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Old 09-26-13, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Norrick
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I wouldn't worry about it. If it works for you as is, ride it till the wheels fall off before you dump cash into it to please others.
None of my bikes would be considered hot in this thread, but they all work for exactly the way I want them to.
Built by me to fit me, & my needs. "Purpose built"
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Old 09-26-13, 09:28 PM
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I'll give the vegetable garden a "Hot"
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Originally Posted by Rustle
Let's get some Bosberg love.


Is it yours? How does it ride? This will probably be my next bike.
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Old 09-26-13, 10:34 PM
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Ritte frames always remind me of Piet Mondrian.



someday I hope to own one...
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Old 09-26-13, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Norrick
work in progress

It's a very classy steel bike, don't listen to the naysayers, they have self-esteem issues.
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"NEW" 2011 - TREK Madone 4.5

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· Frame 4 Series TCT Carbon, E2, with *DuoTrap speed/cadence (60cm)
· Fork Bontrager Race Lite w/E2 aluminum steerer, carbon legs
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· Wheels Bontrager SSR
· Tires Bontrager R2 Road, 700x23c
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· Shifters Shimano 105 STI, 10 speed
· Front Derailleur Shimano 105
· Rear Derailleur Shimano 105
· Crank Shimano R600, 50/34 (compact)
· Cassette 11-28, 10 speed
· Pedals Shimano PD-M520 (SPD)
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· Saddle fi'zi:k Arione K:ium
· Seat Post Bontrager Carbon, 20mm offset
· Handlebars Bontrager Race VR-C, 31.8mm - Black Tape
· Stem Bontrager Race Lite, 7 degree, 31.8mm
· Headset Integrated, cartridge bearings, sealed, alloy, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom
· Brakeset Tektro R540 brakes w/Shimano 105 STI levers
· Bottle Cages Bontrager RL
· Computers Bontrager Node 2.1 w/Duo Trap;
· Weight 20.0 lbs w/pedals, Node, bottle cages
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Old 09-27-13, 05:55 AM
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Originally Posted by SirHustlerEsq
Is it yours? How does it ride? This will probably be my next bike.
Yes it is. These 2nd gen. Bosbergs were tweaked open mold frames that Ritte asked the manufacturer to beef up the chainstays for a more efficient power transfer and they turned and put some fancy paint job on them. It sports some nice features such as BB30 bottom bracket, tapered head tube and an ISP. All these along with unidirectional carbon layout translates into a frame that as they say around here is....... laterally stiff and vertically compliant? So to answer your question, it rides very good. Now in order to get all these features you have to look into their new model Vlaanderen.
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Originally Posted by rgwinn
"NEW" 2011 - TREK Madone 4.5

Frameset
· Frame 4 Series TCT Carbon, E2, with *DuoTrap speed/cadence (60cm)
· Fork Bontrager Race Lite w/E2 aluminum steerer, carbon legs
Wheels
· Wheels Bontrager SSR
· Tires Bontrager R2 Road, 700x23c
Drivetrain
· Shifters Shimano 105 STI, 10 speed
· Front Derailleur Shimano 105
· Rear Derailleur Shimano 105
· Crank Shimano R600, 50/34 (compact)
· Cassette 11-28, 10 speed
· Pedals Shimano PD-M520 (SPD)
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· Saddle fi'zi:k Arione K:ium
· Seat Post Bontrager Carbon, 20mm offset
· Handlebars Bontrager Race VR-C, 31.8mm - Black Tape
· Stem Bontrager Race Lite, 7 degree, 31.8mm
· Headset Integrated, cartridge bearings, sealed, alloy, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom
· Brakeset Tektro R540 brakes w/Shimano 105 STI levers
· Bottle Cages Bontrager RL
· Computers Bontrager Node 2.1 w/Duo Trap;
· Weight 20.0 lbs w/pedals, Node, bottle cages

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Originally Posted by Norrick
work in progress

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Originally Posted by rgwinn
"NEW" 2011 - TREK Madone 4.5

