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Old 01-08-10, 10:25 PM   #1
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Almost Finished Romic

Here's my vintage Romic build so far, this is my first track bike and love it so far









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Old 01-08-10, 11:37 PM   #2
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the chainring bolts are rusty. replace them since they're only like $5.
Your saddles at a weird backwards sloping angle, fix it.
The stickers on your rim look lame.
And the whole carbon fiber rim in no way matches the bike.
Oh, and your frame is too big.

Wait, is this not the "what don't you like about my bike" thread?
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yeah i'm going to have to agree with everything stryper said especially the immediate removal of that silly carbon fiber wheel. what that bike needs is some nice tubulars and track drops, not those chopped bull's.
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That will be a GORGEOUS bike as soon as you get a front wheel that matches the rear, follow stryper's advice about the saddle position and chainring bolts (and get some allen headed crank bolts too, they make life much easier) and add a keirin front brake so you can ride it safely.

That is a beautiful frame, it's not going to take much to make that bike COMPLETELY FRIGGIN' AWESOME!
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That's why I said "ALMOST FINISHED"
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the chainring bolts are rusty. replace them since they're only like $5.
Your saddles at a weird backwards sloping angle, fix it.
The stickers on your rim look lame.
And the whole carbon fiber rim in no way matches the bike.
Oh, and your frame is too big.

Wait, is this not the "what don't you like about my bike" thread?
Ok I agree with the chainring bolts, but they're still one only because they're "Campy" but I'm going to replace
Saddle angle is correct, maybe just the pic, or my riding style is different then yours.
Stickers, well I guess you would understand since you're not from TEXAS ) (they have already been taken off)
I do have the matching front wheel, just was trying this thing out before I sell it.
all those are valid points, but I just don't get the "FRAME IS TOO BIG" ?? For Who ? You ?
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saddle angle is fine.
frame size looks good too.
don't like either of the wheels on it but thats just personal preference. i prefer box section rims.
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the HED3's are nice, but it just doesn't match was the only point.
The saddle just looked like the nose was angled upwards, which isn't right but maybe it's the pic.

And the frame is too big. You have no saddle to bar drop. Your bars are level with your saddle. Maybe you prefer the more upright position, it just doesn't allow you to get aero ever, get aggressive with the thing. And if you do like being more upright, then the bars just seem wrong. But I guess that's just personal preference/ opinion or whatever. Just build it how you like and have fun.
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And the frame is too big. You have no saddle to bar drop. Your bars are level with your saddle. Maybe you prefer the more upright position, it just doesn't allow you to get aero ever, get aggressive with the thing. And if you do like being more upright, then the bars just seem wrong. But I guess that's just personal preference/ opinion or whatever. Just build it how you like and have fun.
Going to disagree here. If he wants to get aero those super-drop keirin stems and drop bars would be perfect. There's any number of combinations you could use to get the right amount of drop. Apparently he's not going for that, hence the flat stem and bullhorns.

The only beef I have (aside from the front wheel, so 2006 ) is to point the bars down a little bit; nothing looks worse than ***** bars IMHO.
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changed it a bit.......

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And bit more, remember guys it's just spare parts I had in the garage, I have my eyes on some true vintage drop track bars.

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the chainring bolts are rusty. replace them since they're only like $5.
Your saddles at a weird backwards sloping angle, fix it.
The stickers on your rim look lame.
And the whole carbon fiber rim in no way matches the bike.
Oh, and your frame is too big.

Wait, is this not the "what don't you like about my bike" thread?

#1, if you like the bike as is **** what everyone else thinks it should look like.

#2 soak the Campy chainrings over night in white vinigar, the acid will remove every bit of rust, just wipe it of with a cloth in the AM.

#3, if the saddle works for you refer to number one.

#4, if you don't mind the stickers on the wheel refer to #1.

#5, If you like the carbon rim refer to #1.

#6, I don't know what size frame you should use as I don't know how tall you are so use #1 at your own risk on this one.
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i was gonna say maybe it's the stem that is inserted too high and not that the bike frame is too big, but i see u already took care of that.
I like it.
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looks good! Love that frame!

My thoughts:

1. silver box section rims w/ campy hubs if you can swing em. If you don't ride it very often, consider some tubulars! could look sick...

2. new seatpost

3. new bars (you already know that)

whoever suggested a clamp on brake---really???

also, just move those wheel decals to the frame
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yeah. replace that seatpost and send the one currently on the bike to me!
the saddle looks uncomfortable now. it should be level.
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looks good.
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I think the first pic looks more correct in regards to stem/saddle drop. the stem and saddle should be pretty close to level. A lot of people like to have their stem slammed and their seat pointed at an arrow angle because it looks fast but all the weight on your arms and being at a more sloped angle isnt comfortable imo...

nice bike but I also agree tubular, low profile rims.
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it looks a lot better with the matching front rim.
And the frame isn't as small as it looked in the other photo angles. Still a little big for what I prefer, but it's within reason
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Christ, people are critical these days. Bike looks great, ride what you wanna ride!
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