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Old 05-06-20, 12:41 PM
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Old 06-02-20, 07:24 PM
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Here's my addition now that I am "done" with the build. Fezzari Empire Sl, November Cafe Racer wheels with CK hubs.
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Old 06-02-20, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I like it. Nice upgrade!
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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 06-02-20, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by BluFalconActual View Post
Here's my addition now that I am "done" with the build. Fezzari Empire Sl, November Cafe Racer wheels with CK hubs.
Nicely done. I even like the bar tape.
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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 06-03-20, 06:50 AM
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Originally Posted by BluFalconActual View Post
Here's my addition now that I am "done" with the build. Fezzari Empire Sl, November Cafe Racer wheels with CK hubs.
I don't usually care for black bikes, but def hot! Minor point deduction for crank not horizontal and front valve stem not at 6 o'clock.

Also, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, especially since they're TL, but your tires are mounted the wrong way, they're directional.
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Old 06-03-20, 08:03 AM
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I don't usually care for black bikes, but def hot! Minor point deduction for crank not horizontal and front valve stem not at 6 o'clock.

Also, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, especially since they're TL, but your tires are mounted the wrong way, they're directional.
Oh man, major fail on my part. I knew they were directional too, I just botched it. Yeah, I’m NOT changing them though lol. They were not fun to get on.
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Oh man, major fail on my part. I knew they were directional too, I just botched it. Yeah, I’m NOT changing them though lol. They were not fun to get on.
I've done it several times, but it's at least easier to fix with clinchers. lol
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Old 06-03-20, 11:03 AM
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Here's my addition now that I am "done" with the build. Fezzari Empire Sl, November Cafe Racer wheels with CK hubs.
I'd ride that! I like the introduction of non-traditional color and a little fun in the bar tape. Slight nit-pick, and this is just a personal thing for me. The lines of a bike where the seat stays intersect the seat tube well below top tube don't flow well to my eyes.

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Old 06-05-20, 02:09 PM
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My newest build. Self done airbrushed waffle pattern paint and decals.


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Cinelli Vigorelli Road

Only thing I’d change on this one is to make the frame titanium. Also needs more fork spacers to raise handlebar other than that my favorite bike in this thread 😝
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Old 06-07-20, 07:30 PM
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Umm, thanks?
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Umm, thanks?
Don't mind him.

In regards to this thread, he falls into the category of: Some people brighten a thread when they arrive, others when they leave. You decide.
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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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Only thing I’d change on this one is to make the frame titanium. Also needs more fork spacers to raise handlebar other than that my favorite bike in this thread 😝
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Post bike fit, deda spacers, LB wheels, Bontrager bar tape.

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Old 07-10-20, 07:37 AM
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^^^ I love the frame and all of the componentry (minus the pedals), but the downward tilted saddle, as far forward as it'll go, and on a zero setback post, just doesn't look right. Upturned stems are always a tough sell, too.
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Old 07-10-20, 07:59 AM
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^^^ I love the frame and all of the componentry (minus the pedals), but the downward tilted saddle, as far forward as it'll go, and on a zero setback post, just doesn't look right. Upturned stems are always a tough sell, too.
Yeah, unfortunately i'll never have a traditional looking setup. Short femurs and long torso reach means i ride a size bigger than normally prescribed but need to be fairly close to the BB.

Saddle tilt is 1 degree down. not sure why it looks tilted down.

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