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  1. I haven't ridden either so no direct experiences,...

    I haven't ridden either so no direct experiences, but I know BMC made significant changes to the frame for 2014.
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    The saddle is actually clamped in the front 1/3...

    The saddle is actually clamped in the front 1/3 of the rails.
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    I found a crack in the shell of my Romin after...

    I found a crack in the shell of my Romin after about 2 years / 8,000 miles.
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    Yes, but I am not the first owner. So it was...

    Yes, but I am not the first owner. So it was custom for someone else. I would have gone for a slacker seat tube angle but other than that the geometry is spot on.



    That is a 32 mm setback...
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    They are carbon tubes. I agree about the seatpost...

    They are carbon tubes. I agree about the seatpost (it is a FSA); I will either sand the paint off this one or get the newer matte black one with the revised graphics.
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    I have a garage door again, so here it goes: ...

    I have a garage door again, so here it goes:

    http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m27/fikretatalay/Bikes/20140727_102110_zps2jaqkn6i.jpg
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    I have a Cambium, and like it a lot. That said,...

    I have a Cambium, and like it a lot. That said, comparisons to other Brooks saddles seem a bit pointless because the Cambium is not leather (and requires no break in) and the shape of the saddle...
  8. I do believe minor advantages such as aero...

    I do believe minor advantages such as aero frames/helmets/etc. can add up and be important for professionals. For us amateurs who do not get paid to race bikes, not so much.
  9. Thread: Hot r Not

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    My Seven Elium in its latest form: ...

    My Seven Elium in its latest form:

    http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m27/fikretatalay/Bikes/1_zpsdb743d0c.jpg
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    Another vote for Bontrager R3; I have been using...

    Another vote for Bontrager R3; I have been using them for over a year and have nothing but good things to say about them. They can be expensive at list price though, unless you have a connection with...
  11. Get the best frame you can buy with Shimano 105...

    Get the best frame you can buy with Shimano 105 or equivalent; then get a nice, sturdy set of wheels. If you get an itch for something different as you lose weight, you can upgrade your components.
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    I doubt it is the BB; it is probably your...

    I doubt it is the BB; it is probably your position on that bike.
  13. North American Handmade Bike Show 2014 - Pictures

    Went to the show yesterday and took a few pictures; hope you enjoy:

    Cog Blog: NAHBS 2014
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    I wish I had seen this sooner. I just pretty much...

    I wish I had seen this sooner. I just pretty much gave away my old Tsunami (aluminum frame) and the geometry on that was pretty much based on a Giant TCR M/L with a slightly taller head tube. You...
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    Check out this page for Atlanta group rides: ...

    Check out this page for Atlanta group rides:

    http://sadlebred.com/rides/

    Lots of rides going on pretty much every day. I have pretty much done almost all of them at least, so shoot me a PM if...
  16. I meant with the yellow rims and yellow saddle...

    I meant with the yellow rims and yellow saddle that the OP is planning to use.
  17. I think it looked better when it was "blah". That...

    I think it looked better when it was "blah". That is too much yellow IMO.
  18. Thread: Hot r Not

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    The Guru seems to have been staged perfectly to...

    The Guru seems to have been staged perfectly to avoid showing off the stem erection ;)

    Still a very nice looking bike.
  19. In my experience larger volume tires do make a...

    In my experience larger volume tires do make a big difference, especially with smoothing the small bumps and vibrations. However, there are many variable between tires (construction, quality, etc.),...
  20. 3T Ergonova.

    3T Ergonova.
  21. Thread: Sora?

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    No, it is actually quite good (I have it on my...

    No, it is actually quite good (I have it on my commuter).
  22. Thread: Sora?

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    The new Sora don't have thumb shifters.

    The new Sora don't have thumb shifters.
  23. This article which I like says more like 1 cm on...

    This article which I like says more like 1 cm on either side, so add about 20 mm to your actual sit bone measurements.
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  24. Thread: Hot r Not

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    I would say the Cinelli is warm. That Thomson...

    I would say the Cinelli is warm. That Thomson seatpost is not helping the matters :)
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    My experience with Mavic wheels have always been...

    My experience with Mavic wheels have always been positive. And I think you would be hard pressed to find a wheelset that weighs as little as the R-SYS SLR do (reported as 1,295 g) and still be...
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