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Old 03-05-24, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
I only put the hookless wheels on for pictures. When I ride, I use 13mm wide internal tubular rims and pump my tires 145 PSI
Smart man!
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
I only put the hookless wheels on for pictures. When I ride, I use 13mm wide internal tubular rims and pump my tires 145 PSI
Tubular rims that have an internal width -- now that's quite the trick! Chapeau!

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Originally Posted by terrymorse
Tubular rims that have an internal width -- now that's quite the trick! Chapeau!

Id rather get stabbed in the urethra than ride a tubular, hence the lack of knowledge.
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Originally Posted by baj32161

My 2010 Specialized Tricross Comp
Jumping back a couple of weeks here but that's because I'm just now jumping into this thread.

Definitely hot with the only critique being the already mentioned seat bag and fork steerer sticking out too far above the stem. Also, the front quick release being on the wrong side is minus 1 point.
My favorite color is red and favorite color combo being red and black so I'm biased here (when I post my bike, that will become very apparent). I'm also a fan of color matched rims so bonus points there.

Speaking of wheels and skewers, do you want the matching rear skewer for that wheelset? Funny story but I have two identical rear Rolf skewers in that color but no front. I will have to double check if they're for 130 or 135. Yours for free plus cost of shipping.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Resubmitting for your consideration

Hot!! You can crank up the heat even more by removing the light and getting those valve stems vertical.
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Cervelo very hot phrantic09!
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couple of seasonal entries for your amusement

picked this up end of last season and have been riding it around the foothills all winter


all cleaned up and ready for summer in the mountains
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Originally Posted by marko_1111
couple of seasonal entries for your amusement

picked this up end of last season and have been riding it around the foothills all winter


all cleaned up and ready for summer in the mountains
HOT!! and hot!

IMO, the red Trek would be better served with black bottle cages. The red cages break the clean lines of the frame tubes.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
HOT!! and hot!

IMO, the red Trek would be better served with black bottle cages. The red cages break the clean lines of the frame tubes.
Agree. I'm not averse to the red cages, but I also think the black would look good too.

Maybe...

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Originally Posted by Eric F
The red cages break the clean lines of the frame tubes.
got it. never looked at it quite like that, but point taken. completely subjective on my part

in real life all that shiney lipstick red is so striking I was never objective about it at all, really
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Originally Posted by Eric F
HOT!! and hot!

IMO, the red Trek would be better served with black bottle cages. The red cages break the clean lines of the frame tubes.
Both hot.

Agree with the bottle cage comments.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Id rather get stabbed in the urethra than ride a tubular, hence the lack of knowledge.
ouch!
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Originally Posted by marko_1111
couple of seasonal entries for your amusement

picked this up end of last season and have been riding it around the foothills all winter


all cleaned up and ready for summer in the mountains
so hot might have burned my retinas

actually like the red cages - don’t often see red cages
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Originally Posted by Pantah
Jumping back a couple of weeks here but that's because I'm just now jumping into this thread.

Definitely hot with the only critique being the already mentioned seat bag and fork steerer sticking out too far above the stem. Also, the front quick release being on the wrong side is minus 1 point.
My favorite color is red and favorite color combo being red and black so I'm biased here (when I post my bike, that will become very apparent). I'm also a fan of color matched rims so bonus points there.

Speaking of wheels and skewers, do you want the matching rear skewer for that wheelset? Funny story but I have two identical rear Rolf skewers in that color but no front. I will have to double check if they're for 130 or 135. Yours for free plus cost of shipping.
Unfortunately, I no longer have those wheels....oh well.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
This.

I'm pretty OK with it, as well.

One question.... Is that the quick release lever on the front I see?
It is not
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Finally my beloved Peugeot Prestige got its upgrades withdura ace 7400-7700-7800 bits, the reynolds 708 classic is very pleasant to ride




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2023 S-Works Aethos, SRAM Red, ENVE cockpit and wheels



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01 Zurich - all stock except for the seat possibly. When I bought it the stem was upside down, brake hoods an bar angles were all wonky. New bar tape, bars/hoods in the correct position, fit and adjusted for me.


