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Old 02-20-17, 02:18 PM
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In the process of building her up.

More pics to come. Somehow, I feel that exposed CF is a little Passé.
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Old 02-20-17, 02:23 PM
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Still better than glossy paint covered in billboard size advertisement.
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In the process of building her up.

More pics to come. Somehow, I feel that exposed CF is a little Passé.
That's OK. With the flash, it all looks kinda reptilian. Looking forward to seeing the whole thing.
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Old 02-20-17, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by leej88


In the process of building her up.

More pics to come. Somehow, I feel that exposed CF is a little Passé.
Sexy. You will have to seriously mess up for it to be anything other than hot.

Time bikes are never passé.
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Awesome - looks like snake skin.
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Love the silver/black color combo.
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Love the all matte black look!
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Great looking bike!
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In the process of building her up.

More pics to come. Somehow, I feel that exposed CF is a little Passé.
AAggggg... to-much-black-carbon. My eyez!!!!!!!!!
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^^^ plus the harshness of direct flash. Totally ruined.
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Old 02-21-17, 11:52 AM
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I'm still waiting for a couple of other components so I dug into some old spares laying around and fixed her up.

Will be cutting of the excess steerer and probably fit on a longer stem.

To be honest, I think the newer TIME colour scheme is awful compared to their older ones.

This was my old build


A little teaser of what's to come for the new bike.

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Originally Posted by leej88
I'm still waiting for a couple of other components so I dug into some old spares laying around and fixed her up.

Will be cutting of the excess steerer and probably fit on a longer stem.

To be honest, I think the newer TIME colour scheme is awful compared to their older ones.

This was my old build


A little teaser of what's to come for the new bike.

I trained my bikes not to get up on the furniture.
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My new bike build. Its a 2017 Giant TCR Advanced SL, Dura Ace 9100, and Campagnolo Bora Ultra 50's
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Building a 2016 Specialized Allez DSW Sprint.
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Old 02-21-17, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Noctilux.95
My new bike build. Its a 2017 Giant TCR Advanced SL, Dura Ace 9100, and Campagnolo Bora Ultra 50's
You just had to post another Giant.

Not bad looking. I would have gone with different rims.
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Old 02-21-17, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Noctilux.95
Building a 2016 Specialized Allez DSW Sprint.
I've always liked the gold frames.
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At least we got a break from "Giant or Not" for a few posts.
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Old 02-21-17, 05:25 PM
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At least we got a break from "Giant or Not" for a few posts.
I have 14 more teammates if you would like for me to post some more race rig porn.
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who makes those cages?
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Old 02-21-17, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Noctilux.95
My new bike build. Its a 2017 Giant TCR Advanced SL, Dura Ace 9100, and Campagnolo Bora Ultra 50's
nice bike, but 9100 isn't pleasing to the eye. It's almost like Shimano skips a generation.

7400 was nice, 7700 was meh. 7800 was hot, 7900 was fugly. 9000 was hot, and now we get another meh looking groupset.

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Old 02-21-17, 08:09 PM
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who makes those cages?
Carbon works.
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Originally Posted by leej88

This was my old build


A little teaser of what's to come for the new bike.

Hard to tell but i think I like the black bike more, but I can't stand either of those stems. it's like Jaws is unhinging it's mouth to swallow the bar. ugly.

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My new bike build. Its a 2017 Giant TCR Advanced SL, Dura Ace 9100, and Campagnolo Bora Ultra 50's
Looks like the rear wheel is bigger/taller than the front. perspective, man.

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Building a 2016 Specialized Allez DSW Sprint.
host the pic someplace. attachment is literal unclickable thumbnail.
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Hard to tell but i think I like the black bike more, but I can't stand either of those stems. it's like Jaws is unhinging it's mouth to swallow the bar. ugly.
Excellent description. Hate the stem. Love both bikes, but the white more, only if you remove the wheel decals.
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Bike pic on a couch is weird decision. That angle, while a nice one, should never be used when asking the crowd if your bike is hot or not.
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Bike pic on a couch is weird decision. That angle, while a nice one, should never be used when asking the crowd if your bike is hot or not.
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