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Old 03-22-14, 04:20 PM   #18426
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Everything is done right on that cervelo, the angle of the stem fits that top tube well, stem is slammed, deep dish carbon wheels, staging is good, but there is just something about it that makes it Luke warm for me and I don't know what it is. Might just be the geometry of the frame, I don't know. I still like it a lot, but its not super hot for me. I really want to give it a Hot though
That's exactly it. The old man geometry always makes it look a little "off".

No one commented on whether to keep the decals or not.
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Old 03-22-14, 04:27 PM   #18427
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Reynolds had decent decals, then their decals were awful, and now they're just kind of bad. I say no decals except for the valve decal.
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Old 03-22-14, 04:30 PM   #18428
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I say keep 'em.
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Old 03-22-14, 04:43 PM   #18429
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That's exactly it. The old man geometry always makes it look a little "off".

No one commented on whether to keep the decals or not.
Here is a photo of what your bike would look like with decals off. Photoshop always helps give a better idea instead of trying to guess which would look better.

I say no decals
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Old 03-22-14, 05:15 PM   #18430
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Old 03-22-14, 05:17 PM   #18431
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I say no decals except for the valve decal.
I agree with this! I bought my reynolds used and the valve decal had been removed. I'm too cheap to buy a new set of decals just for the valve decal but I think thats the hottest way to roll the reynolds...simple and understated, but everyone still knows what they are.
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Old 03-22-14, 07:32 PM   #18432
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why no handlebar tape on the de rosa?
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Old 03-22-14, 07:45 PM   #18433
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why no handlebar tape on the de rosa?
Saw the photo...didn't read the words with it? No tape because Primo didn't put it on yet.
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Old 03-22-14, 09:53 PM   #18434
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This iteration of the DeRosa, I like gumwalls and I like green accents, but not at the same time.
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Old 03-23-14, 12:05 AM   #18435
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Saw the photo...didn't read the words with it? No tape because Primo didn't put it on yet.
nope guess not.
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Old 03-23-14, 12:16 AM   #18436
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Here is a photo of what your bike would look like with decals off. Photoshop always helps give a better idea instead of trying to guess which would look better.

I say no decals

Thanks for the photoshop!! Yeah, I ran my Attacks with just the valve stem logo, and I really liked it like that. I actually do like the full on limited edition grey decals as seen on the pic. However, it looks and screams "I'm fast", which I am not at all. I think i may remove the Reynolds decals and just leave the valve stem logo and the powertap logo.
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Old 03-23-14, 11:18 AM   #18437
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.2012 Madone 5.9.di2.Just got new pedals and tires,ready for the year.anything else i could do.
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Old 03-23-14, 11:27 AM   #18438
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Wow, you really post a pic of a bike with that saddle in the Hot r Not thread?
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Old 03-23-14, 11:30 AM   #18439
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Just trying a new saddle,still new to this.
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Old 03-23-14, 11:57 AM   #18440
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why no handlebar tape on the de rosa?
I wanted to dial in the fit of the shifters on the Tornova handlebar before wrapping it up. I was going to stick with the Fizik apple green tape I used before, but it doesn't look aesthetically right with the gumwalls. Either a set of black lizard skins 1.8 dsp or may even try the Handlebra variety.
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Old 03-23-14, 12:01 PM   #18441
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Race ready set up. (excuse the saddle bag - took this during a ride) Only other thing needed is a Sram YAW derailleur to eliminate some of the chain rub. Other than that everything is on point.

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Old 03-23-14, 12:02 PM   #18442
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Old 03-23-14, 12:02 PM   #18443
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the Handlebra variety.
Handlebra is nice stuff...I saw a few bars done with it in person, definitely settle on color fir$t.
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Old 03-23-14, 12:05 PM   #18444
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Except for the red, very nice. The sippy cup bike stand also a good touch...
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Old 03-23-14, 12:10 PM   #18445
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...may even try the Handlebra variety.
Recommend do that! I'm very happy with the leather tape now on my bike...Adarga is the brand, but they don't make it in green. It comes with a backing, unlike the Handlebra product...

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Old 03-23-14, 12:40 PM   #18446
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Old 03-23-14, 12:48 PM   #18447
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Old 03-23-14, 01:00 PM   #18449
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Posted here before, but cleaned up her up and figured why not throw it up again.

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