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Old 10-21-20, 08:40 PM
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My average solo speed is 20-21 mph even with mild to moderate head crosswinds ✨🙃
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How would you like to get “smoked” by an older rider in a not so cool bike, ha ha 😎
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The LBS mechanics were marveling drooling at this beauty bros 😇
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Old 10-21-20, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by 1AvidCyclistCat View Post
My average solo speed is 20-21 mph even with mild to moderate head crosswinds ✨🙃
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How would you like to get “smoked” by an older rider in a not so cool bike, ha ha 😎
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The LBS mechanics were marveling drooling at this beauty bros 😇
Trying too hard.
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Old 10-22-20, 01:35 PM
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Chinarello?




https://www.carbonbikeframe7.com/hu/...-Color-Mix-478
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Old 10-22-20, 01:48 PM
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LOL! Even with the "sky" seat post!
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Originally Posted by gsa103 View Post
Go with white tape. There's already plenty of yellow on the bike, and the are some white accents, so white tape will help balance it. Or black tape is always acceptable. I think yellow will be too loud.

And yes, that Celeste tape is hideous. It might well be the worst color you could put on the bike.
I had white tape on a bike once, but never again. It always looked grimy. all it took was fixing one punctured tire and the black smears were there for good.
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Old 10-22-20, 01:57 PM
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Here's my vote...

Red saddle with red bartape....
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Old 10-22-20, 02:07 PM
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Celeste on a Pinarello!
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Originally Posted by chainwhip View Post
Red saddle with red bartape....
That's a good reason to use a contrasting saddle and bar tape - it's tough to get a good match, and if you don't, it can be jarring.
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While I believe everyone should choose a color scheme that makes them happy and ignore all the haters, I'm really having a hard time understanding the light blue tape on a red and yellow bike. Not to be offensive, but is there any chance the owner is color blind? What might appear beautiful to a color blind person won't look so hot to the rest of the world.

The following web site has a pretty nifty tool for finding what should be complimentary colors (i.e., colors that most people will see as pleasing):

https://www.canva.com/colors/color-wheel/

Since the frame is red and yellow, it looks like orange would be the only other color that would work if one uses the "analogous" combination.


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A bright yellow to match the graphics would be my first choice.
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Originally Posted by 1AvidCyclistCat View Post

Radical or ridiculous handlebar tape choice selection?
Just got a new Pinarello Dogma F10bike built up.
What's up with the rotor and the chain ring impressions in the wall? Is that photo taken at the LBS?
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Old 10-23-20, 11:55 AM
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Is that an F10 with 105? Gotta be a Chinarello...
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Originally Posted by yarbrough462 View Post
Is that an F10 with 105? Gotta be a Chinarello...
That, and the mis-matched (White vs. Yellow) "Sky" logo on the seatpost made me question what I was seeing.

Cosmetics and 105 aside, who knows? Could be a blast to ride.
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Old 10-23-20, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by MinnMan View Post
What's up with the rotor and the chain ring impressions in the wall? Is that photo taken at the LBS?
I was curious when somone would mention that.
I had to look several times to see they're embedded in the concrete.
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Old 10-23-20, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by 1AvidCyclistCat View Post
How would you like to get “smoked” by an older rider in a not so cool bike, ha ha 😎
Asking for approval of the bar tape and bragging about fitness and how you're faster than us - how insecure are you?
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Old 10-23-20, 07:51 PM
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Chinarello for sure. FWIW, I once had a red vintage Cannondale ST. I used a color wheel to find a complementary light green Neubaums cloth bar tape. It looked pretty good, IMO. It was a real bike though, so maybe not relevant to this thread....
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Radical or ridiculous handlebar tape choice selection?
Just got a new Pinarello Dogma F10bike built up.
yeah, that’s bad
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Old 10-25-20, 11:53 AM
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What's up with the rotor and the chain ring impressions in the wall? Is that photo taken at the LBS?
what looks like a bike box and a mannequin in the background. Likely a bike shop
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Originally Posted by 1AvidCyclistCat View Post

Radical or ridiculous handlebar tape choice selection?
Just got a new Pinarello Dogma F10bike built up.
That is not a real Pinarello. You should have tapped the "Bigfoot" app on your camera so that it turns out fuzzy. There are some details that give it away.
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It's been a few years since we had a Chinarello pop up on BF, I didn't realize they were still a thing. Seems the generic carbon bikes have become so popular most folks have given up bothering to pass them off as something else.
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Originally Posted by 1AvidCyclistCat View Post

Radical or ridiculous handlebar tape choice selection?
Just got a new Pinarello Dogma F10bike built up.
People will think you’re color blind
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People will think you’re color blind
Or just blind.
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