Cant wait to go on a 15 miler with ya!!
Maybe hit up the Drone this summer.
I can't wait to read some reviews of the new 725. At it's current price point it would compete with the Motobecane Team Track($350) if they ever come back in stock on bd. You get a carbon fork and headset with the team track though :/
Here's my new 2010 725tr build. Just picked up the frame straight from leader in SD. Thanks Travis! Damnit...should have picked up the 2011 model though but didn't want to cough up the extra bucks even though the welds are so damn smooth!
(don't mind the celeste wheelset...got an awesome trade for them considering they're laced to dura ace hubs =))
Well I guess it's my turn to show some love. Blue bar tape is making way for some black lizard skins tape in the mail, I had these on my vigorelli before I swapped them out for another pair of b123AA's; was hoping to put it on before shooting these but I didn't want you fellows waiting. On another note, I think this frame is a tad little bit too small for me.
happypills - I can't focus on your bike, the scenery is giving me schizophrenia.
That down tube is pretty gross.
In other news, the 2011 seafoam green and lilc's purple Leaders are straight up solid.
Plus you can't really make it out from the angles of the pictures, but the orbea orca fork is slightly curved on the inside to match; making the frame look better compared than it would with the leader carbon track fork. It's rare now too that leader isn't making them anymore. So yeah, no 725 groupies for me! Oh yeah the welds are almost as smooth as the ones on my cdale track.
Here's some nice mentionable works from that area.
This probably was the least appreciated one; it was sadly defaced horrifically the next day I walked there. Sad thing is when I took this picture, the paint had yet to have even cured entirely.
Anyway, happypills, where is that location? I'm originally from sd and go there time to time to visit fams. Thinkin about hittin up that spot when I'm in town
Nah just kidding, it's Mandeville hall at UCSD. You have to find it through, as the doors leading to it are intentionally unmarked, they look completely conspicuous.
happypills - I was when I read that, then I was after I found out it was made-up.
Lilc - Can't you just show us the entire build already? I think I recall seeing that purple frame up on ebay a month or so ago. Buy it now was ~$250 shipped right?
Everything should come together tomorrow. I've been waiting on a few parts to arrive, and I have to figure out the spacers... I would rather have everything done and be proud of the big picture rather than posting photos of the build up and have people critique every bit haha.Lilc - Can't you just show us the entire build already? I think I recall seeing that purple frame up on ebay a month or so ago. Buy it now was ~$250 shipped right?
Tomorrow, as long as the weather is good I promise I will take some photos of the entire bike with my new wheelset as well.
Last edited by Lilcphoto; 02-09-11 at 11:59 PM.
pictures speak louder than birds
put a bird on it!
It's like an over styled car, someone tried to get all creative and missed the mark entirely. In general that's my hangup with the Leaders, they just look like form over function and the form isn't particularly original or attractive.
anything measured by the gram is going to be more exciting than something measured in pounds.