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Old 03-10-2017, 01:21 PM
Hilltopperny Hilltopperny is offline
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2014 Mxxxxxo conn rust

Took this out today after staring at it for the past few months and got 20 windy miles in and some pics. The fit is great and the bike just goes when you put down the pedals. Very happy with it so far and can't wait to get some longer rides in once the spring weather gets here.
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Old 03-10-2017, 01:28 PM
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looks great. love the setup.
but looks like you need to clean your lens!
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Old 03-10-2017, 01:46 PM
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looks great. love the setup.
but looks like you need to clean your lens!
Yes just looked and the lens is cracked... Cell phone pics. I'll have to get the camera out one of these days to get some better pics
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Old 03-10-2017, 02:55 PM
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anti gravity mode?
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Old 03-10-2017, 03:56 PM
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A Marcelo really does go when you hit the gas. Enjoy!
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Old 03-10-2017, 03:59 PM
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Nice!

what size it that?
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Old 03-10-2017, 04:04 PM
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anti gravity mode?
Yes the second pic shows how weightless it feels
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Old 03-10-2017, 04:05 PM
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Nice!

what size it that?
It's a 54cm
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Old 03-10-2017, 04:21 PM
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great bike.

interestingly though, even all the way down here in NJ, which is what, like 150 miles from you(?), i can hear that sweet sweet italian bike crying itself to sleep with all that shimano stuff bolted to it
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Old 03-10-2017, 04:56 PM
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great bike.

interestingly though, even all the way down here in NJ, which is what, like 150 miles from you(?), i can hear that sweet sweet italian bike crying itself to sleep with all that shimano stuff bolted to it
Lol yes I know it's a travesty, but I'm going to wait for another frame to hang this stuff on before going full campy. Not sure when that will be just yet nor what group will end up on this

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Old 05-01-2017, 02:42 PM
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Couple pics from today's ride. I really do love the ride of this bike! Still dialing things in a bit, but I really enjoy taking this out on sunny days
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Old 05-01-2017, 08:22 PM
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Glad you are enjoying it. You've got to admit that older Dura-ace is about the smoothest shifting ever. Don't tell anyone about the SRAM cassette!!
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Old 05-02-2017, 08:59 AM
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Glad you are enjoying it. You've got to admit that older Dura-ace is about the smoothest shifting ever. Don't tell anyone about the SRAM cassette!!
I am enjoying the bike and the dura ace works too good for now to justifiably change it. Thanks again for this one
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Old 05-02-2017, 10:20 AM
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great build! nothing wrong with Shimano, or Sram!

what's your opinion on the Conn Rust finish? allegedly it's more durable than regular paint. have you put enough miles on it to attest to how well it wears?

to me, it almost looks like textured primer or something. I find it ugly, but in a beautiful way. it's the Pegoretti finish for those that just want to ride their bike hard and not worry about keeping some crazy paint job pristine. and I like that.
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Old 05-02-2017, 10:41 AM
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I believe the Conn rust finish is pretty durable. It hides dirt and definitely has a textured feel. I like the look and it shines in the sun. Pictures really don't do the finish justice.

It's not as flashy as the ciavete schemes, but I prefer it that way. It's become my sunny day road ride, but I wouldn't be terrified to get caught in the rain on it either.

The build is as I bought it with a stem, saddle, pedals and bar wrap change. It rides great as it sits, but will eventually get a new group once this stuff wears out.

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