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Old 03-03-2015, 06:57 PM
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The zero setback seatpost really balances the look. Gorgeous bike.
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Old 03-03-2015, 07:29 PM
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Great changes - looks fantastic!
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Old 03-05-2015, 12:50 PM
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Thanks everyone! I'm not sure what made me go to a 20 degree setback post in the first place, but going back to zero made things feel much better.

The only things I still want to do are to update the group (maybe DA 9000, maybe the new SRAM wireless electronic), perhaps eebrakes? ($$$), and some Praxis Chainrings. But all in good time.
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Old 03-05-2015, 02:27 PM
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Very nice idd! I like it a lot
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Old 03-05-2015, 02:28 PM
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I really wish the attachment limit were > 140k. I could do a lot more with ~250k...
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Old 03-05-2015, 02:31 PM
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Maybe you meant something different completely but..

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I really wish the attachment limit were > 140k. I could do a lot more with ~250k...

Attachment limit as in uploaded to the site? If so you need to find a photo site that lets you upload pictures and then just link them on here like most others do..

Flickr.com is a good one imo.
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Old 03-05-2015, 02:33 PM
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Attachment limit as in uploaded to the site? If so you need to find a photo site that lets you upload pictures and then just link them on here like most others do..

Flickr is a good one imo.
Yeah, except that I curate my flickr pretty heavily. Maybe I just need a second free flickr account for this sort of thing.

My problem with using external image hosts in general is that if someone wants to view a thread like this in a few years' time, the image is often inaccessible due to differing TTL between the post content and the image hosts. With an attachment that will never be the case.
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Old 04-04-2015, 06:07 PM
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That color in the sunlight is stunning. Looks like a fast ride.
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Old 04-05-2015, 09:33 AM
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What a gorgeous bike. I love the Calfee paint jobs, they are top notch. We have a customer at my shop with a Dragonfly, it is incredible in person. They carbon lug work is so cool, and the attention to detail on the finish is amazing. Kudos.
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Old 04-05-2015, 03:37 PM
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My first real road bike was a 1999 Luna Pro, SN 2xx (two hundred something)
Always wanted to try a DFly and own a tetra-tetra.
Have ridden a manta Pro in the LBS parking lot. Sublime.
My Luna was a Cabernet red fade - I would think similar to your root beer in its lusciousness. The current build looks great but do take care not to knock it around as the paint chips easily.
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Old 04-18-2016, 09:23 PM
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Final incarnation

The Dragonfly is done.

+ DA9000 group
+ 4iiii power meter
+ Romin Evo Pro saddle
+ Arundel cages

15.2 lbs is light enough that I have no excuses




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Old 04-18-2016, 09:52 PM
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Old 04-18-2016, 10:11 PM
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It makes my Calfee have self-esteem issues :'(

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Old 04-19-2016, 06:33 AM
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That's lovely.
Any updates on ride quality?
Would you recommend Calfee to a friend looking for a new bike?
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Old 04-19-2016, 09:23 AM
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Calfee ride quality has always been exceptional. My older Tetra (since sold) was probably the smoothest road bike I've ever ridden.

However, with this Dragonfly (a 2010 model) stiffness is not quite up to the most modern designs. That said, the newest models using the 44mm head tube and larger down tube likely brings them back into that game. Also, although the Dragonfly was the lightest frame around when it was released (at around 900g), these days it's just merely very light.

If your friend is looking for a rideable work of art that happens to also be an excellent bike, then a Calfee is a great option, but an expensive one (I bought this frameset secondhand and it was still more money that a lot of nice new ones). However, if he or she is looking for best riding bike for the money, you're more likely to find that in a non-boutique brand.
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