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Old 04-03-20, 11:20 AM
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The only bike emails I still get are from Excel.

Cervelos were so popular around here that they weren't cool. You were like everyone else. But then if you bought one, you understood what all the fuss was about. Occasionally awful paint jobs, terrible geometry at times, but really nice carbon at a good price.
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Yeah, I would think that the clutched RD would be 95% of it. Maybe a chainring/crankset for 1x. I don't see the rest
That and maybe a sub-compact crank and attendant FD, but... it doesn't need a chain, shifters, brakes, or generally the rest of that.

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It's a rare color I couldn't roll on, if the ride is nice enough. Pink, however.....in any shade
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Or you can just go in to the Greater 41 and wait for people to yell "Hambini!" at you.
Irrelevant until when and if it creaks, but it came with a Wheels Mfg screw-together BB to accommodate the Shimano crank (mystery upon mystery) so some of the risk has been mitigated.

What's at least as disturbing to me is that Australian guy with the video, posted somewhere here, on the idiotic, self-destructing, steering stop in the head tube of the top-end aero model.

I will say one other thing, as a boat guy I'm always interested in the unfinished side of composites, i.e., what the builder thinks you're not looking at. The guy who sold me the wheels had a couple of new R5 frames and I took a good look at the tubes and ran a finger around as best I could. Not knowing much about bikes, I would rate the work as pretty good.
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Old 04-03-20, 11:23 AM
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Thanks for clearing that up. Now you two shake hands.
I am uninvolved mostly.
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Old 04-03-20, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
I am uninvolved mostly.
Like most of us, you say your piece and move on. Seems to work OK.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Can we please take the masks talk to the Covid forum? Because what I’d like to say is far too political for this thread, but clearly it’s not just being dropped despite getting tempers up.
There is a minimal amount of politics in this thread and people generally behave themselves. Comments are made in passing and no one generally gets their panties in a wad, except for one or two. I think we can have civil conversations. I have no interest in the COVID forum. I'm prefer to stay positive and I can imagine that place is like watching the news.
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Of course, I would have to turf the wheels and call November for a new set.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Like most of us, you say your piece and move on. Seems to work OK.
We don't all have to agree all the time. We used to scream at Razor.
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Of course, I would have to turf the wheels and call November for a new set.
Blast from the past. I forgot those guys were around. You still have that sweet spooky November frame. I love that bike. I was so close.
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I don't think I meant any more than that - it just was viewed overall negatively, and now it's flipped even though I think the current ones are less good for their time than the older ones were. Whereas people hardly talk about Felt now.
Ah - I guess I was referring mostly to the tri- aspect. I don't recall that general association.

And yeah, Felt has really dropped off the map for some reason. Someone recently started a thread to ask about Felt because it was such an unknown brand.
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
There is a minimal amount of politics in this thread and people generally behave themselves. Comments are made in passing and no one generally gets their panties in a wad, except for one or two. I think we can have civil conversations. I have no interest in the COVID forum. I'm prefer to stay positive and I can imagine that place is like watching the news.
I think we are finding it easy to behave because the high volume posters here are from more or less the same political tribe. If I'm wrong I hope I haven't offended anyone.
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Irrelevant until when and if it creaks, but it came with a Wheels Mfg screw-together BB to accommodate the Shimano crank (mystery upon mystery) so some of the risk has been mitigated.

What's at least as disturbing to me is that Australian guy with the video, posted somewhere here, on the idiotic, self-destructing, steering stop in the head tube of the top-end aero model.

I will say one other thing, as a boat guy I'm always interested in the unfinished side of composites, i.e., what the builder thinks you're not looking at. The guy who sold me the wheels had a couple of new R5 frames and I took a good look at the tubes and ran a finger around as best I could. Not knowing much about bikes, I would rate the work as pretty good.
Yeah, I got a Wheels BB, too - I also have a 24mm spindle, so prolly the same one. It's well made, it fit the shell nicely and it's quiet as a vol(e). Not concerned in the least.

Since I got my R3 as a frameset, I obviously got a good look at it. Scary light and crazy thin in places, but the exposed innards - BB area and HT - were all tidy.

And yeah, I've seen that same video on that aero model. That stop looks like a really weird decision - most companies simply rely on the handle smashing in to the top tube.
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And yeah, I've seen that same video on that aero model. That stop looks like a really weird decision - most companies simply rely on the handle smashing in to the top tube.
It's the invisible defects that will kill you.
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It's the invisible defects that will kill you.
I'm just taking the piss, it certainly looks like a bad decision, but it would be interesting to hear the reason behind it.
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Blast from the past. I forgot those guys were around. You still have that sweet spooky November frame. I love that bike. I was so close.
Absolutely. Being a bike hoarder has its drawbacks, but that bike isn't one of them. After a worlds thrashing. Aluminum rims, even!

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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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I'm just taking the piss, it certainly looks like a bad decision, but it would be interesting to hear the reason behind it.
All piss given, or something. It looked to me like the the world's cheesiest way of preventing top tube damage or, more likely, the damage it was failing to prevent at that fork hinge after it made a hole in the head tube.
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Speaking of bike emails, I just got one from Specialized. I'm sure this lead-off image will have some undies in a bunch -

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I have no interest in the COVID forum. I'm prefer to stay positive and I can imagine that place is like watching the news.
You should see my feed @ Twitter.com
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And yeah, I've seen that same video on that aero model. That stop looks like a really weird decision - most companies simply rely on the handle smashing in to the top tube.
Link?

I thought that most people just learned pretty early to be more careful after the first time their bars smack their frame hard enough to make them wince.
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Link?

I thought that most people just learned pretty early to be more careful after the first time their bars smack their frame hard enough to make them wince.
It's that Aussie guy on YouTube that the carbon haters like to trot out all the time. Leutner Technic or some such. Do a search for carbon bikes cut in half and he'll pop up.
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Like most of us, you say your piece and move on. Seems to work OK.
It’s the only way. We humans rarely see things the exact same way, so why get bent over it.
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No. The other two. They know who they are.
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Speaking of bike emails, I just got one from Specialized. I'm sure this lead-off image will have some undies in a bunch -
Riding on dirt. Disturbing.
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