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Old 03-01-13, 03:34 PM
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Don't apply logic in this thread.

What's that building in the background?
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Old 03-01-13, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by waterrockets
Don't apply logic in this thread.

What's that building in the background?
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Old 03-01-13, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Grambo
What********************?? The seat is already slammed foward. Why in the world would you then switch to a set back seat post?

yeah. sorry....i'm a bit out of it right now. Then I officially hate that bike with the fire of a thousand suns. Happy?
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Originally Posted by waterrockets
Don't apply logic in this thread.

What's that building in the background?
The one with the spaceship on top? Isn't that in dubai or something? It'd be awesome if there were a pool on the top of it.
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Old 03-01-13, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by waterrockets
Don't apply logic in this thread.

What's that building in the background?
I pretty sure they call those things 'palm trees'...

... they go near pools all the time. That help?
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Old 03-01-13, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by save10
i would officially endorse if it had a seat post with setback. i do appreciate the bar drop though
I think what he might have been trying to say here is, with a setback seatpost and properly position saddle on that seatpost it would look hotter for him.
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Old 03-01-13, 06:58 PM
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Well, you could also put a setback post on there, rotate it around 180 degrees and get the saddle even further forward...
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Old 03-01-13, 06:59 PM
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I've seen that! it looks horrible lol
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Old 03-01-13, 07:21 PM
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I don't know why the saddle looks so far back in the pic. It's close to centered on the rails and a little bit in front of the clamp markings.
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Old 03-02-13, 04:58 AM
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This thread looks like a good way to get some pointers on prettying up the bikes, so have at it.

*I just installed that stem on the Scott, forgot to fix the bar position before taking the pic. And yes, speed sensor erection was necessary on the Wilier.


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Old 03-02-13, 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by kyamei
This thread looks like a good way to get some pointers on prettying up the bikes, so have at it.

*I just installed that stem on the Scott, forgot to fix the bar position before taking the pic. And yes, speed sensor erection was necessary on the Wilier.


Pretty much all hot! The only thing I'd mention on all of them is that the bars need to be rotated up a tiny bit, it looks like you place a level on the drops or something, looks a little weird, on the Scott it almost looks like the bar tips are pointed a bit upwards.

Also for the pics, line up the cranks in line with seat tube. I would normally have mentioned the too long derailleur loop but I saw a few posts ago that this was required for smooth SRAM shifting (one more +1 for Shimano in aesthetics )

Also a suggestion on the Garmin sensor erection. Go to ebay and purchase an icarus spoke magnet. it bonds to the spoke and should give you enough clearance to lower the arm, It worked beautifully on my Ridley and I've seen at least one Willier where it worked cost about $6

oh yeah, don't forget to line your valve stems perpendicular to the ground.

Either way, I'm going hot on all three nice job!
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Old 03-02-13, 09:22 AM
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Kyamei,

Yes, all hot bikes!

Out of curiosity, do you distinguish between the types of riding you do on each bike, or do you just like having different bikes? I mean, they all seem to be set-up to do the same thing, but I'm not particularly well versed in different road disciplines; maybe the Cervelo is geared more for spring training and hills?

Just curious, and certainly I'd like to have three such handsome bikes in my stable, too! Nicely done.
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Old 03-02-13, 09:53 AM
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All three bikes have the same wheel?
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Old 03-02-13, 10:55 AM
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Very nice kyamei. Which is your favorite?
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Old 03-02-13, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by chaadster
Kyamei,

Yes, all hot bikes!

Out of curiosity, do you distinguish between the types of riding you do on each bike, or do you just like having different bikes? I mean, they all seem to be set-up to do the same thing, but I'm not particularly well versed in different road disciplines; maybe the Cervelo is geared more for spring training and hills?

Just curious, and certainly I'd like to have three such handsome bikes in my stable, too! Nicely done.
With the long cage rear derailleur + large cassette on the Cervelo i would guess that's his climbing bike. Scott and willier not sure, scott has a nice cassette though, very straight
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Old 03-02-13, 01:24 PM
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Didn't realize how washed out the photo would come out on the phone's camera! And the road bike is definitely not hot with mismatching everything so I will spare y'alls eyes
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Old 03-02-13, 01:31 PM
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kyamei- great looking bikes you've got there. For me, the Scott Foil is HOT.

androidtt- I'm sure the photo critics will want a better pic. Either way, HOT.
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Old 03-02-13, 01:34 PM
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Primov8-get that De rosa up in this thread!!!!!!! LOVE those new wheels
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Originally Posted by androidtt


Didn't realize how washed out the photo would come out on the phone's camera! And the road bike is definitely not hot with mismatching everything so I will spare y'alls eyes

Where is this photo taken, hots'ville USA!
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Old 03-02-13, 01:54 PM
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Yeah that Spec is HOT but dang, must be pretty awful to ride in cross winds right?
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Old 03-02-13, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by kyamei
This thread looks like a good way to get some pointers on prettying up the bikes, so have at it.

*I just installed that stem on the Scott, forgot to fix the bar position before taking the pic. And yes, speed sensor erection was necessary on the Wilier.


Great looking bikes! I like the wheels with no decals thing!
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Old 03-02-13, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by bianchi10
Primov8-get that De rosa up in this thread!!!!!!! LOVE those new wheels
Since you asked.



Just waiting for a Chorus 11 cassette since the Recon cassette I have doesn't fit the "universal" freehub.


Btw, props to Nick for helping me out with my Noah Pro project. I'm sending it out next week for its custom paint job and it was Nick's photoshop that made visualizing what the finished project would be so much easier.
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Wow, that is a sweet looking bike, has it been ridden yet (with a different cassette)?
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Old 03-02-13, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by robbyville
Wow, that is a sweet looking bike, has it been ridden yet (with a different cassette)?
Thanks.
I built it up towards the end of the summer as my N+1, the alternate to my Noah Pro. I use Recon cassettes because I like the gold-ceramic finish, along with KMC's X11 gold chain. But these new wheels have a "multi-sys", "universal" freehub that accepts cassettes from Campagnolo, Sram, Shimano. Since Recon designs their cassettes with additional guides to fit all the splines on Campagnolo only freehubs, it wouldn't fit the new wheels.
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Old 03-02-13, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by primov8
Since you asked.



Just waiting for a Chorus 11 cassette since the Recon cassette I have doesn't fit the "universal" freehub.


Btw, props to Nick for helping me out with my Noah Pro project. I'm sending it out next week for its custom paint job and it was Nick's photoshop that made visualizing what the finished project would be so much easier.
I was glad to help cant wait to see it finished! That de rosa has been one of my dream bikes for several years. Love it!
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