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Old 11-04-13, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by no_safe_HAVEN
The rims were 713g for the pair. Not the lightest but had the look i wanted for the build.
Are they... Safe? Maybe I should find a set on ebay just to race on...
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Trek Domane 6 Project One, SRAM Red 10 speed. It's a 62cm which explains the proportions. I'm thinking about moving a spacer down. One the fence about cutting steerer in case of resale.

I might take another picture since the perspective on this one is a bit weird (I'm not sure why, either). Great bike, though. Stiff but comfy.

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Old 11-04-13, 04:05 PM
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If you are asking if they have a 0% failure rate, then no. But what does? But as they were ridden all through the 80s, yeah id say they are safe. From what I understand there can be issues with stress fractures at the eyelets. So really Im just going to be diligent about inspecting more often.

But for the purposes of only racing, there are lighter choices out there.
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Old 11-04-13, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by jkcrowell
Trek Domane 6 Project One, SRAM Red 10 speed. It's a 62cm which explains the proportions. I'm thinking about moving a spacer down. One the fence about cutting steerer in case of resale.

I might take another picture since the perspective on this one is a bit weird (I'm not sure why, either). Great bike, though. Stiff but comfy.

Nice bike, I don't like the dimensions, but that's mainly because you are a giant.

I'd cut the steerer tube. The only other people that can ride that bike are Shaq and Yao Ming, and they don't buy used!
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Old 11-04-13, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by furiousferret
I'd cut the steerer tube. The only other people that can ride that bike are Shaq and Yao Ming, and they don't buy used!
I can totally picture Dikembe Mutombo checking for bargains on eBay. Blocking other bidders. "Not in ma house!"
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Old 11-04-13, 06:22 PM
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lol @ all this basketball talk.
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Old 11-04-13, 06:34 PM
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I have never met anyone who didn't enjoy a black/stealth build; but to each his own.
a) Blacked out/stealth bikes are as common as dirt, and most of them are about that exciting. The vast majority of these bikes are just blending in with the crowd...who cares?

b) kcollier5 nailed it both times- it's a perfectly nice bike, but there's no personality to it, nothing that yells "I wanna go fast!" a la Ricky Bobby and no parts that look like they could've been sourced from NASA. That leaves it far from hot, which makes me sad as a fellow Felt owner You'd be well served to take a play out of the Cannondale playbook, following incredibleting and bianchi10's lead, and going black and white instead of the assorted greys/silvers...or leave it alone and ride it!
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Old 11-04-13, 06:55 PM
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Black and white bikes are even more common than dirt, if you truly want to blend in with the crowd, then go for it...

To the point, the Felt is set up nicely, overall not bad but not overly hot IMO
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Old 11-04-13, 07:31 PM
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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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As others have stated, Its a nice bike for sure. Set up is nice, but doesn't have a REAL aggressive stance to it. I really think that this bike would look better if it was photographed differently. The majority of the bike is stage in the shadows on the garage and those parts look flat. The contrast helps, but the bike doesn't POP. Nice bike and nice parts. Its all perception and personal taste.
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Old 11-04-13, 09:15 PM
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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!

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Super classy and HOTTT
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Old 11-05-13, 08:10 AM
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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.)

I really like the look of this build. The grey, gold, black color scheme with red accents works well. Nice change of pace vs. all the CF rigs posted here. Hot!
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Old 11-05-13, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Grambo
I really like the look of this build. The grey, gold, black color scheme with red accents works well. Nice change of pace vs. all the CF rigs posted here. Hot!
+1! Really like it HOT
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Old 11-05-13, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by bianchi10
As others have stated, Its a nice bike for sure. Set up is nice, but doesn't have a REAL aggressive stance to it. I really think that this bike would look better if it was photographed differently. The majority of the bike is stage in the shadows on the garage and those parts look flat. The contrast helps, but the bike doesn't POP. Nice bike and nice parts. Its all perception and personal taste.
I agree with bianchi10 here. Especially with flat black paint schemes, you need better lighting for it to stand out more. For a more personal touch, zipp cages would help my love for the bike more.
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Old 11-05-13, 12:57 PM
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I like it. I'm not sure it's possible for a 62 bike to be hot. And I'm a tall guy too (ride a 60) so I feel your pain. It's sort of like shoes, when you look at the size 9 shoe on the rack, it looks great, then you pull out your size and they look like skis, not nearly as attractive...

However, as large bikes go, and as Treks go, it's a good looking build. I actually like the minute red accents, yep, cut the steerer, and it's about as hot as it's gonna get...
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Old 11-05-13, 12:59 PM
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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.
How about some streamers off the handlebars?
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Old 11-05-13, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by kcollier5
I like it. I'm not sure it's possible for a 62 bike to be hot. And I'm a tall guy too (ride a 60) so I feel your pain. It's sort of like shoes, when you look at the size 9 shoe on the rack, it looks great, then you pull out your size and they look like skis, not nearly as attractive...
Size 13 behemoths over here so I know all about that
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Old 11-05-13, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94
Size 13 behemoths over here so I know all about that
Try being a size 14. Changes the whole shoe landscape. EVERYONE makes a 13 (48). Hardly anyone makes a 14 (49) or larger.

And I agree 100% about bike proportions. My wife is building up a bike and that thing will probably look awesome since it's a 50cm.
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I find that the hottest bike size is 54cm
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Not going for "hot", just an example of a 66cm frame.. I think it's one of those rare cases when aluminium tubes look right. Not too thin, not too massive.
Yes, I wear US 16.

My first road bike, low budget build. That bottle holder was there just for the first ride.


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Old 11-05-13, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Fiery
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.
i think this bike is HOT as it stands. in a understated way. i like the full ultegra group and wheelset.
also i think how the bike is set up is hot: i like the level saddle, seatpost height, amount of spacers, stem length, stem angle, handlebar setup. it all LOOKS setup perfect, to me anyway.
i LIKE that it isn't "murdered" out, all black...lots of HOT bikes here seem to be very LOUD visually.
anywho just my 2 cents
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The red bike's saddle looks dinky compared to everything else.

I wear size 13 shoes but am only 5'11 and ride a 56cm bike.
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Originally Posted by Axiom
i like everything on the bike...if the saddle was level, showed some more seatpost, installed the hoods slightly lower for level hood surface, removed lights for the photo, and photo taken at a more level angle, it would probably be a hot to me.
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Old 11-05-13, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by illdthedj
i think this bike is HOT as it stands. in a understated way. i like the full ultegra group and wheelset.
also i think how the bike is set up is hot: i like the level saddle, seatpost height, amount of spacers, stem length, stem angle, handlebar setup. it all LOOKS setup perfect, to me anyway.
i LIKE that it isn't "murdered" out, all black...lots of HOT bikes here seem to be very LOUD visually.
anywho just my 2 cents
You are absolutely right about the full Ultegra group and the general setup and proportions of the bike. I think it would just be that much better if it was a black Ultegra group.
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Originally Posted by mikhalit
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My first road bike, low budget build. That bottle holder was there just for the first ride.
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While the proportions are strange, the clean appearance definitely helps it out. I'd say that's pretty hot, even if a bit different than the 'ideal' proportions.
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