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Old 02-25-19, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha

Yeah, that was my initial take too, but theyve grown on me and hey, no skunk stripe!

Where did you get those fenders from?


Were they custom made?
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Old 02-26-19, 05:47 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
What's that V shaped thing on the handlebar of that ti bike?
The V on the stem is formed by the bands holding down a Garmin mount. The thing on the bars is a mount for a light.
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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders
Where did you get those fenders from?


Were they custom made?
Stock Planet Bike. The USSailing decal covers a prominent logo.
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Old 02-26-19, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
****-beetle ugly, but quite comfortable. I don't even notice them anymore.
I have them on my gravel bike; ditto on all counts.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I have them on my gravel bike; ditto on all counts.
Post up! Butt-ugly is the new ethereally lovely.
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Old 02-26-19, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Post up! Butt-ugly is the new ethereally lovely.
I don't have a current pic, but this was the most recent, in grocery-getter trim (rack/bags have since been adjusted to sit a little lower) -



And my fun bike -

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Nice bikes. Fit to function is a lot hotter than decals. An inch of fork tube to grow on?
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
An inch of fork tube to grow on?
Don't have a saw appropriate for the aluminum steerer.
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Heres my baby. Let me have it.



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Nice. Is that a Shimano/PRO saddle? How do you like it?
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Nice. Is that a Shimano/PRO saddle? How do you like it?
Thanks! It tis. I absolutely love it. I had a Spec. Power prior and I liked it initially but I would randomly get numbness every once in a while no matter what I did so I gave this a try and its been perfect.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Nice. Is that a Shimano/PRO saddle? How do you like it?

I have a Pro Griffon and a Pro Turnix. I have much more time on the Turnix and am very happy with it, light, sold build and quite comfortable. I was not too fond of this saddle at first. I switched it out with a different saddle but decided to give it another try. The second try it was on a diff
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People are posting bamboo fenders and panniers so I no longer have reservations about posting this.




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Sorry I mistakenly hit send. I really like the saddle now and have done up to 60+ mile rides. I had bought it on sale for less than $60 and recently saw the same price on the Griffon at the same site, bikewagon.com. I bought it and like it, but I do not have enough time on it to compare. They are both with ti rails. ALSO, I have the narrow version of both, I believe 135mm.
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Originally Posted by BluFalconActual

Thanks! It tis. I absolutely love it. I had a Spec. Power prior and I liked it initially but I would randomly get numbness every once in a while no matter what I did so I gave this a try and its been perfect.
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I have a Pro Griffon and a Pro Turnix. I have much more time on the Turnix and am very happy with it, light, sold build and quite comfortable. I was not too fond of this saddle at first. I switched it out with a different saddle but decided to give it another try. The second try it was on a diff
Cool, thanks. My current Toupe is great outside but not great on the trainer. I found a carbon-railed Pro Stealth at TPC for $80, so I just placed the order.
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
People are posting bamboo fenders and panniers so I no longer have reservations about posting this.




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Good looking bike. What's wrong with it, the scroto-bag, the giant computer, and the blinkie?
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Originally Posted by BluFalconActual
Heres my baby. Let me have it.



Nice, but I think the bar wrap could have been done better. Looks "bulkie" at the ends on the top bars.
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Originally Posted by Steamer
I am probably a fool for playing, but here it goes....
I'm liking it.. Triple..! Is that an "endurance" bike?
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Originally Posted by cycledogg
Nice, but I think the bar wrap could have been done better. Looks "bulkie" at the ends on the top bars.
I appreciate the criticism. That bar tape looks cool but it is a total pain to wrap. Its super bulky and has zero stretch to it. I think its also exacerbated by the shape of the bars right there.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
14.78 pounds, as it sits. Was hoping for lighter, but it's not completely full of weight weeny stuff. I'll keep at it, but it's still far lighter than anything else I have.

How did I miss this? Hot.
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Got the wheels last week to complete the build. Still tweaking cockpit layout a bit so I haven't finalized the steerer tube height. Love it so far.
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Bone stock other than the Fulcrum 3 wheels. In this pic, I haven't even set seat height or stem height yet. I'll ride it a few thousand K first and then maybe get the steerer cut...Better pics inbound later...

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Originally Posted by cycledogg
Nice and clean. Wow, look at the sun shine!
When I saw the comment about the sun, I knew I'd look at the location and see someone from the southeast. This has been the grayest, dreariest winter I can ever recall.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Took a bit of getting used to, but I now think the bamboo fenders are hot:



I don't know that I would call that hot, but I really like it. It is most assuredly an appealing bike and a conversation starter. Which frame is that?
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Originally Posted by BluFalconActual
Heres my baby. Let me have it.



It is rare for me to think a factory bike is hot. Rarer yet that I think a black bike is hot. This one is nicely executed though. The gloss black is very nice and the star bar tape a very nice touch. It almost pains me to say it, but your black Trek is hot.
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