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Old 08-03-18, 06:52 PM
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My Fuji Roubaix hates that bike.


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Old 08-03-18, 07:06 PM
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That S-Works could really be something, As it sits now... it's a mess. My eyes don't know where to look.
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Old 08-03-18, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope
That S-Works could really be something, As it sits now... it's a mess. My eyes don't know where to look.
That's great! I never went with the crowd.
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Old 08-03-18, 10:18 PM
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I actually liked the stock wheels better, but still...hot
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Hot!
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Pinarello is a hot - which given that I normally dislike skyís efforts is rare but the photo And the colour ofcomponents swing it for me - not sure about a mix and match De Rosa- beautiful frame but camshag and ****mano just donít splice.... love it otherwise- beautiful colour scheme and wheels match well.
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Just needs a bit of fine tuning.... trim the excess cable on the derailleurs. There's just too much cable hanging past the jam nut.

No second bottle cage?
Thanks for the kind words! I will definitely trim the cables. I've wondered why the shop left so much excess. About the second bottle cage: I took it off. I don't ride very long rides (2 hours normally) and I've found that I never really use the second cage.
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Old 08-04-18, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Slick Madone
There is a looong list of things wrong with that bike:
-Disc brakes
-'tool box'
-gobbler seat post
-saddle looks out of place
-cross chained
-MTB pedals
-bottles in photo
-missmatched cages
-the 'future shock' looks worse than the stack of spacers it would replace
-red stem and post
-negative saddle to bar drop
-seat cluster area of the frame
-riser bars

So yeah, not hot. I like the paint and wheels though, and 9170 isn't too bad either.
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Old 08-04-18, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by themidge
There is a looong list of things wrong with that bike:
-Disc brakes
-'tool box'
-gobbler seat post
-saddle looks out of place
-cross chained
-MTB pedals
-bottles in photo
-missmatched cages
-the 'future shock' looks worse than the stack of spacers it would replace
-red stem and post
-negative saddle to bar drop
-seat cluster area of the frame
-riser bars

So yeah, not hot. I like the paint and wheels though, and 9170 isn't too bad either.
Disk brakes are wrong? Are you one of those old 80's steel bike guys?

I don't see what diff the cages makes, as the seat tube cage makes it easy to grab right handed.....all my bikes have that set up as it works well for me and lots of different bottles. I don't match the colors to each bike I have. I grab the first ones there.

I like the tool box there opposed to a seat bag.

Saddle is a comfortable all weather brooks C-15.

FS and the Seat post extend the comfort considerably.

Cross chained was testing the FD for battery life.

I despise road shoes and prefer MTB shoes and pedals.

Longer rides from that saddle to bar drop.....I'm old.....no more racing needed.

Other than the pedals and seat its all stock S-Works.
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Old 08-04-18, 04:28 PM
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Old 08-04-18, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Slick Madone
A hot mess, as they say....
The colors are OK, but that glitter, and those shapes - horrific. It's like they're trying to see how tasteless and ugly they can make it.
But you know what's ironic? Your addition of "gumwalls" actually makes sense - I really like it. I don't buy into the notion that they only belong on vintage-looking bikes - I think it's generally a natural look, and on some vintage-y bikes, they just look like trying too hard. But here it's like the bike wasn't flashy enough for you as it was, so you added the colored sidewalls. You could have gone with bright yellow (which I think looks excellent on black and gray bikes) for even more garishness, but in this case, that would have just looked amateurish. The natural color is definitely more "pro." Not in the sense that it's what pro riders do, but in the sense that you know what you're doing when you put a flashy bike together.
on the sworks, for what you've done with it.
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Old 08-04-18, 06:46 PM
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Speaking of flashy.....I wish I could get my hands on one of those Red Hook Crit Allez frames when they came out. Those were pretty crazy loud.
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Old 08-04-18, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Slick Madone

I really like that bike. The only issue for me is that the seat post's adam's apple is bigger than mine, and that's saying a lot. I like the glitter color and the use of red. The angles look good. The flow looks good. Sharp bike that dares to be a little different.
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Old 08-04-18, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by toavii

