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Old 02-18-13, 09:37 PM   #1351
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The pedals/bottle holder were from another bike so that's why they don't match - I might spray them black when I get some time.
Leave 'em. Hell, something has to be wrong.

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Old 02-18-13, 09:41 PM   #1352
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What else comes in black and has sleek sexy lines?


oh, and are you sick in the head?
My Deda RHM02 looks just fine.

I really don't like two-bolt stems and X2s have been known to be problematic for larger/heavier riders. Also, I think the X2 faceplate is butt-ugly.
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Old 02-18-13, 09:48 PM   #1353
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Last bike not a big fan of saddle bags(but get it) and yes the pedals and bottle cage is not working not loving the silver spokes.

Gold bell bike needs a gold chain done.

Ive gotten back on the forum recently and love this thread i will post a few of mine soon.
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Old 02-18-13, 09:52 PM   #1354
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I agree that jp's Kazane needs a gold chain. Specifically a D-101.

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Shoulda gotten the chrome bell.
That brass bell will tarnish over time and look great, like this:

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Old 02-18-13, 09:56 PM   #1355
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That would actually be cool. It would make the bell look less out of place. Maybe that will be my next purchase. I was thinking about getting a threaded fork and a black quill stem jus for looks. I can not find any other stems that I think would go better with the build and are black. As I also think the Thomson Elite looks a bit out of place, but i think it is one of the better options look wise and everything. Maybe I will try to find an old Salsa Stem actually.
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Old 02-18-13, 09:59 PM   #1357
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Just the bartape. not a fan of the logos. Same with the stem, I'd take some acetone to it.
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Old 02-18-13, 10:14 PM   #1359
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i get the whole gumwall thing, but i would just go with black rubbers on that one. not complaining though
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Old 02-18-13, 10:17 PM   #1360
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Just the bartape. not a fan of the logos. Same with the stem, I'd take some acetone to it.
The logos on the tape wore off pretty quickly but that's an older pic. I'm rocking the Cinelli Caleido now:



You don't take acetone to a Nitto logo. Ever.

The rest of the specs can be found on my PedalRoom if anyone cares.
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The logos on the tape wore off pretty quickly but that's an older pic. I'm rocking the Cinelli Caleido now:
Really digging that tape. It's going on the kilo when my microtex wears out. Good call.
side note, have any pics of it applied in white?


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You do when it's an eyesore, haha.
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Old 02-18-13, 10:35 PM   #1362
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i agree with the logo on the stem

and the fact that i couldnt ride it when i was up there.
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Old 02-18-13, 10:44 PM   #1363
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functionally I would put road bars on with a brake (personal preference), but from an aesthetic standpoint there isn't anything I don't like about it.

I'm really digging the WC colors coming through the holes in the tape and the (hard anodized?) rims.
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They may look like track drops in the pics but Nitto M176 are road bars.

Yeah, those are hard anodized TB14s.
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Old 02-18-13, 11:21 PM   #1366
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Go easy - its my beater. The pedals/bottle holder were from another bike so that's why they don't match - I might spray them black when I get some time.

(Sorry for the ****ty quality pic - its for your good anyway, does a good job hiding the dirt and scratches )

I'm re-qouting my post because scumbag Scrod posted his beautiful above-reproach ride so you could all suck it off for a page immediately afterwards and it buried mine.

Keep your **** in the porn thread - this is a place for lost souls like me

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Old 02-18-13, 11:32 PM   #1367
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BMX pedals with aggro drops, saddle/tape mismatch...and are those Ultra Sports? Worst tire I've ever ridden.
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Old 02-18-13, 11:39 PM   #1368
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Track drops w/ cross lever
Random brown saddle
Platform pedals w/ straps
Valve cap on front wheel
Everything else looks stock
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Old 02-19-13, 12:01 AM   #1369
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BMX pedals with aggro drops, saddle/tape mismatch...and are those Ultra Sports? Worst tire I've ever ridden.
Yeah they're ultra's - getting replaced this spring but I haven't had any issues with them.

Tapes going to match the saddle when I get bullhorns soon - I was just seeing how I liked drops(Spoiler alert:not very much).

Thanks though.
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Old 02-19-13, 12:05 AM   #1370
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Track drops w/ cross lever
Random brown saddle
Platform pedals w/ straps
Valve cap on front wheel
Everything else looks stock
Saddles comfy, will match my bullhorns when I switch. I honestly like the retro straps/platforms - very comfortable with a big variety of shoes. I probably would have went cages/dualstraps if my bike was a little classier looking though.

I don't have a valve cap on either of my wheels - must be the quality of the picture?

Also... JK I don't want my bike made fun of anymore - go back to telling scrod he totally isn't fat
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Whats that black thing on the spoke on the front wheel?
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Whats that black thing on the spoke on the front wheel?
Its the sensor for my wal-mart speedometer /ballin!
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I see. I thought that was the valve cap.
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Old 02-19-13, 10:23 AM   #1374
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Mismatched wheels
Track drops w/ hoods
Chode stem
Short seatpost
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Saddle angle
Thanks for the review.
I thought it was correct since my tire treads were faced the right direction, I switched it over to the non drive side.
I am getting a new rear wheel for this bike, and switching the silver rims over to my steel bike.
I changed my saddle angle a while ago also.
This picture was taken before the seatpost was adjusted after switching to clipless pedals !
Can't do much about the chode stem though haha.
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Old 02-19-13, 10:26 AM   #1375
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Good god that thing is ugly.

Saddle angle
hoods on track bars
****ty cable routing
the silver wheel is ugly, along with the silver brakes
Thanks for the review,
Changed saddle angle. How to fix the cable routings ?
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