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Old 03-04-14, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by lsberrios1
Fair enough. I thought it was some kind of interesting history like a bike that was deemed too fast for production by mark cavendish and was put on the back burner but it somehow leaked out of the factory and now a privileged few get to ride this insanely stiff and quick Specialized P-Black Unobtanium edition... Peeeeoooshh (special effect)
Nope...just another marketing ploy by Spesh in 2011 model year to distinguish a relatively few copies of Tarmac, Roubaix, and S-Works frames in their never ending attempt to extract maximum dollar from unsuspecting masses. Frames were absolutely identical materials and geometry to the "standard colorway" versions, but you could own one (as I did) in the misguided belief you were somehow different than the thousands and millions of other Spesh bikes you see every day on your rides, because your frame only had one huge obnoxious logo instead of many obnoxious logos. To their credit, Spesh isn't the only company that does this stuff, and they also didn't charge a premium for the limited edition IIRC.

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Old 03-04-14, 06:28 PM
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Here's my Tarmac Project Black SL3!

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Old 03-04-14, 07:41 PM
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For those of you who remember I had the weird bike with the digital blue tires with the messed up camera angle. Yeah they look better on her bike than mine, so we swapped tires. Had to make changes to match new saddle.

After finally having ridden the bike for a while now, have the setup to where I need it to be. Yeah, I know I need to cut the steerertube, this is a century focused bike.

Not really asserting that it's hot, but just updating so my legacy here isn't the weird blue tired bike LOL. I'll eventually get to black tires but for now the look I can live with.

Going to leave this bike alone for cruising rides and going to build a more typical all black cervelo for speed. I'll be back.


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Old 03-04-14, 08:00 PM
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^ much better. Enjoy it!
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Old 03-05-14, 08:52 AM
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Cut the steerer and this bike is an unabashed HOTTT for me!

Other people may disagree but the matching Easton stem and seatpost are a really nice touch IMHO.
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Old 03-05-14, 09:42 AM
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Thomson, not Easton
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Old 03-05-14, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by edChoi
For those of you who remember I had the weird bike with the digital blue tires with the messed up camera angle. Yeah they look better on her bike than mine, so we swapped tires. Had to make changes to match new saddle.

After finally having ridden the bike for a while now, have the setup to where I need it to be. Yeah, I know I need to cut the steerertube, this is a century focused bike.

Not really asserting that it's hot, but just updating so my legacy here isn't the weird blue tired bike LOL. I'll eventually get to black tires but for now the look I can live with.

Going to leave this bike alone for cruising rides and going to build a more typical all black cervelo for speed. I'll be back.

Bad back drop. Water bottle infringement, don't like white tires. Crank/wheels not staged. JMO. Ride it!!!
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Old 03-05-14, 11:52 AM
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Hot!!! (And I don't care about the staging)
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Old 03-05-14, 11:59 AM
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I find the top of the head tube ungainly. I would prefer it if the top tube attached higher up.
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Old 03-05-14, 01:05 PM
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^ that fuji works for me - once that steer tube is cut. White tires go well with the white saddle and tape. hawt
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Old 03-05-14, 01:27 PM
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are you riding around in small/small?
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Old 03-05-14, 01:32 PM
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are you riding around in small/small?
for some reason I totally got this but it made me laugh!... I guess I'm becoming a bike snob doooosh...
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Hot. But I'd rather see it without all the fancy photography.

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Old 03-05-14, 01:37 PM
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Hot. But I'd rather see it without all the fancy photography.
Pretty sure the Project Black sucks all the light and color from its surroundings and that is not fancy photography.
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Old 03-05-14, 02:12 PM
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Pretty sure the Project Black sucks all the light and color from its surroundings and that is not fancy photography.
Yeah, its a black hole. All I did was use an external flash and a custom white balance.
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Originally Posted by edChoi
For those of you who remember I had the weird bike with the digital blue tires with the messed up camera angle. Yeah they look better on her bike than mine, so we swapped tires. Had to make changes to match new saddle.

After finally having ridden the bike for a while now, have the setup to where I need it to be. Yeah, I know I need to cut the steerertube, this is a century focused bike.

Not really asserting that it's hot, but just updating so my legacy here isn't the weird blue tired bike LOL. I'll eventually get to black tires but for now the look I can live with.

Going to leave this bike alone for cruising rides and going to build a more typical all black cervelo for speed. I'll be back.

I have a soft spot for Fuji. Hot.
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Old 03-05-14, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by AlexTaylor
Thomson, not Easton
That was a brainfart on my part... LOL! Obviously the Thomson setback posts are very distinctive!
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Old 03-06-14, 01:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Raedyn
I have a soft spot for Fuji. Hot.
Fuji is hot, uncut steering tubes are not!
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Old 03-06-14, 09:30 PM
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14.28lbs.

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14.28lbs.

Hot. I like the paint job.
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Old 03-06-14, 09:55 PM
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The Cervelo is hot.
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Old 03-06-14, 10:05 PM
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The Cervelo is the way a bike should be done. Hot.
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985
14.28lbs.

The rear brake cable donuts aren't evenly spaced.
And, it might be an illussion, but the drops look so flat that they almost appear to be angled upwards. In which case the bars could be rotated up just that touch and the levers moved down accordingly.
Oh, and egads, the shifter cabling is external.

Nicely done.

Definately hot.
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985
14.28lbs.

This is hot.

And I am not fun of Cervelo.
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