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    Thanks guys.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
    2010 giant defy advanced 2 with a few upgrades
    The bike looks very "busy" ... Loose the bag, bend the housing back ( might need replaced, if kinked took bad ) get 1 more red cage ( or just take the white one off ), peel stickers off rims ...




    Bam, instant hot from not ... it will, only cost you one 44$ blackburn cage.

    "Fliped & slamed" would help a lot... but, I do under stand not everyone is 20 years old ...

    I'm no expert...

    Here is my bike, the day I baught it off the PO. ( Note: he already took of the huge ORANGE Trek/Bontrager saddle bag & his BLUE bottle cages )

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    Bend the knees, watch the trees ... 5 $ please .

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinus View Post
    Thanks guys.



    The bike looks very "busy" ... Loose the bag, bend the housing back ( might need replaced, if kinked took bad ) get 1 more red cage ( or just take the white one off ), peel stickers off rims ...




    Bam, instant hot from not ... it will, only cost you one 44$ blackburn cage.

    "Fliped & slamed" would help a lot... but, I do under stand not everyone is 20 years old ...
    This is so funny, I was actually trying to use my Mac to make changes like this just to see how it would look but either i suck at arpeture or it's not the right program. Anyway thanks for going to the trouble. Cheers.

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    Love the bianchi!

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    2011 Carbon Synapse Frame, Ultegra 6800 11 Speed, SLK Compact Crank, Mavic Aksium wheels (I know I cheaped the wheels) This could probably fall in the budget category as well. Total build cost was $1350. Which will leave me some time to save and buy some nicer wheels. Rides like a dream.

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    It's hard to match that 'Sagan' green...might be better not to try. Otherwise I think it looks nice.
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    IMO get rid of that green bartape. It doesn't match the bike at all.

    For me, it's a not as it sits. Frame has real potential, but don't like your current set up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinus View Post
    Here is my bike, the day I baught it off the PO. ( Note: he already took of the huge ORANGE Trek/Bontrager saddle bag & his BLUE bottle cages )

    Random question...I've seen colored spokes before, but they're usually around the valve to make it easy/fast to find the valve or whatever. What is the point of them if they're not by the valve?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NZier View Post
    Road Bike.jpg

    2011 Carbon Synapse Frame, Ultegra 6800 11 Speed, SLK Compact Crank, Mavic Aksium wheels (I know I cheaped the wheels) This could probably fall in the budget category as well. Total build cost was $1350. Which will leave me some time to save and buy some nicer wheels. Rides like a dream.

    Try a green and a white bottle cage. Just kidding, i like but agree with others about the tape, it's just a shade or so off.

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    You're breaking my heart with the Shimano.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
    This is so funny, I was actually trying to use my Mac to make changes like this just to see how it would look but either i suck at arpeture or it's not the right program. Anyway thanks for going to the trouble. Cheers.
    My power came back on 30 min. before I needed to be at work... but yeah, just a quick ms paint hack job ... so you get an idea, of what the others where/are saying.

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    Last edited by martinus; 04-02-14 at 08:36 PM.

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    Bend the knees, watch the trees ... 5 $ please .

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
    Random question...I've seen colored spokes before, but they're usually around the valve to make it easy/fast to find the valve or whatever. What is the point of them if they're not by the valve?
    Um... I'm just a consumer ... but, here you go :

    Bianchi - More than 125 years of history, international leadership Ph. +39.0363.3161

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    Bend the knees, watch the trees ... 5 $ please .

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    My fizik green bar tape is a spot on match but it almost never comes out in pictures. I think I want to tone down the green on my Supersix when I need to change, maybe go back to stock white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinus View Post
    Um... I'm just a consumer ... but, here you go :

    Bianchi - More than 125 years of history, international leadership Ph. +39.0363.3161
    Ha, I'll skip calling them, just wondering if anyone knew.
    Hey guys, lets go play bikes!

    Strava

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
    Random question...I've seen colored spokes before, but they're usually around the valve to make it easy/fast to find the valve or whatever. What is the point of them if they're not by the valve?
    Point, what's the point you ask? As if there's a point to any of this....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 98koukile View Post
    My fizik green bar tape is a spot on match but it almost never comes out in pictures. I think I want to tone down the green on my Supersix when I need to change, maybe go back to stock white.
    Hmm. I'm a photog so I know colors can absorb and reflect light differently and look different in a photo than they do to the naked eye (have you ever seen a clothed eye, just wondering?) but ARE YOU SUUUUUURE? Have you asked someone else if the colors are 'a spot on match', cuz the photo looks hideous. I can't see anything else because of that green on the bars… Ask someone else to look, and then if they agree, get back to us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcollier5 View Post
    Hmm. I'm a photog so I know colors can absorb and reflect light differently and look different in a photo than they do to the naked eye (have you ever seen a clothed eye, just wondering?) but ARE YOU SUUUUUURE? Have you asked someone else if the colors are 'a spot on match', cuz the photo looks hideous. I can't see anything else because of that green on the bars… Ask someone else to look, and then if they agree, get back to us.
    Agreeeee

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    The old track, hand built korean frame with nagasawa lugs and hodgepodge build.

    The old road rig. Mostly Italian, minus the fork/ cages/ wheels. Not staged properly

    Made the leap to carbon, maybe I'll post it here if it looks good when I'm finished.
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    Changed to Ultegra everything plus DA shifters


    Look.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by ILZA View Post
    Changed to Ultegra everything plus DA shifters


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    I love that frame. Would be quite hot if the stem was slammed a bit more.

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    Decided that rather than just try and swap out my 105 shifters with a newer set to route cable into bar which turns out does need the newer brakes due to the pull, I may as well use this opportunity to go full ultegra 6800, cosmetically though, here's what the new tape, lower stem and matching cages will look like (via sloppy photoshop). Hope this will be an improvement, but I'm on the fence about removing wheel decals. Bike should be back in my hands by Saturday so I can post a proper shot...
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    I like it with the wheel stickers myself!! )

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    I'd vote no wheel stickers. Those stickers make the bike to "loud" and they take away from the frame.

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