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    Wow… beautiful! Nice job brother. You might need to draw yourself up a badge with your initials or something for that head tube.

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    Pretty cool and pretty fast. Thanks for not dragging this out for months...or years.
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    Very nice.

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    Adrain...a question to you about the look of your new bike.
    Painting is your thing and you have seen many transformations due to paint jobs.
    I would like your honest assessment. Do you believe the bike looks better than when you started?
    Or are you a bit disappointed about changing it away from original all said?
    Choosing paint color and theme is always a leap of faith and just wonder if it meets your expectations?
    thanks

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    I found some shoes to go with it:

    ***CARNAC HELIOS Pro Road Shoes Size 46


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Dopolina View Post
    Pretty cool and pretty fast. Thanks for not dragging this out for months...or years.
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    Wow! congratulations, you have done what i had previously considered to be impossible: you have made a roubaix look Hot!

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    As much as I hate to say it, a black jagged S would look just about perfect on the headtube to break up the thick orange there and give it some visual appeal. Doubt they sell them on their own though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Campag4life View Post
    ....... Do you believe the bike looks better than when you started?.......
    Is this a real question?

    Campag4life.... Let me help you, as someone has messed with your computer. In your browser options, make sure there is a checkmark next to "View Images on Web Pages"!

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    It looks very distinctive. I am late to the party, I agree that too many bikes today look like billboards. You will certainly not see yourself coming and going!
    A little off topic: did any of you guys who removed the Zertz inserts try riding the bike without them, and if so could you tell any difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrianinkc View Post
    Hot.

    Can we see it in a 'road ahead' setting, if possible? I think the orange will really pop in a green/treed setting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeAnon View Post
    Is this a real question?

    Campag4life.... Let me help you, as someone has messed with your computer. In your browser options, make sure there is a checkmark next to "View Images on Web Pages"!
    Yeah its a question. I would like to know if the OP really likes it.
    I also bet it looks better up close versus in pictures which is the case of many bikes.
    I'm not sure I like it. I might like it close up. Not a fan of the cranks...would prefer Campy or Rotor or some other cranks.
    Don't really like the stem, post and frame all one color theme. For some reason I prefer the De Rosa monochrome themes better. It maybe the color...not sure. I prefer the candy red factory bike I posted earlier. It may have something to do with the scale of the frame relative to the wheels. The decals for good or bad do break up the mass of the frame. Deeper section wheels look better as well...why many buy them in fact over and above any perceived difference in performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
    The finished product looks awesome though, well done. The stem and seat post look awesome and there are just enough little black bits hanging around to make it visually interesting. Your large chainring looks like a sump of blackness though. Maybe some gray or orange chainring bolts would break it up a little without changing the overall look.

    It looks great. Terrific job.
    Thanks completely agree about the chain ring aka death star.

    Quote Originally Posted by BikeAnon View Post
    That looks fantastic!

    Now... how are we gonna de-logo those tires?
    Thank you, ride the hell out of it ?

    Quote Originally Posted by primov8 View Post
    I'd throw on a KMC DLC black chain to finish it off. But definitely still HOT just the way it is. I'm glad you stuck with painting the seat post and stem the same color as the frameset; no doubt, a job well done.

    Now go start a "Post your orange bike" thread because this is a perfect bike to kick off that thread.
    Thanks for helping me out on the design part the black chain would look great I'm sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by jeepseahawk View Post
    Bike looks awesome, I picture some deep black carbon rims to make the orange pop more. Just a great job on it, kudos.
    Thanks and yes I agree.

    Quote Originally Posted by EnsitMike View Post
    Wow… beautiful! Nice job brother. You might need to draw yourself up a badge with your initials or something for that head tube.
    Not a bad idea, I'm going to have a pin striping friend add a little something to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Dopolina View Post
    Pretty cool and pretty fast. Thanks for not dragging this out for months...or years.
    Thanks Bob and thanks for the input throughout the thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by surgeonstone View Post
    Very nice.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by fried bake View Post
    Wow! congratulations, you have done what i had previously considered to be impossible: you have made a roubaix look Hot!
    Haha thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by himespau View Post
    As much as I hate to say it, a black jagged S would look just about perfect on the headtube to break up the thick orange there and give it some visual appeal. Doubt they sell them on their own though.
    Acutally the front end is pretty heavy on black, I will get a few more pics.
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    Wow! That looks great!

