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Old 02-19-14, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by EdIsMe
Rode to the inlet today and took some pics. All of these were taken with my crappy phone camera and just a little bit of photoshop magic.


Edit: I still have no idea why they're showing up so small.


What's that green stuff all over the ground?
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Old 02-19-14, 03:32 PM
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I'm not sure which "crappy phone" you are using, but most any phone not too old has a pretty great camera on it. That excuse is quickly fading away… (Again, don't blame the pots for the bad soup, usually it's the chef!)

Oh, and the bike is still hot, IMO.
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Old 02-19-14, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by EdIsMe
Shimano Ultegra drivetrain (Had to due to Swiss-threaded BB)
It can probably take British BB which means a Campy crank is doable...
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Old 02-19-14, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by miamijim
It can probably take British BB which means a Campy crank is doable...
Yes, a British BB would work... kinda.

Swiss: 35 mm X 1mm (25.4 tpi) right/left 68mm
British: 1.370" X 24 tpi and 1.375" X 24 tpi right/left 68mm

If you mix: 35 mm = 1.378". Shell is slightly larger, thread pitch slightly finer. May seem to fit, but will be loose.

^Taken from Sheldon Brown. https://sheldonbrown.com/cribsheet-bottombrackets.html

I'd rather have a mixed drivetrain that fits perfect, than a brand-name-correct one that doesn't.
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Originally Posted by kcollier5
I'm not sure which "crappy phone" you are using, but most any phone not too old has a pretty great camera on it. That excuse is quickly fading away… (Again, don't blame the pots for the bad soup, usually it's the chef!)

Oh, and the bike is still hot, IMO.
Thanks.

The phone is a pretty outdated HTC EVO 3D. The camera isn't terrible, but any cell phone simply isn't going to have adequate lensing to take a quality photo (from real camera standards... which most users will judge quality by).
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Old 02-19-14, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by RPK79


What's that green stuff all over the ground?
That'd be grass. I live in this crazy place called Florida... where the winters are green and the summers are bleak.
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Old 02-19-14, 06:05 PM
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me like!

Originally Posted by EdIsMe
Rode to the inlet today and took some pics. All of these were taken with my crappy phone camera and just a little bit of photoshop magic.

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Old 02-19-14, 10:08 PM
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New resident to Florida myself, enjoying the winter before the SW Florida air turns into soup.
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Old 02-20-14, 12:33 AM
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Originally Posted by kcollier5
I'm not sure which "crappy phone" you are using, but most any phone not too old has a pretty great camera on it. That excuse is quickly fading away… (Again, don't blame the pots for the bad soup, usually it's the chef!)

Oh, and the bike is still hot, IMO.
Yeah, it's just bad composition on this one. Lot of shadow / highlight detail, with a lot of distracting shapes / patterns and harsh sunlight that is out of balance. If you put this bike in front of a solid light colored background with softer lighting, it would make a huge difference. But then again, this is bikeforums not FredMiranda
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Old 02-20-14, 10:44 AM
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Haven't posted these in a while.



Edit: Sorry for the grainy pics.
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Old 02-20-14, 10:46 AM
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Cervelo is hot, Ritchey is strangely warm.
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Old 02-20-14, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by gc3
me like!
Not. Sorry. Keep it all Campy.
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Ritchey bringing the heat.
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Old 02-20-14, 12:50 PM
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Forgive the parascope I just finished the build today and need to get some hours in the saddle before I decide to cut the steerer. Heading to Sufferlandia in a few minutes.
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Like the Ritchey - but the red on the stem jumps out.

The Pug would be hot if not for the ugly black Ultegra crankset. Get a silver Athena on there!
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Old 02-20-14, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by TheRealFaux
Ritchey bringing the heat.
+1. dat Ritchey tho.
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Old 02-20-14, 01:15 PM
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Like the Ritchey - but the red on the stem jumps out.
There are a couple of red stripes painted on the frame, they just aren't showing well. I think the DA crank looks out of place if anything. I may change it up this year.
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Old 02-20-14, 02:40 PM
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Thanks for the positive feedback. Much appreciated.

Its finally going to hit the 40s-50s towards the end of the week. With that said, the Ridley is ready to go!

Now there's one of the bikes I was talking about!!! So damn hot!
Hows the DeRosa doing/looking?
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Old 02-20-14, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by save10
Thanks peeps for the feed back on my Allez from a few days back

some final notes

1) the background is the concrete block house of a roadway that makes a flyover by where i live. makes for a nice background
2) shot with my trusty old Nikon D40X with a Nikon 50mm AF-s 1.8. I can't say enough about this lens. Its cheap ($200), fast, light and robust. often times i don't need a tripod in low light because of to 1.8. I've gotten rid of all my other Nikon lenses and i just use this now. if you shoot nikon you need this lens
3) the bike is awesome to ride. The one thing i was nervous about is the saddle - its a 90 gram un-padded taiwan carbon saddle. Its actually not uncomfortable at all. but because there is no cover i felt like i was sliding all around it. the saddle is now 2cm higher than in the picture to match saddle height on other bikes
4) the carbon bottle cages inspire no confidence at all. I'm gonna switch back to more secure cages for all the races with crap roads.
5) the handle bar position is lower than other my other bike. has felt really good so far. so i'm probably gonna keep it that way.
I have to agree!
I wanted an affordable prime lense, & now I find this lense to be my favorite. I rarely remove it from the body.
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Old 02-20-14, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Mayday328
Haven't posted these in a while.



Edit: Sorry for the grainy pics.
I'm digging the Ritchey. Hot!
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I agree that Ritchey deserves a full Ritchey component upgrade in Wet Black.
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Old 02-20-14, 10:14 PM
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Would love to see some "hot" Cervelo R5s.
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Old 02-20-14, 10:18 PM
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Would love to see some "hot" Cervelo R5s.
I'm afraid you're in the wrong forum...
I love R5's, but unfortunately that don't get any love here on BF.
Trek, Cervelo,& Specialized(more recently) are on the "BF blacklist".
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Considering this cost me about 1100 dollars total to put together, I think I've done quite well for myself.
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Considering this cost me about 1100 dollars total to put together, I think I've done quite well for myself.

just need white saddle, white bar tape and you are good to go

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