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Old 01-19-16, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by yauhaus
black and white (and matte!)

Is that Sram Apex?
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Old 01-19-16, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2
Is that Sram Apex?
Yep, the shifters and dérailleurs are Apex, but the crank is actually a S300 with red rings and the worn sram cassette was replaced with a cs6700 so the drive train is a bit hodge podge now.
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Old 01-19-16, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by bianchi10
Like the photo. Not a fan of the bike.
I actually like the bike better than the photo.
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Originally Posted by low_49
New clothes and drivetrain train for the old Time.
That's really nice.

I would say hot if the stem were parallel with the top tube.
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Old 01-19-16, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
I actually like the bike better than the photo.
I didn't say it was a phenomenal photo. Simply emplying that I like the photo more than the bike itself.
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On FIRE!

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Originally Posted by low_49
New clothes and drivetrain train for the old Time.
This wins.
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Originally Posted by low_49
New clothes and drivetrain train for the old Time.
I like it. Very unique.
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Originally Posted by low_49
New clothes and drivetrain train for the old Time.
Wow! That's one tastefully hot rig.
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Originally Posted by CafeVelo
Maybe he's dialing the fit?
Hey, if he's had it long enough to get "new clothes" and drive train, fit shoulda been dialed in ages ago. Honestly, that's such a sharp bike, there's no excuse. It's like an Irish pennant.
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Thanks all for the great feedback on the new paint job.
To answer a few questions, yes, the seatpost has been lowered and the fork tube has been cut back.
I had just gotten the bike back together when I took a pic of it, so thats why the seat post is a little high and I was playing with lowering the bars down from where I had them and wanted to make sure that I was willing to commit before busting out the hack saw!
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Old 01-20-16, 05:23 AM
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Fire away.
Not my photo, but about as clear a photo as I ever got of my first (now ex & on the market) bike. Once I upgraded the wheels, I thought it looked fairly respectable.

Wheels were chosen for aesthetics, but replacement crank set, cassette, shifters, saddle and stem for practical reasons. Used to have another cage, which was chintzy and constantly launching bottles, but I never replaced it once this bike was relegated pretty much to racing only, where a single bottle was sufficient for the typically short Cat 5 park races.
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Old 01-20-16, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by kbarch
Fire away.
Not my photo, but about as clear a photo as I ever got of my first (now ex & on the market) bike. Once I upgraded the wheels, I thought it looked fairly respectable.

Wheels were chosen for aesthetics, but replacement crank set, cassette, shifters, saddle and stem for practical reasons. Used to have another cage, which was chintzy and constantly launching bottles, but I never replaced it once this bike was relegated pretty much to racing only, where a single bottle was sufficient for the typically short Cat 5 park races.
Warm. Presents nicely except for cable insertion behind steerer tube, weird (to my taste) tube shapes and funky drops on the bars.
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Originally Posted by kbarch
Fire away.
Not my photo, but about as clear a photo as I ever got of my first (now ex & on the market) bike. Once I upgraded the wheels, I thought it looked fairly respectable.

Wheels were chosen for aesthetics, but replacement crank set, cassette, shifters, saddle and stem for practical reasons. Used to have another cage, which was chintzy and constantly launching bottles, but I never replaced it once this bike was relegated pretty much to racing only, where a single bottle was sufficient for the typically short Cat 5 park races.
Hot. Not only because I am partial to Felt bikes, but because I am partial to Felt bikes. Hot.
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Old 01-20-16, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2
Hot. Not only because I am partial to Felt bikes, but because I am partial to Felt bikes. Hot.
I see what you did there.
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Old 01-20-16, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2
Hot. Not only because I am partial to Felt bikes, but because I am partial to Felt bikes. Hot.
Thank you! You know, I was indifferent to this look when I first bought the bike. I chose it simply because I preferred it to the other bikes the shop had in my size and budget, even though it was more than the "starter" racing bike I was after. As I made changes, I realized the bike had some merits, so I hoped the choices I made going along maintained the integrity and aim of it. Glad to hear I did right by Felt fans such as yourself.
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Originally Posted by kbarch
Thank you! You know, I was indifferent to this look when I first bought the bike. I chose it simply because I preferred it to the other bikes the shop had in my size and budget, even though it was more than the "starter" racing bike I was after. As I made changes, I realized the bike had some merits, so I hoped the choices I made going along maintained the integrity and aim of it. Glad to hear I did right by Felt fans such as yourself.
More importantly than the looks of the bike, how do you like the ride? I have been more than pleased with all of the Felt bikes that I have owned.
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2
More importantly than the looks of the bike, how do you like the ride? I have been more than pleased with all of the Felt bikes that I have owned.
I was quite happy with the way it rode - it served me well and I was never disappointed with it. However, the more I got used to it, the more it seemed too small.
I pushed the saddle all the way back and extended the stem, but it still felt cramped from time to time, especially whenever I sat back on the saddle after riding on the rivet for a sprint. Although the bike I'm getting to replace it is only 1 cm larger, it feels worlds different, fit wise; it is no improvement in ride quality.
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Originally Posted by yauhaus
black and white (and matte!)

I think it would look better with a zero offset seat post, seeing that your saddle is so far forward. Wheels are a bit loud.
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Reminds me of one of those skeleton costumes.

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Waiting for the different tape in the mail and going to put the KCNC ring back on.

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Crappy cell phone pic, sorry. Hot or not?


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Old 01-22-16, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
Reminds me of one of those skeleton costumes.

Yes! I knew it reminded me of something....
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Originally Posted by Doge
Waiting for the different tape in the mail and going to put the KCNC ring back on.

Really nice bar/stem combo, looks sharp, but that mirror kills it, yuck...
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