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Old 02-24-17, 06:22 AM
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I don't have such problems with the stem - it is a Look and they have always pushed the envelope toward unusual stuff. The wheels are also pretty cool, but again, on that bike the entire package is screaming LOOK AT ME!!!
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Old 02-24-17, 06:29 AM
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Bit of a budget lunch break make over...

Removal of skanky decals, green bar plugs, back tape & saddle. Not quite there I know but do you think it looks better??

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Old 02-24-17, 07:18 AM
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Looks better with the black saddle/tape. The wheels look much better sans decals. The ghosting on rims - it is a little leftover residue or did the exposed CF fade in the sun a bit?
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Originally Posted by rigidan
Bit of a budget lunch break make over...

Removal of skanky decals, green bar plugs, back tape & saddle. Not quite there I know but do you think it looks better??

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Yes, much.
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2
^ that is one of the ugliest stems I have ever laid eyes on, which is a shame, because the bike minus the stem is boiling.
Regardless of the stem, I'd say it's "boiling OVER." Along with naked, the French know how to do "outré" as well.
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Old 02-24-17, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by rigidan
Is this bike too big for you? That new stem is tiny!
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Looks better with the black saddle/tape. The wheels look much better sans decals. The ghosting on rims - it is a little leftover residue or did the exposed CF fade in the sun a bit?
I did try to swipe it off with a soapy white spirit type stripper but didny want to go ott incase it cracks my rubber.

I've got some 'sticker remover' at work and will give it a rinse later.

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If the ghosted decals stay, it's ok, maybe even cool in a black on black way.

But those bars, and the resulting downward angle and hood position is just... ugh.

Plus as noted above, what's up with the extra short stem?
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the bars are over-rotated and the stem is insane and probably makes the bike very difficult to handle.

Otherwise, the changes look good.
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Originally Posted by Succhia Ruota
Is this bike too big for you? That new stem is tiny!
I just swapped it. I hadn't been on many rides recently and the original stem gave me a bit of back ache, I switched to my MTB stem just so I could ride it until the medium length replacement came.

It just got delivered so that issue has been fixed.

For reference it's a 58cm and I'm six foot three
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Originally Posted by nycphotography
If the ghosted decals stay, it's ok, maybe even cool in a black on black way.

But those bars, and the resulting downward angle and hood position is just... ugh.

Plus as noted above, what's up with the extra short stem?
All correctly noted issues now accounted for, was just waiting for my replacement stem to be delivered and didn't fit it correctly.
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Old 02-24-17, 08:42 PM
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So I managed to do this, which I myself categorized as "not hot:"



A great deal of my components transferred over to the replacement, but most of the drivetrain is new-- trying my hand (feet?) at 1X.

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Originally Posted by leej88
This was my old build
Hot. I love this bike. This is one of my favorite bikes in this thread and the reason I started to covet a Time years ago. I was so close to buying a closeout RXRS module from R&A.

In person, the lines on this bike are so sweet.
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Old 02-24-17, 10:19 PM
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Any bike from Time is hot.

What kind of cranks are those?


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Old 02-24-17, 11:26 PM
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Time is a constant competitor with Look for who can put their name on the bike the most times before running out of room. There was a Look on the workstand at the LBS with the word Look on it... seventeen times. Step up your game, Time.
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope
Time is a constant competitor with Look for who can put their name on the bike the most times before running out of room. There was a Look on the workstand at the LBS with the word Look on it... seventeen times. Step up your game, Time.
Cannondale won this challenge years ago. It isn't even a competition.
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Originally Posted by Da Reef
Cannondale won this challenge years ago. It isn't even a competition.
Not from what I've seen. They're on par with Trek, with usually 8-10 logos per frameset. Look puts their name on the outside AND the inside of their fork blades. There was even a Look on the bottom of the downtube. Who is that for? Mirrored roads?
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Old 02-25-17, 06:40 AM
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Here's the same bike as mine (Look 695) that's been custom resprayed which I would consider doing something similar.

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Originally Posted by mpath
Here's the same bike as mine (Look 695) that's been custom resprayed which I would consider doing something similar.

Normal stem makes this pretty frickin hot. Would only remove the deep wheels.
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Originally Posted by mpath
Here's the same bike as mine (Look 695) that's been custom resprayed which I would consider doing something similar.

I love that color and it's a nice looking build, but if I were to see it IRL I'd probably assume it was a Domane or something and not even look closely enough to notice that it was something more unique.
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Here's the same bike as mine (Look 695) that's been custom resprayed which I would consider doing something similar.

HOT. Bonus points for staging like it is. Fits perfectly.
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Old 02-25-17, 10:19 AM
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curved top tubes are so weird
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The number is what makes it Hot(to some).

Of note - DA cranks, pedals, Di2 shifting/levers (not "weightweenie" power train.). I think I can get it to 12# in another about a month with the 9100 RD, removing Garmin holder, maybe different pedals = MAVIC.
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