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Old 06-15-12, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Mansram01 View Post
Very nice. Wouldn't mind if I had both a Gold and Silver. Mine measures 57cm. I've also thought trying a smaller size but I'm pretty comfortable with 57. Wow, so you're a true Orca fan. Can't say I blame you. This is my second one and I'm pretty happy on how they perform. My previous one was mainly white so switching over to primarily black (nude carbon) is a nice change. I got a nice deal on the frame (mentioned it to you before) so I no buyer's remorse here. Now I just got to get some more miles on her. This one is a standard crank so now I have both compact & standard (once again).
I had an 09 before this one and loved it

it was a 57 and i need to size down, i loved it and I love the 12 even more.
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Old 06-15-12, 08:04 PM
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I thought this was a neat little pic. This is where my S2 sleeps in my bike dungeon.

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Old 06-15-12, 08:11 PM
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Race ready.

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Old 06-15-12, 08:13 PM
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That's a mighty fine looking TT rig. Even if it is mostly white.
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Old 06-15-12, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Soloist Assassin View Post
That's a mighty fine looking TT rig. Even if it is mostly white.
whatchu got against white bikes?
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Old 06-15-12, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by DropDeadFred View Post
whatchu got against white bikes?
They get dirty to easy. Well, they show dirt faster that is. I had one, and it drove me crazy so I took a razor blade, and scrapped all 160g of the paint off of it. As a matter of fact that bike can be seen in the reflection in the mirror just above my top tube of the S2 in the pic I just posted. I like it a lot better now. It looks ninja as can be.
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Old 06-15-12, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Soloist Assassin View Post
They get dirty to easy. Well, they show dirt faster that is. I had one, and it drove me crazy so I took a razor blade, and scrapped all 160g of the paint off of it. As a matter of fact that bike can be seen in the reflection in the mirror just above my top tube of the S2 in the pic I just posted. I like it a lot better now. It looks ninja as can be.
i don't understand why you took a razor to it...seems way more time consuming than using a paint stripper...like aircraft cleaner...anyways..mine gets dirty but its not that bad, I always wipe it down with a microfiber cloth after my rides and its all good...wash it once in a blue moon...(once so far) but its sexy
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Old 06-15-12, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by DropDeadFred View Post
I had an 09 before this one and loved it

it was a 57 and i need to size down, i loved it and I love the 12 even more.
Very nice. Here's my '08. No plans on selling it (yet). As you can see it, it's mostly white. Sounds like we did a color flip. This one's a 57 too.
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Old 06-15-12, 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Mansram01 View Post
Very nice. Here's my '08. No plans on selling it (yet). As you can see it, it's mostly white. Sounds like we did a color flip. This one's a 57 too.
i like the lettering on the down tube...
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Old 06-16-12, 04:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Slybry View Post
ok, trying again with a full sized pic

there we go, thanks for the tip on unchecking the box thx
Flip it, but I like it. Don't see too many bikes without 10+ logos on them.
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Old 06-16-12, 06:21 AM
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Originally Posted by DropDeadFred View Post
i don't understand why you took a razor to it...seems way more time consuming than using a paint stripper...like aircraft cleaner...anyways..mine gets dirty but its not that bad, I always wipe it down with a microfiber cloth after my rides and its all good...wash it once in a blue moon...(once so far) but its sexy
Aircraft stripper is not carbon safe. They make some stuff called carbolift, designed for carbon, but it is expensive, and I would of had to order it. I already had plenty of razor blades, and everyone on the WW forum said that was the way to go. I clean my S2 after almost every ride. The other bikes not so much, so the fact that the Trek now hides dirt is a good thing.
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Old 06-16-12, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Soloist Assassin View Post
Aircraft stripper is not carbon safe. They make some stuff called carbolift, designed for carbon, but it is expensive, and I would of had to order it. I already had plenty of razor blades, and everyone on the WW forum said that was the way to go. I clean my S2 after almost every ride. The other bikes not so much, so the fact that the Trek now hides dirt is a good thing.
ive decided im going to do a matte back with matte pink bike next...its possible it will be a madone or domane project one.
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Old 06-16-12, 06:51 AM
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to match these
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Old 06-16-12, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by cwk132 View Post
Flip it, but I like it. Don't see too many bikes without 10+ logos on them.

That looks like a 0 degree stem... so flipping wouldn't really do much. The bike is Hot though.
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Old 06-16-12, 08:12 PM
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Those giros are unbelievable.
With fast shoes
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Old 06-16-12, 08:42 PM
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Just upgraded from Giant Defy to TCR Advanced.

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Old 06-17-12, 11:52 AM
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Old 06-17-12, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
Race ready.

HOT, especially for a TT build.


Originally Posted by 3kmi View Post
Those giros are unbelievable.
With fast shoes
Fast shoes are always nice. HOT.
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Old 06-17-12, 01:15 PM
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Thoughts? Wheels have 141 miles since yesterday. I've been on the frame since September.

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Old 06-17-12, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by KoolAidnPizza View Post
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Cut it, lose the wired computer, fix your crank arm position, crappy bottle holder, dirty handle bar tape, seat post and stem don't match.....etc.....
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Old 06-17-12, 02:27 PM
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Cut it, lose the wired computer, fix your crank arm position, crappy bottle holder, dirty handle bar tape, seat post and stem don't match.....etc.....
Haha I can take that

Cut coming soon- needs new tape- bottle holder on the way

But who makes good wireless computers that arnt 200$?
 
Old 06-17-12, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by KoolAidnPizza View Post
Haha I can take that

Cut coming soon- needs new tape- bottle holder on the way

But who makes good wireless computers that arnt 200$?
Cateye has a double wireless (cadence and speed).
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Old 06-17-12, 03:34 PM
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Cateye has a double wireless (cadence and speed).
Gracias sir
 
Old 06-17-12, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by tcwayne View Post
Thoughts? Wheels have 141 miles since yesterday. I've been on the frame since September.

meh

Typical fat girl.

fun to ride, but nothing to brag about.
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Old 06-17-12, 04:22 PM
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Looks good! That a 58cm? Mind if I ask your height/inseam?
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