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bampilot06 05-06-20 12:41 PM

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5a67dab33.jpeg

BluFalconActual 06-02-20 07:24 PM

Here's my addition now that I am "done" with the build. Fezzari Empire Sl, November Cafe Racer wheels with CK hubs.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...51d2d16332.jpg

LAJ 06-02-20 08:22 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21459189)

I like it. Nice upgrade!

LAJ 06-02-20 08:23 PM


Originally Posted by BluFalconActual (Post 21512033)
Here's my addition now that I am "done" with the build. Fezzari Empire Sl, November Cafe Racer wheels with CK hubs.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...51d2d16332.jpg

Nicely done. I even like the bar tape.

Rides4Beer 06-03-20 06:50 AM


Originally Posted by BluFalconActual (Post 21512033)
Here's my addition now that I am "done" with the build. Fezzari Empire Sl, November Cafe Racer wheels with CK hubs.

I don't usually care for black bikes, but def hot! Minor point deduction for crank not horizontal and front valve stem not at 6 o'clock. :p

Also, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, especially since they're TL, but your tires are mounted the wrong way, they're directional.

BluFalconActual 06-03-20 08:03 AM


Originally Posted by Rides4Beer (Post 21512509)
I don't usually care for black bikes, but def hot! Minor point deduction for crank not horizontal and front valve stem not at 6 o'clock. :p

Also, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, especially since they're TL, but your tires are mounted the wrong way, they're directional.

Oh man, major fail on my part. I knew they were directional too, I just botched it. Yeah, Im NOT changing them though lol. They were not fun to get on.

Rides4Beer 06-03-20 08:45 AM


Originally Posted by BluFalconActual (Post 21512654)
Oh man, major fail on my part. I knew they were directional too, I just botched it. Yeah, Im NOT changing them though lol. They were not fun to get on.

I've done it several times, but it's at least easier to fix with clinchers. lol

Paul Barnard 06-03-20 11:03 AM


Originally Posted by BluFalconActual (Post 21512033)
Here's my addition now that I am "done" with the build. Fezzari Empire Sl, November Cafe Racer wheels with CK hubs.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...51d2d16332.jpg

I'd ride that! I like the introduction of non-traditional color and a little fun in the bar tape. Slight nit-pick, and this is just a personal thing for me. The lines of a bike where the seat stays intersect the seat tube well below top tube don't flow well to my eyes.

daviddavieboy 06-05-20 02:09 PM

My newest build. Self done airbrushed waffle pattern paint and decals.


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1b0102953.jpeg

MyTi 06-07-20 06:57 PM


Originally Posted by slowgo (Post 21447674)

Only thing Id change on this one is to make the frame titanium. Also needs more fork spacers to raise handlebar other than that my favorite bike in this thread 😝

slowgo 06-07-20 07:30 PM

Umm, thanks?

LAJ 06-07-20 08:09 PM


Originally Posted by slowgo (Post 21521036)
Umm, thanks?

Don't mind him.

In regards to this thread, he falls into the category of: Some people brighten a thread when they arrive, others when they leave. You decide.

noodle soup 06-07-20 08:11 PM


Originally Posted by MyTi (Post 21520963)
Only thing Id change on this one is to make the frame titanium. Also needs more fork spacers to raise handlebar other than that my favorite bike in this thread 😝

Weren't you asked politely to leave?


Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind (Post 21095112)
@MyTi please leave this thread.

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Perp 06-28-20 07:54 PM

Got 2 bikes this month

https://i.imgur.com/MLwdxwK.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/p73bKUT.jpg

illdrag0n 07-10-20 01:05 AM

Post bike fit, deda spacers, LB wheels, Bontrager bar tape.

https://i.imgur.com/rzZljMD.jpg

WhyFi 07-10-20 07:37 AM

^^^ I love the frame and all of the componentry (minus the pedals), but the downward tilted saddle, as far forward as it'll go, and on a zero setback post, just doesn't look right. Upturned stems are always a tough sell, too.

illdrag0n 07-10-20 07:59 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21579587)
^^^ I love the frame and all of the componentry (minus the pedals), but the downward tilted saddle, as far forward as it'll go, and on a zero setback post, just doesn't look right. Upturned stems are always a tough sell, too.

Yeah, unfortunately i'll never have a traditional looking setup. Short femurs and long torso reach means i ride a size bigger than normally prescribed but need to be fairly close to the BB.

Saddle tilt is 1 degree down. not sure why it looks tilted down.

https://i.imgur.com/EXQJwnj.jpg

ridelikeaturtle 09-03-20 04:22 PM

Planet-X EC-130E
 
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2a2bb4c0da.jpg

illdrag0n 09-03-20 05:07 PM

Swapped stem from +8 degree to 0 degree with extra 10mm spacer.

Saddle swapped for a Fizik Antares aswell.

Improvement on my photo above?

https://i.imgur.com/Gy6yH8W.png

ridelikeaturtle 09-04-20 05:08 PM


Originally Posted by illdrag0n (Post 21676807)
Swapped stem from +8 degree to 0 degree with extra 10mm spacer.

Saddle swapped for a Fizik Antares aswell.

Improvement on my photo above?

Saddle still looks forward, but that's just a photo aesthetic, and if it fits you then so be it.

It's a very, very good bike. [Like mine...] I'm not sure it warrants "hot": is that reserved for the Bassos and Bianchis and Colnagos? Or can the more pragmatic Cubes, Canyons, and Giants, achieve a "hot" status?

What about the Planet X brand, or Decathlon's "Van Rysel" bikes? Where do they fall on the "street cred" list? Objectively they're pretty damn good too...

illdrag0n 09-06-20 10:54 PM


Originally Posted by ridelikeaturtle (Post 21678454)
Saddle still looks forward, but that's just a photo aesthetic, and if it fits you then so be it.

It's a very, very good bike. [Like mine...] I'm not sure it warrants "hot": is that reserved for the Bassos and Bianchis and Colnagos? Or can the more pragmatic Cubes, Canyons, and Giants, achieve a "hot" status?

What about the Planet X brand, or Decathlon's "Van Rysel" bikes? Where do they fall on the "street cred" list? Objectively they're pretty damn good too...

Funny you should mention that.

I had another session with the fitter on the weekend to tune the new saddle and stem, and because i'd lost another 8kg. He moved my saddle up 10mm and back 10mm and unprompted he mentioned the next upgrade required is +4mm axle R8000 pedals, so im doing a bit of shopping at the moment for them and some new kicks.

Here's how the bike is setup at the moment - the saddle clamp area is actually pretty nuetral to the 0 degree seatpost.

https://i.imgur.com/sPuHfT9.png

CycleLoss 09-07-20 06:49 AM

Posting soon once I get 10 post lol. Great thread.

robbyville 09-07-20 12:07 PM

I get the photo angle making the seat look tilted downwards, the saddle so far forward is an aesthetic faux pas but I understand fit over everything else! I love the Cube bikes and would give it a hot, except... one itsy bitsy challenge. You gotta center the brand name of the tires (or logo) over the LB wheel decal. They're off by maybe a cm it seems and it's totally freaking me out!


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