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Old 05-12-24, 05:44 AM
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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider
A touchy one for you all There's nothing original about the bike it's built over years to my ultimate bike and to a budget.
Mid 90's Olympia Fusari EL-os as pictured without bottles 8.26kg.



Hot, Not a fan of the blue tape though. It’s distracting IMO. Also, why are the rear and front calipers different?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Hot, Not a fan of the blue tape though. It’s distracting IMO. Also, why are the rear and front calipers different?
Yeah I'll change the tape, it's what I had on hand when I bought new bars and stem so could ride next day. Calipers are both ice grey Force, I had silver Red on there just prefered gray. I would prefer black really but may go back to the Red's in the meantime

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Old 05-12-24, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider
Yeah I'll change the tape, it's what I had on hand when I bought new bars and stem so could ride next day. Calipers are both ice grey Force, I had silver Red on there just prefered gray. I would prefer black really but may go back to the Red's in the meantime
Rear looks blue front looks chrome. What do I know.
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Originally Posted by runningDoc
Hot.

I don't like colored bar tape, but hot on yours. Gumwall look isn't my favorite, but it hits well on this bike.

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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Yeah, fair enough, but then you'll like my wife's bike, which is full custom and has somewhat nicer work. Peter converted it to a flat-bar old lady's bike for her a few years ago.




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Beautiful. Nice (as original) crankset!
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Nice bike, but the fit looks a bit off--lots off seatpost and steerer showing under the stem. Did you get a fit when you bought this? I would hope so on a ~$12-15k bike.

Also, SPDs on an Aethos? Bro.
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Originally Posted by Phatman
Nice bike, but the fit looks a bit off--lots off seatpost and steerer showing under the stem. Did you get a fit when you bought this? I would hope so on a ~$12-15k bike.

Also, SPDs on an Aethos? Bro.
+1 all that, also that seatpost has too much visual bulk around the clamp, and new Red makes those levers look so ugly.

Slicker post, slam and trim the front, and some of those new levers with the pistons where they belong, and that thing would be totally banging.
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She is finally done.




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Originally Posted by Shadco
She is finally done.




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Star fade tape would look mo betta IMO. Hot.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Star fade tape would look mo betta IMO. Hot.
Agreed but star fade would be really hard to reverse wrap and end up right.

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Originally Posted by Shadco
Agreed but star fade would be really hard to reverse wrap and end up right.

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I am too Basic for the reverse wrap.
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Originally Posted by Shadco
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Hot. Nicely done.
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Originally Posted by Shadco
She is finally done.




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That is a well-built, high-quality, high-performance road machine, with all its parts in the right places. I understand why people think it's hot. Unfortunately, I find it kind of dull and uninspiring. I've never been one for the "stealth" look. Maybe a different background would change my mind.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
That is a well-built, high-quality, high-performance road machine, with all its parts in the right places. I understand why people think it's hot. Unfortunately, I find it kind of dull and uninspiring. I've never been one for the "stealth" look. Maybe a different background would change my mind.
I get it but I like to fly (or maybe ramble in my case) under the radar.

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Originally Posted by Shadco
I get it but I like to fly (or maybe ramble in my case) under the radar.

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If it excites you, awesome. That's what actually matters.
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