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Show me your BLACK bike!

Old 08-01-11, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by joshnc View Post
Somebody has too much spare change laying around. :0 My sir that there is a preetty bike!
It looks fast just sitting there, doesn't it?
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Originally Posted by eippo1 View Post


Forgive the crappy indoor pic. I'm usually too busy riding it during daylight hours.

hmm, methinks i might need a new stem...
You should read Specialized's literature on stem installation.
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Old 08-12-11, 05:15 PM
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Here's the promised updated pictures with my new November RFSC 58s.
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Originally Posted by ancker View Post
Here's the promised updated pictures with my new November RFSC 58s.
I've never been a big fan of Giants, but that bike looks dead sexy. The all black w/ just the white letters looks perfect. Just don't go putting white bar tape or a white seat on there. Leave it as is!

*edit* Oh yeah..forgot to say "flip it."
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Old 08-13-11, 04:17 AM
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built in progress ....

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I feel like I have the Walmart special compared to a lot of the bikes in this thread.

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Originally Posted by ilovecycling View Post
I've never been a big fan of Giants, but that bike looks dead sexy. The all black w/ just the white letters looks perfect. Just don't go putting white bar tape or a white seat on there. Leave it as is!

*edit* Oh yeah..forgot to say "flip it."
Don't worry. It came with white bars/saddle. Those didn't last very long.
And I had it flipped and pretty much slammed for a while. My fitter had me put a few spacers under and 'un-flip' the stem. I'm going to ride with it like this for a few months and see how it goes. I might still flip it but with a slightly shorter stem.
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Gorgeous!
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Originally Posted by peter_d View Post
You should read Specialized's literature on stem installation.
I'm aware of the issue. This was done to achieve a quick fit before an event (and never changed even though it's been awhile). I'll soon be throwing a spacer below the stem, flipping it and cutting the steerer.
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How about mostly black? Just purchased today...

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Those are some beefy tubes.
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I have never been a fan of the aesthetics of Giant bikes until 2010....and your bike is one of the best looking on the forums IMHO.

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I have never been a fan of the aesthetics of Giant bikes until 2010....and your bike is one of the best looking on the forums IMHO.

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Wow! Thanks. Much appreciated.
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