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Old 03-05-19, 06:27 AM
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Originally Posted by king_solom0n View Post
Not hot.. that saddle makes any bike automatically not hot.
Haha. Yeah. The seat and the rack are a necessity, unfortunately. Wife and I are trying for a second kid and 10-12 hours/week in a traditional saddle has me concerned at the moment. Need to find different fenders. They're legit hideous.

Everyone here is so kind. I would've flamed myself for posting my bike.

As for the fenders, something like Rivers posted earlier would be outstanding, if anyone knows where those came from:


Who makes these mudguards???
(I feel Rivers' bike is a definite Hot)
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Old 03-05-19, 02:35 PM
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I've been waiting for my new wheels before posting it here. Now it needs a Sprint SL stem and SL-70 bars, that'll be next.



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Old 03-05-19, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Rides4Beer View Post
I've been waiting for my new wheels before posting it here. Now it needs a Sprint SL stem and SL-70 bars, that'll be next.



Hot!!!
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Old 03-05-19, 02:41 PM
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Old 03-05-19, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by BounceCT View Post
mzeffex what tires are those? Bike looks great.
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Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?
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Old 03-07-19, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Rides4Beer View Post
I've been waiting for my new wheels before posting it here. Now it needs a Sprint SL stem and SL-70 bars, that'll be next.



super hot
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Old 03-08-19, 04:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Dschmale View Post
Who makes these mudguards???
Looks like SKS Raceblade Pro.
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Old 03-08-19, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by yarbrough462 View Post
Hot!!!
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Hot!
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super hot
Thanks!! I'm really happy with this setup, both in performance and aesthetics. I'm going to hit the wheels with some polish, maybe this weekend, to give them more of a satin sheen. I'll post some before/afters, maybe in another thread.
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Old 03-08-19, 09:22 PM
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Black and blue go great together. Hot.
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Old 03-09-19, 06:44 PM
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What's going on with the chain stay back there?
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Old 03-09-19, 07:35 PM
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What's going on with the chain stay back there?
paint protection
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Old 03-09-19, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by illdrag0n View Post

Nothing about that bike is offensive, but nothing is really "Hot" either.

A good bike, but nothing exciting(either way).

I'd ride it.
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Old 03-09-19, 07:44 PM
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What's going on with the chain stay back there?
The tape? Got sick of grease on it
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Old 03-10-19, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
And my fun bike -
Definitely a HOT fun bike.

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Here’s my baby. Let me have it.
I wouldn't change a thing. I'm also a fan of that Supacaz bar tape! HOT.

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Got the wheels last week to complete the build. Still tweaking cockpit layout a bit so I haven't finalized the steerer tube height. Love it so far.
This is one of the best looking, non-aero, non-carbon builds I've seen. IMO, perfectly done. HOT.

Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post

New tire day
HOT. I too prefer classic drops and had always preferred 3T Rotundos. But ever since the 3T Tornovas came out years ago, I've stuck with them on my last several builds. The combination of the classic drops with semi-aero tops was the perfect combination.

Originally Posted by Rides4Beer View Post
I've been waiting for my new wheels before posting it here. Now it needs a Sprint SL stem and SL-70 bars, that'll be next.
WOW!! This screams HOT all day.
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Old 03-10-19, 07:05 PM
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Thanks primov8!!
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Old 03-18-19, 08:11 PM
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18 CAAD 12 Ultegra

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Old 03-18-19, 10:55 PM
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strange stealthy appearance with that too tube but Im going hot anyway! Like the cockpit
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Old 03-19-19, 07:32 AM
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SMOKIN' !
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Old 03-19-19, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by robbyville View Post
strange stealthy appearance with that too tube but Im going hot anyway! Like the cockpit
Agreed, top tube is interesting, but def hot overall! Cockpit is perfect, that's how I want mine, more level. For anyone wondering about fit concerns, it's still within the range I was given from my Retul fitting, so it's not just aesthetic lol I like a good combination of form and function.


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WOW!! This screams HOT all day.
Thanks! I'm loving it. I think with the Sprint stem and SL-70 bars it will be perfect.
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Old 03-19-19, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Rides4Beer View Post
Agreed, top tube is interesting, but def hot overall! Cockpit is perfect, that's how I want mine, more level. For anyone wondering about fit concerns, it's still within the range I was given from my Retul fitting, so it's not just aesthetic lol I like a good combination of form and function.




Thanks! I'm loving it. I think with the Sprint stem and SL-70 bars it will be perfect.
I thought that is a SL Speed stem?
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Old 03-19-19, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by cycledogg View Post
I thought that is a SL Speed stem?
I have the Service Course SL stem now, the Sprint SL stem is -12* so should get the bars more level, plus it's more aero and looks great with the SL-70 bars.

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Old 03-19-19, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Rides4Beer View Post
I have the Service Course SL stem now, the Sprint SL stem is -12* so should get the bars more level, plus it's more aero and looks great with the SL-70 bars.

I've owned both sets of handlebars(SL-70 Aero and SL70 Ergo), and prefer the Ergo bars by far. The Aero looks better, but in use I found that I preferred the Ergo.

I would also prefer the -17degree version of the SL Course stem, over the Sprint SL.

JMO
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Old 03-22-19, 12:39 PM
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Top of South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ.

Headed out this morning

The mo doing her thing
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Old 03-22-19, 01:28 PM
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Headed out this morning

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Nice. Steer tube/stem area could use some improving though.
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