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Originally Posted by marko_1111
couple of seasonal entries for your amusement

picked this up end of last season and have been riding it around the foothills all winter


all cleaned up and ready for summer in the mountains
Love the red Trek. Looks like a Ferrari theme -Hot.
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Originally Posted by georges1
Finally my beloved Peugeot Prestige got its upgrades withdura ace 7400-7700-7800 bits, the reynolds 708 classic is very pleasant to ride
My first was a Tourmalet so I definitely think that Prestige is hot!
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Originally Posted by georges1
Finally my beloved Peugeot Prestige got its upgrades withdura ace 7400-7700-7800 bits, the reynolds 708 classic is very pleasant to ride
It's got the potential to be hot but I'm going to say not.
#1 reason is that hideous saddle cover. I'm sure it's comfortable but pretty it is not.
The seat bag isn't helping anything either.
The Mavic decals everywhere is weird and I'm not digging it.
The black to red fade bar tape doesn't make sense as red isn't a dominant trim color. Solid black or a fade to yellow or silver would work better with the color scheme.
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Originally Posted by Jughed
01 Zurich - all stock except for the seat possibly. When I bought it the stem was upside down, brake hoods an bar angles were all wonky. New bar tape, bars/hoods in the correct position, fit and adjusted for me.

Killing it, hot indeed.
I'm a sucker for color matching trim bits so the blue rims and saddle are on point.
I'd add that colorful bar tape would be a sweet addition. Blue, yellow or blue/yellow fade would be spot on, though nothing wrong with black bar tape.
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Originally Posted by marko_1111
couple of seasonal entries for your amusement

all cleaned up and ready for summer in the mountains
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2023 S-Works Aethos, SRAM Red, ENVE cockpit and wheels
Originally Posted by Jughed
01 Zurich - all stock except for the seat possibly. When I bought it the stem was upside down, brake hoods an bar angles were all wonky. New bar tape, bars/hoods in the correct position, fit and adjusted for me.
Man, there's a bunch of weird bar/hood position combinations on these bikes.

The black Emonda:
-Bars need to be rotated down a pinch, and the shifters need to move up a bit on the bend to keep them in the same location. The handlebar ramp angle shouldn't be positive. Oh and not bar related, but I think this one might be hotter with a flat top bearing cap and a non flat stem.

The black Aethos:
-Bar rotation looks okay, but the shifters are too low on the bar. I've seen this a lot on AXS equipped bikes, is this some kind of quirk with those shifters where they're uncomfortable in the normal 0-5 up position?

The yellow/blue Lemond"
-Not wild about the old school ergo bars, but if you like them then I'm not going to hate. The shifters are too low on them in my estimation, the rotation of the bar looks okay though. Are those 3T Forgie's or 3T "THE"s? I had a set of THE's on my old Lemond and they're the only handlebars I've ever had fail on me so beware of old aluminum.

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Originally Posted by Phatman

The yellow/blue Lemond"
-Not wild about the old school ergo bars, but if you like them then I'm not going to hate. The shifters are too low on them in my estimation, the rotation of the bar looks okay though. Are those 3T Forgie's or 3T "THE"s? I had a set of THE's on my old Lemond and they're the only handlebars I've ever had fail on me so beware of old aluminum.
I flat out hate the bars, and they are not long for this world... they will be in the trash soon. I'm torn with keeping the bike stock vs upgrading - but I think I need to do a few upgrades.

Getting the hoods in a decent spot has been a struggle - I went by stock pics from the Lemond catalog - the hoods are way down low on the bars.

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Originally Posted by Pantah
Killing it, hot indeed.
I'm a sucker for color matching trim bits so the blue rims and saddle are on point.
I'd add that colorful bar tape would be a sweet addition. Blue, yellow or blue/yellow fade would be spot on, though nothing wrong with black bar tape.
I will look at blue/yellow bar tape when I replace the bars...
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