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Old 05-11-16, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
Saddle is nose down.
Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
Level the saddle. Peel the stickers off the wheels. And would be 10/10 without the gumwall tires. I don't understand this fascination with them on modern bikes. They look so out of place.
I dont think the nose is point down all that much. I think it has more to do with the camera angle. The aliante having a raised back might also contribute to it looking more anged that it might be. (Again, not sure because I'm looking at the photo's all you seeing as well.

Personally, since i have the same bike with gumwalls, I am a little biased and think they look great on this bike. But, its ok to have different opinions of course. I know a lot of people dont care for the all black frames either. Ride what ya like I guess.

Personally, I think the biggest thing that dislike about this bike is that it has aero bars on a non aero frame. Some people find these bars comfortable to ride, but I always feel it looks off when paired with a non aero frame.
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Old 05-11-16, 09:50 PM
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Originally Posted by cycledogg View Post
Ace the valve stem caps and get a stainless juicer.
hah. you dont like the valve caps? it's my office guy in an armani suit but wearing funky neon polka dot socks version of my bike saying there's business going on but i like to have very safe fun
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Old 05-12-16, 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Alphavillage View Post
hah. you dont like the valve caps? it's my office guy in an armani suit but wearing funky neon polka dot socks version of my bike saying there's business going on but i like to have very safe fun
valve stem caps are more like the tag on the suit that you didn't take off thinking it was stylish
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Old 05-12-16, 02:45 AM
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Originally Posted by J Squiggles View Post

Hmm. Except for a bit of prestige branding it has no real identity - it's like it's trying hard to be dull. Decidedly not.
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Old 05-12-16, 06:00 AM
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Originally Posted by redlude97 View Post
valve stem caps are more like the tag on the suit that you didn't take off thinking it was stylish
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Old 05-13-16, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by prankster View Post
My all around bike a.k.a. my only bike.
Mountain bike top-tube, not hot.
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Old 05-13-16, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by J Squiggles View Post
Warm due to bottle cage failure. Would be fire-hot, otherwise.
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Old 05-13-16, 08:32 AM
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Disgusting.
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Old 05-13-16, 09:32 AM
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As far as the bike ganging on the brick wall. Too many shades of black. The frame looks matte while the seat post and stem looks glossier. The wheels are charcoal. If you are going with 1 color I think they need to match
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Old 05-13-16, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Sidney Porter View Post
As far as the bike ganging on the brick wall. Too many shades of black. The frame looks matte while the seat post and stem looks glossier. The wheels are charcoal. If you are going with 1 color I think they need to match
This better?
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Old 05-13-16, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Sidney Porter View Post
As far as the bike ganging on the brick wall. Too many shades of black. The frame looks matte while the seat post and stem looks glossier. The wheels are charcoal. If you are going with 1 color I think they need to match
I agree. Here is my bike. Same frame but with same finish across the board. Fully aware that some people just straight up don't care for all black bikes or gumwall tires or both lol

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Old 05-17-16, 04:21 PM
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My CAAD, there are many like it, but this one is mine.
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Old 05-17-16, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
I agree. Here is my bike. Same frame but with same finish across the board. Fully aware that some people just straight up don't care for all black bikes or gumwall tires or both lol
Usually I don't like the appearance of a completely slammed stem, but this looks right because you don't have an insane amount of saddle to bar drop.
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Old 05-19-16, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Usually I don't like the appearance of a completely slammed stem, but this looks right because you don't have an insane amount of saddle to bar drop.
Thanks boss.
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Old 05-21-16, 01:44 PM
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Here's one to break up all the black. New leftover Fuji Altamira 2.3 Ultegra, 17.4 as it sits. I apologize for the valve stems, just noticed.
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Old 05-21-16, 02:40 PM
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I kinda wish Fuji would get a little more adventurous with their paint jobs https://s.graphiq.com/sites/default/...2501129_i2.jpg

But I'll join in on the not-black/Altamira shenanigans. This is a severe discount build while I decide what I'm doing with it. Dead-on 16 lbs without the seatpack, computer head and lights.
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Old 05-21-16, 08:23 PM
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You have to be approaching the max spacer stack. Nice bike but that's a lot of spacers.

Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
This better?
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Old 05-21-16, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
You have to be approaching the max spacer stack. Nice bike but that's a lot of spacers.
25mm, yes it is the max, but i'm a old man and not that flexible. Later in this season, I plan on dropping it 10mm and seeing how I like the fit.
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Old 05-21-16, 11:45 PM
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HOT!

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HOT! love the seat and bar tape.
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Old 05-22-16, 05:30 AM
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Originally Posted by kizale View Post
Here's one to break up all the black. New leftover Fuji Altamira 2.3 Ultegra, 17.4 as it sits. I apologize for the valve stems, just noticed.
[IMG][/IMG]
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Warmer than average. Nice combination of charm and seriousness.
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Old 05-22-16, 05:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Raiden View Post
I kinda wish Fuji would get a little more adventurous with their paint jobs

Maybe they shouldn't. What a mess. And the paint scheme isn't the only oddity there; isn't this a Junior's bike?
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Old 05-22-16, 08:03 AM
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I can't help showing it off now that it's done.

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Old 05-22-16, 08:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Bumnah View Post
I can't help showing it off now that it's done.

You must be in Richmond. I'm sitting here looking at this thread wearing a CBC tshirt (bikes & coffee & coffee & coffee), did you get that frame from Tim?
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Old 05-22-16, 08:17 AM
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Close but no, I got the frame used off craigslist a few years ago.
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