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01-03-12, 12:18 AM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

Damn, I wish I could trade one of my leader...

Damn, I wish I could trade one of my leader frames for one of those blue/green/red 722's. They just look killer
12-20-11, 01:19 PM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

I had an issue with my 722-rs'... but that is...

I had an issue with my 722-rs'... but that is because I didn't know what I was doing. Learn and live.
12-11-11, 11:48 AM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

+1 on the Grand Cru... Brooks looks great with...

+1 on the Grand Cru... Brooks looks great with the 722, and a Grand Cru would complete the look.
12-06-11, 11:13 AM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

So perhaps that particular color scheme is a one...

So perhaps that particular color scheme is a one off for red, and not all of the 722's will look like that?

Either way, I love the new frame. If I were shopping for a new steel frame, I'd buy one...
12-06-11, 12:54 AM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

Does that red 722 say Holiday Edition?

Does that red 722 say Holiday Edition?
10-27-11, 10:14 PM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-zQAlRqBkhH4/Tqo...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-zQAlRqBkhH4/Tqor2QtsZpI/AAAAAAAACuI/_RVxQoFdtoM/s720/photo.JPG
09-09-11, 11:40 PM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

Definitely. Great frame. Would love to try out...

Definitely. Great frame. Would love to try out a 722-tr to compare it to.
08-23-11, 08:53 AM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1haEm6EYh4E/TlO...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1haEm6EYh4E/TlO79feikOI/AAAAAAAAChM/Z_RGi6Pb_l0/s800/photo%2525201%252520%2525286%252529.JPG

I quite enjoyed my mothers camera when I had the chance to carry it...
08-07-11, 11:23 PM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

Frame...

Frame (http://www.retro-gression.com/product/2011-leader-725-mid-frame)

Can't seem to find any decent price on an Alpha Q but they range anywhere from $200-$400 new. A headset in a bike doesn't...
08-07-11, 11:12 PM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

How much do you want to pay for it? What year is...

How much do you want to pay for it? What year is the frame? how many miles on the components?
08-07-11, 01:09 PM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

Kind of...If I had the sum of components, I would...

Kind of...If I had the sum of components, I would definitely build it up the same.. But yes, spending the $$$ on a carbon fork, om-nom-nom's, Leader frame and setting it up the way OP did definitely...
08-07-11, 10:58 AM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

Can I ask, why the investment in that frame with...

Can I ask, why the investment in that frame with such a positive rise stem, rear brake, and all-out-om-nom-nom's?
07-30-11, 09:01 PM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

I'm already running a 70mm. I'd prefer to keep...

I'm already running a 70mm. I'd prefer to keep the Deda Zero1 stem.



I'd also prefer to keep the 31.8 setup...but b-witch bars look nice. Do you have a link?
07-30-11, 08:14 PM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

http://www.pedalroom.com/p/leader-725-tr-1959_44.j...

http://www.pedalroom.com/p/leader-725-tr-1959_44.jpg (http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/leader-725-tr-195)

Figured out a way to get the water bottle cage to work without flying out.

I am also...
07-26-11, 10:01 AM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

For anybody looking for that luscious Purple...

For anybody looking for that luscious Purple Chrome 725, there's one that jumped on eBay:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Q53BikhPTdU/Ti7kwIKKyRI/AAAAAAAACa4/sCQO6R7TMyQ/s800/Untitled.jpg
...
07-10-11, 05:47 PM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

Riding on the horns is definitely more...

Riding on the horns is definitely more comfortable, but like I said, since there was soo many families, I was sticking to the "flats" to man the brake. The way the Syntac's roll down and back isn't...
07-10-11, 05:41 PM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

actually the angle is good, its just the nature...

actually the angle is good, its just the nature of the bars. I got the Nitto RB-009's because I wanted a flat top (Syntac's roll down and slightly back which for me makes an odd wrist angle) but the...
07-10-11, 05:32 PM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

for FREE! But the previous owner chopped the...

for FREE! But the previous owner chopped the ends and sandblasted them... I figured I would try them out, and I have to say they aren't terrible, though my wrists hurt a bit more than the risers.
07-10-11, 05:01 PM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

http://www.pedalroom.com/p/leader-725-tr-1959_42.j...

http://www.pedalroom.com/p/leader-725-tr-1959_42.jpg (http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/leader-725-tr-1959)
07-02-11, 11:34 PM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

yeah... I prefer to have a bit more beef in my...

yeah... I prefer to have a bit more beef in my bodys as well as a few more functions over the S9X... My brother has a G10 that I'll borrow, or maybe its an 11... either way, I'ma check them out.
...
07-02-11, 11:05 PM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ONXUVF6PidQ/Tg_...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ONXUVF6PidQ/Tg_4TKl93vI/AAAAAAAACRE/1q7JnPIyuuQ/s640/photo%2525205.JPG
...
07-01-11, 08:57 AM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

blue + brown has always ranked high in my color...

blue + brown has always ranked high in my color wheel, but I agree with sqrl on this one... Gum-walls would complete the look
06-21-11, 08:33 AM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

Best ever!

