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    Quote Originally Posted by DXchulo View Post
    It's well done in that photo. The background is interesting but not distracting. The bike is in its natural habitat.

    Anyway, a better thread to mention is the Empty Road Ahead thread. That's my favorite thread on this forum.
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    i'm still working on adjusting the front end. angle of the picture made it look worse than it was. bars have rotated down quite a bit, and shifters pulled back. if anyone wants to see it in its final setup, pm me and i'll send a later pic

    i like the background, too. i love the mountains. and i've always thought garage door pix were so blasé...

    took me 15 years to find a saddle i love, and they don't make it in white. i ain't tradin' it in
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    Non-neutral backgrounds might fly in that other HrN thread but this is the NIHrN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smoke View Post
    i'm still working on adjusting the front end. angle of the picture made it look worse than it was. bars have rotated down quite a bit, and shifters pulled back. if anyone wants to see it in its final setup, pm me and i'll send a later pic

    i like the background, too. i love the mountains. and i've always thought garage door pix were so blasé...

    took me 15 years to find a saddle i love, and they don't make it in white. i ain't tradin' it in
    Why not post the pic? I rotated the pic for you and posted it and its still super high. You need to go to black bar tape then if you insist on keeping the saddle

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    because it's really not important

    thanks for the advice, but nope - saddle stays, tape stays
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    My first attempt at building a bike.

    Last edited by ajemm; 06-07-14 at 07:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajemm View Post
    My first attempt at building a bike.

    Hot! and very interesting. It is hot yet not in a typical way of blacked out with 50mm carbons etc. It is unique Good job. I'd be proud to call that my climbing ho!
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    Felt Z5, First full carbon bike. Go easy on me, i tried to stage it right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexaschwanden View Post
    Felt Z5, First full carbon bike. Go easy on me, i tried to stage it right.
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    I'll have to say, not... It has potential with minimal changes though! Change pedals to clipless, cut steerer tube, change stem angle and I would give it a hot. I like it though, just not hot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajemm View Post
    My first attempt at building a bike.

    Hot. Looks like a long leg, short torso, build.
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    And let the age thing go. We are all old with problems of some kind. Focusing on that is counterproductive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexaschwanden View Post
    Felt Z5, First full carbon bike. Go easy on me, i tried to stage it right.
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    Staged fine. I know what you were after with the white/black/white as far as saddle, hoods, and tape. Nice try, but not quite there for me. Close.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes View Post

    And let the age thing go. We are all old with problems of some kind. Focusing on that is counterproductive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smoke View Post
    because it's really not important

    thanks for the advice, but nope - saddle stays, tape stays
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajemm View Post
    My first attempt at building a bike.

    Hot
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    stems should be short. short and thin does the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexaschwanden View Post
    Felt Z5, First full carbon bike. Go easy on me, i tried to stage it right.
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    Not

    Strap in pedals
    Negative stem with that top tube, combined with the bars pointed down looks awful.
    Cut that steering tube
    Dislike the white hoods

    All these things are parts that simply dont appeal to me. Not saying any of them are right or wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajemm View Post
    My first attempt at building a bike.


    Has potential, but that Front end looks funny with the short/high rise stem. Those bars look odd to me. they look like 3T ergonova's, but something looks off about them.

    Not a bad bike or build, but as for aesthetics, Its just missing the plate for me.

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    Probably better suited for the budget HrN thread, but I'll go ahead and let you guys lay into me. Sorry for the crappy cell phone pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bathwater View Post
    Probably better suited for the budget HrN thread, but I'll go ahead and let you guys lay into me. Sorry for the crappy cell phone pic.

    Gonna go with NO. Not a fan of that blue, there's grey on the fork that is not matched anywhere else on the bike, for some reason the white cages don't do it for me, would prefer centering the tire valve stems instead of the wheel logos, don't like angle of rear skewer, color of rear derailleur looks cheap, too much beige makes the picture and room bland, carpet looks worn and somewhat dirty, door hardware belongs in a senior center, what I believe is an Ethernet cable running along wall is lazy, and picture was taken at standing eye level causing distracting wall/door angle on left--camera should have been vertically centered on bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexaschwanden View Post
    Felt Z5, First full carbon bike. Go easy on me, i tried to stage it right.
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    Short, negative rise stem slammed to the top cap. Saddle slammed forward. Why didn't you go for a smaller frame size?

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    That opus is busy graphics wise, but Hot none the less. Wouldn't mind seeing a different set of wheels on it that was all black. This is one of the first bikes I have seen that the FSA stem/seatpost has worked just right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noob_rider View Post
    Gonna go with NO. Not a fan of that blue, there's grey on the fork that is not matched anywhere else on the bike, for some reason the white cages don't do it for me, would prefer centering the tire valve stems instead of the wheel logos, don't like angle of rear skewer, color of rear derailleur looks cheap, too much beige makes the picture and room bland, carpet looks worn and somewhat dirty, door hardware belongs in a senior center, what I believe is an Ethernet cable running along wall is lazy, and picture was taken at standing eye level causing distracting wall/door angle on left--camera should have been vertically centered on bike.
    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    stems should be short. short and thin does the trick.

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    I do live in a senior center. My kids put me here because they don't love me anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
    Has potential, but that Front end looks funny with the short/high rise stem. Those bars look odd to me. they look like 3T ergonova's, but something looks off about them.

    Not a bad bike or build, but as for aesthetics, Its just missing the plate for me.
    Yes but the photo is well shot. Impressive depth of field!
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    Part 3. 10 days till new frame and I can finally be done.

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