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    Quote Originally Posted by Willks View Post
    Thanks for the comments on the Calfee, everyone! I love it and not just the way it looks, but the way it rides as well.

    As for the gumwalls - The tires are Vittoria Corsa SC cotton tubulars which are Vittoria's improved Corsa CX and only come in gumwall as far as I'm aware. Function over form in this case as the EC90's are my race specific wheelset. I run EA90 SLX tubeless for training with all black rubber.


    [Click for High-res]


    As for the Easton cockpit, well, it's what came with the bike and while it may not look the best to some, it's great quality, I like it, and besides - for $5, I can't complain one bit. Calfee Dream Bike Promo Photoset
    Ok, WOW! That. Is. Awesome! Congrats! However, nice door and all but can you take a photo where we can actually see the most awesome 5 dollar bike on Planet Earth? I know I see the promo photo but I'd love to see the bike with your photo and with your changes that you've made so far. Just not harsh sunlight, ok?

    You win for best value bike on this site. Both in cost and in ride quality…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
    Now that's Super Hot
    +1 Super Hot!!
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    Awesome win on the Calfee - congrats.

    That said, their promo pic shows how much of a difference staging and attention to detail makes.
    It's the spandex.

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    +1.

    And I hope future posters will think "showroom promo photo" before posting their bikes here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
    Awesome win on the Calfee - congrats.

    That said, their promo pic shows how much of a difference staging and attention to detail makes.
    Quote Originally Posted by e_guevara View Post
    +1.

    And I hope future posters will think "showroom promo photo" before posting their bikes here.
    Indeed.
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    I did my first metric this year and it was a blast! The biggest surprise was how much I actually ate through the whole thing at the snack tables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willks View Post
    Thanks for the comments on the Calfee, everyone! I love it and not just the way it looks, but the way it rides as well.

    As for the gumwalls - The tires are Vittoria Corsa SC cotton tubulars which are Vittoria's improved Corsa CX and only come in gumwall as far as I'm aware. Function over form in this case as the EC90's are my race specific wheelset. I run EA90 SLX tubeless for training with all black rubber.


    [Click for High-res]


    As for the Easton cockpit, well, it's what came with the bike and while it may not look the best to some, it's great quality, I like it, and besides - for $5, I can't complain one bit. Calfee Dream Bike Promo Photoset
    I will give you $20 for it right now. Cash (well, PayPal). I will even pay for shipping. And the PayPal fees. Where else can you get such a good ROI?

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    Some e-friends critiqued my bicycle:

    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by e_guevara View Post
    Congratulations on your $5 bike! Though it looks better on the promotional photo...

    +1 on the HOTTT in the promo photo! Looks hotter in your photo in front of those doors too. Beautiful bike! I really dig the lugged carbon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by m3ta1head View Post
    hoods have been adjusted to a more horizontal position since this photo was taken. $1200 budget bike.

    Your stock bike is hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milkbaby View Post
    Your stock bike is hot.
    The crank, wheelset, bars, saddle, and cages have all been changed from stock, but thanks! I'm building her up slowly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m3ta1head View Post
    hoods have been adjusted to a more horizontal position since this photo was taken. $1200 budget bike.

    now that i don't own one any more, I can with certainty comment that this style shimano crank is hideous...not FSA kind of hideous, but still extremely fugly in this kind of setup...
    "I tried being reasonable, I didn‘t like it."

    "I understand. I just don't care"

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    Quote Originally Posted by e_guevara View Post
    Congratulations on your $5 bike! Though it looks better on the promotional photo...

    what bottle cages are those! i need to knowwww. super sexy bike btw.

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    Arundel Mandible ^^^^
    "I tried being reasonable, I didn‘t like it."

    "I understand. I just don't care"

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    Hows the suspension on the manta? I didn't see you comment on that

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    Work in progress, need critique

    Wheels and seat are next, not sure if should leave with DT shifters or go brifter route.

    unfortunately, I really enjoy the functionality of the pedals, so those are there to stay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norrick View Post
    Work in progress, need critique

    Wheels and seat are next, not sure if should leave with DT shifters or go brifter route.

    unfortunately, I really enjoy the functionality of the pedals, so those are there to stay
    Fix the dork disk first.
    Telemachus has, indeed, sneezed.

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    And the flat pedals

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    Quote Originally Posted by redlude97 View Post
    And the flat pedals
    They look like those shimano click'r (platform on one side, & mtn spd on the other), but why even mention it, he said he likes them and they are gonna stay.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinus View Post
    They look like those shimano click'r (platform on one side, & mtn spd on the other), but why even mention it, he said he likes them and they are gonna stay.
    Because this is the New Improved HotRNot! Flat pedals are Not.

    Level the bars off, swap out the pedals, orient the labels on the tires correctly, and remove the dork disk and I'd say that Fuji is Hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinus View Post
    They look like those shimano click'r (platform on one side, & mtn spd on the other), but why even mention it, he said he likes them and they are gonna stay.
    Quote Originally Posted by RPK79 View Post
    Because this is the New Improved HotRNot! Flat pedals are Not.

    Level the bars off, swap out the pedals, orient the labels on the tires correctly, and remove the dork disk and I'd say that Fuji is Hot.
    Yep. saying that doesn't all of a sudden make it okay. No road bike with flat pedals or dual sided pedals will be hot. Vintage bikes with cages being the exception in some cases

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norrick View Post
    Work in progress, need critique

    Wheels and seat are next, not sure if should leave with DT shifters or go brifter route.

    unfortunately, I really enjoy the functionality of the pedals, so those are there to stay
    Wheels and the Saddle do need changing. Frame is Hot, can I say that? Bike as presented = Not
    Photography is nice, I'll give you that also, but a change on the wheels and saddle can make this one hot.

    Question: Do you and have you ever rode clipless on a regular basis? Has this bike ever had clipless pedals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willks View Post
    Thanks for the comments on the Calfee, everyone! I love it and not just the way it looks, but the way it rides as well.

    As for the gumwalls - The tires are Vittoria Corsa SC cotton tubulars which are Vittoria's improved Corsa CX and only come in gumwall as far as I'm aware. Function over form in this case as the EC90's are my race specific wheelset. I run EA90 SLX tubeless for training with all black rubber.


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    As for the Easton cockpit, well, it's what came with the bike and while it may not look the best to some, it's great quality, I like it, and besides - for $5, I can't complain one bit. Calfee Dream Bike Promo Photoset

    I HATE you. I entered that same contest! Seriously nice bike. I have a Dragonfly and love it. I want to try a Manta next...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcollier5 View Post
    Wheels and the Saddle do need changing. Frame is Hot, can I say that? Bike as presented = Not
    Photography is nice, I'll give you that also, but a change on the wheels and saddle can make this one hot.

    Question: Do you and have you ever rode clipless on a regular basis? Has this bike ever had clipless pedals?
    they are the pedals that have one side clipless and other side platform (someone mentioned earlier yes they are clickr's)

    I dig it because the style of shoe has the cleats recessed in the soles so I can hop off the bike and go walking around normally. I also like the platform half of the pedal because I can just go for a quick ride without changing shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m3ta1head View Post
    hoods have been adjusted to a more horizontal position since this photo was taken. $1200 budget bike.

    Is it just me or does it look like he has 'saddlebowl' instead of a bag

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