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2021 Geared Bikes Photo Thread

Old 01-02-21, 07:23 AM
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2021 Geared Bikes Photo Thread

This used be a pretty popular yearly but...

So maybe there's still a few other gearies around here & since mine was my first ride of the new year yesterday - here we go...


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Converted my road bike to to a gravel/snow rig bu throwing 38c's on it.
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Did I already know you had a Cilo and just forgot or did I not know you had a Cilo and you just gained extra points? Regardless I like it and that Vaaast is still looking good
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Did I already know you had a Cilo and just forgot or did I not know you had a Cilo and you just gained extra points? Regardless I like it and that Vaaast is still looking good
I'm not sure. I posted about a few times in C&V. It's a relatively new acquisition - probably September? Only things newer on it besides consumables are the stem & bars for fit purposes. The 3ttt stem & bars were too big for me. Everything is else is cleaned up, tuned, and original Shimano 600.
Here's an album with all my project pics (so far): https://www.flickr.com/photos/rattle...57716521761633
I've got a sheet of replacement decals coming as well. I already have the new Columbus tubing decal, waiting for the others to arrive. The Cilo ones are OK, but I need to replace the colored bands. Not going to put decals back on the fork though.
And yeah I am loving that Vaast. I wish they'd send me one of their urban bikes too.
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I'm not sure. I posted about a few times in C&V. It's a relatively new acquisition - probably September? Only things newer on it besides consumables are the stem & bars for fit purposes. The 3ttt stem & bars were too big for me. Everything is else is cleaned up, tuned, and original Shimano 600.
Here's an album with all my project pics (so far): https://www.flickr.com/photos/rattle...57716521761633
I've got a sheet of replacement decals coming as well. I already have the new Columbus tubing decal, waiting for the others to arrive. The Cilo ones are OK, but I need to replace the colored bands. Not going to put decals back on the fork though.
And yeah I am loving that Vaast. I wish they'd send me one of their urban bikes too.
Me likey a lot! Who are you using for your colored bands? I could stand to replace mine. I also seem to remember that I might have bought mine in September many moons ago.
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Me likey a lot! Who are you using for your colored bands? I could stand to replace mine. I also seem to remember that I might have bought mine in September many moons ago.
Thanks! It's a pretty nice bike - I guess the Aelle tubing is the base model stuff, but the Shimano 600 and the Mavic G40 wheelset are pretty nice.

I ordered my decals from here: https://bicals.com/home/product-cate...e-decals/cilo/
I'm a little peeved though - I ordered them December 7th and I haven't received them yet and my emails have gone unanswered..........................

VeloCals only had a few Cilo decals and none were what I needed.
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Thanks! It's a pretty nice bike - I guess the Aelle tubing is the base model stuff, but the Shimano 600 and the Mavic G40 wheelset are pretty nice.

I ordered my decals from here: https://bicals.com/home/product-cate...e-decals/cilo/
I'm a little peeved though - I ordered them December 7th and I haven't received them yet and my emails have gone unanswered..........................

VeloCals only had a few Cilo decals and none were what I needed.
Could be but it is still good known tubing from a quality manufacturer. Mine is Reynolds 531 and the big reason I got it was it did have 7400 on it but now is a hodgepodge of parts some original to my getting of the bike and some parts bin stuff but should be a fun ride again. Those G40s are money. My wheels were at the end of life pretty much Araya rims of some sort with the Hard Anodized Finish but I was able to rebuild the hubs at least.

Damn that sucks...hopefully they send it all. I had seen VeloCals but I might check out Bicals at some point. Really I just need the stripes and nothing that I had seen seemed to match.
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Really I just need the stripes and nothing that I had seen seemed to match.
exact same reason i ordered these. none of the colored bands on velocals were close enough. this was the only complete real set.
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exact same reason i ordered these. none of the colored bands on velocals were close enough. this was the only complete real set.
Yeah. I kept looking and then was like maybe I print myself but then I was like I don't want to measure and try and be so accurate and then gave up on the project. But you have reinvigorated things.
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After a 34 deg ride in February. Needs a fresh seatpost. I've replaced every single part on this bike besides the lower headset bearing and derailleur hanger since I got it. No regrets. Will probably swap everything to a one size larger frame eventually.

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Could be but it is still good known tubing from a quality manufacturer. Mine is Reynolds 531 and the big reason I got it was it did have 7400 on it but now is a hodgepodge of parts some original to my getting of the bike and some parts bin stuff but should be a fun ride again. Those G40s are money. My wheels were at the end of life pretty much Araya rims of some sort with the Hard Anodized Finish but I was able to rebuild the hubs at least.

Damn that sucks...hopefully they send it all. I had seen VeloCals but I might check out Bicals at some point. Really I just need the stripes and nothing that I had seen seemed to match.
FYI my Cilo decals from BiCals did finally show up. They look good. Haven't put them on yet but they showed up.
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Yeah. I kept looking and then was like maybe I print myself but then I was like I don't want to measure and try and be so accurate and then gave up on the project. But you have reinvigorated things.
I put the new decals on today - only really needed the Columbus sticker and the banded colors; the Cilo name decals are all in great shape, a little dingy but not enough for me to take them all off.

Anyway, here’s a before and after:

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I still don't get the whole let's put fake stickers on and represent my bike as a Pinarello even though it is fake and I claim to know it is fake. I guess people have sad enough lives that they need the validation? I would just paint it up with no logos or put my name on it or the Chinese flag and just enjoy the bike instead of trying to make people think I have something I don't.
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