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Old 04-26-17, 12:44 PM
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No kidding... I can't imagine how difficult/time-consuming it is to make the sorts of videos that she makes (and you make?). I made a video once where I was simply trying to line up things with the beginning and ending of a song and it was making me want to insert the iMac into my eyeballs.
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Old 04-26-17, 05:26 PM
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Old 04-26-17, 10:04 PM
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Is that frame made out of LEGO?
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Old 04-26-17, 10:23 PM
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awesome paint job
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Old 04-26-17, 10:29 PM
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Is that frame made out of LEGO?
Maybe not. But it still hurts as bad to step on in the middle of the night.
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Old 04-26-17, 11:13 PM
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Lego Camo FTW! I bet the big red S could sell a ton of SS Allez frames. Heck if they built it with provisions for brakes and some internal routing I might highly consider one for building into a sweet fixed gear TT machine with aero extensions and everything, I still might do that to my old langster just for gits and shiggles.
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Old 04-26-17, 11:27 PM
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It actually looks pretty decent when they don't matchy-matchy every single part.
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Now that's a cool paintjob.
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That's a pretty bike.
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This bike is cool. I like how the deep rims match the wide seat post. Crazy paint makes the bike fun just sitting still.

But...... Let's have the gumwall debate again. I love 'em , but to me, they look ridiculous on this bike. Or, the bike looks ridiculous with gumwalls.
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
This bike is cool. I like how the deep rims match the wide seat post. Crazy paint makes the bike fun just sitting still.

But...... Let's have the gumwall debate again. I love 'em , but to me, they look ridiculous on this bike. Or, the bike looks ridiculous with gumwalls.
I'm betting they're tubies.
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I'm betting they're tubies.
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Gumwalls are cool again
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Old 04-27-17, 04:07 PM
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Gumwalls are cool again
Never stopped, imo.

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Old 04-27-17, 06:15 PM
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Gumwalls are cool again
If they're tubular tires, they're probably skinwalls, not gumwalls. Just sayin'
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
This bike is cool. I like how the deep rims match the wide seat post. Crazy paint makes the bike fun just sitting still.

But...... Let's have the gumwall debate again. I love 'em , but to me, they look ridiculous on this bike. Or, the bike looks ridiculous with gumwalls.
Deep carbon wheels are the perfect candidate for gumwalls. Breaks up all the black and outlines the rim. It's about contrast.

I'd ride that Allez. It made me go back and watch last year's Redhook Crit.
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Old 04-28-17, 12:51 AM
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^I really dig the no-tape-start-at-the-tops method here.
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Old 04-28-17, 07:26 AM
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Deep carbon wheels are the perfect candidate for gumwalls. Breaks up all the black and outlines the rim. It's about contrast.
I completely get that. 100%. And I'm all for it too. I just think gum is a poor choice of accent color/material for a modern snazzy bike like that. I think of gumwalls as old school traditional, C&V, like wing tips.

That bike is screaming for modern flashy tires.


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Old 04-30-17, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Carcosa View Post
I'd ride that Allez. It made me go back and watch last year's Redhook Crit.
Even though I had to work last night, it was brutal to not have any kind of a livestream of the Brooklyn Redhook Crit. Roughly a thousand Instagram stories, but no stream. Hopefully they post the final races.

As much as I love watching the big stage races, the Redhook Crits are definitely my favourite races to watch.
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Originally Posted by saskskier View Post
Even though I had to work last night, it was brutal to not have any kind of a livestream of the Brooklyn Redhook Crit. Roughly a thousand Instagram stories, but no stream. Hopefully they post the final races.

As much as I love watching the big stage races, the Redhook Crits are definitely my favourite races to watch.
I'm avoiding the social media of it so I wouldn't know who won. Figured they would have had a livestream going last night.

Hope the announcers are better too. One of them from last year was driving me nuts.
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
I completely get that. 100%. And I'm all for it too. I just think gum is a poor choice of accent color/material for a modern snazzy bike like that. I think of gumwalls as old school traditional, C&V, like wing tips.

That bike is screaming for modern flashy tires.


I don't know about those tires, but I do agree heavily with you on the gumwall look on modern bikes with deep wheels. Same thing with most Brooks saddles.
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