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Old 01-31-19, 08:29 PM
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Bianchi is hot rotate the bars up a couple degrees imho. Sublime has a lot of cool factor for me, what seat is that?

the Felt with the fenders is not my flavor
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
If the tea is too hot for you, I understand.
1x and great big cassette in the rear. Saddlebag, for sure. Unusual Garmin mount, with a bell behind it? Fenders serve a purpose, so no real issue there.
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Originally Posted by robbyville View Post
Bianchi is hot rotate the bars up a couple degrees imho. Sublime has a lot of cool factor for me, what seat is that?

the Felt with the fenders is not my flavor
selle italia diva gel flow
The felt is my winter bike, hence the mudguards. although they are clip on as I plan to go offroad with it
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selle italia diva gel flow
The felt is my winter bike, hence the mudguards. although they are clip on as I plan to go offroad with it
I understand. It's the clip on fenders that I dislike, just too messy of set up lol! I like a well organized and set up bike even for winter riding Very cool color combo though
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I used a bench grinder to get my fenders to fit

A total of 7 bolts hold them on. They come off pretty fast.
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I used a bench grinder to get my fenders to fit

A total of 7 bolts hold them on. They come off pretty fast.
and they look great!
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Originally Posted by robbyville View Post


and they look great!
I'm very happy with them.
They're SKS Edge AL 45's if anyone's looking. Easy set up, surprisingly light too.
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Hot, but I don't get the red cages on both your bikes. Speedy looking hot rod though. Be curious to see it with different cages, and the steerer trimmed.
I just like red tbh lol. But the bike has red on the rims, the seat is mostly red you canít tell because itís a side, the headset top and steam face are also red, and the 3t bars have red strips as well. Not to mention I only have red kit for the felt it has Red cable housing and the felt logo on the front is red, the original seatopost was mostly red but it cracked(rookie over tq on Carbon mistake) and again the red Kit but thanks Iím just waiting for better weather in the Bay Area so I can go to the Oakland/Berkeley hills before class! What would you suggest ? All black? Maybe some of those fancy carbon ones ?
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I just like red tbh lol. But the bike has red on the rims, the seat is mostly red you canít tell because itís a side, the headset top and steam face are also red, and the 3t bars have red strips as well. Not to mention I only have red kit for the felt it has Red cable housing and the felt logo on the front is red, the original seatopost was mostly red but it cracked(rookie over tq on Carbon mistake) and again the red Kit but thanks Iím just waiting for better weather in the Bay Area so I can go to the Oakland/Berkeley hills before class! What would you suggest ? All black? Maybe some of those fancy carbon ones ?
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Clean up your wires! Hot though.

Wires are the shortest they can go, the down tube wire is shrink wrapped to the brake cable but The frame doesn't allow both cable and wire in the same hole so it has to go through the down tube hole which suck but is why you see the wire next to the down tube. The wires by the junction box are not wrap around so they are free to move and are the shortest to be able to turn handle bars.

When I had my S5 I had the wire follow the brake cable and went in the same holder (so pro) haha but this one I am still trying some different aspects to see what can be done.
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Wires are the shortest they can go, the down tube wire is shrink wrapped to the brake cable but The frame doesn't allow both cable and wire in the same hole so it has to go through the down tube hole which suck but is why you see the wire next to the down tube. The wires by the junction box are not wrap around so they are free to move and are the shortest to be able to turn handle bars.

When I had my S5 I had the wire follow the brake cable and went in the same holder (so pro) haha but this one I am still trying some different aspects to see what can be done.
The chainstay one caught my eye the most, to be honest. These actually work well if you use mineral spirits on the area you stick them to first.
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The chainstay one caught my eye the most, to be honest. These actually work well if you use mineral spirits on the area you stick them to first.

Yeah dang hole is so far away I zip tied it to where the farrel would go, the link you gave might work wonders. thank you I will order some
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Originally Posted by MakiNn View Post
Only have one so far of this years team crit bike.

