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Old 01-09-2014, 12:21 PM
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I hate neon paint jobs; too young to appreciate them. Well, now I just hate most of them. This one is awesome. Great build!
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Old 01-09-2014, 01:31 PM
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Thanks, guys.

@Keith A The bars are Civia Emersons.

@thirdgenbird I found an "ice grey" PRO PLT seatpost that matches the stem perfectly. I'll be trying that out to help with the debate.
Thanks for the info. Have you used the before? Do you know if the bend/curve compares to any other bars out there?
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Old 01-09-2014, 02:34 PM
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Ah, the bar tape really makes the bike what it is… very nice. And the blacked out rims and tires work well here, too.

No need to wear neon kit for visibility when riding that.
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Old 01-09-2014, 11:31 PM
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Very well done,the ultegra really works well with that frame.

Keith.A those bars, civia emerson are my favorite ,short drop and reach much like Soma hwy 1

http://www.retro-gression.com/produc...rson-handlebar
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Old 01-10-2014, 04:02 AM
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Looked better w/ Campy but they're giving away 6800. Too good to pass up.
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Old 01-10-2014, 06:29 PM
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@Keith A I like them. As bobswire said, they're very similar to the Soma HWY 1. I'd go as far as saying they're probably the same model, just rebranded... but don't quote me on that.

I've never ridden Ergonovas but have also heard them compared.

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looked better w/ campy but it rides way better with 6800.
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Old 01-10-2014, 06:55 PM
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The frame looks fabulous with the Ultegra kit as it did with Record 8v. Enjoy your miles on it.
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Old 01-11-2014, 08:34 AM
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That's a great looking bike! Have you ridden it enough to compare the ride to the Serotta DP you had?
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:27 AM
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Nearly done with the changes.

Not quite sure about that black seatpost.

The more I look at this bike the more I like it, different, beautiful!
I like the black seat post and the black tape, goes well with the neon colors.
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Old 01-12-2014, 03:37 PM
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Thanks, all.

Here it is, finally off the stand, out and about. Still waiting on the other seatpost. Meantime, the Thomson does the job just fine.




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That's a great looking bike! Have you ridden it enough to compare the ride to the Serotta DP you had?
Thanks! I find them a little hard to compare directly.

The DP always felt slightly large for me. It was heavy-ish and, of course, 8-speed Tricolor had its limitations. It was still a solid ride. I had no real complaints about it.

The Colorado is one size down. Feels more "right" to me in terms of fit. That said, I kind of hated it when it had 8-speed Campy... to the point that I was starting to regret selling the DP.

Then I decided to get rid of all the Campy parts and get the 6800 group.

As it is now, the ride quality is heaps better than with the DP. It would be impossible to go back.

Again though, I think it's mostly due to the obvious advantages of better fit and lighter, more versatile, modern components.

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Old 01-18-2014, 11:03 AM
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Nice work.
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:15 PM
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Looks rad. Hope to see it out in the world one day.
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Old 01-23-2014, 12:51 PM
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Thanks. Admittedly, I've kept it mostly indoors under this recent weather we're having.

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Old 01-25-2014, 12:27 PM
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annnnnd...

Now we're done... I think.





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Old 01-25-2014, 01:07 PM
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Looks great, glad the Ultegra is working out for you- it's great on mine.
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