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Old 03-09-07, 10:31 PM
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new bars, new tape, new bike?

i scored some ritchey classic carbons and some carbon deda bar tape for my carbon rig. it almost gives it that "new bike" feeling again. new bar tape gives an old bike a new life



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Old 03-09-07, 10:36 PM
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How does the carbon tape feel?
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What kind of brakes are those? They're awesome.
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Originally Posted by KrisPistofferson
What kind of brakes are those? They're awesome.

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What kind of brakes are those? They're awesome.
And super expensive like the rest of the bike. Very nice touch with the bar tape.
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Originally Posted by Xrisnothing
How does the carbon tape feel?
i havent ridden this bike outside yet but on the trainer it feels very comfy.
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Ok, that bike looks pretty cool. I love Scott frames. Even with one of my least favorite wheelsets, it still looks pretty cool. This leads me to the contradiction.

Why would one install ultra-lite weight-weenie brakes on a bike with 1800g wheels?

Really. I just don't get it. Is it just a fashion thing, or were you really trying to componsate the overall weight of the bike with super light brakes? This would make sense.

Just curious.

I only say this, because usually, Scott CR's are used as weight weight-weenie bikes. I would think, for the same money, you could get a set of Rolf Prima Vigors (or similar), knock a whole pound off that bike, and still have a very stiff and aero wheelset.
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Originally Posted by Patriot
Ok, that bike look spretty cool. I love Scott frames. Even with one of my least favorite wheelsets, it still looks pretty cool. This leads me to the contradiction.

Why would one install ultra-lite weight-weenie brakes on a bike with 1800g wheels?

Really. I just don't get it. Is it just a fashion thing, or were you really trying to componsate the overall weight of the bike with super light brakes?

Just curious.

I only say this, because usually, Scott CR's are used as weight weight-weenie bikes. I would think, for the same money, you could get a set of Rolf Prima Vigors, knock a whole pound off that bike, and still have a very stiff and aero wheelset.
i did have a set of rolf aero's and the bike weighed about 14 pounds but i didn't like them so i ebay'ed them.

although the wheels are a bit heavier, i weight about 148pounds so weight doenst really matter. they are rock solid, super quick and i like'em.

i got the brakes becuz i like the way they look and to try something different. they do stop very well though.
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WOW, your bike has well over 100 words on it!

Sweet bike and a great read!
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Not enough logos.

Who made the frame and wheels?
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Not enough logos.

Who made the frame and wheels?
i was wondering the same thing. who made the bike?
nice bike!
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Originally Posted by Patriot
Why would one install ultra-lite weight-weenie brakes on a bike with 1800g wheels?

Really. I just don't get it. Is it just a fashion thing, or were you really trying to componsate the overall weight of the bike with super light brakes? This would make sense.

Just curious.

I only say this, because usually, Scott CR's are used as weight weight-weenie bikes. I would think, for the same money, you could get a set of Rolf Prima Vigors (or similar), knock a whole pound off that bike, and still have a very stiff and aero wheelset.
With a bike that light he can 'afford' to go with some really nice stiff, aero and
durable set of wheels instead og all those floppy stuff offered on the marked.
They might be heavy, but you can't find a much better set of wheels out there.
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I know that makes sence for some of you interested in performance
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Originally Posted by Lectron
With a bike that light he can 'afford' to go with some really nice stiff, aero and
durable set of wheels instead og all those floppy stuff offered on the marked.
They might be heavy, but you can't find a much better set of wheels out there.
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I know that makes sence for some of you interested in performance
good call imho

plus, its a freakin race bike. like a nascar rig
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Looks awesome. I have been using the same bar tape for a few months now. Granted it looks great, it is still coming off in the very near future. Once it gets wet there is just no grip on it, it scares me.
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Very nice bike
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Originally Posted by onkey
it almost gives it that "new bike" feeling again. new bar tape gives an old bike a new life
Man, that bike's what, thirty years old? That new bar tape makes it look like it's only a year or two old!


Everything definitely matches now... very OCP.
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This is one sweet looking bike, and a prime example of why Shimano needs to come out with a carbon crank

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*noob alert*

Gorgeous bike man, but I have some questions. Is there only one chainring? It looks that way and if so, why is there only one chainring? A bike that light is a ringer for climbing, but the wheels are aero and not the lightest. What kind of racing do you do with that bike?
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looks awesome!
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Gorgeous bike man, but I have some questions. Is there only one chainring? It looks that way and if so, why is there only one chainring? A bike that light is a ringer for climbing, but the wheels are aero and not the lightest. What kind of racing do you do with that bike?
There are two chainrings. The shimano hollowtech crank setup just looks a little different.
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Originally Posted by Bantam
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Gorgeous bike man, but I have some questions. Is there only one chainring? It looks that way and if so, why is there only one chainring? A bike that light is a ringer for climbing, but the wheels are aero and not the lightest. What kind of racing do you do with that bike?
definitely 2 chainrings. i don't do alot of racing, however its fun to have a "race bike". kinda like owning a 911 turbo imho
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Is that a Scott?



Kidding...
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Is that a Scott?



Kidding...
of course. the beautiful weave carbon and yellow decals are known for being a scott. truly one of a kind.
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Originally Posted by onkey
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BTW, I put a small strip of electrical tape in the middle on the underside of my zero gravity's and wrap it up around the caliper itself. It helps keep a LOT of grit from entering the thing and making it all scratchy.

And good god, you need some kind of rivendell type bike, that scott does not match your decor at all.
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Originally Posted by slvoid
BTW, I put a small strip of electrical tape in the middle on the underside of my zero gravity's and wrap it up around the caliper itself. It helps keep a LOT of grit from entering the thing and making it all scratchy.

And good god, you need some kind of rivendell type bike, that scott does not match your decor at all.
ya the scott usually stays in the closet. my richard sachs is in the living room


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