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    need some advice on changes

    the bikes been done for a few weeks and i love it so far but now that we have 10+ inches of snow on the ground i keep looking at it deciding if i want to change anything. i figured i just as well have you guys roll it around.

    #1. bullhorns

    i had the drops so i used them. i am finding that i put my hands on the "forward" parts of the bars as if they were hoods. i cant help but think it would be like ridding on the forward extension on bullhorns (only time i used bullhorns was in a triathlon and stayed in the arobars till i needed brakes)

    #2 rim decals

    i cant decide if i want them to go or stay. they match the frame but it may look cleaner without them.



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    You've caught the bug. My opinion? Get rid of the rim decals and get some 'horns!

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    I think some Syntace Stratos and clean rims are just what the doctor ordered!
    The bums will always lose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    You've caught the bug. My opinion? Get rid of the rim decals and get some 'horns!
    so what if i did thanks for the advice.

    Quote Originally Posted by ADSR View Post
    I think some Syntace Stratos and clean rims are just what the doctor ordered!
    those are the bars i was thinking. are they available in 31.8? google time.

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    I'm not saying there's anything wrong with it. I've got a constant case of it, especially during the winter!

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    i found some more expensive ones in 31.8...



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    how bout some eastons for my big hands:


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    AFAIK Stratos are a 26.0 only bar, but who doesn't like that new stem feel?
    The bums will always lose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADSR View Post
    AFAIK Stratos are a 26.0 only bar, but who doesn't like that new stem feel?
    new anything feels nice but im thinking of trying the eastons. i love the side profile, bladed section, and long extension

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    loose the decals for sure.

    Instead of the bullhorns, I'd suggest a pair of normal drop bar brake levers, give you that bullhorn feel, but still have those drops for when it's nice and windy. What can I say, I'm a traditionalist.

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    i like tradition but road levers cant save my bike. its got bladed tubes and compact geometry for goodness sake

    and i get the point, decals off. give me some time to accept the thought.

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    It needs a lower gear ratio and studded tires so you can ride it in the snow instead of worrying about decals.
    Ride lots, have fun, skid often!

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    haha, trust me, it almost went out for fun as is. it will see snow before its over.

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    I actually like the wheel stickers. DT Swiss rims are nice, so it offsets the fact that your frame is made by scattante lol. Definitely put some bullhorns on there. I use profile design air wing bars that are 26.0 and they are okay. Not amazing, not bad, though.
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    You need a black crankset before anything else. It's all I see when I look at your bike.

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    Rear fender!

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    the frame was a gift from my father who is unemployed due to a military injury. its surprisingly well built 7000 series al.

    i want black cranks when i can find/afford ones better than the chorus ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by klaw091 View Post
    Rear fender!
    no front? The skunk stripe is kinda annoying, but a front fender can actually keep your feet dry. I think it does more to make riding in the wet tolerable than the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzz2050 View Post
    no front? The skunk stripe is kinda annoying, but a front fender can actually keep your feet dry. I think it does more to make riding in the wet tolerable than the rear.
    maybe, not sure if he can fit a front fender on however.

    could always just wear boots

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzz2050 View Post
    loose the decals for sure.

    Instead of the bullhorns, I'd suggest a pair of normal drop bar brake levers, give you that bullhorn feel, but still have those drops for when it's nice and windy. What can I say, I'm a traditionalist.
    2nd.

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    I think road levers would do be great for your bike. Plus you keep all your hand positions.

    And you should keep the decals. They look nice. Not hideous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klaw091 View Post
    maybe, not sure if he can fit a front fender on however.

    could always just wear boots
    there is no room for fenders and no provisions to bolt them on either.

    i have an xc bike boys, i dont need this one to play winter duty (i do want to try it in snow though)

    Quote Originally Posted by phyko View Post
    I think road levers would do be great for your bike. Plus you keep all your hand positions.

    And you should keep the decals. They look nice. Not hideous.
    thanks but i am not, and will not, put road levers on it. a back brake is worthless and i am not running one hood. as i stated before, if i keep drops, i can ride the front part of the bars as if they were hoods and it is quite comfortable.

    i agree, the decals do look nice. i just cant decide what looks best.



    ive thought about getting new ones from dt swiss and cutting off the chrome part that says "RR 1.2" then it will just be a clean "DT SWISS" decal. any thoughts?

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    I dont think you need to cut off the part that says "RR 1.2". I think you have enough silver on the frame and other parts so that it looks like it fits.

    But a plain DT Swiss would look nice too. But then you have to spend extra money. Unless you can just use a hobby knife and cut away the "RR1.2".

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