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Old 03-11-2017, 10:35 PM
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Sneak peek--real photos to come when life cooperates. Chorus 10 = Huge Win.
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Old 03-13-2017, 07:26 AM
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looks so good. makes me miss my yamaguchi.
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Old 03-13-2017, 08:44 AM
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Can't go wrong with silver chorus 10spd on a nice steel frame. One of my favorite groups of all time.
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Old 03-14-2017, 03:09 PM
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Sneak peek--real photos to come when life cooperates. Chorus 10 = Huge Win.

This is a cool-ass bike! Is it me, or does the negative rise on the stem go beyond -17 degrees?
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Old 03-17-2017, 02:25 PM
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This is a cool-ass bike! Is it me, or does the negative rise on the stem go beyond -17 degrees?
It is entirely possible--as near as I can tell, the resulting 'angle' of the stem is just a hair under flat. Since I don't know any of the other angles (which seem to be quite steep), it's tough to say exactly what the stem angle is.

After my first short day in the hills since switching over to Campy, I can say this was extreme certainty: I love riding this bike. I. Love. Riding. This. Bike.
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Old 07-20-2017, 12:16 AM
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Post fitting, post photobucket meltdown . . . still enjoying every mile on this bike.

I'm going to have a friend help me take proper photos one of these days, but for now, some homemade glamour shots and another cell phone pic from the top of one of our local hills.
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Old 07-20-2017, 11:25 AM
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looks great as always
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Old 07-21-2017, 02:36 PM
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Seriously cool looking bike. One comment - might think about rattle-can spraying that stem with white Rustoleum or something. Nothing else on the bike is black and it really pulls attention away from everything else. A simple sanding and spray to matte or gloss white would really make the stem go away. Personal opinion, of course. I've done it with black spray paint on some black stems that had really loud graphics and it works well.
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Old 07-24-2017, 10:56 AM
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Seriously cool looking bike. One comment - might think about rattle-can spraying that stem with white Rustoleum or something. Nothing else on the bike is black and it really pulls attention away from everything else. A simple sanding and spray to matte or gloss white would really make the stem go away. Personal opinion, of course. I've done it with black spray paint on some black stems that had really loud graphics and it works well.

That's a $300+ custom stem with Yamaguchi's logos on it...me thinks it's fine as is, or else deserves sending into Yamaguchi for refinishing and new logos...
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Old 07-24-2017, 03:07 PM
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Seriously cool looking bike. One comment - might think about rattle-can spraying that stem with white Rustoleum or something. Nothing else on the bike is black and it really pulls attention away from everything else. A simple sanding and spray to matte or gloss white would really make the stem go away. Personal opinion, of course. I've done it with black spray paint on some black stems that had really loud graphics and it works well.
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That's a $300+ custom stem with Yamaguchi's logos on it...me thinks it's fine as is, or else deserves sending into Yamaguchi for refinishing and new logos...
I'm the first to admit that the stem desperately needs a makeover. The core aesthetics work much better than the Thomson stem I had on this bike originally, which was wider than the top tube! Rest assured that the refinish will come when the bike budget allows.

In the meantime, we ride.
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