Hot. All the way around, very nicely done.
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Old 08-04-18, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Slick Madone

Most people will hate the red of course, I like it, and that's all that matters......I'l try to take some better pics to really capture the paint in the sun.
-Love the paint - the world needs more blue bikes...a lot more, virtually a nonexistent bike color
-Love the gumwalls

-Undecided on the red, leaning against since stems and seat posts generally aren't parts you want to highlight

-Needs matching bottle cages
-The saddle/seat post combo doesn't work - setback post with the saddle jammed all the way forward?
-Would rather see a saddle bag than those wierd boxes by the BB

Ultimately I wish the new Roubaix wasn't so ugly with that future shock and turkey neck, but yours still has a lot of potential...I give it a rating of...warm.
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Old 08-05-18, 06:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Slick Madone
Disk brakes are wrong? Are you one of those old 80's steel bike guys?
I do like the look of old bikes, more so than most modern ones, I also like the look of rim brakes more than disc brakes.
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I don't see what diff the cages makes, as the seat tube cage makes it easy to grab right handed.....all my bikes have that set up as it works well for me and lots of different bottles. I don't match the colors to each bike I have. I grab the first ones there.

I like the tool box there opposed to a seat bag.

Saddle is a comfortable all weather brooks C-15.

FS and the Seat post extend the comfort considerably.

Cross chained was testing the FD for battery life.

I despise road shoes and prefer MTB shoes and pedals.

Longer rides from that saddle to bar drop.....I'm old.....no more racing needed.
All that is fine, function over form and all that, but this is hot or not, and all those things are ugly.
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Other than the pedals and seat its all stock S-Works.
It doesn't come stock with the red bits does it? I hope not anyway. The stock bike is pretty ugly to begin with...

Please don't be offended, this is all just a bit of fun, and having presented your bike to this thread, expect scrutiny
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Old 08-05-18, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by themidge
I do like the look of old bikes, more so than most modern ones, I also like the look of rim brakes more than disc brakes.

All that is fine, function over form and all that, but this is hot or not, and all those things are ugly.

It doesn't come stock with the red bits does it? I hope not anyway. The stock bike is pretty ugly to begin with...

Please don't be offended, this is all just a bit of fun, and having presented your bike to this thread, expect scrutiny
I'm not offended in any way. I thought the stock bike in that chameleon purple was pretty cool with the gum walls until I saw Levi's Gran Fondo bike.

Everyone is entitled to an opinion, and I wanted to hear what others thought. As far my bike, mine is the only one that matters to me, and I'm good with it, red bits and all.
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Old 08-05-18, 10:54 AM
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I love the Serotta. Not familiar with those wheels, but they work nicely on the retro-modern build. BTW, what year is the frameset from?
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Old 08-05-18, 03:42 PM
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The Serotta is hot. The color is fire.
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Old 08-05-18, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by toavii
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Old 08-05-18, 10:25 PM
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Originally Posted by toavii
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Old 08-06-18, 07:55 AM
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Specialized has a unique ability to turn nice designs into ugly bikes.
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Old 08-06-18, 06:12 PM
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Not quite as colorful as Slick Madone's ... but ...

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Old 08-06-18, 06:23 PM
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Itís not hot, but that photo is terrible.
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Old 08-06-18, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by OldFartCyclist
Nothing wrong with that one. White stands out!
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Old 08-07-18, 02:33 AM
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I think itís quite a clever photo- hides the funky seatpost quite well.
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Old 08-07-18, 02:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Paul Barnard
I really like that bike. The only issue for me is that the seat post's adam's apple is bigger than mine, and that's saying a lot. I like the glitter color and the use of red. The angles look good. The flow looks good. Sharp bike that dares to be a little different.
Adam's Apple Envy reported to mods.
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Old 08-07-18, 05:10 AM
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If you need to use photography to hide a part of the bike then, by definition, it is not hot.
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