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Old 08-15-15, 01:56 PM
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Multitude of demerits here, but frickin Outstanding!
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Old 08-15-15, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Johnny Rad
An oldie, but a goodie.

OP has outstanding taste in equipment: R3SL (one of the orig WW frames), swapped-out Wolf fork for Enve, SR11, Enve wheelset, ZG brakes, etc.

Would love to see some boutique-y cables and housings here, too.
Thanks. I love the bike. Before the powertap and with the tubulars, it was under 6kg. Frame weight with the collar, bolts, and der hanger was 850g. And it's comfortable and as stiff as my BMC.
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Old 08-15-15, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by garciawork
I do think its a is a good looking bike, however I am not a fan of the silver stem nor the gold cables. As for the seatpost, I'd go Ti, I had one on my Lynskey and it looked really good, but the black works as well.

Everything screams hot aside from the stem really...
i am torn over the stem... at some point in the future I'll be able to save about 150g by switching out the stem and bars. I did want to give it a go since sometimes I really like the look, but other times I want something a little more subdued. In better light it does look good, however.

I did did fix the housing at the rear dérailleur, as well as the b tension. Looks a lot better to me. I'm tempted to leave the Thomson alone for now, since my seat is perfect.

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and at different angles.

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Old 08-15-15, 07:09 PM
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I'd do a black stem to match the seatpost, personally.
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Old 08-15-15, 07:36 PM
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I'd do a black stem to match the seatpost, personally.
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Old 08-17-15, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985
Are you trying to hide your spacers, ravenmore?
How'd you guess. Actually a lot of the spacers are going away soon. It's a new bike and I'm dialing in the fit - as well as trying to get more fit.
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Old 08-17-15, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985
I agree. Remember 2ndGen? His GF painted his Enve decals black. That's what I wanted to do. And the old black stealth wheel decals looked better.

But then I crashed and broke the R3SL. I got a new bike, fixed the R3SL, and stopped caring so much.
Yeah black decals would minimize it - still a sweet bike.
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Old 08-17-15, 01:46 PM
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Nice, but RD cable is a bit loopy. Looks like it could catch on something.
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Old 08-17-15, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Ratzinger
Nice, but RD cable is a bit loopy. Looks like it could catch on something.

Yeah, I noticed it after the pic and fixed it. Needed to adjust b tension so I could get a 90° insertion. Was able to trim about 4". Still a bit long, but much nicer.

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Old 08-18-15, 02:31 AM
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Old 08-18-15, 07:37 AM
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My new ride

Rotate those handle bard down forward a bit.
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Old 08-18-15, 07:38 AM
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Looks like something out of 80s Tron. So...hot.
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Old 08-18-15, 12:29 PM
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HOT, but, it's a Canyon Aero bike?

I can only think of this:

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Old 08-18-15, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by ravenmore
Uffa - to confess guys I admit this is crap. This was my birthday weekend and I admit adult beverages might have been involved in my posting this.

Might take some more 'professional' pics down the road but I think it's clear the bike is luke warm at best.
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Old 08-18-15, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by ravenmore
Uffa - to confess guys I admit this is crap. This was my birthday weekend and I admit adult beverages might have been involved in my posting this.

Might take some more 'professional' pics down the road but I think it's clear the bike is luke warm at best.
Lmao!! Do you drink then look at your bike and think its the sexiest bike out there then start planning a century for the next day too? I thought i was the only one. I guess beer googles aren't just for women.
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Old 08-18-15, 09:29 PM
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-Valve stem not lined up with tire logo
-Chain not in big chainring
-Hideous bar angle
-Bottle cages that aren't Arundel
-Dork cap on valve stems
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Old 08-18-15, 10:06 PM
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-Lack of garmin/ugly speed sensor on fork
-Mismatched groupset
-Dirty bar tape
-Bottle cages that aren't Arundel
-Fuji
-Saddle bag
-Oval components
-Disaster of cabling up front
-Rear derailleur housing too long
-Stem spacer tower

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Old 08-19-15, 05:20 PM
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You did see what I posted about this horrible pic earlier right.

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-Lack of garmin/ugly speed sensor on fork
-Mismatched groupset Meh - I always mismatch my groupsets. Never bothered me or a lot of others aesthetically. Starting from the first bike in this thread.
-Dirty bar tape
-Bottle cages that aren't ArundelNot a fan of Arundel cages. Don't think they're anything special. I do like the Blackburns I have
-Fuji I have ALWAYS loved SST's. I really dig the metallic blue on matte black color scheme on this one. Have a thing for blue in case no one has noticed.
-Saddle bag given - part of the crappy pic I took. Oh trust me I can do more with that
-Oval components Not sure what the beef is here. The wheels did suck but got rid of them. No choice with the seat post - it is proprietary. Stem and handlebars are ok. Really want some 3T Aeronova handlebars though - love the shape. Might as well get a 3t stem at that point I guess.
-Disaster of cabling up front Ok - guess I could do better there. This is stock with the bike though.
-Rear derailleur housing too long Don't agree with you on this. Think it is about right
-Stem spacer tower - Really short head tube on the bike. Still pretty healthy saddle to bar drop in the pic, but am getting rid of some spacers soon
Like I said - this is what I post after I had some drinks on a Friday afternoon/evening, lol. Craptacular poorly staged cell phone pic. It is the Hot r Not thread so I deserve what I got commin'.
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Old 08-19-15, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by ravenmore
You did see what I posted about this horrible pic earlier right.



Like I said - this is what I post after I had some drinks on a Friday afternoon/evening, lol. Craptacular poorly staged cell phone pic. It is the Hot r Not thread so I deserve what I got commin'.
I'm just giving you a hard time. On another forum I'm on we absolutely tear into each others bikes like that. I have a mismatched groupset on every bike I own and a saddle bag on most of them, I'd just take it off for a pic though
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Old 08-19-15, 06:32 PM
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Just changed wheels on my Guru.
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.....and a new build for my wife,

Stripped and rebrushed an old frame, and put new stickers on, green scheme was her idea. TT seat and carbon post is temporary. Considering a polished Thomson.

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Frameset is hot.

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Old 08-19-15, 10:28 PM
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.....and a new build for my wife,

Stripped and rebrushed an old frame, and put new stickers on, green scheme was her idea. TT seat and carbon post is temporary. Considering a polished Thomson.

Hot. Not gonna lie, I like it.
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Old 08-19-15, 10:43 PM
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