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Old 04-29-18, 01:32 PM
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Back to riding a semi-modern bike. I know that itís not Hot, but Iím posting it here so that I can take my beating like a man.

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Old 04-29-18, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Bryan C. View Post
The same with the high stem height, the future shock set-up requires a much higher profile for operation.
Nothing like having to eat your own words, not to mention the embarrassment of quoting myself. Some digging around showed there is around 30mm of adjustment in stem height. 3 - 5mm spacers, and a 15mm spaced cap. Included with the bike is a 0mm cap. So I removed the 3 spacers and it looks much better. Will keep dropping it incrementally until I find the right balance of height and comfort.

Thanks for the insight, and pointing out my laziness of actually figuring it all out.
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Old 04-29-18, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Bryan C. View Post
Nothing like having to eat your own words, not to mention the embarrassment of quoting myself. Some digging around showed there is around 30mm of adjustment in stem height. 3 - 5mm spacers, and a 15mm spaced cap. Included with the bike is a 0mm cap. So I removed the 3 spacers and it looks much better. Will keep dropping it incrementally until I find the right balance of height and comfort.

Thanks for the insight, and pointing out my laziness of actually figuring it all out.
Sir, you are far too accepting of critique, for this thread.

Maybe you are new here, but typically newbs post a photo of the bike they just purchased, and then get butthurt when others donít congratulate them on their purchase.

Iím not sure if youíll fit in here.

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Old 04-29-18, 06:28 PM
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Needs toe clip pedals.
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Originally Posted by cycledogg View Post
Needs toe clip pedals.
Why? I prefer some functionality when it comes to not having to think which shoes with which cleats go with which bike

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Old 04-29-18, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Timo 2.0 View Post
Why? I prefer some functionality when it comes to not having to think which shoes with which cleats go with which bike

Because it would be "Hot" with toe clips. The bike is "some what" retro, or am I missing the scheme of the ride?
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Old 04-29-18, 11:38 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Sir, you are far too accepting of critique, for this thread.

Maybe you are new here, but typically newbs post a photo of the bike they just purchased, and then get butthurt when others donít congratulate them on their purchase.

Iím not sure if youíll fit in here.

HOW DARE YOU ATTACK ME LIKE THIS?

Better?

I posted my pic to create some discussion, and maybe learn a little something along the way too. I appreciate all the comments.
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Old 04-30-18, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by rgr555 View Post
reminds me of the Joker !

Very nice.

What kind of rear tail light is that? Looks very clean how it's hugged to the seat post.
Thanks. It's a Serfas Thunderbolt. Been good to me. It's pretty bright and has held up great in bad conditions. Easy on/off and USB chargeable so it works for me.
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Old 04-30-18, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Capo72 View Post
So close to HOT! I love that color, I almost bought that frame in this color, it looks so sweet! Hard to make those hydro levers look hot, they are so big. Lose the light and the bidon and this is right there. I like the color accent on the wheels, not overdone.
Thanks. I knew I should have removed the bottle and the light but posted anyway. I think the levers would look better if I weren't so damn short. On a 48 frame everything looks big. I'd love to rotate them down a little and "slam" the stem but it fits me like it is pretty well so I haven't changed it... yet.
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Old 04-30-18, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by cycledogg View Post
Because it would be "Hot" with toe clips. The bike is "some what" retro, or am I missing the scheme of the ride?
It should have Look or Time (ie french) clipless pedals at the very least!
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Old 04-30-18, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Rocket-Sauce View Post
It should have Look or Time (ie french) clipless pedals at the very least!
Yup, and I would have to drop the 10sp wheels with Ambrosio (Novatec) hubs and Campagnolo cassette, the 10sp chain plus the Dia-Compe brakelevers. Not to mention the nos Selle Italia Turbo saddle. Heck, even the tubular tires will have to go because Dugast is made in The Netherlands these days. But I don't mind scoring a "not" with my everyday bike
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Old 04-30-18, 01:46 PM
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Altamira 1.0
Recently built, fits perfect vs. previous frame that was a tad too long.
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Old 04-30-18, 02:59 PM
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Altamira 1.0
Recently built, fits perfect vs. previous frame that was a tad too long.
it would maybe be hot if it wasn't so washed out with fake DOF that missed one too many spots
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Originally Posted by redlude97 View Post
it would maybe be hot if it wasn't so washed out with fake DOF that missed one too many spots
Lol...thank you iPhone camera. That's a Portrait mode straight off the camera, no editing.
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Old 05-01-18, 07:07 AM
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Originally Posted by e30jean View Post
Lol...thank you iPhone camera. That's a Portrait mode straight off the camera, no editing.
Good grief that's terrible. As a dslr guy, I would never use that portrait mode again. At least not on bikes.

As far as the bike, I like it, but I think it would look better if the bike was more perpendicular to the sun or another light source so you have even exposure on both the wheels. That way one doesn't look more grey than the other.
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Old 05-03-18, 05:04 PM
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Got this last winter....kind of scared to put it out here!
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Old 05-03-18, 05:52 PM
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Not. One point deducted for each spoke.

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Got this last winter....kind of scared to put it out here!
not "Hot", but still a nice bike. The wheel decals are way too much.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Back to riding a semi-modern bike. I know that itís not Hot, but Iím posting it here so that I can take my beating like a man.

I'm a little disappointed by the lack of criticism.

Screw you guys...
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
I'm a little disappointed by the lack of criticism.

Screw you guys...
RD cable is too long, throw it in the trash.
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Old 05-03-18, 07:22 PM
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RD cable is too long, throw it in the trash.
​​​​​​Pathetic. You aren't even trying.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Back to riding a semi-modern bike. I know that it’s not Hot, but I’m posting it here so that I can take my beating like a man.

OK. Rear derailleur cable should be black (all IMO). Loose the saddle bag. Stem isn't slammed. Are those quick release levers that are not lined up with the fork and seat-stays? Pedal profile not lined up with the crank arm. Angle of the photo makes the wheels look like they are different sizes.

There, feel better
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Old 05-03-18, 07:45 PM
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Back to riding a semi-modern bike. I know that itís not Hot, but Iím posting it here so that I can take my beating like a man.


Is this an accessory to your sunglasses?
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
I'm a little disappointed by the lack of criticism.

Screw you guys...
Overall i I like it. I would recable it with black outer cables, ditch the SS bottle cages and tilt the handle bars down a tad.
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Old 05-03-18, 08:13 PM
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I'm a little disappointed by the lack of criticism.

Screw you guys...
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