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Old 02-05-18, 01:01 PM
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velominati is stupid.

i know, its satire.

still, its stupid.
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Old 02-05-18, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by jitteringjr
Velominati ? The Rules

That is then a violation of rule #8 which is an immediate disqualification for thread ending hot. You can only have a brown saddle and bars if there is brown on the frame. Sorry man, but I didn't make the rules.
Does the bronze color, on the FD and chain rings count?
Velominati? Ha! I'm a big-time heretic. I'll grant that many, maybe most of the rules are (often hilariously) judicious and insightful, but it's really disappointing when they try too hard, and just pontificate on matters that they don't fully understand, like the meaning of colors.
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Old 02-05-18, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by kbarch

I like it, but don't care for the saddle/tape color.

Not "hot", but a ride I'd be very happy own.
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Old 02-06-18, 10:14 AM
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I'm not a Ridley fan, but I do like the bar tape and saddle color. Although, the saddle would look much better with a Selle Italia Flite Classis brown leather and put it over the top as hot. JMHO
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Old 02-07-18, 02:16 PM
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hey guys, any tips for improvement?

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Old 02-07-18, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by afonsogrf
hey guys, any tips for improvement?

remove the decals from the wheelset.
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Old 02-07-18, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by jitteringjr
OK I'm ready for assault, since this doesn't really belong here but here it is with road 23c tires:

Those bars!!
Horrendous.
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Old 02-07-18, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by GoMtnBiking
It is bigger than what I have ever had but I had a Retul fitting prior and was advised on this size. So stem seems short and post low, but it fits.
If you had a Retul fitting and ended up at that then that says a lot about Retul fittings IMO.
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Old 02-07-18, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by sumgy
If you had a Retul fitting and ended up at that then that says a lot about Retul fittings IMO.
It looks similar to a French Fit bike.
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Old 02-07-18, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
It looks similar to a French Fit bike.
Looks like a self done garage fit to me with those hoods sticking up in the air like that.
Makes me think that the guys flexibility is not up to the task of the length of the cockpit.
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Old 02-07-18, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
It looks similar to a French Fit bike.
Seat slammed forward and bars rolled back.
Classic bike is too big/aggressive for my flexibility problem IMO.
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Old 02-07-18, 04:51 PM
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Well, it's been a few years... Domane is now gone as of a couple of weeks ago to help fund this project. I know the saddle will send some into a tizzy but here are the specs:

Custom Speedvagen, made to order, fitted to me. Steel all around but with a carbon seat tube, Envy forks, Envy seat mast topper. Pro Stealth bars painted to match. Dura Ace 9150 DI2 kit, Infinity Saddle, Easton SL90 wheels with White Industry hubs, tubeless Schwalbe tires. I have some new carbon wheels that will be going on once I receive the tires (also tubeless).

I haven't even taken it on the maiden voyage yet, but around the block it feels so different from the carbon Domane, weirdly smooth considering what my memories of steel are...



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Old 02-07-18, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
remove the decals from the wheelset.
OR you could get a white saddle and bar tape and keep the decals for more flash!
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Old 02-07-18, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by kbarch
OR you could get a white saddle and bar tape and keep the decals for more flash!
I already thought of a white saddle, but I would not change the bartape since I prefer black.
I also would not want to take off the stickers on the wheel, I always liked that whellset this way.

Thanks for the tip, I'll think about the white saddle!
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Old 02-07-18, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by afonsogrf
I already thought of a white saddle, but I would not change the bartape since I prefer black.
I also would not want to take off the stickers on the wheel, I always liked that whellset this way.

Thanks for the tip, I'll think about the white saddle!
I think it's a nice set up overall but agree with the others when it comes to a "hot" you gotta debadge a little bit on those wheels. I think a little logo work is fine but too much is well... too much!
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Old 02-07-18, 07:53 PM
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Old 02-07-18, 07:54 PM
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I know that Speedvagen is a nice bike. But I can't get past the paint.
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Old 02-07-18, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by mackgoo
I know that Speedvagen is a nice bike. But I can't get past the paint.
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Old 02-07-18, 08:20 PM
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The Speedvagen doesn't look hot and I would have done it differently but it is still one of the nicest bikes on this thread in a while.

I'll bet it rides like melted butter.


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Old 02-07-18, 08:45 PM
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My 2016 Specialized Allez-DSW-Sprint-Smartweld. Dura Ace 9150 Di2 Drivetrain, Zipp 808, FSA Plasma Cockpit, Specialized Phenom Pro saddle.
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Old 02-07-18, 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by sumgy
Looks like a self done garage fit to me with those hoods sticking up in the air like that.
Makes me think that the guys flexibility is not up to the task of the length of the cockpit.
The hoods are not as high as they seem. They look sticking up because of the angle of the bars and angle the picture was taken.
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Old 02-07-18, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by GoMtnBiking
The hoods are not as high as they seem. They look sticking up because of the angle of the bars and angle the picture was taken.
Either way, slammed saddle and shortened cockpit.
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Originally Posted by mackgoo
I know that Speedvagen is a nice bike. But I can't get past the paint.
Bummer! What about the paint do you not like? I was torn between a few schemes but felt this looked racy and not over the top and would also stand the test of time fashion wise. In person its stunning and lustrous. Ive not even done a mile on it yet shakedown is tomorrow about 40 miles, but it feels so nice in that brief moment in the saddle
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
The Speedvagen doesn't look hot and I would have done it differently but it is still one of the nicest bikes on this thread in a while.

I'll bet it rides like melted butter.


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Thanks! I hope so... of course the nice thing about a custom bike is that you can make it your own in every way!

Funny how my last bike which was mostly black (as always) fared better in this thread lol
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Old 02-07-18, 09:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Noctilux.95
My 2016 Specialized Allez-DSW-Sprint-Smartweld. Dura Ace 9150 Di2 Drivetrain, Zipp 808, FSA Plasma Cockpit, Specialized Phenom Pro saddle.
Love those smart weld Specialized bikes, very hot in my book
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