Best ever!
06-11-11, 03:21 PM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

Coghouse states:

Coghouse states:
06-11-11, 01:49 PM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

http://coghouse.com/images/products/detail/blog2.j...

http://coghouse.com/images/products/detail/blog2.jpg (http://coghouse.com/leader2011735.aspx)



so... what makes a 735 worth $160 more than a 725?
06-08-11, 07:05 PM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-aS6NwsNX6zk/TfA...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-aS6NwsNX6zk/TfAcMfm4eFI/AAAAAAAACLY/k_ihuH2EEcE/s800/Untitled.jpg

Definitely... that new Leader 735 looks amazing!
06-05-11, 10:01 PM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

Aside from a different method of wrapping the bar...

Aside from a different method of wrapping the bar tape (Obsessive compulsive perfectionist speaking) and maybe a spoke card in the rear, I don't think there is one thing I'd change about your bike......
06-05-11, 02:59 PM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

I'll be the first to disagree...that is one...

I'll be the first to disagree...that is one cobbled together looking bike... white black and red go together...white gold and black go alright together...but all of them together look really...
05-30-11, 10:58 PM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

Turned out real nice... definitely makes the...

Turned out real nice... definitely makes the smoother welds look a lot better! How long did it take?
05-22-11, 02:27 PM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

one day I'll take dedicated "sig"...

one day I'll take dedicated "sig" photos...
05-22-11, 02:15 PM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

http://www.pedalroom.com/p/leader-725-tr-1959_33.j...

http://www.pedalroom.com/p/leader-725-tr-1959_33.jpg (http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/leader-725-tr-1959)
05-22-11, 01:35 PM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

It isn't far off the beaten path... Just carried...

It isn't far off the beaten path... Just carried it. Only weights 20lbs

I wanted to post a more colorful photo but Pedalroom (http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/leader-722-rs-2280) isn't updating my...
05-22-11, 01:33 PM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

If it were my bike I'd ditch the red seat clamp,...

If it were my bike I'd ditch the red seat clamp, and/or get some blue spacers and figure out a way to put stars on the grips and you'd have yourself a badass american bike :lol:
05-22-11, 12:27 PM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

http://www.pedalroom.com/p/leader-722-rs-2280_20.j...

http://www.pedalroom.com/p/leader-722-rs-2280_20.jpg (http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/leader-722-rs-2280)
05-13-11, 12:33 PM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

I am happy with mine, and I got it for a great...

I am happy with mine, and I got it for a great price. I think they are great bikes, with good geo, and they still pop up on eBay every so often.
05-12-11, 04:52 PM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

http://webservice.imagesauce.net/image/530172/400x...

http://webservice.imagesauce.net/image/530172/400x.jpg
05-11-11, 07:49 PM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

I would love this thing ten times more if it had...

I would love this thing ten times more if it had some white straps, and black chainring bolts... looks great tho!
05-05-11, 10:26 AM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

Weren't satisfied with the matte black?

Weren't satisfied with the matte black?
05-02-11, 03:40 PM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

I'm still waiting on one last part, but the 725...

I'm still waiting on one last part, but the 725 weights in at 18.82lbs, and the 722 at 19.53lbs

I did swap the rubber between the two. Just FYI: Ultra sport with tube = 440g Pro Race 2 with tube...
05-01-11, 02:36 PM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

Leader's have a low top tube, so most of them...

Leader's have a low top tube, so most of them have a lot of seatpost to make up the difference...
05-01-11, 11:54 AM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

What size did you end up with? Your seat is so...

What size did you end up with? Your seat is so low and so far forward it almost seems like the bike might be too big for you.

Looks great though! Maybe even some nice gumwalls would complete...
04-29-11, 08:40 PM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

+1 They are the only ones that I wear now... and...

+1 They are the only ones that I wear now... and I am in need of more... Thanks for the side note conversation about it!
04-27-11, 02:04 PM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

That looks soo comfortable. I'd ride that in a...

That looks soo comfortable. I'd ride that in a heart beat. You weight it yet?
04-25-11, 07:49 PM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_CwB7pTiEi9U/TbY...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_CwB7pTiEi9U/TbYkc6A0EVI/AAAAAAAAB74/wbavwCx23R8/s800/Untitled.jpg...
04-16-11, 09:15 AM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

How is working with such fine components?

How is working with such fine components?
04-12-11, 08:37 PM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

Only in black, and I bet you can get a coghouse...

Only in black, and I bet you can get a coghouse ebay auction for cheaper...though I haven't seen any 725's for awhile.
04-12-11, 07:51 PM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_CwB7pTiEi9U/TaU...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_CwB7pTiEi9U/TaUA37BvSnI/AAAAAAAABv4/K-toje-LAQQ/s800/Leader%20026.JPG
...
04-01-11, 05:49 PM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

You should hunt down some gold bar end...

You should hunt down some gold bar end caps...that would be perfect... Otherwise, it looks good.
03-24-11, 08:00 AM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

I will chime in with the fact that a 110mm stem...

I will chime in with the fact that a 110mm stem with risers on a 55cm is quite stretched, but It feels pretty comfortable to me. I'm definitely in the market for a shorter one, but I have no issues...
03-08-11, 07:11 PM
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Posted By Lilcphoto

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/08/15/art...

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/08/15/arts/15moon-600.jpg
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