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Old 04-28-14, 06:43 AM   #126
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With that really, really, black chainring, I would have done a more "traditinal" black stem & seatpost, less (bike) show-y... but, would be "balanced" better. IMO.

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Old 04-28-14, 07:29 AM   #127
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With that really, really, black chainring, I would have done a more "traditinal" black stem & seatpost, less (bike) show-y... but, would be "balanced" better. IMO.

Or maybe an orange crank arms. Or maybe this. I do agree that there's just something not right about that crank.

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Old 04-28-14, 07:42 AM   #128
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Or maybe an orange crank arms. Or maybe this. I do agree that there's just something not right about that crank.

Ooh, that praxis ring you posted would look sweet.
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Old 04-28-14, 12:05 PM   #129
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Looks good with the black stem and seatpost thanks for pic. I'll play with the ideas.
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Old 04-28-14, 05:22 PM   #130
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Looks great man! I wouldn't change a thing....for now. I have the same philosophy as you and "Campag". As much as I want to be happy with the outcome of mine(just finished painting it today) there are things I would still like to do to change it up a bit. I would have to resonate what everyone else is saying though, it looks awesome. Congrats on finishing it. I'm gonna try and to post a thread with mine soon. Hoping to have it all together Wednesday.
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Old 04-28-14, 05:39 PM   #131
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Post more photos of your nice bike.
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Old 04-29-14, 05:17 AM   #132
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Or maybe an orange crank arms. Or maybe this. I do agree that there's just something not right about that crank.

That would be purdy sweet too ...
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Old 05-25-14, 02:01 PM   #133
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Added some new wheels with a bit of color and some lettering, will add a touch more white.
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Old 05-25-14, 02:20 PM   #134
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Added some new wheels with a bit of color and some lettering, will add a touch more white.
That bike looks so awesome. congrats on a job well done!!! just need to take a quick spray washer to the garage door.
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Old 05-25-14, 06:26 PM   #135
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Even your black cadence sensor looks good on there.

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Old 05-25-14, 07:35 PM   #136
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Wow, really great work! Congrats man
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Old 05-26-14, 12:06 AM   #137
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It doesnt even look like a specialized anymore without all the logos everywhere
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Old 05-26-14, 04:40 PM   #138
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That bike looks so awesome. congrats on a job well done!!! just need to take a quick spray washer to the garage door.
Thanks, you know I think thats the fourth time that has been said I may need to take care of that garage door..

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Even your black cadence sensor looks good on there.

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I can appreciate the effort that went into this but I am really not a fan of the outcome. To each his own, great work nonetheless!
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Now that it is all done... one thing left, give to me.

haha. looks amazing. I would not change a thing
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Old 08-02-14, 11:16 PM   #141
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Very nice. Really.

It takes a lot to put one.s art on display.

As with many things in life, there is not one right answer.

Ride safe and enjoy.
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Old 08-03-14, 03:54 AM   #142
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Me personally if I had your talent Adrian which I don't...I would airbrush the S-work logo on the downtube like Specialized does on their monochromatic S-works bikes which is real stealthy but classy. Simply add just a hint of black to the current paint color for the graphic for a slight shade difference and hint of contrast. Would add a dash of character I believe.
Well done.
PS: If I get some time, I may photoshop my suggestion for you to have a look.

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Old 08-06-14, 08:29 AM   #143
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Thanks for all the comments.

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Me personally if I had your talent Adrian which I don't...I would airbrush the S-work logo on the downtube like Specialized does on their monochromatic S-works bikes which is real stealthy but classy. Simply add just a hint of black to the current paint color for the graphic for a slight shade difference and hint of contrast. Would add a dash of character I believe.
Well done.
PS: If I get some time, I may photoshop my suggestion for you to have a look.
I've been experimenting with some new paint to go with the wheel decals, I won't put s-works since the frame is not. I thought of maybe putting RBX on the downtube. Here's what it looks like right now...

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Old 08-06-14, 11:51 AM   #144
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that subtle white striping on the top tube is new. "shut up legs" a nice touch. maybe some striping on the chainring for relief. it's perfect.
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