Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 05-20-17, 01:47 AM
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Originally Posted by trekmogul View Post
What's going on there?
Why is the end of the handlebar bright, and what's that on downtube? Looks too small to be a bottle, but it has some sort of tube or cord coming out of it. Some interesting ideas there... bright nipples on dark spokes and rims, red pedals and gold housings with army green frame, strange colored saddle....
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Originally Posted by kbarch View Post
What's going on there?
Frankenbike.

Actually, the frameset looks pretty cool. I'd love to have that to build up a beater gravel bike or commuter.
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Old 05-20-17, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Succhia Ruota View Post

I like the set up. Aggressive and clean. I'll still give it a hot, but for a very rare occasion I feel all black tires would look better here. In my personal opinion, the white and the yellow clash a bit for aesthetics purposes. I dont usually care for black saddle and white bartape or visa versa either, so that is a distraction for me. But overall, nice bike for sure!
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Old 05-20-17, 04:31 PM
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I guess a bike for dirt roads counts. My rig for Dirty Kanza:

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Originally Posted by Succhia Ruota View Post
Frankenbike.

Actually, the frameset looks pretty cool. I'd love to have that to build up a beater gravel bike or commuter.
Have you seen his wheel thread? Dude has more money in spare tires than most people have in their bikes. Not to mention the like 20 pairs of carbon wheels he has.
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Old 05-21-17, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Da Reef View Post
The Allez Sprint is hot
Thanks! Yours is pretty smokin' as well. Love the purple & zebra w/ eTap. So hot.

Originally Posted by pelotonracer View Post
allez would be perfect if you could find checkered bar tape to match the fork
You know I considered that, but I think it might have made it a tad too busy for my tastes.

Originally Posted by dksix View Post
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.
Thanks for the resounding endorsement!

I get what you're saying about the saddle, but it's probably the best saddle I've ever owned in terms of comfort.

Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
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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I like the set up. Aggressive and clean. I'll still give it a hot, but for a very rare occasion I feel all black tires would look better here. In my personal opinion, the white and the yellow clash a bit for aesthetics purposes. I dont usually care for black saddle and white bartape or visa versa either, so that is a distraction for me. But overall, nice bike for sure!
Tanwalls seem to be an either/or issue for a lot of people. Coke/Pepsi, Democrat/Republican, Mac/PC... Personally I like the aesthetics of both, regardless of the bike they're hung on. Although, on deep aero wheels, I tend to prefer the tanwalls to break up all the blackness.

As for white tape/black saddle, I always prefer white tape - but I dislike white saddles. They show wear more rapidly and nothing makes a bike look more haggard than a well-worn, off-white-colored saddle.

With this frameset, I think the white tape helps to accentuate the checkered fork, while the saddle blends in with the predominantly black back end of the bike.

And thanks for the "hots"!

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Well I finally got the race bike built up so here is my current summer garage.

Bike for best: Scott Foil RC 2017 (left) & Race bike: Scott Foil Premium 2016 with Dura Ace 7900 & Rotor 3D Power2Max (right).

Both ride dreamily but the new DA is a different league.

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After so much from my friends trying to convince me I jumped the gun and built an Allez Sprint. Incredibly pleased . Came in at 15.6 pounds as shown. The build includes:

Specialized Allez WC Superstar Limited Edition
Shimano Dura Ace R9100
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Zipp Service Course SL 120mm Stem with Zipp SL88 42cm Bars, beyond black
S-Works Romin Evo 155mm saddle
Connex by Wippermann SB11x chain
Tacx Deva Gloss Black bottle cages
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Old 05-21-17, 07:13 PM
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This is one of my friends / co-worker. Came up at 15.4 pounds as shown. The build includes.

2017 Specialized Allez Sprint Ltd. I Black and Checker
SRAM Red Mechanical
Zipp 303 Firecrest Tubulars with S-Works Allround 2 tubulars
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Old 05-21-17, 07:27 PM
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Would look better with gumwalls and a gold chain
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Would look better with gumwalls and a gold chain
For once I try to stay away from gumwalls and gold chain and it backfires...
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Originally Posted by lsberrios1 View Post
After so much from my friends trying to convince me I jumped the gun and built an Allez Sprint. Incredibly pleased . Came in at 15.6 pounds as shown. The build includes:

Specialized Allez WC Superstar Limited Edition
Shimano Dura Ace R9100
Roval CLX50 Tubulars with Specialized Turbo Allround 2 tubulars
Zipp Service Course SL 120mm Stem with Zipp SL88 42cm Bars, beyond black
S-Works Romin Evo 155mm saddle
Connex by Wippermann SB11x chain
Tacx Deva Gloss Black bottle cages
Supacaz Super Sticky Kush Black tape
Look Keo Blade 2 Carbon Cr. Sagan Edition pedals

super hot. Not a fan of the chain but other than that best aluminum bike Ive seen on here
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Originally Posted by Da Reef View Post
I guess a bike for dirt roads counts. My rig for Dirty Kanza:

Hawt! Post a pic of it at night
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I guess a bike for dirt roads counts. My rig for Dirty Kanza:
How you get them wheels on that frame
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After so much from my friends trying to convince me I jumped the gun and built an Allez Sprint.
Turned out fine, didn't it?
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Originally Posted by Succhia Ruota View Post
Tanwalls seem to be an either/or issue for a lot of people. ... Personally I like the aesthetics of both, regardless of the bike they're hung on. Although, on deep aero wheels, I tend to prefer the tanwalls to break up all the blackness.
I think because the wheels come off as brownish grey, the tires don't need to offer that extra gumwall boost.

I am not an either./or---sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. Here they don;'t quite seem to match anything else. if the wheels were blacker, like the tires, then the gumwalls would look great.

Hot anyway.
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Originally Posted by Da Reef View Post
I guess a bike for dirt roads counts. My rig for Dirty Kanza:
Hot at first glance, busy after consideration, hot after it all settle in.
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How you get them wheels on that frame
I'm guessing you know but...

Roswell Bicycles did an amazing job custom fitting the non-SCS wheels to an original SCS frame. Without all the details there was switching of hangers, trying several end caps, and finally some machining. So for those wondering, it can be done. I really appreciate the level of effort and attention they put into this build (and all the others)!
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Originally Posted by lsberrios1 View Post
This paint is just too hard to capture in photos. The bike is hot in the pic but 10x hotter in person.
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
Hot at first glance, busy after consideration, hot after it all settle in.
Thanks! Exactly what I was going for!
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Originally Posted by Da Reef View Post
I'm guessing you know but...

Roswell Bicycles did an amazing job custom fitting the non-SCS wheels to an original SCS frame. Without all the details there was switching of hangers, trying several end caps, and finally some machining. So for those wondering, it can be done. I really appreciate the level of effort and attention they put into this build (and all the others)!
I'm the one who put them on the lathe for you sir
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Originally Posted by lsberrios1 View Post
This is one of my friends / co-worker. Came up at 15.4 pounds as shown. The build includes.

2017 Specialized Allez Sprint Ltd. I Black and Checker
SRAM Red Mechanical
Zipp 303 Firecrest Tubulars with S-Works Allround 2 tubulars
S-Works Romin Evo 155mm saddle
Zipp Service Course SL 130mm stem with Specialized S-Works Hover bar in 44cm
Supacaz Super Sticky Kush / White Galaxy
Tacx Deva white bottle cages
Shimano Ultegra pedals

Hot even with the stem. Something about the stem just looks off. The rest is straight fire.
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