concerned with it.
    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 lsberrios1 View Post
    However that RD seems to be sufferin' in that pic.
    lol, I noticed that when I was uploading the pic. The bike was on the trainer and I think one of my kids must have been playing with the shifters.
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    Hot for sure! I agree - I feel like that thing is perfect for pretty much everything you're ever gona do. Maybe I'd through some different wheels on there.

    Need to get some picks up - although I'm gona be dropped off the pace for sure compared to that thing haha ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay68442 View Post
    lol, I noticed that when I was uploading the pic. The bike was on the trainer and I think one of my kids must have been playing with the shifters.
    I just got those same color Podium Chill bottles to match my Silver & Red Roubaix. What is that - Ultegra 6800 with an 11-32 cassette? The chain looks like it might be a little short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunbar View Post
    I just got those same color Podium Chill bottles to match my Silver & Red Roubaix. What is that - Ultegra 6800 with an 11-32 cassette? The chain looks like it might be a little short.
    Ultegra 6700. The cassette is 11-28
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