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Old 04-15-21, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Rides4Beer View Post
New wheel day! LB AR56s w/ DT240EXP hubs.



congrats on the new wheels, hope they ride as great as they look! The bike is obviously hot, extremely so. If I had my druthers I would replace the bar tape with something else once this wears out. Iím not a fan of the little cannondale stars and donít think they fit the lines of the bike. Dots maybe. I know the bike setup is perfect for you and I wouldnít alter a proper fit for anything, but for photo purposes I probably would level the saddle and bring it down a cm
or two in order to even out the look of the extreme saddle to bar drop (or so it seems).

Either way, unbelievable bike, ride in good health and ride safely!
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Old 04-15-21, 09:26 AM
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congrats on the new wheels, hope they ride as great as they look! The bike is obviously hot, extremely so. If I had my druthers I would replace the bar tape with something else once this wears out. Iím not a fan of the little cannondale stars and donít think they fit the lines of the bike. Dots maybe. I know the bike setup is perfect for you and I wouldnít alter a proper fit for anything, but for photo purposes I probably would level the saddle and bring it down a cm
or two in order to even out the look of the extreme saddle to bar drop (or so it seems).

Either way, unbelievable bike, ride in good health and ride safely!
Thanks! First ride yesterday was great, and had some gusty winds to test them out, handled great with the 25mm tire up front. Thinking about trying some bar tape with a subtle fade or dots next, still keep a touch of white to tie it together.

I agree, aesthetically, I'd prefer a level saddle, but since I spend a lot of time in the drops, it's more comfortable for me with just a bit of tilt. Tough balancing form and function sometimes. lol
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Old 04-15-21, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Rides4Beer View Post
New wheel day! LB AR56s w/ DT240EXP hubs.


I like the bike overall, but if you've got to run your saddle that pointed down to alleviate pressure, you've got the wrong saddle or the wrong position on your bike. Have you tried one of those stubby saddles like a Specialized Power?
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Old 04-15-21, 12:22 PM
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I like the bike overall, but if you've got to run your saddle that pointed down to alleviate pressure, you've got the wrong saddle or the wrong position on your bike. Have you tried one of those stubby saddles like a Specialized Power?
It's not really as angled as the pic suggests, the surface wasn't level since it's sitting on pine needles, it's really only barely tilted, and perfectly comfortable. I rode over 12,500 miles last year with this saddle, safe to say I've got my fit figured out.
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Old 04-15-21, 11:12 PM
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Thanks! First ride yesterday was great, and had some gusty winds to test them out, handled great with the 25mm tire up front. Thinking about trying some bar tape with a subtle fade or dots next, still keep a touch of white to tie it together.

I agree, aesthetically, I'd prefer a level saddle, but since I spend a lot of time in the drops, it's more comfortable for me with just a bit of tilt. Tough balancing form and function sometimes. lol
Good to hear!Ē, mine also handle incredibly well in the wind although they are less deep than yours.

on the saddle, I hear you 100% Iím a huge advocate for a proper fit. I was just saying that as it pertains to this thread, you could have leveled and lowered the saddle a bit and gotten the most stupendously hot this thread has ever seen!
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Old 04-16-21, 06:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Rides4Beer View Post
New wheel day! LB AR56s w/ DT240EXP hubs.


An excellent looking build overall. HOT.
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Very nice! I would say no to the dark blue decals. The blue bar plugs are not really needed, either. That's moving into the "trying too hard" territory.
Yeah nah, never mind the bollocks.

Okay, maybe black bidon bolts should've been the line in the sand
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Old 04-16-21, 11:26 PM
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Yeah, much better with the black bolts. But I'm keeping the rest of the red, allegations of too much effort notwithstanding.













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Yeah, much better with the black bolts. But I'm keeping the rest of the red, allegations of too much effort notwithstanding.













I like it. HOT!
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Team stock!! Apologies for misaligned valves and (gasp) SPD pedals 😆

I did use matte black vinyl to cover up all of the gaudy neon orange accents, at least!


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Old 05-21-21, 07:53 PM
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I'm keeping the rest of the red
Okay, I got rid of some more red, and all the Red. Gone are half the cables, bling on aftermarket jockey wheels and cassette, and the SRAM bar plugs. Also gone is the young man's drop... got a 8/100 on there now. Gear cable stops shaved, drilled little holes all over the place and made a custom loom with the A junction inside the stem. Now rocking full DA (except the Ultegra cassette), 9000 everywhere except for a BR-7400 and ST-R9150s. Oh yeah, SS Speedplays now bring the weight back down below what it was, now sitting on 6.28 with lights and bottle cage.



Put a hole in my brand new stem, A-junction button just under the right hood



Slick AF, just needs custom paint now



Here's the build thread for the Di2 conversion
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Old 05-21-21, 08:14 PM
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Kimmo, what bars are those?
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Old 05-21-21, 09:34 PM
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Kimmo, what bars are those?
Toseek copy of 3T's Aeronova.
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dirty, mostly stock, just here for the hate


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dirty, mostly stock, just here for the hate
Hey, no hate here. People with physical disabilities and/or poor conditioning should be able to ride just as much as everyone else.



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Old 05-27-21, 08:39 AM
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It's time.......I replaced the TT bike a couple months back. It's TT, but it goes on the road. It has road tires.

Sixty.....

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It's time.......I replaced the TT bike a couple months back. It's TT, but it goes on the road. It has road tires.

Sixty.....

I can appreciate the aero technology that goes in to TT bikes but to me, from an aesthetic standpoint, they are definitely NOT HOT.
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Old 05-27-21, 01:55 PM
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It's time.......I replaced the TT bike a couple months back. It's TT, but it goes on the road. It has road tires.

Sixty.....

No. You might get a different opinion on Slowtwitch. The worst infraction is that your chain looks rusty. I know it's not, but it looks that way. I'm seeing a steamroller for some reason.

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Maybe there should be a rule that you shoot TT bikes from the front
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Old 05-27-21, 07:13 PM
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No. You might get a different opinion on Slowtwitch. The worst infraction is that your chain looks rusty. I know it's not, but it looks that way. I'm seeing a steamroller for some reason.
Gold color waxed KMC. Itís got just enough miles on it to break it in for a wax job.

Iíll post a flat bar hybrid with Renee Hearse tyres next time.
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Iíll post a flat bar hybrid with Renee Hearse tyres next time.
You'll still probably be rocking more drop than this guy...
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Not, mate. Very not
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Trying to make this fixer-upper look sexy. Does the "brick red" bar tape look good, or should I go back to black?

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Trying to make this fixer-upper look sexy. Does the "brick red" bar tape look good, or should I go back to black?

It doesnít look bad, but Iíd have to see it with black tape to answer the question.
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It doesnít look bad, but Iíd have to see it with black tape to answer the question.
I didn't take a pic before rewrapping them, but here's a stock image.

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It doesnít look bad, but Iíd have to see it with black tape to answer the question.
+1. The red tape on it looks orangish. Needs to be darker like the frame.
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