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Old 06-11-13, 07:35 PM
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Cut steering tube, more aesthetically pleasing crankset, black tape, rotate bars up a bit (bar ends are pointed up) chose 1 color for your cables (black) and get a zero setback seatpost.
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Old 06-12-13, 04:19 AM
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Originally Posted by FPSDavid
Hot, but after you spent all of that money, couldn't get a garmin mount?
I used to run the slick mount that puts it in front of your handlebar but after being in nervous pelotons and cracking the engagement base in an elite race I decided to have it on my stem for more fail-proofyness, but I agree, the other mount is far nicer!
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Old 06-12-13, 05:38 AM
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Originally Posted by RaleighSport

And yes it's heavy compared to a lot of bikes in this forum, but it's around the 20-21lb mark, I'll weight it later.
Your levers are googly eyed.

I love this era of bike, but i know that this thread chews up bikes like this and spits them out.
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Old 06-12-13, 05:54 AM
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Originally Posted by bianchi10
Great build and HOT. Fully functional and an amazing groupo, but I just cant stand the looks of shimano cranks.
I love the crankset reminds me of X-men logo (biased I have the same group)... If I were to critique one, and only one thing is that you don't need so much cable from the rear derailleur stop to the der, heck this isn't SRAM you know !
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Old 06-12-13, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by bianchi10
Cut steering tube, more aesthetically pleasing crankset, black tape, rotate bars up a bit (bar ends are pointed up) chose 1 color for your cables (black) and get a zero setback seatpost.
How do you define more aesthetically pleasing? Is that more aesthetically pleasing to you only, or should he take a poll?
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Old 06-12-13, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Sir Real
How do you define more aesthetically pleasing? Is that more aesthetically pleasing to you only, or should he take a poll?
Its my opinion so yes just to me. I'm not speaking for everyone. They are suggestions based on what I would do.
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Old 06-12-13, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by IthaDan
Your levers are googly eyed.

I love this era of bike, but i know that this thread chews up bikes like this and spits them out.
I was kinda of intentionally throwing it the lion's Dan
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Who is Lion's Dan?
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Old 06-12-13, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by pcaldwell

Opinions, suggestions?
This gets a HOT from me. I would've kept the brake cable housing white, but it still looks good. I also like how the inline barrel adjusters were installed; I did something similar on my S3.

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Old 06-12-13, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by kcollier5
Who is Lion's Dan?
Road Bike: Project Sea Lion. Care of Dan the man?
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Old 06-12-13, 08:26 AM
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Y'all better say hot about that Masi...
Why?
Because they are the bomb (oh yeah and the sponsor us)
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Old 06-12-13, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by EmilRosenberg
Hello there! That's right. Im based in Sweden. Well, since I was introduced to cycling my father has been completely sold on Specialized and this was way back before they even got known as a "big brand" here in europe. Starting with road biking I got an Allez, moved on to a SL3 and when the time came to replace my SL3 I really had no doubts of what I wanted. I love the Specialized geometry, both riding them and visually, and the Tarmac seems to be the most efficient bike in their fleet now. Groupwise it's quite simple, Sram Red is always a choice here in europe - people want the lightweight here as much as everywhere else. But trying the Red gruppo I really can't get the double tap to feel fluid to me and that's something that I value personally. I'm sure it's all just a matter of what you're used to at the moment though! And oh yeah, what can beat the esthetics of the new Dura Ace 9000 crankset?

I'm working in a bike shop and the most popular brand we have is Scott. Both road and MTB. I'm sure this isn't standard for europe but more of a swedish flaw. The average swede (I could go down deep into this because it's actually quite interessting how the psychologics of swedish people work but I doubt that was what you wanted to hear.) doesn't want to stand out from the crowd or be more than average, so the mid-range scott bikes fit good in their bike-customer-profile; no overpricing, classic standard geometry, really swedish in other words... ha!

