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Old 12-16-23, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by mschwett
so true, i thought the same after looking at the image on screen.

Did you sell your aethos?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Did you sell your aethos?
no, but itís mothballed at the moment. if i get a good offer iíll sell it.
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Old 12-16-23, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by mschwett
no, but itís mothballed at the moment. if i get a good offer iíll sell it.

What size?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
What size?
58. 175 cranks. i think the cockpit is 110 x 420. 52-36/11-34 12 speed di2 dura ace.
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Originally Posted by mschwett
58. 175 cranks. i think the cockpit is 110 x 420. 52-36/11-34 12 speed di2 dura ace.

Sounds like a perfect fit.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
who is scott?
Scott is hot.
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Old 12-16-23, 09:41 PM
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Originally Posted by mschwett


do your worst, scoundrels!
Hot. Definitely.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Hot. Definitely.
Instant disqualification: it's an e-bike.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
Instant disqualification: it's an e-bike.

Hottest E bike out there.


Edit: Presentation is perfect, background could be better. I would rather see more people on bikes even if it is an E- bike than the alternative. His aethos was also hot.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Hottest E bike out there.
Absolutely. Top of my list, if I ever need an e-bike.
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Actually, e-bikes are hotter... the energy losses in the battery and motor... I believe that looking for heat is one of the ways they catch cheaters running a hidden motor.
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Originally Posted by DangerousDanR
Actually, e-bikes are hotter... the energy losses in the battery and motor... I believe that looking for heat is one of the ways they catch cheaters running a hidden motor.

itís not a motor, my shoe is rubbing
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Barn find cleaned up.

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Originally Posted by bampilot06
itís not a motor, my shoe is rubbing
Bottom bracket bearings just heating up under my awesome power.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
Instant disqualification: it's an e-bike.
It is?? Fooled me. Damn
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Originally Posted by Eric F
It is [an e-bike]?? Fooled me. Damn
About as stealthy as an e-bike gets.


Which one is the e-bike?
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
About as stealthy as an e-bike gets.


Which one is the e-bike?
i canít say itís as nice a ride as my aethos, and certainly heavier (around 23.5lb as shown) but i do think itís about as close as you can get to a quality road bike feel with current technology. the motor wonít give you more than 215w effective power at the axle, which drops to nothing at 20mph or to around 100w max if the speed is lower than 8mph. definitely wonít propel you up a steep grade by itself but for my use case (interesting rides in a hilly place while keeping my 60s power output between 125 and 200 and heart rate between 80 and 95) itís been good so far. i leave it off on flat ground most of the time, and for grades less than 8% Iíll let it add about 75w. havenít done a really big climb yet, some 75í / mile rides, twin peaks yesterday, all very doable within the parameters.

itís also a fun commuter on full power, takes me about 6 min to get to the office, 9 min to get back.
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My 2005 Airborne (Van Nicholas) Blackbird Winter ride for your consideration:

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Originally Posted by DCwheeler
My 2005 Airborne (Van Nicholas) Blackbird Winter ride for your consideration:


Points for presentation.
Saddle color doesnít seem to flow to me. Maybe if the tape white, or had more white in it, otherwise black saddle would look better.

if you like the fit, chop the periscope.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Points for presentation.
Saddle color doesnít seem to flow to me. Maybe if the tape white, or had more white in it, otherwise black saddle would look better.

if you like the fit, chop the periscope.
Black saddle on the way (temporarily stolen for another bike) and will trim the periscope.
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Originally Posted by VeloNewbie
One of my road rigs that I've been on for a while. Some of you with a keen eye will notice a part that almost stopped me from finishing this build if I couldn't find it. It was very important and I couldn't compromise LOL.
This is what I wish my chrome Super le Tour could be, but I hate that it has no braze-ons and a modern build plus clamp-on bottle cages & cable stops just doesn't work for me at all.

Very hot, the red DT hub decals really stick out though.

My guess is either the headset or the 31.8 quill stem?
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This is what I wish my chrome Super le Tour could be, but I hate that it has no braze-ons and a modern build plus clamp-on bottle cages & cable stops just doesn't work for me at all.

Very hot, the red DT hub decals really stick out though.

My guess is either the headset or the 31.8 quill stem?
Bingo! Good eye. That stem was non-negotiable for me LOL. If I couldn't find a stem like that, I would have just done the build with downtube shifters, 8 speed, etc, etc....and probably sold it.
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Originally Posted by VeloNewbie
Bingo! Good eye. That stem was non-negotiable for me LOL. If I couldn't find a stem like that, I would have just done the build with downtube shifters, 8 speed, etc, etc....and probably sold it.
FWIW I really like the Soma Highway One bars, they're a modern compact shape but are available in 26.0mm and polished silver. Can be a bit of a bear to get a quill stem without a removable faceplate around the bends though!
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FWIW I really like the Soma Highway One bars, they're a modern compact shape but are available in 26.0mm and polished silver. Can be a bit of a bear to get a quill stem without a removable faceplate around the bends though!

I really like Highway Ones too! I have them on my track bike.

The biggest thing for me with this build was more options for bars in 31.8, and being able to mount accessories easily if needed (like my computer).
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Originally Posted by DCwheeler
My 2005 Airborne (Van Nicholas) Blackbird Winter ride for your consideration:

Pretty hot for an older bike. I like the white saddle just fine, but it requires a balance with white bar tape. I'm not at all a fan of the swirly tape on there now. Definitely trim the stack.
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