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Old 05-28-19, 11:49 PM
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Love the lugged carbon frames but back ground is way to busy to show off the details of the frameset and blue tires gets a no from me.

White back drop and no bottles/saddle bag. That metallic blue paint might pop better
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This is for Paul B. Finally changed out the gumwall tires.

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Old 05-29-19, 02:43 PM
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This is for Paul B. Finally changed out the gumwall tires.

I like it!
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Old 06-05-19, 10:03 AM
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My Cannondale Evo


I built this myself from the frame up. Let 'er rip, tator chip!
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Old 06-07-19, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by John HP View Post
This is for Paul B. Finally changed out the gumwall tires.

I like it. I also like orange, which likely sways me a bit.
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Old 06-07-19, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by cycledogg View Post

I built this myself from the frame up. Let 'er rip, tator chip!
I like this also.
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Originally Posted by gurk700 View Post


Way hot. Staging is amazing too. Excellent pics.
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Hot!
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gurk700,
Your murdered out S-Works is 10 out of 10, molten lava hot, as good as it gets. Kudos.
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Old 06-12-19, 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted by jsigone View Post
Love the lugged carbon frames but back ground is way to busy to show off the details of the frameset and blue tires gets a no from me.

White back drop and no bottles/saddle bag. That metallic blue paint might pop better
Noted
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Old 06-13-19, 05:15 AM
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New gravel bike, pulling double duty with a set of wheels with road tires. (yes, forgot to take the bottles/repair kit out lol)






Not the best backdrop, but here she is with her road shoes:




Love this orange!!

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Old 06-13-19, 06:11 AM
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That giant revolt sure looks like a giant defy with more wheel clearance. I doubt there would be a difference in performance on the road from your standard giant defy to this gravel bike if both used identical tires. Guess the question is why buy a giant defy over the revolt?
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Old 06-13-19, 07:09 AM
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That giant revolt sure looks like a giant defy with more wheel clearance. I doubt there would be a difference in performance on the road from your standard giant defy to this gravel bike if both used identical tires. Guess the question is why buy a giant defy over the revolt?
My thoughts exactly, get the Revolt and a second wheelset and you're covered for on and off road. The Revolt will probably be getting the bulk of my road miles, while my road bike takes a break. lol
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Old 06-15-19, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by kansukee View Post

I don't have a garage now so this will have to do.... New Cinelli SC frameset built with Potenza silver crankset, brakes and derailleur and early 90's Athena brake levers, Campy ProFit pedals, Cinelli XA polished stem and Criterium bars, Mavic alloy tubulars, Curtis Odom hubs 32h and Veloflex Vlaanderen tubs, Campy aero seatpost and Selle Italia Flite saddle.

I set it up with Ene Ciclo 11 spd DT shifters for that vintage look and feel and these work great_ as a matter of fact I have them on another steel frame. Still need to replace the hoods for the correct ones, these will do until the post office gets around delivering...
SMOKING HOT!!!!!!!!!!! Love those hubs!
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Old 06-15-19, 07:29 AM
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I'll throw my latest in here even though I already know it's hot.

New to me Luciano Paletti built up with a nice Chorus 9 speed. Still searching for the perfect silver tubular setup for this.









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Old 06-15-19, 01:30 PM
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This is for Paul B. Finally changed out the gumwall tires.

There is a lot to like about this bike, but I don't like how large and prominent the Holdsworth name is, mainly because of the colours they have used for that label.
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Old 06-18-19, 07:23 PM
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I know that vintage stuff can be a bit controversial in here, but I'm really happy with this build right now. So have at it:

1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2

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Nice Schwinn!
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Originally Posted by gurk700 View Post
That Big white overpowering s-works white logo makes it a bit cheapy looking but overall very nice.
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Old 06-19-19, 07:20 AM
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That Big white overpowering s-works white logo makes it a bit cheapy looking but overall very nice.
But how will people know I dump ridiculous amount of money into my hobby otherwise?

(totally agree btw I love their gold outline black logo on disc tarmacs. Got a stupid deal on this "ultralight" model though)
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Old 06-19-19, 07:37 AM
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Other than the Schwinn (sorry), I’ll give all the last few bikes a super hot in their own ways. The Holdworth is unbelievable but of course I’m a fan of proper looking colorful bikes with great component selection.

the Cannondale and Specialized are certainly hot as they almost always are when set up nicely and stealth like.

With stunning brazing like that, how could the Paletti not be hot. Granted, the set up could be done to make it more “today Hot” but that is one incredibly beautiful frameset!

I’m not a huge fan of the looks on the new Giants but love the orange and I know from past trials that they ride like a dream.

enjoy your bikes folks and ride safe!
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By the way, on the Paletti, I know that the inclination is to keep it traditional looking… But put some mid depth Carbon wheels on that bad boy and a nicer headset you would be rockin the hot even more!
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