We deal with Scott, Cannondale, Trek and Specialized and they are popular in the order I mentioned. Caad10 and Caadx have sold really good because the pricing has been good. Trek's are always popular because people recognize the brand over here. But moving on to more expensive bikes I'd say that Specialized has a really large market here, where the other brands are lacking some.

Sorry for the long post, I'm sure I provided more information than you were interessted in, sorry!
^thanks for that! interesting stuff. I remember reading a lot of weightweenies introductions and it was always interesting to see a lot of guys from italy who had real american bike fetishes (like the ultimate Klein build) and similar people in France who love the trek stuff as well. It makes sense that sensible bikes are popular in Sweeden. In your case its great that you carried your father's loyalty to that brand and that its lived up to your expectations into the 2nd generation.

oh yeah hot or not: (not my bike but a retro Klein, mentioned above, with THE WORKS)

https://weightweenies.starbike.com/fo...bbde86936b8f74


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Old 06-12-13, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by bianchi10
Cut steering tube, more aesthetically pleasing crankset, black tape, rotate bars up a bit (bar ends are pointed up) chose 1 color for your cables (black) and get a zero setback seatpost.
+1...

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How do you define more aesthetically pleasing? Is that more aesthetically pleasing to you only, or should he take a poll?
pretty much anything except the one that's currently on it...as long as it isn't made by FSA...
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Old 06-12-13, 02:45 PM
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A black crank would make it better I'm sure. Since I cut the steerer and removed the 3 and a half spacers from on top, the saddle to bar drop looks minimal. Can bikes in the triple digit price range be hot?


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Old 06-12-13, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by chris675D
A black crank would make it better I'm sure. Since I cut the steerer and removed the 3 and a half spacers from on top, the saddle to bar drop looks minimal. Can bikes in the triple digit price range be hot?


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Old 06-12-13, 05:19 PM
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I like the Fuji, that's a good looking ride!
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Old 06-12-13, 05:38 PM
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Fuji, while set up well, is a bit plain to be hot.
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Originally Posted by NathanC
Fuji, while set up well, is a bit plain to be hot.

Its okay I can buy something hot when I'm retired 40 years from now. Until then I'll just ride/race the wheels off this thing. Reds not my color but it is the fastest
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Old 06-12-13, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by chris675D
...Can bikes in the triple digit price range be hot? ....
yes, but this Fuji as shown just isn't one of them...i'm glad you enjoy riding it, however, and you have the young legs that can overcome in the inherent slowness of the red paint job...

the fit looks a little confusing...saddle full forward and a very long looking stem
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Old 06-12-13, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by gc3
yes, but this Fuji as shown just isn't one of them...i'm glad you enjoy riding it, however, and you have the young legs that can overcome in the inherent slowness of the red paint job...

the fit looks a little confusing...saddle full forward and a very long looking stem

Blame the camera, the saddle is actually all the way back on the stop mark, the stem is a 120mm.
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Old 06-12-13, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by bianchi10
Its my opinion so yes just to me. I'm not speaking for everyone. They are suggestions based on what I would do.
Serious?? Interested to hear your opinion. Is it because you favor S-Work cranks or is the new Shimano crank ugly in your opinion??? I think these new 9000's are pretty hawt! Major blingage! Of course, my opinion.
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Old 06-12-13, 11:16 PM
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Your levers are mounted too low.
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Old 06-13-13, 12:54 AM
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Old 06-13-13, 01:52 AM
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Originally Posted by WHOOOSSHHH...
Pic isn't as nice, but hotter than EmilRosenberg's on the sole basis of being fully stealth.
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Old 06-13-13, 05:54 AM
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Originally Posted by FPSDavid
Pic isn't as nice, but hotter than EmilRosenberg's on the sole basis of being fully stealth.
i don't quite agree, i like the white accennt on the other one. don't really get the whole murdered look, which doesn't really work imho because of the white S-works lettering.

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