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    Capo build is done

    I finally finished this bad boy up and took it for a spin today. The damn thing is fast and stiff, I love it.

    This is the first bike I've ever built and it was a great experience. I doubt I'll ever buy another bike complete. I'm gonna take it to my LBS so they can look it over to make sure everything is ok. I am hearing some noise when I pedal. It's either the crank/bb or my chain isn't perfectly straight. The gear ratio (48/19) seems to be good but I have to test it on a steep hill. And when I'm down in the drops my nuts feel like they're getting smashed so I'm going to lower the nose of the seat a bit. Otherwise I'm lovin' the ride.

    Here's some bike porn. Thanks to everyone who's helped me out.




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    looks nice. drive side plz.

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    Nice bike. Where did you get the zip tie looking rear brake cable guides?

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    i love the paint scheme on the frame/fork.

    remove rim stickers for cleaner look?

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    yeah that is pretty nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahand View Post
    looks nice. drive side plz.
    Yeah, I'm an idiot. My battery died right after I took the pic and that's when I realized that I didn't take a driverside pic. I will try tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westokyo View Post
    Nice bike. Where did you get the zip tie looking rear brake cable guides?
    They came with the frame. I wish they were red so you wouldn't see them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judge_Posner View Post
    i love the paint scheme on the frame/fork.

    remove rim stickers for cleaner look?
    Yeah I'm definitely thinking about that.

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    Loooking good, nice and clean. I like it!
    Does it ride smoothly? (thinking about getting an aluminum frame)

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    Nice Job! I wish I could make mine work with the White/Red color scheme but I like how the black/red looks.

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    i'd suggest turning your drops down a little more before angling your seat down any more, it should pull the drops a bit closer to you which wont make you have to stretch as far. the bottom portion of the drops should be parallel to the ground. Also maybe a shorter stem. otherwise she looks good.
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    Nice bike. Looks good.
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    sweet. it has a good balance of color, chrome, and logo. nothing is overwhelming which is good.

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    it looks slippery, so shinny and sleek
    derailleur? I hardly know her
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    Verry nice. It's good to see a bike go from questions about what rims to buy all the way to built. Good job. I'm also glad to hear that you enjoyed building it so much. Those 1.2's look great (except those conti valve caps.) Those will be my next rims.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hudsong View Post
    Loooking good, nice and clean. I like it!
    Does it ride smoothly? (thinking about getting an aluminum frame)
    Yeah it's smooth as hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teevoe View Post
    Nice Job! I wish I could make mine work with the White/Red color scheme but I like how the black/red looks.

    http://velospace.org/node/9282
    I saw that one the other day. It's looks mean. I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xiamsammyx View Post
    i'd suggest turning your drops down a little more before angling your seat down any more, it should pull the drops a bit closer to you which wont make you have to stretch as far. the bottom portion of the drops should be parallel to the ground. Also maybe a shorter stem. otherwise she looks good.
    Thanks, I will definitely try rotation the bars more. The reach seems fine to me though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peedtm View Post
    Verry nice. It's good to see a bike go from questions about what rims to buy all the way to built. Good job. I'm also glad to hear that you enjoyed building it so much. Those 1.2's look great (except those conti valve caps.) Those will be my next rims.
    Thanks man. The 1.2 are beautiful and don't feel that heavy at all. I'm 200lbs so I wanted a sturdier rim and this worked out well for me. Just can't decide if I want to remove the stickers.

    Those valve caps need to be replaced. Yellow just doesn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teevoe View Post
    Nice Job! I wish I could make mine work with the White/Red color scheme but I like how the black/red looks.

    http://velospace.org/node/9282
    You spent all that f'ing money on the Aerospoke and didn't bother to replace the tacky-assed carbon-wrapped seatpost? LAWL.

    The op must be built like donkey kong with that kind of drop. Dude, lower your seat. Also: that frame is lovely. How does it feel on the road? Does it absorb much shock?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teevoe View Post
    Nice Job! I wish I could make mine work with the White/Red color scheme but I like how the black/red looks.

    http://velospace.org/node/9282
    did you have a Pake with those 'spokes on it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by frankstoneline View Post
    did you have a Pake with those 'spokes on it?
    Yeah, the Pake is getting a powder coat job and all the stock parts that came on the Capo is on that bike now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kergin View Post
    The op must be built like donkey kong with that kind of drop. Dude, lower your seat. Also: that frame is lovely. How does it feel on the road? Does it absorb much shock?
    I've only taking one ride on it so far but if feels really really nice. The ride isn't harsh at all.

    As far the seat is concerned, thats the height it needs to be for me to have a good extension.

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    [QUOTE=kergin;6467703]You spent all that f'ing money on the Aerospoke and didn't bother to replace the tacky-assed carbon-wrapped seatpost? LAWL.

    Good point, I didn't even realized that until your post.
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    Nice looking bike. Your back must be more flexible than mine. I would have sized that up a few notches.

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