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Old 03-03-14, 06:25 AM
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I'll try a proper shot with the stem slammed soon. I broke my back and shoulder in a race 3 yrs ago so this is as low as I can ride!
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Originally Posted by KRhea
Neil Pryde is smokin'.

Here's my Z5, (click pic to enlarge):

IMG_1933 by KRhea FrzFrmFoto, on Flickr
I find the photo angle trick to hide the erect stem to be disingenuous and a slap in the face to the high standards kept here.
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Old 03-03-14, 06:51 AM
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Looks great! You like the KEO pedals? I just bought my first Road Bike and can't decide on pedals.
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Yes, I like the red, except the cages as well. Looks great.
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Originally Posted by bianchi10
Hot Colnago, though I don't care for the red on the saddle and the green electric tape on your bars don't match the green on the bike.

I agree with gc3. I'd rather see a hot bike reposted after every single upgrade than one that obviously doesn't fit the thread. I like to look through this thread and get excited about other "works of art". I hate having to filter through 5-6 pages of mediocrity or worse.

In fact, I'd like to see some of the bikes from the past that were an obvious hot in their current state. Small upgrades or big upgrades, it's always nice to look at some hot bikes.
I just reposted, care to comment?
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Originally Posted by cycledogg
New crank. Show some luv.

I'm sure it's beautiful to a tri-person, and it's well suited to it's intended use. I won't even denigrate it for being a Trek. But...personally not to my taste...
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Originally Posted by gc3
I'm sure it's beautiful to a tri-person, and it's well suited to it's intended use. I won't even denigrate it for being a Trek. But...personally not to my taste...
I wouldn't let some tri-freak ride this bike. It's built for TT, pure speed. Yeah, it's a Trek, but the frame has proven itself long standing as a great wind cheater.
Cheers
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Old 03-03-14, 09:16 AM
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I think the colors on the Colnago are awesome. I think they do understated colors better than anyone, but can also make a bike scream out loud, if they choose. Hot

If the color on the cages were reversed (black cage, red "buttons"), it would be sizzling. Still hot.
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Old 03-03-14, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by KRhea
Neil Pryde is smokin'.

Here's my Z5, (click pic to enlarge):

IMG_1933 by KRhea FrzFrmFoto, on Flickr
Dislike for housings, cages, and stem. All of this can easily switch to black and attain hotness. I don't understand why people run stems like that on custom bikes; why not get a taller head-tube? Nice frame though, just a differing opinion.
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Old 03-03-14, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by cycledogg
I just reposted, care to comment?
Hot as far as TT bikes go. Im not into TT bikes really so I rarely pay attention to them. But I like it
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Old 03-03-14, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by AlexTaylor
Am I allowed a repost? New, slightly lowered stem...
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I'll try a proper shot with the stem slammed soon. I broke my back and shoulder in a race 3 yrs ago so this is as low as I can ride!
As long as the fit works for you, no need to change anything. IMO, the bike looks perfect the way it is. HOT.
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Old 03-03-14, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by primov8
As long as the fit works for you, no need to change anything. IMO, the bike looks perfect the way it is. HOT.
Yeah, if they slam it it will look bad until the steerer gets cut and if that is where it needs to be for them to ride it would be silly to slam it for a photo.
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Old 03-03-14, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by bianchi10
Hot as far as TT bikes go. Im not into TT bikes really so I rarely pay attention to them. But I like it
Throwing themselves at your feet looking for the proverbial 'bianci10' nod of approval lol.
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Originally Posted by SirHustlerEsq
Dislike for housings, cages, and stem. All of this can easily switch to black and attain hotness. I don't understand why people run stems like that on custom bikes; why not get a taller head-tube? Nice frame though, just a differing opinion.
Z5 isn't a custom model from Parlee, FWIW
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Originally Posted by cycledogg
I wouldn't let some tri-freak ride this bike. It's built for TT, pure speed. Yeah, it's a Trek, but the frame has proven itself long standing as a great wind cheater.
Cheers
just goes to show you how ignorant I am...can't tell the difference between a TT bike and a tri-bike....although I of course did notice the limited gearing...lol @ tri-freak...I'm sure they appreciate the nuance that escapes me.
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Originally Posted by gc3
Z5 isn't a custom model from Parlee, FWIW
Well, that shows what I know.
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Old 03-03-14, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by SirHustlerEsq
Well, that shows what I know.
the rest of your observation was quite reasonable, however (IMHO)...
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Originally Posted by cycledogg
new crank. Show some luv.

hottt
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Originally Posted by KRhea
Neil Pryde is smokin'.

Here's my Z5, (click pic to enlarge):

IMG_1933 by KRhea FrzFrmFoto, on Flickr
Red hottt
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Originally Posted by alextaylor
am i allowed a repost? New, slightly lowered stem...

hottt
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Originally Posted by AlexTaylor
Am I allowed a repost? New, slightly lowered stem...

Hot. The saddle isn't my favorite, but really that's a pretty minor criticism. The bike looks quite nice. I really like that paint scheme.
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A HUGE thanks goes out to @primov8 for hooking me up with the alligator ilinks brake and shift cable housing. Really appreciate it Francis!

Upgrades include:
-DA shifter's
-DA Rear Derailleur
-ilink cable housing
-9000 brake and shift cable's
-Installed Veloplugs on the Enve's
-Ultralight tubes
-I have KCNC RD pulleys in transit, should be here by weeks end.

I'm waiting to take it in and weigh it. If my math is correct, I should be around 14lbs on the dot if not under! (I weighed in at 13.1 without chain, cables and housing) I will be swapping out the handlebar tape for lizardskins 1.8 race tape which will save another 15g. I took it around the block and the braking does seem nicer, though if I'm being honest, I miss the feel of the ultegra brake lever. The DA is a bit thinner, but I guess that's where part of the weight savings is.


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Originally Posted by bianchi10
A HUGE thanks goes out to @primov8 for hooking me up with the alligator ilinks brake and shift cable housing. Really appreciate it Francis!

Upgrades include:
-DA shifter's
-DA Rear Derailleur
-ilink cable housing
-9000 brake and shift cable's
-Installed Veloplugs on the Enve's
-Ultralight tubes
-I have KCNC RD pulleys in transit, should be here by weeks end.

I'm waiting to take it in and weigh it. If my math is correct, I should be around 14lbs on the dot if not under! (I weighed in at 13.1 without chain, cables and housing) I will be swapping out the handlebar tape for lizardskins 1.8 race tape which will save another 15g. I took it around the block and the braking does seem nicer, though if I'm being honest, I miss the feel of the ultegra brake lever. The DA is a bit thinner, but I guess that's where part of the weight savings is.

Bianchi,

Honestly mate, if you're going to play the weight weenie game, play it right. Trim those brake and shifter cables so they don't extend beyond the pinch bolt. If you've got room for a crimped end, they're too long.
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