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Old 02-01-24, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by seypat
Looking at these pics and the ones in the new Madonda thread, it appears that modern bike frames have finally sized me out. They keep getting wider in places where I had clearance problems already. I'm 5'8" with a cycling inseam in the 30" - 31" range. I also have long beefy arms. The modern fit calculators would have me riding a 54cm frame. I have 25-26"ish quads/hammies and 18-19"ish calves..
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Old 02-01-24, 07:57 PM
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Old 02-02-24, 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Nope.

I can’t tell what the rd is or the shifters. Maybe sram rival? I would ride it.
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Old 02-02-24, 09:55 AM
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Took 15 off the fork, new bar tape.
Hot. I like the bar tape in this instance. Never been a fan of anything but black tires, especially on that bike.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I can’t tell what the rd is or the shifters. Maybe sram rival? I would ride it.
That's 7 speed Tourney and Microshift shifters.

It's a gorgeous frameset that I would happily own and ride, but not built like that.
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Ah what the hell, why not?

I have my opinions. Let's see if they align with anyone else's:

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Originally Posted by abshipp
Ah what the hell, why not?

I have my opinions. Let's see if they align with anyone else's:

I like it a lot. My opinion......

There's lots of black on the bike, and I think in order to offset that, I would look into an aluminum seat post and aluminum spacers under the stem.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Ah what the hell, why not?

I have my opinions. Let's see if they align with anyone else's:

Hmmm...The silver rims throw things off for me.
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Originally Posted by Fredo76

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LOL....No.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Ah what the hell, why not?

I have my opinions. Let's see if they align with anyone else's:


Love the bike, but the wheels. This is mother bike where the spacers under the stem don’t really take away from the bike. My eyes are not drawn to them.

The wheels would look much better black. I think Boyd wheels are near you. Just a thought.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
LOL....No.
AHA!! Another totally tasteless BF'er exposed!
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Originally Posted by Fredo76
AHA!! Another totally tasteless BF'er exposed!
More flavors does not always make things taste better.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Ah what the hell, why not?

I have my opinions. Let's see if they align with anyone else's:

Same issue the blue Gunnar has. Black forks are homely on non black bikes. Maybe try some black rims with silver brake tracks.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
More flavors does not always make things taste better.
Behold a Neapolitan beauty!
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Originally Posted by Fredo76

Blue Bella
I have mixte feelings about this one. Those yellows aren't close to matching. Slamming the stem might help. Are you sure it's inserted to the minimum line?
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Originally Posted by seypat
For some bikes the black background is terrible/all wrong. For others, it's the bees knees. That opinion seems to vary on this thread. What's up with the non drive side pedal? Looks like a piece of angle iron/aluminum? Is that a strip of rattlecan paint on the headtube, or a handlebar shadow? It looks like a pretty color, but I can't tell because of the dark background. I'm on the fence like a Mugwump.

Edit: Both derailleurs are emitting a brown/gold/orangeish hue. Nothing else on the bike is except for maybe the top of the rear brake disc. Strange.
Better?

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Old 02-02-24, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Better?

Better, but give us a pic in the sun. You're not giving the paint a chance to shine like those bottle cages.
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Originally Posted by seypat
Better, but give us a pic in the sun. You're not giving the paint a chance to shine like those bottle cages.

So demanding.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
So demanding.
Looks like your weather hasn't been cooperating today anyway. The weekend doesn't look bad, though.
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Originally Posted by seypat
Looks like your weather hasn't been cooperating today anyway. The weekend doesn't look bad, though.

My weather? My weather is the same as your weather.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
My weather? My weather is the same as your weather.
Mojo's weather. His weekend weather looks similar to ours, but about 10 degrees warmer. His is better for cycling, but ours is better for running. If your wife has a run this weekend, midday either day is about perfect.
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Originally Posted by seypat
Mojo's weather. His weekend weather looks similar to ours, but about 10 degrees warmer. His is better for cycling, but ours is better for running. If your wife has a run this weekend, midday either day is about perfect.
unfortunately we are both stuck to the mornings. I go in the dark and she goes right after.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
unfortunately we are both stuck to the mornings. I go in the dark and she goes right after.
I have a couple of halfs coming up in March, so I have to get in a longish LSD run on Sunday. Fatigued earlier in the week, so I'm taking off shortly. 7 last night, 9 tonight and 13 on Sunday. I like running at night. You don't get either of the extreme ends of the weather. In the summer, it gets cooler as you go.
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