    Makes the zertz work. Nice job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Campag4life View Post
    Adrain...a question to you about the look of your new bike.
    Painting is your thing and you have seen many transformations due to paint jobs.
    I would like your honest assessment. Do you believe the bike looks better than when you started?
    Or are you a bit disappointed about changing it away from original all said?
    Choosing paint color and theme is always a leap of faith and just wonder if it meets your expectations?
    thanks
    Well now you have done it, opened a can of worms lol. Well where to start, first off I'm a very picky guy that is never truly happy for a long time with anything. I feel that the paint scheme and color are too aggressive for the geo of the bike, I think it desperately needs some carbon clinchers to help the death star chain ring and crank. The first thing I hated about it was the seat clamp and saddle rails, yes there is more chrome, aluminum looking stuff on the bike but for some reason that pokes out to me a bit much. A bike is never finished we all change our minds about stuff and swap parts all the time before we get a new one to play with, I'm already thinking a gold chain and gum wall tires... but thats neither here nor there. I love not having logos on today's ride people were asking what the hell are you riding ? I told them it was a cheap china frame until they looked at it enough and realized it was my bike, the bike demands attention the color pulls you in and the no logos makes you scratch your head thinking what is that ? Lots of complements and a few guys interested in painting there bikes, so it looks like I may have a side gig now. A guy at the bike shop said forget the cavendish edition this looks a lot better, everyone will have different opinions about it but one thing is for sure the bike pulls you in for a 2nd look and you are left with a bunch of questions. Overall I am happy for now till the next project comes around...

    Quote Originally Posted by goenrdoug View Post
    Hot.

    Can we see it in a 'road ahead' setting, if possible? I think the orange will really pop in a green/treed setting.
    Thanks I will get some more pics.
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    I agree with the masses. Looks good.
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    Really turned out great!

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    Nice bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrianinkc View Post
    Thanks completely agree about the chain ring aka death star.
    OK, I'm going to go a little fanboi on you but if you could paint the chain-ring to LOOK like the death star you would officially have the coolest bike on earth.

    How's the finish? I presume up close it looks comparable or even better than the factory finish? I have a spare (older) roubaix frame out in the shed... now you have me wishing... ha ha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrianinkc View Post
    Well now you have done it, opened a can of worms lol. Well where to start, first off I'm a very picky guy that is never truly happy for a long time with anything. I feel that the paint scheme and color are too aggressive for the geo of the bike, I think it desperately needs some carbon clinchers to help the death star chain ring and crank. The first thing I hated about it was the seat clamp and saddle rails, yes there is more chrome, aluminum looking stuff on the bike but for some reason that pokes out to me a bit much. A bike is never finished we all change our minds about stuff and swap parts all the time before we get a new one to play with, I'm already thinking a gold chain and gum wall tires... but thats neither here nor there. I love not having logos on today's ride people were asking what the hell are you riding ? I told them it was a cheap china frame until they looked at it enough and realized it was my bike, the bike demands attention the color pulls you in and the no logos makes you scratch your head thinking what is that ? Lots of complements and a few guys interested in painting there bikes, so it looks like I may have a side gig now. A guy at the bike shop said forget the cavendish edition this looks a lot better, everyone will have different opinions about it but one thing is for sure the bike pulls you in for a 2nd look and you are left with a bunch of questions. Overall I am happy for now till the next project comes around...



    Thanks I will get some more pics.
    Anybody who has been around painting likely feels the same way you would. Pretty rare ever to be perfectly happy. I agree with what you wrote.
    Figured you may get some side jobs...maybe a few from here.
    Thanks for sharing your talent.

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    Thanks guys for the compliments.

    Quote Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
    OK, I'm going to go a little fanboi on you but if you could paint the chain-ring to LOOK like the death star you would officially have the coolest bike on earth.

    How's the finish? I presume up close it looks comparable or even better than the factory finish? I have a spare (older) roubaix frame out in the shed... now you have me wishing... ha ha.
    I don't think the oval ring would help with a Death Star look. One thing I really like about Specialized is the the paint finishes, they really do a nice job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Campag4life View Post
    qui pourrait me donner un mal de "tęte".
    Que?
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    Did you weight the part before/after? I wonder how much weight was added with this method.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Dopolina View Post
    Did you weight the part before/after? I wonder how much weight was added with this method.
    I did not weigh anything.
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