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Old 09-10-16, 07:42 PM
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Old 09-11-16, 08:57 AM
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that Defy is hot! Wheels set it off, like it.
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Old 09-11-16, 06:49 PM
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New build....

Serotta Legend TI Sti....maybe a 2004
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That is a hot frame, but the build as a whole is not IMO. A couple things:

- The positive rise stem
- Big stack of spacers
- The handlebar / shifter position

I know comfort comes first, but this is a thread about vanity

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Old 09-12-16, 02:54 PM
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Argon 112E

I bought this bike last year and due to illness have only had the opportunity to ride it a few time.
I had big dream of doing a lot of races. I pretty muck upgraded every thing on this bike.
The bike was in a shop where the customer returned it to the store.

turns out it had mixed 10speed and primarley 11speed components. I had a good friend that did my fitting and put on ultegra components mixed with dura-ace. Aero bars were upgraded to profile design carbon with gel pads. New bar tape fast tires and wheels.

I later put on xlabs rear hydration system and
X-Lab Torpedo System on the front


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Have to go with not. A time trial bike should have some drop between the saddle and the handlebar, like this:



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Originally Posted by fa63
Have to go with not. A time trial bike should have some drop between the saddle and the handlebar
Just cosmetics for advertising to sell bikes... not for real world application for comfort.
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Originally Posted by ls1togo
Serotta Legend TI Sti....maybe a 2004
Nice frame, but not.
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Originally Posted by cat0020
Just cosmetics for advertising to sell bikes... not for real world application for comfort.
Quoting myself from one of my previous responses:

Originally Posted by fa63
I know comfort comes first, but this is a thread about vanity
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Originally Posted by Shreck
I bought this bike last year and due to illness have only had the opportunity to ride it a few time.
I had big dream of doing a lot of races. I pretty muck upgraded every thing on this bike.
The bike was in a shop where the customer returned it to the store.

turns out it had mixed 10speed and primarley 11speed components. I had a good friend that did my fitting and put on ultegra components mixed with dura-ace. Aero bars were upgraded to profile design carbon with gel pads. New bar tape fast tires and wheels.

I later put on xlabs rear hydration system and
X-Lab Torpedo System on the front


Get that seat up or stem down and it's hot! I find it hard to believe you can have your leg nearly fully straight at the bottom of your pedal stroke, or that you can be all that aero.

I ended up with a Cervelo P3, but love the look of the Argons. No dealers around me though, so I couldn't really test one. No regrets though - the P3 rocks.
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Old 09-13-16, 10:33 AM
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Just finished building it up - still need to add bar tape but wanted to go ahead and post. I'm thinking red tape on the bull horns and black on the extensions, or vice versa. Not sold on the red seat but thought it would add a splash of color. I'm happy with the seat to bar drop.
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Originally Posted by mpath
Nice frame, but not.
But not what?....the color scheme and the 02 fork are only shown in the 2004 catalogue...
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Originally Posted by ls1togo
But not what?....the color scheme and the 02 fork are only shown in the 2004 catalogue...
not hot...
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Old 09-13-16, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by fa63
That is a hot frame, but the build as a whole is not IMO. A couple things:

- The positive rise stem
- Big stack of spacers
- The handlebar / shifter position

I know comfort comes first, but this is a thread about vanity
Since you are unaware that the bike was built but yet to be fitted, stems, spacers and handlebar are all prior to final fork cut......
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Originally Posted by cat0020
Just cosmetics for advertising to sell bikes... not for real world application for comfort.
If you want to look at bikes set up for comfort, go look at bikes in any of the other photo threads.

As it was mentioned, this thread is about vanity. No one cares if you're comfortable riding the bike.

It's fine to post any bike in here, but be prepared to have thick skin if it doesn't look pro.
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Old 09-13-16, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by ls1togo
Serotta Legend TI Sti....maybe a 2004
Fix the stem, spacers, bar angle PLEASE! Hurts my eyes to look at that! Also the drop nose saddle looks, well, just that. Otherwise, this is a nice build.
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Originally Posted by ls1togo
Since you are unaware that the bike was built but yet to be fitted, stems, spacers and handlebar are all prior to final fork cut......
OK, then please post once the final setup is in place
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Originally Posted by ttusomeone
Just finished building it up - still need to add bar tape but wanted to go ahead and post. I'm thinking red tape on the bull horns and black on the extensions, or vice versa. Not sold on the red seat but thought it would add a splash of color. I'm happy with the seat to bar drop.
Now there is a proper looking TT bike. Hot, well done
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Originally Posted by ls1togo
Since you are unaware that the bike was built but yet to be fitted, stems, spacers and handlebar are all prior to final fork cut......


It looks like it is set up for popping wheelies.....
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Originally Posted by fa63
Now there is a proper looking TT bike. Hot, well done
Thanks! Do you have an opinion on bar tape - do you think red on the bull horns and black on the extensions will look good?
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Originally Posted by ls1togo
Since you are unaware that the bike was built but yet to be fitted, stems, spacers and handlebar are all prior to final fork cut......
This isn't the makeover thread.
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Originally Posted by ttusomeone
Thanks! Do you have an opinion on bar tape - do you think red on the bull horns and black on the extensions will look good?
Black all the way. Leave the saddle as is. HOT.
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Hot.
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lol @ luggage.
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