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Old 10-13-12, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by fuji_owner
This is my new Seven Axiom SL.










So sublime and so hot - I am sure the ride is so sublime and smooth.

Thanks for posting close up picks of your Seven. I knew the welds would be clean but really wanted to see the finish because I always wondered about the Seven matte finish.

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P.S. I am thinking about getting a Seven Axiom with internal DA9790 DI2 wiring and hidden battery next year. Not to hijack the thread, but it seems that the your Seven's finish is the equivalent of my Lynskey Helix OS's hand brushed or bright brushed finish - are the brush strokes all unidirectional? Lynskey says that they hand brush the frame with a 3M scotch-bright pad and thus any touch up finishing by the owner can be done the same way. Does Seven say how they achieve their finish?
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Originally Posted by fuji_owner
This is my new Seven Axiom SL.










Other than the bar tape, tires, and bottle cages I have to give it a HOT!!!
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Old 10-13-12, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by MarkThailand
So sublime and so hot - I am sure the ride is so sublime and smooth.

Thanks for posting close up picks of your Seven. I knew the welds would be clean but really wanted to see the finish because I always wondered about the Seven matte finish.

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P.S. I am thinking about getting a Seven Axiom with internal DA9790 DI2 wiring and hidden battery next year. Not to hijack the thread, but it seems that the your Seven's finish is the equivalent of my Lynskey Helix OS's hand brushed or bright brushed finish - are the brush strokes all unidirectional? Lynskey says that they hand brush the frame with a 3M scotch-bright pad and thus any touch up finishing by the owner can be done the same way. Does Seven say how they achieve their finish?
Yup, Seven calls it "satin finish", but it's basically done with fine grade 3M Scotch Brite pads (red ones).

Seven is a good choice. When I was considering different Ti frame builders, Seven and Lynskey were head-to-head for my decision. Then Seven won out because their normal process is itself custom, so I wasn't going to miss that opportunity. Except for the customization, I'm sure both are equal.
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Originally Posted by LowCel
Other than the bar tape, tires, and bottle cages I have to give it a HOT!!!
I was actually trying to get orange decals, but they would have to be custom made and I'd have to shell out more. I saw a pic online in which the bar tape and the tires were this color, and i really loved it.

I know, the bottle cages were not my first choice, but the LBS was out of stock for stainless steel ones. And then somebody suggested matching up the red decal with a red cage and the black in the crank and rim with the black cage. But I think the stingrays are pretty cute!
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Thanks guys. I appreciate the advice on the levers but I always run them level with the top of the bar. However, if it isn't comfortable when I ride it tomorrow I'll take your advice.

Here you can see the placement of the Red levers I have been using on it the past couple of years.

the way colnagos are often pictured are as so:





it appears you've got a more traditional bend handlebar which should result in the bottom level of the drops being parallel to the ground and the hoods further up before the bend. being in the bottom of the drops in that set up will put your hands at a 45º angle which maybe difficult to climb from the drops in.

its a matter of preference though... if its comfortable then its all good.

you could go with some ergo sti friendly bars which keep the flat plane from stem and hoods then bend more abruptly so the bottom of the drops remain parallel to the ground:



either way your bike is hot. I'm starting to hate on people who mandate that Colnago must have campy. its borderline bigotry... what about willer or piranello must those italian frames be outfitted with campy?

I think the majority of colnago bikes at one point were outfitted with chris king headsets....loyalty to italian branding be damned when something else works even better.

what about the fact that colnago officially offers its top spec'd models in dura ace/di2 and sram red?!




if colnago seems it fit to put sram/shimano/ect on their bikes...
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Just curious which mis-matched parts bother you? I'm not arguing, I realize everyone isn't going to like my bike and I am perfectly fine with that.
I don't mind the quarq with Ultegra Di2 but I hate seeing Di2 on a non-Di2 specific frame. The rest of the build looks solid besides the bar setup.
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Old 10-14-12, 12:43 AM
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Originally Posted by fuji_owner
This is my new Seven Axiom SL.










Warm only because of the Seven cachet. It needs a unifying theme instead of yellow/gold, orange, red and black all over the place.
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Figured I'd throw my CAAD10 up for giggles now that I have some half-decent pictures. Kind of a cross-post from Cult of CAAD.


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^^Hot. Saddle seems quite far forward - short femurs?
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Originally Posted by sprints
Figured I'd throw my CAAD10 up for giggles now that I have some half-decent pictures. Kind of a cross-post from Cult of CAAD.


how much does it weigh?
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Originally Posted by MajorMantra
^^Hot. Saddle seems quite far forward - short femurs?
It's possible. My tibial tuberosity was measured to be 20mm behind pedal spindle w/ 52mm of setback at 770mm seat height.

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how much does it weigh?
I actual didn't even think to take it. If I'm ever by the shop again, I'll try to grab a weight.
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Originally Posted by sprints
Figured I'd throw my CAAD10 up for giggles now that I have some half-decent pictures. Kind of a cross-post from Cult of CAAD.


Well done sprints...
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here's my current build. 2001 GT ZRX. one of the first true production cross bikes. took a little love and attention to bring it back to life. its former owner used it as their crap weather rain bike and it was covered in dust and mud after sitting with flat tires and unused for two years....cleaned up pretty well. hot?? probably not. cheap? yes!! fun too.
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here's my current build. 2001 GT ZRX. one of the first true production cross bikes.
Maybe one of GT's first production cross bikes.
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LowCel's Colnago is so hot. Glad to see Di2 on it. I agree that it's one of the biggest upgrades one could make to a bike.
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LowCel, you should get some nice wheels for that thing. Dura Ace C35's would do nicely.
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
Nice bike! Takes me back to 1975. I had that same crank. Hot but pull those weeds out from the cracked driveway!
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LowCel, you should get some nice wheels for that thing. Dura Ace C35's would do nicely.
I have some Psimet 50's for it. Don't care much for them though so I don't ride them much.
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Originally Posted by ravenmore
I've seen better paint jobs by two year olds using crayons on the wall behind their mother's backs.
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Originally Posted by Fox Farm
Nice bike! Takes me back to 1975. I had that same crank. Hot but pull those weeds out from the cracked driveway!
It isn't my driveway.



Had a Ron Cooper come into our co-op as a donation this past week and it also has Sugino Mighty cranks along with a first gen Dura Ace (hubs, headset, brakes) and first gen Cyclone (shifters, derailleurs) combo for parts.

I have been building mine back up with period correct Campagnolo parts and have some Record high flange hubs on Mavic tubular rims I need to glue up... will keep the Zeus brakes as there aren't many better than these titanium center pulls. Seems like the Mighty was an incredibly popular crank choice, I know it was lighter than just about any other crank from that era.

Today's project was to rebuild my custom built Moulden XC back up after powder coating...

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Made a couple of changes to the ole girl.

Those hubs are gorgeous, LC. What are they?
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Originally Posted by WHOOOSSHHH...
Beautifully done!
By far one of my top 5, great work on the exposure of the photograph.

My first road bike, sadly I will not get a chance to ride her until I return from deployment.

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here is my S-Works Tarmac sl4. groupset: ultegra di2, crank rotor, wheelset mavic kysirium SLR.

i'll update more pictures soon.



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