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Old 09-04-2018, 08:15 PM
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Just a little thought for the stem haters. It’s crazy stiff, and wicked light. Mine weighed 78 grams. Just saying!

Will probably switch it up to a Deda SupperleggraRS, I think the stem is amazing, but I think I will swap the stem and brakes to a 44mm headtube Zanc.
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Old 09-04-2018, 09:06 PM
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Might look better slammed?

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Old 09-05-2018, 07:14 AM
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welds look legit, especially at the seat tube cluster. nice job Mike!

this bike is incredible man. and excellent build (for the most part, see below). would love to get in line for one. I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for Mike's queue to open...

unfortunately, I have to agree with the stem haters. if you had an oversized headtube and a slammed stem, it'd be fine. on this it looks kinda out of place. I get that it's nice and stiff, but I'd be looking for something else or just give up that stiffness for the sake of beauty. but that's me...
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Old 09-05-2018, 01:12 PM
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Nice work, Mike and the build looks incredible.

Stephen, I'm hoping you can provide me with a comparison between this and "other rigs" in your stable in a few months. I'm in the queue for a build from Mike next year and this looks like a very real option.
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Old 09-06-2018, 01:14 AM
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A quick update from today...

Going to race the bora 35's this weekend...check the anodization in this light!

Next too an original team MAX tig Zanconato from 2013!

Stephen
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Old 09-06-2018, 09:43 AM
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Great pic!

Did you continue along the closed road?
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Old 09-21-2018, 06:50 PM
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Updated build

Here are some updated build pics....

Amazingly comfortable Berk saddle. Mine weighed 112 Grams.
DedaRS stem to complement the RS bars and appease the haters...
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Old 09-21-2018, 07:27 PM
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Here are some updated build pics....

Amazingly comfortable Berk saddle. Mine weighed 112 Grams.
DedaRS stem to complement the RS bars and appease the haters...
No need to appease the haters my friend! Ride like you stole it!!
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Old 09-25-2018, 12:58 PM
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Gorgeous! Not surprising given the skills and analytical approach Mike always takes!
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:27 PM
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A quick update from today...

Going to race the bora 35's this weekend...check the anodization in this light!

Next too an original team MAX tig Zanconato from 2013!

Stephen
So sweet! How would one get a hold of one of those MAX tig Zancs? Love that color!
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:44 PM
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Oy. Another one for the wish list.

Exceptional!
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Old 09-25-2018, 03:43 PM
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A quick update from today...

Going to race the bora 35's this weekend...check the anodization in this light!

Next to an original team MAX tig Zanconato from 2013!

Stephen
Hey, it looks like the forks need to be switched between those bikes! You know, blue fork on a blue frame.
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Old 09-27-2018, 08:19 AM
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Hey, it looks like the forks need to be switched between those bikes! You know, blue fork on a blue frame.

Contrast baby, contrast. Isn’t anyone else tired of seeing black forks on ti bikes? I know I am.

The original idea came from the Gewiss Ballan team of 1994 that rode ti De Rosa’s with dark blue painted genius steel forks. Since this HUP blue color has always been associated with Mike, it is what we went with.

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Old 10-08-2018, 03:29 AM
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Stephen,
How's he saddle compared to a classic flite Ti ? Is yours a 132/150mm ?
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Old 10-08-2018, 10:07 AM
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I LOVE the saddle! Really comfortable, even at longer distances.. did 60 on it last weekend no issues..

the transition from the nose to the sit bones portion is a little wider than a classic flite, but I bought the wider version, so this may be a non issue, if I would have bought the narrower version.

I am really impressed with the quality of the craftsmanship and the incredibly light weight is a bonus...

Finally, Eric is great at customer service.
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