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Old 06-03-12, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by JPM
Ok took the forums advice and got rid of the striped Fizik tape and went with Specialized solid white to match my saddle and also ditched the red/black Durano tires and went with Black Specialized Turbo's. Much Better and thanks guys!!







Much better, I like it! Hot
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Originally Posted by bianchi10
Love them boyds!!! cant wait to see it after you get new stem, seat post and cages.
the boyds give it a bold look! im thinking of stripping the seat post alla tarmac sl4 ltd
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Originally Posted by echotraveler

still needs some details (like black seatpost/stem/bottle cages, 11-26 cassette, black red all)
What about Sram Red-TDF edition w/ the yellow highlights. And if you can remove or cover up that Shimano decal on the chainstay... minor details. But still HOT overall.
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Originally Posted by primov8
What about Sram Red-TDF edition w/ the yellow highlights. And if you can remove or cover up that Shimano decal on the chainstay... minor details. But still HOT overall.
Wow tdf version red! That wOuld rock BALLIN!!!
The shimanos are peel off stickers ive just been lazy
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Old 06-03-12, 07:17 PM
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An S-Works crank is what every S-Works needs. If nothing else stripping the Red logos, and re-clearing the Red cranks would work. Black chainrings would be great too. Someone with a Specialized needs to buy these:


I would put them on my Cervelo, but they probably weigh a bit, and would clash since my bike isn't a Specialized.
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Originally Posted by Mansram01
After several months of waiting for all of my components and frame to converge, I present to you the 2012 Orbea Orca Gold dressed in 2012 SRAM Red. Everything is new with the exception of my wheels, pedals and handlebar.


Wow, that is hottt!!! The blue highlights are cool and kudos on the parts selection! How does the 2012 Red ride? Looks very nice...
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Originally Posted by JPM
Ok took the forums advice and got rid of the striped Fizik tape and went with Specialized solid white to match my saddle and also ditched the red/black Durano tires and went with Black Specialized Turbo's. Much Better and thanks guys!!

Nice... Though I think the candy cane tape would've worked if you had a red saddle with white highlights/lettering.
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Old 06-04-12, 02:20 AM
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My road and cx bikes, comments please!

Colnago:


Bottecchia:


Kuota:
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Which bars are on the Colnago? Want!
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Originally Posted by VA_Esquire
Which bars are on the Colnago? Want!
Deda Newton Shallow
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Originally Posted by Plus
My road and cx bikes, comments please!

Colnago:


Bottecchia:


Kuota:
All hot IMO!!!
Your CX is so damn sexy!!!
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I think all the bikes here are hot in their own way. Not everything needs to be built in 'race ready' fashion, bikes should be built to suit the riding that the rider will actually be doing.



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Originally Posted by oxfordd30
I think all the bikes here are hot in their own way. Not everything needs to be built in 'race ready' fashion, bikes should be built to suit the riding that the rider will actually be doing.



Love the Rat Fink decal!!!
I use that image as an Avatar @ one of the local bike forums.
Hot!
& I totally agree with "everything being built race ready".
I believe:
As long as it works for you, ride it!
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Nom nom nom nom nom


Tasty!
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New Firefly Build Just Complete





First venture in the ti world. Pretty pleased with the bike/build. The team at Firefly are producing some really amazing custom frames and are awesome to work with.

Mad Fiber wheelset was delayed 5+ months, but finally arrived Friday and well worth the wait...so far. Will report back once I get some serious miles under them. With build just complete, still tweaking some of the finer details and may lose some of the yellow accents (too much). Also toyed with idea of custom decals for the Mad Fibers but leaving as is for now…may debadge completely and just go naked.

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- Frame: Firefly custom ti (56.5)
o Drilled for internal Di2 routing (for future upgrade)
o Drilled for internal brake routing
o Repositioned cable guides on down tube (lower & more underneath)
o Added old school “chain hanger”
o Custom decals and painted head badge
- Gruppo: SRAM Red – Yellow LTE
o FD: SRAM Force
o Cassette: Shimano Dura Ace 7900
o Chain: Shimano Dura Ace 7901
- Cockpit / Headset / Fork / Seatpost: Ritchey WCS Carbon
- Saddle: Fizik Antares 00 w/carbon braided rails
- Pedals: Speedplay Zero Stainless – Yellow TDF edition
- Cables: Gore Ride-On Pro
- Cages: Arundel Mandible
- Wheels: Mad Fiber Ceramic Clinchers (66mm rear / 60mm front)
- Tires: Conti GP4000S
- Total Weight: 15.2 lbs
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Super HOT , however Ti bikes need to be posted in front of rock solid materials, not flimsy garage doors. Those are reserved for the plastic bikes
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Originally Posted by Dfarlow




First venture in the ti world. Pretty pleased with the bike/build. The team at Firefly are producing some really amazing custom frames and are awesome to work with.

