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Old 04-02-14, 01:29 PM   #18726
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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.

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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Old 04-02-14, 02:06 PM   #18727
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Old 04-02-14, 02:20 PM   #18728
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Old 04-02-14, 07:10 PM   #18729
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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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Old 04-02-14, 07:32 PM   #18730
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Old 04-02-14, 07:39 PM   #18731
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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 :

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Old 04-02-14, 07:46 PM   #18732
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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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Old 04-02-14, 08:03 PM   #18733
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Ha, I'll skip calling them, just wondering if anyone knew.
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Old 04-02-14, 09:28 PM   #18734
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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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Old 04-02-14, 09:36 PM   #18735
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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.
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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Old 04-02-14, 09:52 PM   #18736
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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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Old 04-03-14, 01:36 AM   #18737
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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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Old 04-03-14, 02:02 AM   #18738
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Changed to Ultegra everything plus DA shifters


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Old 04-03-14, 02:15 AM   #18739
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I love that frame. Would be quite hot if the stem was slammed a bit more.
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Old 04-03-14, 06:17 AM   #18740
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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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Old 04-03-14, 06:39 AM   #18741
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I like it with the wheel stickers myself!! )
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Old 04-03-14, 07:00 AM   #18742
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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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Old 04-03-14, 07:05 AM   #18743
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I like it with the wheel stickers myself!! )
Im leaning that way too, maybe its a little loud but considering where I started . I suppose if I want stickers, I could always replace with blacked out lettering.

Also, if I can't sell my 105 gruppo, may keep to put on a cyclocross frame, still have the old bar and the aksium wheels from this bike, hmm another bike for my collection, n+1 right. A giant TCX frame can be had pretty cheap or even a Ridley or caadx something like that. I feel a next project coming on.

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Point, what's the point you ask? As if there's a point to any of this....
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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...
I think it looks good but prefer no decals on the wheels. Everyone knows they're mavics from the carbon weave. Of course, ghost/black stickers would be pretty sweet as well.
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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.
Well that's not my bike so... I can't speak to what tape he has. Here are two cell phone pictures of my bike from the old setups I had last year. To the naked eye it is liquigas green or it wouldn't be on my bike, I hate "almost" the same shade.

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I look back at those pics and thank god I upgraded a few things since then... god was that crank ugly.
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Old 04-03-14, 11:17 AM   #18750
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The old track, hand built korean frame with nagasawa lugs and hodgepodge build.
did you buy this on ebay? because if so you out bid me for it...and i was none too pleased about it at the time.
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