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Old 04-10-14, 02:56 PM   #4176
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What should I offer?

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Old 04-10-14, 03:21 PM   #4177
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I have a feeling the seller won't take anything lower than $350
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Old 04-10-14, 03:58 PM   #4178
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I have a feeling the seller won't take anything lower than $350
The seller in me hates getting low-balled, but $400 is crack-pipe territory for that frame so offer him something realistic like $250. Maybe $275 if you love the color and just have to have it.
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Old 04-10-14, 05:51 PM   #4179
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I almost bought a complete rb1 for 400 dollars, I wouldn't pay more than 150 for the frame
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Old 04-11-14, 07:48 AM   #4180
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Should I hit this sale while I'm in Austin this weekend?
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Old 04-11-14, 08:18 AM   #4181
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Old 04-11-14, 08:44 AM   #4182
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Should I hit this sale while I'm in Austin this weekend?
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Old 04-11-14, 08:46 AM   #4183
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No.
No? If nothing else I'd like to see how they look in person.
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Old 04-12-14, 04:11 PM   #4184
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Should I stick with the FSA Carbon Pro Team Issue Cranks that I already own, or purchase Campagnolo Carbon 10's? I'll be using just the arms since I'm going to get Fibre-Lyte Chainrings.

The FSA's I already have and the 3k weave matches the rest of the components and frame of the bike, but the rest of the bike uses C-Records and Cinelli gear and the record cranks would match the branding/country. They're around the same weight sans the rings, the FSA's use Isis drive (I know about the issues) and the C-records use square taper.



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Screw FSA cranks. Get the records!
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Old 04-13-14, 07:25 PM   #4186
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Well, I did go and look but I did not bring one home. I may, however, still order one from Scrod after I get a friend to help me take some measurements to run through a fit calculator to determine sizing. I have 52cm (C-C) Cross Check and a 50cm (C-C) Fuji, which is a tad small. (which was labeled as 52cm, but I didn't realize that is C-T)
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Old 04-13-14, 09:33 PM   #4187
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Should I try to track down a new saddle? My lower half went numb after about an hour yesterday, and I've noticed discomfort after a little bit before.

No clue where to start though.
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Should I try to track down a new saddle? My lower half went numb after about an hour yesterday, and I've noticed discomfort after a little bit before.

No clue where to start though.
Try adjusting the saddle first. By "lower half" exactly what part of your anatomy are you talking about ? If you are getting numb crotch, a saddle with a relief groove might help.
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Old 04-13-14, 09:44 PM   #4189
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Try adjusting the saddle first. By "lower half" exactly what part of your anatomy are you talking about ? If you are getting numb crotch, a saddle with a relief groove might help.
Like my belly button on down. I have a Specialized Romin, so I already have a cut out.
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Old 04-13-14, 09:59 PM   #4190
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Like my belly button on down. I have a Specialized Romin, so I already have a cut out.
Well, this has never happened to me and IDK how a saddle could cause this problem.
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Old 04-13-14, 10:01 PM   #4191
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Well, this has never happened to me and IDK how a saddle could cause this problem.
yeah me neither. I'll experiment with angles and stuff and see if I get any improvement.
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Should I remove the decals from the wheels?

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I would leave them on.
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I would remove them.
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I'd debadge just one wheel.
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Old 04-14-14, 07:18 AM   #4196
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I would ask people on the internet.
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I'd take 1 off of each wheel.
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haha, you're awesome
I'll do a mixture of all your suggestions.
Maybe removing every second letter or something
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yeah me neither. I'll experiment with angles and stuff and see if I get any improvement.
The Romin is really swoopy and you should definitely play around with the angle. For my anatomy I found that it worked best with the nose almost level with the rear flare:

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