Frameset
· Frame 4 Series TCT Carbon, E2, with *DuoTrap speed/cadence (60cm)
· Fork Bontrager Race Lite w/E2 aluminum steerer, carbon legs
Wheels
· Wheels Bontrager SSR
· Tires Bontrager R2 Road, 700x23c
Drivetrain
· Shifters Shimano 105 STI, 10 speed
· Front Derailleur Shimano 105
· Rear Derailleur Shimano 105
· Crank Shimano R600, 50/34 (compact)
· Cassette 11-28, 10 speed
· Pedals Shimano PD-M520 (SPD)
Components
· Saddle fi'zi:k Arione K:ium
· Seat Post Bontrager Carbon, 20mm offset
· Handlebars Bontrager Race VR-C, 31.8mm - Black Tape
· Stem Bontrager Race Lite, 7 degree, 31.8mm
· Headset Integrated, cartridge bearings, sealed, alloy, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom
· Brakeset Tektro R540 brakes w/Shimano 105 STI levers
· Bottle Cages Bontrager RL
· Computers Bontrager Node 2.1 w/Duo Trap;
· Weight 20.0 lbs w/pedals, Node, bottle cages
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Old 09-27-13, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Rustle
Let's get some Bosberg love.


Smokin hot
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Old 09-27-13, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Cue
It's a very classy steel bike, don't listen to the naysayers, they have self-esteem issues.
that doesnt mean they're not right
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Old 09-27-13, 10:23 AM
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terrible picture is terrible

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Old 09-27-13, 10:34 AM
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"Terrible" may be being kind in this instance ...
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Old 09-27-13, 01:08 PM
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Posting for a friend that just finished up his Allez build. The colors may be a bit much for some people...but I think its a nice departure from the sea of black bikes. If it was me...I'd do the cables in plain black.



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Old 09-27-13, 01:20 PM
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Old 09-27-13, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by I <3 Robots
Posting for a friend that just finished up his Allez build. The colors may be a bit much for some people...but I think its a nice departure from the sea of black bikes. If it was me...I'd do the cables in plain black.



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Old 09-27-13, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by I <3 Robots
Posting for a friend that just finished up his Allez build. The colors may be a bit much for some people...but I think its a nice departure from the sea of black bikes. If it was me...I'd do the cables in plain black.



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It's so OTT it kinda works. I'm curious as to the thinking behind putting such high zoot parts on an Allez frame. Not that there's anything wrong with an Allez.
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Old 09-27-13, 01:34 PM
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Hot and the colored cables work well, I think.
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Old 09-27-13, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by I <3 Robots
Posting for a friend that just finished up his Allez build. The colors may be a bit much for some people...but I think its a nice departure from the sea of black bikes. If it was me...I'd do the cables in plain black.



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Interesting that we have two bikes with the same color scheme posted back to back. As to this one, to me, it's just trying too hard. A 6 degree upward stem would look better with that sloping top tube. It's a good looking bike, don't get me wrong but it doesn't have the 'just enough' that the Ritte has, for instance. Madfibers will convince most on here that it's hot, and they are good looking wheels and yes, this bike would turn my head, but too much, imo.
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Old 09-27-13, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by MajorMantra
It's so OTT it kinda works. I'm curious as to the thinking behind putting such high zoot parts on an Allez frame. Not that there's anything wrong with an Allez.
You'd be surprised at the new frame. Another shop guy has his built up at 14.5lbs. With the Spesh carbon cranks and ZIPP 202. This is going to be on par (or dare I say...above) with the CAAD10.

I didn't get a chance to weigh this bike...but estimating at around mid to high 15lbs. The cockpit parts are all aluminum. These new Madfiber clinchers are mad light. They feel just about...if not lighter than my 404 tubulars.

This new Allez frame is super nice. You can build up this 880 msrp frame to be lighter than most companies mid range carbon frames...including Spesh's own. Cannondale has to step up their game with the CAAD11.

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Interesting that we have two bikes with the same color scheme posted back to back. As to this one, to me, it's just trying too hard. A 6 degree upward stem would look better with that sloping top tube. It's a good looking bike, don't get me wrong but it doesn't have the 'just enough' that the Ritte has, for instance. Madfibers will convince most on here that it's hot, and they are good looking wheels and yes, this bike would turn my head, but too much, imo.
I gave him some flack about the stem. He could run a -6 and a 5mm top cap...but he didn't want to cut the steerer any shorter.

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Old 09-27-13, 01:45 PM
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True enough, and it'd be a fantastic race bike. I know a lot of people choose an alu frame because it's cheaper to replace after a wreck, but I'm not sure how much water that argument holds if your wheels cost that much.
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I really like those allez frames, I dig the colors. I think bmcphx's needs more bling and Robots needs less bling. I really wish those mad fiber wheels had the black decals rather than the white.

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