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Old 02-26-24, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
No, I'm right - the shadows are distracting and the wheels/tires are not properly staged.

Other than that, righteous build!
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Old 02-26-24, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Needs better staging



New Soloist, swapped to full internal routing
The hot potential is significant. Very nice bike.
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Old 02-26-24, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by teutoned

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Although this goes against the standards of removing bottles and bags for these pics, the type of bike and setting makes them more acceptable. The improper alignment of the valve stems, however, is unforgivable.

All that said, that's a very nice bike!!

How do you like those tires? I ran them for a little bit, but fell out of love with them quickly. I found them to be very durable, and handled well on loose terrain, but were heavy and slow-rolling on pavement.

What top tube bag is that? I'm looking for a small one like that to use for snacks during events.
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Old 02-27-24, 04:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Eric F
The hot potential is significant. Very nice bike.
Iíll get a better shot. The sun and shadows donít help and you canít really see the paint. Itís less a black bike than dark grey with a lot of sparkle in the paint.
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Old 02-27-24, 05:35 AM
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Old 02-27-24, 06:15 AM
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The above Cannondale is nicely done. I have an affinity for orange bikes. Just me, but I would lose the light blue bar tape for black, gray or orange.
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Old 02-27-24, 11:33 AM
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Bags, bottles, lights are heat-stealers. The bar tape color doesn't work with anything else. Crank arm and valve stems are misaligned. The setting is really good, though.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Bags, bottles, lights are heat-stealers. The bar tape color doesn't work with anything else. Crank arm and valve stems are misaligned. The setting is really good, though.
It's always about the details.
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Old 02-27-24, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by seypat
It's always about the details.
Always, both in love and bikes.
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Originally Posted by delbiker1
The above Cannondale is nicely done. I have an affinity for orange bikes. Just me, but I would lose the light blue bar tape for black, gray or orange.
The blue bar tape was inspired by my favourite old race car, Porsche 917 in Gulf Oil livery.
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Originally Posted by ebow3d
The blue bar tape was inspired by my favourite old race car, Porsche 917 in Gulf Oil livery.
Put some Gulf decals on the rims and you should be good to go. If you're in the Southeast, go with STP decals instead. People will think you're the King.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
What top tube bag is that? I'm looking for a small one like that to use for snacks during events.
It looks similar to one I have on my Bianchi- a Lezyne Aero Caddy this might be just what you need. They also have a slightly larger Caddy version. Topeak also makes one although it's larger with much more capacity I put one on my gravel bike. Can't tell from the pic what brand that one is.
Hope this helps.
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Originally Posted by Sierra_rider
Flame away...I was working on it down in my shop, so not the best staging.
Mmmm..hot gravel!!!
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Originally Posted by 2seven0
It looks similar to one I have on my Bianchi- a Lezyne Aero Caddy this might be just what you need. They also have a slightly larger Caddy version. Topeak also makes one although it's larger with much more capacity I put one on my gravel bike. Can't tell from the pic what brand that one is.
Hope this helps.
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Hmmm...the shape of that one looks different than the Lezyne of Topeak bags. I'm basically looking for the smallest bolt-on bag I can find. Almsthre and Rogue Panda are possible candidates, at the moment.
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caad 10?
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caad 10?
Caad 12
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Although this goes against the standards of removing bottles and bags for these pics, the type of bike and setting makes them more acceptable. The improper alignment of the valve stems, however, is unforgivable.

All that said, that's a very nice bike!!

How do you like those tires? I ran them for a little bit, but fell out of love with them quickly. I found them to be very durable, and handled well on loose terrain, but were heavy and slow-rolling on pavement.

What top tube bag is that? I'm looking for a small one like that to use for snacks during events.
IRC boken Doublecross. I love the tires and disagree about slow rolling. They are 42s and they feel much faster than the 35 sk plus gravelkings I had previously. Those felt like a brick, and I was dragging a tractor tire, and leaked profusely thru the sidewalls.

top tube bag is from NINER. Cant recall model name.

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Originally Posted by teutoned
IRC broken Doublecross. I love the tires and disagree about slow rolling. They are 42s and they feel much faster than the 35 sk plus gravelkings I had previously. Those felt like a brick, and I was dragging a tractor tire, and leaked profusely thru the sidewalls.

top tube bag is from NINER. Cant recall model name.
If you're happy with the tires, that's great. I've tried a bunch of different things and have landed on a combination of Tufo Swampero (F) and Tufo Thundero (R). I really like the pairing of a grippy tire up front and fast tire in the rear.

My current gravel bike is a Niner, so that bag would have been a great choice. Unfortunately, it's discontinued. I found another option that should serve my needs.
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Originally Posted by teutoned
IRC broken Doublecross. I love the tires and disagree about slow rolling. They are 42s and they feel much faster than the 35 sk plus gravelkings I had previously. Those felt like a brick, and I was dragging a tractor tire, and leaked profusely thru the sidewalls.

top tube bag is from NINER. Cant recall model name.

Tires look a lot larger than 42s. Nice bike. I approve.


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Way Hot.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
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Way Hot.
I love the hell out of this bike. Itís remarkably comfortable and smooth and is just easy to ride.
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Have to say "Hot", but only so long as the tires do not blow off the rims while innocently riding down the road.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Have to say "Hot", but only so long as the tires do not blow off the rims while innocently riding down the road.
I only put the hookless wheels on for pictures. When I ride, I use 13mm wide internal tubular rims and pump my tires 145 PSI
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