Mad Fiber wheelset was delayed 5+ months, but finally arrived Friday and well worth the wait...so far. Will report back once I get some serious miles under them. With build just complete, still tweaking some of the finer details and may lose some of the yellow accents (too much). Also toyed with idea of custom decals for the Mad Fibers but leaving as is for now…may debadge completely and just go naked.

Build Details:

- Frame: Firefly custom ti (56.5)
o Drilled for internal Di2 routing (for future upgrade)
o Drilled for internal brake routing
o Repositioned cable guides on down tube (lower & more underneath)
o Added old school “chain hanger”
o Custom decals and painted head badge
- Gruppo: SRAM Red – Yellow LTE
o FD: SRAM Force
o Cassette: Shimano Dura Ace 7900
o Chain: Shimano Dura Ace 7901
- Cockpit / Headset / Fork / Seatpost: Ritchey WCS Carbon
- Saddle: Fizik Antares 00 w/carbon braided rails
- Pedals: Speedplay Zero Stainless – Yellow TDF edition
- Cables: Gore Ride-On Pro
- Cages: Arundel Mandible
- Wheels: Mad Fiber Ceramic Clinchers (66mm rear / 60mm front)
- Tires: Conti GP4000S
- Total Weight: 15.2 lbs
Beautiful build. Don't crop the profile picture so close. Let see the whole thing.

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Originally Posted by oxfordd30
I think all the bikes here are hot in their own way. Not everything needs to be built in 'race ready' fashion, bikes should be built to suit the riding that the rider will actually be doing.



Incorrect. In this thread they do.
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Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder
...I totally agree with "everything being built race ready".
I believe:
As long as it works for you, ride it!
Nobody in here cares what works for you.
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Old 06-04-12, 01:09 PM
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Love the Firefly - would like to see a pic with the entire bike in it though.
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Originally Posted by Dfarlow




First venture in the ti world. Pretty pleased with the bike/build. The team at Firefly are producing some really amazing custom frames and are awesome to work with.

Mad Fiber wheelset was delayed 5+ months, but finally arrived Friday and well worth the wait...so far. Will report back once I get some serious miles under them. With build just complete, still tweaking some of the finer details and may lose some of the yellow accents (too much). Also toyed with idea of custom decals for the Mad Fibers but leaving as is for now…may debadge completely and just go naked.

Build Details:

- Frame: Firefly custom ti (56.5)
o Drilled for internal Di2 routing (for future upgrade)
o Drilled for internal brake routing
o Repositioned cable guides on down tube (lower & more underneath)
o Added old school “chain hanger”
o Custom decals and painted head badge
- Gruppo: SRAM Red – Yellow LTE
o FD: SRAM Force
o Cassette: Shimano Dura Ace 7900
o Chain: Shimano Dura Ace 7901
- Cockpit / Headset / Fork / Seatpost: Ritchey WCS Carbon
- Saddle: Fizik Antares 00 w/carbon braided rails
- Pedals: Speedplay Zero Stainless – Yellow TDF edition
- Cables: Gore Ride-On Pro
- Cages: Arundel Mandible
- Wheels: Mad Fiber Ceramic Clinchers (66mm rear / 60mm front)
- Tires: Conti GP4000S
- Total Weight: 15.2 lbs
I'm usually not a fan of silver bikes with black forks. As in never. However, from an asthetic point of view I wouldn't change anything on this bike. For some reason what you have done here works, and works well.
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Okay, let's try this again with full pics and appropriate "rock solid" backdrop....



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Chernobyl hot!
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Originally Posted by Dfarlow
Okay, let's try this again with full pics and appropriate "rock solid" backdrop....



Keep the wheels as is. It goes great with the frame.
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