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Old 03-29-15, 05:43 AM
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New fork and road tyres. Changed the look up a bit;

She's a looker....hot!
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Old 03-29-15, 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by illdrag0n View Post
New fork and road tyres. Changed the look up a bit;

In general I think it's pretty hot, but the bottle cages here have me thinking some bidon-kadonk would be preferable as a rule.
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Old 03-29-15, 07:50 AM
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I like that Focus - hot (though: big ring, saddle tilt, bottle cages kinda clunkity). What kind of tire clearance?
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Old 03-31-15, 07:13 PM
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Have at it guys. Just finished this build yesterday. 2015 Specialized E5 Allez Frame Set......

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Old 03-31-15, 07:55 PM
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Even tough I am not a big fan of all black bikes, yours is well done. I would give it a hot.
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Old 03-31-15, 07:58 PM
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Here is mine with the new seatpost and stem:

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Here is mine with the new seatpost and stem:
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Your is a no brainer....HOT
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Old 03-31-15, 08:06 PM
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Have at it guys. Just finished this build yesterday. 2015 Specialized E5 Allez Frame Set......

Hot.
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Old 03-31-15, 08:06 PM
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Here is mine with the new seatpost and stem:

Hot
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Old 03-31-15, 08:17 PM
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Have at it guys. Just finished this build yesterday. 2015 Specialized E5 Allez Frame Set......

I see your matte-black D'Aluisio custom build, and raise you a...

matte-black D'Aluisio custom build

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Old 03-31-15, 08:30 PM
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matte-black D'Aluisio custom build
What an awesome Frame Set!!!!
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Old 03-31-15, 08:33 PM
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matte-black D'Aluisio custom build

Hot

I need to take a good picture of mine.
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Old 03-31-15, 08:45 PM
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matte-black D'Aluisio custom build

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We also have matching wall paint and baseboards
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Old 03-31-15, 08:56 PM
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We also have matching wall paint and baseboards
We're veritable BF doppelgängers!
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Old 03-31-15, 11:59 PM
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I got a custom painted "work bike" with my companies logo on it. It's probably not going to match up with most peoples tastes, but it's something I'll ride with pride for years to come. In other lighting the gray bar tape actually more closely matches the frame color, but in direct sunlight it seems to look quite different. Of course the saddle also doesn't look totally level here, but I promise you that it is. Some of these go to trade shows but this one I get to keep for myself. Often it lives on a trainer which is a bit ironic for a bike of this caliber.





Some of the logos and orange pulleys

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Old 04-01-15, 03:30 AM
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Staging or not, that pinarello barred me up
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Old 04-01-15, 04:52 AM
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I got a custom painted "work bike" with my companies logo on it.


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Love it!!! Hot. Were the pictures taken on the island?
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Old 04-01-15, 07:50 AM
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I like it. I'm a big fan of the accent colors on the insides of stays/forks.
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Old 04-01-15, 01:37 PM
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Hot
Super hot
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Enjoy! Looks nice, but im a fan of a bit of color.

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Finally saved enought to get this...

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Looks promising, but needs a second bottle cage and a proper sideshot (also preferably without the giant seat bag ). A bit of color wouldn't hurt also; maybe white saddle and bartape?

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Originally Posted by velociraptor View Post
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Hot, but I would have went with black cables.
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Old 04-02-15, 09:58 AM
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This is the best photo I have, unfortunately. My phone just does not take good pics.

I think i posted it some months ago (might have been a different thread) during its first build iteration, but pretty much the only thing that is still the same since then is the frame / fork. Changed wheels (Wildcat wagon wheels ---> DA24), changed the full group (Centaur 10 ---> Record 11 w/Sram red crank), changed saddle and stem, lowered stem, etc. No, I couldn't be bothered to get matching cages.



I am considering going to an all carbon fork such as the ENVE 1.0 - currently using Alpha Q with alloy steerer. I kind of really like the plain black look. I absolutely hate giant logos plastered all over bikes. I may very well remove the frame decals. I've also been thinking about having an artist friend take a whack at tastefully painting the fork.

I am not sure why it is embedding at such a small size. I've posted a pic or two in the past and they went in at the full size with no need to click for enlarge. Sorry about that.
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