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Old 11-08-17, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Maaku
My 2018 Ritchey Road Logic - I painted this (wasn't a fan of the geriatric Metallic Skyline Blue it originally had) and I use this as my travel bike and pack it wherever I go. Right now i'm exploring the roads around Southern Vietnam. Glad I have 28c tires on this and the understated paint job to not attract too much attention, from a distance. The next stop will be Taiwan where I hope to pick-up some mid-depth carbon wheels while i'm there.

Nice bike! Like the paint job color!
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Old 11-08-17, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Wspsux
The Cannondale is beautiful but lets not overlook the real hero of this page!

Whats this weigh?
I haven't had a chance to weigh it yet, but my guess from feel is in the high-16lbs. The Rival cranks on there add to the weight but I love how that generation of SRAM looked so understated to go with the bike. Love how the bike rides, too. I have a 2015 Team Machine SLR01 which is a rocketship to ride but I find myself spending an equal amount of time on the Ritchey.
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Old 11-08-17, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by maartendc
Nice bike! Like the paint job color!
Thanks. The color is an automotive paint from PPG. It's Volkswagen's L345 Light Grey from the 1960s that still looks quite modern.
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Old 11-08-17, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Maaku
Thanks. The color is an automotive paint from PPG. It's Volkswagen's L345 Light Grey from the 1960s that still looks quite modern.
Yeah that is a good color. How did you go about painting it?

That is a steel frame, correct? Did you strip the original paint off? What kind of primer did you use?

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by bianchi10
The bars are Ritchey stream ii aero bars. I Am not normally a fan of aero bars On a non aero frame, but I feel that these bars are a good middle ground. They are super comfortable to ride on.
I have the same bars but yours have some added 'Ritchey' logos facing you near the stem which threw me off. I agree that they are super comfortable and don't look out of place on a non-aero frame at all. I may have to re-wrap mine like yours to get rid of the tape.
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Old 11-09-17, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by maartendc
Yeah that is a good color. How did you go about painting it?

That is a steel frame, correct? Did you strip the original paint off? What kind of primer did you use?

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Right, Ritchey Logic steel. The tubes are ED coated on the inside for corrosion protection but as added prevention I sprayed the inside with a frame saver. I paid a paint shop to sandblast the outside paint away (with a request for them to carefully mask the exposed interior areas to not blast away the ED coat) then I sprayed the primer and paint with a gun. The primer is also from the car body world, a 2-part epoxy primer, and then I sprayed 2 coats of paint. It is a single stage paint from PPG (a pigmented clear coat, meaning color and clear coat combined). It was my first time spraying single stage, so far it's holding up quite well.
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Old 11-09-17, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Maaku
Right, Ritchey Logic steel. The tubes are ED coated on the inside for corrosion protection but as added prevention I sprayed the inside with a frame saver. I paid a paint shop to sandblast the outside paint away (with a request for them to carefully mask the exposed interior areas to not blast away the ED coat) then I sprayed the primer and paint with a gun. The primer is also from the car body world, a 2-part epoxy primer, and then I sprayed 2 coats of paint. It is a single stage paint from PPG (a pigmented clear coat, meaning color and clear coat combined). It was my first time spraying single stage, so far it's holding up quite well.
Which PPG single-stage did you wind up using? Did it happen to be DCC Concept? If so, the stuff wears like iron.
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Old 11-09-17, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by joejack951
I have the same bars but yours have some added 'Ritchey' logos facing you near the stem which threw me off. I agree that they are super comfortable and don't look out of place on a non-aero frame at all. I may have to re-wrap mine like yours to get rid of the tape.

My bars are the 2nd generation, maybe yours is the 1st??? I wish mine didn't have the logos to be honest, but I've gotten used to them.
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Old 11-09-17, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by bianchi10
After a couple months with the new bars, my fit feels right again. The aero bars are incredibly comfortable to ride on. The reverse bar tape wrap has kept it's position without moving or coming undone. Looks so clean without the electrical tape.



Hot. Clean work.
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Old 11-09-17, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by kbarch
Rims are too glossy.
Not a fan of Cannondale, all black bikes, and absolutely hate, hate, gumwall tires, but this looks nice
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Old 11-09-17, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Noctilux.95
Not a fan of Cannondale, all black bikes, and absolutely hate, hate, gumwall tires, but this looks nice

Thank you
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Old 11-09-17, 10:53 PM
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Originally Posted by duane041
Which PPG single-stage did you wind up using? Did it happen to be DCC Concept? If so, the stuff wears like iron.
Yes, DCC Concept. It seems very durable, which also made it very time-consuming to buff out any runs!
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Old 11-10-17, 05:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Maaku
Yes, DCC Concept. It seems very durable, which also made it very time-consuming to buff out any runs!
You bet! But the good thing is, DCC is incredibly tough, so you shouldn't have any chipping or other problem. Great paint.
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Old 11-12-17, 06:14 PM
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I'm sure the wheels will offend a good chunk of people I was expecting to hate them and take them off immediately but I actually really like how they ride!



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Old 11-12-17, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by gurk700
I'm sure the wheels will offend a good chunk of people I was expecting to hate them and take them off immediately but I actually really like how they ride!



HOTT! I ride HED Jet 50s and love them. Nice build
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Originally Posted by gurk700
I'm sure the wheels will offend a good chunk of people I was expecting to hate them and take them off immediately but I actually really like how they ride!

Yes, generally speaking, those wheels ARE offensive, but you know, they rather make the ensemble there. Not my thing, but it doesn't look half bad - kinda smart looking, actually.

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Old 11-13-17, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by gurk700
I'm sure the wheels will offend a good chunk of people I was expecting to hate them and take them off immediately but I actually really like how they ride!


On another bike and color combo, these might be offensive, but here, OOF, so hot. And the black tires. Thank you for those.
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Old 11-13-17, 11:36 AM
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On another bike and color combo, these might be offensive, but here, OOF, so hot. And the black tires. Thank you for those.
Right?? I swear I was the last guy (i thought) to have white decals on wheels. But for some reason on this frame it just works for me. Thanks for the comment!
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Old 11-13-17, 11:56 AM
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I am waffling between thinking leave the wheel decals on and have them removed. Tend to think removal would make it too black and leave it unbalanced. I would definitely remove the little periods or whatever those rectangles are supposed to be.
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Those wheels looks pretty sweet - what brand are they?
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Those wheels looks pretty sweet - what brand are they?
you'll never guess!

Honestly I should just design a white pattern just to have some white on the wheels! That would make it unique, solve the brand billboard problem AND still balance out the white / black ratio
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Originally Posted by gurk700
Honestly I should just design a white pattern just to have some white on the wheels!


That's what I was thinking, but I didn't suggest it because I don't know how feasible it is.
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Old 11-13-17, 02:43 PM
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That's what I was thinking, but I didn't suggest it because I don't know how feasible it is.
I'm a graphic designer (which is no guarantee they'll be good haha) and have used few affordable custom decal places for moto racing purposes before. I think I'm gonna give this a go!
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Old 11-13-17, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by gurk700
I think I'm gonna give this a go!

White checkerboard. Or lightning bolts.
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White checkerboard. Or lightning bolts.
Well obviously!
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