Bianchi Sempre Pro frame
Shimano Dura Ace DI2
Tacx bottle cages
Dura Ace pedals
Rotor 3D+ 170mm cranks
Power2Max NG Echo Power Meter
HED 120mm -10degree stem
Zipp SL88 Traditional Bend Bars 40CM
Ritchey Comp seat post with 20 degree offset
Pro Stealth Carbon railed saddle
Hed Stinger 6 Tubular wheels
Michelin Pro 4 25mm tires (will be changing to Vittori Corsa come season)
-(Training wheels are HED Jet 6plus with Coras G+ 25mm tires)

I know some won't like the wheels stickers but they are a sponsor and we like to rep a local brand proudly.

dont know how I missed it earlier, Uber hot
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Saddle bag✓ Taillight✓ Valve stems all over the place✓

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Ah, man.

Now I need to go take a shot in front of the garage door. Hereís a busy background teaser

Also replete with saddlebag, lights, AND a waterbottle

Infinito CV disk
Tacx Deva cages
November Cafe Racer on i9 hubs
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Saddle bag✓ Taillight✓ Valve stems all over the place✓
All that and still HOT! When did you get this one? Are you back to riding a fair bit?
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Ah, man.

Now I need to go take a shot in front of the garage door. Hereís a busy background teaser

Also replete with saddlebag, lights, AND a waterbottle

Infinito CV disk
Tacx Deva cages
November Cafe Racer on i9 hubs
Specialized Power Saddle
great and hot looking bike but get it in front of a neutral object (aka garage door). I really like the Bianchi Celeste accents. A little too much black on the head tube but maybe thatís because it seems to be a large bike. Gotta love any wheels built by Mike or Dave at November!
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All that and still HOT! When did you get this one? Are you back to riding a fair bit?

Thanks! Same Storck I got from Germany back in '17 that I had originally built up with Potenza at the time since I wasn't sure if I would be riding as much as before. Well, times have changed... all (4) of our children are all in school + having a very favorable per-diem work schedule = more time riding.

The only thing I'm not sold on 100% on this build is eTap, but only because of the ergos. My last several builds were all Campy/Campy EPS and the Campy ergos felt so comfortable, perfect in my hands. I'm definitely looking forward to putting some mileage on this build whether I stick with eTap or I end up switching back to Campy EPS.
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Originally Posted by expatbrit View Post

Ah, man.

Now I need to go take a shot in front of the garage door. Hereís a busy background teaser

Also replete with saddlebag, lights, AND a waterbottle

Infinito CV disk
Tacx Deva cages
November Cafe Racer on i9 hubs
Specialized Power Saddle
IMO, all this needs is the celeste colored bar tape and it would be perfect.
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Originally Posted by robbyville View Post


great and hot looking bike but get it in front of a neutral object (aka garage door). I really like the Bianchi Celeste accents. A little too much black on the head tube but maybe thatís because it seems to be a large bike. Gotta love any wheels built by Mike or Dave at November!
Yeah -- I know it needs the neutral door. I'm just lazy and have the stock wheels on again right now. The neutral shots aren't as pretty.

It's a 63cm frame, so I think that qualifies as a 'large'. I had to buy it blind, since they don't even import that size into the US (let alone expecting anyone to stock even a 61cm). Came direct from Italy.

And as to the celeste bar tape -- I've so thought about it.
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Originally Posted by primov8 View Post
Saddle bag✓ Taillight✓ Valve stems all over the place✓
Super hot
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I don't think this counts for a Hot or Not thread unless there's a chance of being told not.

I'm gonna go out there and diss the Storck, for the traditional drops, and saddle bag and lights. And IMO the solid pink tape is a bit much - would look better if you could find black tape with pink stitching, I reckon. And maybe one or two more pink accents elsewhere, some Elite Link or something. Definite Hot AF potential.

And yeah, I know - I'll post a pic of my ride in an hour or two.
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Originally Posted by expatbrit View Post

Ah, man.

Now I need to go take a shot in front of the garage door. Hereís a busy background teaser

Also replete with saddlebag, lights, AND a waterbottle

Infinito CV disk
Tacx Deva cages
November Cafe Racer on i9 hubs
Specialized Power Saddle

ugly saddle and disk rotor, sram red rotors would look much better
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Saddle bag✓ Taillight✓ Valve stems all over the place✓
Q and Quarq lined up with the chainstay.✓

Yeppers. Hot indeed. Good you're out and about again.
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