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Old 08-06-19, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
What happened to the PPE?




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Well you see, I got going so fast the other day and they clean flew off!

Funny truth is, I never noticed them missing for the couple of months I had those wheels hanging out in the garage. I snapped that shot and then noticed it for the first time.

By coincidence this is the local shop I use and a great bunch of guys they are. If it was any of the other shops in town I'd take all the decals off. But this guys have my respect and I'm happy to "advertise" for them.
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Originally Posted by nemeseri
Yeah... So the reason for the saddle position is a bit tricky. Cervelo has a one size fits all 73deg seat tube angle for all sizes and I have super short femurs.
Well at least you are doing what works for fit instead of just trying to make it look hot for thread points. Not much you can do with that saddle if that's how it has to be.
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90’s steel road bike


1995 Tange Prestige Ultimate frame - Shimano 600 tricolor groupset
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Originally Posted by Sonof12
1995 Tange Prestige Ultimate frame - Shimano 600 tricolor groupset
Uber hot
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Originally Posted by Sonof12
1995 Tange Prestige Ultimate frame - Shimano 600 tricolor groupset
There's lots to love about that bike, but some areas that need improvement(wheelset, stem, and seatpost) for it to be "hot".
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Originally Posted by Sonof12

1995 Tange Prestige Ultimate frame - Shimano 600 tricolor groupset
Ditch the threadless adapter and get a zero setback post and we're in business.
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Originally Posted by seau grateau
Ditch the threadless adapter and get a zero setback post and we're in business.
+1

The rim decals need to go as well.
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+1 the two posts above me, except ditch the fork for a threadless one. Mad bike like that needs a hard to find fork.
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Originally Posted by puma1552
Well at least you are doing what works for fit instead of just trying to make it look hot for thread points. Not much you can do with that saddle if that's how it has to be.
The Berk Lupina saddle on that Cervelo would look hot if it was duct taped to the top tube.


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Originally Posted by jamesdak


This is what's so great about the internet. It may not look how you want but it's dialed in pretty much perfectly to my fit. So I'm not going to spend money replacing parts that allow me to dial in my fit. Though to be honest, I will be going to a more compact set of bars.

But really, looks aside why would anyone try to tell someone how to position the cockpit on their bike based on a picture????

I'm a disabled vet with trashed knees and a blown discs in my lower back. I can ride fast and pain free with precise placement of my saddle and bars. I know what works for me, not some stranger on the internet. Call my bike ugly, parts ugly, whatever. I won't care or say anything. But I find it totally silly when someone tries to tell a perfect stranger how the fit of their bike should be. I mean, really.
This isn't "Does My Bike Fit Me Or Not" thread. It is all about aesthetics, and what's pleasing to the eye of the one offering the opinion. Did I like the bars? Not so much, but I figured they were period correct, so rolled with it. Either way, that was my opinion, and may not be anywhere close to fact.

Every so often, it may behoove folks to read the very first post in this thread.

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Originally Posted by Sonof12

1995 Tange Prestige Ultimate frame - Shimano 600 tricolor groupset
Yep. Get rid of the red, it doesn't belong. The saddle looks like it's ready to fall off. Still, almost hot.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
This isn't "Does My Bike Fit Me Or Not" thread. It is all about aesthetics, and what's pleasing to the eye of the one offering the opinion. Did I like the bars? Not so much, but I figured they were period correct, so rolled with it. Either way, that was my opinion, and may not be anywhere close to fact.

Every so often, it may behoove folks to read the very first post in this thread.

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Exactly! Your point 3 "be contructive". Maybe we see that differently. Telling someone to adjust the fit of their bike for looks is not constuctive in anyway is it?

It really is funny to me when folks try to address fit on others bikes. But that's why I was lauging about it. I thought the point here was not to take anything too serious?

Anyway, let's just get back to enjoying the fun.
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Just a new pair of Supacaz bottle cages for the Storck.

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Originally Posted by jamesdak
My son stole mine.

That's the one! I can't tell, but are those the OE Wolber rims?
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And just to show that I'm not offended or taking things serious I'll post up this one too!

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Originally Posted by jamesdak
Exactly! Your point 3 "be contructive". Maybe we see that differently. Telling someone to adjust the fit of their bike for looks is not constuctive in anyway is it?

It really is funny to me when folks try to address fit on others bikes. But that's why I was lauging about it. I thought the point here was not to take anything too serious?

Anyway, let's just get back to enjoying the fun.
And here you are going on about it still.

That is the point-Stop taking it so serious.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
That's the one! I can't tell, but are those the OE Wolber rims?
Yep!

I cracked the seatpost on the first ride but fortunately had scored two replacements on Ebay. So far the second one is holding up for him.

I was surprised at how nice the frame looked on this when I got it.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
And here you are going on about it still.

That is the point-Stop taking it so serious.


LOL, well you brought it up not me. It does seem like the road forum here is more serious about really arguing so maybe my comments come across that way? I don't take anything on any silly internet forum seriously. It's all in good fun.
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Originally Posted by jamesdak
Yep!

I cracked the seatpost on the first ride but fortunately had scored two replacements on Ebay. So far the second one is holding up for him.

I was surprised at how nice the frame looked on this when I got it.
I nearly bought one of those BITD, but that seatpost setup was a deal breaker.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
I nearly bought one of those BITD, but that seatpost setup was a deal breaker.
Ah, there's ways around it. Some slot the seattube and then use a standard clamp. I bought this just in case.

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Originally Posted by jamesdak
Ah, there's ways around it. So slot the seattube and then use a standard clamp. I bought this just in case.

That wasn't available back then(1990), so I went with a Ritchey Road Logic.
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Originally Posted by primov8
Just a new pair of Supacaz bottle cages for the Storck.

Will those survive a gravel road? It seems all of our road races incorporate some kind of dirt.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Will those survive a gravel road? It seems all of our road races incorporate some kind of dirt.
For what they cost, I hope so, lol. But I got them because they just stand out from the monotony of the black frame.

You read my mind because my next N+1 is going to be a gravel road bike; likely and finally my first Ti build too.
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Originally Posted by nemeseri
Cervelo R5 - limited color - 51cm - 6.26kg
Di2 / EE Brakes / Berk Lupina / Roval CLX 32

This is the sort and style of colour scheme more manufacturers should be offering.

Giant, I'm looking at you.
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Originally Posted by jamesdak
So, you know how I was wondering how awesome it could be to modernise one of these?

Turns out, this awesome.

Moved the rear brake, narrowed the stays, aero seatpost, PF30, 9/8" head tube, internal cabling, and so on.



I could just about fap to that
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