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Old 02-12-18, 09:21 AM
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Old 02-12-18, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by bianchi10
I wont go into depth, I'll just say not. Not ever (IMO of course)
+1

I'm sure they are nice riding bikes, but Canyon road/TT/C-X bikes make me reach for the eye-bleach.
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Old 02-12-18, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Noctilux.95
My buddy was riding my bike. I'm not talented enough to ride two bikes at the same time
I think Im just tired of all black bikes even though I like them especially with small splashed of blue or others. I love both bikes especially due to their vibrant color schemes... but then again I now look like an Easter egg on wheels since most of my kits have color and now my bike does as well.
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^ seems like that Di2 shifter would just slide around on the bar when you tried to use it.
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Old 02-13-18, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by tigat
Robby: Below is the newest version of the Bandit, a Trek P1 creation for a one-handed rider and ready for pick-up in Wisconsin. Details to follow.

After observing that all of my kits are red-the color of the first Bandit before it lost a head butting contest with a Dodge Durango-my wife declared that every ride would be like a Christmas ride. I think we should find someone with a pumpkin and cranberry colored bike and go on a holiday tour

BTW: sorry to se your Domane go, but that Speedwagon is is beautiful piece of work.
Wow, that is awesome! I love the Trek Project One stuff. As a previous partner with Trek I think they've done some amazing things, especially their wheels and tires which I feel people often overlook being a big brand.

I'm all in for a colorful bike parade, I'm going to embrace my differences! It was funny at the Tour De Palm Springs the other day I was having my saddle adjusted by Dr Vince (creator of Infinity Seat) and people kept coming over and asking about the bike, same thing when I was at the Assos trailer. Definitely a conversation piece. I was also sad to have to sell the Domane, but it went to a great guy who is riding it like crazy and who I ride with regularly so at least I still have visitation!

@TenSpeedV2, there's normally a rubber shim between the bar and the shifter that helps to hold it in place. I had it set up similarly on my Domane and while I had to ensure that the zip ties were quite tight it never moved much.
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Originally Posted by GoMtnBiking
OK. I am new here and it seems like a risky proposition to post in this thread but I will give it a shot. Now, I'm just a guy who likes riding bikes, nothing special, so take it easy!

What is the color scheme on your bike? Is that Candy Red Fade to Carbon?
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Old 02-15-18, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by ThunderOne
What is the color scheme on your bike? Is that Candy Red Fade to Carbon?
Yes, that is what it is.
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Originally Posted by GoMtnBiking
Yes, that is what it is.

Sweet! Any chance you can post some more photos?


If you prefer, I found a thread dedicated to Allied Cycle Works; Allied Cycle Works

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Originally Posted by Noctilux.95
A new addition to the family. Its a 2018 Trek Madone 9 H2, Project One.
The Bianchi is undoubtedly a nice bike, but I am just not a fan of how the geometry and the graphics on the Oltre come together. Just something is off with it for me.

I like the look of the geometry of the Trek way more.
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Old 02-18-18, 08:41 AM
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I get so disappointed when I come to this thread and instead of photos I see debate, if you are going to debate at least include the original photo in your debate, so I can see a cool bike.
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Old 02-18-18, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by dougphoto
I get so disappointed when I come to this thread and instead of photos I see debate, if you are going to debate at least include the original photo in your debate, so I can see a cool bike.
When a photo is attached, rather than embedded, it doesn't automatically show on subsequent quotes; don't blame the person quoting, blame the person attaching rather than embedding.
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Old 02-18-18, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
When a photo is attached, rather than embedded, it doesn't automatically show on subsequent quotes; don't blame the person quoting, blame the person attaching rather than embedding.
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Old 02-18-18, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
When a photo is attached, rather than embedded, it doesn't automatically show on subsequent quotes; don't blame the person quoting, blame the person attaching rather than embedding.
Great to know thank you! Ive been attaching and not embedding
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Thought I'd share my steed with you. Its a 2014 Giant TCR SLR ALUXX (M/L) which I understand is quite a rare frameset - especially in the UK. Its stiff, punchy and with my alternate Mavic Ksyrium SSC SL wheelset weighs 7.75kg
It's a Giant.
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Originally Posted by sumgy
It's a Giant.
????
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Originally Posted by DCwheeler
????
I think I was pretty clear.
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Originally Posted by sumgy
I think I was pretty clear.
What a c*ck!
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Originally Posted by DCwheeler
What a c*ck!
You seem to think that this thread should be taken seriously???
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Originally Posted by DCwheeler
What a c*ck!
I posted a Moots dripping with Chris King, Record and plenty of other bling and got roasted.
What makes your Giant so special?
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Originally Posted by sumgy
I posted a Moots dripping with Chris King, Record and plenty of other bling and got roasted.
What makes your Giant so special?
You are bitter that your bike wasn't the hit you thought it was - so you feel better slagging off others and perceived lesser brands - I get it

For you your bike makes up for the deficient size of your appendage so you've thrown cash at it - and you belittle those who haven't spent as much.

I've no such appendage concerns and I'm confident and very happy riding my Giant -Its a fantastic performing bike, weighs 7.5kg, cost a fraction of yours - bang for for Buck it's better - that's why it's special and is considered "HOT"

It's not just about the Brand.

It's all a good laugh!

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Originally Posted by DCwheeler
You are bitter that your bike wasn't the hit you thought it was - so you feel better slagging others off - I get it

For you your bike makes up for the deficient size of your appendage so you've thrown cash at it - and you belittle those who haven't spent as much.

I've no such appendage concerns and I'm happy riding my Giant that is a fantastic performing bike, weighs 7.5kg, cost a fraction of yours - bang for for Buck it's better - that's why it's special and gets a "HOT"

It's all a good laugh!
Yep, that is obviously it.
It's a Giant.
Enjoy it if it makes you happy.
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Originally Posted by sumgy
Yep, that is obviously it.
It's a Giant.
Enjoy it if it makes you happy.
I will thanks! I hope someday you find bike satisfaction.
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Originally Posted by DCwheeler
You are bitter that your bike wasn't the hit you thought it was
In fairness, his bike was very well-received in the "Would you drill it?" thread at dentistbikeforums.net.
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Funny thing: I've probably gotten more compliments on my TCX - my least expensive geared bike, than I've received on any of my other bikes, which get their fair share of admiration.

All it has is a gorgeous color, nice proportions, intelligent assembly and a bit of smart graphics. Never understood why anyone would need to read the labels or recognize the manufacturers to determine whether a bike was hot or not.

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Old 02-23-18, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by kbarch
Never understood why anyone would need to read the labels or recognize the manufacturers to determine whether a bike was hot or not.
Pretty much. Overall shape/proportions/set-up are highest on my list. Graphics/paint can move a bike up on my scale more than it can move it down. Brand/componentry level doesn't make or break, but can move the needle a bit.
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