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Old 03-20-2017, 12:29 PM
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Maybe hit up Raphael at Chelsea Bikes but I was never able to get a straight answer from him.
He's probably the best mechanic in the city but sort of a disaster in terms of clear timing as well as price for atypical one-off jobs.

I'd call Bilenky, too, if the time comes for a repaint.

I'd get a pack of multicolored sharpies or some various fingernail polishes and touch it up for 2017 riding if it bothers you that much.
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:19 PM
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What I did was get a friend who does retouching to find the nearest color and ordered me a spray can of it. I sanded the torch marks and scorched paint off, primed it, and did several coats of paint. Then sealed it with a blending clear coat. Came out okay, but the color match isn't perfect.
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:13 PM
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Thanks all for advice on paint touch up. Have taken care of that for now but have another question re the build and thought to ask here rather than start a new thread.
Am not quite satisfied with the cockpit set up. Which consists of Deda Zero 100 stem and bars. Basically, don't like the rise to the stem with its 82 angle and how it looks in context of the traditional straight top tube. Am considering swapping the Deda stem (90mm) for -17 stem such as the Zipp Service Course SL which should give a stem horizontal to the top tube, correct? Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks!
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:33 PM
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Am considering swapping the Deda stem (90mm) for -17 stem such as the Zipp Service Course SL which should give a stem horizontal to the top tube, correct? Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks!
Yes, -17 angle stem gives a nice straight line & aesthetics along the toptube to the bars. I've used -17 stems on almost all of my setups because the primary driver for my fit & position is a fairly closed pelvis angle which requires a fair amount of handlebar drop, hence the -17 stems.

There are folks here versed in stem rise versus spacer equivalents so they can help you better than me for the additional spacers required to get back to an identical bar height with a -17 from what you had before with an 82 degree stem.

Nice c-40, the twin seatstay c-40's IMO are the coveted c-40s.
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:52 PM
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Am not quite satisfied with the cockpit set up. Which consists of Deda Zero 100 stem and bars. Basically, don't like the rise to the stem with its 82 angle and how it looks in context of the traditional straight top tube. Am considering swapping the Deda stem (90mm) for -17 stem such as the Zipp Service Course SL which should give a stem horizontal to the top tube, correct? Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks!
You can use this Stem Comparison Tool to explore various stem angle/length differences. Just leave the head tube angle at 73 degrees, and plug in the other numbers. "Height" = stem stack height, usually around 40mm for modern threadless stems, which you can find on the manufacturer's website.

The result will look like this (Red is Deda -8°; Blue is Zipp -17°, which would require +15mm of spacers to place the bars at the same height as the Deda does):
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Old 03-21-2017, 10:40 PM
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Great. Thank you Fuzz and Cadence. I love this place 🙂
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