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Old 08-18-19, 06:39 PM
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Oil slick cages are made by Supacaz. They also make bar ends and top caps in the same finish. I have their top cap and really love it!
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Old 08-18-19, 07:02 PM
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I guess this is officially a gravel grinder after grinding 150 miles of Nebraska gravel yesterday. Itíll resume itís CX racing duties in a couple of weeks

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Old 08-18-19, 08:58 PM
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The oil slick effect on those cages is pretty cool. What are they?

I like where your saddle bag is located. Is that a B-Rad?


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Oil slick cages are made by Supacaz. They also make bar ends and top caps in the same finish. I have their top cap and really love it!
Yep, Supacaz cages. And I have the matching stem cap and bar ends too. It matches the oil slick green/purple paint accents on the frame.

The frame bag set up was found here on BF. B-Rad rail and medium accessory mount with the smallest Lezyne saddle bag. I'm not sure who exactly figured it out first but I copied it and really like it there.



You can see the color change paint pretty well here. We called it chameleon paint in the 90's.
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Old 08-25-19, 06:50 PM
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I took my Checkpoint in for the first tune up last month, and asked them if they could make some adjustments to the reach on my gears. They ended up swapping out the handle bars completely. Itís such a minor difference but itís really made the fit just about perfect. This bike didnít come in a wsd so I appreciate my local shop putting in the effort to help me get it there. Also new tape, I like the Bontrager gel cork tape a lot better than the trippier tape that came with it


Iím seriously considering picking up a set of mountain bike pedals, I like my clip ins but when I do fun rides it would be nice to not be clipped and I see most of the other Gravel riders in my area seem to be having fun on flats. To be honest I may just be swayed by the hot pink race face pedals REI has in stock Has anyone gone from clip in to flats and been really happy with it?
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Old 08-26-19, 10:43 AM
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Specialized Sequoia straight from the shop. Eventually I'll replace the usual suspects, pedals, saddle, tires, probably bar tape - I'm not sure how I feel about this tape.

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Old 08-27-19, 02:26 PM
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Specialized Sequoia straight from the shop. Eventually I'll replace the usual suspects, pedals, saddle, tires, probably bar tape - I'm not sure how I feel about this tape.

Needs more black.
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Old 08-27-19, 04:20 PM
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Specialized Sequoia straight from the shop. Eventually I'll replace the usual suspects, pedals, saddle, tires, probably bar tape - I'm not sure how I feel about this tape.

Interesting mix of components to make the drivetrain. Creative. Are the brakes post mount of flat mount?...the website claims both.
I was going to question why such a large head tube is used with a steel fork, but see that the same frame is used on a model higher that has a carbon fork. Makes sense to use 1 frame then.
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Old 08-27-19, 07:46 PM
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Interesting mix of components to make the drivetrain. Creative. Are the brakes post mount of flat mount?...the website claims both.
I was going to question why such a large head tube is used with a steel fork, but see that the same frame is used on a model higher that has a carbon fork. Makes sense to use 1 frame then.
should have gotten the carbon fork version, the headtube / fork mismatch is a eye sore
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Old 08-28-19, 08:46 AM
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Cannondale Topstone 105 here.







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Old 09-02-19, 10:57 AM
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Stig 2020, stock Ultegra except Redshift stem and Snoqualmie Pass tires. 20.5 lbs as pictured


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man that thing makes those 700x42 resolutes look small
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