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Old 02-21-14, 06:22 PM
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Thanks robbyville and gc3. The saddle is a Specialized Romin Evo. A bit porky but comfortable. Someday I may replace it with the carbon rail version.
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Old 02-21-14, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by milkbaby
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Did you paint this yourself? Thumbs up regardless of who painted it!
Yes I did the paint myself. Thanks!

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Old 02-21-14, 10:30 PM
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junkfoodjunkie, very cool! (sorry HOT!)
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Old 02-22-14, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by plpete
freshly rebuilt

Is that Roosevelt Island and Rosslyn in the background, across the street from Cycle Life?
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Old 02-22-14, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder
Now there's one of the bikes I was talking about!!! So damn hot!
Hows the DeRosa doing/looking?
It's been the go-to bike for the last couple of months now. Only changes this year for both bikes will be the new OT cranksets I bought from Ribble over the holidays.


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HOT.




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Yes I did the paint myself. Thanks!
Jake
The custom paint looks great and job well done. HOT.
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Old 02-22-14, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by gc3
Is that Roosevelt Island and Rosslyn in the background, across the street from Cycle Life?
You got it. Took the photo at the Georgetown waterfront during a post-build test ride.
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Old 02-22-14, 05:09 PM
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[QUOTE=save10;16505968]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

Great background. Some bikes "deserve" better then a garage door and yours certainly fits the bill. I'm a "prime lens" shooter myself. My 85 1.8 or 1.2 are what I use most for bike shots. Great bokeh if wanted/needed and the razor sharpness/clarity of a prime lens can't be beat. I'm a Canon guy but props to your Nikon shots! I'd love to see that shot at 5.6/6.3 with a bit of an angle from the front with focus point at mid-downtube with that background. That would be a strong look for that bike. Nice job...again.
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Old 02-22-14, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by bianchi10
Your saddle tilt is driving me crazy.
My saddle tilt? My saddle is actually completely level, same for my handlebars.

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I imagine it was the camera I am using--not the most impressive one. Blurr and angle. EDIT EDIT: Dead on you see what I mean.
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Old 02-24-14, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by plpete
You got it. Took the photo at the Georgetown waterfront during a post-build test ride.

thought those buildings looked oddly familiar
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Old 02-24-14, 10:04 AM
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Hot! Awesome, very original paint scheme.

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Old 02-24-14, 11:22 AM
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Considering this cost me about 1100 dollars total to put together, I think I've done quite well for myself.
I like this bike. It looks like such a nice bike, but the bottle cages are just awful. If you put some inexpensive plastic or even carbon cages on there that looked good (and hold a bottle well) the bike would look a ton better! As it is, it's warm...
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Old 02-24-14, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by plpete
Thanks robbyville and gc3. The saddle is a Specialized Romin Evo. A bit porky but comfortable. Someday I may replace it with the carbon rail version.
You put a Specialized saddle on a BMC bike?? Lynching coming up!!
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Old 02-24-14, 11:42 AM
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And what is wrong with that? It fits me great and is the most comfortable saddle I've used so far. Sorry but Fizik saddles don't work for me.
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Old 02-24-14, 11:46 AM
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I hate specialized, but they make the best saddles. I'll have a Toupe on my Cannondale until the day they stop making them.
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Old 02-24-14, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by plpete
And what is wrong with that? It fits me great and is the most comfortable saddle I've used so far. Sorry but Fizik saddles don't work for me.
People just hate on Specialized.
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Old 02-24-14, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by MatCartmill
My new Trek Domane 4.0 all stock, will be getting some Shimano Ultegra SPD carbon pedals for it.



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Old 02-24-14, 11:55 AM
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stock in the hot or not doesn't do too well.
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Old 02-24-14, 11:58 AM
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Good to know.

Thanks.
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Old 02-24-14, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by RPK79
People just hate on Specialized.
and then they have to let you know about it.

like gluten-free people. "i don't eat gluten. its evil for you"

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Old 02-24-14, 12:58 PM
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Yeah, specialized sucks.


I think that CEO eats babies.....
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Old 02-24-14, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by save10
and then they have to let you know about.

like gluten-free people. "i don't eat gluten. its evil for you"
I've believe gluten has also been responsible for silly lawsuits against small business owners.
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Old 02-24-14, 01:59 PM
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I've believe gluten has also been responsible for silly lawsuits against small business owners.
Gluten v Johnson was a brutal case and Mr Johnson will likely never recover financially.
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Originally Posted by kcollier5
I like this bike. It looks like such a nice bike, but the bottle cages are just awful. If you put some inexpensive plastic or even carbon cages on there that looked good (and hold a bottle well) the bike would look a ton better! As it is, it's warm...
I've thought of doing that, but I like aluminum cages too well. Sometimes I like to bring very thin bottles with me for the rest periods in rides and it's nice being able to change the size of the cage. Yes, I'm aware that this being aluminum, it could eventually break them. However, that's something I'm willing to risk. Is there a cage you'd suggest?
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Old 02-25-14, 11:13 AM
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And what is wrong with that? It fits me great and is the most comfortable saddle I've used so far. Sorry but Fizik saddles don't work for me.
Nah, I wasn't hating on Spesh, I just was in horror that you put a different bike brand on your BMC. You MIXED bicycle manufacturers?! Oh, the horror! (Yes, I was joking) I have several friends that would put a Selle or a Fizik or any saddle manufacturer on their bike, but never another bike brand…
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I've thought of doing that, but I like aluminum cages too well. Sometimes I like to bring very thin bottles with me for the rest periods in rides and it's nice being able to change the size of the cage. Yes, I'm aware that this being aluminum, it could eventually break them. However, that's something I'm willing to risk. Is there a cage you'd suggest?
Interesting suggestion. They are inexpensive so it wouldn't really matter much if they broke. They are just ugly that's all. I've heard lots of people on here that like the Elite cages. You can find them most anywhere. My Felt has matching carbon cages that came on it and look ok. Also, my LBS here has several that look good as I'm sure yours does as well. Unless you are a weight weenie, you don't need carbon, they have multiple plastic ones that look just fine. The aluminum ones just look big and clunky, especially on a sleek looking bike.

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