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Old 07-03-13, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by bring44
Just came in today. Threw on the race wheels for y'all. Still need to cut it.

Not a huge fan of Treks, but that's a good looking Trek. Debadging the wheels would increase it's hotness. And obviously, cut the steerer. Also, bars look rotated down?? Almost hot, imo.

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Old 07-03-13, 08:49 AM
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Yuba Boda Boda is Utilitarian Hot.
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd
LOVE it - HOT - could use WHITE bar tap though. - jus' sayin
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Originally Posted by jungovox
LOVE it - HOT - could use WHITE bar tap though. - jus' sayin
Haha, I started out with white, then went blue, then went black. I've only had the bike since March. I like to change the bar tape often.
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Old 07-03-13, 03:00 PM
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I actually like the black better. But then, the practicality of white bar tape has never made sense to me. If it's clean, it screams, "I never ride!" and if it's dirty, it just looks bad.
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Yeah, I had to fix the chain on a ride and the white never looked the same after. After about a month it looked disgusting.

For the record, the seat is black on the other side, so the tape and the seat do match.

I like this tape a lot, it's the cinelli caleido tape...you can't see it from far away, but it has color bits in the holes. (not my photo)


And then the blue bar plugs are actually the nitto plugs that expand...they match my shoes perfectly. Yep, I'm a dork.
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd
Yeah, I had to fix the chain on a ride and the white never looked the same after. After about a month it looked disgusting.

For the record, the seat is black on the other side, so the tape and the seat do match.

I like this tape a lot, it's the cinelli caleido tape...you can't see it from far away, but it has color bits in the holes. (not my photo)


And then the blue bar plugs are actually the nitto plugs that expand...they match my shoes perfectly. Yep, I'm a dork.
nicely done Ed! i've been considering that tape for my build too. it looks fantastic.
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Scrod had it on his bike and I liked the looks of it, he gave it the thumbs up so I went for it.

I don't have a lot of experience with different bartape, but I like it.
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Ok let me take another crack at this.
Finally got the pedals and cages on, adjusted the Garmin and leveled out the seat.
Hell I even broke out the Nikon D7000 so I didn't get beat up on the quality.
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I'd give it a 'hot.'
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Figured while I was at it I would post up a couple of my Scott CR1 Pro.
Its got a couple of cool goodies but you tell me.
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Both are HOT!!
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Scott is also hot, but I like the look of the Fuji better.
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scott-I cant get passed those cables on the shifters and the bar tape.
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Originally Posted by theanimal
Ok let me take another crack at this.
Finally got the pedals and cages on, adjusted the Garmin and leveled out the seat.
Hell I even broke out the Nikon D7000 so I didn't get beat up on the quality.
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hawttttttt
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Originally Posted by bring44
Just came in today. Threw on the race wheels for y'all. Still need to cut it.

Nice bike but some how with those huge drop bars, it looks heavy or dumpy in the front end.
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Originally Posted by theanimal
Ok let me take another crack at this.
Finally got the pedals and cages on, adjusted the Garmin and leveled out the seat.
Hell I even broke out the Nikon D7000 so I didn't get beat up on the quality.
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Rotate the handle bars down a few degrees as the hoods look too far upward and the drops point downward. When you change the bar tape in the future, try some black. Other wise, very nice bike.
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My Ghisallo, before anyone comments the chain is too short the LBS messed that one up

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this was unknown bot hot!
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Go for it, I took them off of mine the day I got them and I think it looks a lot better that way:

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Originally Posted by kleng
My Ghisallo, before anyone comments the chain is too short the LBS messed that one up

I love it!
How is frame stiffness?
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Originally Posted by kleng
My Ghisallo, before anyone comments the chain is too short the LBS messed that one up

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Originally Posted by kleng
My Ghisallo, before anyone comments the chain is too short the LBS messed that one up

hot.

hope the lbs will replace your chain.
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Originally Posted by theanimal
Ok let me take another crack at this.
Finally got the pedals and cages on, adjusted the Garmin and leveled out the seat.
Hell I even broke out the Nikon D7000 so I didn't get beat up on the quality.
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Nicely done!
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd
Nicely done!
So, you have the same problem that I do with my Orca - how to clamp it on a work stand? No round tubes and aero seat post...
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