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Old 04-24-20, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Kimmo View Post
Interesting chainstays Cervelo is doing these days... the upper edge is pretty much on the centre line between hub and BB. Nice way to get cables around the BB and minimise chain slap, I guess.
Almost hot. Need to be happy with the fit so you can chop off those things above the stems.
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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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Old 04-24-20, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by johzio View Post
Rims gotta match.
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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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Old 04-25-20, 02:29 AM
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Rims gotta match.
Yeah, I'm not sure about hard and fast rules.

I'd like to think it's possible that a parts bin bike could be hot...
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Old 04-25-20, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by GnipGnop View Post
I like the bike! The blue saves it from the red/black/white yawnfest that are most road bikes. I just can't say a roadbike is hot with SPDs though.
Yeah, that color scheme has been run into the ground. I'd like to see some good ole red, white and blue offerings. I really do like the introduction of blue into that scheme.
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Old 04-30-20, 01:55 PM
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Cinelli Vigorelli Road

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Cinelli Vigorelli Road

Purple is always hot!
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Old 04-30-20, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by slowgo View Post
Cinelli Vigorelli Road
I do love a purple bike, but I'm not making the call until I see that spacer stack...
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Old 04-30-20, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Cypress View Post
I do love a purple bike, but I'm not making the call until I see that spacer stack...
Staging... It's a mystery.
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staging... It's a mystery an art.
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Old 04-30-20, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Cypress View Post
I do love a purple bike, but I'm not making the call until I see that spacer stack...
Hot if it had half those spacers.

I'm also not crazy about the silver braided cable housing. I would have used the "carbon" color.


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Wish I had those problems to fix
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Wish I had those problems to fix
I'm sure your bikes have their own issues.
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I'm sure your bikes have their own issues.
If you say so...

My bikes are not that nice, hence my comment, so I don't get the point of your reply, which just seems mean

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Old 04-30-20, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by johzio View Post
I love red, silver, and sleek together - a beauty
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
purple is always hot!
yes it is!
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Old 04-30-20, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Hot if it had half those spacers.

I'm also not crazy about the silver braided cable housing. I would have used the "carbon" color.

still dialing the fit in. Will be losing some spacers for sure.
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Old 05-01-20, 01:03 PM
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The purple Vigorelli is quite hot.
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Old 05-02-20, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Hot if it had half those spacers.

I'm also not crazy about the silver braided cable housing. I would have used the "carbon" color.

I could take the housings either way. I see the reasoning behind the braided, but I also like your idea of the carbon look.

I call it hot, because I take slowgo's work on the reduced spacer stack. Really a handsome bike.
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
I could take the housings either way. I see the reasoning behind the braided, but I also like your idea of the carbon look.

I call it hot, because I take slowgo's work on the reduced spacer stack. Really a handsome bike.
It’s a beautiful bike. I’m just pointing out a couple of minor tweaks.
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Old 05-02-20, 09:43 PM
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It’s a beautiful bike. I’m just pointing out a couple of minor tweaks.
Absolutely.
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I submit for judgement my recently assembled and tweaked Merckx MX Leader, with some nerdy matchy-matchy colours.



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Originally Posted by slowgo View Post
still dialing the fit in. Will be losing some spacers for sure.
Beautiful bike! Love the color. Your rear deraillure cable housing looks too short and is bent a bit, to my eyes.
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I submit for judgement my recently assembled and tweaked Merckx MX Leader, with some nerdy matchy-matchy colours.



Tell me about that Campy carbon crank arm?
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Your Merckx rocks.

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Old 05-04-20, 05:33 PM
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Gave the steerer tube a haircut...that’s all I got unless I completely give up good beer-and that ain’t happening.
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