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Old 04-26-16, 08:19 PM
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I like the old wheels better. The deep dish aero wheels look really weird on a lot of bikes. It makes your frame look tiny in particular.
With the old wheels and trimming those cables around the stem area, I'd hotify it.
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Old 04-26-16, 08:25 PM
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Not digging the red cages... black would be better. But if you're happy, then that's all that counts.

The cables are killing the looks.

This looks cleaner.
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Old 04-26-16, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by ShadowGray View Post
Colnago: HOT
Pinarello: NOT
Pegoretti: HOT



I love that frame, but you definitely have a bad case of flip it.
I started this thread from its first page.
No Italian bike/frame has been seen.
All pictured bikes look like dupes.
Even more, as they are all in dark color.

YOUR Listing of the 3 above names --- got me to set a tombstone to where I stopped scrolling.
And began commenting.
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Old 04-26-16, 08:29 PM
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Do I have a problem if I think every bike is hot?
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
Not digging the red cages... black would be better. But if you're happy, then that's all that counts.

The cables are killing the looks.

This looks cleaner.
Yeah I know. I don't have a nice pair of black cages that go with the bike. I have a set of black and white elite cages but I think solid colors do better.

I also looked at the cables and but I'll get them shortened.. someday.

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Old 04-27-16, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
Guess he didn't like the feedback.
On the contrary! I read all the feedback and agree with a lot of it, especially the billboard-y look of the bike. Just got the wheels last week - first carbons I've tried. Not a big fan of the graphics either, but I do prefer SOME visual interest on the side of deep rims. Undecided on whether to keep or remove.

Yes, bar is a 3T Aeronova. As mentioned, long reach, but great ergonomics if you prefer that longer reach and a flat top.

My bikes always seem to be works in progress, so the picture is just its current configuration. Just ordered a new crankset.

EDIT: And thank you everyone for the feedback! I'm back cycling after a long time off - feels like reuniting with an old friend. Why did I ever stop riding?

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Old 04-27-16, 09:38 AM
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needs stainless cages and classic drop bars, even if they are the shallow type. Silver wheels would be a plus as well, but not a bad blend of old and modern
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Old 04-27-16, 01:50 PM
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Second post after some small updates.

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im not really that much a fan of the new style of BIG FONT and adverts all over the bike.. but thats my problem.. its not hot to me.. but im a fan of the days of thin tubes and small script and even wire wheels.. hell, its a cool bike.. but all the alphabet stuff going on.. just not my bag.. i guess im more a fan of the Z above. but i was never one for cutting edge styles of modern bikes.
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needs stainless cages and classic drop bars, even if they are the shallow type. Silver wheels would be a plus as well, but not a bad blend of old and modern
Agree it needs some sleek stainless bottle cages, and the bar tape needs to be yellow or maybe a light blue.
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Old 04-27-16, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by scuzzo View Post
im not really that much a fan of the new style of BIG FONT and adverts all over the bike.. but thats my problem.. its not hot to me.. but im a fan of the days of thin tubes and small script and even wire wheels.. hell, its a cool bike.. but all the alphabet stuff going on.. just not my bag.. i guess im more a fan of the Z above. but i was never one for cutting edge styles of modern bikes.
You're not the only one. I hate it. Narrow tubed frames with level/near level top tubes and minimal decals, and non-deep dish wheels are pure sex.
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Second post after some small updates.

Bar tape looks really bad. This is why I will never run white tape on any bike ever. And the saddle looks weird on there. Aside from that stuff, hot as hell.
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Old 04-27-16, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by scuzzo View Post
im not really that much a fan of the new style of BIG FONT and adverts all over the bike.. but thats my problem.. its not hot to me.. but im a fan of the days of thin tubes and small script and even wire wheels.. hell, its a cool bike.. but all the alphabet stuff going on.. just not my bag.. i guess im more a fan of the Z above. but i was never one for cutting edge styles of modern bikes.
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You're not the only one. I hate it. Narrow tubed frames with level/near level top tubes and minimal decals, and non-deep dish wheels are pure sex.
Yes, yes, and yes. I have a bike that rides very nicely and is a great commute bike, but I wish it didn't have those big letters on the down tube. A lot of current steel bikes with the thinner tubing and understated logos are more my speed. Or as @thesciguy put it, "pure sex".
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Old 04-27-16, 06:17 PM
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Yes, yes, and yes. I have a bike that rides very nicely and is a great commute bike, but I wish it didn't have those big letters on the down tube. A lot of current steel bikes with the thinner tubing and understated logos are more my speed. Or as @thesciguy put it, "pure sex".
One reason for a commuter I went with the Nashbar Steel CX bike..
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Old 04-27-16, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
Bar tape looks really bad. This is why I will never run white tape on any bike ever. And the saddle looks weird on there. Aside from that stuff, hot as hell.
Thanks. After switching over to midfoot cleat position (moved the cleats back 50 mm or so) and moving my body more forward as a result, I couldn't get my saddle forward enough. The reason it looks weird right now may have something to do with the fact that I pushed it as far forward as possible and then lowered the nose for a little extra forward feel. I'm thinking of getting a Thomson Elite seatpost with no setback for extra forward adjustability. Do you think that will also help with the looks as well?

Yeah, the bar tape did get very dirty after a while but I think I need to stick with white for the right color scheme. I'm thinking of a white Lizard Skin handlebar tape and hopefully, they don't get as dirty as quickly.
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Old 04-28-16, 01:24 PM
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Old 04-28-16, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Ferrarif2002 View Post
Cervelo S3


Gold chain.
Wheels mismatched?
Ugly water bottle.

Not.
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Old 04-28-16, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Ferrarif2002 View Post
Cervelo S3


South Mountain?
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Wheels mismatched?

Not.
Very common on TT bike and since it's a "Aero" bike, it's not a surprise. I thought of going with a Zipp 404/303 but went with 303 on both.
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Old 04-28-16, 03:13 PM
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South Mountain?
Yep,
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Originally Posted by Ferrarif2002 View Post
Yep,
what was your time on the TT course?
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Old 04-28-16, 06:34 PM
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I normally add Dobbins and Buena Vista when I do South Mountain so it didn't record a time and I just finished building the bike and wasn't hiring it hard. My best on the "South Mountain TT" segment on Strava is 23.33, that was from a few weeks ago. What's yours?

Im assuming your in the Pheonix area?
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Originally Posted by Ferrarif2002 View Post
I normally add Dobbins and Buena Vista when I do South Mountain so it didn't record a time and I just finished building the bike and wasn't hiring it hard. My best on the "South Mountain TT" segment on Strava is 23.33, that was from a few weeks ago. What's yours?

Im assuming your in the Pheonix area?
my best time is 23:08 in competition, but my best Strava time is 25:11. I doubt I could repeat the competition time, but 25ish is usually a good time for me. It's nothing great, but nothing to be ashamed of either.

It's not easy to train for Hillclimb TTs when you ride NW Phoenix.
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Yeah, lots of flat lands out there lol

I'm around camelback mountain, lots of short steep climbs around here
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