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Old 03-17-14, 02:25 PM   #2601
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Oh I eventually got a bike, and it looks a lot like the Langster - red, chrome stays, quill stem. In the end things worked out ok, I just remember back when I was looking and Langster stock kept disappearing. It was probably the bike that hooked me into wanting a fixed gear, so it's always going to be special to me.
I just looked up your bike. WOW!!!
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Old 03-17-14, 03:44 PM   #2602
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I gotta say that I really like the new Vigorelli graphics and your choice of wheels/cranks but since this is a hate thread:
1) Track drops suck for actual riding
2) The fact that you're using a 0-setback post on a 74.5 seat tube with a short 90-100mm stem *looks* like improper fit (maybe you've got really long legs with short femurs, I dunno)
3) Those better not be wire-bead gatorskins....
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Old 03-17-14, 04:17 PM   #2603
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I gotta say that I really like the new Vigorelli graphics and your choice of wheels/cranks but since this is a hate thread:
1) Track drops suck for actual riding
2) The fact that you're using a 0-setback post on a 74.5 seat tube with a short 90-100mm stem *looks* like improper fit (maybe you've got really long legs with short femurs, I dunno)
3) Those better not be wire-bead gatorskins....
I think you are wrong in trying to apply practical criteria to a frame with a silly graphics scheme like a Vigorelli. That bike will be great for walking in the arts district.
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Old 03-18-14, 01:36 AM   #2604
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I gotta say that I really like the new Vigorelli graphics and your choice of wheels/cranks but since this is a hate thread:
1) Track drops suck for actual riding
2) The fact that you're using a 0-setback post on a 74.5 seat tube with a short 90-100mm stem *looks* like improper fit (maybe you've got really long legs with short femurs, I dunno)
3) Those better not be wire-bead gatorskins....
I feel sorry for the tree that hideous thing is leaning against

is that hatey enough?
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Old 03-18-14, 02:35 AM   #2605
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I feel sorry for the tree that hideous thing is leaning against

is that hatey enough?
Hahaha, it's quite funny to think about the backlash and flack when I posted Cinelli's first "caliedo" color schemed cat 1 Pro best of road frame and this complete 360 of the hatred to love.

White & blue vigorelli is best vigorelli and original vigorelli!
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Old 03-18-14, 07:27 AM   #2606
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I think you are wrong in trying to apply practical criteria to a frame with a silly graphics scheme like a Vigorelli. That bike will be great for walking in the arts district.
Yeah, but that dude lives in Arlington, we don't really have an arts district. We don't really even have coffee shops other than Starbucks. (well, not in central Arlington)
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Old 03-18-14, 09:45 AM   #2607
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*I have since added origin 8 strapz and a sparkly new chain.
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Old 03-18-14, 11:58 AM   #2608
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Yeah, but that dude lives in Arlington, we don't really have an arts district. We don't really even have coffee shops other than Starbucks. (well, not in central Arlington)
I wouldn't have it by other way.
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Old 03-18-14, 12:17 PM   #2609
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I like that Vig, except it already looks like all the other new Vig builds. Which isn't a bad thing you know but I'd like to see a lil more diversity in the builds.
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Old 03-18-14, 12:38 PM   #2610
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I like that Vig, except it already looks like all the other new Vig builds. Which isn't a bad thing you know but I'd like to see a lil more diversity in the builds.

How do you think the Giro Pink Vig. would look built up with silver/polished parts? (every build I can find online is all-black everything but the frame, or awful awful ugly anodized pink)
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Old 03-18-14, 01:56 PM   #2611
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My gut says yes.
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Old 03-18-14, 06:08 PM   #2612
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How do you think the Giro Pink Vig. would look built up with silver/polished parts? (every build I can find online is all-black everything but the frame, or awful awful ugly anodized pink)
Just like any other build, as long as the components flow it should be ok. And I agree, so many jackass builds with that livery.
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Old 03-21-14, 12:05 PM   #2613
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Black stem.
Either go all black or all silver
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^^^ I like everything except the camo bar tape. Also, I think it would look awesome with gum colored hoods and a Brooks honey leather saddle.
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Old 03-21-14, 03:47 PM   #2617
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Black stem, pursuit bars at same height as saddle, tire logos not lined up with valve stems.
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Old 03-21-14, 04:44 PM   #2618
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That stem color and angle
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The routing of the bar end shifter cables ....... I want to paint the roadie I'm building this color!
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^^^ I like everything except the camo bar tape. Also, I think it would look awesome with gum colored hoods and a Brooks honey leather saddle.
I would love to keep my B17 on there but the seat tube angle angle just isn't Brooks compatible. I have gum colored hoods but they fit a little loose and I don't like that.

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The routing of the bar end shifter cables
Yeah, but then I need to buy a tandem cable for the rear.

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Other than leveling a rack angled like a dumping dog's back, I wouldn't change a thing.
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The routing of the bar end shifter cables
Isn't that the most common way to route the cable for bar ends?


Oh, by the way, the bike looks great. I like big frames.
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Old 03-22-14, 02:42 PM   #2622
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Isn't that the most common way to route the cable for bar ends?


Oh, by the way, the bike looks great. I like big frames.
I like how some ppl run them with the bars towards the headtube. Looks slightly cleaner to me.

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I like how some ppl run them with the bars towards the headtube. Looks slightly cleaner to me.
It does look cleaner, I'll give you that.
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Offset seatpost looks a little severe. I would replace it with a straight post and correct your saddle position so it is neutral. A stem with less rise would look much better and cut down your fork if you like the current position.
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