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Old 10-17-19, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by dumdeedumdumdum


Took awhile but new build finally ready. 16.5lbs as shown. Not the lightest but good enough for an alloy bike i guess.
Hot, the wheels are a shadd too deep for me though.
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Old 10-17-19, 08:49 AM
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That matching bar tape fade is fire
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Old 10-17-19, 03:00 PM
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If the bar tape faded to blue it would be perfect.

Who painted it?

And what wheels are those?
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Who painted it?
Some unnamed Specialized employee.

Probably the same one as paints the 'Dawes Lightning' or whatever the BD bikes are called, if BF is to be believed.
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Old 10-17-19, 07:15 PM
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The paint wouldn't attract my attention in a room filled with bikes.
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Would this one have worked better? Not sure if it is the right shade of blue.
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Old 10-18-19, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by PepeM
Some unnamed Specialized employee.

Probably the same one as paints the 'Dawes Lightning' or whatever the BD bikes are called, if BF is to be believed.
I didn't realize it was a factory color scheme. wow.

Why do they only offer these in Allez frames? They'd be awesome as Tarmacs and Venges.
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This Ramato loves playing with the light.

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the hood rotation is a major not
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Old 10-18-19, 02:30 PM
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This Ramato loves playing with the light.

Not. It needs chrome/silver rims/components to match the stem, fork and stays. Those Italian stripes look out of place as well.
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Old 10-18-19, 09:22 PM
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Ditch the lights and bring those levers down a bit and oh sweet baby ray that’s pretty awesomely hot
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Old 10-19-19, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by dumdeedumdumdum

I personally wouldn’t change a thing. Love the colorway on this build. HOT all day.
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Old 10-23-19, 04:31 PM
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I personally wouldn’t change a thing. Love the colorway on this build. HOT all day.
this bike is on fire
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Old 10-25-19, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by dougphoto
this bike is on fire
Yup.
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Originally Posted by kamesennin
My winter beater CAAD10, promoted to general use since my normal race bike is out of action due to crash damage. I actually think it looks decent.

Yes, absolutely. I kinda agree about the red bits, but at the same time they say I'm hot and DGAF if I match or not. That bike gets a double take when it passes me!
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Old 10-25-19, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by dumdeedumdumdum


Took awhile but new build finally ready. 16.5lbs as shown. Not the lightest but good enough for an alloy bike i guess.
Yes. That's bringin' the heat. Every little detail suggests a lot of though and care in the build.
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Old 10-25-19, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Esthetic


This Ramato loves playing with the light.

I don't look at that and think "hot." I look at it and think "cool." The cool factor is off the charts. I am not sure I can quantify the difference between hot and cool, but please trust that I just complimented your bike.
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Originally Posted by jan nikolajsen
Went with rim brakes and QR wheels on this 2019 retro frame. Had the current Tarmac Pro for a year and found it less than exciting, both in looks and ride. This is still too new to me judge but so far so good. Reusing old parts until Di2 funds are available, hence the oddball DA/Campy mix.

We need to have a talk here about how we should frame your apology to Allied. If you insist on going with a tired black and red paint scheme you do not add further insult with unsightly gumwalls. Gumwalls belong on modern carbon frames like moon hubcaps belong on a 2020 Corvette. Then the background. Really? You don't have a shower curtain or anything you can lean the bike up against to enhance the appeal? What the heck is going on with that stem cap? Does it double as a cup for the Pabst draft after the ride. Allied winced when they saw this.
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Old 10-25-19, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Esthetic


This Ramato loves playing with the light.

Love your bike man. But I just can't get over the name "Boyd" sticking out like a sore thumb.
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Old 10-25-19, 08:35 AM
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If you insist on going with a tired black and red paint scheme....
That's black? Looks blue on my monitor.
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Old 10-25-19, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
That's black? Looks blue on my monitor.
Well then, that's another indictment.
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Old 10-25-19, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
That's black? Looks blue on my monitor.
And it's not red, either.
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Love the orange on the Wilier, but the hoods have to go down.
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Old 10-25-19, 10:53 AM
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That sure is a homely RD sitting on the Wilier. I hope it works well.
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Originally Posted by jan nikolajsen
Went with rim brakes and QR wheels on this 2019 retro frame. Had the current Tarmac Pro for a year and found it less than exciting, both in looks and ride. This is still too new to me judge but so far so good. Reusing old parts until Di2 funds are available, hence the oddball DA/Campy mix.

nothing would look hot with those swayback seatpost, also what happened to the chain?
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