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Old 08-15-19, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by MyTi
I vote not. It’s a nice ride though.
Let's see your bike. One that you actually own.



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This forum is for presenting your bike in all it's glory to be critiqued by other members. If you have thin skin, best to post your ride in here: What road bike do you have?

Some guidelines:
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a) against a neutral background
b) drive side out, chain on large ring and one of the smaller cassette cogs
c) cranks at any angle, but try to place them where they don't hide parts of the bike.
d) remove seat bags, water bottles, lights, etc. (we really just want to see your bike, not your accessories)

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Old 08-15-19, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Kimmo
Seriously, no comment? Philistines!
Okay, butt ugly, especially the bend in the beam where it becomes the seat tube.
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Old 08-15-19, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by BK84
Crashed my CAAD12 and toasted the frame. So everything got put on a new CAAD13.
That's alright. Pretty hot.

Looks really nice.

Thank you for not having those ugly claw shaped cages. Your cages are proper. Arundel?


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Originally Posted by BK84
Crashed my CAAD12 and toasted the frame. So everything got put on a new CAAD13. Ha
Hard not to go “holy hot Batman!” On this
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Old 08-16-19, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
That's alright. Pretty hot.

Looks really nice.

Thank you for not having those ugly claw shaped cages. Your cages are proper. Arundel?


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Cheap no-name carbon
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Made some recommended changes - it’s getting there!


I found out for sure this frame was manufactured in Taiwan at Fairly bikes in 1995 of likely Tange Prestige Ultimate steel. Decided to keep the frame and original groupset of the era, and as it had a threaded fork did my best to get the right quill adaptor and modern stem/bar setup. Maybe long term I’ll throw a threadless setup on it. Also got rid of the ugly set back seat post and put on a zero set back. It rides like a dream. I like the red and white and black so keeping to that theme.

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Old 08-16-19, 11:08 AM
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Just picked this guy up to replace my 928. Stock except saddle, tires, powermeter and chain swap so far and chopped steerer. Need to get a slamyourstem bearing cover and get it a bit lower. Will probabaly build some carbon clinchers for it over the winter with some dt240s I have laying around.
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Old 08-16-19, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by BK84
Cheap no-name carbon
The shape is correct.



vs the ugly claw




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Old 08-16-19, 12:04 PM
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Good friend of mine spent two years handwringing about his dream bike and how to build it. When it was time, he picked the same Oltre. Congrats. Sweet bike.

Originally Posted by redlude97
Just picked this guy up to replace my 928. Stock except saddle, tires, powermeter and chain swap so far and chopped steerer. Need to get a slamyourstem bearing cover and get it a bit lower. Will probabaly build some carbon clinchers for it over the winter with some dt240s I have laying around.
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Old 08-16-19, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by BK84
Crashed my CAAD12 and toasted the frame. So everything got put on a new CAAD13.
Very nice. I'm confused on the orange tape though.
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Old 08-16-19, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by redlude97
Just picked this guy up to replace my 928. Stock except saddle, tires, powermeter and chain swap so far and chopped steerer. Need to get a slamyourstem bearing cover and get it a bit lower. Will probabaly build some carbon clinchers for it over the winter with some dt240s I have laying around.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Very nice. I'm confused on the orange tape though.
Any color of tape besides black will probably generate the same confusion.
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Old 08-17-19, 04:24 AM
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Originally Posted by redlude97
Need to get a slamyourstem bearing cover and get it a bit lower.
Have you considered a 17° stem?
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Old 08-17-19, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Kimmo
Have you considered a 17° stem?
Yea I'm probably going to move the whole cockpit over from the other bianchi
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Old 08-18-19, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Very nice. I'm confused on the orange tape though.
Team kit is Fluoro orange and black
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Old 08-18-19, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by BK84
Team kit is Fluoro orange and black
There you go. Confusion abated.
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Old 08-20-19, 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by redlude97
Just picked this guy up to replace my 928. Stock except saddle, tires, powermeter and chain swap so far and chopped steerer. Need to get a slamyourstem bearing cover and get it a bit lower. Will probabaly build some carbon clinchers for it over the winter with some dt240s I have laying around.
NOT feeling warning stickers on the rims. Why is the gap between the seat tube and rear wheel so large? Even if the bar end caps are gold you’re gonna need some more to pull off that chain. Maybe a knecklace like Super Mario could help Your background is far from neutral.
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Old 08-21-19, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by teutoned
NOT feeling warning stickers on the rims. Why is the gap between the seat tube and rear wheel so large? Even if the bar end caps are gold you’re gonna need some more to pull off that chain. Maybe a knecklace like Super Mario could help Your background is far from neutral.
Yup deserved that. Posting in here was premature as I had only removed the front warning sticker which was annoyingly hard to remove even with a heat gun and plastic razor blade. The gap is due to increasing tire clearance for 32s without increasing chainstay length significantly compared to the xr4 by thinning the seattube. One of my bucketlist goals is being competitive at BWR so that means bring a road bike that clears wider tires over a cross bike. I'll be sure to channel my inner cipollini whenever I ride. Gold chain gang for life!
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Originally Posted by redlude97
Gold chain gang for life!
I can almost hear those chains pumping out Gangsta's Paradise.

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Originally Posted by noodle soup
I can almost hear those chains pumping out Gangsta's Paradise.

https://youtu.be/fPO76Jlnz6c
Haha I prefer this one for the hip hop heads
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A brand spankin' new garage door and swapping out the huge hybrid internal/external cam Campy QR skewers for much leaner internal cam Ultegra skewers is surely enough reason to post, right? RIGHT???




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Absolutely, and still hot!
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Originally Posted by redlude97
Just picked this guy up to replace my 928. Stock except saddle, tires, powermeter and chain swap so far and chopped steerer. Need to get a slamyourstem bearing cover and get it a bit lower. Will probabaly build some carbon clinchers for it over the winter with some dt240s I have laying around.
Liking the big pie plate in the rear. I do appreciate the honesty there. Hot. If I bought carbon it would be either a madone or an oltre but going back...to ti myself.
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Can a bargain spare parts build be hot? Revival of an old frame, with only the rear derailleur and wheels being new. I'll call myself out on the ugly saddle, until I can replace it. On the fence over white cages (not my first choice).

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You stole my recommendations before they could be typed. Saddle is a bit funky and cages need to be black. Otherwise, I think it’s hot.

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Can a bargain spare parts build be hot? Revival of an old frame, with only the rear derailleur and wheels being new. I'll call myself out on the ugly saddle, until I can replace it. On the fence over white cages (not my first choice).

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