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Old 01-10-18, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
But you can (and should) remove for the photo.


In any event...That black on the fork alone kills it for me, not to mention on the rest of the frame. And is that fork a different tone than the rest of the bike, or is it the lighting? It looks appreciably lighter in tone than the rest of the frame.
The colors are the same and do look noticeably lighter in the pictures.
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
The pedal should not be at the 12, 3, 6 or 9 o'clock position.

The crank arm may be aligned with either the chain stay or seat tube (preferred) but only if if adheres to the 12/2/6/9 prohibition above.

Valve stems should be at the 1 or 2 o'clock position. It is appropriate to hide the rear valve stem behind the seat stay.
I have seen so many conflicting standards in this thread over the years itís funny: valves at 6; valves hidden; valves at 1 or 2. Cranks in-line with stays; cranks at 3 and 9; cranks not at 3,6,9, or 12..
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Originally Posted by mister
The colors are the same and do look noticeably lighter in the pictures.
Were the frame and fork purchased together? Or was that fork painted "to match" at a later time?
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Old 01-11-18, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by duane041
Were the frame and fork purchased together? Or was that fork painted "to match" at a later time?
They were purchased and painted together. At the same time. By hand. In Santa Barbara, CA.
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Old 01-11-18, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by mister
They were purchased and painted together. At the same time. By hand. In Santa Barbara, CA.
Photos can do weird things to colors.
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Originally Posted by duane041
Photos can do weird things to colors.
Yeah. And the blades of the fork arenít totally flat. They have a bit of an angle to them that reflected light in an odd way.
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Originally Posted by mister
Yeah. And the blades of the fork arenít totally flat. They have a bit of an angle to them that reflected light in an odd way.
I'm assuming that the different materials under the paint are to blame - I can see how there could be a slight variation under certain conditions, but it's not something that I'd lose sleep over.
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Originally Posted by toavii
Build finished until winter is over and I can get it on the road. Have at it...

HOT - and you beat me to the punch. I'm rebuilding a 92 Colorado TG, and its probably going to be my first post in this thread in about a month. I like your choices. Serottas forever!
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I prefer the crank arm to bisect the rear triangle.
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Old 01-13-18, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by speling_champ
Just finished the build of my Giant TCR Disc. Most of my riding is hilly (N. California), so I wanted something light with disc brakes. This comes in at exactly 15 lbs according to my wildly inaccurate fishing scale. It rides amazing, but not sure I'm totally sold on the look of disc brakes.

Giant TCR Disc by J Reese, on Flickr
You are missing the little, black clipy that routes the RD wire away from the tire. Not hot due to sloping top-tube.
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Old 01-13-18, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Hapsmo911
So this is my newest Caad. I am ordering new tubs. Question is. Do I keep the gumwalls or go black walls this round...

Hot and keep the gum-walls.
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Old 01-13-18, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by SirHustlerEsq
Not sure what to make of it. In some ways, it looks really sharp - the staging is all careful and proper, the setup looks ready for a catalog, and there are some nice, distinct touches here and there, so "A" for effort in that respect. But so much about it is terribly dull, and the fleshy welds do it in.
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Originally Posted by SirHustlerEsq
Super clean, it's not exotic but I dig it.
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Originally Posted by kbarch
Not sure what to make of it. In some ways, it looks really sharp - the staging is all careful and proper, the setup looks ready for a catalog, and there are some nice, distinct touches here and there, so "A" for effort in that respect. But so much about it is terribly dull, and the fleshy welds do it in.
I agree. Itís a nice looking bike; sharp setup, appealing colors, thoughtful presentation, etc. Somehow, the grand total is kind of bland.
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Originally Posted by toavii
Build finished until winter is over and I can get it on the road. Have at it...

Always had a thing for Serotta. Hot.
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Old 01-14-18, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by SirHustlerEsq
You guys are all crazy. Hot, hot, and more hot. Like the color, and any bike with November Rail’s is cool by me!

Is that white or something close to lavender?

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Originally Posted by robbyville
You guys are all crazy. Hot, hot, and more hot. Like the color, and any bike with November Rail’s is cool by me!

Is that white or something close to lavender?
It's a satin, pearl white and it is EXTREMELY hard to clean, sadly. I got one of the last sets of Rails last year, quite happy about it.

My previous bike was Lamborghini blue so this is toned-down quite a bit, but it's not like a basic black bike. It is kind of nice to have a bike that's a little less exciting that the last, not so afraid to tear it up in a crash. I don't know what to say about the welding, it's aluminum so the welds need some mass to them unlike titanium or brazed steel.
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Looks great but sorry that itís hard to clean. My new frameís scheme is similar in matte so as a result I went with a gloss clear coat. I do intend to put my Railís on it for a while. Hot bike
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Originally Posted by SirHustlerEsq
Tell me more about the bar tape....liking it.....
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Hey guys, this is a cheap bike here in Brazil, I tried to leave it as hot as possible, I'll still put wheels with 38mm rims and maybe change the cockpit.


What do you think of a fork with another shape?

If you can, give me tips to improve the look, since it is difficult to leave a simple bike looking hot.



This is in Rio de Janeiro.
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Tell me more about the bar tape....liking it.....
It's Supacaz tacky, feels like the same material as the hoods, super durable, just right on thickness. I did blue and purple to match team kit, lol.
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Old 01-15-18, 07:43 PM
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My new ride. Bianchi Oltre XR4, Dura Ace 9150 Di2, Campagnolo Bora Ultra 50 AC3, Cane Creek EE brakes, Vision Metron 5D bar. My cat likes it, even if you don't.
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My new ride. Bianchi Oltre XR4, Dura Ace 9150 Di2, Campagnolo Bora Ultra 50 AC3, Crane Creek EE brakes, Vision Metron 5D bar. My cat likes it, even if you don't.
HOTT! Trim the fork steerer and you got it dude
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Originally Posted by Noctilux.95
My new ride. Bianchi Oltre XR4, Dura Ace 9150 Di2, Campagnolo Bora Ultra 50 AC3, Crane Creek EE brakes, Vision Metron 5D bar. My cat likes it, even if you don't.

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