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Road Cycling It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 11-24-11, 07:18 PM   #4726
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there are countless cranksets that would work just fine with ultegra di2 without looking miserable in the process. that said, ultegra di2 derailleurs are ugly too.
I know, I like the Most crankset for the look, but I am worry about the comparability with the Ui2 system.
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Old 11-24-11, 07:25 PM   #4727
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2011 paris with ultegra 6700 and ec 90 sl wheelset, personally, i think the bike looks fine, but not hot, i don't know what's wrong with it, any suggestions that can make it sizzling hot?
hot.
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Old 11-24-11, 07:32 PM   #4728
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I know, I like the Most crankset for the look, but I am worry about the comparability with the Ui2 system.
1. there is not a compatibility issue but not all cranks have rings that are machined as well as shimanos. i hear stronglight rings are great.

2. it is not "ui2" the d does not stand for dura-ace. dura ace wasnt even the first di2 group:


3. enough babble. show us the super record
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2011 Paris with Ultegra 6700 and EC 90 SL wheelset, personally, I think the bike looks fine, but not hot, I don't know what's wrong with it, any suggestions that can make it sizzling hot?
A thing of unbelievable hotness. Slam the stem though.
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A thing of unbelievable hotness. Slam the stem though.
Need to flip the stem as well and flatten out the handlebar stem angle. Great bike though, I covet.
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Old 11-24-11, 07:39 PM   #4732
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3. enough babble. show us the super record
I changed the handlebar on my Colnago, it has internal cable routing, I disassemble all the cables, I am having hard time to put them together, I will spend some times on it next week.
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Old 11-24-11, 07:41 PM   #4733
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Need to flip the stem as well and flatten out the handlebar stem angle. Great bike though, I covet.
This is Most Talon handlebar with integrated stem, can't flip it.
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This is Most Talon handlebar with integrated stem, can't flip it.
you "can" but i wouldnt advise it. integrated backup bars anyone?
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This is Most Talon handlebar with integrated stem, can't flip it.
Just looked the Talon's. Beautiful, really cool. How do you like them.
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Finally got a new photo of my bike sporting 7900:


I have a pair of Easton EC-90SLs with the same colour scheme (black with red/white decals) but they're in storage for the winter right now:

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2011 Paris with Ultegra 6700 and EC 90 SL wheelset, personally, I think the bike looks fine, but not hot, I don't know what's wrong with it, any suggestions that can make it sizzling hot?
Hot

..but...SO...MANY...LOGOS!!!!

Strip the EC90's of their decals.
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Finally got a new photo of my bike sporting 7900:


I have a pair of Easton EC-90SLs with the same colour scheme (black with red/white decals) but they're in storage for the winter right now:

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2011 Paris with Ultegra 6700 and EC 90 SL wheelset, personally, I think the bike looks fine, but not hot, I don't know what's wrong with it, any suggestions that can make it sizzling hot?
I think it looks pretty hot.
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2011 Paris with Ultegra 6700 and EC 90 SL wheelset, personally, I think the bike looks fine, but not hot, I don't know what's wrong with it, any suggestions that can make it sizzling hot?
Remove the spacers, and cut the steerer, remove the wheel stickers, change the crankset, or possibly the entire group. White hoods would probably look nice on that bicycle as well. As you say it is fine, but those changes would make it hot, so not for now.
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Old 11-24-11, 08:19 PM   #4741
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I think it looks pretty hot.
With a bike that nice it is just nitpicking at this point. There is always room for improvements and that is what most of us were offering.
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Remove the spacers, and cut the steerer, remove the wheel stickers, change the crankset, or possibly the entire group. White hoods would probably look nice on that bicycle as well. As you say it is fine, but those changes would make it hot, so not for now.
Whats wrong with the cranks.
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Whats wrong with the cranks.
There's a general reckoning amongst BF regulars that Shimano cranks look like giant octopi. I personally think the 7900 cranks look great, but everyone has their own opinion
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Remove the spacers, and cut the steerer, remove the wheel stickers, change the crankset, or possibly the entire group. White hoods would probably look nice on that bicycle as well. As you say it is fine, but those changes would make it hot, so not for now.
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There's a general reckoning amongst BF regulars that Shimano cranks look like giant octopi. I personally think the 7900 cranks look great, but everyone has their own opinion
current ultegra and dura ace cranksets are a pretty piece of machining but as a bike part they are ugly. they do not visually blend into most frames.
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7800 cranks look better the 6700 are nice too. I hate the look of the 7900
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I love the look and feel of my Ultegra 6700 crank..
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performance over looks anyday!some very close minded people dont understand that,they rather they have a bike that looks good but rides like dog poop.
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cannondale, lightning, red, rotor, and campagnolo cranksets all look better without sacrificing performance. besides, this thread is heartless and shallow, in these pages: appearance>performance
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