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Old 02-24-20, 09:31 AM
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new Rapha shoes...
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So, this morning I came across an article on some new Rapha shoes...


Seriously? BOA? I would have thought they would stay with laces.
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Old 02-24-20, 10:18 AM
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So, this morning I came across an article on some new Rapha shoes...


I say hot if your bike has matching colors. Not digging the dark band. I would rather have a faux toe guard with that color.
With running shoes I always get the brightest, loudest ones available for the brand/model I wear. When purchasing cycling shoes however, it's always black and somewhat dressy. I have to pay homage to the history of the sport, I guess.

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Old 02-24-20, 10:30 AM
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The new style looks like a Fizik shoe.
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Originally Posted by jadocs View Post
The new style looks like a Fizik shoe.
Aren't Rapha shoes made by Fizik? I think I heard that when they were first released.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Aren't Rapha shoes made by Fizik? I think I heard that when they were first released.
To be honest, I don't know. I have not heard that before. It would explain the similarity for sure.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Aren't Rapha shoes made by Fizik? I think I heard that when they were first released.
They did some collab work, yeah. These ones (PowerWeave) are their (Rapha) own thing, though. They sound interesting, but the wide-footed (like me) need not apply.
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Old 02-24-20, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Rides4Beer View Post
Nice!! I don't even wanna know what they cost tho!
I think that they're actually reasonable for high-end shoes. $360 I think. https://www.cyclingnews.com/reviews/...-shoes-review/
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
They did some collab work, yeah. These ones (PowerWeave) are their (Rapha) own thing, though. They sound interesting, but the wide-footed (like me) need not apply.
I thought I read somewhere that their lace up version had room in the toe box.
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Originally Posted by jadocs View Post
I thought I read somewhere that their lace up version had room in the toe box.
If those were made with Fizik, it wouldn't surprise me - I've tried Fizik on in the store and, sized up a bit, they're comfy (but I didn't want to add the toe overlap). From the review, these are pretty narrow, though.
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Okay, two bikes. First a classic MTB-commuter conversion I bought in the early 90s for transporting a child on a rear seat, and sold a while back. I first had a white one and the frame broke within weeks. The blue looked better and lasted for years






This one I was waiting to post until I got the groovy wheels, et voilà. It's kind of drab and non-exotic, but it does have a certain utilitarian charm to my eye. Sorry about the seat pouch, the helicopter tape on the head tube and the uncut steerer (I'm old as crap and one injury away from not being able to tie my shoes). As you can see, we also got the retaining wall painted in the meantime.



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I see through you - you're just posting the Bianchi to lower the bar for the Cervelo.

Cervelo is hot, even though you're old as crap.

I do wonder why they didn't route the RD and rear brake line the same way, though - there wouldn't be any frame rub and the helicopter tape wouldn't be necessary. Is that to avoid crossing cables internally?

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Old 03-02-20, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
I see through you - you're just posting the Bianchi to lower the bar for the Cervelo.

Cervelo is hot, even though you're old as crap.

I do wonder why they didn't route the RD and rear brake line the same way, though - there wouldn't be any frame rub and the helicopter tape wouldn't be necessary.
My wife and now you.

Who knows? I'm totally afraid of what's going on inside that downtube.
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Old 03-02-20, 08:36 AM
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The Osprey makes me want to throw rocks at the screen. It's easy enough to fix the fender lines....

This is the thread where you take the saddle bag off. The Cervelo is almost hot.

Tying your own shoes is overrated.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
I'm totally afraid of what's going on inside that downtube.
The brake lines look like they could be shortened, but the steerer tube looks fine. I wouldn't call the Cervelo "hot", but it's not an eyesore either.
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
Not digging the dark band. I would rather have a faux toe guard with that color.
+1. Band immediately had me scratching my head. A toe guard would balance the look.
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
The Osprey makes me want to throw rocks at the screen. It's easy enough to fix the fender lines....

This is the thread where you take the saddle bag off. The Cervelo is almost hot.

Tying your own shoes is overrated.
See, now I actually like the Osprey's looks more than the Cervélo's. It's that Old as Crap thing. Now that you point it out, the rear of the rear fender could come in a bit.

I agree: almost hot. Reminds me of the Chet Baker masterpiece "Almost Blue." Sorry about the scroto-bag. It was cold outside.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Okay, two bikes. First a classic MTB-commuter conversion I bought in the early 90s for transporting a child on a rear seat, and sold a while back. I first had a white one and the frame broke within weeks. The blue looked better and lasted for years






This one I was waiting to post until I got the groovy wheels, et voilà. It's kind of drab and non-exotic, but it does have a certain utilitarian charm to my eye. Sorry about the seat pouch, the helicopter tape on the head tube and the uncut steerer (I'm old as crap and one injury away from not being able to tie my shoes). As you can see, we also got the retaining wall painted in the meantime.


Bianchi's hot except for that beer can sized stem and blueish saddle The Cervelo is hot simply because it's a black bike..............that looks purple. It will stand out in the endless sea of other black bikes.
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Bianchi's hot except for that beer can sized stem and blueish saddle The Cervelo is hot simply because it's a black bike..............that looks purple. It will stand out in the endless sea of other black bikes.
All points taken.

Black on black is not really my thing, but cheapskates can't be choosers. What I do like about the frame and, especially, the wheels, is the relative subtlety of the graphics.
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All points taken.

Black on black is not really my thing, but cheapskates can't be choosers. What I do like about the frame and, especially, the wheels, is the relative subtlety of the graphics.
To be fair, I've seen a lot of bikes from that era that had stems like that. It must have been a thing. That blue saddle is on a commuter. If it works, who cares. It might dumb down the look also to help with theft prevention.
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To be fair, I've seen a lot of bikes from that era that had stems like that. It must have been a thing. That blue saddle is on a commuter. If it works, who cares. It might dumb down the look also to help with theft prevention.
The stem was actually a modern Amazon Special added later to replace the original steel one for some reason, maybe clamp dia. The blue saddle is 1980s vintage and came off this thing.
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The stem was actually a modern Amazon Special added later to replace the original steel one for some reason, maybe clamp dia. The blue saddle is 1980s vintage and came off this thing.
Super hot! Colorful and shiny. So much better than black on black. The big stem is hardly noticeable.
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Recently finished this rehab. This is a very nice ride, and one of Schwinn's best from 1988. Columbus SP/SL, "aero" seat stays and fork. All stock except for wrap, tires, seat and seat post (still have the original post, but it's not long enough for my long legs), 25"/63cm frame. I also changed the cassette, it was a 13/24 and I took out the 14t cog and added a 28t making it a 13/28. Makes hills much more manageable. Still looking for a nice silver, or hopefully white, pair of SPD/SL pedals for it. The Sante' crank's pedal socket aren't drilled completely thru, so you can't use a pedal that requires an allen wrench from the back side. Let me know your thoughts.




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Kinda skookum, I guess... Needs a more period-looking seatpost.
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