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Old 05-05-17, 08:26 PM
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[QUOTE=Timo;19556681]Your wish is my command




What's the full story on this bike? Looks like right side has a SRAM brifter and left side DT shifter. The fork is straight and a threadless steering tube. Is the seat post CF and what stem is that?

And BTW, very hot.
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[QUOTE=dksix;19563574]
Originally Posted by Timo
Your wish is my command




What's the full story on this bike? Looks like right side has a SRAM brifter and left side DT shifter. The fork is straight and a threadless steering tube. Is the seat post CF and what stem is that?

And BTW, very hot.
In one of the photos you can see that the left lever is clearly labeled Record.

I love the bike, but just don't buy into the reasons for the downtube shifter.
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Originally Posted by dksix
What's the full story on this bike? Looks like right side has a SRAM brifter and left side DT shifter. The fork is straight and a threadless steering tube. Is the seat post CF and what stem is that?

And BTW, very hot.
It's custom build to my specifications by Antonio Taverna at Telai Vetta in Padua - Vetta | Costruzione e riparazione telai per biciclette di ogni tipo a small family business which celebrates 70 years of framebuilding this year - and painted by Brady van Dalen at BCP Special Paintwork. The geometry is an exact copy of my Merlin Extralight.

I specifically asked for this setup with a cable stop on the right and a shifter boss on the left. On the downtube is a Campagnolo Syncro shifter with a carbon lever made by BTP mounted with a Syntace titanium bolt. The brakelever came from the "Campagnolo TT" range and is basically an 10sp Ergopower without the shifting mechanism. When Ergo/STI shifters first started appearing in the Pro peloton it was often seen that some riders would have the front ring changer on the down tube especially for mountain stages in order to save weight. I first started to use this combination in 1997 and continued to use it on various bikes since.

The stem is custom steel made to my specifications ( 1 ; 105mm ; 6) by Bart Veuger at WINDcycleworks specifically to match the slim steel tubes of the frame and to clamp directly on a 1" headtube 26mm handlebars.


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Originally Posted by Fett2oo5
HOT!
More Pictures please!
Certainly...



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^^^^^^
I like it.
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Originally Posted by Tyranniux
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LOVE the color! That is a sweet looking bike, hot for sure.
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there's a ton hot bikes here... not sure why i want the approval of internet folks, but figure i'll throw my latest rig in the ring.

Preemptive apologies for the potato quality photo.

Columbus XCR Firefly
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Originally Posted by sheepdog84
there's a ton hot bikes here... not sure why i want the approval of internet folks, but figure i'll throw my latest rig in the ring.

Preemptive apologies for the potato quality photo.

Columbus XCR Firefly
I like the bars.
The rose colored bits up front are interesting, but seem sort of misplaced, especially with the white-splashed shifters and crank that look like they belong on a plastic bike.
Seems like a nice bike one would be very happy to own, but it's not hot.
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Originally Posted by Costco hot dogs
What tires are those? The sidewalls look orange on my computer, not the tan you would expect from gumwalls.
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Originally Posted by GregU
What tires are those? The sidewalls look orange on my computer, not the tan you would expect from gumwalls.
Veloflex master 25mm.. they aren't totally clean, but also not completely dirty as i actually ride the thing... must be the contrasting colors
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Originally Posted by GregU
What tires are those? The sidewalls look orange on my computer, not the tan you would expect from gumwalls.
If he's referring to the tires on the white Allez, they're Spec Turbo Cottons, 26mm - I've noticed they yellow over time more than any of the other gumwall tires I've owned (Challenge, Vittoria).
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Originally Posted by Tyranniux
Certainly...



Thanks!

Definitely a hot bike. I love the green on matte black. I'd really like to have a bike like that. Congrats man!
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Originally Posted by Costco hot dogs
If he's referring to the tires on the white Allez, they're Spec Turbo Cottons, 26mm - I've noticed they yellow over time more than any of the other gumwall tires I've owned (Challenge, Vittoria).
oops! My bad. I've wondered about how those turbo cottons fair... i suppose they do look orangey
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Originally Posted by Fett2oo5
Thanks!

