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Old 04-07-14, 06:55 AM   #18851
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Thanks @gc3. Still a couple things I would like to do, but it would involve a very high $-weight ratio for no performance gain what so ever. I think I will just save for a while and keep looking for my Evo frameset.

What do you think...keep Logo's on or take off?

Keep the logo opposite the valve stem only.
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Old 04-07-14, 07:37 AM   #18852
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Hot as always @bianchi10.

I'm also taking the logo off of my wheels, only mine are under the clear coat. It's funny to read about concerns with goo gone on carbon rims when I'm taking a sander to mind. Pictures soon!
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Old 04-07-14, 08:01 AM   #18853
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Looks good, Bianchi10!

Either no logo's, or leave the ones you have on. I don't think the blacked out ones would be the look you're after.
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Old 04-07-14, 08:26 AM   #18854
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Curious as to how to do that. Heat the decals with a hair dryer and scrape? Would something like Goo-Gone hurt the carbon fiber?
Enve seems to recommend using a razor blade to pick up the edge, then peel it off: Decal Installation (1280 x 720) - YouTube

In the same video they recommend using acetone to clean the rim. I think using goo-gone would be fine, but you'd want to make sure to really clean it off with isopropyl alcohol or acetone. Wouldn't want any remnants left on the wheel (or if it really got everywhere...foul your brake pads)
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Old 04-07-14, 08:35 AM   #18855
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Bianchi10 (… hmm, why is your name bianchi on a C'dale? But I digress) I'd also vote to debadge the wheels. Just take a look back at the last few pages. Debadged carbon wheels look good and on your black and white bike, they'd look even better! Plus, less logos is always a good thing, isn't it? (You already know all this, we're just pushing you over the edge hopefully)
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Thanks guys. Still not sure if I want yo take them off.

Bianchi10 - because my first bike was a bianchi via nirone. Thought picking a name with the bike I ride would be neeeeto. After selling that and getting my Ridley, I saw how stupid that was. People know me by bianchi10 now so I might as well keep it.
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Old 04-07-14, 02:57 PM   #18857
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...Love the De Rosa but GREEN bartape?? Really? It' looks really good in black.
I installed the green tape last week and it doesn't look the same. Black bar tape it is.


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The cable housing makes it "HOT".
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Old 04-07-14, 09:46 PM   #18858
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Enve seems to recommend using a razor blade to pick up the edge, then peel it off: Decal Installation (1280 x 720) - YouTube

In the same video they recommend using acetone to clean the rim. I think using goo-gone would be fine, but you'd want to make sure to really clean it off with isopropyl alcohol or acetone. Wouldn't want any remnants left on the wheel (or if it really got everywhere...foul your brake pads)
Yep, using goo-gone and wd-40 will just make extra work for ya, since they both need to be cleaned off the brake surface for sure, and if you want to re-sticker the wheels, you'll def want to prep/re-clean with rubbing alcohol/isopropyl ...

I dont agre with acetone on carbon O.O
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Just heat up the decals a little with a blow dryer before trying to peel them off carbon....
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Old 04-07-14, 10:36 PM   #18860
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Just heat up the decals a little with a blow dryer before trying to peel them off carbon....
Won't the heat make the carbon asplode?!
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Won't the heat make the carbon asplode?!
Not if you use a carbon hair dryer - then it's fine.
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Thanks guys. Still not sure if I want yo take them off.

Bianchi10 - because my first bike was a bianchi via nirone. Thought picking a name with the bike I ride would be neeeeto. After selling that and getting my Ridley, I saw how stupid that was. People know me by bianchi10 now so I might as well keep it.
Which saddle is that? I thought you were on the Spec Romin Evo? Think my Toupe RBX is just about done and about to start the search...

Hot as always!
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Old 04-08-14, 07:48 AM   #18863
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Not if you use a carbon hair dryer - then it's fine.
Does Park Tool make one?
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Old 04-08-14, 08:01 AM   #18864
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Which saddle is that? I thought you were on the Spec Romin Evo? Think my Toupe RBX is just about done and about to start the search...

Hot as always!
Thanks Robby. That is a Specialized Romin Evo pro. I have ridden a toupe and though it wasn't bad, the Romin Evo has been great.
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Old 04-08-14, 08:06 AM   #18865
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Too bad one can't debadge the frame . . . that is too much graphics for me.

Not.
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Old 04-08-14, 09:23 AM   #18866
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Yes but be careful because it's been known to asplode.
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Old 04-08-14, 10:27 AM   #18867
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Not as exotic as most of what has been posted but I love it. I have had it for a few weeks. Giant Anyroad 2.
Oh for the love of...

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The ****** level in this thread is unbelievable. I'd be interested to see those who post comments like the one above include a photo of their bike for similar ridicule.
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what you can't say ******? What kind of ****** would block a word like ******?
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what you can't say ******? What kind of ****** would block a word like ******?
Huh?
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The ****** level in this thread is unbelievable. I'd be interested to see those who post comments like the one above include a photo of their bike for similar ridicule.
1. This is HrN. If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
2. My Look is in the shop... don't worry babydoll, I'll post her when she's ready.
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Yes, it does look comfy. Ride the wheels off it and enjoy yourself!
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1. This is HrN. If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
2. My Look is in the shop... don't worry babydoll, I'll post her when she's ready.
So you don't actually ride or have a bike to put in this thread? Nice!

I can stand the heat, I just can't stand ******s.
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I knew what people would say and it doesn't bother me. I know its not high end but I absolutely love it and its the most comfortable bike I have ever rode. I had a guy that was riding a Look the other day stop me and told me that he thought it was one of the coolest designs he had seen in a long time. So not everybody is a hater lol.
If you love it, RIDE IT! Why I didn't critique anything and just gave that wonderful response is that it's not staged in a good manner. Try staging her first... better lighting/background, lose the bottles and bags, etc. This is HrN, not the What road bike do you have thread. We are supposed to critique the bikes here, and to do that, it helps if we have a good picture with decent staging.
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Maybe try taking the bottles out of the cages, all the bags for hauling your garage with you on a ride, lean it against a wall and take a real photo of the bike. That will help.

It looks like a nice gravel grinder, I like the gray and orange, but right now it looks like someone slapped road bars on a mtb and called it a day.
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