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Old 06-19-15, 04:26 PM
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Finally received all of the correct parts. Frame showed up missing my bottom bracket and with the wrong fork.
Headset was a struggle but I swapped some parts and I think it turned out okay for a fairly inexpensive build.
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Old 06-22-15, 07:16 AM
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This is really sad. I can see why Scrod has dropped all of Leader's products from RG. Even the Kagero and Renovatio are gone now. R.I.P. Leader.
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Old 06-27-15, 08:42 AM
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The frames aren't awful but the customer service will keep me from purchasing another leader.

My friend sent his back for a warranty return and ended up receiving a frame that was chipped and had some other paint flaws.

I think they just don't care
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Old 06-28-15, 01:52 PM
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Yo. Somebody knows, Leader 721 (2014) frame is compatible with FSA Orbit Z Semi-Integrated Headset ?
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https://www.ukbikestore.co.uk/product/402/fsa_headset_14_2290/fsa-orbit-z-internal-zero-stack-headset-no-9-cup-1-18.html) .
Somebody have the experience of this combo, how it would go?
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Old 06-28-15, 02:08 PM
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If it's the FSA ZS-3, then it will work.
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Old 06-29-15, 05:40 AM
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no it's not, it is the other FSA headset. The difference in stack height, as I discover.
Stack Height - 9.8 + 3.3 = 13.1mm for FSA ZS-3. And Stack Height 15.8+2.1=17.9mm for FSA Orbit Z Semi-Integrated.

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Old 06-29-15, 06:25 AM
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Well, it seems like you've found your answer.
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Old 08-03-15, 10:56 AM
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I don't like Leader anymore. I sold my 725 and used the cash to upgrade stuff on my Cinelli's.
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Old 08-03-15, 11:07 AM
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I don't like Leader anymore. I sold my 725 and used the cash to upgrade stuff on my Cinelli's.
So why are you posting in this thread ?
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Old 08-03-15, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
So why are you posting in this thread ?
Because I made an earlier posting saying I liked my Leader. This latest post is retracting the former.
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Old 08-03-15, 11:15 AM
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Because I made an earlier posting saying I liked my Leader. This latest post is retracting the former.
I really don't care.
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Old 08-03-15, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
I really don't care.
It's good to not care sometimes. You'll save yourself many stress induced illnesses.

Good health to you, sir!
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Old 08-05-15, 10:59 AM
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Removed the lights from my 721. Never ride this bike at night and headlight was broken anyway. Also removed the water bottle from the pic so as not to offend certain parties who now hate Leaders. Just got back from my daily early ride around my hood to beat the insane August triple digit heat. And yes, I really do love riding this bike.

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Old 08-26-15, 12:26 PM
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More important updates to the 721:

1) Sweet new Crane E-Ne bell in matte black alloy

2) New off the presses Bojac sticker (I apologize in advance for putting this on a Leader)

3) Removed an unneeded chain half-link to further slam the rear wheel

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Old 10-16-15, 01:42 PM
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Bump to a thread with not much love lately. And cause @TejanoTrackie told me to.

Need a new wheel set and crankset before I call this thing done.

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Old 10-16-15, 01:54 PM
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Nice ride! What kind of bartape is that?
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Old 10-16-15, 01:59 PM
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looks like the mash parallax jobs, i like the "fade" tapes that have been coming out, keeps things interesting
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Old 10-16-15, 02:29 PM
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Thanks.

^ What he said. Mash parallax. They make the best looking tape IMHO.
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Old 10-16-15, 06:17 PM
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Nice. I was going to go with the Cinelli Caleido tape on my Dolan, but I cheaped out and just got regular old cork.
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Old 10-16-15, 06:25 PM
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i really like the volee tape i had on my leaders bars, it wasnt puffy but there was cushion, it was grippy but not sticky, it stayed clean, and it was cut with this sortof chamfer on the edges so the wrap laid perfectly flat

10/10 would recommend.
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Old 10-16-15, 06:39 PM
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Another vote for the volee tape. haven't gotten around to wrapping it yet but I know it's gonna be good...
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Old 10-16-15, 09:50 PM
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Nice. I was going to go with the Cinelli Caleido tape on my Dolan, but I cheaped out and just got regular old cork.
Cinelli cork is one of favorites, so plush feeling to the non-gloved hand.

Not really a fan of the feel of volee and caliedo pleather.
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Does anyone know what headset fits the 2014 Kagero? I think it is the FSA ZS-3, but I am not sure.
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Old 11-03-15, 07:31 PM
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Hello it would require the FSA Orbit IS 45mm OD

FSA Orbit I Integrated OS - FSA
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New KMC K710SL gold chain for the Leader 721tr.

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