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    A HUGE thanks goes out to @primov8 for hooking me up with the alligator ilinks brake and shift cable housing. Really appreciate it Francis!

    Upgrades include:
    -DA shifter's
    -DA Rear Derailleur
    -ilink cable housing
    -9000 brake and shift cable's
    -Installed Veloplugs on the Enve's
    -Ultralight tubes
    -I have KCNC RD pulleys in transit, should be here by weeks end.

    I'm waiting to take it in and weigh it. If my math is correct, I should be around 14lbs on the dot if not under! (I weighed in at 13.1 without chain, cables and housing) I will be swapping out the handlebar tape for lizardskins 1.8 race tape which will save another 15g. I took it around the block and the braking does seem nicer, though if I'm being honest, I miss the feel of the ultegra brake lever. The DA is a bit thinner, but I guess that's where part of the weight savings is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
    A HUGE thanks goes out to @primov8 for hooking me up with the alligator ilinks brake and shift cable housing. Really appreciate it Francis!

    Upgrades include:
    -DA shifter's
    -DA Rear Derailleur
    -ilink cable housing
    -9000 brake and shift cable's
    -Installed Veloplugs on the Enve's
    -Ultralight tubes
    -I have KCNC RD pulleys in transit, should be here by weeks end.

    I'm waiting to take it in and weigh it. If my math is correct, I should be around 14lbs on the dot if not under! (I weighed in at 13.1 without chain, cables and housing) I will be swapping out the handlebar tape for lizardskins 1.8 race tape which will save another 15g. I took it around the block and the braking does seem nicer, though if I'm being honest, I miss the feel of the ultegra brake lever. The DA is a bit thinner, but I guess that's where part of the weight savings is.

    Bianchi,

    Honestly mate, if you're going to play the weight weenie game, play it right. Trim those brake and shifter cables so they don't extend beyond the pinch bolt. If you've got room for a crimped end, they're too long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sloar View Post





    Hammer away!
    It just needs a different stem and saddle. Something more classic looking and less modern.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfred View Post
    Bianchi,

    Honestly mate, if you're going to play the weight weenie game, play it right. Trim those brake and shifter cables so they don't extend beyond the pinch bolt. If you've got room for a crimped end, they're too long.
    I didnt install them. I had a mechanic show me how to install them and this is how they said it should be. I dont know how to install cables and I trust them. If they are a little long, so be it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfred View Post
    It just needs a different stem and saddle. Something more classic looking and less modern.
    I have an all original De Rosa Professional. I was going for all modern here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
    A HUGE thanks goes out to @primov8 for hooking me up with the alligator ilinks brake and shift cable housing. Really appreciate it Francis!

    Upgrades include:
    -DA shifter's
    -DA Rear Derailleur
    -ilink cable housing
    -9000 brake and shift cable's
    -Installed Veloplugs on the Enve's
    -Ultralight tubes
    -I have KCNC RD pulleys in transit, should be here by weeks end.

    I'm waiting to take it in and weigh it. If my math is correct, I should be around 14lbs on the dot if not under! (I weighed in at 13.1 without chain, cables and housing) I will be swapping out the handlebar tape for lizardskins 1.8 race tape which will save another 15g. I took it around the block and the braking does seem nicer, though if I'm being honest, I miss the feel of the ultegra brake lever. The DA is a bit thinner, but I guess that's where part of the weight savings is.

    You and your ww craziness.
    I'm glad it worked out. Even better those I-links are being put to some good use.
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    What a beauty! I've always been a big fan of your bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by bigfred View Post
    Bianchi,

    Honestly mate, if you're going to play the weight weenie game, play it right. Trim those brake and shifter cables so they don't extend beyond the pinch bolt. If you've got room for a crimped end, they're too long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
    I didnt install them. I had a mechanic show me how to install them and this is how they said it should be. I dont know how to install cables and I trust them. If they are a little long, so be it.

    It appears you also don't know how to recognize when someone is taking the piss out of you.


    But, all joking aside, the really true Weight Weenies use either super glue or soldier to keep their cables from fraying and once they're adjusted, cut them flush with the pinch bolt. Two brakes and two derailleurs worth of cable savings plus the loss of four ferrules must be worth at least 5 grams.

    And, yes, I like your bike, but, wish you would have either left the other photos or included one that was closer to a side shot. The head on does a beautiful job of highlighting the ilinks and bar arrangement, but, not the rest of the bike.
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    Nah, I knew you were just jabbin me man. I was just explaining. If I would have known differently I would have done so. Im still not real confident with working on my bike. After watching her install these, I still dont think I could do it on my own lol.

    Ill hopefully get some better full bike shots. Was in a hurry to get my kids but was excited to get some sort of photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
    In fact, I'd like to see some of the bikes from the past that were an obvious hot in their current state. Small upgrades or big upgrades, it's always nice to look at some hot bikes.
    One of these days I'm going to take some proper photos of my bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cannondalefever View Post
    Yay, color.

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    Here's my Tarmac Project Black SL3!


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    Not digging the super short stem, but hot nonetheless!

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    Yup that is HOT. That is how a specialized should look

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    Hot bike, but man does that cockpit look cramped.
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    I think its the shape of the bar nd angle at which he took the photo that is hiding part of the stem. You can see where the stem ends.

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    Project Black is very hot IMHO. Truth in lending, though, I did used to own one, so am positively biased. It rode pretty well, although I had a BB. creak that kept coming back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
    I think its the shape of the bar nd angle at which he took the photo that is hiding part of the stem. You can see where the stem ends.
    Yeah, its a Zipp Vuka bar, so the wings on the top cover part of the stem from the side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gc3 View Post
    Project Black is very hot IMHO. Truth in lending, though, I did used to own one, so am positively biased. It rode pretty well, although I had a BB. creak that kept coming back.
    Yeah, this is my first project black, though I'm building up a second one with Sram Red later this week. Very cool bikes indeed. I'll have to check for that BB creak, thanks for the heads up.

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    I like vintage stuff with modern bits. It's never easy to make an older bike look as racy as a new one. Ciocc is still hot.

    Stock Cannondale not even an attempt to stage it right. Not.

    Hot, for a Specialized. Project Black helps.

    Interesting, Bianchi10.
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    What is a project black? Is it code for something or just the name given to any blacked out machine?
    Cat 6 going on PRO....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkmadsama View Post
    Here's my Tarmac Project Black SL3!
    how did you hold the bike up?

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