Definitely a hot bike. I love the green on matte black. I'd really like to have a bike like that. Congrats man!
Thanks mate, I'm pretty stoked with it. I have another foil being built up as we speak purely for racing on, same frame just last years premium model with some lower spec components.

Last years team issue was Matt black and green but the green was Matt too. This years is gloss green and Matt black with a few subtle areas in gloss black too. Looks better in the flesh although it does look well in the pics I've taken. The manufacturer images do not do the bike justice whatsoever.
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Originally Posted by Tyranniux
Thanks mate, I'm pretty stoked with it. I have another foil being built up as we speak purely for racing on, same frame just last years premium model with some lower spec components.

Last years team issue was Matt black and green but the green was Matt too. This years is gloss green and Matt black with a few subtle areas in gloss black too. Looks better in the flesh although it does look well in the pics I've taken. The manufacturer images do not do the bike justice whatsoever.
I saw a dude in a race last week riding the RIO edition Foil and that is one of the best most badass bikes ive ever seen.
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Originally Posted by sheepdog84
Love it, would look so right with DA 9000.
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Originally Posted by slowjamz
Love it, would look so right with DA 9000.
hey thanks! the current groupset is a mix of new and used force, mainly because it's familiar... I'm not completely sold on shimano- lots of other people seem to be though
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Very very nice but it does indeed deserve better pics
Originally Posted by sheepdog84
there's a ton hot bikes here... not sure why i want the approval of internet folks, but figure i'll throw my latest rig in the ring.

Preemptive apologies for the potato quality photo.

Columbus XCR Firefly
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Took these pics for another thread, figured I'd see how they fare in the oven.

2017 Allez Sprint SE, for your consideration.
  • Zipp Service Course SL cockpit
  • Specialized Power Pro saddle
  • Force 22 drivetrain
  • Ultegra brakes
  • Reynolds Assault Carbon Clinchers
  • Vittoria Open Corsa G+ Tires (25mm)
~16.75 lbs as pictured.









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The Allez Sprint is hot
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allez would be perfect if you could find checkered bar tape to match the fork
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Originally Posted by Timo
When Ergo/STI shifters first started appearing in the Pro peloton it was often seen that some riders would have the front ring changer on the down tube especially for mountain stages in order to save weight. I first started to use this combination in 1997 and continued to use it on various bikes since.
I think this is a great idea.
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QUOTE=Succhia Ruota;19596035]Took these pics for another thread, figured I'd see how they fare in the oven.

2017 Allez Sprint SE, for your consideration.
  • Zipp Service Course SL cockpit
  • Specialized Power Pro saddle
  • Force 22 drivetrain
  • Ultegra brakes
  • Reynolds Assault Carbon Clinchers
  • Vittoria Open Corsa G+ Tires (25mm)
~16.75 lbs as pictured.


[/QUOTE]

I really like this bike and considering it's basic style I find unappealing it a hell of a compliment. I normally don't care for frames with seat stays lower than the top tube and areo seatpost/seat tubes but the ones I do like I always really really like, your bike fall into the really really like category. The only thing that I would say takes away from the overall appeal of the bike is the seat look unproportionally short for the aero seat post.
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Originally Posted by Succhia Ruota
Took these pics for another thread, figured I'd see how they fare in the oven.

2017 Allez Sprint SE, for your consideration.
  • Zipp Service Course SL cockpit
  • Specialized Power Pro saddle
  • Force 22 drivetrain
  • Ultegra brakes
  • Reynolds Assault Carbon Clinchers
  • Vittoria Open Corsa G+ Tires (25mm)
~16.75 lbs as pictured.

Hot, minus the tires. Would look so much better with a solid black tire. Love the fork, and even the white bar tape looks good on there.
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