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Old 11-02-13, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Standalone
Caad X is the hottest I've seen on this thread for a while. I want my black fuji team issue to look like that when it grows up. But it probably won't.
CAAD 10 & CAAD X are 2 different bikes.
Road - CX.
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Old 11-02-13, 04:01 PM
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el fuego

what spacer is that on the headset/stem?
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Old 11-02-13, 04:28 PM
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el fuego

what spacer is that on the headset/stem?
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Old 11-02-13, 06:44 PM
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It's actually just some 5mm FSA carbon one that they had at the shop.
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Old 11-03-13, 06:07 AM
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My new Specialized Tarmac SL2 with new Campy record groupo and Shamal Ultra wheelset

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Old 11-03-13, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder
I have one of those lying around, I am pretty sure it isn't one of those, looks thicker.
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Old 11-03-13, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by incredibleting
It's actually just some 5mm FSA carbon one that they had at the shop.
Cool, I have a carbon 10mm I got off ebay I haven't tried out yet. The 5mm looks good
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Old 11-03-13, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by stdu007
My new Specialized Tarmac SL2 with new Campy record groupo and Shamal Ultra wheelset

meh...
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Old 11-03-13, 08:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder
You picked the wrong time to post your bike!

But that's just me.
Fixed.
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Old 11-03-13, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by incredibleting
has potential, but huge logos on wheels are not to my personal taste, only because they seem to say "hey look at me I go fast"...but if you can back it up, then more power to you...
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Fixed.
Is it hot or not?
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Old 11-04-13, 02:54 AM
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Old 11-04-13, 07:14 AM
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I am usually about as anti wheel decal as they come, but that caad pulls it of nicely.
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Old 11-04-13, 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder
CAAD 10 & CAAD X are 2 different bikes.
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Old 11-04-13, 10:23 AM
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Built her up on Saturday, rode my first century on Sunday; hell of a way to break in a new bike! Huzzah!

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Old 11-04-13, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by gc3
has potential, but huge logos on wheels are not to my personal taste, only because they seem to say "hey look at me I go fast"...but if you can back it up, then more power to you...
Still don't get the reason why folks don't like wheel decals. It gives them style. Now, granted some art work is not appealing, but otherwise, if all wheels, especially high profile wheels, were not badged, then all would look "plain jane". BLEH!
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Originally Posted by ethan.g75
Built her up on Saturday, rode my first century on Sunday; hell of a way to break in a new bike! Huzzah!
I ride a Felt, so I'm partial to them… but this one is putting me to sleep… it's just boring, imo. There's no snap, pizzazz, it's not murdered, it's already dead, cold and lifeless in the grave.

JUST kidding, ok, it's not that bad, but needs some help. I don't know, maybe some wheels or maybe some color somewhere? Would help it immensely, I would think.
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Old 11-04-13, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by kcollier5
I ride a Felt, so I'm partial to them… but this one is putting me to sleep… it's just boring, imo. There's no snap, pizzazz, it's not murdered, it's already dead, cold and lifeless in the grave.

JUST kidding, ok, it's not that bad, but needs some help. I don't know, maybe some wheels or maybe some color somewhere? Would help it immensely, I would think.
Oh man! that was just cruel.. specially considering how nice of a build it actually is...
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Originally Posted by kcollier5
I ride a Felt, so I'm partial to them… but this one is putting me to sleep… it's just boring, imo. There's no snap, pizzazz, it's not murdered, it's already dead, cold and lifeless in the grave.

JUST kidding, ok, it's not that bad, but needs some help. I don't know, maybe some wheels or maybe some color somewhere? Would help it immensely, I would think.
I have never met anyone who didn't enjoy a black/stealth build; but to each his own.
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Old 11-04-13, 03:16 PM
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The picture is a bit too washed out. Some added contrast helps it pop:



It's a hot bike but I think it needs more (glossy) black parts to tie it all together. Brakes, crankset, rear derailleur, the little things.

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Originally Posted by Fiery
The picture is a bit too washed out. Some added contrast helps it pop:
That looks 1000000000x better, dont worry, i'll give you edit creds
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Old 11-04-13, 03:23 PM
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Bit of a classic feel going on around here. Just finished my resto-mod this weekend. Vintage Reynolds 531 frame and Mavic GL330s, the rest is all modern. Even had some fun with the custom paint.
Weighed in at only 7.445kg (16lb 6.6oz.)

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Originally Posted by no_safe_HAVEN
Bit of a classic feel going on around here. Just finished my resto-mod this weekend. Vintage Reynolds 531 frame and Mavic GL330s, the rest is all modern. Even had some fun with the custom paint.
Weighed in at only 7.445kg (16lb 6.6oz.)
Did that custom paintjob include painting apex shifters to look like RED shifters with gold accents? What do those rims weigh?
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Hey, I was kidding… a little. It is a little lifeless to me but yeah, not near as bad as I portrayed it. Unfortunately it's not a black/stealth build, though. With the white letters and Ultegra crank and aluminum wheels, it's not stealth.

Overall, the bike itself is great, I was just commenting on the aesthetics.
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Originally Posted by ethan.g75
Did that custom paintjob include painting apex shifters to look like RED shifters with gold accents? What do those rims weigh?
I set myself up for that... Actually they are red shifters. I see no need to lie about that. The silver clashed with the gold. They are only thing that is Red in the group. The rest is Rival and I found works just as good but is just heavier.

The rims were 713g for the pair. Not the lightest but had the look i wanted for the build.
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