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Old 09-27-13, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by kcollier5
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.
This. Take the decals off the wheels and it might be hot. I'd find the other Allez hotter if it was in a better photo.


Similarly, the Fuji on the previous page has the makings of a hottie if I could see it properly.
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Old 09-27-13, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by MajorMantra
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.
I see the Madfibers as being Sunday group ride wheels. He's got another set of alu Novatec wheels for the "risky" crits.

Better detail pics.

https://photos.six3events.com/Bikes/2...3083&k=JHxxJKm
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Old 09-27-13, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Norrick
work in progress

Not. I think you need a few things and then you need to restage the shot. New crankset, new pedals, get rid of the reflectors and the dork disk.....get a brooks pro saddle....black.
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Old 09-27-13, 03:09 PM
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Hey is getting a 2010 Brand New Bianchi Via Nirone 7 for $650 worth it? It will be an upgrade from this....

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um wrong thread methinks.
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Why does the Allez look photoshopped.......? Either way, it is a bit gaudy and thrown together.
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Old 09-27-13, 03:16 PM
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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
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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)
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· Pedals Shimano PD-M520 (SPD)
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· 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
The ever elusive Trek makes it appearance once again...
Much better pic but still not there. Sorry for calling it a 1.2-1.5
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Its all in the staging bro.
ie: wrong gear, mismatch bottles,etc.

I'd go with black cables to make them more stealth.


Originally Posted by bmcphx
terrible picture is terrible

You're not kidding about the pic being terrible.

I like how its come together for you.
You mentioned this as being your 2nd bike so I'll give you a break.
I keep my Allez modest too.
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Old 09-27-13, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by eh91
Hey is getting a 2010 Brand New Bianchi Via Nirone 7 for $650 worth it? It will be an upgrade from this....

not.
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd
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.

I wouldn't kick either out of bed, but I'd probably keep the Daily Show on during the act.

thanks speshuled, this is a second (beater) bike for me to give my Madone a break every now and then and double as a race bike, so I will probably keep it modest. It's 17.02# with those 1750g wheels, Ultegra, and plastic bottle cages.
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Old 09-27-13, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by VA_Esquire
Why does the Allez look photoshopped.......? Either way, it is a bit gaudy and thrown together.
Not shopped...it was thrown together...kind of.

All the parts came off his CAAD10.
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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, 04:48 PM
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Nope, no way.
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Originally Posted by bmcphx
thanks speshuled, this is a second (beater) bike for me to give my Madone a break every now and then and double as a race bike, so I will probably keep it modest. It's 17.02# with those 1750g wheels, Ultegra, and plastic bottle cages.
Thats not bad at all. I love madfiber wheels, but I think yours looks more appropriate than the decked out one. You did very well, especially for a beater.

One of these days I'm driving downtown and riding my bike all day around the city in hopes of spotting one of your rides in action.
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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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I agree. I like it.
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd
Thats not bad at all. I love madfiber wheels, but I think yours looks more appropriate than the decked out one. You did very well, especially for a beater.

One of these days I'm driving downtown and riding my bike all day around the city in hopes of spotting one of your rides in action.
haha, weekdays i'm usually back in the house by 0800 and usually posted up at LGO from 0700-0730.
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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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I love it. Completely out of the ordinary. Hot.
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Old 09-27-13, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Rustle
Let's get some Bosberg love.
Love the paintjob. HOT.

Originally Posted by I <3 Robots

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No hating from me. Just the right amount of flamboyance on this build. HOT.
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Originally Posted by bmcphx
haha, weekdays i'm usually back in the house by 0800 and usually posted up at LGO from 0700-0730.
Hey, I know LGO! I never get out tho. Living in the burbs sucks.
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$3,000 rims on an Allez? I hope that's an S-works Allez and not an entry level version.
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Old 09-27-13, 06:23 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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Hot, but would like to see it with a 6deg or 10deg stem
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Old 09-27-13, 10:04 PM
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Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94
$3,000 rims on an Allez? I hope that's an S-works Allez and not an entry level version.
I'm ashamed to admit I had this very same first thought....
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Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94
$3,000 rims on an Allez? I hope that's an S-works Allez and not an entry level version.
Couldn't afford the MF's after the cost of buying the S-Works.
Have you seen the MSRP on that thing?
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S works allez is 2000 and smartweld is 880.

It would be dumb to buy s works
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Old 09-28-13, 06:56 AM
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eh? Smartweld is $1,350, Expert is $2,400, and S-Works is $7,000 (!) for the Allez lineup.

*edit oh you must be talking about the frameset only.

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